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    Nine Steps to Defeating the Heartbleed Bug

    The Heartbleed bug is a newly discovered flaw in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, CVE-2014-0160, which affects encrypted communications between web applications, e-mail exchanges, instant messaging clients and some SSL-based virtual private network more

    The Evolving Role of the IT Organization

    While most IT organizations aspire to play a strategic role when it comes to consulting with the business, there may come a day when that is its only primary function. A new survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders conducted by Vanson Bourne on more

    Inside the NIST Framework to Improve Cybersecurity

    President Obama's Executive Order 13636, "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity," issued a year ago, established U.S. policy for maintaining a cyber environment that encourages "efficiency, innovation, and economic prosperity while more

    Most CIOs Report 'A Major IT Transformation'

    According to a survey by global consulting firm Protiviti, 63 percent of CIOs and IT professionals say "a major IT transformation" is happening in their organizations due to efforts to deliver added value, enhance business performance, and more

    Execs Confronted With Worker Performance Issues

    CIOs, organizational leadership and other senior executives are finding it difficult to drive their employees to peak performance levels, according to a recent survey, "Corporate Executives' Views on Leadership, Employee Performance more

    CIOs Overwhelmed With Obsolete Apps

    CIOs and other senior tech executives say IT is supporting far too many apps that are no longer relevant to business support, according to a recent survey from Capgemini. Most agree that app-modernization initiatives would help address the more

    IT Worker Confidence Remains Strong

    IT employees are decidedly optimistic about their careers—as well as the future of their organizations, according to a new survey from Randstad Technologies. Their overall confidence is high, and they're more self-assured when it comes to more

    Global Business Services Gaining Traction

    If you're not entirely familiar with the concept of a Global Business Services (GBS) model, there's a good chance you will be soon. GBS refers to a multi-functional operating model which integrates internal and retained business services with more

    Mobility Tops the List of Digital Priorities

    If you thought either big data analytics or cloud computing initiatives rank at the top of today's digital agenda, guess again. Mobility strategies hold a clear edge, according to a recent survey from Accenture. The resulting more

    How to Create a Tech-Friendly Office Space

    We've often written about the extensive efforts—usually involving compensation, benefits and career-advancement opportunities—that CIOs and other organizational managers are making to recruit and retain in-demand tech talent. But how more

    Why CIOs Need to Use Predictive Metrics

    Being able to accurately predict the future is a skill that only certain IT professionals possess. Some IT leaders can see upcoming trends, adapt to them before they make their presence known to competitors, and their company benefits as a more

    The Precarious State of the WAN

    In the age of the global cloud computing, reliance on wide area networks (WANs) has never been greater. The challenges facing CIOs is that while networks have become much more robust in the last decade, there is still a considerable difference more

    Cyber-Attacks: A Failure to Detect, Investigate

    The failure to detect cyber-attacks and investigate them puts companies and their CISOs' jobs (and, of course, CIOs' jobs) at "significant risk," according to a new Ponemon Institute study. The report, "Threat Intelligence and Incident Response: A more

    How to Prepare Your Organization for a Disaster

    Disasters arrive in many ways—from tornados to floods to ice storms to blizzards to wildfires to mudslides. (Not to mention those garden-variety power outages.) Frequently, they're not easy to anticipate, so organizations more

    Employee Distractions Reaching Epidemic Levels

    With 24/7/365 access to the Internet and social media—not to mention a relentless barrage of incoming e-mails—employees are constantly facing challenges when it comes to workplace distractions. In fact, the average more

    Seven All-Time Inventive Late Excuses From Workers

    CIOs and other managers value accountability, and showing up for work on time remains a reliable testimony to one's sense of personal responsibility. That said, certain workers can't seem to get the hang of professional punctuality: more

    March Madness Ignites Office Pool Fever

    If your tech team seems a bit, um, distracted this week, don't worry: It's only because of that beloved, annual rite of spring known as March Madness. That's when the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament kicks off, inspiring an more

    Deluge of Data Threatens Many Backup Systems

    When it comes to backup and recovery, IT organizations are clearly struggling with the amount of data that needs to be managed. A new survey of 200 IT professionals conducted by Sepaton, a provider of data protection systems, finds more

    How to Inspire a Healthy and Happy IT Department

    Do your organization's managers simply pay lip service when it comes to health initiatives for employees? If so, they're making a business mistake. Obesity and other major diseases cost employers up to $93 billion per year in more

    What Today's Mobile Users Want

    CIOs are emerging as leading voices—if not the top influencers—in determining how their companies should move forward with mobility initiatives. This includes, of course, collaborating with business-side colleagues to determine the right more
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