Six Reasons Why CES Should Scare the Hell out of Network Administrators

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Wocket - Compliance

Is the smart wallet a dumb idea for corporate IT? What some are dubbing the "Costanza," the Wocket replaces all your credit cards with a single, all-purpose smart card. While it represents a breakthrough in consumer technology, it is also another personal technology that employees will integrate into corporate networks. As this trend continues to become more prolific, IT may have to begin seriously drawing the line on which types of consumer technology can and cannot access the organizations network. Technologies such as these can run the risk of customer data ending up in the wrong places on the wrong device, creating the potential for non-compliance.

Held in Las Vegas annually, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stands as a symbol of what is possible in technology. CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years — a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. And 2015's show was no exception.

Networked homes, more capable wearable devices, wireless entertainment and even your own personal drones were at the head of the list for 2015. While the tech geek is busting at the seams with anticipation, the network administrator is scared to death. All of this technology results in bandwidth hoarding, security vulnerabilities and compliance concerns for IT departments.

In this slideshow, Ipswitch, a software and service provider, explores the technologies emerging from CES with the most potential to disrupt the business and network. If you're a network administrator, these six trends should have you concerned.

 

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