Over the last several years, there have been some dramatic changes in enterprise computing. Not only have there been new applications introduced such as business analytics, there have also been important developments in the infrastructure components used to enable these critical application services.
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Affecting over 200,000 machines in more than 150 countries, the ransomware known as Wanna Decryptor, or “WannaCry,” became the largest cybersecurity attack in history in May 2017. The malicious software locked out users from critical data, and demanded a ransom payment to unlock the contents. Governments, hospitals, and corporations scrambled to address the attack and prevent the infection from spreading. Ironically, the virus’ execution method was simple: it exploited a vulnerable Windows SMB protocol to spread – an exploit Microsoft had addressed two months prior to the attack with the release of a patch.
HR is critical to a business' success. It's about find the best people at the lowest cost possible and the best possible performance. This new study conducted by HR.com explores what's working for organizations today and the biggest gaps to fill.
When a workplace disruption hits, you need to act fast to ensure your employees are safe, keep them informed and maintain productivity. This new Forrester white paper explores the critical role that the help desk should play in your organization's business continuity planning.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jul 13, 2007
In this whitepaper, you will learn how configuration audit and control can be used effectively to ensure system management productivity, and help reduce costs and sustain configuration viability within the bounds of operational, security and regulatory standards.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jan 20, 2010
Gene Kim, CTO of Tripwire, describes seven practical steps owners and operators of the bulk power system can take to meet the mandatory IT configuration requirements set forth in the NERC-CIP standards. These steps help owners and operators avoid costly penalties for non-compliance while also protecting the Critical Cyber Assets that control or affect the reliability of North America's bulk electric power system.
We all know how major security incidents can affect a company’s data, networks and corporate brand. We also know that sophisticated attacks, designed to gain continuous access to critical information or to cause damage in critical infrastructure, are becoming more severe, more frequent and more costly. But what can you do about it? The IBM white paper “Responding to—and recovering from—sophisticated security attacks” details four proactive steps that you can—and should—take now to help keep your organization safe: prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance; protect your organization with a proactive security plan; prepare your response to the inevitable sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness. Read the white paper to learn how to help keep your organization safe from sophisticated security attacks and find out how IBM can help.
The right test data management solution accelerates time to value for business-critical applications and builds relationships and efficiencies across the organization. IBM InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management closes the gap between DBAs and application developers by providing all teams with accurate, appropriately masked and protected data for their work. Developers can confirm that new application functionalities perform as expected. QA staff can validate that the application performs as intended based on the test cases, and that integrations work properly. And business leaders can be more confident that competitive functionality will be delivered on time with less risk.
A good customer experience drives positive word-of-mouth advertising—while a bad one can harm your brand. That's why it's so critical to quickly take steps to understand the experience of customers who are transacting online.
Customers are getting more demanding. Competition is heating up. It can be difficult to get the insights you need into what customers really want—and to see your business through their eyes. And yet, that kind of insight is critical to creating effective customer engagement.
Use this book to understand why integrating and unifying your closing, consolidating, and reporting process is critical. Learn about re-engineering your point solution approach to these activities by investing in integrated solutions. Achieve automation and enhance your ability to manage internal controls, reduce risks, and efficiently create consolidated financial statements and regulatory reports (including XBRL).
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) serve as a critical control point to ensure the secure and compliant use of cloud apps and services. Cloud service providers typically maintain a shared responsibility policy for security—they guarantee the integrity of their service infrastructure, but the customer is responsible for securing actual app usage. In addition to the growing cloud security challenges organizations face to safeguard data and protect against threats in the cloud, total volume of cloud app adoption is accelerating, with most of it being done by business units and employees without approval or security oversight from the IT organization. As a result, CASB functionality has become so critical that by 2020 it is projected that 80% of enterprises will use a CASB solution. (Gartner)
From recruitment to onboarding and processing, HR teams spend hundreds of hours every year manually typing and processing documents. But what if you could eliminate tedious, manual processes to save valuable time - and get critical data across the organization faster?
Employee Lifecycle Management solutions from IBM can help you integrate employees faster and simplify your daily task list, so you can get back to what's important - take the assessment to see how much time you could save.
In business timing is everything, especially for business-critical applications. Delays in delivering critical data and processing can significantly increase business and financial risks. IBM’s new eBook FlashAhead discusses these challenges and offers up the all-flash storage system as a solution.
To compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations need to capture, analyze and act on information rapidly. If they can quickly identify trends, discover patterns and generate new insights, they can address a wide array of strategic and operational goals—from increasing customer loyalty and creating targeted marketing offers to enhancing operational efficiency and reducing risk. In their report, Business Value of Big Data on Power Systems, NC State University talks about unlocking the business value of big data, and how IBM Power Systems can deliver the foundation for organizations to bring insight to the point of impact faster.
Read this Forrester whitepaper to learn more about the critical, yet often overlooked, role that data classification and data discovery can play in reducing your organization's risk and enhancing security.
In a recent Aberdeen Group Analyst Insight report,1 Asset Management: The Changing Landscape of Predictive Maintenance, a survey of executives states that the number one risk to operations was failure of their critical physical assets —ensuring that they are available, reliable and performing as originally intended. Though, such a risk can become an opportunity. Top-performing companies rely on analytics related to maintenance, safety and replacement equipment to plan for capital expenditures, manage their assets on a daily basis and maximize asset performance.
Organizations and intelligence agencies from a variety of industries and sectors face the same challenges when it comes to big data – the need to uncover actionable insights, with limited resources, with critical speed. But with the right intelligence solution, overwhelming data won’t be a challenge, rather, it becomes your resource to smarter, more effective decision making.
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