The latest trends in information technology have a huge impact company-wide, from the IT department implementing new resources to the managers and executives who utilize them. Each office, person, and device add a dimension of risk, cost, storage, and compliance. I’d like to focus on the risk component, and how the information technology trends we are seeing today are challenging risk professionals, more than ever, to know what they are dealing with. And like Charles Tremper once said, “The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.” So let’s get to acknowledging.