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Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

BMC is sharing results from a survey of fortune 1000 company IT managers, finding that only five percent of those polled have fully implemented digital services and mobile technologies, though sixty-three percent are currently working on incorporating them. According to the firm, the findings confirm that digital transformation is a top priority for increasing productivity as well as improving customer …

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Survey Looks At Security Attitudes And Behaviors Across Industries

Biscom shared some results of a new IT Survey finding that although regulated industries say security is a high concern, many are still using solutions that are inadequate for protecting their data. The survey compared attitudes and behaviors related to enterprise security across 13 industries including healthcare, financial services, retail, computer hardware, software, and manufacturing. Security concerns have only gotten …

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Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis

Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Neohapsis, a company which offers network, cloud, and app security, as well as IT risk and compliance services. Cisco says it will use the acquisition to help customers build security capabilities and overcome operational and technical vulnerabilities, as well as “achieve a comprehensive view of their risks, take advantage of new business models, …

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CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention

Harvey Nash recently released its 2014 CIO survey of over 3,200 chief information officers and technology leaders from across over thirty countries, with a combined tech spend of over $160 billion. It found that investment in new technology is growing at a faster rate than at any time since 2006. It also found, however, that a lack of digital skills …

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Gartner Introduces Categorized IT Program Management Framework

Gartner has come up with five program types to help program managers categorize programs and plan for them accordingly. Correct categorization, it says, is key to IT program management. Analysts from the firm will discuss how to use this framework at its Program and Portfolio Management & IT Governance Summits June 2-4 in National Harbor, Maryland and June 9-10 in …

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IBM Signs $600 Million IT Services Deal With NiSource

IBM announced that it has signed a seven-year deal with NiSource to continue providing IT services, including a hybrid cloud computing environment. The deal is for $600 million. IBM says the deal will help it accelerate business innovation, and support NiSource’s customer service, security and business app performance. “NiSource is a powerful example of how companies today are turning to …

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IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

As the computer industry deals with the transition to a mobile majority, IT spending is still on-pace to grow significantly in 2014. Market research firm Gartner this week issued a new report predicting that IT revenue will grow 3.2% in 2014, hitting a massive $3.8 trillion worldwide. This growth is coming despite the recent slowdown seen in traditional PC markets. …

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The Overwhelming Majority Of CIOs Plan On Changing Technology, Sourcing Relationships

As many as 70% of CIOs intend to change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, according to new survey results from Gartner. A variety of reasons were cited by CIOs from around the world. Still, there is a common theme among these reasons, and it’s basically about clients’ current providers not being able to …

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Flash Played Extended Support Upgrades To Version 13 In May

If you want to be secure on the Web, it’s best that you keep all your extensions upgraded. Flash Player is no exception as its does occasionally fall to zero day attacks and other exploits. While continuously upgrading to the latest version is the best course of action, that’s not exactly feasible in an enterprise environment. That’s where Flash Player …

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Total Seminars Updates A+ Study Materials

Total Seminars, an online provider of IT certification test materials, this week announced that it has updated all of its A+ certification practice test materials. The practice materials now reflect the recent revisions made to the A+ certification exam. Total Seminars is a large purveyor of IT certification study materials. The company sells books, practice tests, and video training for …

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IT Spending to Reach $3.8 Trillion This Year

As the world has become more connected, the global economy has shifted significantly toward information technology. On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Market research firm Gartner this week predicted that global IT spending is set to grow 3.1% during 2014. The firm predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion by the end of this …

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LinkedIn Partners With IDG On New Group Programs

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with IDG Communications to offer IT vendors and marketers new ways to engage wit LinkedIn members. The IDG Enterprise Custom Solutions group will provide services for marketing programs and offerings, building on existing LinkedIn capabilities. “Based on a study LinkedIn conducted last year, LinkedIn has found that IT professionals are increasingly turning to social …

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Cisco To Acquire IT Energy Management Firm JouleX

Cisco announced on Wednesday its intent to acquire IT engergy management company JouleX. Cisco says the Atlanta-based company complements its existing portfolio by using capabilities of its network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments. Under the terms of the deal, Cisco will pay about $107 million in cash and retention-based incentives in exchange for …

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Increase Employee Productivity With A BYOD Policy

For many years, businesses supplied their employees with a phone to keep personal and work information separate. With the advent of more sophisticated smartphones, these policies are all but obsolete. Some employers may stick with the old policy of mandating what phone the employee must use, but new research has found that this may not be the smartest move. In …

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Microsoft Thinks The Future Of Information Technology Lies In Intelligent Technology

IT, or Information Technology, according to Webster’s is “the technology involving the development, maintenance, and the use of computer systems, software, and networks for the processing and distribution of data.” We’ve been using this term to describe computer technology since the 70s, but Microsoft wants to change that. In a blog post on Microsoft’s technet blog, the company said that …

