Applications & Software News

Having the right software is vital to any business. Learn how new business applications and enterprise software are impacting organizations.

Even rocket scientists can’t patch right

A recent report revealed several serious vulnerabilities in a government satellite system. How these vulnerabilities were racked up shows some very common mistakes companies make with their security. 

Companies are just plain bad at predicting cost overruns

Anyone who’s rolled out software or applications only to find their wallets lighter than expected, take heart in knowing that you’re not alone. A new study confirms that cost projections are wildly inaccurate in many cases. 

Study: Companies are years behind on security

Recent research by NTT Communications has an alarming takeaway: While companies may like to think they’re up-to-date on security, many are years behind in detecting and protecting against vulnerabilities.

Many IT pros struggle with software licenses

Most companies are acquiring more and more applications these days. And that leaves IT with an unenviable and seemingly impossible task: making sense of all the various licenses that come with this software. 

Using open-source wisely: 4 keys

Most IT departments don’t have a ton of time or resources at their disposal for programming. They fill in these holes by using open-source, which can be a godsend or a major concern – depending on how it’s used. 

Companies with Windows 7 users must take this step now

Microsoft’s ever-confusing update policy just got a little more cloudy. If users don’t apply a recent update, they could soon find themselves locked out of Internet Explorer security patches. 

Shadow IT, cloud app security causing major headaches

There are more opportunities for companies to take advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) than ever before. But while companies may appreciate these tools, many don’t have a good understanding of the challenges they pose, according to recent research.

‘Malvertising’ shoots up as an IT concern

You know a cyberthreat is bad when even Congress is taking time to look into it. And with the rise of malicious advertising – or malvertising – they’ve had good reason to take note. 

Report: The average company has 461 apps (and many are banned)

For IT pros who think they have a good handle on all the apps inside the company, bad news: Cloud apps are being added faster than ever. And many of them are running without IT’s permission, control or knowledge. At the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference, Netskope released research showing just how […]

Sit tight: Heartbleed isn’t going away anytime soon

Bad news for those who thought the worst of the Heartbleed bug was already behind us. Security researchers are warning this problem isn’t going away overnight. In fact, expect it to keep creeping up for several months.