Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 63 | Page 86

FINAL WORD prefer to work from home rather than commute to the office because , with the increase in fuel price , they can save money by not driving . Many companies are discovering that , with fewer workers in the office , they can save on their utility bills because they spend less on heating and cooling .
Florian Malecki , Executive Vice President of
Marketing , Arcserve
But be aware that when your workers are remote , your data is further fragmented and your vulnerabilities expand . So , now that hybrid work is here to stay , companies in 2023 will need to seek out simple , lowcost solutions that can effectively back up and protect data in their remote environments without any need to deploy additional resources or capital . those defences at least once . You should have a plan for that eventuality and allocate your security budget accordingly . For every dollar you spend on firewalls or antivirus solutions , you should spend another dollar on solutions that help you backup and recover your data in the aftermath of a cyberattack .
4 . Companies will need solutions to protect data put at risk by remote workers
Most organisations successfully implemented remote work and hybrid work programmes during the pandemic . Many will continue these policies in 2023 because they know they will protect their companies ’ financial health while keeping employees happier , more engaged and more productive . Many people
5 . Companies that use cloud backup and recovery services will look for hosting partners that accurately report Scope 3 emissions
In many countries , big companies are asked to report their CO 2 emissions and do their part to slow climate change . The trouble is that there are no global standards for this reporting . Companies are measuring their emissions in various ways , making it hard to track and compare performance . Further , most companies only report emissions that they produce directly , such as emissions generated when offices are heated . These are called Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and are just a fraction of the global total .
Most emissions are in Scope 3 , produced by the activity of all the participants in a company ’ s supply chain – produced currently and in the future . Scope 3 emissions are massive and are primarily unreported . This blank spot makes it easy for companies to claim they ’ ll be net-zero businesses by 2050 because they don ’ t have to report all the CO 2 their customers produce .
In 2023 , the pressure will be on cloud companies to accurately track their Scope 3 emissions or risk greenwashing . And organisations that use cloud backup and recovery services will look for partners that accurately report their Scope 3 emissions so that they can be good corporate citizens .
Final takeaway
In today ’ s ever-accelerating – and ever more unpredictable – world , business challenges of all kinds are growing more difficult to identify and solve . Data protection is one of them . The companies that do it successfully in 2023 and beyond will stay on top of the trends and implement the innovative tools and strategies they need to secure their data and move forward with competence and confidence . p
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