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    CIOs Challenged by Big Data Costs

    Big data is emerging as a big budget headache for tech departments, according to a recent survey from Storiant (formerly known as SageCloud). The majority of CIOs are responsible for the storage of at least 500,000 gigabytes of data. What's more, the more

    Employees Leaving Vacation Time on the Table

    If you suspect that your IT teams aren't using all of their earned time off, you'll probably right. The vast majority of U.S. employees don't take all of their vacation time, and a stunningly high percentage are leaving at least more

    IT Administrators Reeling From Stress Overload

    If your IT administrators seem on edge these days, you really can't blame them. Their stress levels are significantly higher than this time last year, according to a recent survey from GFI Software. As a result, a surprisingly large more

    Digital Universe Expands at an Alarming Rate

    While the size of the digital universe, in terms of the amount of data being generated, is forecast by IDC to grow to a staggering 44 zettabytes by 2020, only a small percent of that data is of value to businesses. Even so, a small percent more

    How to Talk Tech Without Sounding Like a Techie

    To gain buy-in for your IT proposals, you need to present them to people who have a wide range of backgrounds, interests and objectives. Which means you'll advance your cause far, far more readily if you don't come across as some tech guy more

    Organizations Taking Outage Risks in the Cloud

    When it comes to establishing a customer-facing presence in the cloud, how much downtime is too much? An hour? Two hours? An entire working day? If those times seem long, then you may be surprised to learn that one-quarter more

    Free and Paid Apps Pose Risks for the Enterprise

    Paid apps exhibit less risky behavior than free ones, but downloading only paid apps is not sure-fire protection for users, according to "Appthority Winter 2014 Reputation Report," a new study by Appthority. The report finds more

    When an Employee Loses a Work Phone

    Absolute Software's "2013 U.K. Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey Summary Report" focuses on the state of work phone policies and workers' views about their responsibilities regarding corporate data on mobile devices. The poll finds an "obvious disconnect" more

    How to Win Over Hot Job Candidates

    In the recent past, we've reported on how intense the talent wars are getting for top IT professionals: Nearly one-third of companies plan to increase their tech department's staffing this year, compared to one-fifth of organizations which more

    CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

    Business legend Richard Branson has said that offices one day will be "a thing of the past." While that may amount to a bit of hyperbole, it's projected that 43 percent of U.S. workers will work remotely by 2016, according to industry more

    IT Workers Lead U.S. in Weight Gain on the Job

    Americans' ongoing struggles with weight issues remain a well-documented fact: More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimated annual medical cost for those more

    Mobile Malware, Ransomware Increases in 2014

    CYREN Ltd., a provider of Internet security solutions, released its first annual "Security Yearbook," which documents last year's Internet security trends. The report noted the continued increase in mobile malware, ransomware and targeted attacks, as more

    CIOs Face Internal Hurdles in Innovation Efforts

    While overall interest in tech innovation remains high within today's organizations, CIOs are confronting formidable internal hurdles to move their companies forward, according to a recent survey from Trace3. In fact, while nearly more

    Majority of IT Pros Bemoan Catalog Sprawl

    The growth of catalog sprawl, which plagues organizations that introduce many front-end tools for employees to procure services or to request help, concerns the majority of enterprise IT leaders, according to the 2014 PMG Catalog more

    Purpose-Driven Companies Reap Rewards of Success

    When CIOs and other executive leaders convey a strong sense of purpose behind their company's strategies, they help drive their organization toward a wide range of positive, revenue-influencing outcomes, according to a new survey from more

    Key Management a Barrier to Encryption Adoption

    Use of encryption continues to grow in response to consumer concerns, privacy compliance regulations and cyber-attacks, but implementing data encryption policy remains a major challenge, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report. "For the more

    CIOs Shift Focus to the Front Office

    CIOs are increasingly shifting their focus from the back office to the front office, where marketing, sales and service managers work directly with customers, as part of a concerted effort to make IT more relevant than ever to the overall business, more

    Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity

    A lack of visibility, time-consuming manual processes, poor change management practices and an abundance of applications are challenging IT security, network operation teams, and application owners, according to a new AlgoSec study. The security more

    The Secrets of a High Organizational Digital IQ

    Does your company really have an outstanding "digital IQ"? If you're like the vast majority of CIOs, the honest answer would be "no," according to a recent survey report from PwC. The report, titled "The Five Behaviors That more

    Eight Myths About CEO Succession

    With the turnover rate of CEOs ranging from 10 percent to 15 percent in any given year, you might conclude that organizations are prepared for replacing their top leader at any given moment. But you'd be wrong. The majority of companies don't really more
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