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Linux & Windows – coexisitng in a consolidating environ?

Bridging the Server Divide

Consolidating Linux and Windows servers may not be easy, but it may be best for the business.

Over the last several years, it has become very clear that the two dominant server operating system environments are Windows and Linux. In fact, it’s not at all uncommon to find both these environments running inside the same organization…

Most IT organizations chalk up the bickering between the Windows and Linux partisans to good-natured rivalry. But as the economy has taken what looks like an extended turn for the worse, the issue of costs associated with running both operating environments is starting to raise its ugly head.

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Recession-era Security Threats

…59 percent of employees who lost or left a job in 2008 admitted to stealing confidential company information. Most startlingly, 82 percent of respondents reported that their employers didn’t perform an audit or review of paper or electronics before they left their jobs and nearly a quarter of respondents had access to their employer’s network after they left.

With more layoffs on the horizon in the upcoming months, many CIOs are going to need to be prepared to help protect the business from desperate employees. This means finding a way to efficiently deprovision accounts, prevent unauthorized data dumps, and generally keep tabs on how employees interact with data.

via Know It All – Security – Recession-era Security Threats Find Companies Unprepared.