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OS X Yosemite update fixes security holes that Google exposed
Last week Google exposed several security flaws in Apple's latest operating system, and now Apple has fixed them.
Twenty-eight percent of security spending wasted on shelfware

The average organization spent $115 per user on security-related software last year, but $33 of it, or 28 percent, was underutilized or not used at all, according to a new report from Osterman Research.

"As much as 60 percent of security software remains completely unused in some organizations," the report said.

Almost all of this wasted spending was on traditional packaged software, because cloud services are typically billed based on use and need little or no additional configuration or customization.

Specifically, 81 percent of security software was still delivered in the traditional way, compared to 19 percent that was cloud-based, according to the survey of IT decision makers in large and small companies.

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Twenty-eight percent of security spending wasted on shelfware

The average organization spent $115 per user on security-related software last year, but $33 of it, or 28 percent, was underutilized or not used at all, according to a new report from Osterman Research.

"As much as 60 percent of security software remains completely unused in some organizations," the report said.

Almost all of this wasted spending was on traditional packaged software, because cloud services are typically billed based on use and need little or no additional configuration or customization.

Specifically, 81 percent of security software was still delivered in the traditional way, compared to 19 percent that was cloud-based, according to the survey of IT decision makers in large and small companies.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Potential impact to Canada of planned U.S. data breach law
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NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

Posted 28 Jan, 2015 1:29:46 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 27/01/2015 has been archived and is now available online.

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Jason Bloomberg Blog Surpasses Million Page Views @TheEbizWizard | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]
Jason Bloomberg, president of agile digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx, has surpassed one million page views on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, SOA World Magazine, and several others. His home page at SYS-CON can be found at JasonBloomberg.SYS-CON.com. Bloomberg is also a regular contributor to Forbes and Wired. He writes on a range of digital transformation, enterprise IT, and innovation topics.He is also a frequent conference speaker. His upcoming speaking engagements include: Does Agile EA Equal Agile Plus EA? at the Open Group Conference in San Diego, February 4.

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