Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
This eBook is designed to help forward-looking IT Managers envision a different way of working —where simplicity replaces complexity.
We’ll look at what makes managing today’s IT environments so challenging—increasing com- plexity, poor visibility and constraints on budgets and space.
Then we’ll help you visualize a new way of working that greatly simplifies the challenges of managing data, infrastructure and operations.
Imagine way of working in which you have the time to really help your company improve the way it does business, and save you money.
Whether a CIO is on a four-year trajectory or has plans to stay much longer, there’s a way to thrive in this role as business priorities continuously evolve. I advocate producing early wins, setting sights on specific goals at specific points in time, and delivering on those goals whether you plan to be at a company for the long term or expect to move on soon after passing the four-year mark.
You’ve heard the stories: a large Internet company exposing all three billion of its customer accounts; a major hotel chain compromising five hundred million customer records; and one of the big-three credit reporting agencies exposing more than 143 million records, leading to a 25 percent loss in value and a $439 million hit. At the time, all of these companies had security mechanisms in place. They had trained professionals on the job. They had invested heavily in protection. But the reality is that no amount of investment in preventative technologies can fully eliminate the threat of savvy attackers, malicious insiders, or inadvertent victims of phishing. Breaches are rising, and so are their cost. In 2018, the average cost of a data breach rose 6.4 percent to $3.86 million, and the cost of a “mega breach,” those defined as losing 1 million to 50 million records, carried especially punishing price tags between $40 million and $350 million.2 Despite increasing investment in security
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
Published By: BehavioSec
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
In this case study, a large enterprise with an increasing amount
of off-site work from both work-related travel and a fast-growing
remote workforce, is faced with a unique challenge to ensure
their data security is scalable and impenetrable. Their data access
policies rely on physical access management provided at the
company offices and do not always provide off-site employees
with the ability to complete work-critical tasks. Legacy security
solutions only add burden to productivity, sometimes causing
employees to ignore security protocols in order to simply
complete their work. Upon evaluating security vendors for a
frictionless solution, they selected BehavioSec for its enterprise-grade capabilities with on-premise deployment and integration
with existing legacy risk management systems.
"The average company uses more than 50 security vendors: firewalls, web proxies, SIEM, appliances, intelligence - and the list goes on. Do you have more security tools than you can handle? There’s an easier way to make the most of your existing investments.
We'll share ways you can reduce security alerts and extend your security off network, anywhere users go, with Cisco Umbrella. Built with a bidirectional API, Cisco Umbrella easily integrates with the other systems in your stack, so you can extend protection from on-premises security appliances to devices and sites beyond your perimeter — and amplify investments you’ve already made.
Read the eBook to learn more about getting more bang for your security buck."
Employees in every industry are expected to work quickly, but they’re often frustrated by company-issued apps. As a result, they’re downloading personal apps to get the job done instead of using secure, enterprise-approved tools. It’s called shadow IT, and it’s gaining traction fast.
Focus less on maintenance and operation and more on innovation and growth with automated billing processes. Automation can greatly improve productivity and help your company save money.
If you have a complex billing process, your enterprise will benefit greatly from automating as much of your billing as possible. Download this whitepaper and discover the following:
• Billing challenges most companies face
• Benefits delivered with automated billing processes
• Implementation strategies that support automation
• Four features critical to billing automation success
An agile and automated billing platform simplifies complex processes, dramatically reducing operating expenses and increasing your speed to market. Discover how today.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 02, 2019
By any measure, Office 365 is a success as millions of Microsoft seats transition from on-premises Exchange to a cloud-based email service as part of Office 365. While Microsoft has been offering hosted email solutions for more than 20 years, they have hit their stride with Office 365, the third major iteration of the company’s foray into hosted/cloud-based email and collaboration.
This white paper discusses the key issues that decision makers need to consider as they evaluate the email, security, and resilience capabilities of Office 365. After reading this analyst perspective completed by Michael Osterman of Osterman Research, we believe you will better understand:
Special considerations related to hybrid Exchange and Office 365 email deployments
The importance of programmatic security efficacy rather than simple functionality
How to ensure business messaging continuity in the context of Office 365 outages
Whether third-party backup/recovery is critical for protecting your infrastr
Oral health can have a big impact on your bottom line. Learn how to take care of your employees and your company.
Each year, 164 million hours of work are lost in the U.S. to dental disease.1 So it’s clear that helping employees with their oral health can have a big impact on your team’s productivity. Combining your medical and dental benefits with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield can help catch small problems early to keep costs in check – and it’s more affordable than you might think.
Find out more by downloading a free infographic from Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield, and get more resources covering a range of health-related topics at ExcellusforBusiness.com.
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company is a chartered commercial bank offering a complete line of financial services. With over 200 point-to-point applications and disparate systems, the bank needed a way to reduce its applications portfolio and streamline integration among systems, including fast integration of systems from newly acquired banks. First Citizens turned to TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and TIBCO® Messaging for their simplicity and ability to quickly get IT processes up and running. With standard services, this transformation resulted in reduced deployment time—from eight months to 18 weeks, resulting in reduced credit card loan project time.
