In 2011 Gartner's Jim Sinur predicted that business process management and the cloud would be the "real thunder." He stated that moving operations to the cloud would free up money and efforts for businesses, and those organizations would be remiss to ignore BPM.(Read Full Article)
One of the most politically charged phrases in IT these days is "skills shortage." That phrase may come up Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee, as expected, takes up a series of industry-sponsored amendments to the immigration bill.
But companies in search of workers with the most sought-after IT skills may be better off investing in training programs than hiring, according to IDC, which has completed several research papers on IT hiring and skills issues.(Read Full Article)
Not long ago, IT consultant Mark A. Gilmore was called in to help an IT department that was struggling with project overload. "They'd gotten this kind of attitude -- the executive vice president calls it 'Burger King Syndrome,'" he recalls. "Their approach was, 'You can have it your way.'"(Read Full Article)
About half of the world's companies will adopt bring-your-own-device programs by 2017 and will stop providing computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.(Read Full Article)
Further pursuing its strategy to help enterprises move workloads to hosted environments, Hewlett-Packard has updated a number of its IT management tools with more capabilities to work with public and private clouds.(Read Full Article)
When a job offer arrives, a majority of tech pros accept it without asking for more pay, according to Dice.com. If candidates were to negotiate higher salaries, they could expect a bump in the neighborhood of 5%, the IT careers specialist estimates.(Read Full Article)
Investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management have countered Dell's plan to go private with an offer that would give shareholders a large payout and still keep the computer company publicly traded.
In a letter Thursday to Dell's board, the two large shareholders in the company offered to give shareholders the option to continue holding shares in the company, and take an additional US$12 a share in cash or stock.(Read Full Article)
Cloud computing services, whether software as a service (SaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), are subject to taxes, whether your cloud provider tells you or not when you purchase them. Reid Okimoto, senior manager in the state and local tax practice at KPMG, shares tips to help you understand the real cost of cloud computing.(Read Full Article)
U.K. and U.S. companies are focusing more on mobile app strategies in the cloud than traditional PC app strategies as bring your own device (BYOD) take-up widens, according to research among 1,300 companies.
The study has found that 60 percent of UK companies say their employees are demanding more business-level apps which they can install on mobile devices to access corporate IT systems.(Read Full Article)
Printers, routers, IP cameras, sensors and other Internet-connected devices are increasingly used to launch large distributed denial of service attacks, security firm Prolexic warned in a report this week.
According to Prolexic, there are several security problems with SNMP. Some versions of the protocol transmit data in human readable form and are therefore vulnerable to interception and data modification attacks. The protocol is also vulnerable to IP spoofing because the origin of transmission of an SNMP request cannot be verified. All versions of SNMP are also vulnerable to "brute force" attacks, the company said.
About half of the world's companies will enact BYOD (bring your own device) programs by 2017 and will no longer provide computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.
Ultimately, only 15 percent of companies will never move to a BYOD model, while 40 percent will offer a choice between BYOD and employer-provided devices, according to the report by Gartner analyst David Willis, which was announced Wednesday.(Read Full Article)
Infosecurity education body (ISC)2 is collaborating with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to launch a new certification the pair hope will offer cloud security professionals an important benchmark for competence in the field.(Read Full Article)
Is cloud computing really catching on in the enterprise? Well, that depends on who you talk to, recent surveys have found.
RightScale, a company that acts a broker between end users and public cloud service providers, released the most recent results of its annual State of the Cloud report and found that about 75% of respondents surveyed were using the cloud in some capacity.(Read Full Article)
Perhaps nowhere else in IT is the opportunity to innovate as rich as it is with enterprise mobility. Smartphones and tablets offer the chance to improve everything from employee productivity to how you interact with customers and achieve competitive advantage. But most enterprises are trying to implement modern mobility strategies using existing IT organizational structures.(Read Full Article)
BYOD has the potential in the midmarket to empower smaller workforces. If mishandled with loose rules and complex legalese, BYOD can lead to increased feelings of isolation. Here's how the midmarket can make BYOD work for them.(Read Full Article)
The debate about the bring-your-own-device movement (BYOD) has quieted down, mostly because, it seems, while IT has been over in the corner arguing the pros and cons, employees have been streaming into office with their shiny new toys and using them to get work done.(Read Full Article)
IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — Indian outsourcer Infosys saw its profit drop even as revenue grew in the first quarter, as margins were hit by staff salary increases, and investments and acquisitions by the company in new technology areas and markets.(Read Full Article)
Mobile-device security startup Averail makes its debut today with its "containerization" software and service intended to give IT managers control over mobile-device apps and their content.(Read Full Article)
Consumers getting excited about the idea of at-home 3D printers may not want to get their hopes up anytime soon, Gartner research director Pete Basiliere says.(Read Full Article)
New survey from Adobe illustrates that digital documents are gaining in some areas, but the paperless office is still a pipe dream.
Since the dawn of personal computers there have been predictions of an all-digital future where paper was little but a distant memory. Decades later, it seems like we've made progress toward the "paperless office," but the Utopian vision is still a long way off.(Read Full Article)