Posts Tagged ‘cio’

Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy for CIOs

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Posted on 14th May 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Following the news last week that one of the longest-serving managers of a highly successful soccer club in the UK, well-known around the world, is set to retire at the end of the English Premier League season, tributes and tears are pouring forth. That’s right; Sir Alex Ferguson is stepping down from managing Manchester United […]

French CIOs’ ability to economize will serve them well

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Posted on 23rd Jan 2013 by in Enterprise Security

In the final installment of our series of examining CIOs’ attitudes towards security, we turn our attention to France. Perhaps the most striking aspect of France’s attitudes towards IT security is the power wielded by CIOs themselves. 70% of French respondents said that the CIO took responsibility for IT security within their organization – higher […]

What does a consumer trade show have to do with the enterprise?

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Posted on 18th Jan 2013 by in Enterprise Security

The 2013 International CES is, like, so two weeks ago, right?  Not only that, but as an enterprise executive, you may be thinking “that’s a consumer show, what the heck does it have to do with the enterprise?” A lot, actually. Even with 2013 CES over and done with (no one is even tweeting about […]

Enterprise security – a German perspective

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Posted on 28th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise Security

As part of our series looking at CIO views on security we are also interested in different country attitudes to IT security. As a global organization with offices worldwide, we know only too well how different nationalities and cultures bring a wealth of opinion, experience and perspectives to the table. So, let’s take a look […]

America – the land of the free?

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Posted on 19th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise Security

If you’ve been following our recent CIO series on the Gemalto blog you may be wondering how the US fares when it comes to enterprise security. In comparison with the UK, France, Germany and the Nordics, the US establishes itself as a land of caution, influenced by the lessons learned from recent security breaches around […]

What connects M2M with McDonalds?

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Posted on 20th Nov 2012 by in M2M

What springs to mind when you think of McDonalds? Happy meals? Brightly colored fast-food chains? Sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics? Vegetarian-only restaurants in India? How about Machine-2-Machinecommunication? Surprised? McDonalds has pioneered a key business concept – extended enterprise – which is going to be the cornerstone of future M2M Communications. What is an extended enterprise? […]

Nordic nations strike the right balance between strong authentication and usability

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Posted on 5th Nov 2012 by in Enterprise Security

The Nordic region has long been considered a liberal, forward-thinking group of countries with a pioneering approach to technology. In our recent research of CIOs, one statistic in particular appeared to show that this view is more than just a stereotype. When asked which was the more important – ‘security and strong authentication’ or ‘convenience […]

Are UK companies being left vulnerable by their CIOs?

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Posted on 23rd Oct 2012 by in Enterprise Security

We had a great reaction from our followers on our research into the issues that are keeping CIOs awake at night. Here on the blog we discussed the findings across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the USA and the Nordics. Let’s take a look the UK findings in more detail. If you’ve seen or shared […]

Mind your thoughts, they could be hacked

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Posted on 21st Aug 2012 by in Enterprise Security

As a child, I often wondered whether my thoughts were visible to others in a cloud above my head. (I had obviously been reading too many comics where dialogue and monologues are depicted as such.) Thankfully the wisdom of age has shown this not to be true, but such an invasion of your privacy is […]

Is virtualization a security risk? The CIO verdict

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Posted on 17th Aug 2012 by in Enterprise Security

As part of our recent look at CIOs’ views on all things security, we asked the world’s IT leaders for their views on virtualization. As one of the most successful technologies of recent years, virtualization was simply too big a subject to ignore. It is commonly accepted that virtualization brings with it some element of […]