In an IT landscape dominated by big data, mobility, social networking and cloud computing, integration will not only grow in importance, its very nature will change. This paper will discusses the 21st Century IT landscape as it relates to the new integration, and argues that the need for a comprehensive integration strategy has never been more urgent.
This executive overview focuses on one of these drivers--program effectiveness--defined by leading marketers as programs that drive a high level of conversion and prospect engagement throughout the buyer's journey. in this executive overview, we'll take a look at the current buyer landscape, and then at five five best practice areas that need to be optimized in order for your programs to reach their full potential.
For organizations with disaster recovery services in place, the challenge often lies in supporting the ongoing maintenance and
re-evaluating the initial investment versus newer offerings as their environment continues to expand, or leases expire.
Fortunately, the landscape of disaster recovery solutions is shifting to accommodate changing IT needs. VMware vCloud® Air™ Disaster Recovery provides simple, affordable, automated processes for replicating and recovering critical applications and data — at a fraction of the cost of duplicating infrastructure or maintaining
additional data centers. Organizations can afford to scale their efforts as needed, with flexible terms and resource options.
The SolidFire Definitive Guide: Guaranteeing Storage Performance covers the critical aspects of Quality of Service (QoS) in the evolving storage landscape, it’s importance as a component of storage architecture design, and worthy considerations when choosing designs in storage architecture to accommodate for an optimum QoS experience.
In the current landscape of modern data centers, IT professionals are stretched too thin. Triage situations are the norm and tend to reduce the time spent on strategic business objectives. This paper offers a solution to this IT dilemma, outlining the ways to achieve a storage infrastructure that enables greater performance and capacity.
Download this whitepaper to discover how global companies are using innovative technologies such as beacons, dynamic pricing and adaptive analytics to flourish in the modern-day, next-generation retail world. Learn what they believe they’re doing well and where they’re struggling as they adapt to today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. These insights can help your business thrive in an increasingly disruptive retail landscape.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
The importance of information security and data protection is growing by the day for organizations. This is due to an evolving threat landscape and a higher adoption of internet dependent services, which, in the process of creating new opportunities, also lead to more vulnerabilities. As a consequence, national and international regulations are also changing according to the new challenges, calling for better preparedness. The new BCI Information Security Report 2017 sponsored by Mimecast looks to benchmark how organizations handle sensitive data and how resilient organizations are when it comes to data protection.
In businesses and organizations across the world, rooms once humming with wires, black boxes and blinking lights now sit empty. In a lonely phone closet, there’s only dust, a single lonely terminal, or perhaps a foosball table where IT pros can let off steam.
The cloud – and more specifically, cloud communications – is the source of the transformation, which has fundamentally changed the IT landscape. Some IT pros have embraced it. Some are working on migrating to the cloud over time. And others, through choice or necessity, are sticking with a premises-based approach.
Read on to find out why some IT pros are shopping for game tables to go in empty server rooms while others are untangling wires and watching blinking lights—and which cases make the most sense for each approach.
This is a time of rapid and dramatic progress in the cloud communications landscape. New technological innovations help companies incorporate location-independent systems, allowing workers to collaborate and communicate wherever they may be. And all signs indicate this is only the beginning, with the industry poised for unprecedented growth.
In fact, as enterprise software moves to the cloud, the traditional unified communications space is having its own dramatic shift. The consumer experiences from Snapchat to Instagram to Facebook among other consumer technologies—are changing the expectations for communications. New models for collaboration and engagement, supported by big data and the cloud, provide a whole new world of opportunities.
"With technology seemingly everywhere, a new generation of employees seeks a seemingly modern technology experience at work. This shift in employee mentality is prompting IT to reevaluate the definition of IT service, and the practices and workflows they deploy to users. The question is how does IT shift their practices to embrace the user-centric trend?
Download this e-book for answers and learn:
- The origins of the user-centric trend
- Apple's role in evolving IT practices
- Ways to implement and benefit from this new IT
Secureworks has been tracking cybercrime activity for more than
10 years and, as we monitor this activity to protect our clients,
we collect a large amount of data on both the criminals and their
infrastructure and systems. This annual report presents an overview
of the cybercrime landscape and trends we observed primarily from
the period of mid-2016 to May 2017, in addition to a handful of other
trends ranging from 2015 to 2016.
