CIOs warned: Does a bad manager lurk within you?

IT leaders must be doing something wrong of late, as a number of recent tech media articles have focused on topics related to bad management practices.

Target plans tech infusion while eliminating 'thousands' of jobs

Potentially hundreds of IT workers at Target Corp. are waiting to learn their fate, as the retail giant announced it would lay off "thousands" of workers under a $2 billion cost-saving plan.

Serious FREAK flaw renders Android, iOS devices vulnerable to HTTPS snooping

A serious vulnerability has been found that could allow an attacker to compromise a SSL connection by downgrading its encryption.

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 released, sets sights on business-centric file sharing

BitTorrent Sync 2.0 has been officially released, and comes with a Pro tier that offers business-centric file sharing.

Federal agencies score low on cyberdefense assessment report

Federal government agencies have been revealed to be among the worst violators of good cyberdefense, despite all the rhetoric that comes out of Washington around bolstering IT security.

Bloatware blues not limited to Lenovo

The Lenovo Superfish debacle is just the tip of the crapware iceberg.

Key IT certifications gain weight in tight salary climate

Several recent IT salary studies have suggested minimal salary growth for 2015, but top IT certifications continue to draw higher pay for the right individuals, and they are what convince many hiring managers to open the purse strings.

IoT and big data a powerful combo, new studies find

The Internet of Things has been projected to grow substantially this year, and a primary reason turns out to be the growing use of IoT devices to capture big data.

CDOs: Still small in number, but casting a growing shadow

With all the attention paid lately to the emerging role of the chief digital officer, one would think there are tens of thousands of job openings for the taking. But the reality appears to be far different.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff wants meetings to be made up of at least 30 percent women

Marc Benioff wants all of Salesforce's meetings to be made up of at least a third, and hopefully half, women, he noted at the second-annual  Lesbians Who Tech summit in San Francisco on February 27.

Lenovo to eliminate bloatware from consumer PCs after Superfish debacle

Lenovo has announced that it will reduce the amount of bloatware on its consumer PCs, a week after a debacle over its inclusion of advertisement software Superfish on PCs-- which introduced an inadvertent but serious security vulnerability.

SanDisk announces new microSD card with a capacity of 200GB

SanDisk has announced a new microSD card with a capacity of 200GB, making it the highest capacity microSD storage card in the world.

News Scan: Net neutrality becomes official; IT Budgets rising by 6%; More

The top news stories for Feb. 27, 2015.


Survey shows solid-state disks have high failure rate

A significant proportion of respondents to a survey suffered a malfunction with their solid-state drives (SSDs), says Knoll Ontrack.

What's the big deal about Docker's new orchestration tools?

Docker has released a trio of tools designed to make it easier to scale and manage large-scale container deployments. 

IT hiring challenges will continue in 2015

CIOs and IT hiring managers arre resigned to facing another year of challenges in 2015 when it comes to filling job openings in their IT staff, writes CompTIA president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

Get ready for more cloud, mobile offerings from IBM

IBM plans to spend big--$4 billion this year--on cloud, mobile and data analytics, as it works to shift its business away from its traditional hardware and software roots. That kind of investment should be good news for enterprises, which will presumably get better services from IBM.