In the aftermath of the past year’s publicized security incidents such as the Target malware, Home Depot hack and now Sony Entertainment’s troubles, we continue to be reminded that technology is only one part of the play. On the stage we also have others such as the users, other businesses, management and system administrators. All play a part in the opera of business, but one area can accelerate or destroy a performance quickly.
Think of technology as the stage, lights and props for a play. They may have been purchased or created to fill a particular need in the play. However while where they are placed, how and when they are used is usually set in the script, it is the stage manager or director who creates the flow and works to ensure the pieces are where they are needed and when.