"The results show significant inconsistencies in practice," says Bob West, founder and CEO of Echelon One. "Namely, while big data, cloud needs and compliance requirements are clearly major concerns, the majority of companies are not prepared to deal with any of them adequately. It's fascinating to see the rift, and the overwhelming percentage of companies surveyed are not prepared to manage big data properly, monitor cloud environments effectively or report network and device activities properly. These companies are leaving themselves exposed to attacks, making less-than-informed business decisions and even risking fines from the federal regulatory agencies for not complying with their requirements."
Thor Olavsrud is a senior writer for CIO.com. Follow him @ThorOlavsrud.
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