Only a quarter of companies avoided data breaches last year

There’s a lot of different ways to show how serious the security problem is for organizations, but here’s a new way of putting it: Only one out of every four organizations managed to avoid cyberattacks in the past 12 months. 

What lies ahead for 2016? Security fears, but little change

Spiceworks has surveyed IT pros on where they see themselves a year from now. Three big trends: stagnant budgets, slow hiring and a host of security worries ranging from natural disasters to clueless execs. 

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. 

Getting more bang for your security buck: 3 keys

Security budgets are tricky to manage: Chances are you’re spending more than you’d like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting all you need from it. 

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. 

Who’s really in control of IT? The answer may surprise you

It’s become almost cliché to say at this point, but IT’s role in the company is undergoing a serious shift – and maybe not for the better.  

Setting the record straight: Showing IT’s value to the bottom line

IT’s long had a reputation as being a cost-center. The argument goes that the entire IT department is a drain on resources that could be better utilized making the company money. Of course, this isn’t accurate – but setting the record straight won’t be easy. 

Study: IT’s throwing money at security, not sure what it’s getting in return

Nearly a fifth of corporate IT budgets is going to security. And many IT decision-makers are expecting to spend even more in coming years. But according to a recent survey, they still don’t feel that’s enough to protect them from attacks.

Which IT projects have the biggest impact on the bottom line?

Here’s some good news for IT managers trying to get new projects approved by the CFO: A study has found that IT investments can significantly boost a company’s profits. However, that’s only the case for some kinds of IT spending. 

Businesses don’t trust their disaster recovery plans

IT departments are currently facing the huge challenge of dealing with quickly increasing amounts of data while budgets remain flat. That’s especially causing problems when it comes to managing backups and preparing for disaster recovery.