Technology budgets are changing: 3 ways to make sure IT still has control

A lot has been made of so-called “shadow IT” in the last few years, but what does it actually look like to the average company? A new study shows that there’s plenty of money to go around for tech … but IT has its work cut out for it if it wants to control the spending. 

Is Patch Tuesday dead? Microsoft offers few clues

Speculation about what exactly Microsoft meant when talking about changes to its update process abounds. But from the sounds of it, if Patch Tuesday isn’t dying, it’s certainly changing. 

Will fighting internal threats be your next budget nightmare?

Companies are used to shelling out for security against hackers and intrusions. But these days, there are some companies charging a king’s ransom to protect against internal threats. 

3 keys to actually getting those cloud savings you were promised

You’ve heard over and over that the cloud offers great opportunities for cost savings – and may have reaped some of the benefits already. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making sure you’re the hero who is able to harness these benefits and show their worth to decision makers. 

Worldwide cloud outages have users worried

Microsoft and Google took a little break from fighting over patches to have a shared moment of humility. Within the span of a few months, the two mega companies experienced prolonged worldwide cloud outages. 

Security advice: Shut up and watch TV

Hard to believe that this isn’t something out of a dystopian novel: Samsung is warning some its customers not to discuss anything private while watching television. 

Facebook and work: A match made in …

Facebook and work usually don’t get mentioned in the same sentence – unless you’re talking about a security breach. But Mark Zuckerberg and Co. want to change that. 

2014 was a very good year for uptime … with some exceptions

It’s pretty much undisputed that the cloud can provide efficiency and cost-savings that hosting apps or data on site can’t always match. But there’s always been a big caveat to that: In order to get those benefits, you need the cloud to be available and running smoothly. 

6 keys for preventing cloud transition nightmares

Many organizations think that the prep work for a new cloud storage or hosting option is hardest part. But evaluating vendors, choosing a plan of attack and beginning the migration process can only be the beginning of companies’ problems.

Most IT pros don’t know vendor security practices

Everyone in IT knows that a vendor’s security can have serious effects on your organization – last year’s Target breach made that more than clear. But many IT pros are still in the dark about how their vendors protect data (0r don’t).