Hybrid IT tactics and techniques

As companies embrace hybrid IT, they must address both technology and the human side of change. There are several key actions to take: Staff and train differently: As applications move from traditional platforms to the cloud, current IT staff needs to be trained and re-skilled. Companies should recruit developers adept in Agile methodologies. Siloes should […]

Could ‘shadow IT’ lead to shadow innovation?

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Volumes have been written about shadow IT being the bane of the existence of enterprise CIOs. The fact is that many IT shops are unable to keep up with the technology trends in the business units they service. This challenge has resulted in those BUs establishing their own tech teams who breathe the oxygen of […]

Decentralization is not the same as compartmentalization

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I spent most of my career working in what I described as a “painfully decentralized company.” While many thought I was throwing shade at my previous chairman, I always regarded it as a compliment. There were times when I thought it was incredibly challenging to get things done across the enterprise, but for the most […]

Why a managed cloud access security broker could make sense for your company

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Companies move to the cloud to save money on infrastructure and improve time-to-market on application development. However, once they start using cloud applications, organizations using traditional security monitoring solutions often lose control and visibility of their infrastructure and applications. End users now have access to multiple cloud-based collaboration and file sharing applications, tools that may […]

Clouds cast long security shadow over enterprise IT

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If you need more evidence that shadow IT is taking hold in enterprises, look no further than the most recent Intel Security Cloud Report. The headline finding is that roughly 40% of cloud services are bought and used without the involvement of enterprise IT. We’ve known that shadow IT has been a problem for quite awhile, but I […]