Cloud platforms are rewriting the way that companies work, serving as a vital foundation for digital transformation. Companies should brace for challenges that will need to be met as they transition from in-house systems to hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and public-cloud environments. Learn how an open-source strategy and consistent governance will help your company use multi-clouds to compete in the digital world.
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Among your primary responsibilities as a board member is providing advice on both business strategy and enterprise risk. A general understanding of risk management is essential when looking at cyber risk specifically. Ultimately, an enterprise should consider adding cybersecurity expertise to its board membership, but all members can benefit from increasing their understanding about how cyber risk affects corporate strategy and the overall enterprise risk profile. To provide effective strategic advice to company leadership on cyber risk, you must ask the right questions, including whether a company does ongoing cyber risk assessment and management, and how.
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster than at any time in history. It used to take decades to disrupt a market, but natively digital companies such as Uber and Airbnb have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is becoming an agile organization—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. This shift to being an agile business has now become a top initiative for IT and business leaders. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent more than $12 billion on technology to make IT more agile in 2014, according to ZK Research.
Published By: Oracle Dyn
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
Before Bad Things Happen – Be Prepared
Providing a great user experience is always the goal, and the best way to achieve that is by having a well-thought-out digital business continuity strategy. You can’t always know what type of disruption you’ll face next, but you can be sure that there will be one. It may come in the form of a broken connection but, even more likely, the availability of the application or host. DNS active failover ensures real-time failover to healthy endpoints, allowing you to extend your business continuity solution to the user edge.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Backup and high availability are both essential forms of protection that fulfill different roles within a data protection strategy. So which type of protection is right for different systems? According to recent analyst reports, experts recommend a blended approach that aligns data protection with type of data.By aligning data protection with data urgency, businesses can ensure higher levels of resiliency and reduce demands on internal resources.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Aug 30, 2017
The Practical Guide to Enterprise Mobile Security was created to help
IT managers fulfll their dual role of both enabling productivity and
reducing risk through the adoption of modern-enterprise mobile security
practices. This guide will help answer questions you might have about
implementing mobile security, identify the components that make up a
holistic enterprise mobile security strategy, point out key considerations that
lead to successful deployments, and provide tips on how to successfully drive
adoption of that solution in your global workforce.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Dieses eBook enthält die Daten einer Umfrage, die im Auftrag von Lookout von der Enterprise Strategy Group durchgeführt wurde – einem Anbieter von IT-Forschungs-, Analyse-, Strategie- und Validierungsdienstleistungen.
CA API Management is a robust, enterprise-grade solution that can enable the success of your API initiatives. The software provides industry-leading tools to rapidly create APIs from existing data assets, orchestrate legacy services and safely expose enterprise applications and services. The solution also allows you to quickly onboard, manage and enable the developers who will create innovative apps that add value to your business. And, just as importantly, CA API Management secures your enterprise data to meet the toughest compliance and regulatory standards, while providing you with full control over which apps, developers and partners can access your APIs.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
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
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
Consider the volume of business content that your organization generates or receives every day: applications, forms, reports, office documents, audio, video, and even social media about your company. If it is poorly managed, not digitized, or disconnected from critical business processes, it creates chaos. This chaos impacts your ability to deliver exceptional customer service; it slows down important processes, increases security risk, and negatively impacts revenue. Conversely, controlling content chaos can significantly improve your analytics strategy by gaining insight and business value from dark or unstructured data sources. In this eBook, learn how cognitive and cloud-based Enterprise Content Management, or ECM, can help you protect your content while gaining a competitive advantage from it as you grow.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 15, 2017
Red Hat commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate cloud migration strategies of organizations by surveying 272 respondents and doing 4 interviews with cloud migrators at enterprises all over the world. Private cloud is still very much in the mix for enterprises actively migrating existing workloads to the public cloud. Read this paper to learn about their migration methods weighing criteria like cost and performance optimization, flexibility, speed, and methods for mitigating disruption.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Published By: Engagio
Published Date: Jan 10, 2018
Account-based strategy is the coordination of highly valuable, personalized experiences across all functions that impact the customer to drive engagement and conversion at a targeted set of accounts.
The adoption of account-based strategy has accelerated in the last few years, with a dramatic increase in the number of companies looking to implement this approach. This growth is driving demand to “start now,” particularly in marketing organizations, but account-based cannot be developed by the marketing department alone. The best account-based leaders begin by securing organization-wide commitment to the account-based strategy.
Analyst firm, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), makes the case for storing backup, archive and content repository data in the cloud.
Learn how IBM Cloud Object Storage addresses these use cases and helps companies lower costs, provide higher availability and protect against unauthorized access to their data.
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