Published By: CDW - APC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
Open Compute has had a significant impact on the thinking about data center design. Until now, the focus has been on systems at the rack level, leaving unanswered questions about the power infrastructure upstream of the rack. In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.
Until recently, businesses that were seeking information about their customers, products, or applications, in real time, were challenged to do so. Streaming data, such as website clickstreams, application logs, and IoT device telemetry, could be ingested but not analyzed in real time for any kind of immediate action. For years, analytics were understood to be a snapshot of the past, but never a window into the present. Reports could show us yesterday’s sales figures, but not what customers are buying right now.
Then, along came the cloud. With the emergence of cloud computing, and new technologies leveraging its inherent scalability and agility, streaming data can now be processed in memory,
and more significantly, analyzed as it arrives, in real time. Millions to hundreds of millions of events (such as video streams or application alerts) can be collected and analyzed per hour to deliver insights that can be acted upon in an instant. From financial services to manufacturing, this rev
Published By: Cyphort
Published Date: Jun 28, 2016
Computer viruses have plagued personal computers since the original Brain virus began infecting boot sectors in 1986. Originally, these early viruses were annoying, but fundamentally benign in nature. However, once the initial concept of malicious propagating code became established, the actors creating viruses became more sophisticated in their approach. Ultimately, the results of a successful infection were more significant and the impact on an enterprise more severe.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Dec 20, 2016
For security analysts, a flow of security alerts is an inevitable consequence of the digital age. Moreover, as alerts can signal business-impacting incidents, the enterprise’s security staff cannot be complacent. Staff must be relentless in gathering logs, setting alert parameters, assessing alert severity, and then prudently responding to incidents with countermeasures.
Published By: LogRhythm
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
The LogRhythm Labs™ Team (Labs Team) designed this report to provide actionable intelligence regarding threat actors and the tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) they use. Using this information, security operations center (SOC) analysts can better detect and respond to this specific threat.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This free white paper Your PBX Is Killing Your Business: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch It for the Cloud explains 5 top reasons why businesses are leaving their PBXs behind and moving up to the cloud.
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Why mobility and BYOD are must-haves for modern business communications
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To succeed in a tough marketplace, small businesses must be accessible, without significant interruption, even in the most adverse situations. This kind of ongoing accessibility is an important aspect of business continuity - a critical success strategy that doesn't just happen, but requires proactive planning. Although there are several aspects to a business continuity plan, a major component of any plan should be the SME's communications capabilities, not just its equipment or data. This paper will explore how different kinds of interruptions can adversely affect an SME's business continuity and illustrate how, through advanced features such as resiliency and mobility, Avaya's IP Office can help SMEs overcome interruptions and maintain business continuity.
While many organizations are guarding the front door with yesterday’s signature-based antivirus (AV) solutions, today’s unknown malware walks out the back door with all their data. What’s the answer?
This white paper, “The Rise of Machine Learning in Cybersecurity,” explains machine learning (ML) technology — what it is, how it works and why it offers better protection against the sophisticated attacks that bypass standard security measures. You’ll also learn about CrowdStrike’s exclusive ML technology and how, as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gen AV solution, it dramatically increases your ability to detect attacks that use unknown malware.
Download this white paper to learn:
• How different types of ML are applied in various industries and why it’s such an effective tool against unknown malware
• Why ML technologies differ and what factors can increase the accuracy and effectiveness of ML
• How CrowdStrike’s ML-based technology works as part of the Falcon platform’s next-gene
The endpoint security market continues to expand with vendors old and new marketing their solutions as “next-generation” game-changers. However, closer inspection reveals that many new solutions have been built on old platforms, many of which still rely heavily on signature-based detection and obsolete architecture. Navigating this crowded vendor landscape can be challenging — how does the buyer find the true next-generation protection today’s targeted, advanced threats demand?
This white paper, “The Five Essential Elements of Next-Generation Endpoint Protection,” offers guidance on how to see through the hype and understand the critical must-have elements that meet true next-generation criteria and set a new standard in EPP.
Download the white paper to learn:
• Details on the five essential capabilities that define true next-generation EPP and why they are so important
• A matrix that evaluates and compares the potential impact of different solutions
• A list of top questions to ask
If you’re like most wellness professionals, marketing communication is your most important “side job.” From figuring out when to send emails, identifying the right methods, to designing your communications calendar – it can be a challenge.
View this webinar to hear from a leading consumer marketer and learn how to harness best practices that you can use in your day-to-day role.
Fitbit’s Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Steven Marjon, will show you:
- Tested best practices for communications
- How to set up different communications tracks for onboarding new employees
- Tools and resources to gauge the effectiveness of your communications
In a three-year retrospective study that analyzed health care claims and wearable device data from a self-insured employer, Springbuk looked at the potential impact of Fitbit technology as part of a wellness program.
The analysis shows that connected health and fitness interventions can close the gap between the everyday actions that change health and drive outcomes for employee health and employer cost. Some of the key findings include:
* Employees who opted into the Fitbit program demonstrated significant cost savings when compared to the control group.
* Engaged users cost less than non-engaged users.
* The opportunity for cost savings is potentially the highest with less active individuals.
Whether you’re in retail, manufacturing, warehouse management, transportation or healthcare, a mobility solution is a great way to empower your employees to do more. But maximizing the value and success of your mobility solution hinges on one critical decision: choosing the right mobile devices. This white paper takes a look at how choosing the TC51/TC56 for a mobility solution can have a significant impact on the overall success of your initiative.
