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  1. Top 10 issues for CIOs in 2014 Top 10 issues for CIOs in 2014 The top 10 issues that CIOs need to address in 2014 are driven by the current economic and...
  2. Top 10 CIO Leadership and Management Traits CIOs and IT Managers who are successful have some common leadership  and management traits Are one of the people and able to get their hands...
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H-1B program runs amuck

H-1B program runs amuck

Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by H-1B workers from India. Some employees are training their replacements, and many have already lost their jobs.

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Many US IT pros are upset and say they can't understand how H-1B guest workers can be used to replace US workers given the current economic conditions.

The SEC IT organization is expected to layoff about 400 , with another 100 or so employees leaving voluntarily.

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Many companies lack basic security protocols, such as two-factor authentication

Companies are increasingly reliant on third-parties to notify them that their security has been compromised.

Companies are continuing to find cyber attackers sooner. In the latest annual cyber-threat report the average time a company takes to detect a data breach fell to 205 days in 2014, down from an estimated 229 in 2013 and 243 in 2012.

But as cyberattacks increase in complexity and sophistication, companies don’t always have the in-house resources to detect them. As a result, only 31% of organizations discovered they were breached through their own resources last year, compared with 33% in 2013 and 37% in 2012.

Business and professional services and retail operations saw the most online intrusions from malicious hackers in 2014. A common thread in these breaches is a lack of basic security protocols, such as two-factor authentication. Without two-factor authentication safeguards, a single stolen credential - obtained through phishing campaigns or social engineering — can leave an entire network vulnerable.

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    Outsourcing TemplateDisasater Recovery and the Cloud best and worst practices are defined in the articles listed below
    1. Outsourcing top 10 reasons why it fails  Top 10 reasons why outsourcing fail 10 reasons why outsourcing arrangements fails No clearly defined long-term strategic organizational objective is defined – the outsourcing arrangement...
    2. Top 10 Reasons Cloud Solutions are Expanding  Top 10 Reasons Cloud Computing is Exploding As CIOs and businesses move organizations towards cloud solutions and processing there are many benefits.  The top 10...
    3. Disaster Plans now include cloud  More CIOs opt for Disaster Plans that include the cloud Once a CIO includes a cloud provider in their disaster plans the flood gates are...
    4. Many CIOs have not addressed cloud security issues  Less than 50% of all organizations have policies in place that for vetting cloud computing applications for possible security risks before deploying them. The number...
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