Global producer of polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors, Hemlock Semiconductor needed to accelerate process optimization and eliminate cost. With TIBCO® Connected Intelligence, Hemlock achieved centralized, self-service, governed analysis; revenue gains; cost savings; and more.
Fueled by double-digit growth in the markets it serves, Hemlock Semiconductor is adapting to the increasing commoditization within the polysilicon industry and better positioning itself to compete. A key factor in this plan is to equip process-knowledgeable personnel with the skills and tools to accelerate delivery of process optimizations and associated cost elimination.
Hemlock turned to a TIBCO® Connected Intelligence solution to address the challenges. By implementing TIBCO Spotfire® and TIBCO® Streaming analytics, TIBCO® Data Science, and TIBCO® Data Virtualization, the company created more self-service analytics. Adding TIBCO BusinessWorks™ integration let the company realize the vision of connect
We’re in one of the longest-running positive M&A cycles in recent history. Even as global economic headwinds develop, corporate and private equity investors continue to experience unparalleled access to capital for potential deals. This suggests that the current wave of US industry consolidations and aggressive private equity investing will continue into the foreseeable future, even as deal volume has slowed from recent peaks.
At the same time, with increasing valuations for companies, expectations on sellers are more rigorous, even punishing on surprises. Proactive preparation has become mandatory; processes are more accelerated and data-driven, quality of earnings analysis and sell-side due diligence have become table stakes. Sellers have to respond appropriately and with confidence as experienced buyers move toward a close.
Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family.
Everyone has a lot more data than even five years ago to value your business, including benchmarks and operational data sources. The one piece of information the market doesn’t have is your story: what you’ve done and what the business can do next, setting up a clear and credible case for terms you can justify.
The glue that holds it together is that you are clear about buyers’ expectations, understand your company’s value and can evaluate and explain the prospects for your business. Above all, you need to have worked through what you want to accomplish for yourself and your stakeholders with a prospective transaction. To a large extent, this will determine the right exit strategy for you.
Many entrepreneurs today are motivated by more outcomes than retirement or a simple wealth event. You may want to consider taking a “second bite at the apple.” This typically involves structuring an exit that divests a controlling stake but creates a continued role to grow the return on the remaining stake.
Whatever path you may be considering, we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
Limited visibility into the talents of the workforce made HR transformation difficult. The company has been relying on multiple legacy systems as a result of multiple mergers and acquisitions, and multiple HR departments. That's where Workday comes in.
"How does Patagonia create its enviable culture for 2,500
employees across the world, achieve a 4 percent corporate
turnover, and manage to provide on-site childcare?
We sat down with Dean Carter, Patagonia’s head of Shared
Services for Finance, HR, and Legal, to find out what life is like
at the “un-company” and learn Patagonia’s secret for HR
Basic diagramming tools allow business users to define an initial business process and provide a good path to getting your processes off of sticky notes and into a digital format. However, if company-wide collaboration, real-time change management and integration with automation tools are important to you, a dedicated process modeling tool may be your better choice.
AI innovation in retail starts with a tech-forward company culture, from C-suite stakeholders down to every employee. AI greatly enhances a retailer’s ability to harness data for better merchandising, marketing, and customer service. It will not only complement existing retail jobs but introduce brand new roles and skill sets into the human workforce.
Organizations in the global industrial products industry face significant challenges: cost pressures, increased regulations, disruptive technologies and the increasingly costly delivery of raw resources. High volatility in commodity prices has put severe pressure on company margins and can quickly expose inefficient operations.
A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies.
2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Published By: Wpromote
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Putting an RFP out there allows your company to control the information you receive. Instead of getting cold or (at best) warm pitches that may include a lot of extra stuff you’re not interested in, you’ll receive a proposal fully tailored to your business, your industry, and your needs. A well-constructed RFP allows agencies to give you a glimpse into their inner workings and what skills they can bring to the table to build your brand. Looking for more information about the digital marketing landscape? Ready to start a new chapter in your digital marketing story? Wpromote is ready to act fast and exceed your goals.
The digital age will transform your supply chain. With hyperconnected, intelligent data at the heart of your logistics you’ll drive your company’s success. Our latest research reveals how today’s supply chain leaders create innovation, consistency and value by employing connected data. It addresses key organisational challenges that you need to be aware of. These include how to disrupt the culture of not just your team, but your whole company, to transform it into a data leader. This is a guidebook for the future of responsive, hyperconnected supply chains.
Discover how to become a supply chain leader now.
Every company markets to consumers differently. From call centers to emails to apps and aggregator sites, orchestrating a relationship marketing strategy requires a bespoke collection of marketing technologies. Marketers have the budgets to spend on CRM, email, mobile and data management, but fitting these capabilities together and ensuring they work with legacy business systems is not easy.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
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