Stop thinking about the cranky CFO, cloud, BYOD, transformation, Big Data and your data centers for a moment and ask yourself: "What if I was fired tomorrow?"
Several on the recieving end of this question describe the ordeal of joblessness in one of the best stories I've read in a long time. Senior editor Kim Nash at CIO magazine (yes, I read it in print!) managed to get several CIOs to open up about the emotional, psychological and financial toll of joblessness. How she got these CIOs to talk so candidly and personally is remarkable.
Are cloud security fears overblown or understated? I've found two CIO.com stories in the past 24 hours that say yes and yes.
A study from Softchoice says Software as a Service (SaaS) users are "irresponsible' when it comes to security. They're 2x to 10x more careless with passwords and 2x to 16x more casual with file transfers. I take that to mean x times more than non-cloud SaaS users.
Introducing and implementing an enterprise BYOD policy requires a thorough examination of several different factors, from allowed devices to supported user conveniences. Even with more mobile devices in the workplace, printed materials are still used across the enterprise, with an increasing number of these pages originating from mobile devices. According to IDC*, the “total U.S.
Take a look at about any office and there’s no question that that the number of mobile devices and cloud services used by employees have multiplied in recent years. The rapid expansion in the use of mobile devices is both a productivity boon and a complexity challenge --- especially when some products or services don’t work well with others.
By 2014, Gartner projects approximately 80 percent of professionals will use at least two personal devices to access corporate systems and data. It is no longer an option for enterprises to deny employees the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for business use.
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.