CIO Symmetry:

April, 2010

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April 29, 2010  7:14 PM

Disaster recovery plans gain traction in the cloud

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

Midmarket companies’ disaster recovery plans are heading into the cloud. An informal survey by Forrester Research of its SMB customers showed that 12% to 15% are using online backup services. “Since [the cloud providers] have the data and system images hosted for you, they will recover you...

April 28, 2010  8:47 PM

Don’t let IT problems creep up on you — take control with strong IT leadership

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Terry Childs, former network admin for the city of San Francisco, was recently found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services. In 2008, Childs refused to hand over

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April 22, 2010  7:03 PM

How one CIO guaranteed the use of BI dashboards

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

The crew at outdoor apparel and accessory retailer Eastern Mountain Sports knows a thing or two about motivation. They are guides, not employees, after all, who traverse mountains themselves. But since introducing Information Builders’ BI dashboards across its 64 stores, competition has kicked up...


April 21, 2010  2:58 PM

Apple’s lost iPhone a lesson in chain of custody, data loss prevention

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Security threats are everywhere. Not just your traditional hackers and cybercriminals -- I'm talking about the people who work for you. Those who absent-mindedly leave a laptop in an airport or misplace a flash drive are putting your company's data at risk.

This type of data loss is pretty...


April 15, 2010  7:50 PM

More colleges move to cloud email like Gmail, ditch in-house email

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Colleges across the country have started turning to cloud email services such as Gmail in an effort to cut costs. It's...


April 8, 2010  7:57 PM

Is security part of your vendor risk assessment process?

Kristen Caretta Kristen Caretta Profile: Kristen Caretta

Security continues to be a top priority for IT organizations shelling out budget dollars and planning for the future. But do you know the right questions to ask when evaluating potential security vendors and service providers?

This week, I wrote a story for SearchCIO-Midmarket.com on the...


April 2, 2010  2:06 PM

Microsoft business intelligence tools here in May

Christina Torode Christina Torode Profile: Christina Torode

I just got word from Microsoft that they plan to release Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 -- with the new Microsoft business intelligence (BI) features -- on May 12.

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