IT by the Numbers

  • Paul Mah // April 21, 2008, 5:57 PM PST

    Windows XP still the predominant workstation OS of choice

    A poll of 1,384 TechRepublic members shows a staggering 95% still operating corporate networks with a predominant number -- more than half, of workstations running on Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. What are your plans pertaining to existing Windows XP workstations come June 30, 2008?


  • Paul Mah // April 20, 2008, 11:11 PM PST

    Facebook addiction in the office

    If you are considering banning certain social networking sites from work, you might be interested to know that a poll conducted late last year by IT security and control firm Sophos had 14.8% admitting to accessing Facebook from work "all the time".


  • Paul Mah // April 16, 2008, 4:38 PM PST

    CIO salaries on the rise

    According to a survey done by CIO Insight, the annual pay packets of CIOs are on the sixth consecutive year of increase.


  • Paul Mah // April 7, 2008, 3:00 AM PST

    Welcome to IT by the Numbers

    The field of information technology is fluid and ever-changing. New technologies are constantly invented, and niches to existing specialties created. How is the already harried CTO or IT Manager to make sense of it all?


  • Paul Mah // April 18, 2008, 2:38 AM PST

    Google Research: Temperature not a major factor in hard disk failures

    Logic and conventional wisdom have always pointed to temperature being one of the key environmental factors affecting the reliability of hard disk drives. That’s not the case, however, according to research done by Google on the hard disks in their data centers.


  • Paul Mah // April 15, 2008, 4:59 PM PST

    Google puts in strong showing in Netcraft Web server survey

    April's survey consists of a total of 165,719,150 sites. There is an increase of 3.1 million sites more than last month, the bulk of them coming from the United States.


  • Paul Mah // April 10, 2008, 5:01 PM PST

    More than half of SMBs have more than one business location

    I was poring over this report by Quocirca (free registration) pertaining to the topic of information security. However, I can't help but be intrigued by the chart on page 3 which showed the results of a survey comprising 1,045 SMBs showing the relationship between the size of a company and the number of locations they are based in.


  • Paul Mah // May 7, 2008, 12:03 AM PST

    Top Instant Messaging applications in the enterprise

    It appears that the enterprise have largely given up on controlling the use of IM, and existing policies, if any, were largely ignored.


  • Paul Mah // April 7, 2008, 3:05 AM PST

    TechRepublic's favorite Web browser in Windows

    What better way to kick off the IT by the Numbers blog than by examining one of our perennial favorite questions of all time: Which is the reigning favorite Web browser -- for Windows, used by the IT professionals over at TechRepublic?


  • Paul Mah // April 8, 2008, 5:41 PM PST

    iPhone and BlackBerry tops corporate Smartphone satisfaction survey

    ChangeWave Researcher, a Rockville, Maryland-based firm has found that RIM's BlackBerry technology is still tops when it comes to corporate satisfaction.


  • Paul Mah // April 24, 2008, 11:08 PM PST

    Many companies still ill-prepared for disasters

    According to a report on data center asset planning, up to 1 in 5 respondents say they have no disaster recovery plans -- or say that they are unsure.


  • Paul Mah // April 27, 2008, 10:04 PM PST

    Anti-spyware software is big business in the UK

    Anti-virus software has long been a staple in corporate PCs. This trend continues, with the exception that the majority of businesses in the UK now use anti-spyware scanning software as well.


  • Paul Mah // May 28, 2008, 11:38 PM PST

    BlackBerry the top SmartPhone in the enterprise

    Despite significant inroads made by Apple's iPhone, Research In Motion's BlackBerry SmartPhone continues to dominate the enterprise. Of course, one could argue that the iPhone in its current incarnation offers little in the way of enterprise features. Still, you can bet that Apple will continue to push aggressively in that direction.


  • Mary Weilage // September 26, 2008, 7:49 AM PST

    Using Web 2.0 tools for recruiting, retention, and employee development

    Aberdeen Group survey data shows that a growing number of organizations are using Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, social networking, etc.) to manage employee challenges, such as retention.


  • Mary Weilage // September 4, 2008, 5:20 AM PST

    E-discovery: IT leaders' ill preparedness may surprise you

    We recently conducted a Web-based survey of TechRepublic members to better understand how companies are supporting e-discovery. Here are highlights from the survey.