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IT PLAN AND BUDGET

‘Tis the Season… To Make Your IT Budget

It’s Q4, and you know what that means: budgeting season is upon us. If you’re stuck staring at a blank spreadsheet, consider these ten IT budgeting recommendations from tech journalist Jack Wallen: Extra licensing fees – Be ready for new hires as soon as you onboard them. Emergency hardware replacement – Even the best-maintained equipment fails sometimes. Mobile technology –…

Top IT Investments for 2019

If you’re not sure how to allocate your IT budget for next year, you might find some guidance in a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, which asked technology professionals where they plan to spend their money in 2019 compared to the previous two years. Security seems to be the top priority, with 63% of respondents saying they will make…

Security: DIY or Outsource?

While the IT skills shortage is forcing many companies to outsource cybersecurity functions whether they want to or not, it’s not always the best idea to outsource all aspects of security. Network monitoring and identity management? Absolutely. Security strategy and incident response? Maybe not. The security pros at Dark Reading have created a detailed report on which security functions are…

New Guidelines for Small Business Cybersecurity

Small business owners who aren’t sure where to start securing their sensitive data and applications can now download a guide designed to help them jumpstart the process. Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with the Small Business Administration, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals outlines six basic steps: 1. Manage cybersecurity risk by determining which…

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IT PLAN AND BUDGET

‘Tis the Season… To Make Your IT Budget

It’s Q4, and you know what that means: budgeting season is upon us. If you’re stuck staring at a blank spreadsheet, consider these ten IT budgeting recommendations from tech journalist Jack Wallen: Extra licensing fees – Be ready for new hires as soon as you onboard them. Emergency hardware replacement – Even the best-maintained equipment fails sometimes. Mobile technology –…

Top IT Investments for 2019

If you’re not sure how to allocate your IT budget for next year, you might find some guidance in a recent survey by Tech Pro Research, which asked technology professionals where they plan to spend their money in 2019 compared to the previous two years. Security seems to be the top priority, with 63% of respondents saying they will make…

Security: DIY or Outsource?

While the IT skills shortage is forcing many companies to outsource cybersecurity functions whether they want to or not, it’s not always the best idea to outsource all aspects of security. Network monitoring and identity management? Absolutely. Security strategy and incident response? Maybe not. The security pros at Dark Reading have created a detailed report on which security functions are…

Low Visibility is a Cloud Security Hazard

If you want to protect your data in the cloud, you need to be able to see exactly who’s using it and how. But many companies can’t, according to a new report on cloud security. And that’s a problem. Look at these statistics: • 59% of respondents reported security incidents related to unwanted external sharing (for example, sharing a Google…

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