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Amazon Launches High Memory Cluster Instances For EC2

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says. These instances are especially helpful for applications that require a lot of memory on one instance or require taking advantage of distributed memory architectures, the company says. “Memory-intensive …

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Google Launches A New Google Search Appliance

Google Search Appliance has been around for about a decade, and today, the box has received a new update with version 7.0. This version adds universal search, refined relevance signals and some other bells and whistles. “The GSA 7.0 helps you find information stored anywhere in your organization, whether you’re using a desktop, smartphone or tablet,” says Matthew Eichner, General …

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IBM: New Software Helps Enterprises with Mobile & Cloud Computing

During the recent IBM Impact 2012 Conference, the company made several announcements. Among them were the company’s introductions of new software systems primarily focused on mobile and cloud computing.

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Cyber Security and Advanced Malware [Infographic]

I’m sure this is not news, but over 60% of security and IT professionals think their organization will be the victims of some type of cyber attack within the next six months. That’s an awful large group of people who are worried about the integrity of the systems they work on everyday. Either we have an enormous and growing criminal …

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Cloud-Based Cuts Company Waste [Inforgraphic]

Do you feel like you waste a lot of time at working trying to carry out tasks that should be simple by nature? How many hours have you wasted relaying the same information to the same people, continually trying to schedule meetings, searching for key data which should be at your fingertips, or just plain wasting time getting involved in …

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Top 25 CIOs Active in Social Media [Infographic]

Chief Information Officers can have a full plate, if they’re anything like the server-slaves that work in the org tree beneath them. Keeping up with changing technology, staying well-read on better ways to accomplish a company’s goals, and just generally knowing as much or more than you expect those who work for you to know can take a lot of …

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26-Year-Old Software Engineer Congressional Candidate Impresses Reddit, Matt Cutts

According to 26-year-old Patrick Kelly, Washington needs more engineers and less lawyers. That’s why he has decided to run for U.S. Congress in the 6th district of the great state of Kentucky. This congressional district covers Lexington as well as the state’s capital, Frankfort. Kelly, whose unique draw (other than his age) is the fact that he’s a software engineer, …

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Cloud Vs. Conventional IT ROI Research Findings

When utilizing clouds as an IT service there is a complex method for figuring costs and a growing fear that those costs are going to severely cut into your bottom line. Though these types of services are becoming an inevitability, creating and managing them as an organization could be a nightmare. So they are outsourced to IT professional who can …

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Top 12 Cities For IT Jobs In 2012

If you’re looking for a new or better job in the IT industry here’s some great news. There is hope for those who want to work somewhere other than Silicon Valley. According to the latest research done by Modis, the top twelve cities to find an IT job in 2012 are in areas where product and service development, networking and …

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CIOs Continue Hiring IT Professionals

In another sign of a rebounding economy, technology executives are expected to continue hiring IT personel in the second quarter of 2012, albeit at a slower pace than three months ago, according to the newly released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 8 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said they …

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Mobile Devices Keep IT Departments Racing

As mobile devices and applications extend the boundaries of the workplace, information technology (IT) departments must create new policies and procedures to keep the mobile enterprise accessible, available and secure, according to research released today by IT industry association CompTIA. While PCs continue to be a major part of the corporate IT landscape, CompTIA’s Trends in Enterprise Mobility study reveals …

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Students Missing Out On Jobs Due To Poor Info

With unemployment numbers sitting where they are, you would think that schools and universities would be doing all they can to help place students into jobs upon graduation. But, despite having the skills employers want, nearly half of young people are missing out on career opportunities due to a lack of information from schools and universities. New research reveals that …

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IT Employment Continues to Grow

In December 2011, the IT job market grew by 15,300 jobs, which is part of a general upward trend according to a report by TechServe Alliance. This figure encumpasses IT service firms, suppliers, clients, and consultants. This is almost a 3.5% increase over 2010 figures. Total number of IT jobs as of december 2011 is 4,082,100. These figures are significant …

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Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis

Tech media publishing company Ziff Davis announced today that it has acquired Toolbox.com, a popular IT online community network. “We’ve added a critical piece to our puzzle with the acquisition of Toolbox.com,” said Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah. “The IT community relies on itself to make decisions and be informed. Owning the leading professional networking site is a significant strategic …

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Bring Your Own Device Programs Make For Happy Workers

For the first several years of the smartphone era, companies provided their employees with devices – the Blackberry, the Palm Treo, and the like were the go-to phones of the business world. Even before that, company-issued computers were standard operating procedure. These company-issued devices had a whole host of benefits: everyone was on the same page, technologically speaking. IT departments …

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