Business Technology: Cyberinsecurity And A Hot Job Market
Nietzsche, who would no doubt have worshipped hackers, said that out of chaos comes order. Bob Evans says he doesn't know about that, but does know that unless software companies and their customers begin to think very differently about security, then out of today's cybersecurity chaos will come massive job opportunities for computer-security majors.
SmartAdvice: Consider Limited RFID Adoption As The Technology Sorts Itself Out
Don't retool your factory, but consider limited RFID use as it moves into the supply-chain mainstream, The Advisory Council says. Plus, there's room for blade servers and rack-mounted servers in many IT architectures; and weigh cumbersome against secure in deciding on passwords, biometric-based ID, or some combination for security.
AT&T Plans Steep Job Cuts, Asset Writedown
AT&T reveals it's slashing 7,500 more jobs than expected and taking a huge writedown on its assets. Many analysts have speculated that AT&T will make itself a more attractive takeover candidate by cleaning up its books and reducing depreciation expense.
SmartAdvice: Align IT Outsourcing With Business Goals
Develop an IT outsourcing model that takes management and business goals into account, The Advisory Council says. Also, don't even think of hiring convicted ex-hackers to run security tests when security experts offer the same service.