Tag: IT security

Getting Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Getting Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

According to an Information Week report, Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)[i] has almost run out of addresses for devices. That’s why IPv6 had to be introduced: to ensure that we can move from the 10 billion connected devices today (more than the population of the world) to over 50 billion connected devices in 2020, according […]

Ready or Not, The Internet of Things is Here

Ready or Not, The Internet of Things is Here

Remember, back in the day, when we thought the smartphone was the ultimate in connectivity? At last, we were “unchained from our desks,” armed with a portable email inbox, calendar and a boatload of apps to make our personal and business lives better. Of course, we still had to wake up for that early morning […]

The Impact of Wearable Mobile on MDM Strategies

The Impact of Wearable Mobile on MDM Strategies

Move over, Rolex. Step aside, Armani. If the predictions hold true, tomorrow’s corporate climbers will all be ditching the designer accessories for the next big thing: namely, wearable computing devices. From smart watches to augmented reality glasses and contact lenses, today’s emerging tech toys have the potential to become tomorrow’s most valuable business tools. You […]

Is it Time to Replace BYOD with CYOD?

Is it Time to Replace BYOD with CYOD?

Why do people want to bring their own device to work? There are two main reasons. First, employees, especially the new millennials, are more comfortable with their own mobile devices. They have never lived without them. Secondly, company hardware is, well, clunky, outdated and difficult to use—what we have at home is superior technology. There […]

Criminals Turn to Outsourcing to Launch Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Criminals Turn to Outsourcing to Launch Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Here’s one sign that outsourcing has become an accepted global business strategy: the criminals have adopted it! Yes, friends, neighbors and countrymen, criminals are hiring IT experts to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which effectively bring down Websites. NSFOCUS, Inc., a company that provides enterprise-level network security solutions and services, tracked 168,459 individual DDoS attacks […]

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

When asked about current ITO infrastructure challenges, industry experts opened the floodgates, revealing that they’ve been inundated by a tsunami of customer demands for 24/7 IT infrastructure speed and agility. “The consumer market and increased awareness of sourcing have triggered the expectation of 100 percent availability of infrastructure services, as well as uniform speed,” remarks […]

Key Fraud and Security Considerations for Confidence in the Cloud | Event

Key Fraud and Security Considerations for Confidence in the Cloud | Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2011  |  10:00 a.m. PST Most CIOs today agree that the promise of cloud computing is faster time to value and greater scalability – all with lower upfront costs and overhead. Yet while there are certainly benefits to be realized in the cloud, organizations are finding not all clouds are created equal, […]

IT Security Professionals and Compliance Officers at Odds Over Cloud Security | Article

IT Security Professionals and Compliance Officers at Odds Over Cloud Security | Article

Enterprise IT and compliance groups agree on one thing for certain: their cloud environments could use some work on the security front. Less than half of the 1,018 IT security practitioners and enterprise compliance officers surveyed by the Ponemon Institute, which conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy, believe their organizations […]

Managing Enterprise Mobility in a Bring-Your-Own-Device World: Trends, Challenges and the Role of Outsourcing | Article

Managing Enterprise Mobility in a Bring-Your-Own-Device World: Trends, Challenges and the Role of Outsourcing | Article

It is the era of the 24/7 employee – but no one seems to be complaining. Cloud computing, collaboration convergence and the need for access-on-the-go have driven a surge in mobility technologies. Instead of wanting to “get away from it all,” people want to take it all with them – accessible through the lightweight devices […]

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping […]

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

The Hackett Group recently conducted a study to understand what companies are doing in the area of cloud computing, where the greatest areas of opportunity and risk are, and early lessons learned that may make adoption easier and more successful for those still on the sidelines. Study findings are segmented into two groups of participants […]

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

What will be the speed of adoption of outsourced cloud computing solutions over the next five years? How will the cloud evolve and change outsourcing arrangements? How can buyers of outsourcing services optimize their cloud opportunities and manage the risks? Outsourcing Center interviewed industry executives about developments in outsourced cloud computing solutions. In this article […]

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in more parts of a customer’s business giving organizations a deeper understanding of their […]

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

For the most part, industry experts say the midmarket is poised for significant growth in outsourcing during the next five years. However, some point out that the nature of midsized companies may hinder growth. Outsourcing Center interviewed providers and advisors serving the midmarket regarding upcoming changes in this market and the risks and challenges that […]

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Dataprise Becomes the Outsourced IT Department for Small and Medium Businesses | Article

Companies both large and small often choose to outsource their IT departments so they can concentrate on their core businesses. But small and medium businesses (SMBs) have additional challenges. Danya International, a public service company that delivers solutions to government and commercial clients addressing pressing social issues, is a good example. It wanted to focus […]

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn […]