What milestones are they aiming for inside the year ahead? Where should they direct their restricted resources? According to Computerworld’s Forecast 2017 study, IT professionals may differentiate protection, statistics, XaaS or As a service technology, virtualization and also mobile applications in the coming year. If you are thinking of adding those technology to your very own 2017 to-do list, continue reading for findings from our study, along side real life advice from other IT leaders. High profile corporate information breaches, politically charged cyberattacks like these against the Democratic National Committee, and also the October DDoS attack that have taken much of the internet have kept protection front and middle this season, compelling several in IT to ramp up techniques and add levels to their lines of defense.
Even those not pursue specific security initiatives have protection on their minds: 19% of the participants said their main objective for their most significant task is to satisfy security, privacy or compliance goals. At Global Strategy Group, a NY based public affairs and governmental investigation company, protection is always a priority, but it is at the very top of the list this election year. We are definitely looking at new technology, but it is 70% about the culture, he says. Hiring more individuals to confront security problems is another common tactic.