Think about kids. No one needs to teach them to be afraid of the dark, they just are. It all goes back to fear of the unknown, and we tend to carry that fear into our adult lives in some subconscious or conscious capacity. In the IT world, Shadow IT might as well be the metaphorical “dark”.
It’s official: 2016 is HISTORY. Although not all bad, we’re willing to bet a lot of you reading this would agree with the statement that it was a strange year. Between an unusually volatile—and divisive—presidential election, continued tragic loss of life on account of terrorism, dividing economic unions (here’s looking at you, Brexit), and more, the topic of security nabbed the spotlight.
When you hear “autonomous agents and things”, what do you think of? Perhaps you paint a mental picture of international espionage: stealth, undercover agents clad in leather jumpsuits, jetsetting around the world to execute covert operations as constructed by international spy agencies. Or, maybe it’s the thought of robots that you turn to... reality is so, so close.
When creating the infrastructure of a building, architects use the strongest materials available. The stronger the building’s skeleton, the more capable a structure will be to withstand earthquakes, endure harrowing weather, and simply stay standing. The same applies to the online world.
Leaves falling, jack-o-lanterns still aglow, and a seemingly endless flow of candy all point to one thing: Halloween’s still fresh in our minds. For some, it’s all fun, games, and super-hero costumes. For others though, it’s not about the innocent charm of changing seasons, glowing lights, and sweets galore; some people thrive on seeking and dishing out doses of fright. Whether that means lurking around neighborhoods in twisted clown costumes or indulging a love for zombies, it’s a day where some people expect to be scared. But, what about finding fear in unexpected places?
Whether you’re a consultant or an internal project team, finishing well isn't just about doing the job and walking away to the next engagement. What happens as you leave matters just as much, if not more. We’ve talked about starting well and how to adjust mid-course. This time we’ll cover the most crucial part — finishing well.
With all of the moving pieces, data security, and the amount of money at stake, IT asset decommissioning projects can overwhelm your team with complexities. How do you make sure the project starts off on the right foot? Here’s how our Project Management team sets up for success!
Accidents happen. Sometimes you leave an external drive at the coffee shop or you absentmindedly put your laptop into your checked luggage and it “walks” away. So, how can you avoid accidents like these, and what steps should you take now to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands?