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Why IT Must Pursue an Information Governance Plan

The majority of IT executives said their organization is either implementing a formal information governance (IG) program or is planning to do so, according to a recent survey from Veritas. The resulting "State of Information Governance" report defines IG as "the activities and... Read More »

How to Implement an IT Overhaul

The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure.

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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 Staggering Cost of System Downtime

IT system outages have emerged as fairly routine issues for companies today—and the resulting downtime amounts to a five-figure financial hit every day, according to recent research from CloudEndure. The resulting "Read More »

Do You Know Where Your Critical Data Lives?

In an era of continuous business operations, being offline has become unacceptable. Yet this drive for high availability, although exciting, also poses serious risks to the security of your data. Your data may be among the most important assets to your business. Any form of downtime can be detrimental to the livelihood of your business because it affects reputation and revenue, said Derek... Read More »

Why Being Compliant Does Not Mean Being Secure

Organizations continue to equate compliance with security, fostering the mistaken belief that meeting compliance requirements leads to a more secure enterprise. In fact, data breaches are rising in organizations certified as compliant, a new study revealed. In many cases, investments in IT security controls are misplaced because most focus on perimeter defenses that consistently fail to halt... Read More »

How SDN Supports a More Agile Business

The ultimate goal of SDN is to allow IT departments to respond quickly to changing business requirements—but the technology is not without its challenges.

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How IT Plans to Add More Green to Data Centers

A significant share of IT managers say they routinely deal with data center power issues, according to a recent survey from Intel and... Read More »

How to Prevent Website Downtime

News that the company site is down can be a CIO's worst-case scenario. Website outages annoy customers and can cause significant losses in sales and profits. They shake customers' confidence in your site and can push them to a competitor, costing significant revenue. Today, companies compete in an always-on Web environment. Whether you run a fast-growing e-commerce startup or a Fortune 500... Read More »

CIOs Declare War on Dirty Data

A majority of CIOs are concluding that it's time to dispense with dirty data once and for all: Within the last year, organizations have spent nearly half a million dollars to correct inaccurate data, according to a recent survey from Experian Data Quality. The accompanying report, titled "Read More »

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