Blog Posts: 36 Michael A. Davis has earned a reputation as one of the nation's leading authorities on information technology. The list of organizations that rely on his council includes AT&T, Sears, Exelon, the US Department of Defense, and Discover Financial. Davis is President of External IT, a national managed IT services, cloud services, and IT security provider that focuses on unifying the business IT experience. In 2005, Davis founded Savid Technologies, an IT security consulting firm. He led Savid to be the 23rd fastest growing company in Chicago as measured by Inc. magazine, and by 2010, Savid was ranked 611 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. As an entrepreneur he was voted one of the "Top 25 under 25" by BusinessWeek, semi-finalist of the Ernst and Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award, and a "Web 2.0 Wonderkid" for his online marketing capabilities. In 2012, Savid was acquired by External IT. Mr. Davis is an author of the No. 1 computer security book in the woArticles by Michael A. Davis
Our 1,029 respondents are getting wise on awareness, with just 13% saying they're more vulnerable than last year. Still, 73% see mobility as a threat, and 75% admit they may be ignorant of a breach.
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2014 Private Cloud SurveyRespondents are on a roll: 53% brought their private clouds from concept to production in less than one year, and 60% extend their clouds across multiple datacenters. But expertise is scarce, with 51% saying acquiring skilled employees is a roadblock.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?