With Big Data and cloud applications thrust onto its plate, IT has increasingly become the go-to department for business intelligence (BI) projects. But turning data into business decisions is a constantly changing field – which makes it hard to catch up, let alone know what’s coming next.
So let’s see, there’s the cloud, security breaches, bring your own device … what are we forgetting here? Oh, right. Email. That thing that still takes up huge amounts of IT’s time and resources every day.
End user training is important, no doubt. It can keep users compliant, safe and, with any luck, cut down on the number and frequency of help desk requests. Unfortunately, IT just doesn’t always have the time and resources to devote to it.
When the Edward Snowden leaks first went public last year, the buzz began almost immediately: Will businesses still trust the cloud knowing that it could easily be subject to snooping? And the answer came just as quickly. Of course they will. Well, now that picture’s been clouded a bit.
Nearly a fifth of corporate IT budgets is going to security. And many IT decision-makers are expecting to spend even more in coming years. But according to a recent survey, they still don’t feel that’s enough to protect them from attacks.
A change to HP’s policies could have IT pros seeing red – and forking over some green – in order to keep systems secure and up to date.
Symantec recently made an announcement that sent chills down IT pros’ spines: It decided to shutter a cloud backup service.
How would you rate your company’s relationships with its IT vendors? If you’re like most of the respondents in this recent survey, they probably need some work.
Security is one of IT’s biggest concerns when considering a move to the cloud. But a new survey reveals some distressing news: Most vendors don’t care about keeping data secure.