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  • Peter principle

    The Peter principle is an observance about a commonly-seen pattern in which an employee is promoted based on performance in their current position rather than their fit for the role they are being promoted to. Continue Reading

  • Data security in a cyberthreat landscape

    President Obama couldn't have put the current state of cybersecurity better: "Whether it's phishing or botnets, spyware or malware, and now ransomware, these attacks are getting more and more sophisticated every day," he said at a summit at Stanford University earlier this year. And yet, many enterprises remain complacent in the face of these grave threats. In fact, in a study cited by SearchCIO expert Harvey Koeppel, a measly 9% of executives at companies that have experienced a breach run ongoing security tests. "What's the deal here? If this bad stuff has been going on for more than 30 years, why can't we get it under control?" Koeppel asks.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel attempts to answer that question for CIOs: He provides a checklist for IT leaders on how to manage data security in a landscape riddled with evolving cyberthreats. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen offers three security processes that can help mitigate the one constant in the midst of ever-evolving cyber-risks: human error. Lastly, writer Mary K. Pratt talks to top security experts about what companies need to do to make their security systems less "brittle" and more resilient. Continue Reading

  • Do users need special Windows 10 training?

    There will always be users who need help with a new operating system, but whether everyone in your organization needs Windows 10 training is a tough nut to crack. Continue Reading

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  • Open Networking User Group debate: The pro-hardware transcript

    Check out the pro-hardware side of the Open Networking User Group debate at its Fall 2015 conference where hardware squared off against software. Continue Reading

  • Platform business model picks up steam -- what's the CIO role?

    The platform business model develops and derives value from the ecosystem of users it connects. CIOs need to be in on it. Continue Reading

  • Does big data analytics deliver value?

    Now that more companies have big data analytics programs, new trends -- and new challenges -- are emerging. Many programs have moved out of experimentation into real production, offering a timely opportunity to learn how companies are tapping into their most massive data sources. New research examines where and how big data analytics programs have been successfully deployed, as well as plans for the future.

    In this report, discover which business departments and processes are most commonly driving big data projects, and the data types these programs are prioritizing. Learn which technologies are now considered part of big data analytics programs. It’s not all about open source tools such as Hadoop. And find out how big data analytics capabilities are delivered across organizations and the greatest challenges these programs face. Continue Reading

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