If you thought that cyber security threats were troubling in 2013, then you
should brace yourself for the onslaught that's very likely in 2014. A new
generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology
trends -- such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services adoption -- will expose
organizations to a multitude of new risks.
According to the findings of a global security survey sponsored by Dell, the
majority of IT leaders around the world say they don’t view these threats
as top security concerns and they're not prioritizing how to find and address
them across the many points of origin.
Apparently, what you don't know can be very harmful. When respondents were
asked to look at long term priorities, only 37 percent ranked "unknown
threats" as a top security concern in the next five years.
Epidemic threats come from all perimeters, and are often hi... (more)
Throughout 2013 most senior executives have been exposed to the key emerging
business technology trends. During 2014, you're going to see and hear a lot
more about the Internet of Things (IoT) -- and the impact will reach just
about every industry and all the major markets within the Global Networked
Let's consider the forward-looking outlook, from a leading industry analyst.
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently offered their predictions for
the coming year.
"The 3rd Platform's impact was felt throughout the ICT industry in 2013 as a
high-profile CEO lost his jo... (more)
Savvy executive leaders are already prepared for the shift to more
progressive business technology deployments throughout the enterprise. Open
hybrid cloud architectures, big data analytics and mobile applications are
high-growth platforms at the center of this shift.
In particular, the emerging mobile applications must be integrated, flexible,
and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions. This is the new
normal in many fast-paced industries. That being said, are you ready for the
mobile data deluge that's inevitable?
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index globa... (more)
2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior
executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth,
but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce
Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest and most effective business
technology advances has already begun, but most chief information officers
(CIOs) do not feel prepared for this next era, according to a global survey
of IT leaders by Gartner, Inc.
Their latest market study showed that many CIOs feel overwhelmed by the
prospect of buildin... (more)
Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt
crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns
across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by
International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of the current economic
climate, business technology spending was slightly below expectations in the
second half of 2012 and first quarter of 2013.
IDC now projects worldwide IT spending growth of 4.9 percent this year in
constant currency, down from the previous forecast of 5.5 percent growth --
and rep... (more)