Information Technology’s role in the workplace is changing. Today’s employees are increasingly tech independent. They bring their own mobile devices and laptops to work and favor cloud-based apps over legacy systems that rely on storage and onpremise servers. As a result, more and more products designed with the consumer in mind
– not IT – are infiltrating the workplace.
Such changes threaten to undermine the control of systems administrators and chief information officers (CIOs), leaving workplace infrastructure less secure. Some observers are already making doomsday predictions about IT as a fixture. Forrester Research even predicts that the IT department could formally dissolve by 2020.
Systems administrators may not spend their days racking servers and changing backup tapes anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re dying out. This whitepaper will examine some of the current best practices IT departments can employ to ensure they remain a vital workplace asset.