This five trends this CIO.com article looks at are cybercrime, privacy and increasing regulation, vulnerabilities created by third party suppliers and partners, BYOx or bring your own anything or device (hellooooo, mobility); and how to educate people about the importance of good security practices.
They must get out of the way if they do not lead, Joel. The CMO or CDO are natural leadership roles. You don't get them unless you're a proven leader (like me, Joe...remember?-:)). The CIO was often more or less inherited by someone who could keep the lights on and hide in the data center.
Call it software-defined anything (SDx): infrastructure, servers, storage, data center and networks. Why do we need them? That's what we will explore in our #CIOchat this week from 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.
Software-defined data centers (SDDC) promise to simplify their namesake and make them more agile and automated. The idea is to move away from an emphasis on hardware to a world based on software and open standards. SDDC and more broadly, SDx, trade inflexibility for agility and speed.