Starting a new job would be considered a milestone for most people. For me, living with an anxiety disorder has hindered me from enjoying the attainment of many milestones in the past. With the help of medication and therapy, my ability to cope with anxiety in a new environment has decreased exponentially.
The WannaCry ransomware attack that took place late last week on May 12th has been an aggressive wake-up call for businesses and governmental organizations throughout the world to take their data backup and recovery more seriously. The culprit(s) behind the attack have not been identified yet, but Europol predicts that this week the ransomware will broaden its reaches. Countries in Europe and Asia reported that their Windows-based systems fell prey to ransomware that held their sensitive and consistently used data hostage for a sum of $300 in Bitcoin encrypted currency per machine.
Setting the Stage I believe everyone will agree that cloud technology has been and will continue to be disruptive to businesses and consumers. Creative people are finding new ways each day to deliver new business services faster and with less investment. Gartner and many other thought leaders at the intersection of business and technology both advocate and recognize that “Cloud First” is a dominant strategy right now for many organizations.