AIM Corporate Solutions, Inc. (ACSI) attended the 2nd ICT Symposium at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Cavite last January 28, 2016.
ACSI, which specializes in IT services, discussed the latest ICT trends in 2016, as it remains to be one of the principal thought leaders in the industry.
Empowering the iGeneration
ACSI discussed the information technology trends that the IT industry faces from this year onwards, which includes a list of challenges that are related to information security threats. Among these challenges are the difficulty to manage and secure an IoT structure, and to secure big data to ensure data integrity.
ACSI added the problem of information security skill gaps, in which there are too many security threats while there are few IT professionals to properly address the problem. While the industry faces an alarming 62% increase in breaches since 2013, 83% of enterprises, on the other hand, remain to lack the skills and right human resources to protect their IT assets.
Sixty-two percent of organizations have increased security training since 2014, with one out of three security professionals not familiar with advanced persistent threats, and one million security jobs remain to be unfulfilled worldwide. This particular problem also leads to other challenges in the industry such as open source software vulnerability, Cryptolock virus, malware, and attack on payment networks.
When it comes to addressing these ICT threats, ACSI challenges the youth to help implement changes or mitigate the above IT risks. It all boils down to identifying what their role in the IT industry is.
ACSI further added that it’s not the money, the fame, nor the career per se that defines what an IT professional is, but one’s ability to use technology to make the world a little better instead.
Providing a Hub for Talent
ACSI is a good workplace for graduates who are interested in making a career path in IT infrastructure and IT security. Established in 1998 in Makati, Philippines, ACSI started as an IT solutions company in the Philippines to meet the industry’s demands for secure IT implementations.
Last 2015, ACSI was recognized as one of the “25 Most Promising IT Services Companies” by APAC CIO Magazine, an IT resource publication. Having a “services first, product next” approach, ACSI prioritizes IT solutions that fit their client’s needs while still aligned with their budget constraints.
This turns ACSI into great learning environment for its IT staff. They provide periodic training to their employees, who in turn, helps them address their client’s business needs through knowledge in IT trends and industry developments.
While ACSI takes pride in their core competencies they recognize that ultimately, IT professionals are the best tools for change in the industry.
ACSI’s President and General Manager, Vlad de Ramos, added, “Whatever career path you take, be it in the field of software development, infrastructure, databases, or security, your role should make a difference in IT.”