Holiday stress extends to IT security as well

Everyone’s under pressure during the holiday season. But for security pros, it’s pressure of a different kind: keeping systems safe as they’re increasingly targeted. 

Case study: Finding the perfect cloud partners

Most companies work with multiple cloud providers these days, and have learned the hard way: They’re not all created equal. Where some excel, others have drawbacks that make them less and less appealing over time. So how can you find the best providers more often? 

Software license violations could cost Navy millions

Yet another reason to fear shadow IT: A recent case of software license violations could cost the United States Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. 

IT pros still have email security concerns

While everyone waits patiently for email’s replacement technology, IT pros don’t have the luxury of looking forward. They’re still worried about how they’ll secure the ubiquitous technology so that it’s (relatively) safe to use.

Public cloud adoption: Challenges and best practices

It was once thought the only safe cloud option for businesses was a private or hybrid cloud model. But that’s no longer the case, according to a new survey. It finds that most organizations use at least some public cloud services, but that challenges abound.

Cloud costs staying steady: What it means for you

The era of cheaper and cheaper cloud services may be coming to an end, but for the time being most companies aren’t seeing their rates climb.

Companies have more options when it comes to Windows apps

A new move by Microsoft opens up businesses to many more developers and apps. Here’s what you need to know.

Are third-parties putting your organization at risk?

It can be hard enough to manage your own security, but most companies have at least one partner that could be introducing security risks into the organization.

Study sees no rise in zero-days for 2015

It’s rare to find much good news when it comes to vulnerabilities, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, this could qualify.

In Apple v. the government, most IT pros side with Apple

Two-thirds of information technology professionals are on Apple’s side in an ongoing dispute over whether encryption should be broken to aid in law enforcement.