Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Impact on Technology Innovation

I continue to research and write about the ongoing global cybersecurity skills shortage. For example, ESG research indicates that 45% of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills today, more than any other area within IT. Want more?  Here are a few tidbits from last year’s research project done in conjunction with the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). In a survey of 437 cybersecurity professionals and ISSA members: 29% of cybersecurity professionals say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has had a significant impact on their organization. Another 40% say that the global cybersecurity skills shortage has impacted their organization somewhat. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Looking Forward to Backing Up — at Dell EMC World 2017

The Dell acquisition of EMC is complete.  Most of the leadership shifts and organizational realignments have happened.  The previously Dell Software data protection solution components have moved on under the Quest banner. In short, now that the dust has settled, Dell EMC’s data protection story is ready to move forward. During the past six EMC Worlds, I’ve watched EMC’s data protection momentum shift in significant ways: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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What the Dell will we all EMC in Vegas?

In early May, we will have the first Dell EMC World. What expectations do I have; and what will I be looking out for? No big event these days happens without a bunch of product announcements, “wall-to-smoke-and-mirror” hype, and a big name musical act. All this is of course intended to reward the thousands of faithful users who make the trek to the desert…but for me, while the product news is of course vital, none of these constitute the underlying fascination of the show. I realize that what I’m about to write may seem intensely at odds to an industry so beloved of facts and figures, but I really want to get a “feel” as I pace the seemingly endless convention center corridors, and numb my bum in numerous sessions of many varieties (from “general” to “breakout” to “whisper suite” to “reception” and so on). To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Cybersecurity Remains an Elusive Business Priority

I’ve been remiss by not blogging earlier this year about ESG’s annual IT spending intentions research. The year 2017 continues to follow a pattern—cybersecurity is a high business and IT priority for most organizations. Based upon a global survey of 641 IT and cybersecurity professionals, the ESG research reveals: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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…Dell EMC World 2017: Is it One Company or Two?

Dell EMC World 2017, or DEW — which I honestly hope does not catch on as the acronym/nickname — is just around the corner. To prepare, I wanted to pull together a short summary of my expectations for the event. With this event taking place only a few months after the 2016 event in Austin, it is difficult to have high expectations in terms of new technology or a new product introduction. But honestly, I have reached the point with Dell EMC that I expect new technologies to be there when the market needs them. If there isn’t a ton to announce this year due to the short time between this event and the last Dell EMC World, I expect there will be a larger announcement next year. That being said, Dell EMC could certainly surprise me. The combined firm has a wealth of smart engineering talent, so if any company could produce a few new offerings that quickly, it would be Dell EMC. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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