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Five New Web-Borne Security Threats

Social networking and rich media bring new threats to your data security. A report from MessageLabs, a unit of Symantec, describes several problems cropping up in the Web 2.0 world.

10 Ways Wal-Mart Uses IT to Improve Healthcare

Personal Health Records could help fix America's healthcare crisis. According to Dossia, a non-profit consortium of large companies, including Wal-Mart, committed to providing electronic records to employees, advantages better health and lower costs. For an in-depth view of Dossia, click here.

14 Insider Security Threats

A new study by Computer Economics, "Insider Misuse of Computing Resources," looked at security risks posted by employees who inadvertently expose their organizations to possible information loss or compromise. The survey included 100 IT s...Read More

9 Ways Tech is the New Black

A spate of funky new prototypes suggests wearable computing has finally arrived. Among the sci-fiesque items: USB prosthetics, webcams in eyesockets, and vests that track one’s health. Also, smart bras and shoes. Here’s our list of the wildest in wearable computing and electronics.

5 Keys to Reducing IT Costs

Building a lean IT organization requires five key roles, according to Forrester. These roles help businesses analyze potential cost cuts in workforce, services, and capex while improving efficiency. Here’s a recap of what Marc Cecere, Forrester analyst and lead author of the report, had to say about these roles.

Where IT Spending is Going in 2009

A new report by Gartner, titled Dataquest Alert: Utilities, Healthcare and Government Lead IT Spending Growth in Challenging 2009, details where IT spending is headed. Gartner analysts expect overall worldwide IT spending growth of one-...Read More

8 Ways to Retain and Hire Talent In a Recession

Talent retention can be a challenge, even as bad times persist. Management must focus on keeping essential workers happy, be prepared to hire opportunistically, and to resume growth when the economy improves. That means...Read More

6 Ways the Current Recession is Better for IT Than the Last One

The Great Recession, as some are calling it, is different in some important ways from previous economic downturns. Tom Silver, Chief Marketing Officer of, looks at key differences for technology workers.

10 Functions Ripe for Outsourcing

As economic forecasts predict an ever-lengthening recession, CIOs will continue to be called upon to trim costs and create better operational efficiencies. We spoke with Frank Casale, CEO and chairman of the Outsourcing Instit...Read More

IT Job Prospects for Q2 2009

The Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, a survey of over 1,400 CIOs at companies with more than 100 employees, shows a slowdown in hiring plans for the second quarter of this year.But some jobs, industries, and regions still project solid growth.

What Product Lifecycles Mean for Your Business

The challenge: in using IT to support business goals, you have to deal with business, development, and technology cycles, which are rarely in sync.

Top Consulting, Outsourcing and Training Spending Priorities for 2009

Business process outsourcing looks to get a big spending bump in 2009, but it still ranks at the bottom of the list in terms of planned spending on consulting, outsourcing and training. CIO In...Read More

17 Ways You Undermine Your Own Career

Nobody can afford to be casual about their jobs in this economy. But personal skills, an area where IT workers do not have a reputation for excellence, could cost you. A new book, The Personal Credibility Factor: How to Get It...Read More

Top Architecture, Infrastructure Spending Priorities for 2009

Spending on server and storage virtualization will get a big boost in 2009, CIO Insight’s 2009 IT Spending study finds. But operating systems upgrades take the cake in architecture and infrastructure spending. See Also: spending survey data for hardware, software, and security.

Top IT Security Spending Priorities for 2009

More companies are planning to buy anti-virus and malware software than any other security technologies. Intrusion prevention and detection systems and VPNs also look to be getting budget dollars from more than half the c...Read More
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