As many of you have recently read, there have been a couple of highly impactful security breaches against large, trusted corporations. These have even potentially directly impacted you personally, and have definitely impacted our industry. Deloitte, who is a provider for a number of Fortune 100 companies, as well as local, state, and federal governments, was compromised through an email password. One of our industry leaders was compromised through a published weakness in their software. You say, "If they can be hacked, what hope is there for me?" I think there are excellent lessons in how we care for our data and clients' data.
Mobile devices (including laptops) are dominating the marketplace, and even some of your offices. These offer unsurpassed flexibility in how and where you work. I remember one of my co-workers at a previous company was managing the entire Network team while he finished his last year of employment on a boat in Florida. He had his laptop and was able to connect to company (and client) computers to do whatever he needed to do. I have to say I was a bit jealous.