There is no universal global guideline when it comes to how data is managed,
secured, and accessed. Privacy laws vary from country to country and are
still being defined in the digital age. In the face of trends like
consumerization, mobility, and the distributed workplace, data residency is
fast-becoming a vital issue that requires more attention.
Stop and ask yourself. Do you know where your data is?
A Voltage Security survey of nearly 300 IT professionals found that 60% had
concerns over data residency preventing them from uploading data to the
cloud, 48% didn't know which countries their data resided in once uploaded,
and 30% were simply unaware of data residency requirements or laws.
Taking unnecessary risks
Lacking a policy due to uncertainty, or failing to ask the right questions of
managed service partners, will not absolve you from the risks. Any data
How Mobile and Cloud Are Transforming Industry in a Human-Centric Way
Change is constant, and over the last decade the nexus of two trends in
particular has transformed the enterprise. Mobile technology and cloud
software are fundamentally changing the way we interact internally within
businesses, and externally with partners and customers.
Never before have workers enjoyed such freedom and flexibility. The days of
being tied to a desk, manning a landline, are gone. Distributed teams can
collaborate easily via virtual workplaces. Mobile technology provides access
to the business ... (more)
Future-Proofing Your Business and the Cost of Innovation
We live in a hyper-connected world, and we're sharing information and
collaborating on an entirely new scale. Millions of smartphones are sold
every day. In a single minute online we send more than 200 million emails,
share 2.4 million pieces of content on Facebook, and perform 4 million
searches on Google. There are more than 1.3 billion websites out there.
Angel investors, crowd-funding and crowd-sourcing are sparking a rich
start-up culture. It has never been easier to realize a good idea. This level
of collaboration and... (more)
As organizations try to increase their velocity and agility, there's a
widening gap between the IT department and the provisioning of new services.
This can lead to serious security risks and operational inefficiency. But if
we really want to tackle shadow IT, we have to get to the root of the
problem. Why are people bypassing the IT department or failing to ask
management for permission? What can we do about it?
The shadow's growing longer
The rise of shadow IT is growing harder and harder to ignore. Brocade's
Global CIO Survey 2015 found that, of the 200 CIOs asked, 83% reported... (more)