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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 »

12 Things You Should Know About Cyber-Defenses

Virtually all IT organizations experienced a significant IT security incident in 2013 and most of them know some of their security measures are immature or ineffective, but only one-third are confident their less-mature security controls will soon improve. These findings are from a new report, "2014 Cyber Defense Maturity Report," from Read More »

Fulton County Upgrades Its Mobile Connectivity

Fulton County, Georgia, improved its remote access capabilities in order to build a more flexible and powerful mobile framework.

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Consumers Set High Bar for Website Experiences

Most consumers aren't willing to give a company Website any more than a few precious seconds to load before moving on, according to new survey research from Limelight Networks. Many, in fact, would switch to a competitor's site if their designated time window was exceeded, findings reveal. And here's evidence that will put even more pressure on CIOs and their teams: Many consumers feel there... Read More »

Why Your Heartbleed Patch Isn't Enough

Many Global 2000 organizations haven't adequately protected their external servers against the Heartbleed bug, leaving themselves vulnerable to phishing campaigns and data theft.

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Are Your Virtual Servers Safe?

The odds of a virtual environment being inadequately unprotected are roughly fifty-fifty, as many organizations only partly implement a security solution.

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12 Obstacles to the Internet of Things

A new report outlines major obstacles to the Internet of Things (IoT) and what is being done about them, along with the possible business opportunities. According to IDTechEx, a British technology research firm that conducted the study, some analysts are hyping the IoT, there is a lot of "unquestioning enthusiasm in company publicity," and IoT figures are being boosted by renaming many... Read More »

The Challenges of Managing Complex Networks

Many CIOs need to upgrade their aging networks, but are struggling to understand and articulate their new requirements given today's increasingly complex IT environment.

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Potential Problems Lurking in Private Clouds

Companies are increasingly turning to private clouds to run their mission-critical applications. But many are leaving their cloud performance subject to chance, according to a new survey from Continuity Software. A surprisingly large number do not test private cloud availability, findings show, and the majority do not have a... Read More »

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