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  • Managing mobile computing policies

    Many organizations rely heavily on mobile workers, such as sales and technical support staff members who bring in revenue and keep customers satisfied. According to industry experts, the first step in mobile computing success is to create and maintai... 

  • Business execs undercut value of disaster recovery planning

    A new survey suggests that business executives do not consider business continuity planning as crucial to a company's success as IT executives do. Upshot: No buy-in; no budget. 

  • IBM boosts software strategy with $740 million deal

    IBM announced a $740 million software acquisition Thursday, as it accelerated its efforts to use a new software strategy to try to help reinvigorate its flagging services division. 

  • CMDB, ITIL: Keeping track of IT assets

    Too many companies today don't have an accurate IT asset management system, and therefore are underutilizing systems and being unproductive. A CMDB framework, used in support with an ITIL project, can provide databases and analysis tools to help IT o... 

  • Looking to a future without passwords

    Security pros know that passwords are nothing but trouble. For them, single sign-on, two-factor authentication and federated ID represent the path to stronger authentication. 

  • New Orleans CIO: VoIP, portals and Katrina

    New Orleans CIO Greg Meffert talks with about his most harrowing moments after Hurricane Katrina. 

  • Sun launches identity compliance tool

    Sun today announced new software designed to help businesses meet the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley by better tracking which employees access company applications. 

  • Let's get physical: Data center security

    Keeping a data center's bricks and mortar safe is just as important as locking down those bits and bytes. 

  • Avoiding the PC upgrade beast

    At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo, an analyst explained why it's better to roll out a new OS gradually, and he recommended several other PC management tips for saving money and cutting down on help desk calls. 

  • Planning and forethought: The needle and thread of patch management

    When it comes to security and patch management, there's no substitute for planning and analysis. Get advice for industry experts on how to make patch management less painful.