One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Read this report for more information.
Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in sophistication and severity. According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security. Download this two-page paper detailing the IDG Research results and for expert advice on securing your organization’s data in an increasingly mobile world.
Forrester presents the relevant endpoint security data from their most recent surveys, with special attention given to those trends affecting SMBs (firms with 20 to 999 employees) and enterprises (firms with 1,000+ employees), along with analysis that explains the data in the context of the overall security landscape. As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Please download this Forrester Research report, offered compliments of Dell, for more information.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
For many companies the appeal of the public cloud is very real. For tech startups, the cloud may be their
only option, since many don’t have the capital or expertise to build and operate the IT systems their
businesses need. Existing companies with established data centers are also looking at public clouds, to
increase IT agility while limiting risk. The idea of building-out their production capacity while possibly
reducing the costs attached to that infrastructure can be attractive. For most companies the cloud isn’t
an “either-or” decision, but an operating model to be evaluated along with on-site infrastructure. And
like most infrastructure decisions the question of cost is certainly a consideration.
In this report we’ll explore that question, comparing the cost of an on-site hyperconverged solution with
a comparable set up in the cloud. The on-site infrastructure is a Dell EMC VxRailTM hyperconverged
appliance cluster and the cloud solution is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Stories and statistics behind successful analytics projects
The adoption of analytics across the enterprise is accelerating, and with good reason. Analytics can offer a competitive advantage by helping to identify growth opportunities, circumnavigate risk and improve customer relationships. These insights are becoming crucial parts of the business strategy for executives representing a wide array of industries.
Check out our latest eBook to see how some of the world’s leading companies are using analytics to meet their needs. You’ll receive diverse examples of how organizations applied the latest statistical methodologies, such as: scorecard build, regression, decision trees, machine learning and material change to uncover meaning in data.
The examples represent global brands across critical industries – Financial Services, Insurance, High-Tech, Aerospace, Manufacturing and others – where analytics helped answer their most challenging questions.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
To compete in today’s global marketplace, employees at every level of your organisation need to understand the risks associated with a broad spectrum of compliance issues and feel empowered to make the right decisions - even when no one is watching.
This paper helps outline some of the ways to control BYOD risks and outlines other factors that influence your decision to establish a BYOD policy. Like Cloud-based software delivery, BYOD presents such compelling advantages over the traditional approach that its emergence as the dominant mobile strategy appears to be a question of “when” rather than “if.”
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Feb 27, 2019
"Unlike other business disciplines (CRM, ERP, HR), cybersecurity lacks clear business metrics that help frame decision-making in language the C-suite and board easily understand. To evaluate which metrics matter most, Tenable commissioned Ponemon Institute to study the effects of cyber risk on business operations. The study, which surveyed 2,410 IT and infosec decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Download the report now to:
-See why organizations are vulnerable to multiple cyber attacks. Compare your own practices for measuring the business costs of cyber risk against those of peers in six countries.
-Explore the seven key reasons why organizations struggle to evaluate the business impact of cyber events.
-Get five tips, based on the research, that you can use today to start improving your ability to mitigate cyber risks in your own organization."
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With data center budgets under enormous pressure your investment decisions matter more than ever.
Download the at-a-glance guide and get insights into:
•How to de-risk storage buying decisions
•Why Kaminario all-flash is different
•What this means for customers like utility company COBB EMC.
As enterprise IT departments increasingly move toward multi-sourcing environments, it is more important than ever to measure ADM deliverables—not only to manage risks by ensuring overall structural quality of systems, but also to objectively evaluate vendors and make smarter sourcing decisions. This paper describes the eight steps for integrating Sofware Analysis & Measurement (SAM) in your outsourcing relationship lifecycle—from RFP preparation to contract development, team transition and benchmarking—to objectively evaluate the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability, and size of software deliverables. This measurement can greatly improve the maturity in your outsourcing relationships to enhance performance and reduce risk.
Complex hybrid environments can make it difficult to track interdependencies, increasing the risk of disrupting critical business services. In this research paper by EMA, you’ll learn how application discovery and dependency mapping can help you:
• Meet granular targets for availability, cost, and time-to-revenue for cloud services
• Accelerate mean time to repair (MTTR) while communicating better with stakeholders
• Manage even the most complex hybrid environments more efficiently and effectively
• Understand the impact of proposed changes and potential security risks to guide decision-making
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
This eBook reveals how spreadsheets come with hidden risks and costs – and how cost-effective, cloud-based, and customizable no-code databases present a better alternative. Based on a study of 700+ business, operations, and IT professionals, this eBook will help you to improve productivity, enhance decision-making, and centralize data.
