If you wait until you under a Distributed Denial of Service attack, chances are it’s too late, but with groups like Anonymous out there looking to pick fights with big business, you might want to look at ways to stop them before they get out of your control.
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You think your data center’s secure? Anonymous and other hackers say otherwise. Until we address fundamental network vulnerabilities, we will continue to see attack after attack — and you could be next.
IT Pros need to embrace technology like cloud computing and become thought leaders in the organization around all technology — and leave that naysayer image behind.
If the SOPA/PIPA bills in the US Congress become law, it could potentially have a bigger impact on IT and your company web site than you think because these laws will make it fairly trivial to draw your company into a copyright street fight.
We’ve seen established industries disrupted by newcomers again and again in the Internet age, yet most companies in the midst of the shift can’t see it.
It’s important for IT Pros took act as leaders in innovation in your organizations, even if that means creating an executive in charge of innovation to make that happen.
IT often has a reputation as nothing more than plumbers keeping the technology working, but IT pros bring a unique understanding of the impact of technology on the business goals.
The SOPA debate is just another example of dismissing IT expertise, and it’s time to start listening to the experts — whether in IT or elsewhere.
IT’s role has always been to manage, maintain and monitor the servers, applications and web sites inside your company, but has mostly had little input into business strategy. It’s high time that changed, but it’s up to you to make it happen.
As we start work on a new year, a worthy goal is humanizing IT. Too many people see IT as a black box or an obstacle and it’s up to you to change that perception.