Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Small businesses are the backbone of every country’s workforce and arguably the hardest working. They create the most jobs and deliver growth – usually without the tools, resources, and support that larger enterprises take for granted – particularly in their use of technology
You’ve heard the stories: a large Internet company exposing all three billion of its customer accounts; a major hotel chain compromising five hundred million customer records; and one of the big-three credit reporting agencies exposing more than 143 million records, leading to a 25 percent loss in value and a $439 million hit. At the time, all of these companies had security mechanisms in place. They had trained professionals on the job. They had invested heavily in protection. But the reality is that no amount of investment in preventative technologies can fully eliminate the threat of savvy attackers, malicious insiders, or inadvertent victims of phishing. Breaches are rising, and so are their cost. In 2018, the average cost of a data breach rose 6.4 percent to $3.86 million, and the cost of a “mega breach,” those defined as losing 1 million to 50 million records, carried especially punishing price tags between $40 million and $350 million.2 Despite increasing investment in security
"Security analysts have a tougher job than ever. New vulnerabilities and security attacks used to be a monthly occurrence, but now they make the headlines almost every day. It’s become much more difficult to effectively monitor and protect all the data passing through your systems. Automated attacks from bad bots that mimic human behavior have raised the stakes, allowing criminals to have machines do the work for them.
Not only that, these bots leave an overwhelming number of alert bells, false positives, and inherent stress in their wake for security practitioners to sift through. Today, you really need a significant edge when combating automated threats launched from all parts of the world.
Where to start? With spending less time investigating all that noise in your logs."
Employees in every industry are expected to work quickly, but they’re often frustrated by company-issued apps. As a result, they’re downloading personal apps to get the job done instead of using secure, enterprise-approved tools. It’s called shadow IT, and it’s gaining traction fast.
AI innovation in retail starts with a tech-forward company culture, from C-suite stakeholders down to every employee. AI greatly enhances a retailer’s ability to harness data for better merchandising, marketing, and customer service. It will not only complement existing retail jobs but introduce brand new roles and skill sets into the human workforce.
A new NPR/Marist poll reveals that one in five jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. In fact, independent contractors could make up half of the entire workforce in the U.S. within the next decade.
More and more organizations have begun to see contractors and suppliers as valuable business partners intrinsic to driving service and product innovation. For many companies, especially those operating in highly regulated industries, managing compliance in-house for all of these suppliers can be burdensome.
But the cost of non-compliance — in the form of penalties, fines, productivity losses, settlement costs, and inefficiencies — is ruinous.
This white paper will discuss:
• The hidden costs of ignoring contractor management
• Best practices towards holistic compliance and governance
• The cost of different contractor management systems
• How to get the highest ROI in your supply chain
By the time most customers reach a human employee with a question, chances are they have
already researched online or tried to self-serve. This means employee transformation is required
to develop more sophisticated employees in the age of automation to solve more advanced
Because front-line jobs are becoming more complex, employees need to be tactical, technical, and
ready to emotionally handle these new types of interactions.
Recently, Lamont Exeter, head of Learning & Development at TTEC Digital, teamed up with Tim
Duranleau of SAP Litmos in a webinar to discuss ways that companies can combine learning
and technology to create more sophisticated employees. Below are some key highlights from
This paper examines how cities are using cloud technology to address public challenges, using the framework of the global coalition, Smart Cities Council. This framework promotes three core values for smart cities: livability, providing clean, healthy living conditions without pollution and congestion; workability, providing an enabling infrastructure (energy, transportation, internet connectivity) and high-quality jobs; and sustainability, doing so at no cost to future generations, as the Council puts it. This paper proposes a fourth core value, inclusivity: provisioning services to all city residents regardless of their background.
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
Containers have become the new infrastructure
standard for development teams. While the “DIY
container approach” (un-orchestrated containers)
still has its use cases (e.g. low latency, longer
compute jobs, predictable traffic), production-grade
deployments require orchestration. DevOps teams
are increasingly leveraging the benefits of Kubernetes
and accelerating its adoption, taking it from a 27%
adoption rate in 2018 to a 48% adoption rate in 2019
according to the RightScale “2019 State of the Cloud
Report,” from Flexera. The same report also positions
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)
as one of the fastest-growing managed Kubernetes
offerings available, with a 44% adoption rate.
