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December 21, 2012
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  • Why BYOD isn't all about IT
    Technology administrators need to loosen their stranglehold on bring-your-own-device decision-making and recognize that IT needs are only one of several important factors that play into decisions such as tablet purchases, analysts say. When deciding which tablets to distribute to workers, who should get them and what applications they should sport, IT should follow a series of simple steps to ensure that business leaders and employees feel they are part of the process, write Ted Schadler and Simon Yates of Forrester Research. (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Do's and don'ts for averting data breaches
    Data breaches come in all forms, including disgruntled workers who grab unauthorized data, and tech leaders need to know what to do -- and what not to do -- when such incidents occur. Christopher Hourihan of HITRUST advises taking small initial steps to assess what happened and why, and making sure best practices are in place. "Don't try to do anything all at once," Hourihan says. "Focus on the critical areas first and expand the program that way." (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • List of top careers for 2013 includes several IT jobs
    Database administrators, Web and software developers, and system analysts represent some of the top jobs for 2013, according to a ranking of the 100 best careers published by U.S. News and World Report. Other IT professions on the list's top 25 include computer programmer and IT manager. InfoWorld/Tech Watch blog (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tech group offers guidance for cybersecurity strategy
    Cybersecurity guidelines for businesses include insight on dealing with threats inherent in cloud environments and advice for ensuring that data privacy requirements are met. The recommendations from tech group ISACA are aimed at the expectation of increasingly complex attacks. (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CompTIA IT SmartStat: Dec. 21, 2012
    80% of businesses that use cloud computing are confident in their cloud service provider's ability to provide effective security. CompTIA IT SmartStat LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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