Data drives today’s world. The push toward digital transformation at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought an increase in the volume and value of data across interconnected networks. Moving data digitally allowed enterprises to adapt to a more remote environment, but it has also made data more available to criminals looking to exploit weak points within the architecture. To further illustrate this fact:
As global industry evolves, digital innovation that features a hybrid, “from anywhere” business environment has become critical to modern workforces. New formats, like zero-trust access (ZTA), allow employees and external partners to utilize digital resources, no matter when or where they choose to work.
For today’s enterprises, IT’s role has shifted beyond just keeping the lights on. With the strategic adoption of certain key solutions, enterprises can refocus IT to improve many aspects of doing business and turn IT into a revenue generator, instead of just a source of costs.
IT security is an increasingly complex mission, especially after the turmoil of 2020. If your organization is like most, your workforce is likely still dispersed, your employees are utilizing their own devices to access the network, and your data is living in a growing number of locations, including the edge, private cloud, public cloud, and on-premises.
For IT, 2021 will be all about polishing and refining the strategies rapidly put in place to facilitate the employee exodus from the campus to the home. Remote workforces, once the exception, have become the new status quo. As the dust settles, many enterprises may find this temporary solution is now a permanent expectation.
When it comes to employee productivity, few things are as beneficial as allowing each user to choose the tools that work best for them. For IT, this means creating an environment that allows employees to pick their preferred OS platform. When given the choice, many users will choose a Mac.
Enterprises in every industry are undergoing digital transformation to modernize and update their existing IT infrastructures. New digital technology is being integrated at all levels, fundamentally changing workflows and IT processes.
When it comes to pieces of the IT puzzle where skimping or going with the option that’s just ‘good enough’ will inevitably come back to haunt you, backup and disaster recovery tops the list.
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2020 has presented CIOs and IT Executives with unforeseen health and humanity challenges that affected the way business gets done, and significantly impacted how enterprise IT supported their users. And it's been one thing after another. Technology limitations were tested, as well as your company's leadership to lead through uncertainty. It's been a busy (and interesting) year for sure, and hopefully this week's roundup of articles can help as your company continues to architect a resilient IT environment for operating in a new normal—one that keeps employees productive and secure from where ever they choose to work.
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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 all need to help each other right now—we're all in IT together.