When it comes to managing and securing the IT environment today, it’s easy to focus on one area and fail to see the broader picture. We call that technology tunnel vision.
The more hectic and heterogeneous your IT environment becomes, the more likely you are to develop tunnel vision. In particular you can focus so intently on endpoint management that you take your eye off the ball of network security. It’s the natural but undesirable result of having your IT assets in different silos, without a centralized endpoint management system in place. Today, those assets include not only desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, but a growing variety of devices from bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, wearables and other connected devices from the internet of things (IoT), and more.
This complexity has brought us to a tipping point. IT resources are overwhelmed, OPEX is skyrocketing, and organizations worldwide are experiencing security breaches that can damage both their reputations and their bottom lines.
Six Sure-Fire Steps to Delivering a Holistic Endpoint Management and Network Security Approach
How can IT manage today’s explosion of endpoints without getting stuck in silos and losing sight of network security? The way to eliminate tunnel vision is to replace the traditional siloed approach to systems management with a holistic view of network infrastructure and a fully integrated solution that offers centralized control and network security management. Here are six key steps to take:
To Learn More
Be sure to check out this new e-book to learn more about escaping the downward spiral of technology tunnel vision. We explain how to replace your traditional, siloed approach to systems management with a more holistic view of your network infrastructure and a fully integrated solution that delivers both centralized management, and network and data security.
And please let me know how you are fighting technology tunnel vision in your IT environment.
About David Manks
David Manks is a Solutions Marketing Director for Dell Software focusing on endpoint management and security products.
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