Keeping your data safe requires forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. Learn how you can augment your existing on-premise infrastructure with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture.
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Why the cloud is critical for web security
How real-world DDoS attacks are testing the limits of on-site solutions
Discover the questions some vendors don’t want you to ask
Teaching and learning is critical. But that’s not all. In an age of choice and competition, exemplary customer service–how schools treat parents, students and staff–can determine whether parents and families choose out or in. Download this guide and learn what a customer mindset can do for your schools.
Focus on Value.
“The benefits of agile are multidimensional. But the most important change is that it focuses the entire organization on meaningful delivery to the customer. Instead of relying on indirect metrics describing degrees of our software’s quality and progress ... we ask, ‘What percent of critical functionality is included in this release?’ This emphasis on customerperceived value impacts our entire project life cycle pretty significantly.” Vice President of Infrastructure Management BMC Software.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
IT admins tasked with restoring servers or lost data during a disruption are
consumed with a single-minded purpose: successful recovery. But it shouldn’t
take an adverse event to underscore the importance of recovery as part of an
overall backup strategy. This is especially true with large datasets. Before you
consider how you’re going to back up large datasets, first consider how you
may need to recover the data.
Variables abound. Is it critical or non-critical data? A simple file deletion or a
system-wide outage? A physical server running onsite or a virtual one hosted
offsite? These and a handful of other criteria will determine your backup and
disaster recovery (BDR) deployment.
What do we mean by large? A simple question with a not-so-simple answer.
If your total data footprint is 5 TB or more, that’s considered large. But what
kind of data is it? How many actual files are there? How frequently do they
change? How much can they be compressed? It’s likely that two different 5 TB
Published By: Optimizely
Published Date: Apr 06, 2018
We live in the age of the consumer.
Across touchpoints, customer expectations for digital interactions and brand experiences are evolving. Today, it is critical for organizations to deliver high-performing, personalized encounters across the customer journey.
To drive innovation and stay competitive, organizations need to reorient towards the customer—which means being able to understand their needs, adapt to their expectations, and quickly make improvements. But pinpointing where to make iterations across your tactics and digital entities like websites and landing pages can be a difficult task—especially in today’s multi-touch environment.
Published By: Optimizely
Published Date: Apr 06, 2018
Getting the most out of A/B and other controlled tests.
In the fast-moving digital world, even experts have a hard time assessing new ideas. Case in point: At Bing a small headline change an employee proposed was deemed a low priority and shelved until one engineer decided to do a quick online controlled experiment—an A/B test—to try it out. The test showed that the change increased revenue by an astonishing 12%.
That experience illustrates why it’s critical to adopt an “experiment with everything” approach, say Ron Kohavi, the head of the Analysis & Experimentation team at Microsoft, and Stefan Thomke, an HBS professor.
In this article they describe: How to properly design and execute A/B and other controlled tests
? Ensure test integrity
? How to interpret results and avoid pitfalls
Published By: Ephesoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2018
All accounting procedures, especially remittance and AR/AP processing, are critical to any organization’s financial well-being. Manual data entry of invoices is an inefficient, expensive, labor intensive and often errorprone process. Slow and mistake-laden document processing lengthens payment cycles, reduces staff productivity, adds late payment penalties and causes missed early payment discounts
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Disruptive innovation, new business models, and globalization have
accelerated the rate of change for every business. To stay competitive, organizations are revising their business models, product sets, and other critical aspects of their operations on a much more frequent and continuous basis.
These organizations realize that real-time strategic planning and performance management are not just “nice to have” but “must have” capabilities. Yet many organizations still struggle to implement these capabilities. As a result, they’re unable to quickly revise their strategies, implement plans, and monitor results.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
Following Google’s recent Managed Services Partner Program Launch,Rackspace® announced that it is migrating, managing and optimizing business-critical workloads for several customers, from enterprises to educational institutions to emerging start-ups, on Google Cloud Platform.
Web content management now constitutes mission-critical software to help
drive successful communications with customers. Application leaders
focused on enabling effective digital experiences should use this document
to help them in selecting the most appropriate vendor and solution.
Virtual prototyping is a critical tool for companies looking to successfully develop and optimize products as well as navigate product behavior complexities. In fact, virtual prototyping users saw a 13 percent decrease in overall development time. This report from Aberdeen Group, a U.S. technology and services company, explores how Best-in-Class companies are using virtual prototyping to innovate and differentiate products from the competition.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
Quality is a top priority for any organization, whether it’s defined by reliability and customer satisfaction or conformance with manufacturability specifications. Manufacturers are continually challenged to maintain quality while optimizing the bottom line. Inspection, testing and documentation are critical to this process; however, manual translations are riddled with error, inconsistencies and lost productivity. This article reveals how SOLIDWORKS Inspection software optimizes the inspection process, reduces costs and helps create higher quality products faster than ever.
There’s growing, industry-wide pressure to integrate more software and electronics into products. In fact, innovative products are now critical to the success of future-thinking companies — 52 percent of companies developing smart products fear they’ll lose market share unless they continue to make products smarter. There are, however, unique challenges that come with perfecting development processes and managing complexities. This e-book, by research firm Tech-Clarity, outlines steps to successfully transforming your products into smart, connected systems.
