Today’s network edge is increasingly taking on a critical role in connecting users to the digital content and web services that they need to reach. This is driving a new approach to load balancing that starts at the edge. Powered by DNS, edge-based global load balancing (GLB) steers user traffic to destination endpoints based on IT-defined policies.
GLB works independently or in concert with site-based, or on premises, load balancing technologies in a “federated” system. This approach applies load balancing and traffic steering policies at each layer from the user edge to the host—whether virtual or physical—where the request is actually served.
Before Bad Things Happen – Be Prepared
Providing a great user experience is always the goal, and the best way to achieve that is by having a well-thought-out digital business continuity strategy. You can’t always know what type of disruption you’ll face next, but you can be sure that there will be one. It may come in the form of a broken connection but, even more likely, the availability of the application or host. DNS active failover ensures real-time failover to healthy endpoints, allowing you to extend your business continuity solution to the user edge.
"The percentage of consumers making purchases online has officially outpaced those who don’t.
But what does this mean for brands? Once tethered largely to wholesale and resale, the door has been opened for brands to try a variety of selling options. And they are.
The time is now for brands to step into the e-commerce game and figure out the best approach for them.
In this white paper, we’ll dive into six critical components that all brands should be watching as the industry evolves:
- Customer connections
- Relationships with retailers
- Quality of product content
- Marketplace management
- Social commerce influence
- Big data for brands"
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
With the healthcare industry as the #1 target for ransomware attacks, it’s critical to ensure steps are taken to prevent, detect and respond to these attacks without downtime – and without loss of patient data. A multi-layered approach to protective controls – including a Secure Email Gateway (SEG) with advanced threat protection capabilities – will start your healthcare organization on the right path to ransomware resilience.
Download and use this top 10 list of how to protect your organization now. Use it as a reference tool for frequent health checks of your own ransomware resilience program.
DPI software is made to inspect packets at high wire speeds and a critical factor is the throughput and resources required. Keeping the amount of resources that integrated DPI and application classification technology requires low is critical. The fewer cores (on a multi-core processor) and the less on-board memory an engine needs, the better. Multi-threading provides almost linear scalability on multi-core systems. In addition, highly-optimized flow tracking is required for handling millions of concurrent subscribers.
When your solution needs deep packet inspection (DPI) application awareness as a key enabling feature, highly reliable and accurate identification of network traffic and applications - in real time - is an expected requirement. Whether it’s for software defined networks to enable policy control and critical traffic steering or to protect corporate networks, IoT devices, and cloud platforms from malicious attacks, it’s crucial to choose the right DPI solution.
"Your business may be competitive and successful today, but how will it perform in the future? It’s all too easy to be immersed in—perhaps even obsessed by—your daily operations. That’s why thinking about what your business and the market will look like one year, five years, even a decade from now needs to be a critical part of your thinking. It’s all about looking ahead, about being proactive.
Marching confidently into the future requires a solid foundation for that empire you’re building. That’s why your planning efforts need to include a dedicated exploration into the types of innovative, evolving technologies that will accommodate the business of the future.
This eGuide addresses the essential business principles that will always apply regardless of the stage your business is in. This resource helps you focus on the key points that should put you well on the way toward future-proofing your business."
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
The critical trends that are reshaping the world of work are colliding with the changing demographic profile of the employees and shifting expectations of the work experience. Despite an uncertain future, there is optimism in the air.
The events of 2016 and early 2017 have set a course of change that brings the promise of more equity and transparency and more accountable decision making. An overarching theme of Empowerment permeates how business leaders. HR professionals, and employees are viewing the world of work, both today and in the future.
As more and more data pours into the office of the CFO, experts say, minimizing its complexity and maximizing its usefulness becomes critical. “The amount of data is phenomenal,” says Mr. Whitehead of Airbus Defence and Space, “but what’s worse is the lack of harmonization. Unstructured data is what kills you. The key for me is how to have clear data in a usable and consistent form, which can be turned into succinct information the business can look at, understand where the value chain is, and make decisions.”
Published By: Insight
Published Date: Nov 16, 2017
With the mobile worker population on track to exceed 105 million by 2020, organizations in all industries are in a critical race to accommodate a new breed of worker. Comprised of millennials and Gen Xers alike, this new workforce expects seamless work experiences from device to desktop to laptop, anywhere, anytime. They demand to be fully equipped with the apps they need to do their best work — all without a hitch in the back-end systems and security that power and support them.
In today’s competitive environment, it’s more important than ever to find innovative ways to grow your business. Studies show that adopting a digital mindset is a key requirement to ensure this growth: Companies that engage in digital transformation (DX) are disrupting their industries and gaining competitive advantage. Whether you are just starting your journey or an expert and want to do more, this eBook will outline four key areas of DX that will help you grow your business.
Private cloud is one of the critical deployment architectures IT teams are adopting as they transition to a service-centric delivery model. More than 75% of organizations? already use private clouds to lower costs, increase agility and exert greater control over security, data protection and compliance.
The transition to private cloud represents a paradigm shift in how IT is provisioned and data centers are deployed. Virtualization is expanding beyond servers into storage and networking, while software-defined models allow new levels of agility through advanced automation and orchestration.
