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Author: William Sinn on

What Do IT Leaders Wish For? Survey shows what areas US IT leaders want to improve the most

Ask any IT leader, and they’ll have a special wish list. For some, it might be waking up to a streamlined, agile and responsive IT infrastructure. For others, it could be the ability to transform their business with painless, seamless integration. And for others, it might be finding the silver lining in hybrid cloud adoption. […]

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CARTOON: Click now and get free malware for your whole network!!!

You won’t likely be duped into sending money to an overseas bank account anytime soon. But phishing scams and malware-laced communications are constantly evolving. As we’ve seen with NotPetya this year, cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated, and yet they can still find their way into systems through phishing emails—right under our noses, with our permission. […]

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CARTOON: Ignoring software update pop-ups? You may get a ransom note instead.

Hackers prey on complacency like thieves checking cars in a parking lot: They don’t have to break windows if you leave the doors unlocked. They bet organizations won’t make simple software updates, and they’re often right. Just look at the WannaCry attacks earlier this year. The ransomware was designed to exploit a known weak spot […]

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Author: Asher DeMetz on

Think you’re safe from a cyberattack? A security gap analysis may tell you otherwise.

Ransomware is wreaking havoc. An attack against Maersk cost the shipping company hundreds of millions of dollars. HBO was told to pay up or hackers would spill stolen emails and episodes of some of HBO’s most popular shows. Enormous companies aren’t the only targets. WannaCry attacked smaller organizations, locking down their data and demanding Bitcoin […]

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Author: Girish Dadge on

Harvey and Irma: Taking “Unprecedented” to a Whole New Level

As Hurricanes Harvey and Irma bore down on America’s southern coastlines, we were reminded once again that despite the annual preparatory drills, there are always some communities and organizations that are not ready with a resilience plan. And yet even when you follow all the rules, new situations arise that you simply can’t plan for. […]

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Author: Shawn Burke on

What every brand can learn from HBO’s hack and “Game of Thrones” outage

Despite all its recent success, HBO didn’t have a great summer. On July 31, the company fell victim to hackers, with the perpetrators leaking unreleased episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” among other shows. With tensions rising and the Bitcoin ransom storyline playing out like a summer blockbuster, the stakes are high for HBO. Hackers appear […]

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Retooling for Digital Transformation: Manufacturers Take on the Forces of Digital Change

Technology can be a bear to manage in any industry, but this is especially true in the manufacturing sector where digital transformation is disrupting traditional approaches to development, production and the entire logistics chain. Many manufacturing companies struggle with digital technology adoption because their legacy systems act like a bearish barrier to innovation. Our new […]

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Global Survey on IT Budgets: Learn the who, what, when, where and how of IT spending

Who is feeling the most impact of IT budget changes? What trends are influencing spend the most? When are the increases or decreases expected? Where is the bulk of the budget being spent? How will investment changes impact staffing? These represent the types of questions answered by 1,350 IT decision makers from around the world […]

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Author: Dominick Paul on

81 percent of IT and business leaders say cloud is a top-5 priority. Here’s why.

When I speak with CIOs about their business priorities, cloud is never far from discussion. Their stories are similar: They want to keep up with the pace of business and to connect with new customers and new markets, all while reducing costs and driving efficiencies—and they’re turning to the cloud for these answers. A recent […]

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