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Digital Marketers Need More Centralized IT

Digital marketers are determined to expand their cross-channel campaigns in order to reach customers wherever they are, whether on the Web, social media, mobile devices and so on. However, marketer are struggling to make it happen due to tech-based barriers, according to a recent survey from Experian Marketing Services. CIOs must work... Read More »

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 connections. Via Heartbleed, attackers can access the contents of a... Read 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... Read 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 promoting safety, security, business confidentiality, privacy, and civil liberties." The Order calls for a voluntary, risk-based cybersecurity... Read More »

Assessing Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats

Security expert Steve Durbin discusses nation-state espionage and the dangers lurking in cyberspace, and urges organizations to become cyber resilient.

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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 increased security. The Protiviti survey, "2014 IT Priorities Survey," also reveals that the roles of... Read 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 & Innovation," conducted by Harris Interactive for Gap International, a global management... Read More »

Data Protection Without Hardware Investments

Thanks to Virtual Appliance, The Aldridge Company can protect data locally and replicate it to the cloud without the need to purchase any on-site hardware.

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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 issue, but they also say that they don't have a formal strategy to align app deployment with business objectives. This could hurt performance in the long... Read 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 finding a new job should they explore the open market. Fortunately for CIOs, however,... Read More »

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