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    Organizations Taking Outage Risks in the Cloud

    When it comes to establishing a customer-facing presence in the cloud, how much downtime is too much? An hour? Two hours? An entire working day? If those times seem long, then you may be surprised to learn that one-quarter more

    Free and Paid Apps Pose Risks for the Enterprise

    Paid apps exhibit less risky behavior than free ones, but downloading only paid apps is not sure-fire protection for users, according to "Appthority Winter 2014 Reputation Report," a new study by Appthority. The report finds more

    When an Employee Loses a Work Phone

    Absolute Software's "2013 U.K. Mobile Enterprise Risk Survey Summary Report" focuses on the state of work phone policies and workers' views about their responsibilities regarding corporate data on mobile devices. The poll finds an "obvious disconnect" more

    How to Win Over Hot Job Candidates

    In the recent past, we've reported on how intense the talent wars are getting for top IT professionals: Nearly one-third of companies plan to increase their tech department's staffing this year, compared to one-fifth of organizations which more

    CIOs Face Challenges in Managing Remote Teams

    Business legend Richard Branson has said that offices one day will be "a thing of the past." While that may amount to a bit of hyperbole, it's projected that 43 percent of U.S. workers will work remotely by 2016, according to industry more

    IT Workers Lead U.S. in Weight Gain on the Job

    Americans' ongoing struggles with weight issues remain a well-documented fact: More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The estimated annual medical cost for those more

    Mobile Malware, Ransomware Increases in 2014

    CYREN Ltd., a provider of Internet security solutions, released its first annual "Security Yearbook," which documents last year's Internet security trends. The report noted the continued increase in mobile malware, ransomware and targeted attacks, as more

    CIOs Face Internal Hurdles in Innovation Efforts

    While overall interest in tech innovation remains high within today's organizations, CIOs are confronting formidable internal hurdles to move their companies forward, according to a recent survey from Trace3. In fact, while nearly more

    Majority of IT Pros Bemoan Catalog Sprawl

    The growth of catalog sprawl, which plagues organizations that introduce many front-end tools for employees to procure services or to request help, concerns the majority of enterprise IT leaders, according to the 2014 PMG Catalog more

    Purpose-Driven Companies Reap Rewards of Success

    When CIOs and other executive leaders convey a strong sense of purpose behind their company's strategies, they help drive their organization toward a wide range of positive, revenue-influencing outcomes, according to a new survey from more

    Key Management a Barrier to Encryption Adoption

    Use of encryption continues to grow in response to consumer concerns, privacy compliance regulations and cyber-attacks, but implementing data encryption policy remains a major challenge, according to a recent Ponemon Institute report. "For the more

    CIOs Shift Focus to the Front Office

    CIOs are increasingly shifting their focus from the back office to the front office, where marketing, sales and service managers work directly with customers, as part of a concerted effort to make IT more relevant than ever to the overall business, more

    Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity

    A lack of visibility, time-consuming manual processes, poor change management practices and an abundance of applications are challenging IT security, network operation teams, and application owners, according to a new AlgoSec study. The security more

    The Secrets of a High Organizational Digital IQ

    Does your company really have an outstanding "digital IQ"? If you're like the vast majority of CIOs, the honest answer would be "no," according to a recent survey report from PwC. The report, titled "The Five Behaviors That more

    Eight Myths About CEO Succession

    With the turnover rate of CEOs ranging from 10 percent to 15 percent in any given year, you might conclude that organizations are prepared for replacing their top leader at any given moment. But you'd be wrong. The majority of companies don't really more

    CIOs Turn to MSPs to Boost IT Performance

    CIOs are leading their organizations toward greater investment in managed service providers (MSPs), according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The global managed-services market will grow from $143 billion in 2013 to $256 billion in 2018, according more

    AETs: The Dirty Little Truth About Security

    When it comes to security, every CIO experiences some level of angst and frustration. Despite growing investments in security, data breaches continue to regularly occur. A major reason is that digital miscreants of all types have access to advanced more

    Digital Marketers Need More Centralized IT

    Digital marketers are determined to expand their cross-channel campaigns in order to reach customers wherever they are, whether on the Web, social media, mobile devices and so on. However, marketer are struggling to make it happen due to more

    Nine Steps to Defeating the Heartbleed Bug

    The Heartbleed bug is a newly discovered flaw in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, CVE-2014-0160, which affects encrypted communications between web applications, e-mail exchanges, instant messaging clients and some SSL-based virtual private network more

    The Evolving Role of the IT Organization

    While most IT organizations aspire to play a strategic role when it comes to consulting with the business, there may come a day when that is its only primary function. A new survey of 1,300 senior IT leaders conducted by Vanson Bourne on more
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