Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Mar 23, 2016
According to Forrester Research, the new age of the customer has arrived. Driven by cloud technology and advances in mobility, the power of business has shifted to consumers. This white paper demonstrates how you can enhance the signing experience for new hires and employees alike in recruiting and in HR.
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.
At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
It is no secret; security and compliance are at the top of the list of concerns tied to cloud adoption. According to a recent 2017 Cloud Security survey to over 350,000 members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community, IT pros have general concerns about security in the cloud (33 percent), in addition to data loss and leakage risks (26 percent) and legal and regulatory compliance (24 percent)1. The number of reported breaches in enterprise datacenter environments still far exceeds the reported exposure from cloud platforms, but as businesses start using public clouds to run their mission-critical workloads, the need for enterprise-grade security in the cloud will increase.
Public cloud environments require a centralized, consolidated platform for security that is built from the ground up for the cloud, and allows administrators to monitor and actively enforce security policies. The tools and techniques that worked to secure datacenter environments fail miserably in the cloud. Se
AWS provides powerful controls to manage the security of software-defined infrastructure and
cloud workloads, including virtual networks for segmentation, DDoS mitigation, data encryption,
and identity and access control. Because AWS enables rapid and elastic scalability, the key
to securing cloud environments is using security automation and orchestration to effectively
implement consistent protection across your AWS environment.
The following eBook will discuss Dome9 best practices for using AWS controls to establish a
strict security posture that addresses your unique business needs, and maintaining consistency
across regions, accounts, and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) as your environment grows.
“Security” is the number one issue holding business leaders back from the cloud. But does the reality match the perception? Keeping data close to home, on premises, makes business and IT leaders feel inherently more secure.1 But the truth is, cloud solutions can offer companies real, tangible security advantages. Before you assume that on-site is the only way to keep data safe, it’s worth taking a comprehensive approach to evaluating risks. Doing so can lead to big benefits.
This whitepaper reviews three fundamental reasons to add IPM services to your performance management arsenal including:
• Performance management considerations for websites and cloud-based services
• The role APM and NPM solutions can play in optimizing code and enterprise IT infrastructure
• How complementary IPM services can help you make educated cloud and network service provider partnering decisions to improve user experiences, customer interactions, and business outcomes
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
Based on a global survey of 800 CIOs, this report examines the challenges organizations face when working within complex, cloud-centric ecosystems.
Technology is at the heart of every organization today. Now more than ever, society expects the services we use to be innovative and faultless, prompting the creation of hyper-complex IT ecosystems. Relying on physical databases and third-party cloud service providers, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to monitor application performance, ensure positive experiences, and succeed in this new environment.
For all their advantages, virtualization and cloud computing bring some unique challenges: higher power demands per server and enclosure, more critical applications residing on each server, and a need for greater visibility into power conditions.
The objective of this white paper is to discover whether outsourcing can truly help IT managers find a balance between reducing the fixed costs associated with running their in-house fax servers and improving overall efficiencies.
Published By: effectual
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Multi-Cloud, hybrid strategies add complexity
Nearly 60% of businesses say they're moving toward hybrid IT enviornments that integrate on-premises systems and public cloud resources and enable workloads to be pleaced according to performance, security and dependency requirements. Identifying the best execution venue is a key cloud hurdle.
Find out why the Council believes that organizations that actively shape their cloud deployment strategies and extend strong information governance practices into the cloud will maximize their ability to leverage information for business advantage.
In this paper, the SMB Group examines different cloud computing models, discusses the types of requirements that each can best address, and consider what midmarket businesses should look for in a cloud solutions provider.
Find out how private clouds deliver unprecedented flexibility and economies of scale by leveraging the speed of virtualization and preparing you to federate applications across internal or external IT resources. EMC Consulting can help you to quickly seize these benefits by deploying a private cloud strategy.
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models. While public cloud has gotten the earliest attention, stronger adoption is happening within private and hybrid models. In the EMA April 2014 report “Managing Networks in the Age of Cloud, SDN, and Big Data Network Management Megatrends 2014,” over 50% of respondents reported public/hybrid cloud initiatives were driving network management priorities. Since 2012, cloud projects have moved from early adopter status to mainstream business initiatives, and their impact on network management grew from 36% in 2012 to over 50% in 2014.
With more and more dependency on mobile and cloud, digital enablement is key to business success. Now IT has an increased impact on how to drive strategy and implementation to reach business goals.
But the reality of distributed applications and connected devices has introduced new security challenges. To secure information and provide users seamless access to data, you need to reevaluate your approach to authentication. You need a modern authentication solution that is agile and secure, enabling your digital transformation.
This buyer's guide will help you determine whether a cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution is right for your organization and details the top features to look for in an authentication solution to securely enable your digital transformation.
Download the Cloud-Based Authentication Buyer’s Guide — to learn more.
Are you trying to secure cloud applications, while reducing user friction? With the right technology, IT/Security professionals can empower employees to work securely and efficiently anywhere, anytime.
Office 365 is the world’s most used enterprise cloud application, but it’s just one of many applications and services a company might need to authenticate. This white paper explores the widespread use of Office 365, what that means from a security perspective and how a cloud-based authentication solution can enable single sign on for Office 365 and a range of other business-critical services and applications.
Learn how to achieve high assurance with a solution that is invisible to your users when you download the white paper, Secure SSO to Office 365 and Other Cloud Applications with a Cloud-Based Authentication Solution.
The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the bene?ts of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premisess ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premisess deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider’s infrastructure.
Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. So Cloud-based ERP may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.
By utilizing an ERP solution that is available as on-premise or cloud-based, your organization can leverage choice for agile response in today’s rapidly changing business environment. What this means for today’s businesses:
• The ability to deploy ERP on-premise, in the cloud, or in any combination
• Greater adaptability in fluid, dynamic, and always evolving value networks
• Faster deployment of solutions, faster upgrades of implemented solutions, staying current with technological advances
• Enhanced support of business growth; improved ability to scale up or out to meet emerging opportunities and minimize risk
• Powerful yet intuitive tools for easy configuration to specific business needs
Flexible deployment, much of it cloud-based, will be the hallmark of ERP systems in the immediate and near future.
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