Is Traditional IT Still Relevant?

Vic Bhagat

Vic Bhagat

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions & Chief Information Officer
Vic Bhagat is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. He joined EMC in January 2013 and is responsible for leading the information technology, global Centers of Excellence, global business services, and indirect procurement organizations. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

sTraditionally, IT organizations have provided infrastructure and basic support to the business as a monopoly.  We used to think of (and deliver) projects in ERP terms with complex, multiyear investments.  And, the business had little choice, but to work with us regardless of how long it would take or what it would cost.   Those days are slowly disappearing as times and technologies are changing. Continue reading

Rethinking Our Approach to Security

Zulfikar Ramzan

Zulfikar Ramzan

Chief Technology Officer at RSA

Companies aPovert-Index-Cover-Image (2)round the globe are plagued by compromises to their IT assets despite pouring considerable sums of money into their cybersecurity efforts. It’s clear, then, that naively throwing money at the problem won’t keep the bad guys at bay. Companies need to fundamentally rethink their approach to security.

That is among the more sobering findings in the Cybersecurity Poverty Index, which is a study RSA released this week. More than 400 security executives from organizations of varying sizes, industry verticals, and geographies responded to a series of questions about how mature they felt their cyber defenses were. Continue reading

Creating the Content-Enabled Digital Experience

Rohit Ghai

Rohit Ghai

President, Enterprise Content Division at EMC Corporation

Big DataAs companies contemplate “what’s next?” in their business, the answer often entails becoming digital.

Digital Enterprises dazzle us with exquisite products and services that blend the physical and digital. How do they do it? They create a digital workplace, collaborate in a digital value chain and operate with a digital mindset.

Drive a Tesla and you feel like you are driving “what’s next.” Order food from DoorDash and you get a taste of a “what’s next” business model and digital value chain. Use Periscope or LinkedIn and you are participating in “what’s next” user experiences that iterate daily and harness data to drive engagement and productivity.

Digital is inevitable. Continue reading

Blurred Lines A Theme for the Public and Private Sectors

Amit Yoran

Amit Yoran

President at RSA
Amit Yoran is President, RSA, the Security Division of EMC. He is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution across the business. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Senior Vice President of Products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations. He is based at RSA headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts.

I recently had an opportunity to speak to a group of cyber security leaders from across industry and government who had gathered at the Army Cyber Institute in West Point, N.Y.  Much of the day was focused on the importance of public sector and private industry working together to defeat our common cyber adversaries.  My remarks, however, focused on just how hard that collaboration will be under current circumstances. One thing holding back meaningful progress to that end is a profound lack of transparency. Continue reading