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Gartner says views that public cloud is insecure are wrong

Challenging the common perception that the public cloud is insecure, Gartner says that there have been "very few security breaches in the public cloud," with most breaches involving on-premises environments.

Enterprises will move from perimeter defense to risk-based security, says Gartner

Enterprises will increasingly move toward risk-based security and away from the mirage of achieving a 100 percent secured environment through perimeter defense, judges Gartner.

Mobility is one of the hottest IT skills right now, says Gartner

Experience with mobility is one of the IT skills in highest demand, according to research firm Gartner.

Risk management not keeping up with higher risks of the digital world, say CIOs

In the fast evolving digital economy, the discipline of risk management is failing to keep up with increasing risks to the organization. That is the view of two-thirds of 2,810 CIOs recently surveyed by Gartner.

Gartner and FBD on a big data myth-busting binge

Gartner released a new myth-busting report on big data last week. They are right that there is still a lot of hype, and most companies that are struggling with data now are unduly suffering from pressures generated by myths. Here are five of the myths they busted--plus a couple of my own after that.

News Scan: AT&T, Shell ink mobile UC deal; Smartwatch market to take off; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Sept. 17, including AT&T and Shell's mobile UC platform deal, Gartner's prediction for the smartwatch and wristband market to "take off," mobile intelligence startup AdBrain launches Synapse platform, financial sector in Middle East to invest heavily in mobile and Chinese spending on commercial fleet telematics to increase.

Many enterprises lack mobile app security expertise

Many firms do not have mobile application security expertise and remain vulnerable to insecure mobile apps downloaded by employees, warns Dionisio Zumerle, principal research analyst at Gartner.

Supply chain management key to Samsung's smartphone success

Samsung's superior supply chain management has enabled it to surpass Apple as the leading provider of smartphones, judges market research firm Gartner.

Tips to help IT security pros get their board's attention

Despite the costs of high-profile data breaches, IT security professionals are still not finding a receptive ear in the board room. Gartner offers eight tips to help IT security types better convey the benefits of IT security and risk management to their boards.

IT security spending to reach $77B by 2015, says Gartner

Spending on IT security is forecast by Gartner to increase 8 percent year-over-year in 2014, reaching $71 billion, and another 8.2 percent year-over-year in 2015 to total $77 billion.