TOP 10 TECH TRENDS OF 2011
Security enjoys a welcome revival in our third annual market
research survey of the technology trends that managers and
executives expect to be most significant in their organizations next year. Security moved from No. 7 last year to No. 1
in this year’s survey. Some hyped technologies, such as
cloud computing, moved down from last year, while business
intelligence moved up several spots.
30 | SOCIAL NETWORKING
NEW YORK LIFE GETS SOCIAL
This venerable insurance company went from “no” to “go”
on social media, dealing with significant compliance challenges along the way. Until this year, New York Life didn’t
allow its employees and agents to use social media for
official purposes. That changed this year when the company
began rolling out a social networking initiative for agents,
recruiters and employees. As part of that initiative, New York
Life created a secure, compliant networking experience.
32 | DATA STORAGE
26 | VERTICAL VIEW
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
Digital technologies are forever changing the way media
and entertainment companies manage their workloads and
enhance their customers' experience.
DEALING WITH A DATA DELUGE
Citizens & Northern Bank implemented a log management
system to ensure the collection and retention of its syslog
data and to address compliance concerns. However, it found
that the system also provides a number of other benefits,
including streamlined IT operations, enhanced event management and stronger security.
1. The QUANTIFIABLE GOALS—and schedule for achieving them—that
a company establishes when it undertakes an information technology
initiative. 2. THE STANDARD or expected LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE
associated with a given TECHNOLOGY initiative.