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Former Porsche CEO: How to Rev up Workers


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published December 1, 2005
The man who turned Porsche around in the 1980s talks about how to make your employees passionate about their jobs. The people, he says, are the real driving force behind every success

IT Workers on the Brink of Recovery


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published January 7, 2005
With the dark days of the Internet bust not far behind us, IT professionals still are feeling battered and insecure. Some, though, are growing hopeful that better economic times will change the industry.

The Incredible Hidden Wireless Connection


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published November 4, 2004
No matter how much security an administrator puts into his network, all it takes is one hidden access point innocently set up by an employee to blow a gaping hole in the enterprise, leaving the company wide open to attack.

Offshoring of IT Jobs Only Beginning


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published September 15, 2004
By the end of this decade, analysts predict, one-quarter of U.S. technology jobs will be offshored. Can (and should) this runaway trend be slowed?

Major Web Attack After Financial Data


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published June 25, 2004
IT administrators are being warned to double check their servers, and Web surfers are being cautioned after a widespread hacker attack compromised major corporate Web sites and infected thousands of users' computers.

Bagle-AA Called 'Very Aggressive'


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published June 9, 2004
Bagle-AA has moved up the ranks to become the fifth most dangerous malware roaming the Internet.

IT Burden Forces Security Outsourcing


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published May 3, 2004
Historically, enterprises have remained leery of taking care of network security anywhere but in-house. But those ideas may finally be changing.

New Netsky Variant -- No Attachment Needed


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 15, 2004
Users don't even need to open an attachment to be infected with the latest variant of the virulent Netsky virus. And analysts worry this means the bug could spread far and fast.

Gateway: To Buy or Not to Buy? That is the Question


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 7, 2004
The question of whether or not Gateway PCs and laptops are a good buy for the enterprise just became even cloudier with the recent announcement of the company's financial troubles.

Choosing the Right Country for IT Offshoring


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published November 25, 2003
It's not always about the money. At least not when it comes to choosing what country your company should use for its offshore outsourcing.

Server Shipments See Q1 Increase


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 29, 2003
Worldwide server shipments saw a 10 percent increase in the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from Gartner, Inc.

IDC: War Affects IT Spending Growth


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 3, 2003
Worldwide IT spending is expected to pick up speed and return to positive growth in 2003 -- if the war with Iraq is short and other regional economies strengthen, according to a new report from industry analyst firm IDC.

NASA Reportedly Hacked Hours After Columbia Was Lost


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published February 4, 2003
A hacker group attacked and struck down servers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just hours after the Columbia space shuttle was lost, according to a London-based security company.

CIOs On Tighter Budget Leash


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published December 20, 2002
IT leaders will have to rethink the way they've always handled their budgets. 2003 will be a whole new year in more ways than one.

From The IT Shop To The Boardroom


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published October 23, 2002
A growing number of IT professionals are working their way onto the business side of companies and sometimes even into the boardroom. Analysts and IT pros discuss the 'culture shock' and challenges inherent in this increasingly popular career transition.

Layoffs Continue to Torment Dot-com Sector


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published September 6, 2002
The dot-com sector took another hit last month, registering the second month in a row of more than 1,000 layoffs.

Dot-Coms And Telecoms Suffer in July


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published August 7, 2002
Although July showed the lowest number of job cuts in 14 months in the U.S., the dot-com sector suffered yet another blow, with layoff figures jumping 156% from the month before.

Corporate Layoffs Create Security Havoc For IT Pros


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published July 9, 2002
Big corporate layoffs are causing a security nightmare for IT workers, who scramble to close down network connections and plug up dangerous holes as employees are walked out the door.

Security Sieves: Misused Technology Leaving Networks Vulnerable


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published May 15, 2002
Despite the big money IT executives are spending to protect their companies from security breaches, industry analysts and security consultants say most are misusing the technology they already have installed.

Social Engineering: The Human Side Of Hacking


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published May 10, 2002
Companies spend millions of dollars on firewalls, authentication processes and network monitoring software, but few bother to train employees how to avoid being duped into giving away critical information.

Special Report: Putting The Squeeze On IT Vendors


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 30, 2002
For IT executives, there's an upside to the economic downturn: Vendors need their corporate customers more than ever. Now's the time for customers to use that leverage to negotiate -and renegotiate- better deals.

Privacy Bill Raising 'Grave' E-Commerce Concerns


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 26, 2002
A proposed privacy bill seeks new standards for online transactions, but opponents cry foul, saying it may be difficult to comply, leading to costly upgrades and opening them to lawsuits.

Employee Abuse of Internet Rampant


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 26, 2002
Read what steps companies are taking to take back their networks and get more productivity out of their workers by curbing at-work Internet abuse.

Steps To Control Worker Misuse of 'Net


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Sharon Gaudin

| CIO Insights Article Published April 26, 2002
Sidebar: Here are nine ideas your organization can follow to limit employees' abuse of the Internet.