Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
The Secure Data Center is a place in the network (PIN) where a company centralizes data and performs services for business. Data centers contain hundreds to thousands of physical and virtual servers that are segmented by applications, zones, and other methods. This guide addresses data center business flows and the security used to defend them. The Secure Data Center is one of the six places in the network within SAFE. SAFE is a holistic approach in which Secure PINs model the physical infrastructure and Secure Domains represent the operational aspects of a network.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Most organizations have invested, and continue to invest, in people, processes, technology, and policies to meet customer privacy requirements and avoid significant fines and other penalties. In addition, data breaches continue to expose the personal information of millions of people, and organizations are concerned about the products they buy, services they use, people they employ, and with whom they partner and do business with generally. As a result, customers are asking more questions during the buying cycle about how their data is captured, used, transferred, shared, stored, and destroyed. In last year’s study (Cisco 2018 Privacy Maturity Benchmark Study), Cisco introduced data and insights regarding how these privacy concerns were negatively impacting the buying cycle and timelines. This year’s research updates those findings and explores the benefits associated with privacy investment.
Cisco’s Data Privacy Benchmark Study utilizes data from Cisco’s Annual Cybersecurity Benchma
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
Ransomware is not going away. This makes it imperative for businesses across all industries to adopt a data management strategy of multi-layered security, easy automation, and quick recovery. To learn more about Rubrik and how it can ?t into your ransomware protection strategy while simplifying data protection across your entire datacenter, visit www.rubrik.com. As the leading next-generation data protection solution, Rubrik deploys as a plug-and-play appliance in less than an hour and has been adopted across all verticals and organization sizes including Fortune 50 companies.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
The Internet of Things (IoT) unleashes valuable business insights through data that’s gathered at every level of a retail organization. With IoT and data analytics, retailers now have the capability to gather insight into customer behavior, offer more personalized experiences, achieve better inventory accuracy, create greater supply chain efficiencies, and so much more. But with data comes great risk. A recent report by security firm Thales and 451 Research found that 43 percent of retailers have experienced a data breach in the past year, with a third reporting more than one breach.1
Intel® technology-based gateways and Asavie, a provider of next-gen enterprise mobility management and IoT connectivity solutions, offer a security connectivity solution that minimizes the effort and cost to businesses to ensure safety from cybersecurity attacks. In addition, the Intel/Asavie IoT solution provides retailers with a solid basis to build their smart, connected projects:
To help their business clients unleash innovation and support growth, IT teams need to evolve to a modern data center that is virtualized, software defined and automated, with a consistent operational model for infrastructure and application delivery.
In this collection of case studies, we reveal how companies are building more agile, innovative businesses based on VMware solutions.
Digital transformation is reshaping how business gets done. In this eBook from VMware and Intel, you’ll learn how to evolve your data center into a hyperconverged powerhouse - one that lets you use, manage and securely power any application in any cloud.
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping
To Keep Pace With Your Customers and Competitors, It’s Time to Leave Your Legacy Software Behind.
Legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems struggle to keep up with the modern pace of business, and they fail to meet the changing needs of your workforce. Can your leaders quickly find and analyze vital data? Are your employees’ tasks and processes straightforward and efficient? Does your ERP software make it easier to support growth?
See how manufacturers upgrading to the latest ERP software from Epicor transform their business by delivering the visibility, efficiency, and productivity essential for sustained growth.
Published By: Location3
Published Date: Feb 07, 2019
Your Local Business Listings are part of the foundation of your online presence. Ensuring that all of your brick-and-mortar business
locations are accurately represented on directories like Google My Business, Facebook Places, Bing Places, Apple Maps and more
requires a hands-on, managed approach to local data optimization.
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications
service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP
IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three
most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority
CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on
CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data
sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the
right expertise to mine the data sets.
The data maturity curve
As companies invest more and more in data access and
organization, business leaders seek ways to extract more
business value from their organization’s data.
