A report on remote and home working released today has found that British businesses could be saving £34 billion just in freeing up overheads. But Fasthost’s Simon Yeoman has suggested that whilst working outside of the office has essentially become the norm for an increasing number of firms, decision makers must have the foresight to prevent hidden costs associated with taking business critical data off-site.
The growth in ‘Shadow IT’ is leaving IT departments caught between a rock and a hard place, according to Simon Bain, CTO of search specialists, Simplexo, who suggests that the concerns existing around managing unsupported devices are equally matched by the need to bring IT expenditure in on budget.
A survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shown many employers appear to have a ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use their personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone for work business, which may be placing people’s personal information at risk.
Trustwave has opened a new Security Operations Center (SOC) in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to meet client needs and support the growth of Trustwave’s Managed Security Services. The new Security Operations Center enhances Trustwave’s ability to serve clients headquartered in Asia Pacific, in addition to large, multinational businesses with operations in the region.
Commenting on a New York Times story about the governance issues that portable devices and their leaky apps create for companies, Varonis Systems says that mobile access to cloud-based data - and replication to the device itself - has become the new corporate norm. “Organisations are losing track of where their critical data is stored, so controlling, monitoring and auditing that data is becoming more and more difficult. IT must be able to offer the functionality that its end users need to collaborate, but without losing control”, says David Gibson, VP of Strategy with the data governance specialist.
Infoblox Actionable Network Intelligence customers can automatically
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Interview with Mallory Beaudreau, Customer Portfolio Director – EMEA at Apptio.
Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Arun Kumar J, Regional Director - UK, ManageEngine, discusses the company’s recent IT at Work – 2022 and Beyond report, which finds that, while the majority of organisations are on a path to IT decentralisation, the importance of the IT department cannot be overstated as the driving force behind such a digital transformation strategy.
Leon Ward, VP of Product Management, ThreatQuotient, shares some early findings of the company’s ‘The State of Cybersecurity Automation 2022’ research report, which finds a dramatic increase in security automation activity, as well as highlighting the importance of managing expectations when it comes to implementation versus outcomes.