Colleges and universities among highest risk for data breaches

While retailers and healthcare organizations have dominated much of the data breach attention in recent weeks, a new study finds that the nation's colleges and universities are at even greater risk for cyberattacks.

Report: Windows 9 technical preview may arrive in September

The next version of the Windows operating system, identified as Windows "Threshold" or Windows 9, could arrive as early as end-September.

Why a Linux-only approach will only get you fired

The city of Munich, Germany, is in the news over the last few days over an apparent change of heart over Linux. Paul Mah takes a look at the both sides of the story, and explains why a Linux-only approach is likely to get you fired.

Tech CEOs predict strong profits, hiring through 2017

The nation's technology firms expect tech growth to continue unabated for the next three years, with peak profits predicted for 2017 and strong hiring into 2017.

3 tips for choosing a new IT vendor

Here are some pointers on how companies can choose a new IT vendor.

Skype could leak your chat data, warns one user

While isolated, the notion of a messaging client leaking data is a serious one that calls for tighter control over instant messages in the enterprise.

5 lessons for managing and recruiting in the new federal IT landscape

The federal IT space and the private IT space are different in many ways; think budgets, hiring processes, leadership chains, regulations and much more. But while the two are very different, they both share a common theme--change.

CIOs could benefit from changing chief marketing technologist role

CIO and CMTO partnerships haven't always been fruitful in the past. But there are hopeful signs, when you look at the changes going on with the chief marketing technologist role today.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: To buy or to wait

Should you get the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 today, or wait? Paul Mah highlights two reasons why you may want to wait.

Microsoft yanks problematic update after reports of system crashes

Microsoft has quietly recommended that users uninstall one of last week's security update after some users reported irrecoverable system crashes.

IT association vows to make diversity hiring top priority

In the wake of several embarassing diversity reports from leading tech firms, the ITIC has vowed to make diversity hiring a top priority for the IT industry.

California court rules that employers must reimburse all BYOD calls

In what could be a landmark case regarding the growing practice of Bring-Your-Own-Device, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that employees must be reimbursed by their employer for the use of any personal devices for work-related matters.

eBay, LastPass outages traced to table limit of older network routers

Internet outages traced to table limit of older network routers.

Architecture and cloud skills top IT employer 'most wanted' lists

Foote Partners recently released data on the most in-demand IT skills and certifications in the IT market. And not surprisingly, topping the list are architecture and cloud skills. 

More tech giants reveal female IT hiring shortfalls

This summer has seen a number of top technology firms disclose their diversity in hiring numbers, and with regard to women in IT, the news hasn't been encouraging.

On vacation and banned from email; Millenials are changing IT's DNA; More

The top news stories for August 15, 2014.