Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
"What would you do if you didn’t have to rely on disparate analytics solutions to meet the needs of business users while following the rules of IT?
View this 'Charting Your Analytical Future' webinar to learn about a world of innovation and independence for users that does not limit the confidence and controls of IT.
With the cognitive-guided self-service features available in IBM business analytics solutions, more users than ever before can get the answers they need. Next-generation business analytics capabilities make it possible to access relevant data, prepare it for analysis and understand performance. But it doesn’t stop there. Users can package the results in a visually-appealing format and share them throughout the organization.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how you can:
* Benefit from advanced analytics without the complexity
* Operationalize insights and dashboards from a collection of trusted data sources
* Tell your story with rich visualizations and geospati
IT endpoint management used to be an easier game: Managers deployed user systems with custom images when employees were hired, and employees returned them on their last day at work. Even during deployment, users had minimal abilities to impact systems and devices that were centrally managed. Servers resided in physical data centers where they could be identified and accessed. Those were the days!
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
"According to Gartner, ""by 2022, 25% of enterprises will adopt browser isolation techniques for some high-risk users and use cases, up from less than 1% in 2017.”
""By effectively isolating endpoints from browser-executable code, attacks that compromise end-user systems will be reduced by 70%, while eliminating the need to detect or identify malware."" -Gartner
What do these organizations know that you don’t?
Learn more about why Gartner believes this to be true in this report."
"Uncover the Business Impact of Managing Risky Web Content
Download this white paper to learn:
How to safely manage ""uncategorized"" websites when sites are unknown to the secure web gateway (SWG) policies, which are largely based on website categories, such as news, entertainment, weather, social media, etc.
The cost implications of securing web content, including staffing, clean-up and risk mitigation
Isolation - a new technique for malware prevention to maintain end user & IT staff productivity
Administrators can either be lenient in allowing access to uncategorized sites, increasing malware risk, or deny access and deprive employees of necessary information. There are hidden costs to both approaches.
With Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, you get better, more consistent performance for end users. Ruckus access points have been proven to support 30-50% more clients without a performance penalty.
Choose high performance, high density-capable access points that lower your total cost of ownership, now and in the long-term.
To gain better insight into today’s work practices and risks, IDG Research Services surveyed IT security decision-makers (ITSDMs) as well as end users to gauge VPN usage. Download the white paper to learn several security capabilities identified by IDG that, if available, could prove extremely valuable in reducing the risk of off-network laptop usage.
As a secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella helps you tackle the challenges of mobility, SaaS, and branch transformation by offering a single platform that secures access to and use of the cloud, SaaS applications, branch offices, and endpoints.
It's your first line of defense against threats -- anytime and anywhere your users access the internet, traffic goes through Umbrella first.
To understand how a secure internet gateway provides 360-degree security for access to and use of the cloud, read the ebook.
While it might be desirable to standardize end users on one or two types
of devices that all run the same operating system, most organizations
don’t have that luxury. Today’s users demand an extraordinary level of
flexibility and convenience—which means most organizations support a
vast assortment of endpoints, including laptops and desktops (both PCs
and Macs), tablets and hybrid devices, smartphones, and even wearables
and IoT devices.
The increase in sophisticated, targeted security threats by
both external attackers and malicious insiders have made it
extremely difficult for organizations to properly protect
critical and sensitive information. The task of protecting these
assets has only grown harder as IT environments have become
more complex and widely distributed across geographic locations
and in the cloud.
Many recent high-profile breaches have one thing in common:
They were accomplished through the compromise of passwords.
In many cases, end-user passwords are initially hacked through
various social engineering techniques. Then permissions are escalated to gain access to more privileged accounts — the keys to the
kingdom. This unauthorized access can easily go undetected for
weeks or even months, allowing hackers to see and steal information at their convenience.
Unfortunately, many IT users lack a full understanding of how
privileged accounts function, as well as the risks associated
with their compromise an
"Your workers demand an
extraordinary level of flexibility and convenience in how they use their
Meaning it’s up to you to support a vast assortment of endpoints, including laptops and desktops (both PCs and Macs), tablets and hybrid devices, smartphones, and even the Internet of Things (IoT).
And not only do your users expect support for a wide variety of form factors, but they also require cross-platform support for all major platforms, including iOS and macOS, Android, and Windows.
To complicate the situation further, they run different versions of those platforms—for example, they may run Windows XP SP3, Windows 10, or anything in between.
Read onward and learn how the industry’s first cognitive UEM platform, MaaS360 with Watson, delivers a single, strategic management and security solution to drive your organization’s digital business transformation—no matter what endpoints your enterprise is putting to work."
"Managing and securing endpoints with conventional mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobile management (EMM) solutions is time-consuming and ineffective.
For this reason, global IT leaders are turning towards unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to consolidate their management of smartphones, tablets, laptops and IoT devices into a single management console.
