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    Demand for Apps Grows but Quality Takes a Hit

    Tech departments are allocating a significantly larger share of their overall budgets to quality assurance (QA) and testing, according to a recent survey from Capgemini. Produced in conjunction with HP, the resulting "World Quality more

    Want to Engage Employees? Feed 'Em!

    In prior features, we've written about how CIOs and other IT leaders struggle to hire qualified tech employees for vacant, mission-critical positions. And, once those staffers are in place, it's difficult to keep them engaged so they remain with the more

    When Disaster Recovery Plans Are a Disaster

    Only a minority of organizations are able to activate their disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) plans with minimal difficulties, according to a recent survey from Janco Associates. In some cases, DR/BC teams don't have the training required more

    How to Deceive Cyber-Attackers With a Kill Chain

    Imagine that you could lie to the cyber-attacker on the other end of the command-and-control console, or fool malware at the affected endpoint, or both. Deception as a defense against attackers is an attractive strategy for enterprises, according more

    How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

    Although medium and large businesses are exposed to the same types of threats, they react differently to them, according to a new study. Bitdefender, in partnership with Millward Brown, surveyed 300 CIOs at companies within this size range. They more

    Essential Traits Every IT Security Pro Should Have

    The tech world has been in constant motion while CISOs have been building defenses to ward off attackers, and the changing landscape has created entirely new responsibilities for security professionals, according to Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, CMO, more

    Why Workers Don’t Trust Their Company’s Leadership

    Most employees are not happy at work, according to a recent survey from Achievers. The resulting report, titled "The Greatness Gap: The State of Employee Disengagement," addresses a range of factors contributing to the negative more

    Why Cyber-Criminals Target Android Devices

    While the global market share of Android smartphones rose 6.4% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter, the number of malware strains outpaced the rise in devices, increasing by 21% since the first quarter of more

    Why IT Budgets Are Up but Hiring Is Down

    The latest, quarterly “Reality Check” survey from TEKsystems presents a mixed bag of sentiments among CIOs and other IT leaders: IT budgets are on the rise, findings show, but hiring expectations are significantly lower than they more

    How Big Data and IoT Drive Digital Marketing Efforts

    The majority of organizations are either already acquiring big data or Internet of things (IoT) tools to support digital marketing initiatives, or they’re planning to in the near future, according to a recent survey from 2nd more

    Why Consumers Abandon Digital Brands

    A new study investigating why consumers do and do not trust brands online finds that half of all consumers say security and privacy are important to brand perception. A total of 750 adult Americans—52 percent women and 48 percent men& more

    Why Businesses Need a Search Party to Find Relevant Data

    It's been well-reported that the accumulating volume of enterprise-managed data is presenting major challenges for organizations. But they're also struggling with the amount of tools they must use to collect and analyze it, more

    10 Ways Mobile Devices Have Changed Education

    Computers have been used in schools and colleges for decades, with most connected to the Internet, yet they’ve fallen short in making a profound impact on education and learning pedagogies, according to Krish Kupathil, CEO more

    All In: Betting Big on Big Data

    Big data analytics has emerged as a top five topic of interest within many organizations, according to a recent survey from Teradata. In fact, a notable share believes that the effective pursuit of data and analytics is the single most essential factor more

    How IT Spent Its Summer

    So how was your summer? Hopefully better than the one that some of your IT employees endured, as they were constantly getting stressed out by a deluge of remote users who seemingly always had computer or network issues that needed attention, according to a more

    The Last of the Millennials

    Given the lingering IT skills shortage, CIOs must focus on the next generation of employees to develop promising recruitment pools for future positions. In this case, we're referring to high school seniors—who are considered among the last of the more

    The Dangers of Running an OS Beyond End of Life

    Microsoft recently cut ties with Windows Server 2003, ending security and compliance updates for the widely used enterprise operating system. Despite the risks, 61 percent of businesses continue to use Server 2003 according to a recent SpiceWorks more

    How the ‘Toyota Way’ Can Drive a Balanced IT Department

    Since he passed away in 1990, Taiichi Ohno's impact within the global business community has remained firm—for good reason: He is universally recognized as the father of the Toyota Production System (TPS), better known in the more

    The 1% Who Put the Entire Organization at Risk

    Cyber-security risk is highly concentrated in the cloud, according to a new study, with 1% of users responsible for 75% of the risk. Furthermore, cyber-criminals continue to focus on what is widely considered the weakest link in the security chain: more

    Reducing the Time an Intruder Spends in the Network

    A majority of IT security executives are only somewhat confident in their enterprise's security, according to a new survey. One-third of respondents are confident in their security posture and one-quarter said they communicate effectively more
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