ERP system acquisition projects are rarely deemed to fail. All the well-advertised failures come later, during implementation and afterward. Nevertheless, the seeds of these failures are invariably planted in the earliest stages of ERP acquisition planning.
ERP implementations fail – when they do – because implementation projects allow a few well-known risks to go unmanaged. These risks go unmanaged because the control of results slips from buyer to seller. It doesn’t have to work that way.
It is a truism that in any complex activity, the critical, defining decisions should be made as early in the process as possible. In ERP implementation projects this principle is routinely undermined by the nearly universal practice of separating acquisition and implementation activities into separate projects, performed by separate teams operating under separate control.
Until recently, the waterfall methodology of development and deployment had taken a strategic hold in the majority of enterprises. Enterprises have moved into the world of Agile, where different concepts are leveraged and the development process is handled in a completely different fashion. Agile development ideologies are proving to be a better way to deal with rapidly changing objectives and speeding the time-to-market for business applications, services and other customer- (or internal-) facing offerings. The ideas behind Agile extend beyond basic application development, and can benefit numerous projects by improving the process to achieve deliverables and garner improved productivity.
Forrester recently surveyed 225 Information and Knowledge Management (I&KM) professionals with Web Content Management (WCM) decision-making or influencer roles about their WCM strategies for the coming year.
Regardless of the size of your organization or the depth of your CEM needs, Adobe can help you achieve your CEM goals with the industry's most comprehensive and versatile design tools and runtime support for realizing state-of-the-art CEM solutions. Download this white paper to learn more.
Enterprises strive for ever-greater business impact from their online presence, demanding more from Web content management than it has traditionally delivered. In this Gartner report, you'll find how well WCM vendors are responding, providing insights for buyers and those reviewing their existing applications.
In our 40-criteria evaluation of enterprise
marketing software suites (EMSS) providers, we
identified the nine most significant ones — Adobe,
Experian Marketing Services, IBM, Marketo,
Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, SAS, and Teradata
Marketing Applications — and researched,
analyzed, and scored them. This report shows
how each provider measures up and helps B2C
marketing professionals make the right choice.
Published By: Aerohive
Published Date: Oct 12, 2011
Virtualization, cloud computing, and wireless technology are fundamentally changing enterprise computing, providing revolutionary gains in productivity and cost savings. Powerful enterprise applications can now be delivered to almost any device, anywhere, at any time.
Collaboration in the enterprise requires a triumvirate of people, process and technology to be successful. With the plethora of collaboration applications available today, both IT professionals and collaboration business users alike need to take a holistic approach to be successful with
collaboration. This paper lets you know about some of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Manufacturers, in an effort to succeed with digital transformation, are relying on the Internet and public cloud to deliver key enterprise applications and processes. As manufacturers continue to become more digital enterprises, their network architecture must as well. Read this paper to learn key considerations for architects to create a holistic network that takes today’s, and tomorrow’s, requirements into consideration.
Most enterprises are providing employees and third parties with remote access to their applications in much the same way they did 20 years ago—through VPNs, proxies, and remote desktops—but new and growing realities are forcing enterprises to take a different path.
Read this whitepaper to learn five reasons why enterprises need a new access model.
Web application and DDoS attacks hit enterprises without warning or reason. Most Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks require little skill to launch with attackers can simply rent resources from DDoS-for-hire sites at a low cost.. In comparison, DDoS attacks typically result in:
• Operational disruption
• Loss of confidential data
• Lost user productivity
• Reputational harm
• Damage to partner and customer relations
• Lost revenue
Depending on your industry, that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage – and in some cases it could be millions. Only 2% of organizations said their web applications had not been compromised in the past 12 months – 98% said they had.
Today, enterprises are providing employees and third parties with remote access to their applications in much the same way they did 20 years ago – through VPNs, proxies, and remote desktops. Read this whitepaper to learn 5 key reasons why it’s time for enterprises to adopt a new remote access model.
The moats and castle approach is an antiquated, yet a common way, of protecting the enterprise network. This paper describes a new way to protect the enterprise which hides applications from the Internet, outside of the firewall, with zero open ports and a minimal attack surface.
"Traditional remote access technologies—like VPNs, proxies, and remote desktops—provide access in much the same way they did 20 years ago. However, new and growing business realities—like a growing mobile and distributed workforce—are forcing enterprises to take a different approach to address the complexity and security challenges that traditional access technologies present.
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications."
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
This security overview provides best practices to help organizations looking to harden their environment. Designed
to help small- to mid-sized organizations stop an attack before one starts, this basic guidance will help reduce your
attack surface and outlines practical steps to securing your enterprise. With this checklist, you will have a guide to help
prevent initial compromise and stop attacks before they start.
This checklist helps to explain how to:
• Address software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
• Eliminate exposed ports & services
• Reduce the chance of attacks delivered via email
• Limit browser-based attacks
• Reduce the attack surface across Microsoft Office applications
Lastly, we will share details on how Alert Logic helps organizations of all sizes get a comprehensive view of their
enterprise assets, find misconfigurations and vulnerabilities, and delivers endpoint coverage with an automated
quarantine response to stop malware in its tracks.
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