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Industry Info to Know – 07.17.20 Roundup

  Greg LaBrie     Jul 17, 2020

The summertime is in full swing, but we're not seeing a summertime slump at WEI. Our customers are locked-in, focused on what's ahead and how to get there in a cost-effective way. Our customers understand the technologies they adopt today will impact the future of their business, and will better prepare them for whatever comes next. Whether it's revisiting remote workforce strategies that are looking to become more permanent than once thought, modernizing backup infrastructure, or doubling down on enterprise security. The major commonality we're seeing? IT leaders are accelerating digital transformation projects because business needs have drastically changed and require modern solutions, right now.

This week's roundup is laser-focused on tech leadership and offers insightful articles featuring advice from CISOs and IT executives that are implementing change in their organizations with employee happiness and profitability as the core focus. Topics range from cloud security, effective scenario planning, overcoming digital transformation challenges, and delivering a digital workplace that keeps employees engaged and your business moving forward.

If you're new to our Industry Info to Know weekly blog—welcome! Each Friday you can expect to see a new "Industry Info to Know" blog post from WEI consisting of a roundup of articles from industry experts, analysts, and our partners that we find insightful and helpful. We will also include links to industry news that you need to know about—news that will impact your business so you can plan ahead for it. We're all in IT together.

WEI's Weekly Industry Info Roundup 07.17 - Blog


There were quite a few articles that caught our attention this week. Let's take a look...

Industry News & Insights

CISOs Discuss Cybersecurity in the COVID-19 Environment
This article featured on TechRepublic compiles the takeaways from a digital panel discussion sponsored by MIT's Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series. The panel of CISOs from leading enterprises covered a covered a range of topics from protecting remote workers to phishing to how to manage risk.

Overcoming Digital Transformation Challenges
Digital transformation is still the #1 driver for business growth in all organizations. In fact, 75% of all CEOs believe that digital transformation is the #1 activity to drive top-line revenue growth. This Veeam blog examines the challenges of digital transformation and how to overcome them—by focusing on backup modernization, hybrid and multi-cloud acceleration, and data security and compliance.

The "Next Normal" Workplace Needs to Focus on Employee Well-Being, Digitization
Now that companies have figured out they can maintain operations, and staff are still productive, the next phase of work will include keeping employees engaged, onboarding people virtually, and rethinking supply chains, all powered by technology. This article from TechRepublic shares insights from ServiceNow executives about accelerating digital transformation to empower your employees who will continue to collaborate from anywhere.

Addressing the Security Requirements of Dynamic Cloud Environments
As organizations further embrace the cloud model, where networks, storage, servers, and even the data centers have become shared resources, it is essential to also understand the risks associated. Defending against traditional cyberattacks is no longer the only thing security teams need to consider. In this blog from Fortinet, explore the key elements to consider when selecting a cloud security solution that can protect your dynamic cloud infrastructure, from public, to private, to hybrid cloud environments.

How To Prepare For a Permanent Remote Workforce
In this TechRepublic article, tech and organizational leaders discuss how to embrace the challenges and benefits of the remote workforce, and discuss the key tech areas of focus that will help you rollout a new normal way of working that works for your business and your employees.

How CIOs Can Fix Scenario Planning For The Covid-19 Era
This Forbes CIO Network article uncovers why traditional scenario planning isn’t working and how CIOs can rethink their approach to position their company for success during times of uncertainty. The article includes mistakes to avoid and offers 3 best practices for approaching effective scenario planning.

"Kinetic" Tech Leaders Need to Reinvent the Enterprise
The C-suite recognizes CIOs must become the chief architects of innovation and business change, according to a Deloitte survey. This article from TechRepublic shares findings from Deloitte’s 2020 Global Technology Leadership Survey, reviews the benefits of being a tech vanguard, and discusses the evolution of tech leadership from operational to kinetic—and why it’s a critical leadership style.

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Greg LaBrie

Written by Greg LaBrie

Greg LaBrie has more than 20 years of network architecture and engineering experience designing networks that exceed technical requirements, improve operational proficiency and reduce total costs of ownership. Greg holds a number of technical certifications for HPE, Cisco, Fortinet, and much more.

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