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Could WORM Help Build Local Gov’t Resilience to Ransomware?

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“Object storage solutions equipped with a new “Object Lock” feature have made WORM technology more accessible for local governments.”

Ransomware attacks have increased considerably in recent years, creating an ever-present threat for both private and public UK organisations – regardless of size or sector, writes Neil Stobart, VP Global System Engineering, Cloudian. A recent study found that both the number of ransomware attacks and the percentage of attacks resulting in payment have increased every year since 2017, while another predicts that global ransomware damage costs will reach $20 billion by the end of 2021.

With traditional data

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Business Value

MBA students demand tuition fee refunds over campus closures

MBA students at some of the world’s leading business schools are demanding a refund on their tuition fees as compensation for campus closures and the switch to what they view as inferior online learning.

A petition circulating among students at The Wharton School, where fees alone for a two-year MBA degree can exceed $160,000, has received close to 900 signatures, equivalent to a single year’s intake.

At Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where the two-year MBA programme costs $150,000 in fees, an online petition has been signed by the equivalent to 80 per cent of the class. Students have made

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Business Consultant

What “stay the course” means if you’re retired

When your nest egg is shrinking in response to factors outside your control, the recommendation to stay the course may feel off base. However, chances are, you’re already staying the course. In fact, recent Vanguard research shows that more than 90% of Vanguard U.S. self-directed individual investors have stayed the course and not traded in response to the market decline.*

“Stay the course” doesn’t mean do nothing. It means stick to your investment plan. If you’re retired, focus on what you can control, such as your retirement spending strategy and asset mix.

It’s not a good idea to trade in

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Business Express

Global economies: What we see ahead

Fast-moving events involving the coronavirus and efforts to contain it, as well as the immense unpredictability about the duration of the world’s new hunkered-down reality, require a flexible framework for assessing the effects of the outbreak on the global economy. The Vanguard Investment Strategy Group’s global economics team has considered three potential scenarios, and sees the most optimistic one as the most likely. We expect that the worst of the economic disruptions will have passed by the end of the second quarter, allowing global economies to start to recover in the second half of 2020.

This article presents Vanguard’s view,

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Business News

Cashew growers, processors hoping to begin procurement this week

The Karnataka government’s decision to allow agricultural operations during the lockdown period has brought a ray of hope to both cashew growers and processors in the State.

Kota Srinivasa Poojary, State Minister for Fisheries and Minister in charge of Dakshina Kannada, said in a recent statement that there is no ban on harvesting of raw cashewnut and its transportation to processing units.

K Deviprasad, General Secretary of the Karnataka-based All India Cashew Growers’ Association, told BusinessLine that some primary cooperative societies in Dakshina Kannada district had begun the procurement of raw cashewnuts from growers. He said he is hopeful of

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