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Taking IT reorgs to the extreme

Get ready for the disappearing IT department. Companies including Zappos, GameStop, Aetna and AccuWeather have restructured IT, sometimes radically, to respond to some harsh economic and technologic forces bearing down on CIOs.

Written by Kim S. Nash31 March 15 06:17

The state of open source security

If there's a poster child for the challenges facing open source security, it may be Werner Koch, the German developer who wrote and for the last 18 years has toiled to maintain Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG), a pillar of the open source software ecosystem.

Written by Paul Roberts26 March 15 21:09

Why you should use LinkedIn Pulse to self-publish

Online self-publishing isn't the bore and chore it used to be. Today almost everything is automated, and the most important choice for individuals and brands is picking the right platform, based on the goals they're trying to achieve.

Written by Matt Kapko21 March 15 00:18

Ransomware: Pay it or fight it?

Ask security experts what to do when hit with ransomware -- the sophisticated malware that infects a device or network, uses military-grade encryption to restrict access, and demands payment for the decryption key -- and you'll typically get the same answer: "never pay the ransom."

Written by Colin Neagle17 March 15 00:59

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order

The Federal Communication Commission's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released Thursday, will undoubtedly elicit lawsuits on various fronts once it is officially published in the Federal Register.

Written by Matt Hamblen14 March 15 01:01

Why you still need to care about software licensing

Microsoft might promise free upgrades for Windows and simplify its volume licensing with a new agreement, but the influx of cloud services, new devices and mobile apps means software licensing continues to be complex. A recent lawsuit should remind you that you can't afford to lose track of what software your company is using.

Written by Mary Branscombe13 March 15 04:44

Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and more focused. They want to be the first place you think about when it comes to cybersecurity research, education, and innovation. If things go right there, it may well happen.

Written by David Strom11 March 15 07:24

Six entry-level cybersecurity job seeker failings

When it comes to hiring, enterprise security teams can use all of the help that they can rally. But when it comes to hiring entry-level talent, that's not as easy as it may seem.

Written by George V. Hulme11 March 15 07:24

10 security startups to watch in 2015

A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyber attacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

Written by Tim Greene11 March 15 07:19

10 young security companies to watch in 2015

A wealth of young security companies is trying to capitalize on businesses moving toward security platforms that help them respond more quickly when they suffer successful cyberattacks in hopes of limiting the damage they do.

Written by Tim Greene10 March 15 21:06

11 Tips for Improving Your Company's Customer Support

Companies spend tens of thousands of dollars (or more) promoting their brand, trying to create a positive image. Yet often they treat customer support, which can be a customer's first point of contact with the company, as a necessary evil. Many businesses make it difficult for customers to get the help they need -- creating a negative impression.

Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff04 March 15 05:54

What does the FCC's net neutrality vote mean?

Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote on Thursday signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

Written by Matt Hamblen27 Feb. 15 08:29

Is LinkedIn Killing the Traditional Resume?

The days of the traditional one-page resume may be numbered, but it's still not quite time to ditch those well-crafted, battle-tested documents. Recruiters and career development consultants say the resume is not dead; however, the LinkedIn profile has surpassed it in terms of importance to modern job seekers.

Written by Matt Kapko26 Feb. 15 08:34

Premier 100 IT Leader: Deanna Wise

Deanna Wise says her Midwest upbringing taught her to "do what you say you're going to do." So when the 45-year-old CIO committed to leading Dignity Health through a five-year, $1.8 billion deployment of its electronic health records system -- the single most strategic business initiative driving the organization -- she couldn't disappoint the people who were counting on her.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 15 09:05

Premier 100 IT Leader: Kathy Fuertes

Kathy Fuertes knows investment management firm Vanguard inside and out, having spent 17 years there in several IT roles before taking the helm of the Institutional Systems team in January 2013. So when Vanguard's Institutional Investment Group devised a multiyear technology program to help transform its business, she knew what to do.

Written by Stacy Collett24 Feb. 15 09:05

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