Marketing leaders rely on analytics teams to deliver better measurement,
insights and optimization. Use this research to evaluate your organization's
current analytics tools and identify new solutions aligned to your goals.
The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us and manufacturers who want to stay competitive need to adapt or they will inevitably fall behind. However, that’s easier said than done. Updating proprietary legacy systems can be expensive, complicated, and lead to unwanted downtime that can slow production on the plant floor. How do companies accomplish such a critical change without draining budgets and upending workflow? Surprisingly, the answer doesn't always involve completely rebuilding systems from scratch. Instead, removing antiquated equipment and streamlining connectivity without creating new security risks could successfully start organizations on their path to reaping the benefits of Manufacturing 4.0
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 22, 2018
As an IT professional evaluating marketing platforms, it’s important to think about whether you can trust the platform to scale to accommodate your organization’s ongoing marketing and channel needs. Given the fast pace of channel proliferation and changing digital strategy priorities, you play a critical role in helping marketing build a technology stack that can easily scale to support its future needs.
Download this whitepaper to learn about the essential criteria IT should evaluate to identify the solution that will support your marketing team’s short- and long-term needs and equip them to succeed.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme.
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. To help, each year NAVEX Global takes anonymised data collected through our hotline and incident management systems to create these reports. This particular report is the second NAVEX Global benchmark report we have published that focuses specifically on the status of ethics and compliance hotline services in the EMEA and APAC regions. This benchmark only takes reporting data from organisations that has its data warehoused in Europe—a subset of the data used in our global hotline report.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
IDC Analyst Report: A New Breed of Servers for Digital Transformation
Most organizations today are on a digital transformation journey and a server infrastructure is a critical component of that journey. Read the IDC Analyst Report “A New Breed of Servers for Digital Transformation" to find out:
• A roadmap for servers in three stages - from running simple stateless web applications to adopting open source DBMSs to cloud to predictive modeling
• How you can take advantage of OpenPOWER-based infrastructure from a price/performance perspective
• Ways to lower your IT spend and increase your workloads with minimal investment
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Testing is critical to the success of any application. In fact,
your software is only as good as the testing team behind it
and their ability to identify bugs before they find their way
into production. Practically speaking, that means that
building and nurturing an effective testing team is mission
critical. But, of course, doing so is a lot easier said
That's because to be successful, today’s testing teams need
to be cross-functional, efficient, and focused on the right
things. They also have to be fully bought in and worthy of
deep trust. As a result, finding the right candidates can be a
challenge, so you have to get creative.
Not only that, to attract and retain the best talent, you need
to keep them motivated by giving them ample opportunities
to learn and advance their career, while not weighing them
down with the burden of time-consuming and unnecessary
administrative tasks. Instead, you want to equip your team
with the right tools to enable and empower them.
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
As a smaller organization tasked with big responsibilities – public health and exceptional customer service around the clock – Vallejo needed a backup solution that kept pace with the growing needs of their company and customers and was easy to manage. They understood that backups played a critical role to success, but their existing solution was slow, cumbersome and expensive in their new, virtualized environment. They needed a solution that would boost backup speeds within their existing HP architecture while simplifying and streamlining management and cutting costs.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
Documents are an integral component to the successful operation of an organization. Whether in hardcopy or digital form, they enable the communication, transaction, and recording of business-critical information.
To ensure documents are used effectively, organizations are encouraged to continually evaluate and improve surrounding workflows. This may involve automating elements of document creation, securing the transfer and storage of information, and/or simplifying the retrieval of records and the data contained within. These types of enhancements can save time, money, and frustration.
This white paper will discuss top trends and requirements in the optimization of document-related business processes as well as general technology infrastructures for document management. It will also address how some office technology vendors have reacted to these trends to guide their design and development of products, solutions, and services.
Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The last decade has seen many exciting advances
in connectivity accelerated by the near universal
availability of smartphones and tablets – leading to a
highly interconnected world.
The security of networks - and the businesses and
individuals that rely on them - has become top of mind
for the IT Security professionals who are responsible for
ensuring the safety of the data and the networks where
this information is utilized.
As high-visibility security breaches occur - affecting
ecommerce, banking, retail and other industries - the
critical importance of the security of the infrastructure
these businesses rely on continues to grow.
Security in the workplace is a daily fact of life. From
using ID cards to control physical access, to entering
passwords to join the network, to using software to
monitor and prevent unauthorized access, all are
routinely used to protect critical assets and information.
However, there is one key area where many
organizations still have potential vulnerabili
Today’s digital businesses are managed using critical business analyses that provide far greater insight into the business and how to maximize results. However, these high-value applications that use the latest software tools demand far more from IT infrastructure, as they utilize an order of magnitude more data and demand more compute resources than legacy applications. Legacy systems are no longer capable of meeting the present and future needs of the organization.
SQL is a critical skill for business intelligence. From accessing to transforming to reporting on data, SQL gives you the power to get the job done. It can help you discover exactly how your company is performing, what your customers are doing, or how people have reacted to your marketing campaigns.
Unfortunately, while SQL can tell you what has happened, it can’t tell you what will happen. What if you have questions like:
• How valuable is a lead based on company attributes and their behavior on our website? • How much MRR will we generate in the next 30 days? • Which customers are likely to churn next month?
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