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Why IT Leaders Love the Public Cloud

Remember when organizations once feared the public cloud? If only because they were concerned about data security? Well, no longer, as the vast majority of companies have migrated to the public cloud and expect to boost their presence there in the immediate future, Read More »

Why Cloud Migration Is Still a Work in Progress

Despite the seemingly ubiquitous presence of the cloud, many organizations are still in a transitional stage when it comes to cloud adoption, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

How the Cloud Has Made an Indelible Impact on IT

A new study shows that most organizations offload tasks, improve their agility, add new functionality and reduce costs with software as a service (SaaS), but they still need to think through unique security risks. The study, "The Impact of Cloud Applications on the Role of IT," was commissioned by BetterCloud and conducted by 451 Research using the U.S.-based web survey to query 269... Read More »

Why Cloud Deployment Is at a Crossroads

Despite all the talk about the advantages of the cloud, most organizations have only progressed toward migration on a limited or experimental basis, according to a recent survey from Softchoice. The resulting “State of Cloud Readiness Study” indicates that the majority of IT decision-makers... Read More »

Nine Tips for Agile DDoS Protection

DDoS is a disruption that plagues digital businesses. Unfortunately, it is growing and evolving rapidly. First-generation DDoS detection techniques were limited by scale-up computing models. Now, new, scale-out, big data technologies are providing nearly limitless capacity to handle modern networks. As a result, "Savvy NetOps and SecOps teams are taking a less static and more adaptive stance... Read More »

What CIOs Need to Run a Hybrid IT Environment

While the vast majority of CIOs, tech managers and IT professionals said cloud deployment factors greatly into long-term business strategies, most do not expect to migrate all of their company's infrastructure to the cloud, according to a recent survey from SolarWinds. The resulting "Read More »

The Long Journey to Going Digital

Going digital means different things to different organizations, but there are several common elements to the process that all companies must address.

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Cloud Apps Rise Despite Cloud Security Concerns

Cloud computing spend grew 20 percent last year, but security of critical data and systems remain key issues and barriers to adopting cloud services. As a result, cloud security concerns are rising as investment in it grows, according to a new report by Crowd Research Partners, but that's not stopping companies from using the cloud. The study, "2016 Cloud Security Spotlight Report," was... Read More »

How More Cloud Services Put the Business at Risk

By now, CIOs and their IT teams must think that they've spent countless hours talking to their organization's employees about the inherent dangers of the Internet age. But risky user behavior is still alive and well, according to a recent survey from Softchoice. The report, titled Read More »

Outdated Security Creates an IoT Danger

The IT community must immediately address Internet of things security because there is a dire need for advanced security for agentless devices, a study revealed. IoT devices are often not addressed in companies' security policies, if indeed any policy exists. In addition, the perceived penetration by respondents of IoT devices is low and they are not confident that their perception is... Read More »

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