Cloud technologies have overwhelmingly defined the course of IT for the past several years and will do so for the foreseeable future. From packet-moving fabric architectures that enable cloud-like scale of the network to software as a service (SaaS) solutions, we’ve taken everything from our data centers and moved it into the cloud. Servers, business operations software, telephony solutions, and most office software applications are now cloud-based.
Companies need to focus on architecting resilience and accept that disruptive change is the norm, says research firm Gartner, which unveiled its annual look at the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to prepare for in the coming year.
While wireless networks have made it easy to use the internet on several devices at a time without the hassle of cables, they provide more of a security risk than a broadband connection as the WiFi signal can be accessed even outside your home.
So, if you use WiFi in your home office, learning how to secure your WiFi network is definitely in your best interest. Most of us have antivirus software installed on our devices to provide internet security, but we may not realize the security risk that WiFi routers pose.
How COVID-19 is shaping enterprise networking
“One of the biggest trends we are seeing is business agility. That is, IT looking at the tech they have deployed and evaluating it not just in terms of speeds and feeds, but how agile it is to handle whatever’s coming next.
Let’s face it, 2020 was a rough year for predictions. But as we near a new year, I’m emboldened to take a stab at what 2021 holds for us in the cyber security world. I see two main drivers: The emergence of 5G and the continued impact COVID-19 is having on businesses. From these drivers, I see many important developments we’ll need to watch in the coming months.
Disaster recovery is one of those important things that seldom seems to get the attention it deserves. My experience is that most large organizations, and some smaller organizations, have disaster recovery plans that at least get partial testing. But then, there are small to medium-sized organizations that are storing backups in some form offsite, but have not yet gotten around to having a DR site, for financial or other reasons.