Published By: Optimizely
Published Date: Jun 05, 2017
Learn about statistical significance, statistical error, and the concepts behind Optimizely’s Stats Engine:
- Best practices for running your experiments to statistical significance
- Tips for communicating results, optimizing low-traffic pages, using confidence intervals, and more
- How Optimizely is creating an always-valid view of statistical significance
The U.S. workplace is undergoing one of its largest transformations in the past 40 years. Although the magnitude of this evolution is difficult to notice when viewed in short time frames, by 2020, the percentage of employees in the workplace from the Baby Boom and Millennial generations will have completely reversed from the composition in 2010, with Millennials increasing to 50% of the U.S. workforce and Boomers decreasing to 25%. Because of their size, these generations already exercise significant influence on the workplace and will undoubtedly impact the nature of work well into the future.
This IDC paper “Business Value of Blade Infrastructures” indicates the considerable cost savings and the improved agility of the IT infrastructure by migrating to an HP BladeSystem environment. In fact, HP BladeSystem cut data costs by 68%. Customers participating in this study were able to pay back their initial investment in just over 7 months, a significant factor given the financial constraints most IT organizations are facing.
It has been well documented that just having a Facebook page or sending the occasional tweet are not enough to have a significant, sustainable impact on business results. The good news is that there are multiple ways to take advantage of the social media space, and one of the most effective places to start is actually from your own website.
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Aug 25, 2016
The talent acquisition market has changed dramatically. It is no longer just about placing ads on different sites and waiting for the resumes to roll in. Rather, it’s ferreting out those passive candidates and convincing them that your company is where they can shine and grow in their profession. Today’s recruiters must proactively search, find, and nurture candidates in this tough job market, and they need good tools to do this. In Forrester’s 45 criteria evaluation of talent acquisition vendors, we identified the 12 most significant software providers — ADP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Findly, IBM Kenexa, iCIMS, Jobvite, Lumesse, Oracle, PageUp People, PeopleFluent, SuccessFactors, and Technomedia — in the talent acquisition category that provide both applicant tracking system (ATS) and various levels of talent relationship management (TRM) functionality in their recruiting offering. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in r
Surveys that not created using a systematic approach, the results can be inconclusive or irrelevant. These ten tips are designed to help create effective surveys that will deliver meaningful business intelligence.
There is a common misconception that feedback initiatives are too cost-prohibitive and require significant expertise. However, best-in-class organizations rely on feedback for everything from lead generation to product development to customer satisfaction measurement.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
What if your employees were more informed about security threats, more skeptical about what they receive in email, and less likely to click on malicious links in email without first verifying them?
There are some impactful, quick wins that you and your organization can realize by implementing security awareness training. This recent in-depth survey of security professionals by Osterman Research shows that the leading security concerns across organizations are all areas in which security awareness training can yield significant benefits.
Here are some suggestions on processes and practices to consider when developing a security awareness training program that will actually change behavior and make the organization less likely to fall prey to a cyberattack.
While retailers scramble to manage the impact
of omnichannel on their operations, the way they
communicate with customers, and the methods
they use to promote their products and reward loyal
shoppers, many have neglected to consider what
will likely be the most profound change of all: the
overall impact of omnichannel data transparency.
Omnichannel is destined to transform every aspect
of the retail industry, including the store—its
design and layout, the inclusion of mobile pointof-
sale and clienteling systems, the impact of
transparent inventory and what that means for
fulfillment, a single view of the customer and its
implications for loyalty programs, and even the
physical location of stores. Retailers must stay
ahead of the omnichannel curve if they expect to
remain competitive in the race for customers in a
commerce anywhere world, and that contest begins
at the brick-and-mortar store.
Ever since e-commerce became a significant part of consumer spending, retailers have worried about its impact on store traffic. While fears that e-commerce would mean the death of stores have been proven false, retailers continue to search for ways to engage with customers via both digital and physical channels.
One of the most valuable options available to retailers is a click and collect program, allowing shoppers who purchase an item online or via mobile device the option to retrieve their purchase at a brick-and-mortar store. Additional elements typically included in a click and collect experience include the option to return items that were purchased online to a physical store, or to pay for items in the store and have them shipped to a residence.
Unlocking value and achieving growth in health care depends on population health management supported by a foundation of accurate, comprehensive and actionable data.
This toolkit is designed to help you take immediate action to assess, refine and expand your organization’s ability to deliver improved care quality while controlling costs.
Since the cost of staffing in most call centers is between 60 and 70 percent of the total budget, the incremental benefits of selecting the best solution for your operation and implementing it successfully are significant. Companies in the market for a workforce management tool today face a mind-boggling array of choices. Automated workforce management systems range from quite simplistic to highly complex, with a wide range of price tags to match. This paper will help contact center managers navigate the choices.
The benefits of addressing the image suppression issue are significant. A recent controlled study by SubscriberMail demonstrated the response improvements gained by optimizing an email message to have impact even when images are not displayed. In this study, an email message that was not optimized for image suppression was sent to a test panel of approximately 50,000 subscribers. Simultaneously, a panel of similar makeup received a version of the same message optimized for non-graphical display. Compared to the non-optimized version, the optimized version saw an 87 percent increase in clicks.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
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