2017 and 2018 were not easy years to be a CIO or CISO, and 2019 isn’t showing any signs of being easier. With so many career-ending-level data breaches in 2017 (e.g., Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, to name a few) and with the stronger regulatory requirements worldwide, CIOs/CISOs have a corporate responsibility to rethink their approach to data security. Regulatory compliance aside, companies have a responsibility to their customers and shareholders to protect data, and minimize its exposure not only to external attackers but also to employees. The most common method of data breach in 2017 was a phishing email sent to a company’s internal employees (See 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report), This makes employees unwillingly complicit in the data breach. Over 80% of successful cyberattacks have a critical human element that enabled them. The average employee who opens the innocent-looking attachment or link, is unintentionally jeopardizing a company’s data. While there is no 100% protection, th
Edison has followed the development and use of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) over the past five years. Cisco ACI delivers an intent-based networking framework to enable agility in the datacenter. It captures higher-level business and user intent in the form of a policy and translates this intent into the network constructs necessary to dynamically provision the network, security, and infrastructure services.
According to ESG’s 2014 IT Spending Intentions Survey, improving data backup and recovery is the most often mentioned priority for midmarket organizations for the third year in a row. It is the third most frequently cited priority by enterprises and midmarket organizations overall. Additionally, business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) also appear in the top-ten priority lists of both midmarket and enterprise respondents.
Best-in-class FI marketers have embraced the power of signals. Through their everyday actions, consumers and businesses continually create signals for marketers like you. A signal is an indication of intent or behavior. Examples of activities that produce signals include making a purchase, searching online for information about a financial product, clicking on an ad, applying for a loan, and paying off debt. Each signal can be tracked, monitored, and acted upon. Reaching customers at the critical moment, in the right channel with the right message, requires keen insights about the signals they’re producing. Signals aren’t new to marketing. In fact, you may already be using new mover lists or even search engine marketing. Today, though, there is so much more valuable data available — if you know where to look and what to do with it.
Published By: Cognizant
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
The implications of AI’s unique approach are profound: AI can learn by example rather than through brute-force programming; can understand human intention and emotions and act accordingly; and can handle extraordinarily complex relationships of data that are beyond the capability of human analysts working alone.
AI can multiply what we currently do and take us to experiences we’ve never had before, at a speed and scale that will change entire industries. In these case studies, we’re pleased to present a range of real-world examples to guide your imagination. Here, you’ll find situations where companies like yours found AI to be part of the solution. These examples show how AI can enhance an existing application, workflow or process and reduce friction.
This e-book presents how 10 organizations are using artificial intelligence to accelerate decision making, improve business processes, enhance user engagement, reduce costs and drive remarkable growth and profitability.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Backup alone is not enough anymore. Businesses today must put a range of recoverability options in place. That’s why it is encouraging to see Carbonite, a data protection company with cloud and hybrid offerings, making fresh moves to help organizations evolve beyond legacy backup. Years ago, Carbonite pioneered cloud backup for endpoint devices. Then it expanded, buying EVault in 2015 and DoubleTake in 2017. Just as Carbonite has long been at the forefront of offering what people need from cloud-based data backup, it now appears to be just as intent on providing what IT organizations need—hybrid data protection media and mechanisms.
Published By: Resource
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
What’s a common characteristic of the best talent? They all have jobs. In today’s marketplace, to get the best talent you have to convince them your opportunity is better than what they currently have. The good news: it can be done - and you can win consistently with a deliberate outbound process. The bad news: it requires an intentional approach which is challenging without the right tools and data.
Your success depends on your ability to build a repeatable process to identify and recruit a steady volume of high quality applicants. The way to accelerate and scale your outbound process is to benchmark and refine it regularly using data. Below we’ll walk through the steps to building a data-driven recruiting process, based on.. you guessed it.. data.
How do you know if your organization has the talent it needs to execute on its strategy? Is your organization’s talent ready to perform in the new work environment? Are your talent development programs focused on the right people?
ESG Lab evaluated the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance from Oracle with a focus on its ability to deliver reliable data protection by recovering Oracle databases to any point in time with sub-second RPO in a highly scalable scale-out solution that is easy to use and manage.
Year after year, ESG respondents consistently cite improving data backup and recovery among the top IT priorities in our annual spending intentions survey (including 2016’s iteration). Why? Because when unforeseen infrastructure failures or data corruptions occur, the ability to restore not only business-critical information but also application and end-user access to that information become paramount. Lost or prolonged inaccessibility to business-critical data and applications most often means lost revenue and productivity to the business, and possibly the inability to meet regulatory requirements.
