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7 Hot Technology Trends for 2012


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 11, 2012

If his predictions are as good this year as last, CIOUpdate's Jeff Vancewill officially be on a roll.

Stuxnet and the Future of Malware


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published March 8, 2011
Are the Fortune 500 next?

IT vs. Business: Who Should You Blame When Projects Fail?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published February 28, 2011
Geek speak and finger pointing aside, someone's got to take responsibility when things go south.

7 Hot Technology Trends for 2011


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 10, 2011
From more government intervention to the demise of the netbook, Jeff Vance predicts 2011 to be just as tumultuous as 2010.

7 Ways to Cut Costs without Firing Your Employees


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published October 25, 2010
Yes, technology can actually reduce costs and increase productivity but you have to figure out what works for and when ... there's a strategic thing or two you can do, as well.

Top 10 Android Business Apps


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published August 23, 2010
You just can't get away from Google no matter how hard you try so you might as well make the best of it!

When Win-Win is a Bad Idea


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published July 15, 2010
At certain times and in certain scenarios, a win-win attitude towards you vendors isn't necessarily a good thing.

Top 15 Android Business Apps


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published June 28, 2010
Highly useful Andriod apps for a wide variety of business tasks, from travel aids to financial transactions to office productivity.

The 7 Symptoms of a Bad Deal


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published June 17, 2010
Do you suspect your software vendors are taking advantage of you? Here's how you can tell.

Being Unreasonable with Software Vendors


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published May 20, 2010
If your always being a nice guy, you are not going to the best value from your IT spending.

You Should Challenge Software Vendor's Fine Print


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published April 15, 2010
Negotiating the fine print in software vendor contracts can spell the difference between getting ripped off and getting what you want.

Don't Give Software Vendors the Upper Hand


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published March 18, 2010
It's best to walk before letting software vendor stick you with a deal you don't want. Here's how.

Could Provisioning Services in the Cloud Lead to Big Fines?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published February 18, 2010
As virtualization and in the Cloud services gain momentum, ISVs have yet to bring their licensing structures in line with the realities of today's computing environments.

5 Promising Startups Make Smartphones Enterprise Friendly


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 29, 2010
Like other mobile tech before it, the smartphone is becoming the bane of IT everywhere. Here's a few companies working to change all that.

2010's Ten Hot Trends


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 28, 2009
Netbooks fade, Windows 7 won't matter that much and smartphones take over as social networking, VDI and Cloud, make enterprise gains, writes CIOUpdate resident soothsayer, Jeff Vance of Sandstorm Media.

When Is a Cloud Really a Cloud?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published October 5, 2009
The answer, as it appears to early adopters, doesn't really matter so long as the solution meets your needs.

Five More Ways to Cut Costs Without Cutting Services


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published July 20, 2009
Yet another installment of our wildly popular article on how to save money and still deliver what your customers want.

5 Ways to Cut Costs Without Cutting Services


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published June 19, 2009
Well, four ways for sure and then you look at services.

5 Hot Trends for 2009


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 12, 2009
Coming off some pretty good prognostications for ’08, our resident soothsayer Jeff Vance makes his predictions for ’09.

Is Your IT Job Safe in 2009?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 8, 2009
As budgets are crunched, most IT workers face grim job prospects for the coming year or two.

Utilities Subsidizing Server Consolidation Efforts


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 11, 2008
Companies getting paid to eliminate servers nationwide.

Should You Ban the iPhone?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published September 18, 2008
You can’t stop them so your best bet is a strategy to control their use and access to sensitive data.

Are You Ready for the All Wireless Workplace?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published August 4, 2008
If you’re not, at least for now, there really isn’t any reason to be.

Using Policy and Compliance Tools to Reduce Insider Threats


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published June 25, 2008
Compliance apps provide a level of automated assurance that users aren't bigger risks then they have to be.

The Trend Skeptic : Virtualization Is a Sure Bet


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published April 30, 2008
Not really, writes CIOUpdate’s Trend Skeptic Jeff Vance.

The Trend Skeptic: Convergence Will Benefit Everyone


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published March 7, 2008
Just like many new technologies, convergence (or the “mobile enterprise”) is big on promise yet the benefits still seem elusive.

The Trend Skeptic: Regulations Have Fixed Authentication


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published February 26, 2008
No, they haven’t, and stronger authentication in the financial sector could put other industries at risk.

The Trend Skeptic: Social Networking is a Benign Technology


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 29, 2008
MySpace, Facebook, Linked In. As this new wave of consumer technology works its way into the enterprise, it’s best to prepare for a few, unpleasant surprises, writes CIOUpdate’s Trend Skeptic Jeff Vance.

Five Hot Trends in 2008


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 31, 2007
While these five trends are familiar, 2008 should see them maturing to become forces in their own right, not just sideline fads that may or may not make a difference to your operations.

Overwhelmed by Data? This Tool Could Help


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 19, 2007
An effective business process management (BPM) program can help work flow significantly.

Disaster Waiting to Happen


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 6, 2007
A bad business process can open the door to outsiders, tempt insiders or simply aid and abet a hacker or malicious insider.

Making Sense of Enterprise Search


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published August 30, 2007
Organizations face numerous obstacles to a viable enterprise search strategy. But there are work-arounds.

Disaster Recovery Should Plan for WAN


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published June 12, 2007
WAN acceleration is filling the gap in business continuity.

Can Email Be Saved?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published May 25, 2007
One startup at Interop believes doing so is easier than you think.

Enterprise 2.0 Generates Interop Buzz


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published May 24, 2007
From videoconferencing to mashups, Web 2.0 technology and its use in the enterprise is the talk of the show.

The Trouble with Rootkits


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published April 17, 2007
Even legitimate rootkits have become synonymous with poor security.

Use ILM to Store Data Properly and Securely


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published February 26, 2007
ILM can help alleviate your storage and security headaches by classifying data appropriately.

You Suspect IP Theft, Now What?


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published January 18, 2007
IP theft is getting worse. Here's what to look for and what to do about it.

Protecting Against An Avalanche of Vulnerabilities


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 22, 2006
Even antivirus programs can put you at risk.

Protecting IP


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Jeff Vance

| CIO Insights Article Published December 6, 2006
IP theft costs U.S. business over $250 billion per year and IT is front and center in the battle to combat it.