A secure infrastructure is seen by many business leaders as a necessary cost of building their organisation. Others see it as an irritant that indulges “techies” intent on playing with the latest information technology at great cost to the business.
Irrespective of the emotional response most would agree that having a secure infrastructure is good for business as it reduces system downtime and increases employee, partner and customer confidence.
Bloor Research believes that a secure infrastructure must be integral to the business, and as such needs to be passionately owned by the CxO leadership team. The status of infrastructure security needs to be raised in the eyes of the business community and as such Bloor Research believes in the notion of the Assured business—that is a business that is free to conduct its day to day work away from the angst of having to deal with the latest virus attack perpetrated by a teenager a continent away.
Increasing legislation brings a greater need to ensure systems are compliant and best practice. This applies not only for organisations wishing to become good corporate citizens but as a way of ensuring confident support and investment from stakeholders and shareholders.
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