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Your Worst Day In IT

Turns out the most common culprits aren't what you might think.

At VMworld 2015 in San Francisco, I roamed the floor with a camera asking attendees, "What was your worst day in IT?" When we initially came up with this question, we thought everyone's worst day would have something to do with a security breach or malware. Turns out that hardware failures and human error are far more common. As much as we talk about threat protection, what we really need to watch out for is our equipment and ourselves. Watch and you'll see.

David Spark is a veteran tech journalist and founder of the brand journalism firm Spark Media Solutions. Spark has reported on the tech scene for more than 18 years in more than 40 media outlets. He blogs regularly at the Spark Minute, and you can listen to him weekly on his ... View Full Bio
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