Forward-thinking organizations are adopting a new model for cyber-security that acts on analytic inputs and adapts to evolving risks and threats, said a new report from PwC. As a result, cyber-security is leading to innovations. The new approach includes data analytics and real-time monitoring, managed security services, advanced authentication and open-source software. The study, "
If fears about the year ahead are keeping you up at night, you're in good company: Corporate board members and executive leaders have plenty on their minds these days, according to a recent survey from Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at North Carolina State University's Poole College of Management. The accompanying report, "
A shortage of qualified cyber-security professionals and heavy reliance on manual security are driving companies to use automation to respond to security incidents, according to a survey sponsored by security and automation firm Hexadite. The Enterprise Strategy Group... Read More »
Senior business leaders in the United Kingdom are using their intuition, experience, and the advice and experience of others, as opposed to data and analytics, when it comes to making an important decision, according to a new survey by PwC. Asked to rank the most important factors in their decision-making process, 41 percent of the U.K.... Read More »
A disconnect between the business and IT sides of enterprise may cause big data not live up to expectations, according to a new survey by Wikibon. Besides the IT department's focus on installing and maintaining systems to crunch Big Data, there should be a business conversation about how it can provide actionable solutions, the survey says. The... Read More »
Marketing departments are planning to spend considerably to enhance their digital capabilities, according to a new survey from Teradata Marketing Applications. The accompanying report, "Enterprise Priorities in Digital Marketing," reveals that CIOs and their tech teams must work closely with marketing to deploy tech that improves customer service and retention. These deployments must fully... Read More »
It's been described as the "new cloud"—not only for its potential impact upon the enterprise, but because there's a general sense of mystery about what exactly it is. In this case, we're talking about software-defined networking (SDN). As defined on a purely technical level, SDN establishes a layer of software between bare network components and the IT admins who configure them,... Read More »
More than four of five organizations now use some form of cloud computing, according to industry research, and a great number of companies are exploring new options for cloud deployment. The advantages are clear: 84 percent of CIOs say they've cut costs by moving applications to the cloud, and these applications deliver an average of 70 percent more ROI than on-premise ones. Organizations... Read More »
If you had to pick just one IT niche that will most transform business over the next several years, which would it be? The cloud? The Internet of Things? Mobility? All three of these rank high on a survey-supported list recently published by KPMG. And other included technologies may surprise you. Findings focus on a variety of enterprise and... Read More »
An overwhelming majority of CIOs and other top technology and data executives feel that big data will translate into a make-or-break proposition with respect to their organization's survival, according to a new survey from Accenture. The resulting report, titled "Big Success With Big Data," reveals that analytics solutions are proving... Read More »
You've probably heard about bosses who ask support staff to pick up their dry cleaning, or set up restaurant reservations for them (and not for business-related occasions either). And perhaps you've occasionally felt guilty about asking these valued employees to do something that would be "beneath" your IT team members. If so, you may not feel so badly after reading the following list of 11... Read More »
CIOs and their IT teams are proving their worth to CEOs as leading strategic contributors to their organization's success, according to a new survey from Modis IT Staffing. After all, with IT demonstrating ROI-impacting results now with regard to cloud, mobile and big data analytics deployments, it would be difficult for CEOs to disregard how... Read More »
Constant connectivity is demolishing the wall which once stood firm between one's work time and "me time." With the dominance of bring your own device, professionals don't hesitate to use their gadgets in the office to call family and friends, check personal emails, post on their social networks or even play games, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Ricoh... Read More »
Momentum for cloud deployment is reaching full-throttle levels, according to a new survey report from Evolve IP. The accompanying report, titled "Cloud of Dreams: The Adoption of Cloud Services—2014," reveals that an immense majority of tech employees and leaders feel the cloud represents the very future of IT. Most have already launched cloud services, and nearly as many intend to... Read More »
While CIOs would love to hire new staffers, nearly seven of 10 say they're struggling with limitations in terms of the quantity and quality of available tech talent, with one of four CIOs indicating that the shortage is "significant," according to research. And once CIOs successfully recruit talented IT professionals, they find it difficult to keep them from leaving. With this in mind, the... Read More »
While it's a relatively emerging technology, 3D printing is already revolutionizing the very concept of how we make things. Also known as "additive manufacturing" and rooted in a process known as stereolithography, 3D printing is expected to explode into a multibillion dollar, global market before the end of this decade. Even better, the pricing for these machines is expected to take a big... Read More »