Security, Privacy, and Access control a top concern... and opportunity
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The 2011 Tech Trends Report gave us a glimpse of the future of IT. So far, our posts have been focused primarily on the "positives": cost savings, flexibility, and ability to reach many customers. They are great motivators to embrace technologies, indeed!
However, IT professionals are realists. While they are clearly excited, they are also not shy to tell us about their concerns either. Their top concerns for mobile, cloud, and social business are in the areas of security, privacy, and access control:
Cloud: Security 63%, Privacy 46%
Mobile: Security and privacy 53%
Social business: Security, access control, and confidential data management 57%
I certainly see these numbers as both alarming and exciting. Exciting because they present IT professionals who are seeking advancement in their careers a direction of where they can make the most impact. Adoption in mobile, cloud, and social business will continue to grow. Those who gain skills and expertise in preventive security will be well-positioned for this growth.
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section!