To increase operational efficiency, maximize data security and deliver on their digital transformation goals, they’ll need a UEM platform that does more than just promise success. The answer is a smarter solution, built for today, that brings new opportunities, threats, and efficiency improvements to the forefront.
With Watson™, IBM® MaaS360® UEM features cognitive insights, contextual analytics, and cloud-sourced benchmarking capabilities. It helps you make sense of daily mobile details while managing your endpoints, users, apps, document, and data from one platform."
At the end of the day, monitoring is all about finding problems before they cause issues for your users, and managing expectations when problems do crop up. Once critical and basic coverage is handled, start monitoring devices to keep everything tied together. If a switch, router, or hub goes down, or a printer starts having issues, you’ll know before the complaints start rolling in. When you automate recurring processes or tasks, your team can focus on delivering value instead of putting out fires.
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
"Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. The Domain Name System or DNS is a distributed internet database that maps human-readable names to IP addresses, ensuring users reach the correct online asset (website, application, etc) efficiently. Knowing the complexities and best practices of this layer of your online infrastructure will help your organization build redundancy, improve end-user performance and establish a top notch DR plan.
Download this guide to DNS top terms and actionable concepts including:
• Anycast vs. Unicast networks
• DDoS and Hijacking
• Load Balancing and GSLB
Published By: Monotype
Published Date: Aug 24, 2016
The world of digital advertising is changing—HTML5 has replaced Flash as the industry standard for digital ads. Find out how this change benefits your workflow, branding, and—most importantly—your customers. In this eBook, you’ll learn what HTML5 is and how it differs from Flash, how you can use HTML5 to make better ads, and why you need to get on board with HTML5 now.
Headquarters: London, England
Objective: Global professional services firm, Arup, moved from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) to Cisco Umbrella. By implementing a secure internet gateway in conjunction with nextgen endpoint security, Arup secured access to the internet wherever users go, reduced its exposure to malware and improved the ability to detect, respond and remediate when necessary.
Solution: Cisco Umbrella, Cisco Umbrella Investigate & Cisco AMP for Endpoints
• Substantially reduced administrative time
• Accelerated response and remediation process
• Increased performance of cloud applications
• Reduced time to investigate
This IDC MarketScape includes vendors that create and sell software in the client virtualization space, with a focus on centralized virtual desktops, distributed virtual desktops, and virtual user session (VUS) software. Vendors that only offer user state virtualization and/or software products that support virtual client computing deployments but not one of the aforementioned products will not be included in the IDC MarketScape graphic or profiles. This is because these types of solutions address a specific or niche need in the market but do not, by themselves, provide a complete software solution that an end customer can purchase on a standalone basis or in addition to a Microsoft Server version.
VMware Horizon® support for published applications provides exciting new opportunities for customers running Citrix XenApp. Tightly integrated with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), VMware Horizon is a new option for delivering not just published applications and shared desktops, but also virtual desktops, software as a service (SaaS), and virtualized applications to the devices your end users want to use.
This white paper provides guidance for planning and undertaking a migration from Citrix XenApp to VMware Horizon. Four approaches to XenApp migration are detailed, including the major steps required for their implementation. Whether the goal is to migrate an existing XenApp infrastructure to Horizon, replace it with a new system, or simply integrate legacy Citrix infrastructure with your Horizon virtual desktop deployment, VMware has the innovative products and technology you need.
VMware Horizon® 7 offers full-featured support for hosted applications and shared desktop sessions, expanding the capabilities of the leading virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Tightly integrated with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Horizon can deliver hosted applications and desktop sessions, virtual desktops, and VMware ThinApp® virtualized applications, all supported on the devices end users want to use.
This white paper provides guidance for adding support for hosted applications and desktop sessions to your VMware Horizon infrastructure. Whether the goal is to integrate an existing RDS environment for combined management with VMware Horizon virtual desktops or deploy hosted applications and desktop sessions for the first time, VMware Horizon provides the technology required and a simple path forward.
Push notifications for mobile and web that boost customer engagement & retention.
Our data study of 63 million new app users shows that when brands send high value push notifications more frequently (sometimes more than one a day!) users are more likely to engage and keep their app.
So what kinds of push notifications should you be sending?
Download this eBook for 50+ examples you can use to increase the frequency of your notifications (web or app) — and reap the bottom line benefits.
Published By: CA Tech
Published Date: Jan 04, 2016
This white paper illustrates how Mobile application analytics can play a vital role in your DevOps strategy that can help your company create a superior end-user experience. Providing deep insight, this discipline produces benefits for a variety roles across the organisation.
Last year, we found the vast majority of marketers are familiar with running programmatic campaigns.
So when we surveyed over 1,300 marketers from Europe and North America this year, we shifted our focus and dove deeper into how they're thinking about the latest performance strategies across every stage of the marketing funnel.
You will learn:
• Why 57% of marketers are changing their attribution model this year
• Why almost 40% of marketers spend a majority of their budgets on measurement alone
• Why 69% of marketers are using dynamic email based on user behaviour
• And more!
See how you compare!
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