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Executives have wrong perception of cyber threats, survey finds


As the business world shifts and evolves at breakneck pace, organisations are constantly facing new sources of risk. Whether it’s corruption, fraud or other forms of corporate crime such as cyber attacks, the board in particular needs to develop strategies to combat these emerging threats. Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing risks to businesses […]

Dell highlights the high costs of IT security breaches


A recent survey from computing giant Dell has demonstrated the skyrocketing financial costs of IT security breaches – and pointed out that many organisations still aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from this threat. Earlier this year, Dell surveyed more than 1,400 IT decision makers around the world – including 60 in Australia – from organisations […]

Big data is radically transforming business operations, but security remains a vital consideration.

Big data driving a big push towards security


One of the most revolutionary trends to hit the IT sphere in recent times, big data is radically transforming the way organisations are handling their information. The use of powerful analytics tools simply means that no data set is too large, and the ability to quickly and accurately extract meaningful insights from large reams of […]

Understanding evolving cybersecurity threats


Organisations need to take the initiative and defend themselves against the full scope of modern cybersecurity threats, or risk malicious parties having a direct impact on their business and reputation. That’s the message of high-ranking US cybersecurity expert Michael S. Rogers, who recently sat down with Trish Regan of Bloomberg Television to address the evolving […]

Gartner: Digital workplace will bring new security implications


The modern workplace is evolving rapidly, with more businesses moving towards a ‘consumersation’ of internal IT in order to cater to an increasingly tech-savvy workforce. In fact, a new report from Gartner – entitled Prepare for the Security Implications of the Digital Workplace – predicts that 25 per cent of large businesses will have implemented a strategy […]

The 5 key principles of COBIT 5


ISACA’s information technology management framework Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) is widely regarded as the global standard when it comes to leading and governing enterprise IT. Since its initial introduction in 1996, COBIT has gone through a number of iterations and releases. However, the current volume, COBIT 5, is an essential tool for […]

3 reasons why your IT department may not be delivering true business value


Over the past few decades, technology has become a critical component to business success. No company can survive, let alone thrive, without making good use of the technology solutions and tools available to them. Despite this, many organisations are still struggling to achieve maximum business value from their IT specialists. With that in mind, here are three […]

How to succeed as an IT Leader

How to succeed as an IT Leader


What it means to be an IT leader today is different from what is was 10 years ago. There aren’t many other areas that evolve as quickly as IT does and that can create unique challenges for an IT leader. The command-and-control way of thinking has given way to an era of employee empowerment and engagement. […]

10 ITIL Implementation Tips


10 Tips for ITIL® Implementation ITIL can help business leaders to streamline business processes or improve overall operations. There are many different ways to implement ITIL in a business or company. Here are some of the tips and recommendations on how to implement ITIL in your workplace. Tip 1 Get yourself a GREAT Project Manager. Be […]

The Productivity Potion


Hello and welcome to the ALC School of IT Service Wizardry and this specific module, The Dark Arts of Financial Management. Today we are going to describe how to create a productivity potion. Five special ingredients are needed to create this potion. Ingredients: Previous year’s budget Price change information Business volume growth New services Forecast […]