Lack of expertise is killing Big Data projects

We’ve all heard about the near limitless potential of Big Data. And if you haven’t been asked to head on up yet, it could be a matter of time until you are. 

3 ways many companies are wrong about open source

Adoption of open source software is growing among businesses. However, there are still many organizations that believe these inaccurate open source myths. 

4 ways to better market IT to rest of the business

In many companies, IT suffers from an image problem. Here are some steps IT managers can take to improve the perception of their teams among other departments. 

Surveys: Corporate boards care about IT, don’t understand it

There are some mixed messages in recent studies of the relationship between IT and the executive board: While boards know IT is important to the success of the business, most members don’t have a clue about IT. 

Firms behind the curve on IT risk management, execs say

The good news: Business leaders are increasingly aware of how important IT is to the success of their organizations. But the bad news: 

Survey: Many execs don’t know what data is sensitive

IT pros often fault users and company management for failing to protect sensitive data. But one reason that’s such a problem could be that those folks don’t know what data they’re supposed to protect. 

Study: Most users choose weak passwords

IT often struggles with getting users to select strong passwords to protect sensitive company data. That’s usually an uphill battle – especially when users aren’t even choosing strong passwords to protect their own information. 

5 ways to make users care more about security

No surprise here, but a recent survey shows just how little many employees care about IT security while they’re at work. How can IT managers get them to change their attitudes? 

CFOs list top 3 concerns: What it means for IT

In most businesses, IT must get projects approved by the CFO. The best way to make that process a little less painful: Understand what really matters to your company’s top finance exec.

Should IT install a web filter?

Managers often request that IT set up web filters to keep employees from wasting too much time online while at work. Here’s why you may want to put up a little resistance: