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Technical Debt | A Barrier to CyberSecurity Improvements

Posted by Jacob Haynes

Cybersecurity teams face many challenges when it comes to implementing the right mix of security controls to protect their organization from cyber-criminals, and Technical Debt is just one major barrier. Technical Debt, according to John Wondolowski, Solutions II CTO, "is the trade-off of short-term benefit…versus long-term value" and is "felt most strongly in the IT Operations and Infrastructure organization.” I would add that given the current landscape, technical debt is, at least, equally as felt on the Security side, if not more so.    

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Announcement: Traci Easton as Sr. Director of Marketing

Posted by Solutions II

Newswire, LITTLETON, Colo., March 16, 2022 - Solutions-II, an award-winning Solution Provider specializing in Security, IT Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud, Data Management, Infrastructure, and Hybrid Maintenance solutions, announces the advancement of Traci Easton to Senior Director of Marketing. In this role, Easton will be responsible for leading marketing initiatives, digital marketing, corporate branding, and public relation communications with a focus on demand generation, thought leadership content, and enriching the client journey.

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Technology Leaders Guide to Enabling AI in Casino Gaming

Posted by John Wondolowski

Enterprise Information Technology Leaders need to effectively operate today while planning to support a changing future. This has never been an easy job and over the past two years it has been significantly more difficult. But 2022 and beyond does not appear to be a time horizon where IT Leaders can catch their breath. In fact, new and future demands for technology capabilities across every area of Casino Gaming and Hospitality continue to accelerate. Perhaps the most daunting of these new and future demands will be the need to create a set of IT capabilities that can support the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning applications (ML).

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All Bets are Off in Cybersecurity

Posted by Jacob Haynes

The cybersecurity attack surface has grown exponentially over the last decade, and many organizations aren’t doing enough to prepare their teams to defend against cyber-attacks. The frequency and scope of these attacks have significantly increased across all industries, especially gaming. Why are casinos and gaming firms a prime target for cybercriminals? Because they are flush with cash and player data.

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Outcomes from Executive Roundtable Kick-off

Posted by John Wondolowski

Our Solutions II monthly IT Executive Roundtables were excellent in the first two months of 2022. In 2013, we organized and held no-cost Executive Roundtables for IT Executives to network and exchange ideas, strategies, and best practices. Each month we host Roundtables (via web conference) for SF Bay Area CIOs, SF Bay Area CISOs, Las Vegas IT Executives, and Denver IT Executives. With the flexibility of the work due to the pandemic, we have even added members throughout the United States.

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Solutions II Announces Jason Norred as CISO

Posted by Solutions II

Newswire, February 24, 2022: Solutions-II, an award-winning Solution Provider specializing in Security, IT Managed Services, Hybrid Cloud, Data Management, Infrastructure and Hybrid Maintenance solutions announces the advancement of Jason Norred to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Norred will lead the cybersecurity practice for Solutions-II, including infrastructure and governance, business continuity and data center risk management.

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IT Priorities for Leaders in 2022

Posted by John Wondolowski

ITPrioritiesForLeadersIn2022FinalSnow Software published a study at the end of 2021 that surveyed over 1000 IT Leaders from organizations with more than 100 employees. The focus was to understand their top priorities for 2022. They asked each IT Leader to rank their top 5 priorities.

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DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY – IT COST OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES | BLOG 3

Posted by John Wondolowski

Businesses are now getting back to business.  For many industries, it is time to sort through a level of uncertainty. Many companies are developing plans to reduce IT Operating Costs to cope with the uncertainty. The Solutions II Adaptable Data Center® approach to IT Cost Optimization is based upon IT Leaders developing a detailed understanding of three business dynamics that will govern their decisions:

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Dealing with Uncertainty – IT Cost Optimization Strategies | Blog 2

Posted by John Wondolowski

Businesses are getting back to a "new normal."  For many industries, it is time to sort through a level of uncertainty.  Many companies are developing plans to reduce IT Operating Costs to cope with the uncertainty.

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Dealing with Uncertainty – IT Cost Optimization Strategies | Blog 1

Posted by John Wondolowski

Organizations are getting back to a "new normal." For many industries, it is time to sort through a level of uncertainty. Many of our clients are developing plans to reduce IT Operating Costs to cope with the uncertainty. Reducing IT Operating Costs should be a carefully constructed set of actions that will maintain required service levels and also retain the capabilities necessary to help the organization take advantage of the eventual recovery.

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