Published on December 20, 2023, 10:18 am

In today’s episode of Sadin on Digital, Wayne Sadin and Bob discuss the top priorities for chief information officers (CIOs) in 2024. They delve into key topics such as multi-cloud strategies, the role of artificial intelligence (AI), and the perpetual arms race in cybersecurity.

Wayne advises against traditional server purchases, except for edge computing applications. He emphasizes the importance of adopting a multi-cloud approach that aligns with the diverse landscape of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. CIOs should optimize their cloud choices based on factors like security, data protection, and governance standards.

The conversation then shifts towards AI and cybersecurity. Wayne highlights that AI, particularly large language models, introduces a significant shift in cybersecurity dynamics. Adversaries can leverage AI to deploy smarter attack vectors. As a result, Wayne recommends increasing cybersecurity budgets to stay ahead of potential threats. He predicts that defensive AI implementations could potentially tip the balance in favor of defenders by 2024 or 2025.

Wayne also shares his insights on the tactical versus strategic aspect of being a CIO. He introduces the “four Ps” methodology – prioritize, patch, polish, and perfect – as a framework to manage daily challenges while envisioning future improvements. It is crucial for CIOs to strike a balance between problem-solving in the present and articulating a compelling future vision to stakeholders.

To emphasize his standpoint on server purchases, Wayne candidly states that buying servers (except for edge computing) in 2024 is an unwise investment choice. His goal is to never purchase another server unless it’s for an edge application.

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