Vulnerabilities and Patches

A vulnerability is a weakness in a piece of software or a system that allows an attacker to violate the integrity of the product. Vulnerabilities can come from bad passwords, a virus or malware, among other things, and usually lead to the creation of a patch, a small piece of software designed to fix the problem. Microsoft releases security patches once a month, while other vendors have other schedules or release them as soon as possible after a vulnerability is disclosed.


Articles

CIOs Lack Control Over Obsolete Apps?

One in four applications could be retired, according to an estimate by Capgemini, but it's not always easy for CIOs to retire an out-of-date legacy app. More >

Microsoft Extends Ethical, Environmental Policies to Supply Chain

The Redmond, Wash., software giant tightens its supply chain policies to avoid conflict minerals and promote sustainability across the board. More >

CIOs Must Bleed Open Source

Many executives say open source gives their organization a competitive advantage, which is one of the reasons why CIOs need to better support open source initiatives. More >

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Interviews

XOEye Technologies Taking Wearables Beyond the Device

Wearable devices and applications developed specifically for the enterprise have potential for profound changes in the workplace and work itself.

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Pentaho’s Adaptive Big Data Layer Takes Broad View

Creates a native integration to multiple data sources.

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SnapLogic’s New Solution Targets Enterprise Integration via the Cloud

SnapLogic is targeting the line of business folks who are investing in and want to integrate SaaS applications.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

Editor's Choice

Debunking Five Common Email Myths

Security Staffing

Everyone wants to work smarter and get out of the office faster; check out when the best time of day is to send an email, whether to use "cc," or what subject line length will get you the fastest reply.

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Curious About Data Virtualization? Tool Lets You Tinker for Free

The Argument in Favor of Relying on the Public Cloud for Disaster Recovery

The Insider Risk of Temporary Employees

The Domestic Drone Industry’s Rough Launch

 

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