Mobile and the cloud: Where does IT stand today?

IT sometimes gets so lost in the down-and-dirty details of day-to-day operations that it can lose sight of what the competition is up to and where your colleagues stand. With that in mind, Spiceworks put out its annual all-things-IT report. Huge this year: the cloud and mobile, as always. 

Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role.

Users, IT clash on BYOD policies: 4 keys to fix it

There’s always been tension between users and IT when it comes to BYOD security. A new survey by Webroot shows where these two groups disagree and where they could find some common ground.

Company sues after former employees took confidential info: Who won?

Workers saved company information to a thumb drive, then quit to start a rival business. Their former employer sued. The outcome shows why safe data transfer policies are important and must be clear.

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.

Cyberattack puts provider out of business: 3 lessons learned

The news came recently that hackers had successfully taken down an entire company with a well-crafted cyberattack. And while the prospect of losing your business to hackers is frightening enough for IT pros, that’s only one of the many serious consequences this incident has for IT.

Where data protection falls short: 3 things to improve on

A new study highlights a growing problem for businesses: With all the focus on protecting data, companies fall short when it comes to actually using the information they have on hand.

3 security trends that should be on your radar

There’s no shortage of cyber threats out there today − and no shortage of areas IT needs shore up its defenses. But a recent report highlights the three biggest threats to your systems in 2014 and beyond. 

Poor password policies are killing companies: 10 ways to fix it

A recent survey shows that when it comes to password policies and revoking credentials, many companies are getting a failing grade – and some of the worst offenders out there are in the IT department.

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.