Four percent of Americans, or 13 million people, have been targeted by ransomware, malicious software that blocks access to a computer or computer system until the victim pays a sum of money. Ransomware caused $350 million in damage last year, "living up to its reputation as the most significant menace targeting Internet users and organizations to date,"
Could any task inspire more tedium than a marathon review of expense report submissions? You scroll and scroll—and scroll some more—with your eyes glazing over at the 25th request to get comped for a Big Mac value meal. Then, suddenly, something totally off-the-wall catches your attention—like an attempt to get reimbursed for a flat-screen TV. Or a new car. Or a side... Read More »
Small businesses are struggling to protect their data and there is a disconnect between their anticipation of data loss and their readiness to recover from it, according to a new study. Forty-seven percent of small businesses said data loss is their greatest fear, yet their disaster recovery plans are no match for rising security threats, the report says. Carbonite, a provider of cloud and... Read More »
Even though some IT leaders shy away from open-source technology, its origins are rooted in traditional IT processes. Open-source software has come a long way over the years, and the always-active open-source communities are one of the primary reasons for the tech’s success. As a result, more than half of the software acquired over the next several years will be open source, according... Read More »
As a CIO, you've probably asked a lot of IT job candidates a lot of interview questions. But have you ever inquired as to whether a potential hire would like to be a particular kind of gerbil? Or pose a challenge that involves weighing an elephant? Believe it or not, actual tech position candidates were asked about these and... Read More »
With contingent, contractual and otherwise independent employees accounting for an increasingly greater share of the workforce, managers are seeking better IT solutions to help manage these professionals, according to a recent survey from SAP Fieldglass. The accompanying report, titled "
With the competitive landscape seemingly shifting every week, CIOs are intensely focused on expanding IT's role as a business-impacting innovator, according to a recent survey from the IBM Institute for Business Value. The report, titled "Redefining Connections: Insights from the Global C-suite Study - The CIO Perspective," reveals that CIOs... Read More »