Summer is almost here. Time to start planning the vacation road trip.
I’m old school when I plan a trip. I spread out maps to see where I’m going and the entire landscape I’ll be driving through. When I’m driving, I use the GPS in my phone to actually navigate; but for the planning stage, I like to take a step back and see the whole route. That way I can see the terrain I’m going to cover, plan any interesting side trips and even avoid some things that I know from experience are worth avoiding (hitting cities at rush hour, for instance).
Do you remember the 90s sitcom “Cheers?” It was about an eclectic cast of characters that hung out at a Boston bar. Almost every scene was set in the bar, a familiar, comfortable place where your friends made you feel welcome when they called out your name as you walked through the door.
As we head into next month’s annual SAP SAPPHIRE® NOW and Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) Annual Conference, over twenty thousand attendees are looking forward to learning about new technologies, hearing success stories, best practices, and sharing ideas about what’s top of mind for businesses looking to pave the path to digital transformation.
Large organizations increasingly rely upon a variety of service providers and hosting environments (both traditional and multiple clouds) for managing various applications, virtual machines and workloads. IT and developer organizations want speed, agility, and other clear cloud benefits, but find themselves challenged by increasingly complex IT environments. It leaves them with managing multiple applications across multiple clouds, vendors, teams, and billing systems.
The technology universe is undergoing an unprecedented transformation. A proliferation of data coupled with strategic models such as cloud and hybrid IT create advanced possibilities for industries – re-defining the potential for agility and efficiency. But these great opportunities also introduce a new world of risk. Every day, the digital infrastructure is targeted with new cyberthreats – including advanced hacks, phishing or even DDoS. For those in cybersecurity, the only true constant is change.
The message is coming through loud and clear: As digital technologies evolve, businesses must start aligning for an unprecedented transformation – or risk being left behind. Every segment of an organization is impacted by Digital Transformation, from business strategy to IT resources. And the shift goes beyond technology, as this evolution is key to accelerating revenue and advancing innovation.
While making the perfect match is never easy, the answer is usually based on simple equations. The term “Matching Theory” is defined by a unique mathematical framework that results from ideal pairings. It’s the process of two elements coming together to advance their combined potential. This is becoming especially important as the world goes digital.
In this exclusive keynote delivered to a group of top Chief Information Security Officers, CenturyLink CSO Dave Mahon explains how security executives can work more effectively with senior business leaders and members of the Board to improve their company’s overall cybersecurity posture.