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Netop 2013 Predictions: Link Globally, Secure Locally

VMblog Predictions

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2013.  Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed article by Peter Holmelin, Vice President of Development at Netop

Link Globally, Secure Locally

Increasing Cloudiness is in the Forecast

The year 2012 saw many companies and organizations increasing implementation of cloud and virtualization options. In 2013, that trend will accelerate as more and more IT professionals seek the benefits of public and private clouds and virtualized environments.  As this usage (and the attendant data storage demands) continue to grow data owners must be more concerned with data security standards in order to prevent costly data loss and potentially crippling breaches.

Whose Problem is Security and Compliance?

Cloud service providers are not necessarily concerned with compliance with data security laws (or internal corporate data policies). Organizations have to watch out for themselves, because they are on the hook for compliance. Massive amounts of data, the need to easily access it and the increasingly global nature of the workforce all put a strain on data management and safety.  A solid remote access and control solution allows secure remote transfer of data using encryption and authentication that complies with legal and corporate requirements.

The Bottom Line

Tight budgets mean pressure to reduce cost and increase productivity.  Sound familiar? Doing more with less is a requirement in most business environments today, and implementing a secure remote access and management solution enables IT and business staff to save time, money and effort by resolving issues and managing data without the need to travel to (often far-flung) data centers or corporate outposts. Solutions exist to support the mobile IT workforce as well, allowing IT pros to fix servers, VMs and other equipment from a mobile device. No one gets to pick the time when a technical problem occurs, and remote access and control (especially when mobile access is enabled) can save a weekend, a vacation, or the sanity of an IT manager.

The New Year will require organizations to deal with a more distributed, mobile workforce than ever before. Remote access and management of data will be a key component in facing all the challenges presented by that constantly evolving business world.

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About the Author

Peter Holmelin is Vice President of Development at Netop. In this role, Peter is responsible for product development at Netop. He has worked in the internet software industry since 1995 and has a GIAC Security Leadership certification from Global Information Assurance Certification. Netop is headquartered in Denmark with subsidiaries in the United States, China, Romania and Switzerland.

Published Tuesday, December 04, 2012 8:44 AM by David Marshall
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