Digital disruption is imminent in every industry
The real question is: how do you adopt technology in a way that optimizes your existing processes and transforms your organization? Of course, no two businesses are the same, and transformation will look different for each business. That's why Microsoft has pinpointed a pattern to success in digital transformation across companies - both small and large.
These companies all used technology to achieve fundamental goals that ladder up to four principles:
Optimize business processes and operations
Transform products through digital content
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Focusing your managed services business on cybersecurity creates several opportunities to increase margins; most significantly, by implementing layers of security at client sites you can reduce costly security-related issues. In this whitepaper we highlight the reasons why an effective cyberdefense strategy should involve multiple layers of technology and detail why customer disruption is a revenue killer in world of the managed service provider (MSP).
Maintaining business continuity is your highest priority.
In today’s commercial landscape, business continuity depends on the efficient, uninterrupted flow of data across the organization – from operations to sales to fulfillment. Even a brief lapse in workload continuity can mean thousands of lost sales opportunities, disruption to production, and compromised customer trust.
The causes of those lapses can range from natural disasters to mechanical failure or human error. You need a data platform and a proactive disaster recovery (DR) strategy that will help you stay up and running in the event that your physical infrastructure is unavailable for any length of time.
Fulfilling orders, providing a high level of customer service, and keeping consumers engaged all depend on the efficient, uninterrupted flow of data throughout your organization.
Above all, protecting customer data—especially personally identifiable information (PII) —is critical
2016: The year in crisis provides The Economist Intelligence Unit’s assessment of sources of corporate risk in the year 2016, its evolution over the next three years, and a perspective on the role of the board of directors in managing crises.
Published By: Insight
Published Date: Dec 05, 2017
Will you evolve with the digital workforce?
New-era workers are breaking the confines of their cubicles. That means businesses need to offer more digital work experiences — but the path isn’t always clear. We’re rallying three workplace technology experts to discuss how to orchestrate a modern device and cloud application rollout to empower your anywhere, anytime workforce.
Today’s solution landscape is ripe with effective ways to help organizations empower modern workers. In this exclusive Livestream, you’ll learn the true value of modern devices and cloud applications — and how to orchestrate every moving part of a connected workforce without compromising security.riving workplace disruption?
This Livestream recording will reveal:
-What’s driving workplace disruption?
-What real-world tactics can we implement to conquer disruption?
-How can we leverage the cloud?
-What are the biggest challenges IT faces when modernizing?
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
Webroot conducted research on web security in the US and the UK. As remote users expand the security perimeter, the majority of companies reported significant effects in the form of increased help desk time, reduced employee productivity and disruption of business activities. The impacts of web-borne attacks are also more severe for companies with employees who have remote access to the corporate network or other corporate online resource via their laptops, tablets or smartphones.
• 90% of companies agree that managing the security of remote users is extremely challenging
• Twice as many companies with remote users reported Web-borne attacks by criminals, which compromised the security of customer data
• 50% of firms with remote users say web-borne attacks impacted company financials
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
Webroot commissioned a study to gauge the prevalence of web-borne attacks, their consequences, and how IT pros are responding. Among the results, the vast majority of companies surveyed experienced one or more types of web-borne attacks in 2012. The survey report also includes recommendations—such as deploying a secure web gateway—for responding to this new threat environment. Key findings include:
• 8 in10 companies experienced web-borne attacks in 2012
• The majority of respondents reported significant impacts such as increased help desk time, reduced employee productivity and disruption of business activities
• Secure web gateways are a critical component of an effective defense against web-borne threats
Why is database security so important? For a company that has suffered a serious data breach, it boils down to monetary damage in its many forms: business disruption, bad publicity, stiff fines for noncompliance, and undermined customer confidence.
Many CEOs have told us that business transformation needs to be done effectively and efficiently, without much disruption to the business. And it should be a continuous process, not a one-time event. Continuous business transformation, accomplished over time, requires a new degree of flexibility and adaptability in all parts of the enterprise. So how do you get ready to change and continue to change?
As corporations become more dependent on their ERP systems, they struggle to strike the right balance between regularly updating the software and minimizing cost and disruption to the business. This Report offers advice on how to develop and communicate a practical upgrade strategy and then build an effective process for maintaining your ERP asset.
The headlines and major company announcements share a common theme:
Competitive disruption is reshaping business models and organizations’ very futures.
Around the global automotive industry, component and original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) are taking a hard look at where their future growth will come
from ? and it’s not all based on their core businesses. New technology has opened the
door for new services and revenue streams.
As a tech leader, you recognize that disruption is a fact of life. According to Gartner, enterprise IT has entered an era of digitalization where disruptive new products are providing a continuous stream of growth, innovation, and differentiation.
When a workplace disruption hits, you need to act fast to ensure your employees are safe, keep them informed and maintain productivity. This new Forrester white paper explores the critical role that the help desk should play in your organization's business continuity planning.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Today’s workforce is increasingly nomadic. Employees use personal and company-owned devices desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with various operating systems to access corporate resources over different networks from virtually anywhere. Roaming users and cloud-based applications have eroded the network perimeter where enterprises have traditionally focused their security controls.
In the wake of this disruption, vendors offered myriad point products that solve only a portion of the security problem. These products usually require costly custom integrations and high management overhead to boot.
Making matters worse, traditional security approaches can’t address an evolving threat landscape that includes ransomware, stealthy attacks that dwell in a customer’s environment for months, and threats targeting iOS and Android devices. In fact, the mobile workforce is more vulnerable than ever before.
Digitization is reshaping the business landscape at an unprecedented rate. The disruption of established businesses used to take decades, but natively digital organizations such as Uber, Google and Amazon have disrupted their respective markets in fewer than 10 years. Digital transformation is creating new winners and losers faster than ever before. Exhibit 1 shows that in 1960, on average, businesses remained on the S&P 500 Index for 50 to 60 years; by 1980, the rate of change was cut in half. Based on these trends, by 2025, businesses are forecast to stay on the index for an average of only 12 years. Leveraging this economic data, ZK Research predicts that 75% of the index will turn over in the next 10 years. New market leaders will emerge, and established organizations will struggle to survive.
Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of Uncovering the Risks of SAP Cyber Breaches sponsored by Onapsis. The purpose of this study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how companies are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes. The companies represented in this study say their SAP platform has been breached an average of two times in the past 24 months.
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand
mortar and an established market presence are no longer at
the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now
is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is
supported as an overriding priority of business operations and
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats
are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting
digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within
isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal
and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question
for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the
disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology
solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision
management system that infuses every process with
intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer
In the digital economy, big IT budgets, lots of brick sand mortar and an established market presence are no longer at the foundation of a competitive advantage. What matters now is the agility and speed to ensure that customer centricity is supported as an overriding priority of business operations and decision making.
Game-changing ideas are developing and competitive threats are emerging at a rapid and unpredictable pace. The resulting digital disruption is not just occurring at the margins or within isolated pockets of industry and commerce. It’s the new normal and its consequences are far reaching. The essential question for every organization in every sector is simply: Will we be the disruptor or will we allow ourselves to be the disrupted?
Staying ahead requires adopting a combination of technology solutions. Key among them is a smart process and decision management system that infuses every process with intelligence in order to continuously raise the bar for customer centrici
In the past decade, procurement and finance executives have become generally aware of the potential impact of supplier insolvencies, supply disruptions, commodity pricing volatility and the impact that these-not to mention a range of other dangers lurking within their supply chain can have on their business.
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