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Chief Security Officers from more evolved organizations are of the view that dependence only on technical skills will not make security relevant for the business. They feel that if risks are not taken, businesses will lose on opportunity. Here are five recommendations for organizations to move information security programs forward and help business groups exploit risk for competitive advantage.
The new digital economy has already begun to have a dramatic impact on our businesses and customer relationships. It started with some great innovations in the retail sector, and other businesses caught on. Today, mobility has taken banking like every other e-commerce experience to the customer on the move. So what does the future of banking look like? Can we visualise a bank that does not have any brick and mortar structure?
Researchers report that the vast majority of mobile applications tested allow access to users' private data stored on the device, leaving users at risk of data loss from vulnerabilities. Many of the flaws could and should have been detected prior to the applications hitting the market place by running a thorough security assessment, but this practice has not become the norm according to the data.
Big data, dubbed as the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, is sparking interest among businesses. Reports indicate that C-level executives should realize the significant impact of big data on their revenue and competitiveness, and take ownership for defining a big data strategy. However, how real is the opportunity for businesses to increase profit or generate new revenue streams with big data?
Recently, I met the Group CIO of a Mumbai-based firm who moved away from using Google Apps (deployed by his predecessor last year) and embrace Office 365. The business users in the company are unhappy due to this transition. They see this move as a lack of direction from the IT department. Has this CIO made the age-old mistake of embracing technology for technology's sake?
For the IT head in a Co-operative it's not an easy task to get finance to open the purse strings. But, what if you could tell your management that you can help the company maximize its margins and minimize costs despite a highly regulated environment and several restrictions on the pricing. Here is a case of requiring a BI solution and getting a correct fix on the value that it will add to the business
Two weeks ago I got an opportunity to visit Anand - a tiny, small town in Gujarat from where India got its White Revolution flowing. I want to highlight my encounter with a man at the helm of IT at this production facility and my personal interpretation of how an organization can use IT only to extend the benefits to its thousands of milk producers, who collectively make Amul a brand what it is today.
How do you optimize your resources when you are a big group spanning across multiple companies and industries? With a group like that the chances of wastage of resources are high. K.K. Modi Group identified the commonalities in the IT infrastructure across the group companies and brought them under the shared services model. How does this help the group in optimum utilization of resources?
With the consumerization of IT, enterprise CIOs should take a cue from their counterparts on the consumer side and create an app store at the workplace. The future of work will be delivery of small, atomic, business-centric apps delivered on the mobile devices to all stake holders concerned helping them achieve business goals. CIOs have the APIs, the network access, and the method of deploying these apps.
Our workforce is connected at all times, delivering round the clock operations. This meant that work regularly left the four walls of the office and that personal lives of workers regularly bowed to job demands. We were looking at a mobile solution to facilitate a better work-life balance for our workers that had to be secure, flexible and maintain organizational agility in an ever-changing market.