The recent seismic shift to working at home has resulted in dramatic changes to the security landscape.
One specific area of concern/question/challenge for enterprises is end-point-security.
How does a company ensure that sensitive information is properly protected when employees are working from home on their personal laptop, or checking work emails on a personal iPad or any other device?
Ransomware or malware may be lying dormant on those personal machines, having been infiltrated as these personal systems and networks have not be subject to your office’s security defenses and management oversite.
Only 14% of companies launching digital transformations have seen sustained and material performance.
Operating the cloud reduces issues such as outdated technology environments and rigid infrastructures affecting data. In this piece for McKinsey & Company, Jayne Giezmo, Mark Gu, James Kaplan, and Lars Vinter outline 3 things tech leaders need to do to be successful when operating in the cloud:
☁️ Focus cloud investments in businesses where the cloud platform increases revenue and improves margins. This approach helps to focus programs in which benefits such as increased marketing, innovating business offerings, a reduced risk, efficient scalability matter.
☁️ Leaders need to choose technology, sourcing, and migration models that align with economic and risk constraints. Using the wrong technology can raise concerns with compliance.
☁️Capturing the value of the cloud and its migration requires how IT works within the company. The company will make everything a product, focus on developer experience, and integrate with business to ensure a cloud operating model is built.
While this transition isn’t easy, cloud platforms can help by providing the required agility, scalability, and innovative capabilities.
For leaders, creating ecosystems that in turn create success requires a broad level of thinking.
Adam Gordon, Edutainer & SME at ITProTV, says how we manage those close to home involves allowing for the understanding that we’re not going to do everything ourselves.
The time when businesses could operate in isolation has long since passed. In this modern, globally-connected environment, companies may have to be comfortable being uncomfortable with things such as outsourcing and partnerships with entities/governments/people that may or may not share their values.
Adam compares this to when pre-historic man roamed the earth and realized, “‘You know what? We’ve got to partner together to go hunt that big animal over there because we’re not going to eat otherwise.’”