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  • Evan Schuman: What if you can't trust your inbox?

    Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.

  • Career advice: 3 up and coming IT roles

    Premier 100 IT Leader William Mayo also answers questions on combining international teams and the skills needed to become a CIO.

  • PayPal locks out ProtonMail, asks if encrypted email service has government approval

    We previously looked at the huge demand for ProtonMail, an easy-to-use and free NSA-proof email service created by CERN and MIT scientists. It is based in Switzerland, meaning the U.S. government can't just hoover it up without an enforceable Swiss court order, which is hard to come by since the Swiss legal system has "strong privacy protections." The demand for the end-to-end encrypted email service was so high that ProtonMail ran out of a month's worth of server capacity in three days.

  • End users must be part of cybersecurity solutions

    As the old infosec adage goes, "people are the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain." Clearly, enterprise security professionals agree with this statement. In a recent ESG research survey, enterprise security professionals were asked to identify the factors most responsible for successful malware attacks. It turns out that 58% point to "a lack of user knowledge about cybersecurity risks" – the most popular answer by far (note: I am an employee of ESG).

  • Catalog engines enable simplified backup migrations

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • How to use a Global File System to transform cloud storage into a real-time collaboration platform

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Riverbed goes mobile with AppInternals 9.0

    Riverbed, the company known best for its Steelhead WAN Optimization product, has beefed up its Application Performance Management (APM) suite. In 2012, Riverbed acquired OPNET for a cool billion to complement the network performance management (NPM) suite it inherited when it purchased Mazu. The product formerly known as OPNET, AppInternals Xpert was rebranded to SteelCentral AppInternals, and this week the company released version 9.0 of the suite.

  • Scot Finnie: The continuing evolution of Computerworld

    Computerworld's editor in chief bids farewell to the print edition of the magazine and announces the imminent arrival of a new digital edition.

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Does HP have a development pipeline or a pipe dream?

    HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it?

  • Career advice: Positioning yourself for big promotions

    Premier 100 IT Leader Chad Long also answers questions on shaping one's career, moving into security, and the comparable merits of certs in project management and business analysis.

  • Adobe CS and the dangerous Cloud

    Adobe's Creative Cloud outage inconvenienced its users, but future Cloud failures could damage the global economy.

  • Career advice: Kicking your career off with no experience

    Premier 100 IT Leader Catherine Maras also answers questions on the qualities she looks for when promoting into management and the value of writing skills.

  • Michael Kirven: Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

    There's never been a better time to explore opportunities as a technology contractor. The potential payoffs can benefit both workers and companies.

  • Loren Larsen: 4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

    With low single-digit unemployment for IT workers and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it's critical for employers to become more effective in their recruiting efforts. Here are four fresh approaches.

  • Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

    Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

  • Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems

    The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security.

  • Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow

    The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.

  • Security Manager's Journal: Giving thanks for SIEM

    This tool helps with a lot more than telling you at a glance about the threats you face.

  • Having fun with super-fast storage drives

    In my role as multimedia content editor for IDG Enterprise, I find myself with lots of video footage, which takes up a ton of storage capacity. Backing up that footage to external storage drives can take a long time, especially if you're using older transfer technologies, such as USB 2.0. Fortunately, there are some faster devices and transfer connections now available, here are two recent drives (and a docking station) that can help speed up your personal file storage transfer dilemmas:

  • Lessons learned from a cloud evaporation

    Cloud provider Nirvanix went belly up. Even if you weren't one of its clients, you can learn things from that mess.