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The top 6 governance, risk and compliance (GRC) certifications | CIO

Job roles from IT auditor to security engineer to CIO require or benefit from a GRC certification. Here are six top-rated governance, risk and compliance certifications that are worth the time, cost and effort.

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10 must-ask questions for evaluating EDR tools | CIO

Are you thinking about investing in an endpoint detection and response solution? These pre-purchase questions will help you find the tool that meets your needs.

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10 questions to ask IDaaS vendors before you buy | CIO

Of the Everests that IT faces daily, identity and access management is a particular challenge. These 10 questions help you find a solution that delivers what you need.

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12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now ...

Hardware and software that live past their end-of-life dates pose serious risks to organizations. Find out which assets you should update, upgrade or replace ASAP.

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How to get started with a private Windows Store for Business | CIO

Windows Store for Business lets admins find suitable apps for their organization, acquire them in bulk and distribute them through their own private ‘storefront.’ This offers much-needed control, but its greatest benefit might be that your users won’t have to wade through thousands of apps to find what they need.

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What your cyber risk profile tells insurers | CIO

The purpose of a cyber risk profile is to assess your organization's insurability. The work you do upfront can go a long way toward ensuring you get adequate cyber insurance coverage and a better rate to boot.

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How (and why) to customize the Windows 10 Start menu | CIO

The Windows 10 Start menu is a blend of navigation from Windows Phone and Windows 7, and it's highly customizable. We’ll walk you through it.

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8 awesome (and sometimes free) conference call services | CIO

Conference call services want your business — even those that offer free plans — and their feature sets are getting better all the time.

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What is cyber insurance and why you need it | CIO

Cyber insurance can't protect your organization from cybercrime, but it can keep your business on stable financial footing should a significant security event occur.

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5 tips for defending against advanced persistent threats | CIO

APTs are increasing in occurrence and severity, as are the costs associated with protecting businesses adequately from. Is your organization prepared to do battle against an APT? You better be.

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How to use Microsoft Power BI for dashboards and more | CIO

Power BI brings intuitive data analysis to both the executive level as well as Microsoft Office power users who have a penchant for number crunching, data slicing and dicing, and reporting.

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Is it time to move from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10? | CIO

While standing in line at a burger joint recently, we spotted a sign in the manager's office that proclaimed, "Happy employees are productive." That pretty much sums up the Windows 10 experience from the user perspective.

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Your guide to compliance in the cloud | CIO

You can ensure cloud compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA and other regulatory requirements, but it takes investigation and persistence to get the answers and documentation you need to prove it.

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Top 7 storage certifications for IT pros | CIO

Demand for capable and talented storage technicians and engineers remains high in today's workplace, so what better way to showcase your skills than with a well-respected certification in that field? Check out our top picks from Brocade, Cisco, NetApp and many others.

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How to perform a clean install of Windows 10 | CIO

At some point in the life of your PC, you’re probably going to need to reinstall the operating system. Find out when a reset or clean install of Windows 10 is needed, and pick up tips for to ensure a smooth transition.