The future of work means a new IT balancing act
No matter what the work of your organization, today it’s likely done…
…As much out of the office as in it
…As much on mobile devices as traditional computers
…And much more through cloud applications for core business activities and collaboration with
customers and partners.
The future of work has arrived, and with it comes a complex new balancing act for IT.
On one side of the scale are high expectations for how IT can enable digital transformation
and innovation in the business. On the other side is more accountability for mitigating risk,
even as growing adoption of new technologies means more apps, more devices, and more
mobile employees. This balancing act is driven by current challenges and trends in four areas.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study
focuses a lens on the network team’s role in security
investigations. Results indicate that 88 percent of
network teams are now spending time on security
issues. In fact, out of 1,035 respondents, nearly
3 out of 4 spend up to 10 hours per week working
exclusively on these types of problems - in addition
to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big
When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and
100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively.
VoIP adoption is closing in on 60 percent and
software-defined networking (SDN) is projected to
cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding
network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to
ID security threats.
With growth comes change and some trends
identified in this year’s survey include a rise in email
and browser-based malware attacks (63 percent)
and an increase in sophistication (52 percent). Nearly
1 in 3 also report a surge in DDoS attacks, signaling
This paper discusses the radical change in datacenter and IT processes brought about by virtualization and by the inception of a cloud or service led model for delivery of IT resources. Perceived risks and organizational hurdles are analyzed, and guidance is given for organizations as they move to the cloud.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study focuses on a lens on the network team's role in security investigations. When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and 100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively. VoIP adoption is closing in on 60% and software-defined networking is projected to cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to ID security threats.
Study questions were designed based on interviews with network professionals and IT analysts. Results were compiled from the insights of 1,035 respondents, including network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world.
Business accelerates in the cloud. Cloud adoption expands security risks. In this report, McAfee examined the latest IaaS security and adoption trends, analysed the types of sensitive data in the cloud and how that data is shared. They’ve identified the common threats in the cloud and uncovered the largest areas of risk in cloud computing today.
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As a professional in the legal industry, you may have been reading articles and hearing from colleagues about the traction and momentum for cloud services. Deciphering cloud solutions for your particular needs is still convoluted.
A common use case is cloud backup and in many cases, multiple, redundant copies of legal files. Whether it is misplacing or losing data or in the case of a natural disaster, backups are a necessary part of this business.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
In November of 2016, Cloudian surveyed IT decision makers in the US and the UK to better
understand the state of cloud storage, particularly as a relates to people’s concerns around
the technology. Our short survey, for which 409 people responded, consisted of sixteen
questions, the results of which are shared in this report.
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models. While public cloud has gotten the earliest attention, stronger adoption is happening within private and hybrid models. In the EMA April 2014 report “Managing Networks in the Age of Cloud, SDN, and Big Data Network Management Megatrends 2014,” over 50% of respondents reported public/hybrid cloud initiatives were driving network management priorities. Since 2012, cloud projects have moved from early adopter status to mainstream business initiatives, and their impact on network management grew from 36% in 2012 to over 50% in 2014.
Published By: Singlehop
Published Date: Oct 01, 2014
As cloud adoption grows, Alert Logic has observed a shift in security concerns. While cloud security remains a major concern, the business benefits of moving applications to the cloud are too compelling to resist. Now, having largely committed to a cloud strategy, IT professionals are redirecting their focus to finding the best ways to secure their cloud-based applications and data.
Download the Cloud Security Report today to gain insight on how Alert Logic continues its practice of uncovering trends that threaten both cloud and on-premises environments.
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