IT Areas of Focus in 2018 Include Outcome-Based Security Services, Data Lakes

In this contributed article, Rahul Singh offers his analysis on three key IT areas where CIOs will likely see shifts in 2018: managing the public cloud, improving cybersecurity and capitalizing on enterprise data. Sample excerpt: “Overall, the cybersecurity mindset is shifting among IT decision-makers from a reactive mechanism into a more proactive approach. As a result, CIOs are interested in employing technology and analytics capabilities to be able to detect incidents in real time and respond immediately. We're also seeing interest in deploying business intelligence (BI) and big data strategies to automate security responses and policy changes and prevent incidents.”

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