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Security Talent Shortage Hurts Business

Large businesses with few full-time security experts pay three times more to recover from a cyber-attack than businesses with in-house experts, said a new report. In addition, an inability to hire new security talent has a direct impact on the damage caused from cyber-security breaches. The survey, “Read More »

The CIO's Influence in the Business Is Growing

In addition to being perceived as trusted custodians of technology systems, CIOs and other tech leaders said they are becoming change instigators and business co-creators in their companies, according to a recent survey from Deloitte. The accompanying 2016-2017 global CIO survey, "Read More »

Why IT Budget Planning Can Give CIOs Nightmares

While most CIOs and other senior IT executives expect technology budgets to increase over the next year, the actual implementation and management of those budgets is growing increasingly complex, according to a recent survey from Apptio. Credit the increase... Read More »

Why Companies Are Overhauling IT Infrastructure

Organizations are carefully examining the state of their IT infrastructure as they dedicate themselves to a digital transformation, according to a recent survey from SignalFx. With this transition considered a primary strategic goal for many businesses, CEOs are often taking the lead in preparing for this major... Read More »

Managers Hear Outlandish Excuses for Missing Work

As an IT leader, you certainly don't want your tech employees coming to work when they're sick. Sure, it may seem noble to soldier on while suffering from high fevers, congestion, coughs or an assortment of other maladies, but that can create more problems than it's worth—especially if one employee infects many others, possibly bringing down your entire department. That said, there are... Read More »

Why So Many IT Employees Feel Disengaged

CIOs and other senior executives need to do a better job of addressing disengagement in the workforce, according to a recent survey from Oracle. The resulting report, "From Theory to Action: A Practical Look at What Really Drives Employee Engagement," indicates that organizations are... Read More »

Why Some Managers Don't Motivate Employees

A significant share of employees do not feel very engaged at work, according to a recent survey from Appirio. The resulting report, "The Human Touch for Tech Talent: Employee Retention Could Be as Simple as 'Thank You,'" sheds light on how "bad bosses" fall short in motivating employees. Many managers... Read More »

Why IT Training Efforts Get Mixed Grades

While most organizations are investing in training for their tech talent, IT leaders and workers offer contrasting perspectives about the effectiveness of these efforts, according to a recent survey from TEKsystems. IT leaders are notably more confident than their employees in... Read More »

Why Business Departments Choose Their Own Tech

While CIOs believe that their IT organizations are doing a good job delivering on business outcomes, line of business (LOB) departments are frequently taking the task of tech investment into their own hands, according to a recent survey from Logicalis. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

How a Skills Gap Impedes the Use of New Tech

A lack of skills and understanding is delaying the implementation of the IoT, big data and other new technological trends, according to a new study. "Trends vs Technologies," a research report from Capita Technology Solutions in partnership with Cisco, reveals "a strong disconnect" between businesses' ability to realize nine key trends and workers' skills to implement them. The nine... Read More »

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