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The Steady Rise of Platform as a Service

The demand for faster application development, desire for increased employee mobility, and the need to overcome barriers impeding mobile-first development are driving the use of Platform as a Service (PaaS), according to a new survey from Progress Software. PaaS is a service model of cloud computing that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service, with users being able... Read More »

11 Ways IoT Affects Security (And What You Can Do)

As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, a variety of seemingly innocent consumer devices are connecting to companies' networks. They have the potential to negatively affect corporations, including compromising enterprise security. When employees bring their devices to the workplace, they connect them to company Wi-Fi and networks, giving hackers and intruders a new way to get in. Even worse,... Read More »

Improving Your Network's Resiliency

Network resilience is a critical issue in today's business environment. Success requires a different strategy and new technologies, such as software-defined networking.

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Companies Unprepared for Data, Cloud Challenges

While companies talk the talk on big data analytics, mobile, social media and the cloud, few are actually ready to respond to these challenges, according to a new survey from IBM. The accompanying report, titled "The IT Infrastructure Conversation: New Content, New Participants, New Tone," indicates that senior tech executives recognize IT's role as a business and revenue driver. And most... Read More »

10 Key Factors of Cloud Migration

The cloud is radically changing business and how organizations interact with customers, partners, and employees. According to research by Oxford Economics, the cloud "is already central to strategic vision and operations—and its influence is growing rapidly." Oxford Economics' new survey, "Read More »

Nine Astonishing Facts About 3D Printing

While it's a relatively emerging technology, 3D printing is already revolutionizing the very concept of how we make things. Also known as "additive manufacturing" and rooted in a process known as stereolithography, 3D printing is expected to explode into a multibillion dollar, global market before the end of this decade. Even better, the pricing for these machines is expected to take a big... Read More »

Increased Stakes for Network Resiliency

In today's era of unified communications, a strategic approach to multisourcing governance is encouraging the type of innovation needed for ensuring the resiliency of global networks.

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The Problem With Online Financial Fraud Prevention

Ross Hogan, global head of the Fraud Prevention Division for Kaspersky Lab, discusses the results of a new survey on how businesses are addressing online financial fraud.

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Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices

We live in an "Everything as a Service" universe. That's because CIOs and other tech leaders are transitioning all forms of tech resources and support—from hardware to software to storage to platforms—to a virtualized environment. As a technology, virtualization is nothing new. The term dates back to the mid-1960s, when IBM developed the early incarnations of what would become... Read More »

CIOs Should 'Own' Digital Business Technologies

CIOs should decide how to position their organization in relation to emerging digital business technologies, like the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, wearable technology and robotics, according to a new Gartner report titled "How CIOs Need to Think About Business Digital Technologies." IT organizations are used to owning and supporting back-office technologies—in contrast to... Read More »

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