The salary/benefits package is substantially lower than you need
You might be thinking that this reason is too obvious to make a list like this. However, too often, I hear stories from people who have accepted positions below their salary expectations only to eventually become resentful and looking for a way to correct the error. As long as your salary and benefit expectations are reasonable for:
Regardless of organization vertical or size, security has been and will continue to be an incredibly important part of the risk management portfolio. It’s how security is handled that will determine the overall effectiveness of chief security office position, though.
The security spectrum
Security is generally seen as a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum is the wild west kind of environment. In the wild west, anything goes and security is an afterthought. In such environments, there is generally no security officer and every employee just does what they want when they want it. If there is any security, it’s left up to the individual. In these environments, employees can always get their job done thanks to the lack of red tape, but there is a high risk of downtime and data compromise.
Today, I read an article at SearchVirtualStorage entitled SDS a fancy way to say virtualization, says DataCore Software chairman. In this article, DataCore Software Corp. chairman and founder Ziya Aral indicates that his belief is that SDS is essentially just virtualization and that he doesn’t really see the difference between the two terms.
SDS is a superset that includes virtualization
First, I understand where Mr. Aral is coming from as there are major similarities between the two concepts and people use the terms interchangeably and, let’s face it – vendors love to invent new terms all the time in a valiant effort to prove their forward-thinkingness and we’re seeing software-defined everything these days. However, I see SDS is a superset technology that includes virtualization as one of its primary components.
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It’s an exciting week for us here at SiliconANGLE Wikibon. Today we are kicking off our #BigDataNYC event on #theCUBE live from New York City. We will be covering all the Big Data-related action taking place in the city this week, including the goings on at the Strata + Hadoop World conference and other events.
- Panic and hysteria
- Search for the guilty
- Punishment of the innocent
- Praise and honor for the nonparticipants
Unfortunately, while formal professional project managers would certainly hope to avoid projects that go like this, many project do take this calamitous route. Here, I’m going to explain the thinking that results in these kinds of issues and provide some tips for avoiding certain project doom.
Once again the Wikibon team is gearing up for our annual trek to Oracle OpenWorld. As usual we’ll be there with SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. We’ve watched Oracle evolve into an integrated solutions company and the firm’s recent storage announcement highlights Oracle’s strategy to take out operational costs by tightly integrating hardware and software.
In 2010 Wikibon wrote a piece, which put forth the premise that independent software vendors, and particularly Oracle and Microsoft, were intent on bundling more storage function into application stacks to drive down costs. In that post we said:
Apple’s September 9, 2013 announcement is proof that Apple has made the full transformation from innovation powerhouse to Just Another American Company. If you’re not aware yet, today Apple announced the imminent release of two new iPhones. The first is the successor to the current iPhone 5 and is dubbed the iPhone 5s. The second is a new, lower cost class of iPhone that is available in a variety of colors and is known as the iPhone 5c.
It’s no secret that the IT industry is changing at a pace that seems to accelerate with every passing year. At VMworld 2013, Carl Eschenbach, COO of VMware, gave the keynote address and discussed what the future of how IT should be operated. He focused on three main points:
- Ensuring that virtualization extends to all of IT.
- Replacing the current IT management paradigm with a future based on automation.
- Ubiquity of the hybrid cloud.
Security services and security products are critical to helping organizations identify security issues and mitigate risks through the years. One of the critical challenges in today’s IT environments however is a bit more fundamental and it starts with getting a handle on securing sensitive information.
Every environment has their own mix of technologies. Some shops have some obvious deficiencies, while others are armed to the max. The right mix of technology, policies and practices around security can be hard to attain, it takes time. And sometimes unfortunately you have to work with what you have. The one thing that can be counted on for consistency are fortunately fundamental. If you isolate those top priorities that little bit of help can go a long way and get you to the best security posture possible.