Early in my career, when businesses selected a mobile computing device for their workforce, it was a simple choice of what size laptop was ideal. In today’s mobile world, faced with a vast choice of devices offering various form factors and running different operating systems, the decision is a little more complex.
It's a jungle out there in the job market, especially in the technology sector. The U.S. unemployment rate, which has been under 5 percent since April 2016, has offered one clear sign that the current market favors job seekers, and puts pressure on employers to make it more enticing to hire the people they want.
In fact, 61 percent of chief information officers surveyed near the end of last year told Robert Half Technology that they found it challenging to find skilled professionals.
Protecting your own PC and smartphone from hackers is challenging, but the job of protecting the critical systems used by federal agencies to run the country is on a scale so big, few can comprehend it.
(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com March 20.)
What's the latest trend in the security market? Solution providers and vendors are looking to position themselves to help customers secure their applications.
Andrew Howard, chief technology officer of Switzerland-based Kudelski Security, said a growing threat landscape and an expanding application footprint have laid the groundwork for increased demand for web and application security.
The recent WikiLeaks drop of CIA documents has raised awareness of the reality of cyber-threats and espionage, and how digital infrastructure in America and around the world is under threat thanks to hacking attacks and ransomware, James Lyne told Tom Costello on NBC’s Today show.
Smartphones and the BYOD movement have transformed the American workplace over the past decade. They’ve also shaken up the traditional IT channel, with many solution providers still working to realign their business offerings to the needs of the mobile first enterprise.