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Cloud SLAs: Does Your Deal Leave You Exposed?

Many cloud vendors will not offer an SLA. Most will provide one if asked. Some will agree to negotiate the SLA, if only along the edges. Read More »

Gartner SaaS Report: Sensitive Data Requires Policy Coordination

When it comes to using software as a service (SaaS) platforms to store sensitive data, there is need for businesses to coordinate their policiies, a Gartner report finds. Read More »

Google Motorola Lawsuit Puts Apple on Patent Defensive, Analysts Say

The escalating patent infringement fight between Google's Motorola Mobility unit and Apple is about to get even uglier as the companies fight for the huge mobile market, say analysts. Read More »

Judge Urges Apple, Samsung CEOs to Talk it Out After Patent Trial

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, presiding over Apple s patent suit against Samsung, suggested the CEOs of both companies talk to try to settle the case before it goes to the jury. Read More »

HP Wins Case as Oracle Ordered to Continue Itanium Support

A California judge found that there was an agreement between HP and Oracle regarding support of Intel s Itanium platform. Now a jury will decide what Oracle owes HP. Read More »

Google Could Owe $22.5 Million in FTC Privacy Settlement

Google reportedly could be fined $22.5 million in connection with accusations that it bypassed privacy protections in Apple's Safari browser. Read More »

Apple Sued for Siri Patent Infringement

A Chinese company claims Apple's Siri technology infringes on a patent for software providing a similar service. Read More »

Security Slideshow: SMB Data Security Spending Soars

Security is becoming a major concern for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. They want to know that the important data in their offices is being kept safe, and that any mission-critical applications are kept far from potential threats. And the vast majority of SMBs appear more than willing to spend some serious cash to ensure that they achieve those goals. In fact, Read More »

LinkedIn Faces $5 Million Lawsuit After Password Breach

The case involving the leaking of 6.5 million passwords raises issues of security at dominant Websites like LinkedIn and Facebook. Read More »

Security Slideshow: U.S. SMB Security Spending Set to Soar In Coming Years

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are shelling out big bucks for data security products and solutions, according to a recent report series from IDC. In fact, SMB spending on security technology is projected to exceed $5.6 billion in 2015. The first report, "U.S. SMB Security Customer Profiles and Adoption Opportunity," examines the ownership, purchase plans, and attitudes of small and... Read More »

Electronic Health Record Adoption is Accelerating

An IDC report reveals that "meaningful-use" incentives, cloud computing and mobility are among the factors driving a projected 80 percent market penetration of electronic health records (EHR) by 2016. Read More »

McAfee: 12 Percent of PCs Used in U.S. Lack Security Protection

The security software vendor analyzed some 28 million computers worldwide to determine the level of security on PCs being used to access the internet. Read More »

Jury Rules Google Did Not Infringe on Oracle Patents

The jury in the Oracle vs. Google case came back with a unanimous verdict that Google did not infringe any of Oracle s patents. The judge in the case dismissed the jury, but still has to decide on leftover issues from the copyright phase of the trial. Read More »

IT Management Slideshow: CIOs and Lawyers: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

When was the last time you spoke with your company's Chief Legal Officer (CLO)? Did you even know there was one? A survey of 70 CLOs conducted by research firm Gartner reveals that the CIO's relationship with the CLO goes a long way toward having a positive impact on company operations. If you're among those CIOs who don't communicate with their CLO or chief legal counsel, you're not alone. In... Read More »

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