5 for 15: Mike Romans, Barracuda Networks A/NZ country manager

5 for 15: Mike Romans, Barracuda Networks A/NZ country manager

The keys to 2015 from industry leaders

Mike Romans, Barracuda Networks A/NZ country manager

Mike Romans, Barracuda Networks A/NZ country manager

1. Key channel plays for 2015

One of the highlights will be the migration of applications and information from physical/virtual infrastructure to Cloud-based managed services with minimal impact to the business.

2. Key technology for 2015

In 2014, we witnessed an increased number of threats in the digital space with many global corporations falling prey to cyberattacks, resulting in reputational, data and financial losses. In 2015, companies will need to remain vigilant against security risks and threats in order to enjoy an auspicious year ahead.

With companies turning to Cloud storage and online file sharing to improve business connectivity, processes and flexibility, the security threat landscape has changed.

There has been a subsequent increase in risk of cyber security breaches. This is compounded by the rise in mobile access, mobile internet and web applications, which have created more threat vectors to monitor and protect.

3. Key message to the channel for 2015

The Barracuda ecosystem ensures strong partner growth through our high-velocity, primarily inside sales-driven model. We offer compelling market opportunity in both security and storage product, support and services.

4. Key warning to the channel for 2015

Cloud is entering the next phase where it’s becoming mainstream. Companies are planning timelines for making the move typically revolving around expiration of existing infrastructure. The channel needs to ensure they have the necessary skills to transition their customers and manage the security and protection of their information and applications. If they fail to do this they will ultimately risk losing their business.

5. Key to your company’s success in 2015

Momentum around adoption of Cloud resources for primary workloads will continue to accelerate. As the world gets more connected, data and applications may be hosted anywhere in the world. Securing them is as important as the applications hosted in house datacentres.

Barracuda is committed to providing Cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. In 2015, we will continue to design our solutions specifically for IT professionals in resource-constrained environments who seek to benefit from current and emerging trends in information technology such as the rapid growth in Cloud computing, adoption of virtualisation, proliferation of mobile devices and the associated explosion of data.

At the same time, what with the expected increase in cybersecurity threats and, as a major player in data storage and security, Barracuda aims to help companies further develop stringent steps to safeguard their IT systems and data security, to remain vigilant in lieu of impending threats. This will result in stronger business connectivity and provide a stronger platform for businesses.

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Tags cybersecurityBarracuda NetworksCloudManaged ServicesMike Romans is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales, marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

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