Resources, including how-tos, case studies and more on legal issues.
Fri, January 17, 2014 - Oracle was in the news for the wrong reason this week when a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging the firm is racist. The incident provides some lessons in image and reputation management in our age of social media and 24-hour news cycles. As it turns out, IT departments can help protect the brand.
Wed, January 15, 2014 - While many software vendors run software license audits on customers, there are some key differences customers should be mindful of when it comes to IBM, according to a new report from advisory firm Miro Consulting.
Wed, December 18, 2013 - Most companies understand the risks associated with disaster recovery and business continuity and plan accordingly. Few can say the same thing about the software they own -- or don't own, as the case may be. That's where software asset management and software license management tools can make a difference.
Thu, November 21, 2013 - If your BYOD policy goes too far, you may be prosecuted for unfair labor practices. However, courts expect you to produce all relevant data in discovery proceedings. Meanwhile, your employees may fear retaliation if they don't sign draconian BYOD policies. CIO.com talks to attorneys to better understand the legal side of BYOD.
Thu, October 31, 2013 - A woman says she was fired from her job at Xerox for posting a photo on Instagram and using the company's name as a hashtag. It's just one example of how social media can cost employees their jobs, expose employers to lawsuits and sour the workplace with distrust.
Wed, October 09, 2013 - Privacy and Internet freedom will take center stage when Congress debates NSA Surveillance Reform. Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden is ready to lead the charge for stricter oversight of the NSA's far-ranging intelligence-gathering activities.
Tue, September 17, 2013 - IT, security and compliance experts discuss the biggest issues facing companies these days -- and what steps organizations can take to minimize potential regulatory compliance risks and security threats.
Mon, August 05, 2013 - Citing the needs to curb frivolous litigation in the patent system and expand safe harbor and fair use protections, tech representatives get their turn before a House panel mulling a rewrite of IP law.
Fri, June 28, 2013 - Microsoft eventually learned that you can't win a battle against the government. Google appears poised to learn the same lesson. The difference: Google's fight goes well beyond separating a browser from an operating system and involves illegal drugs and illicit activities. There's a teachable moment here, writes CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle, but it may cost Google its advertisers.
Wed, June 19, 2013 - Vague policies, rogue apps, zombie phones can doom even the best 'Bring Your Own Device' intentions. But the good news is it's not too late to make game-changing adjustments.
Thu, June 06, 2013 - A measure to overturn a Library of Congress decision that makes it illegal to unlock your cell phone draws support from both sides of the aisle, industry and consumer advocates.
Wed, May 01, 2013 - To land or keep a job people may soon be forced to buy a personal smartphone, sign away some of their privacy rights and use the phone for work. It's called a BYOD mandate and, according to research firm Gartner, you better get ready for it.
Wed, April 10, 2013 - With a BYOD twist, AT&T agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for overcharging corporate customers for almost seven years. But like most things involving BYOD, this gets complicated.
Tue, March 12, 2013 - Thinking of setting up an office or online presence abroad? Before you do, consider these seven suggestions from executives, business owners and managers who know what it takes to succeed overseas.