Top Resolutions for IT Teams in 2016

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Security and Privacy

Ipswitch's report found that security was the number one challenge for 25 percent of IT professionals, and thereby ensuring security and privacy will be the top priority for IT teams in 2016. Breaches, malware, vulnerabilities and zero-day attacks were the biggest concern for more than half (55 percent) of the respondents in this category. In addition, Ipswitch's holiday report, which polled 378 IT professionals in the U.S., found that increasing the level of network security was the top resolution that resonated most for IT professionals in 2016 at 51 percent.

In the New Year, IT teams' main focus will be making sure adversaries working to create vulnerabilities within a network and steal sensitive data are stopped. While accepting some level of risk is part of doing business, being able to manage risk by recognizing and shoring up points of vulnerability is the difference between using security as a competitive advantage and being the next victim of a catastrophic data loss.

With the challenges of cyber threats and new technology adoption — or even just the sheer volume of day-to-day data created at work — the reality is that it is getting more and more difficult for IT teams to remain innovative. This ongoing battle to tame complexity and enable modern business will not halt in 2016, but will become even more challenging for IT teams because of the exponential growth of data that needs to be accessible and protected. As we welcome the New Year, IT teams should look to identify the issues that will prohibit them from innovating and keeping their organizations on the leading edge.

But what will be at the top of the list for IT resolutions in 2016?

A recent report by Ipswitch, which polled 2,685 IT professionals, uncovered the biggest issues that will hold IT teams back from performing their jobs to the best of their ability in 2016 and beyond. Based on the data found, IT teams should expect the following resolutions to be at the top of their lists in the New Year.


Related Topics : Vulnerabilities and Patches, Resellers, Broadcom, Broadband Services, Supercomputing

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