Previously, containers were a technology deployed
by individual teams – and were typically used for
“application testing” in the enterprise world. Today,
many organizations are now not only seeing the
benefits of operationalizing containers to deploy
production applications, but also re-positioni
Customer and supplier portals are one of the many fruits borne from the
age of digital transformation. However, the level of accommodations that
portals provide to customers and suppliers has spawned a whole new
set of challenges that didn’t exist less than a decade ago. Chief among
these is something referred to as “portal fatigue.”
Many AR departments and CSR teams are painfully familiar with the
term, as it’s often their job to either retrieve orders from a customer portal
or submit invoices directly into customers’ AP systems. On paper, these
tasks don’t seem all that odious. But when you consider the amounts of
different portals being used, and the fact that not every user is trained
on each portal, it’s easy to see why portal fatigue is a very real and
concerning problem for today’s businesses.
With the many ways that exist to reach job applicants, why is finding great candidates so difficult? This complimentary SuccessFactors white paper discusses six ways to connect with high-quality candidates. Download the white paper today.
How important is compensation management in motivating your workforce? It is one of the top five job-satisfaction factors. Learn how to reward employees and yet hold steady on payroll costs in this complimentary SuccessFactors white paper.
Automation will inevitably have a continued impact on the workforce. It will eliminate some jobs, modify others, and create new ones. To keep our position as the industrialized world leader, we need a skilled U.S. workforce that’s ready to fill manufacturing jobs of the future.
Learn about the five ways automation will ultimately change the manufacturing workforce.
How Fiber Powers Growth – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Businesses today need bandwidth capacity to handle complex applications and ever-increasing data. See how technology experts rely on fiber to increase productivity and provide stronger growth opportunities.
Knowledge workers today have a rich portfolio of team collaboration tools to help them get their jobs done, starting with email and encompassing texting, file sharing, online chat and message boards, social media and video conferencing. Yet collaboration across these tools can be a frustrating experience, due to the complexity of the technology and lack of integration. The good news: the application of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more people to connect when and how they need to. And that makes for more productive teams.
The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. “We’ll probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that,” Trusler notes, “but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesn’t really matter… because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need… quickly.”
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
Data is one of the most valuable assets in your enterprise. Ensuring that your data is protected, should the worst possible scenario occur, is vital. However, no single data protection tool can offer complete peace of mind.
Use the right tools for each job but manage them from one place. Read this white paper to see how Hitachi Vantara takes a unified approach to modern data protection and simplifies data protection.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Aug 22, 2018
In the emerging digital enterprise, there’s a good chance some application development will be taking place outside the information technology department. It’s not that the role of IT is in any way being diminished – in fact, IT managers are getting busier than ever, overseeing the technology strategies of their enterprises. Rather, the pieces are in place for business users to build and configure the essential business applications they need, on a self-service basis, with minimal or no involvement of their IT departments.
As the world moves deeper into an era of ongoing disruption from digital players – be they startups, or teams within established enterprises – technology has become an essential part of every job, from the boardroom to the boiler room. Accordingly, the discipline of IT is no longer confined to the data center or development shop. Many business managers and professionals are building, launching or downloading their own applications to achieve productivity and respond
Imagine you manage a warehouse for a small shipping firm. You have a simple job: route packages. But your employer expands to 25 western cities and 50 locations. After further expansion you now need to track packages coming by truck, rail, and plane and route them based on contents and weight to 10,000 different locations worldwide. While keeping traffic in and out tightly secured, making sure each package reaches its destination on time, and without going over budget.
Executives, managers and information workers have all come to respect the role that data management plays in the success of their organizations. But organizations don’t always do a good job of communicating and encouraging better ways of managing information. In this e-book you will find easy to digest resources on the value and importance of data preparation, data governance, data integration, data quality, data federation, streaming data, and master data management.
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