In a recent article for PC Magazine, reporter Michael Miller rehashed some of the key issues discussed during last week’s Interop conference. The hybrid cloud emerged as one of the most prominent themes of the event, encompassing conversation around trends in mobile device usage and IT consumerization.
InfoWorld’s David Linthicum recently wrote about how enterprise IT departments must think differently before when rolling out cloud applications. The reason? IT staffs tend to be reactive by nature, and there’s too much to lose by rolling out a cloud solution and then scrambling to make it work. He writes: “… if internal IT does not change around the usage of most cloud services, enterprise IT won't get the full benefits.”
Earlier this week, Nissan confirmed a network hack that comprised both employee names and encrypted passwords. Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times covered the news, citing the commentary of Nissan spokesperson David Reuter and Shawn Henry, former FBI cyber-cop. Perlroth reported that Nissan tracked the hacks back to an IP address, but according to Reuter:
Computerworld’s Jaikumar Vijayan story today on the Utah Department of Health security breach that exposed approximately 280,000 Social Security numbers highlights a point we’ve written about many times in the past: Weak, easy-to-guess passwords are perhaps the biggest threat to IT security. According to V
Last week, we talked about the some of the challenges associated with the use of consumer mobile devices in business. This week we wanted to dig a little deeper into what exactly these challenges are.
As more and more IT services get shifted to the cloud, the demand for talent becomes an increasingly important issue. In an article for CIO, Meredith Levinson describes the challenges facing CIOs in finding employees. Levinson cites data from Wanted Analytics that found from February 2011 to 2012 there was a 99 percent increase in job ads for IT professionals requiring cloud computing skills.
In a recent article for the Wall Street Journal, Shara Tibken addresses enterprise tablet adoption and its impact on IT networks.
"Companies everywhere are adopting tablets,” Tibken writes. “Forrester Research Inc. estimates that about 25% of computers used for work globally are tablets and smartphones, not PCs."