Category Archives: IT Standards

Trends Gaining Momentum That the CIO Needs to Be Aware of in 2014

Crystal BallA list was posted yesterday in InformationWeek that looked at the latest trends that the business aware CIO should be keeping an eye on in the upcoming year.

Honestly, there was nothing earth shattering. As with many lists like this they tend to echo some of the same things that were just as important in the year prior’s list. This one is not much different.

The list was produced by Sunil Manglore, MD, of CA Technologies and the highlights were as follows.

Never Having to Say You Are Sorry is True IT Security

ReputationThe latest company that has had to do a public mea culpa regarding security is the social media darling Snapchat. Not like it was something they readily jumped on considering the ‘apology’ came yesterday, a full week plus removed from the New Year’s incident that exposed about 4.6 million of the 8 million users’ usernames and phone numbers.

cnet reports

Love is supposed to mean never having to say you’re sorry. But Snapchat has expressed both love and apologies for a bug that caused headaches for the millions of users whose names and phone numbers were exposed unexpectedly.

Local Cary Company Helping Independent Schools Figure Out Tech Needs

SchoolDude LogoSchoolDude is teaming with the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) to help independent schools better understand their ever increasing IT infrastructure needs.

As it should be, schools are about educating people not necessarily being tech experts. With the change in education delivery as more ‘classroom’ environments move online, schools are being forced to be more technologically savvy. The trouble is that since there are so many different ways to approach any technology issue or concern it often leaves organizations in s perpetual holding pattern. This study, as reported by WRAL TechWire is aimed at adding some form to the theory.