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Books could be written about the inglorious history of IT management tooling. Element managers, frameworks, single panes of glass and latterly, ITOA have all promised to help IT grapple with the increasing complexity of infrastructure and applications.
Virtual Clarity is delighted to announce that Danny O’Connor has joined the VC tribe in London, effective immediately. Danny takes on the role of ‘Primary Storyteller’, working with blue-chip organisations to imagine how IT can improve their stories and then how to turn those stories in to actual realities.
With the effective date of implementation now just eight months away, we have heard from many of our clients that it seems impossible to know what you really must do in order to meet the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018.
“It’s a kind of magic”
Yes! Magic! Let that sink in for a moment…. right now, you are either shouting at the screen burning in rage or intrigued by this wonder that will solve all your problems – I hope it’s not the latter!
Companies have always been wary of hackers – security has long been a high priority for CIOs – but recent major cyber attacks, such as WannaCrypt and Petya, have demonstrated how vulnerable some systems are. The release into the wild of zero-day exploits has led to a nuclear war when it comes to cyber crime – the stakes are so much higher now.
The recent cyberattack on Westminster should be a wake-up call to anyone operating mission-critical IT systems. It’s not surprising that Parliament relies on electronic communications. Nor is it surprising that sophisticated, state-sponsored hackers might want to target our MPs. Nor, even, that some MPs are bad at choosing secure passwords! The same could be said of any significant public or private organisation today.
Quite often when we talk with clients about how they view Cloud and the type of shift they want to make in their approach to IT, the conversation turns to hybrid cloud.
For many of our clients, this is initially seen as a platform, consisting of both on-prem and public cloud capacity, that has a single overarching orchestration layer to deliver a consistent technical interface to those different types of capacity. i.e. the creation of a hybrid cloud is essentially a technology engineering and deployment challenge that needs to focus on standardising interfaces across providers.
This month (March 2017), the New York State Department of Financial Services introduced new cybersecurity requirements applying to financial services companies operating within the State of New York.