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Employees Overwhelmed by Workloads

It may seem ironic on the surface, but the reality remains that technology consumes our time—even though it's supposed to make us more efficient. This extends to the workplace, where employees are putting in increased hours, with the ubiquitous state of connectivity contributing to the situation, according to a new survey from PGi. The... Read More »

11 Great Things Companies Are Doing With Big Data

One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry's on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environment impact through these tools. By now, it's clear that the potential for data analytics is limited only by the human imagination. That's great news for businesses as they deploy these... Read More »

CIOs and CMOs Are Aligning on Tech Strategies

CIOs are increasingly working with CMOs to create better ways for technology to support customer-benefiting initiatives, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "Cutting Across the CMO-CIO Divide: Digital Drives a New Wave of Collaboration," reveals that nearly seven of 10 CIOs believe that IT is a... Read More »

Email Dominates Workers' Lives

The majority of U.S. employees feel compelled or obligated to check their office email accounts during their off-hours, according to a new survey conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters. While this may sound par for the course within tech department circles, CIOs who support work-life balance may want to know that a significant number of professionals check their accounts "in real... Read More »

How a Security Company Zapped Zombie Zero

A security company has discovered Chinese malware, called Zombie Zero, which attacks shipping companies through handheld scanners used to track shipped inventory. The malware has hit a large manufacturing company as well as seven customers that use handheld scanners. The security company that made the Zombie Zero discovery is TrapX, formerly... Read More »

IT Hiring Forecast Heats Up

CIOs and other managers are planning on boosting overall staff size for the second half of 2014, with IT emerging as the hottest sector for increased headcount, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, the tech industry will expand hiring at a significantly higher rate than it did this time last year, outpacing financial... Read More »

Millennials, Gen X Express Strong Job Satisfaction

Millennials and (to a lesser degree) Gen Xers sometimes get saddled with an "over-entitled and under-worked" label. But CIOs and other managers should know that this may be a mistaken impression. The vast majority of employees under age 45, in fact, feels valued by their organization, and is savoring the daily satisfaction of a job well done, according to new survey findings from 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 »

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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