Often times, people are wary of introducing technology solutions in to their organization’s workflow due to concerns about risk. They think that technology opens them up to a series of threats from the outside world, as well as the requirement that they now have to invest on the back end to do things like back data up or perform maintenance. Certainly these are important factors in a risk management strategy, but the question I would ask anyone using technology is if they have actually evaluated and identified the true risks. How do you know if that backup is sufficient? What assurances do you have that the maintenance approach you are taking is correct? Is your system even set up in the proper way?
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It’s hard to believe that in such a relatively short period of time, smartphones and other mobile devices, such as tablets, have become so tightly woven into both our personal and work lives. And unlike desktop or laptop computers that are usually company-owned, personally-owned mobile devices are often filled with company related apps, data, email and business functions.
IT decision makers have a very difficult job. They are often asked to make technology decisions on subjects for which they may only have cursory knowledge. Then when things go wrong, they are responsible for dealing with the fallout of those decisions.