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). 

Survey: Network outages are IT’s biggest issue

With so much data and so many services hosted in the cloud, IT has a very big problem on its hands: When networks are slow or unavailable, work could be, too. 

Company victimized by hacker and its own cyberinsurance

Data breaches are scary for any business, so many companies turn to cyberinsurance for a little peace of mind. Just be sure that your insurer will actually have your back in a worst-case scenario. Here’s how an ugly case is playing out in court following a hacker attack. 

Most IT pros are now firm cloud believers

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who still thinks of the cloud as a passing trend. But there are still IT pros who have some reservations – and with good reasons, too. 

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.

Gartner predicts IT spending to grow slower than expected

Good news for IT departments on a tight budget (and really, which aren’t?). Gartner analysts say IT spending won’t grow as much as expected this year. 

Move over Heartbleed: There’s a new OpenSSL flaw

The world outside of IT was largely unaware of OpenSSL until the recent Heartbleed bug made headlines. Now a vulnerability in the service has been discovered that is so old it can get its drivers license. 

Survey ranks enterprise cloud providers: Who came out on top?

There’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing a cloud provider. But a recent survey shows which provider is most popular for businesses. 

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?