Prepare for New Workloads and Apps: Imbuing Flexibility Intro Your IT Architecture
New applications are hitting the market at a breakneck pace! You know it and, more importantly, your users know it. If you’re not prepared to support new applications as soon as they’re released, you may quickly discover what the term Shadow IT means, and not in a positive way!
IT organizations need to be vigilant and prepared to onboard new apps and workloads at a moment’s notice. More importantly, this needs to be done in a way that doesn’t compromise security. IT needs to know how to protect these tools, to include both the application and the organization’s data assets.
Even if you’re going the SaaS route, you need to maintain that vigilance! SaaS vendors do the bare minimum to protection your data and that minimum may not meet your company’s policy or regulatory needs.