Episode 18: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Shadow IT
Over the next few weeks, big businesses will be relying heavily on their IT infrastructure to have zero downtime during their busiest shopping period. The incoming shopping frenzy about to hit online retail stores will also see them gambling with their whole reputation as they chase the following predicted sales figures:
- £1.07bn Black Friday
- £943m Cyber Monday
- £856m Boxing Day
- £4.9bn Total five-week period
With potential costs of £200k an hour for website downtime, will those outside of IT begin to see the ROI of investing in security and network infrastructure?
As servers begin to feel the heat and the rise of cyber threats increases, security and stability of businesses IT infrastructure will be put under the microscope this Christmas.
Meanwhile, Ash Smith from London asks:
As corporate IT departments receive criticism for their sluggishness in a digital age, how can we balance good solid effective guardianship and management of IT services vs adopting new technologies that are changing faster than we can implement them in a large organisation.