Episode 164 – Cyberattacks higher education, Apple’s 180, & The End as we know it!

Topic 1:  Ransomware leads to the first casualty in the higher education market as Lincoln College closes permanently due to cyberattack in December 2021. Who was their MSP … and why was there not a plan in place?

Ten years ago, a system failure of more than 24 hours could mean the end of your business. Today, with ransomeware on the rise, what are the odds of hundreds of schools, hospitals, businesses etc. going under? As this inevitable threat unfolds, it begs the question: Why haven’t we implimented data back ups as the standard?

https://www.engadget.com/lincoln-college-ransomware-attack-shut-down-covid-19-164917483.html

 

 

Topic 2: Let’s not ignore Apple’s 180 on Right to Repair

…But, of course, it’s right to repair their way, and does not play nice with so-called partners.

Conceptually, Apple’s 180 on the Right to Repair is heading in the right direction! That said, the right to repair doesn’t necessarily mean access to the right to an easy repair. 

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3641328/apple-gives-in-on-right-to-repair.html

 

 

Topic 3: Market sentiment – end of times! 

Trends predicate yet another recession. But with record numbers and a growing demand in the tech realm, the recession might be the best time for you to invest. 

But before you put on those rose tinted glasses, you might want to weigh in the drag this slump might have on potential customers.

https://www.axios.com/2022/05/09/next-tech-downturn-cheat-sheet-recession

https://fortune.com/2022/05/09/tech-hiring-slowing-down-job-market/

 

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