You might recall we made some predictions at the start of 2015 (here just to refresh your memory.) So lets take a look at what the DTE experts think will be big in 2016!
Then To Now:
Your company's network infrastructure is most likely one of the most important elements to running your enterprise. The network supports every area of the company from delivering services to each and every department that improve daily operations, through to offering analytics that help your company develop and grow. Go back about 10 years ago and you simply needed to make sure that your business systems could support the flow of information around the business and you could afford to work in silo's of IT designed for specific tasks, not so in todays converged and application driven world. So what do you need to consider when looking at your IT infrastructure, and how do you align these decisions to business goals?
As a global infrastructure specialist we have helped many of our clients understand the new world of networking and how virtualization, cloud, IoT, SDN, and mobility are changing the face of their business. Our check-list below outlines the key actions we go through to help global enterprises identify the right solutions to achieve their business goals.
Across multiple industries the data center continues to expand to keep pace with the pace of digital commerce. Managers of these centers are in a constant fight to try and cut energy consumption and reduce costs associated with running IT estate.
Recently I have been working with a number of clients on “beefing up” their network security. I do not know what it is about this time of year, maybe it’s just me, but security always becomes a big discussion as we enter the holiday season. It could be that events such as Black Friday and the large number of transactions flying around online turn this time of year into hunting season for the Cyber Criminal. You can see why when an estimated £281 million (the telegraph) will be spent online in just 1 day why the criminal society would want to target business at this time of the year. It is not just transactions that are getting targeted these days either! Take your intellectual property as an example, how much is it worth? I bet Sony have a price on theirs after they had 5 movies stolen after a cyber attack.
Security is and should be a high priority for any business, you should protect the business, its staff and its assets. It is the way of the world now though that the criminal has gotten sharper and more sophisticated. No longer just throwing various attacks out there, these attacks are becoming more calculated and specific. The cybercriminal does his research and knows who to target, what the security is likely to be and where a good entrance point is! Maybe they were foolishly inspired by Harry and Marv from Home Alone, the would be criminals who do their homework, find their specific targets and access points and try to run off with all the swag they can get. That is until they meet some upgraded and innovative security features in the shape of a young Macaulay Culkin.
Whatever your aims and pain points, our specialists will meet with you to discuss what you want to achieve from your network infrastructure.