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 Aspera FASP high speed transport platform is enabled to provide
high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories, and other
large data sets to, from and between a number of leading third-party
cloud storage platforms. The implementation is an enhanced transport
stack and virtual file system layer in the Aspera server software that
allows for direct-to-object-storage transfer over the WAN using the FASP
protocol and the native I/O capabilities of the particular third-party file
system. The stack is available in all generally available Aspera server
software products and supports interoperable transfer with all generally
available Aspera client software
The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. “We’ll probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that,” Trusler notes, “but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesn’t really matter… because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need… quickly.”
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
Limiting access to confidential client files is vital. But choosing the wrong document security solution can overwhelm your staff (and your IT department) and leave your data vulnerable. Learn five important features a security solution should offer.
Printers, scanners, mobile devices… It’s hard to imagine running a law office without them, but you should know they can expose your client data to theft or misuse. Learn why your office technology may not be as secure as you think.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
What if the cloud could radically improve your customer’s experience, your operations, and your bottom line? There’s a reason why many organisations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud for contact centers.
This eBook, focuses on two profiles for small contact centers, small business and small of large – a small contact center that is part of a much larger enterprise. Get key insights from independent market research that will help you make a case to take your customer communications platform to the cloud. With the right solution, your business can benefit from enterprise-quality capabilities at a price you can afford. And you can realise a return on investment in as little as three months!
Download this eBook and learn:
How to calculate ROI and time-to-value in different types of small contact center profiles
What factors to consider when selecting a cloud vendor
Three common myths about the cloud
Every day we use location apps on smartphone devices to get us where we need to go, and to find services and products we’re looking for.
However, smartphone location apps aren’t just helping individuals navigate their way around. Forward-thinking businesses are using these apps to help them get their messages straight to the right audience, at the right time, too.
It’s why the connected car and in-map location marketing is a growing area of opportunity—helping companies to meet KPIs whilst transforming the landscape of marketing at the same time.
This on-demand webinar with experts from HERE and eMarketer discusses how to improve location-based audience segmentation and build a more accurate consumer profiles, as well as how real-time location targeting enables hyper-targeted marketing campaigns.
The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise.
Targeted organizations often believe that paying the ransom is the most cost-effective way to get their data back — and, unfortunately, this may also be the reality. The problem is that every single business that pays to recover their files is directly funding the development of the next generation of ransomware.
As a result, ransomware is evolving at an alarming rate with new and more sophisticated variants. This makes defending your organization's data against ransomware more critical than ever.
But where do you start? Lots of questions come to mind. We've got the answers.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them.
How ransomware works
Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint.
Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Nowadays, employees expect intuitive tools that are not only easy to use but also enable them to work when, where, and how they need without constraint.
Get this e-book to learn five ways Citrix Workspace prioritizes user experience and security by providing:
-Easy access to all apps, desktops, and files
-Reliable, high-quality 3-D graphics, videoconferencing and
virtual apps from any location
-File sharing across devices
-Mobile productivity apps
How Snapper Further Protects Data in Amazon S3 Using CWP for Storage
Abstract: Snapper, a New Zealand-based company that develops custom account-based solutions, was creating an online concessions payment program for local students and needed a way to enhance the security of their personal information on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution had to further protect online student profiles and associated payment details stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) against malware and threats. Snapper chose Symantec Cloud Workload Protection for Storage (CWP for Storage) for its advanced malware protection, elastic scalability, and simple deployment requiring only a few hours.
Snapper, a New Zealand-based company that develops custom account-based solutions, was creating an online concessions payment program for local students and needed a way to enhance the security of their personal information on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The solution had to further protect online student profiles and associated payment details stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) against malware and threats. Snapper chose Symantec Cloud Workload Protection for Storage (CWP for Storage) for its advanced malware protection, elastic scalability, and simple deployment requiring only a few hours.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Until recently, Manhattan Associates had used a traditional secondary storage solution to manage its large and rapidly expanding data footprint of ~1PB. Designed for traditional workflows, the company’s IT team realized it had become cost prohibitive to add features to their existing environment to support their VM level backups. Like most traditional storage options, the existing solution did not scale-out linearly, and complicated the environment by creating silos. With Cohesity’s scale-out architecture, the team was able to start small and grow their Cohesity environment on the go, yet keep it unified and simple. See how Manhanttan Associates achieved operational efficiency and lowered their TCO by supporting VM data protection, supporting native integration with the public cloud and providing simple converged solution for data protection, target storage and files. Get the case study.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
Technology is transforming how we do our jobs, and employees expect the business to accommodate
their work habits.
› Companies must identify roles and profiles and support their needs. Not every employee will
require the same devices to get their jobs done efficiently and effectively. It is paramount for
organizations to seek out specific devices to enable different worker personas.
› IT must become a trusted partner to keep security top of mind. Employees showed a lack of trust
toward IT when facing an issue with their device or ecosystem. It is imperative for IT to become part of
the solution and not the problem; otherwise, workers will find ways to go around security policies and
fix problems on their own, putting the firm at even more risk.
› Employees require a more complete ecosystem. Employees need not only devices to get their jobs
done effectively but an entire ecosystem as well. Without this, businesses will fall further behind in a
fiercely competitive market and lose employ
raditional backup systems fail to meet the needs of
modern organizations by focusing on backup, not
recovery. They treat databases as generic files to be
copied, rather than as transactional workloads with
specific data integrity, consistency, performance, and
Additionally, highly regulated industries, such as financial
services, are subject to ever?increasing regulatory
mandates that require stringent protection against data
breaches, data loss, malware, ransomware, and other
risks. These risks require fiduciary?class data recovery
to eliminate data loss exposure and ensure data integrity
This book explains modern database protection and
recovery challenges (Chapter 1), the important aspects
of a database protection and recovery solution
(Chapter 2), Oracle’s database protection and recovery
solutions (Chapter 3), and key reasons to choose
Oracle for your database protection and recovery
needs (Chapter 4).
