Alexander Slagg

Alex is a senior editor at CDW, editing and managing white papers and reference guides, with a special focus on security and cloud technologies. He also does some freelance writing and blogs about creativity and the craft of writing. He currently lives in Chicago.

Articles by Alexander Slagg

The Dangers (and Costs) of Pirated Software
Even if the software is free, there’s always a price to pay.
Spam Resurgence: Emails Nemesis Makes
The annoying email threat that no one thinks about anymore may be poised to induce security headaches once again.
Phishing Attacks Snag Organizations Hook, Line and Sinker
The costs of these socially engineered email attacks go beyond data breaches and bad PR.
Cloud Computing: Setting the Pace of Profitability
According to a recent IBM survey, companies that go with the cloud reap the most rewards.
HTML5 vs. Native Apps: The Battle for Mobile Supremacy
Two schools of thought in mobile app development wrestle for control of the market.

Security

Heartbleed: What Should Your... |
One of the biggest security vulnerabilities has almost every user and every industry...
Why Businesses Need a Next-G... |
Devices investigate patterns that could indicate malicious activity.
Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....

Storage

The New Backup Utility Proce... |
Just getting used to the Windows 8 workflow? Prepare for a change.
How to Perform Traditional W... |
With previous versions going unused, Microsoft radically reimagined the backup utility in...
5 Easy Ways to Build a Bette... |
While large enterprises have the resources of an entire IT department behind them, these...

Infrastructure Optimization

Businesses Must Step Careful... |
Slow and steady wins the race as businesses migrate IT operations to service providers,...
Why Cloud Security Is More E... |
Cloud protection services enable companies to keep up with security threats while...
Ensure Uptime Is in Your Dat... |
Power and cooling solutions support disaster recovery and create cost savings and...

Networking

Securing the Internet of Thi... |
As excitement around the connected-device future grows, technology vendors seek ways to...
How to Maximize WAN Bandwidt... |
Understand six common problems that plague wide area networks — and how to address them.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Mobile & Wireless

Now that Office for iPad Is... |
After waiting awhile for Microsoft’s productivity suite to arrive, professionals who use...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.
Linksys Makes a Comeback in... |
The networking vendor introduced several new Smart Switch products at Interop this week.

Hardware & Software

Review: HP TippingPoint S105... |
Next-generation firewall can easily replace a stand-alone intrusion prevention system....
New Challenges in Software M... |
IT trends such as cloud, virtualization and BYOD pose serious hurdles for software...
Visualization Can Help Busin... |
Companies need to put their data in formats that make it consumable anytime, anywhere.