Published By: Websense
Published Date: Apr 16, 2010
Web 2.0 technology has transformed the Web into a core business communication platform. Unfortunately, it's also become much easier to accidentally or intentionally disclose sensitive data. This white paper outlines the business need for Web data loss prevention (DLP), makes the case for DLP as an embedded capability within secure Web gateways, and defines what customers should look for in a solution.
Published By: BlueData
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Big Data is on virtually every enterprise’s to-do list these days. Recognizing both its potential and competitive advantage, companies are aligning a vast array of resources to access and analyze this strategic asset. However, despite best intentions, the majority of these Big Data initiatives are either extremely slow in their implementation or are not yielding the results and benefits that enterprises expect. Download this white paper to learn how to solve the Big Data intention-deployment gap and see how you can make your infrastructure in a flexible, easy-to-use platform that will provide in-depth analytics.
Published By: BlueData
Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
Over the past few years, “Big Data” has evolved from an interesting technology topic into a source of major competitive advantage, in which IDG conducted a survey and found out that 60% of enterprises are planning on spending an average of $8 million on Big Data initiatives. However, somewhere between intention/investment and executive/production, Big Data initiatives are falling into a gap. Download this white paper to find out how to change the equation on Big Data spending and learn what the successful companies are doing in order to achieve a success from your Big Data applications.
The enterprise data center has undergone several major shifts since the introduction of
computing as a business resource. Data centers have evolved from mainframes to client/server
to virtual servers, and then to being “software defned,” and fnally to their current state of disaggregation. Today, we sit on the precipice of the next major data center transition—the evolution
to an intent-based data center (IBDC) (Exhibit 1). Each transition saw the cost of computing
decrease and the importance of the network increase, and each enabled organizations to boost
the efciency of their data center operations and improve asset utilization—ultimately leading to a
better experience for users
IT organizations are facing new challenges as a result of digital transformation,
widespread cloud and SaaS adoption, mobile proliferation and pervasive IoT
deployments. They must build and operate their internal data centers to deliver
high availability for mission critical applications, rapidly onboard new applications
and scale capacity on demand – all within the mandate to be cost competitive
with infrastructure as a service providers (IaaS) like AWS and Azure. They are
architecting and building new Intent-Based Data Centers to deliver private cloud
services to their internal and external customers.
Improving data backup and recovery continues to be a top priority among senior IT decision makers, as highlighted in a 2015 IT Spending Intentions survey conducted by ESG. Organizations plan to invest in modernizing data protection, including the cloud. Learn the key considerations when evaluating a cloud-extended data protection solution that provides security, efficiency, effectiveness, and risk mitigation.
The cloud is here to stay, and Microsoft SharePoint users are finally making the move. Since 2013, the number of SharePoint users with intentions of moving their SharePoint sites to the cloud has doubled, according to a 2015 AIIM survey.1 Many users are making the change to reduce IT costs, improve access for external partners and increase mobility.
Casey, IT manager at a mid-size healthcare organization, is one of those users planning to move his organization to a cloud-based SharePoint infrastructure. But because Casey works in healthcare, he’s especially concerned about the security of the cloud. And he’s not alone with that concern — AIIM reports that 62 percent of SharePoint users cite security as their biggest concern when considering a cloud or hybrid solution for SharePoint.
More specifically, many SharePoint users are concerned about the following three areas of security in the cloud:
• Identity and access
• Data protection and privacy
• Compliance and governance
IBM has announced its intention to exit the x86 server market - leaving you with an important decision to make. How do you choose the right strategic partner for your data center? This guide will help you get started down the right path.
Businesses face an increasingly complex set of threats to their Web applications—from malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) to disgruntled employees and unintentional data leaks. Although there is no single security measure than can prevent all threats, there are some that provide broad-based mitigation to a number of threats. The use of SSL encryption and digital certificate-based authentication is one of them. Changes in the way we deliver services, the increasing use of mobile devices, and the adoption of cloud computing compounded by the ever-evolving means of stealing information and compromising services leave Web applications vulnerable to attack.
In this chapter, we turn our attention to the combined risk of losing data and losing customer trust.
There is an exponential increase in connected devices that are producing data about our homes, health, cars, and everything in between. The Internet of things (IoT) is exploding into apps that allow users to see and interact with these devices. Watson can enable IoT apps to understand the meaning and intent of the users that interact with these connected devices. Check out this upcoming webcast to learn how the cognitive services from IBM Watson available on Bluemix can make IoT apps be intelligent, overcome complexity, and support discovery and decision making.
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