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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 »

Making the Case for Automated Data Center Tools

Planning and forecasting the capacity of data centers is without a doubt challenging, but it’s surprising that slightly less than half of data center managers still rely on manual methods to do so. The main reason? Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools are too expensive, according to a recent survey, so managers resort to tape measures and spreadsheets. Redshift Research... Read More »

When Disaster Recovery Plans Are a Disaster

Only a minority of organizations are able to activate their disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) plans with minimal difficulties, according to a recent survey from Janco Associates. In some cases, DR/BC teams don't have the training required to carry out the plan. In others, they fail to properly document their... Read More »

When State IT Is Handed Over to the Private Sector

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

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How Midsize Companies Put Large Companies at Risk

Although medium and large businesses are exposed to the same types of threats, they react differently to them, according to a new study. Bitdefender, in partnership with Millward Brown, surveyed 300 CIOs at companies within this size range. They found that 46 percent of large business... 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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The Dangers of Running an OS Beyond End of Life

Microsoft recently cut ties with Windows Server 2003, ending security and compliance updates for the widely used enterprise operating system. Despite the risks, 61 percent of businesses continue to use Server 2003 according to a recent Read More »

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 »

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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