Traditionally, 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
Companies around 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
As 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
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