Yes, you can still trust the cloud … if you’re smart about it

Recent breaches have once again thrust an old question back into the spotlight: Can the cloud be trusted?

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. 

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.

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.

The IT challenge many forget about

So let’s see, there’s the cloud, security breaches, bring your own device … what are we forgetting here? Oh, right. Email. That thing that still takes up huge amounts of IT’s time and resources every day. 

Suddenly, everybody’s a cloud expert: What it means for IT

There was probably a time in your career when you were the only person in the company who had heard the term “the cloud,” let alone had any idea of how it works. But two new surveys show the problem might now be that everyone outside of IT feels like they know it all when […]

Businesses are starting to get spooked by the cloud

When the Edward Snowden leaks first went public last year, the buzz began almost immediately: Will businesses still trust the cloud knowing that it could easily be subject to snooping? And the answer came just as quickly. Of course they will. Well, now that picture’s been clouded a bit. 

Shadow IT is still a huge problem

You put a lot of time and effort into making sure your systems are secure and running efficiently. But a pair of surveys show that still might not be enough to stay safe in the face of a growing concern, shadow IT. 

The biggest barriers to data encyrption

Data encryption is on a lot of IT pros’ minds these days. It’s also on a lot of their to-do lists. But when push comes to shove, far too few have taken the plunge and made it a priority. 

The group putting data most at risk: Executives

Every user has the potential to cause security problems. But when it comes to the worst offenders, the hands-down riskiest group in your workplace is senior managers.