COVID-19 has forced organizations across the world to adapt to new ways of working and doing business. There is an increasing pressure on IT professionals to accelerate the digital transformation plans so that contractors, partners, and employees can shift to remote work and maintain productivity. However, many IT organizations are struggling to address the most fundamental needs of their employees and help workers to be productive. Why?
In this article at Forbes, Alex Cherian discusses how legacy technology will prove to be a problem for remote working.
How to Manage Project Changes?
The number of phishing and malware attacks has upsurged in recent times. “Organizations that want to protect the modern-day remote worker need a solution that is contemporary in its approach,” says Alex. Enterprises must make continuous changes to resolve the latest threats. Legacy systems, however, struggle with this because of their age. The large, inflexible nature of the legacy system makes it difficult for organizations to fix specific vulnerabilities.
Devices Cannot Be Monitored Remotely
Most legacy technologies are incompatible with newer systems. Therefore, for a business to function smoothly, organizations must ensure that the existing technologies are up-to-date. Today, companies with legacy technologies must consider addressing remote working inefficiencies and insecurities. Researches have indicated that nearly 74% of business will move some employees to work from home permanently. Organizations that adapt to modern technology will enhance the chances of survival.
Inability to Compete
In the era of cloud services and virtualization, legacy technology will no longer help the businesses to remain competitive. During this time of heavy remote work, the majority of traffic will be coming from “outside the office” perimeter. This may create an unacceptable risk, if left unmanaged. Businesses must put provisions in place to manage the risk associated with unmanaged devices.
To read the original article, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/ibmsecurity/2020/04/22/legacy-technology-could-prove-a-problem-for-remote-working/#10397acd3951.