Cloud News & Articles

Everyone is struggling with cloud security

Dive Brief: Almost all organizations, 96%, have concerns about their current cloud security, according to a Sophos report of more than 3,500 IT managers globally.  Malware or ransomware accounted for half of cloud-based cyberattacks last year. However,…

Which face coverings are best for preventing workplace coronavirus spread?

While any face covering will help contain the usual droplets that come from coughing, sneezing and even speaking, there are things to look for in a face covering to maximize workplace safety from the coronavirus.  Researchers at Florida Atlantic…

A Winning Data Strategy Series Part 1: Off to a Faulty Start

This is the first piece of a 5-part series on plugging the obvious but overlooked gaps in achieving digital success through a refined data strategy. Everyone is aiming for stellar digital success. A pricey ambition that has led enterprises to…

Microsoft Teams fights meeting fatigue, seats employees in virtual conference room

Dive Brief: In an effort to combat brain fatigue associated with digital meetings, Microsoft Teams added "Together Mode," a single-background simulation, to its videos, the company announced Thursday. Together Mode uses AI segmentation to place…

Slack vs. Teams: What will stick after COVID-19?

Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and Google Meet have something to prove: value beyond initial adoption in March. Companies are settling into the permanency of remote work. But now, "if you don't have a plan, it's just gonna sort of…

'If the public knew:' Ripple20 shows medical device software cyber weakness

A dearth of details on third-party software widely used in medical devices is making patients vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, a long-running concern now more urgent amid the pandemic. As the COVID-19 crisis drives exponential use of telehealth…

CloudTweaks | 7 Security and Compliance Considerations

There’s no doubt on-premises deployments of mission-critical business applications provide more control over data as it resides within the four walls of an organization’s network infrastructure. However, businesses can no longer ignore the…

As tech employment recovers, small IT shops lag

Dive Brief: In June, IT employment added 227,000 positions across industries, according to a CompTIA analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In May, 28,000 net technology positions were added to the economy. Tech sector employment…

The new cybersecurity priorities of 2020

Business couldn't stop for the pandemic — even when security was in question.  Taking the time to strategize deployments, and forecast project outcomes is a hallmark of good cybersecurity. As companies hastily adopted tools to facilitate…

The new cloud priorities of 2020

Entering 2020, intent was clear: businesses planned to move to the cloud — or at least follow a neatly laid out roadmap. As businesses fended off unforeseen consequences, CIOs quickly pushed cloud to the forefront. More than half of IT decision…

The new business technology priorities of 2020

With ongoing trade wars, Brexit, and threats of cyberattacks stemming from geopolitical tensions, CIOs braced for disruption in 2020.  Whispers of a brewing economic contraction became headline news in late 2019, as research showcased the…

Gartner: How CIOs can get a seat at the post-COVID-19 leadership table

Editor's note: The following is a guest article from Tsuneo Fujiwara, vice president with Gartner's CIO Research team. His research focuses on the areas of IT strategy, digital business transformation, innovation, digital leadership and the…