In response to an increasingly complex IT ecosystem and expanding attack surface, Intel Security offers a unified threat defense lifecycle. Intel Security delivers an integrated, connected architecture that dramatically increases speed and capacity of organizations to prevent and respond to attacks. Our architecture reduces complexity and improves operational efficiency, providing critical integrated, adaptive, and orchestrated intelligence and response capabilities. This empowers customers to block threats more effectively, identify compromises, and implement quick remediation and stronger countermeasures.
Time has become a critical capability in being able to extract the business value enterprises want from their data and computing infrastructure, as well as to protect the business value that has already been created. In multiple areas of cyber security, time is currently working in favor of the attackers — and time is the strategic advantage that the defenders need to regain. In this report, Aberdeen Group provides four illustrative examples of how recapturing an advantage of time can help defenders to reduce their risk, in the fundamental categories of data protection, threat detection and incident response, data center / cloud security, and endpoint security.
Atrius Health Chief Information Security Officer Chris Diguette oversees security for Atrius Health, the largest physician-led healthcare provider in the northeastern US. The organization is recognized nationally for its use of health information technology. Diguette is also CIO of the VNA Care Network, a home healthcare provider and subsidiary of Atrius Health. As CISO, Diguette and his team work to implement and maintain a security infrastructure
that safeguards the organization’s critical health information systems and applications, such as its Epic Systems Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system and the personal data of more than 675,000 patients at 29 facilities in eastern and central Massachusetts.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Nov 14, 2017
This paper covers some of the critical security gaps today’s mobile-cloud enterprises must address:
• Unsecured devices. Unsecured devices allow users to easily access business data from mobile apps or cloud services simply by entering their credentials into an app or browser on the device. Once on the device, data can be easily compromised or shared with unauthorized, external sources.
• Unmanaged apps. These typically include business apps, such as Office 365 productivity apps, that the user has downloaded from a personal app store instead of the enterprise app store. As a result, these apps are not under IT control but can still be used to access business content once the user enters his or her credentials.
• Unsanctioned cloud services. Most enterprise cloud services have associated ecosystems of apps and services that integrate using APIs. While the enterprise cloud service might be sanctioned, apps and services from its ecosystem might not be.
Don't let the risk or cost of ransomware storm your organization's castle. it will wreak havoc on your valuable data and impact business continuity. Instead, employ a multi-layer security strategy that not only includes anti-malware, firewall, and hard disk and file encryption, but also data loss prevention technology and standards- based data protection. Each are critical to mitigate cyber security risks and protect vital information so you can avoid business disruption without ever paying a king's ransom.
Dell’s approach to PC Lifecycle management is designed to help customers make the change from IT maintenance to innovation all while controlling their PC infrastructure costs. With this eGuide IT professionals will learn how to deploy, secure, and support PCs with unparalleled efficiency leveraging Dell’s industry-leading hardware, services, and security solutions. Access the eGuide from Dell and Intel® and you will learn:
• Why IT needs to take a different approach PC lifecycle management
• The four critical stages of the PC lifecycle (Plan, Deploy, Manage, and Retire)
• How to partner with Dell to strategically migrate to Windows 10
• What solutions can help in each phase to reduce costs and increase IT productivity
• The latest security solutions to protect data and employees
Intel Inside®. Powerful Productivity Outside.
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Most business owners realize, from the moment they hire their first employee, that human resources (HR)
can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Now is a particularly critical time to ensure that your HR
functions are being properly managed and are compliant. Download this checklist to learn how to navigate the complexities."
This white paper discusses the mot critical compliance concerns for small and midsize businesses, from potential workplace litigation issues and benefit regulation mistakes to lack of HR expertise within the company and onboarding errors. Solutions are offered as well.
Uncover Exceptions Easily and Certify Financial Statements with Confidence.
With increasing regulatory requirements for insurance organizations and the need for executive management to sign off on financial statements, it is critical to ensure that there is detailed visibility into the underlying financial data. Ongoing emphasis on having a strong internal control structure for insurers brings into light reconciliation and certification as being the critical components to making it happen.
How can you drive digital transformation? Find out in three steps!
This eBook provides you with the details you need to drive digital transformation (DX) in your organization. Highlighted for you are the key decision points, a defined path to success, and the critical role devices play in helping your team maximize DX results. You’ll get:
• Check lists
• Device recommendations
• How to leverage DX with other solutions
Download the eBook now.
Time and resource allocation for language programs
has been shrinking while the need for multilingualism
only grows. It is critical that our students remain
competitive on the global playing field. As the
benefits of a multilingual society become clearer,
parents insist that language learning is important for
their children’s future success.
However, our current education system still lacks the
resources to provide all children the opportunity to
develop the skills that will prepare them to succeed in
an interconnected world. Global competence and
language skills are no longer just nice to have—they
In considering the four principal options of data center modernization, keep in mind that each option need not be treated as a separate and distinct approach. Data center stakeholders may want to combine options in order to better accommodate a particular migration timeline. Or cautious executives may want to simply dabble with the outsourcing option by piloting only a few select applications while still maintaining a core corporate data center. The key critical success factor is the recognition that data center modernization is not a one-time fi x, but rather a critical piece of an ongoing strategy to better service customers.
The Modern Microsoft Partner Series is a collection of five eBooks designed to help IT solution providers on their journey to success in the cloud. The series is full of insights and best practices that cover a variety of critical business topics.
The first eBook sets up the series and focuses mainly on revealing the compelling evidence around the cloud opportunity. If you are interested in learning about the size or pace of the cloud opportunity, this first eBook is meant for you.
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