Motivations towards Shadow IT

A logical place to understand the problems posed by shadow IT is to understand why the practice exists in the first place. One must know the users’ needs and motivations for getting external cloud infrastructure solutions instead of obtaining resources that are found in-house. Business Pressures In a competitive global business environment, employees are increasingly … [Read more...]

Managing an Offshore Team

In one of my previous jobs, I was tasked to manage an offshore team composed of five staff members all located in India. During my interview for that position, one of the IT executives asked me how I handle/manage an offshore team based in India. That was not the first time I was asked that question during a job interview. Outsourcing and offshoring have gone mainstream, so it … [Read more...]

Managing Mobile Device Security

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, extend the office by giving employees untethered 24x7 access to company resources resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.   As more and more companies are handing out mobile devices to their employees or as a result of their BYOD strategy, the challenge for the security team is how to secure these devices for the … [Read more...]