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Reducing the Time an Intruder Spends in the Network

A majority of IT security executives are only somewhat confident in their enterprise's security, according to a new survey. One-third of respondents are confident in their security posture and one-quarter said they communicate effectively about security metrics and posture to senior management. These executives continue to rely mainly on quantitative metrics aimed at preventing breaches.... Read More »

The Real Costs of Cloud Application Portability

A major decision that IT leaders must address is when to choose lock-in over cloud app portability. Here are some tips to consider before deciding.

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Why Customer Service Has Social Problems

When it comes to pursuing customer service inquiries and complaints, users are taking an out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new approach, according to a recent survey from Desk.com. In this case, "old" refers not only to phone calls, but email as well. And "new" translates to social media and chat-based options. The survey report,... Read More »

Not Dialed In: The Top Conference Call Offenders

They serve a useful purpose but—let's face it—conference calls can often seem like an experience to endure rather than an opportunity for collaborative excellence. As a CIO, you are inevitably asked to participate in these calls. As a result, you've likely suffered through the classic conference call miscues:... Read More »

Putting State IT in the Hands of the Private Sector

The COO of the Georgia Technology Authority drives substantial value through privatizing infrastructure and managed network services.

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The Best Way to Use Data to Cut Costs? Delete It

A recent mindset challenges the assumption that data storage costs will continue to decline and argues that collecting and indiscriminately storing data can be detrimental to business. The solution: deleting some data. In his thought piece, "Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars),"... Read More »

Why CIOs Need a Chief Data Officer

The volume of data that CIOs and their teams oversee is growing immensely–increasing the need to hire a Chief Data Officer (CDO) if they don't already have one on board, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The report, titled "The Chief Data Officer: Bridging the Gap between Data... Read More »

8 Reasons to Update Your Approach to Data Security

It's time to shift your thinking about data security, according to security and data experts at DataGravity, a data-aware storage platform. "Many people consider data security to be synonymous with perimeter security," said Perry Dickau, director of product management at DataGravity. "However, with the rise in data breaches in today's IT... Read More »

Why IT Spends Too Much Time on Asset Management

When it's time for a software or compliance audit, tech departments are spending too much time collecting asset inventory data and reconciling asset inventory sources, according to Read More »

How State CIOs Are Focusing on the Enterprise

Most state CIOs are implementing enterprisewide strategies to best support business efforts and make better investment decisions, according to a recent survey from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and Infosys Public Services. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

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