Given the breadth of software systems in any given organization and the volume of patches being released by vendors, patch management software is a critical capability within IT environments today. Here's how to choose the tools that's right for you.
Stories by Mary K. Pratt
Patch management is simply the practice of updating software – most often to address vulnerabilities. Although this sounds straightforward, patch management is not an easy process for most IT organizations. Here are the steps you need to take.
Legacy technology can hinder your ability to meet changing market dynamics. Here’s how to prioritize and execute IT modernization efforts that drive business value.
The technologies that support Zero Trust are moving into the mainstream. Here's why security experts say it might be the best way to stop data breaches.
Workers usually choose convenience over security, especially if you force them to jump through too many hoops. But there are steps you can take to shift the balance back in security's favor.
Evolving beyond its log-management roots, today's security information and event management (SIEM) software vendors are introducing machine learning, advanced statistical analysis and other analytic methods to their products.
The devops journey involves significant changes in culture, processes and technologies. Here’s how to overcome the most common challenges along the way.
Looking for a great book to read this summer? Ten IT pros share their current reading lists and their all-time favorite books for technologists.
After decades of unfulfilled promise, artificial intelligence is being put to real, productive use by some companies. Everybody else should be preparing for it.
High-tech analyst Scott Steinberg, author of the book Netiquette Essentials, offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online.
How four organizations tapped into fast-moving advances in mobile technology to crank up the functionality of their existing customer offerings.
Noah Consulting is a completely virtual company -- its 89 employees live and work in various cities and states nationwide. But those 89 people say they feel completely connected with and supported by their colleagues and supervisors, and that's a big part of the reason why, for the second year in a row, the consultancy was named the No. 1 small employer on Computerworld's list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT.
Karen Klein had a typical entrance into the project management profession, evolving into the role after working her way up the IT ranks.
When it comes to videoconferencing, Daniel Post Senning would like to remind you the game is yours to win -- or lose. "Your ability to handle and manage [videoconferencing] tools says something about your professional brand and who you are," says Senning, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNPI7FQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BNPI7FQ&linkCode=as2&tag=emilypostcom-20">Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World, Living Well Online</a> and spokesperson with The Emily Post Institute. And that includes not just your technical savvy, but your social skills as well, Senning says.
Like many of his colleagues, MIS director Bill Jones is in the market for IT talent. Jones, who runs the IT department for the city of Port St. Lucie, Fla., needs two developers to fill new positions created to build and maintain a permitting app, plus someone for another new position tasked with installing and maintaining a telephone system.