92 percent of business leaders say that to compete in the future,
their organization must be able to exploit information much more
quickly than it can today.1
Chief Information Officers (CIO) need solutions that will allow
them to evolve their organization’s approach to data and drive real
value with strategic decisions. This journey can be depicted in
a data maturity curve.
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence, automation, Internet of Things, blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies.
We call this next-generation business model the Cognitive Enterprise.
As data science becomes a critical capability for companies, IT leaders are finding themselves responsible for enabling data science teams with infrastructure and tooling. But data science is much more like an experimental research organization than the engineering and business teams that IT organizations support today. Compounding the challenge, data science teams are growing fast, often by 100% a year. This guide will quickly help you understand what data science teams do to build their predictive models and how to best support them.
Learn how to modernize IT’s approach to ensure your company’s data science teams perform their best, and maximize impact to the business. Some highlights include:
Why data science should not be treated like engineering.
How to go beyond simple infrastructure allocation and give data science teams capabilities to manage their workflows and model lifecycle.
Why agility and special hardware to support burst computing are so important to data science break
A data science platform is where all data science work takes place and acts as the system of record for predictive models. While a few leading model-driven businesses have made the data science platform an integral part of their enterprise architecture, most companies are still trying to understand what a data science platform is and how it fits into their architecture. Data science is unlike other technical disciplines, and models are not like software or data. Therefore, a data science platform requires a different type of technology platform.
This document provides IT leaders with the top 10 questions to ask of data science platforms to ensure the platform handles the uniqueness of data science work.
With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers cannot afford to use outdated manufacturing software. “Legacy” manufacturing management systems drag down your company with inefficiencies that are both apparent and hidden. These can prevent you from keeping up with your competition and achieving your growth potential.
This Epicor white paper details why manufacturing industry technology experts say delaying this important business decision often places your company at risk. By using legacy manufacturing software, not only are you unable to tap into the latest technology trends, but you leave your business vulnerable to:
• Duplicate or inaccurate data
• Clunky system performance
• Security concerns
A modern manufacturing ERP solution can eliminate these risks. Download the white paper to learn why implementing new manufacturing software built for business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
Connected organizations collaborate across business functions to dynamically steer business performance. Previous generations of planning software have fallen short of this vision, making collaboration difficult to achieve, scattering data across multiple sources, and providing inflexible planning models that require heavy IT support.
This landscape motivated Anaplan to develop an innovative platform that enables Connected Planning across the entire enterprise. The FSN Innovation Showcase highlights three major innovations that support these objectives:
• Anaplan’s proprietary Hyperblock® technology
• The App Hub, a suite of 250+ industry-leading solutions
• Developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner.
In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about:
• The evolution of the FP&A function
• How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap
• Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service.
In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance.
Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time.
Read the case study to learn how Comdata:
Digital kiosks are fast becoming ubiquitous in quick-service restaurants, cinemas and retail stores as retailers grapple to embrace automated, digital solutions to keep up with rising labour costs, customer expectations and stiff competition. To maximise the value of self-ordering kiosks, retailers should not perceive digital kiosks as a means to an end but a critical touchpoint within the customer journey.
Download the whitepaper to discover how the new generation of self-order kiosks—
• Can resolve the challenges of acquiring, training and maintaining a workforce
• Can enhance customer experiences throughout the entire shopping and purchasing process
• Can facilitate better business decision making through access to valuable customer data
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
As organizations increasingly rely on cloud services and SaaS applications to streamline business practices, the familiar paradigm of the network perimeter has dissolved, leaving a porous and ever-changing digital estate in its wake. While the benefits of cloud computing will ensure that migrations continue apace, the unique security challenges presented by the cloud will not only require a more agile mindset, but also self-learning technologies that can move at the speed of cloud deployments and spot subtle deviations indicative of a threat, while providing complete, real-time visibility across the digital business. Darktrace’s world leadership in the field of artificial intelligence for cyber security makes it the most effective and proven solution to detect unprecedented threats and anomalous cyber-incidents in the cloud. Whether faced with an insider threat, an attacker targeting sensitive data in test containers, or a significant misconfiguration that could be exploited in the fut
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