Managed Services for Enhanced Network Security, Endpoint to Endpoint
As digital adoption continues to transform the way business is done from both an employee and customer perspective, the technology landscape for most enterprise organizations is getting more complex by the day. With the proliferation of hybrid clouds, SD-WAN, and a plethora of connected devices and digital platforms, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to ensure end-to-end security is in place.
To that end, IT leaders need to focus on implementing integrated network and security solutions to connect users, devices, and partners to applications and data within the public cloud and private data centers across the globe. The complexities are quite unprecedented.
As IT and security continue to converge, unfortunately, the teams needed to do the work are still facing significant talent shortages. The 2021-2023 Gartner Report on Emerging Technology Roadmap for Large Enterprises showed that computer infrastructure and platform services, network, security, digital workplace, and IT automation are among the key technology areas impacted by IT talent shortages. IT teams simply don’t have the staff or knowledge to manage all of the new complexities that are being thrown at them.
“IT leaders are still finding it a challenge to strike the right balance between business innovation and operational excellence.”
In fact, according to the 2022 State of the CIO report from Foundry, IT leaders are still finding it a challenge to strike the right balance between business innovation and operational excellence. Beyond all the specific technology, security, and talent hurdles, the biggest challenge for IT organizations and CIOs is to keep up with the frenetic pace and escalating set of responsibilities and demands without burning out.
CEOs’ Top Priorities for IT in 2022
• Upgrade IT and data security to reduce corporate risk
• Lead digital business/digital transformation initiatives
• Strengthen IT and business collaboration