The SecureWorks® Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) research team analyzes security threats and helps
organizations protect their systems. During May and June 2017, CTU™ researchers identified lessons
learned and observed notable developments in threat behaviors, the global threat landscape, and
• The global WCry and NotPetya campaigns reinforced the need for a layered approach
• Attacks used obfuscated malicious files and scripts to bypass filtering and deliver malware.
• A Chinese threat group has had repeated success using compromised websites to attack
• Threat actors have been stealing intellectual property from Japanese enterprises.
Agile and innovative companies like Netflix, Instagram, Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber have used exponential technologies to completely disrupt their industries. But some of the largest industries in the world have fallen prey to these and other disruptive companies. And most of them didn’t even see it coming. The convergence of exponential technologies, along with bold thinking and the willingness to take risks, is completely altering the business landscape. And that landscape is changing at an accelerating pace.
Disruption is occurring far more quickly than ever before. On average, an S&P 500 company is being replaced every 2 weeks, and over 40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies on the S&P 500 will no longer exist within 10 years. The only options are to disrupt yourself or be disrupted by your competition. Which will you choose? If you choose the former, do you know how to proceed? This guide shares strategies you can employ today to start future-proofing your company.
As the threat landscape continues to evolve, you need a practical and robust way to protect privileged access in your enterprise. Analytics that detect new threats and automatically mitigate them are a great way to achieve this.
By following these four key steps as you build a PAM threat analytics solution, you’ll be able to establish a more comprehensive and effective approach for addressing internal and external security threats.
"In today’s ever-evolving lending landscape where loan quality and risk management challenge profitability and the customer experience, technology may be the key to thriving – both now and in the future. Winning financial services institutions will be the ones that transform their business models to place loan quality and risk management at the center of their operations.
To facilitate continuous life-of-loan management, inclusive of the requisite data transparency and audit trails that support loan quality and loss mitigation, these institutions will implement and automate a loan completion process. Such a process will manage data quality and access to loan data and documents throughout origination, servicing and sale on the secondary market."
For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations
In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance, Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes:
•Global payment initiatives
•Open Banking standards
•Artificial intelligence and machine learning
•Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
Not so very long ago, corporate executives commuted to a gleaming headquarters
building, often in a beautifully landscaped suburban campus. Greeted by
attentive security guards and smiling receptionists, they walked down well-appointed
hallways lined with mahogany paneling and expensive artwork to their
offices on the executive floor. There, they reviewed petitions that had percolated
up the ladder, and dispatched decisions to be executed by the army of troops on
the front lines. After decades of hard work, these individuals had ascended to
the top of their pyramid, overseeing the processes and practices that made the
enterprise work, and enjoying all the perquisites and power of a C-suite functional
officer in the corporate center of a major company.
A CEO scans the competitive landscape, and decides it’s time to implement new strategies or to examine internal factors that are limiting growth. With buy-in from senior leadership, the company makes a significant investment in a months-long process designed to yield actionable insights. A few areas may be singled out for a deep-dive examination of how work is performed and where pain points exist. After interviewing employees at various levels, creating detailed documentation, and making recommendations, the company is ready to pilot changes, measure results, and roll out strategies to larger groups of stakeholders.
There’s no denying the effect digital has on the retail industry.
$.56 of every $1 spent in physical stores is influenced by digital.
What’s more, three of the world’s top five retailers are internetfirst:
Amazon, Alibaba, and JD.com.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Total Retail 2017 report,
56% of global shoppers use Amazon. Of these, 28% say they shop
less often at retail stores because of Amazon. 18% say they shop
less on other retailers’ e-commerce sites because of Amazon. And
10% say they shop exclusively on Amazon.
Retailers need to find a way to compete in this changing retail
landscape. These five global trends can provide some guidance
on where retail is headed and how brands can thrive in this new
era of retail.
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