The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements were laid out in 2017 and just become a reality last month. As the May implementation date loomed, there has been much discussed about the impact of the pending legislation. But what seemed to be missing from the conversations was how IT will manage yet another variable when implementing hybrid IT strategies where hosting and service delivery is more federated and dynamic. In the complex environment of hybrid IT, you need to either know the blast radius when there is a data breech so you can make appropriate notifications and corrective actions. Conversely, when you add additional infrastructure, you must also account for any impact to existing applications and services. GDPR did not create these problems – these already existed in mixed physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. ~ Albert Einstein
In today’s business environment, there are incredible demands to accelerate and respond to increasing expectations for intelligent, immediate, and immersive experiences coming from end users. Organizations must step up and be a part of the digital landscape to survive. The increasing complexity of connections between people, organizations and technology-based systems are changing data, application architecture, and security models. As this powerful technology wave accelerates, it puts increasing demands right at the door step of IT.