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IT Execs Are Challenged by Digital Transformation

IT leaders are grappling with how to cost-effectively transform their organization into a digital enterprise even though they are being limited by traditional enterprise thinking. Many struggle to achieve the transformation while simultaneously delivering measurable operational and business improvements and staying strategically relevant, according to a meta-study of 352 surveys analyzed by... Read More »

How Hybrid Cloud Security Can Defeat DDoS Attacks

Cyber-crime costs come from advanced cyber-threats and businesses' complacency when it comes to protection from distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. While many companies have attack-mitigation technology, they may not understand how critical a hybrid security model can be. A broad-scale and sustained DDoS attack can strain the capacity of on-premise appliances, and companies cannot... Read More »

Disaster Recovery Is Heading Into the Cloud

With relentless productivity demands, there's no time for downtime these days. Unfortunately, the vast majority of organizations spend at least an hour—if not two or more—recovering from a server failure, according to a recent survey from Quorum. Understandably, CIOs... Read More »

Software Cloud Deployment Is Ready for Primetime

With Gartner predicting that the cloud will emerge as the default option for software deployment by 2020, a clear majority of organizations have either already made this transition or are planning to do so in the near future, according to a recent survey from Adaptiva. The resulting "2016 Cloud Software... Read More »

Securing the Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a... Read More »

Why Innovation Is Moving Off-Premise

 The majority of organizations are significantly stepping up hybrid cloud initiatives—moving beyond what was once described as "solid planning" for adoption into highly coordinated, fully integrated migration initiatives, according to a recent survey from IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). The survey report, titled "Read More »

Why Companies Are Cutting Back Cloud Investments

While the cloud remains a versatile resource for business functions, organizations are reducing their overall adoption of cloud tools, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. Don't get us wrong here: The resulting "Read More »

How Digital Assets Strain IT Security Efforts

A notable number of IT security professionals said a corporate mindset that current measures are “good enough” presents a major obstacle in the pursuit of new security initiatives, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The resulting report, titled “Practices of Security... Read More »

New Cloud Users 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 »

Why IT Has Fallen Behind the Pace of Business

Very few IT and business leaders feel that their organization is extremely nimble in responding to future business needs, according to a recent survey from Unisys Corporation. The resulting report, titled "Meeting the Demands of the Digital Generation: Get Good at Cloud Now!" indicates that it's critical for tech... Read More »

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