Author Archives: Andrew Fife

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Enterprise as Silicon Valley’s Star at BoxWorks

We’ve always said enterprise was cool. Now, it’s hot. (Don’t just take our word for it – take the Wall Street Journal’s.) Enterprise is the “it” topic in the valley right now, and we plan on keeping it that way. … Continue reading

#DF12Ready: Prepping for Dreamforce 2012

If you’ve been anywhere near Silicon Valley during the past couple of weeks, you know that from September 18-21, 70,000+ people from cloud companies of nearly every shade will descend on San Francisco to talk all things cloud at Dreamforce … Continue reading

Yahoo and Formspring Experience Security Breaches: Is Your Password Safe Anywhere?

If one of your many usernames and passwords hasn’t been hacked lately, consider yourself lucky. Just this week, two more companies — Yahoo and the social question-and-answer site Formspring — announced major security breaches. The New York Times reported that … Continue reading

The Hybrid Cloud Reality

In a recent article for PC Magazine, reporter Michael Miller rehashed some of the key issues discussed during last week’s Interop conference. The hybrid cloud emerged as one of the most prominent themes of the event, encompassing conversation around trends … Continue reading

Successful Cloud Deployments Must Start with IT

InfoWorld’s David Linthicum recently wrote about how enterprise IT departments must think differently before when rolling out cloud applications. The reason? IT staffs tend to be reactive by nature, and there’s too much to lose by rolling out a cloud … Continue reading

Nissan Security Breach Underscores Password Problem

Earlier this week, Nissan confirmed a network hack that comprised both employee names and encrypted passwords. Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times covered the news, citing the commentary of Nissan spokesperson David Reuter and Shawn Henry, former FBI cyber-cop. … Continue reading

The Password Problem: The Most Common — and Avoidable — Threat to IT Security

Computerworld’s Jaikumar Vijayan story today on the Utah Department of Health security breach that exposed approximately 280,000 Social Security numbers highlights a point we’ve written about many times in the past: Weak, easy-to-guess passwords are perhaps the biggest threat to … Continue reading

How the Cloud Can Assuage IT Challenges of BYOD

Last week, we talked about the some of the challenges associated with the use of consumer mobile devices in business. This week we wanted to dig a little deeper into what exactly these challenges are. In a recent post for … Continue reading

Staffing the Cloud with Skilled Employees

As more and more IT services get shifted to the cloud, the demand for talent becomes an increasingly important issue. In an article for CIO, Meredith Levinson describes the challenges facing CIOs in finding employees. Levinson cites data from Wanted … Continue reading

New Devices, New Management

In a recent article for the Wall Street Journal, Shara Tibken addresses enterprise tablet adoption and its impact on IT networks. “Companies everywhere are adopting tablets,” Tibken writes. “Forrester Research Inc. estimates that about 25% of computers used for work globally are … Continue reading

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