Why Managing 1,000+ Apps is Everyone's Problem

In a world increasingly run by apps, managing a multitude isn't just an 'IT problem'—it's everyone's challenge. From security protocols to real-time monitoring, the stakes are sky-high. This week, we explore why managing 1,000+ apps should be on your radar, too.

Why Managing 1,000+ Apps is Everyone's Problem
Midjourney Prompt: website image, security services, interconected --ar 16:9 --s 250

I've been thinking more and more about security and how it factors into our daily lives. Most of us live in blissful ignorance of where the threats and vulnerabilities sit. We seem to think local and think small. Is our router secure? Does our laptop have a good password etc etc?

In a recent Tech Brew interview with the Red Sox (yes the baseball team) it turns out they have over 1000 services or applications they use, each one of those comes with it's own security exposure.

Did you know that the Boston Red Sox, a name synonymous with baseball, is juggling over a thousand different applications at any given time? Yep, you read that right. It's not just about bats and balls anymore; it's about bytes and bits, too. Managing such a vast array of applications is akin to a high-stakes game of Whac-A-Mole, especially when it comes to security. From implementing Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to constant monitoring and regular audits, the Red Sox's tech team has their work cut out for them. It's a vivid reminder that in today's world, even sectors we don't traditionally associate with high tech are deeply intertwined with it

This got me thinking more and more about every business out there, and even personal users. We're storing data in a lot of places.

I sat and did some numbers for Rocking, and all the bits and pieces we use to run our business, we must have a dozen or more services where we store data. We have 5-6 people with access across all these. Do we have 2FA on all of them? What kind of data are we storing in these services, and what happens if they get hacked?

It's a slightly scary thought. The "cloud" is call and all, but we really are putting a lot of data in the hands of others.