A recent survey revealed the most common data security issues as reported by IT pros — and also the cost of data loss to a company.
While it’s paramount that IT pros have the requisite technical knowledge to do their jobs, it’s also important that you have softer people skills to work well inside an organization.
As Nasdaq learned an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and when you fail to take precautions, in certain instances it can prove not only embarrassing, but costly too.
Law enforcement has virtually unlimited ability to make requests for electronic information without a warrant and this power can cost you money in time and resources responding to requests.
Adam Pisoni from Yammer describes traditional enterprise software as being forced to eat soup with a fork when you know very well there are spoons are out there somewhere. He says, consumerization is forcing IT to give out spoons.
Some IT departments have decided that the best defense against hackers could be a good offense, and deceiving hackers is one thing, but outright attacking them is another altogether.
A new AIIM survey found that companies clearly recognize the value of big data analytics, but struggle when it comes to harnessing it to get at the answers they need. It’s an area IT pros can clearly exploit to help their companies in this increasingly important area.
As data center resource pools grow, it becomes nearly impossible for humans to track and monitor. Paul Maritz, CEO at VMware, says we are going to require systems that are self-monitoring and that report to us about significant issues.
Somehow IT has developed a bad reputation inside some companies — You’re aloof, overpaid and you don’t do enough. Now it’s up to you to figure out a way to be more cooperative with business units, and most of all, improve communication.
You’re under increasing pressure from IT trends you’ve heard before: BYOD, cloud and mobile (and even social) — and it’s becoming a huge challenge to keep your systems running optimally. APM could help.