Cybersecurity Technology Integration Changes Everything

Yup, I’ve increased my rants on this topic lately, but I’ve actually been preaching this message for a number of years. Cybersecurity technology integration activities remind me of what happened in the 1990s when departmental applications gave way to big ERP systems from Baan, Oracle, and SAP. This was a difficult transition, but organizations that persevered benefited from improved data analytics, real-time decision making, and new...

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Yet Another Proof Point for Network and Endpoint…

As I’ve mentioned many times in my blog, there is a lot of evidence suggesting a trend toward the amalgamation of endpoint and network security. Here’s another recent data point that supports this further. ESG recently published a new research report titled Network Security Trends in the Era of Cloud and Mobile Computing. The report is based upon a survey of security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than...

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How To Overcome The Four Obstacles To Cloud Storage

Business executive and IT professionals alike often share many of the same concerns when it comes to the use of cloud storage. But generally, there are four primary obstacles that businesses need to address before embracing the use of the public cloud as a data repository: 1. Integration. How difficult will it be to integrate existing applications with cloud storage? Will the process involve extensive re-coding of applications so that...

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Big Data Security Analytics Can Become the Nexus of…

In a recent ESG research survey, security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) were asked the following question: How do you believe that your organization will change its security technology strategy decisions in any of the following ways over the next 24 months in order to improve its security management? In response: 44% said that they planned to “design and build a more integrated...

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Are There Greenfield Deployments of Virtual and Cloud…?

Let me start out by saying that I see more discussions about greenfield deployments of products than I do of migration/integration by vendors. Personally, I think there is no such thing as a greenfield deployment unless the organization is just starting out, creating a brand new data center, or perhaps has money to waste. In most cases, what is defined as greenfield is really just a grain of sand on an island of technology that still...

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