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'Logjam' vulnerability fix causes problems: News tech leaders need to know

The Financial Post rounds up recent news that technology leaders need to know:

PCI Data Security Standard 3.1 deadline approaches

As of June 30, 2015, companies that accept payment cards must comply with the… 508 more words


Venom bug attack feasts on programming vulnerability

Virtual machines running the open-source QEMU hypervisor contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to move between virtual machines and attack the host.

The bug, known as VENOM (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), is a flaw in, of all things, the virtual floppy disk controller component of QEMU. 368 more words


What is The Purpose of Every Company?

My simple definition is this: To Find and Keep Customers.

Why is this relevant?

If you are part of senior leadership (SLT) and you don’t know where you fit in this definition, you are not adding value, and you are not relevant. 297 more words


Changing roles: the CIO as transformer

The successful implementation of ‘game-changing’ transformational technology lies in the back office

The speed of change in the technologies available to organisations over the last five years has been astonishing. 801 more words


Gartner Says a Bimodal Organization Requires Adaptive Sourcing

Traditional enterprise sourcing procedures are proving unfit to deliver the level of agility, speed and innovation that a bimodal organization needs. Gartner, Inc., said that a bimodal organization needs to adopt an adaptive approach to sourcing, where the distinct needs of both modes of IT are recognized. 453 more words

Enterprise Technology

Build vs. Buy: A Whitepaper and Case Study for All CIOs

Build or Buy? Some Key Information

Every story is the same, with some minor differences.  IT departments are struggling, and trying to avoid becoming full time software development houses.   175 more words

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Five Questions CIOs Should Ask When Managing An IT Disaster Recovery Program In-House

Which direction will you choose for your IT Disaster Recovery Program?

Lately, we have often depicted CIOs as parachuting down to earth, with dubious levels of safety. 742 more words