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Zip App sheds light on the mind of the modern jobseeker

May 4, 2016 Comments off

 

Zip, the free Question Answer App for iOS and Android, is raising a lot of questions where employment is concerned, with surprising statistics pouring in from every corner of the United States.
The app, which functions as a completely anonymous polling platform, allows users to pose opinion-based questions and get real-time answers in seconds. Their latest series of puzzlers is focused on the perspective of the modern job seeker concerning their confidence in the hiring process, trends in the current job market, and the lengths they’ll go to get a job.
According to Zip, nearly 70% of job seekers see having a degree and gaining an internship as necessities to landing their ideal job. The rising cost of college tuition is placing the emphasis less on name dropping and more on experience.
If I want to get a higher paying job, should I go to a more expensive college?
32% answered – Yes, more connections
68% answered – No, any degree counts
Are internships necessary?
31% answered – Nah, you’ll be fine
69% answered – Yes, you need experience
Modern technology is also playing a key role in their decision making, with 50% of job seekers seeing the tech industry as the place to be. This, along with high unemployment rates, is motivating them to make a move.
With the growth of the tech industry, would you take a tech related job or something else?
51% answered – Silicon Valley for me!
49% answered – I’m no techie
Would you move for a job?
74% answered – I’d risk it
26% answered – No, staying put
Technology isn’t just changing the types of work that are available; it’s changing how people work. More people are able and willing to work remotely, but what’s surprising here is that only 62% want to make the leap into a home office.
Do you wish you worked from home?
62% answered – Yes! PJ’s and all
38% answered – No, I need office space
Their views on the current state of the market aren’t all that optimistic. The political climate, availability of higher paying tech jobs, and the switch to more remote positions, have many hoping for changes in the future.
Which president will hold employment steady: Hillary or Trump?
38% answered – I’m going Hillary
62% answered – It’ll take Trump
Do traditional interview questions still hold or is it time for an update?
57% answered – Updates PLEASE
43% answered – They still do the job
Are current base salaries fair?
44% answered – In most industries
56% answered – Not a chance
With the Zip Platform, questions like these are being asked and answered every minute of every day in every state. They’re clocking over 500,000 answers per week with topics ranging from flirty and fun to philosophical and newsworthy.
Users simply ask an AND/OR question, set how long it’s active, and let the results start rolling in. Questions can be set to stick around from as little as 15 minutes to as long as a week.
Users are 100% anonymous, giving them the freedom to ask any question without repercussions and answer with complete honesty. From polling one’s potential clientele to settling disputes between friends, the Zip App is the easiest way to start a conversation.
ABOUT ZIP THE QUESTION ANSWER APP
Zip, the Question Answer App, created by San Diego based Crazy Raccoons, is a fun app that will settle life’s friendly squabbles, arguments and subjective questions by tallying votes from other users quickly and anonymously. Users share their opinions on other people’s questions with a simple swipe or tap.
Media outlets are also partnering with Zip, the Question Answer App, to engage their audiences as well. The fun, addictive app is revolutionizing everyday conversation and mass polling.

Zip is available for FREE at the App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android.

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80 Percent of IT Administrators Fear Exposure Through Mobile Devices

June 5, 2014 Comments off

GFI SoftwareDURHAM, N.C., June 4, 2014 – GFI Software™ today announced the findings of an extensive independent research project examining the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and the impact IT administrators expect from the increased volume of internet-enabled and addressable devices on their network. Respondents overwhelmingly cited greater exposure to existing and undiscovered threats, particularly from mobile devices, as among their most pressing concerns about the onward march of the Internet of Things into their organization.

The survey of 202 IT decision makers in U.S. workplaces employing up to 250 people was conducted by Opinion Matters for GFI Software, and revealed that the growing relevance of IoT for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) means growing security threats, greater device management challenges and increased costs for IT management.

Analysts expect the number of devices – or “things” – that will connect to the Internet to grow radically by 2020, with Gartner estimating that 26 billion addressable devices will find a home on a corporate network. This spike in connected devices will create billions of new unsecured endpoints that will in turn produce new vectors of attack designed to either compromise the device or gain access to the infrastructure.

Disruption is a significant concern, as 96.5 percent of IT decision makers surveyed said that IoT would produce at least some negative impacts for their organizations, with more than half (55 percent) saying it will impose new security threats while extending existing threats to a greater number of devices. Furthermore, 30 percent said IoT will result in an increased IT spend, while 26.7 percent expected device management to spiral out of control as a result of the rise of IoT. 14 percent expect that deploying patches across multiple platforms will present a particular challenge.

“The research findings reveal that the Internet of Things will transform business security, as even standard employee devices could present an opportunity for exploitation and pose a real danger to organizations if they are connected to the Internet without proper security protections,” said Sergio, Galindo, general manager, infrastructure business unit at GFI Software. “With billions of devices poised to connect to the Internet, organizations are exposed to billions of insecure new endpoints that can compromise the network. The key takeaway is clear: IT organizations must plan effectively to ensure adequate operating system, firmware and patch support within the new IoT age.”

A Sea-Change for IT Administration

Each new modern innovation requires adaption to new technologies – not only to take advantage of the new opportunities, but also to adjust to the new problems that inevitably arise from it. So it goes with the Internet of Things, as more than three-quarters (78.6 percent) of IT administrators expect their security practices to change as a result of IoT. Among these changes, nearly one-third (30  percent) expect to have to revise policies about connectivity in the workplace to manage this adaption.

Going Mobile: Danger Ahead

The increasingly prominent role wireless devices play in the daily lives of employees results in greater security risks in general for an organization. When it comes to IoT, the risks from mobile devices become particularly acute, according to survey respondents, 81.7 percent of whom indicated that mobile devices create the most potential as a point of exploitation in the IoT age.

Build That Wall

Existing anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-malware infrastructure may not do the job of protecting against the multitude of risks posed by the billions of insecure new endpoints. When asked to rank priority areas of security focus, 45 percent of IT decision makers surveyed pointed to firewalls as their very top priority, while 35.7 percent cited mobile device management. Anti-virus was cited as a top priority by less than a fifth (18.7 percent) of respondents.

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About GFI

GFI Software™ develops quality IT solutions for small to mid-sized businesses with generally up to 1,000 users. GFI® offers two main technology solutions: GFI MAX™, which enables managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver superior services to their customers; and GFI Cloud™, which empowers companies with their own internal IT teams to manage and maintain their networks via the cloud. Serving an expanding customer base of more than 200,000 companies, GFI’s product line also includes collaboration, network security, anti-spam, patch management, faxing, mail archiving and web monitoring. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world. The company has received numerous awards and industry accolades, and is a longtime Microsoft® Gold ISV Partner.

 

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