• Why passwords are failing us -- still!

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Three decades into the digital revolution, passwords are still complicated, ineffective and a drain on IT's resources. What gives?Insider (registration required)
  • CEOs talk about outsourcing, customers, mobility, big data and so much more

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 10:29 am

    In a recent series of interviews, IDG Enterprises's chief content officer, John Gallant, spoke with several CEOs about a wide range of current challenges facing top tech executives. Some put the customer first, and some decidedly do not. Register to download the PDF.
  • Cloud security: Four customers' approaches

    Posted August 1, 2012 - 9:29 am

    From implementing single sign-on to including social media in the lineup, shops are doing what they need to make the cloud work for them.
  • Free and cheap ways to study for IT certifications

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Use these tips for finding inexpensive study resources and getting hands-on experience.
  • How to manage IT contractors

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Contract IT workers may walk, talk and code like staff, but in fact they're not company employees -- something managers should keep in mind. Insider (registration required)
  • BYOD: Big security, small devices

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 8:45 pm

    Enterprises may be ready for BYOD, but most consumer devices aren't, so vendors are adding high-level security features to their new and upcoming products.
  • Could cloud computing change how we communicate?

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:12 am

    At least one CIO has already done away with email and Office.
  • Cloud-based Office tools: Right for you?

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 10:10 am

    When you're adopting cloud software, you need to think about features and functions, of course, as well as the costs involved. But process changes and user training can be even bigger factors.
  • Authentication and Authorization Deep Dive report

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Find out how to implement authentication and authorization security controls in your company, with help from our expert guide
  • Corporate cloud showdown: IT vs. Legal

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Increasingly, IT and legal find themselves facing off over the benefits and risks of cloud computing. Here's how some entities have hammered out a compromise.
  • BYOD: IT execs learn to let go of 'command and control' mindset

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Forward-thinking tech execs are learning how to stop worrying and love the gadget, lest their business units attempt an end-run around IT. Insider (registration required)
  • Developers' survival guide

    Posted April 24, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Learn how to work smarter, not harder with this roundup of all the tips and trends programmers need to know.
  • Life after IT: When CIOs leave at the top of their game

    Posted April 23, 2012 - 10:38 am

    You work, you strive, you reach the top of your profession -- and then you leave? Sure, say these ex-CIOs. Read their take on life after IT. Insider (registration required)
  • Should the CIO know how to code?

    Posted April 17, 2012 - 9:55 am

    Non-tech CIOs are all the rage these days. Is that good or bad for IT?
  • Big data in the real world isn't so easy

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    The pundits make it sound so simple. But CIOs wrestling with overwhelming amounts of unwieldy data know that 'big data' is a big challenge that requires high-quality data, new approaches to data management and more processing power. But the payoff could be a strong competitive advantage.
  • Governance at the speed of change

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    The right approach to governance -- using real-time metrics -- can enable more reliable applications, more agile IT, more satisfied business owners and, ultimately, happier customers.
  • Outlook 2010 cheat sheet: Quick reference charts

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    New to Microsoft Outlook 2010? Find your favorite commands from earlier versions of Outlook with these charts.
  • Giving legacy systems a tuneup

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 2:22 pm

    Bumping up against the life expectancy of your data center? Use these best practices to delay a costly expansion.
  • Special report: Cloud computing in 2012

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    This special report gives you the full scoop on the state of the cloud in 2012, including key trends in the cloud's technology and its job opportunities.
  • Windows 7 security deep dive: The expert guide

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 10:35 am

    Get the lowdown on Windows 7's key new security features and how to use them.
  • Outlook 2010 cheat sheet

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Whether you're upgrading from Outlook 2007 or an earlier version, we've got the goods on how to find your way around Microsoft Outlook 2010 and make the most of its new features.
  • How CIOs can learn to catch insider crime

    Posted March 20, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Research shows that CIOs rarely discover the internal security threats that can ruin companies, even though it frequently involves IT systems. Here's what needs to change.
  • In search of an energy yardstick

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    We take a comprehensive look at the new green-IT metrics for measuring data center efficiency and productivity from The Green Grid and other industry groups. Insider, registration required.
  • Resume makeover: How an information security professional can target CSO jobs

    Posted January 27, 2012 - 7:18 pm

    Cole Hanson's career goal is to become an information security executive. Currently, he serves as a high-level information security professional with the U.S. Army. In February, Hanson, who is also a reservist with a rank of Lieutenant, will start a new job with the Marine Corps as the technology integration officer and deputy for its Communications Directorate. In this new position he will act as a project manager and oversee a major network infrastructure replacement.
  • Need an agile infrastructure? Do your homework

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    To keep pace with a fast-changing business environment, these companies are ditching inflexible legacy systems in favor of software as a service and cloud computing. Are they getting the speed, flexibility and cost savings they thought they would?
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