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Informed CIO: Storage Automation

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Storage Automation: 8 Questions to Ask Before BuyingImplementing automation tools and processes requires an upfront investment in funding, planning and integrity testing. But the business will reap benefits both immediately and as the footprint and complexity of storage services increase. Operationally, data protection activities, such as snapping clones and replication pairs, can often be readily automated and pay instant dividends by enhancing recoverability in the event of a data loss or

Research: Choosing a Smartphone

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The Smartphone To OwnThe enterprise smartphone is no longer simply a compact, mobile e-mail device slash
fashion item; it’s quickly becoming an essential tool for corporate applications, collaboration, and personal media, in many cases eclipsing the laptop as the device of choice for mobile professionals.To help enterprise IT groups balance their requirements and future mobility plans with demands from employees wowed by flashy new features, InformationWeek Analytics surveyed 688

Research: Remote Application Delivery

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Anywhere, Anytime: Enabling Fast Remote Application DeliveryWe just dodged a tsunami of demand for remote access to desktop applications—had the H1N1 flu pandemic proved deadly on a wide scale in the United States, governments and large enterprises were set to pull the trigger on massive telework contingency plans. So what, you say? The Federal Mobility 2.0 study released by the Telework Exchange reported that 1,250,980 federal employees were eligible to telework in July 2008, with that

.NET Apps Put to the Test

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

Unit testing is a popular practice in which small tests are written to quickly validate the operation of a unit of code. Typically, a project will have hundreds if not thousands of tests to validate the code.
Unit testing is an automatic tool that can catch regressions--unwanted changes in previously working code--introduced during development and refactoring. However, it won’t guarantee the quality and correctness of your software.

(At Least) One Thing You Don't Know About Cloud Backup

by InformationWeekJul 03, 2013

You Don't Know the Cutting Edge of Cloud BackupOnce upon a time (say, five years ago), IT departments that sent backups to low-cost cloud file services were ahead of the curve -- mainly because the norm was shipping hard drives and tapes to fireproof safes. Since then, the number and variety of cloud backup options and features have grown significantly. If you're still using cloud backup like a remote FTP site, you're doing it wrong.In this report, we'll debut results of our new InformationWeek

10 Cyber Threats Small Businesses Can't Ignore

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

The email came from "Ivan" in Russia: "After a few minutes I'll start a DDoS attack on your site, and it will cease to work," the message said. "If you don't want to lose any profit, you pay me only $3,500."Endless Wardrobe, the Australian online clothing retailer under attack, refused to pay. As threatened, the site was flooded with bogus information requests, overwhelmed, and down for a week. Endless Wardrobe worked with its hosting provider to blunt the attack, but the defenses erected by the

10 Government Technology Innovators

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

IT professionals in government, as in all industries, are under pressure. Sure, resources are tight, and legacy IT systems and processes are the norm, but there’s also a growing expectation among the public that government agencies be more transparent and efficient and that their services be Web-enabled. What are government IT organizations to do?Many are getting creative in how they apply technology to meet their mandates. At the local, state, and federal levels, government technologists

10 Ideas To Power Up Your Green IT Agenda

by InformationWeekJan 20, 2013

As IT teams scramble to figure out a green strategy, here are some ideas to fuel the brainstorming

10 Key Steps to Success In Data Loss Prevention

by InformationWeekMar 22, 2013

10 Key Steps to Success In Data Loss Prevention  DLP, or data loss prevention, can be a monster to manage, especially on a large scale. Even for smaller organizations, it’s important to tread carefully and to break the project up into manageable chunks. Deploying DLP isn’t like deploying a security incident and event management system or a network management system, where you can just add hosts or log sources and get going. With DLP, you need to strategically position

10 Most Common Security Vulnerabilities in Enterprise Databases

by InformationWeekJun 21, 2013

10 Most Common Security Vulnerabilities in Enterprise Databases  Databases have a big target on their backs. Often the who are putting databases at risk are not malicious attackers but people within the organization— including database ­administrators and developers — who aren’t doing what they need to do to keep database systems secure.Vulnerabilities can be introduced during the creation of a database, in the process of customizing an off-the-shelf application or in



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