In this webinar, experts discuss how data and analytics can be applied to improve health program outcomes and how social determinants of health affect risk. It includes a case study on how the application of advanced analytic methods helped to decipher the impact of high-priced specialty drugs on the overall population. The experts also address how artificial intelligence can drive better decision-making, improve population health and cut costs.
Gartner's “2017 Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management” report assesses eight SIEM capabilities against the increasingly complex vendor landscape. The conclusion? Splunk had the highest score in the Security Monitoring use case.
We believe customers rely on Splunk’s advanced security analytics capabilities to meet their SIEM and security intelligence needs — improving threat detection, investigation and time to remediation. It’s proven to help with compliance and incident reporting, automated alerting of common security events and historical analysis for detected incidents.
CISOs, CIOs, and security and risk leaders should download Gartner’s annual report to make the best-informed buying decision for security and learn about Splunk’s leadership position in the market.
Companies are looking to their CFOs for strong leadership in developing corporate strategies and achieving growth. CFOs can meet these rising expectations by leveraging their knowledge of corporate data to extract valuable insights about customers, suppliers, partners and other stakeholders. Supported by analytics, CFOs can help their companies create a global, unified and clear view of their many relationships with customers and others to guide intelligent risk-taking and thoughtful investment—both necessary catalysts for growth. This capability will also enable the company, particularly its sales and marketing functions, to move faster and adapt more quickly to changing conditions. The 21st-century CFO is not only concerned with controlling costs and minimizing risk, but also with maximizing opportunities and generating growth. The right foundational technologies and organizational processes for data-driven decision making can help them achieve all of these strategic goals.
IBM QRadar and BigFix solutions empower IT security teams to view, prioritize and respond to endpoint intelligence in near real time.
How can an organization stay ahead of these advanced security threats? Maintaining a high level of baseline security by consistently enforcing security policies and patch levels on endpoints and servers is definitely required and important. But when networks can have multiple vulnerabilities per IP address at scan time, the slow process of mitigating and patching these weaknesses can result in dangerous security gaps. Today’s IT personnel have to make difficult, risk-based decisions on where to focus their efforts—often without having a complete picture of the security environment. This is even more critical when the number of vulnerabilities across the organization is increasing while the organization has limited resources and skills to fix the vulnerabilities.
As any line of business (LOB) leader knows, making customer level decisions that balance risk and profit just keeps getting harder. And even when you think you have the right decisions, turning them into actions can be even trickier. You also need to consider the factors that make smart decisions difficult. Big data. Regulations. Customers who want an offer, fast, or else you’re going to lose them.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
Without specific and explicit design decisions about not only the network architecture but also network operations,enterprises risk drifting toward a future of many clouds, each with their own operational nuances. Those who are not mindful about managing new additions increase the complexity of their network with each variation.
This white paper discusses how to approach the design of the network and operations in the move from cloud to multicloud. The focus is on meeting the business needs of today and tomorrow, battling complexity, preserving the possibilities for options, and supporting IT’s role as the steward of technology decisions for the business.
This eBook offers a practical hands-on guide to analyzing and mitigating the risks of migrating to PostgreSQL.
With the ongoing shift towards open-source database solutions, it’s no surprise that PostgreSQL is the fastest growing database. While it’s tempting to simply compare the licensing costs of proprietary systems against that of open source, it is both a misleading and incorrect approach when evaluating the potential for return on investment of a database technology migration.
A key decision criteria for adopting any technology is whether it can support requirements for existing applications while also fitting into longer term strategies and needs.
The first section of this eBook provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of migrating from legacy and commercial solutions to PostgreSQL:
? Schema and code migration
? Data migration
? Application code migration
? Testing and evaluation
This paper explores why your business needs the latest operational decision management (ODM) solutions to help turn data insights into action. Discover how IBM Operational Decision Manager software and the IBM Business Process Manager platform work together to: *Recognize patterns that suggest opportunity or risk *Create and shape business events by automating decisions *Bring more dimension and precision to decision making by applying analytics to big data *Help you implement the right business processes by understanding data in context.
For increasing numbers of organizations, the new reality for development, deployment and delivery of applications and services is hybrid cloud. Few, if any, organizations are going to move all their strategic workloads to the cloud, but virtually every enterprise is embracing cloud for a wide variety of requirements.
To accelerate innovation, improve the IT delivery economic model and reduce risk, organizations need to combine data and experience in a cognitive model that yields deeper and more meaningful insights for smarter decisionmaking. Whether the user needs a data set maintained in house for customer analytics or access to a cloud-based data store for assessing marketing program results — or any other business need — a high-performance, highly available, mixed-load database platform is required.
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