Getting the Most Out of the Cloud: Webcast with Okta, Netskope, Box and Universal Music Group on Thursday, June 26

It’s a wild, wild world when it comes to enterprise technology right now. Vendors are promising “faster, better, cheaper” versus the traditional systems of record, and analysts are constantly chattering about the “hypergrowth” of new technologies grabbing more IT spend globally. And with systems now designed to serve users instead of the other way around, IT is no longer stuck simply managing systems, holding down the geek squad and keeping the lights on. Enterprises increasingly look to IT to empower their employees and to strengthen the organization as a whole.

But it’s easy to fall victim to the “hype machine” and invest in a solution without spending the necessary time to determine how it fits into your long-term IT strategy first – and how the rest of the organization will get the most out of it. With so many apps, brands and solutions vying for dollars, CIOs and CISOs need to choose the ones that not only meet their business needs on surface level, but that will also innovate quickly and partner with them to see real business impact – whether in terms of employee productivity, data security, sales volumes, the list goes on.

So how do you navigate this terrain and get the most of the cloud today? And once you’re past the decision-making process and partnered with a vendor, what differentiates a standard implementation with one that drives true ROI for an organization? How can you embrace the opportunity new technologies represent and usher in a new era of business at your organization?

Join Okta, Box and Netskope on Thursday, June 26 @ 10am PST / 1pm EST to learn five strategies leading IT and security professionals rely on to safely adopt – and get the most out of – cloud technologies.

The panel will include the CEO of cloud app analytics and policy enforcement company Sanjay Beri, Box CIO Ben Haines and our very own CSO David Baker – and be moderated by Arthur Lessard, CISO of Universal Music Group; someone who has made cloud a strategic advantage for the company while solving some of today’s most complex security challenges. Topics to be covered include:

  • Mapping Cloud Services to Business Objectives - If you ask us, the cloud really is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows – but it’s essential that you identify pain points that need addressing before taking first steps.

  • Discovering and Triaging Shadow IT - Fear not the laundry list of apps you didn’t know your employees were using. It’s not as scary as it may first appear.

  • Choosing and Standardizing on Existing Cloud Applications - The cloud is “sticky” for all the right reasons and it becomes even “stickier” when there’s an inherent network effect behind it.

  • Making Business Stakeholders Security Champions - Why CEOs pay more attention to security practices more than ever before and how this shift changes the relationship shared with CIOs.

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