From professional services and hospitality to healthcare and retail, businesses thrive when they have fast, reliable Internet connections. You need reliable connections to send sales transactions, upload files, transmit payroll data, and take advantage of cloud-based applications for sales, finance, and shipping. Then remember all of the different devices in your office – like mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and even desktop phones – and the need becomes even greater.
Working out what consumers want – and why – is getting harder. Transactional data and traditional market research and demographic profiles no longer do the job. Our ‘Five Mys’ report proposes a radical new framework for navigating complex consumer decision-making.
Read the report to find out:
• what the ‘Five Mys’ are and how they affect spending decisions
• how to get better at predicting consumers’ changing needs
• where different generations are directing their spending
• how changing life patterns are creating new opportunities for businesses that can pick up on signals from consumers
Fileless attacks surged in 2017, largely due to their ability to bypass traditional antivirus solutions. Last year was host to several fileless malware victories. OceanLotus Group infiltrated Asian corporations during Operation Cobalt Kitty, and conducted nearly six months of fileless operations before detection. Ransomware hall-of-famers Petya and WannaCry both implemented fileless techniques in their kill chains. Every major player in information security agrees that fileless attacks are difficult to stop, and the threats are growing worse. Abandoning files is a logical and tactical response to traditional AV solutions which have overcommitted to file-intensive and signature-based blacklists. What can security solutions offer when there are no infected files to detect? How will a blacklist stop an aggressor that only uses legitimate system resources? The security landscape is changing and the divide between traditional AV products and next-generation security solutions is growing wider by the day. Cylance® has built a reputation on security driven by artificial intelligence and provides a frontline defense against fileless malware. This document details how Cylance protects organizations.
Creating competitive advantage starts with a
sound digital strategy.
In a 2017 survey of healthcare consumers across the U.S. from a representative range of demographic groups, we found that 88% of consumers begin their search
for healthcare providers online. Consumers rely on search engines and review sites
to steer their decisions about where to go for care.
What consumers read about you online heavily influences their decision-making.
Your reputation is defined at every touchpoint a potential patient has with your
doctors and organization on the web — from the doctor or location listing, to patient
rating and reviews, to finding the right doctor and reading profiles on your website.
Done well, online reputation management (ORM) enables your providers to
generate a high volume of representative reviews from the “silent majority,”
while providing valuable insights to improve patient experience, make operational
improvements and drive new patient appointments.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
One of the fundamental decisions in the design of data centers, server rooms and network closets is which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to use. You cannot be certain that the power you receive from your local utility will be suitable for your equipment, or that it will always be available. And even when you are receiving good-quality power from the utility, equipment inside your facility (such as electric motors) can introduce power problems.
A network/server UPS system conditions input power 24x7 to ensure that your equipment always receives reliable power and protection from damaging and disruptive power problems. A network/server UPS system also supports your equipment during power failures, providing enough battery backup runtime to outlast shorter outages. During longer outages, the UPS system will provide enough runtime to save files and gracefully shut down systems or to ensure that equipment is powered until standby generators are ready to support the load.
Published By: dinCloud
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
As a professional in the legal industry, you may have been reading articles and hearing from colleagues about the traction and momentum for cloud services. Deciphering cloud solutions for your particular needs is still convoluted.
A common use case is cloud backup and in many cases, multiple, redundant copies of legal files. Whether it is misplacing or losing data or in the case of a natural disaster, backups are a necessary part of this business.
Published By: DigiCert
Published Date: Jun 19, 2018
Many security-minded organizations utilize code signing to provide an additional layer of security and authenticity for their software and files. Code signing is carried out using a type of digital certificate known as a code-signing certificate. The process of code signing validates the authenticity of legitimate software by confirming that an application is from the organization who signed it. While code-signing certificates can offer more security, they can also live an unintended secret life providing cover for attack groups, such as the Suckfly APT group.
In late 2015, Symantec identified suspicious activity involving a hacking tool used in a malicious way against one of our customers. Normally, this is considered a low-level alert, however, the hacktool had an unusual characteristic not typically seen with this type of file; it was signed with a valid code-signing certificate.
Download this whitepaper to find out more about how you can protect your business from such threats.
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THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE AND COMPLEXITY OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCES
Maintaining a strong digital presence is critical as digital experiences are now the front door for your brand. Websites,
mobile apps, and connected devices are all different ways for you to connect with your customers on a deeper level,
and foster a stronger relationship of trust and loyalty. While you now have a wide-open avenue to reach customers
more effectively, you also need to account for a whole new level of complexity, especially in the mobile space.
Millions of people can download the same mobile app and have entirely unique experiences. This is a result of how
fragmented the digital world has become. ScientiaMobile counted 45,000 different device profiles on the market
today, and estimates that this rate of fragmentation will only increase heading into the future.
On top of this variability is the wide range on contexts in which your customers can be relying on your mobile app
The ADC market continues to evolve, with various new cloud-integrated and software-centric use cases having arisen. This report provides infrastructure and operations leaders with a snapshot of the market's transition and profiles vendors representative of emerging and very different approaches.
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