Ransomware has taken the world by storm. CryptoWall extorted an estimated $18 million, and WannaCry locked up more than 230,000 computers across the globe in 2017. Companies of all sizes are sitting up and taking notice. Even brands with a strong security investment have fallen victim. We’ve seen ransomware cripple businesses: nearly 19% of businesses stop operations immediately after discovering a ransomware attack.1 Hospital emergency rooms forced to turn people away; global shipping logistics experience massive disruption; and even a summer blockbuster movie held up for ransom. The FBI estimates ransomware is now a billion-dollar business.
Ransomware has been around for a while, and it has spiked in recent years. It secured 5th place as the most common variety of malware in 2017, up from 22nd place in 2014.2 Originally ransomware targeted individuals and was considered a consumer nuisance. It has now become a business menace.
Developing an optimal arc flash protection strategy
for a given facility can be difficult due to the number of solutions
and system variables involved. Effective arc flash hazard reduction
is best achieved by establishing an overall system protection
strategy that accounts for safety and operational requirements as
well as system reliability and availability. An overview of available
solution categories and application guidance based on experience
in a wide variety of facility types is presented in order to assist
engineers trying to implement “safety by design” principles
to help deal with arc flash hazards. The approach provided addresses
the complexities of the trade-offs between competing priorities
and provides tools that help users develop effective protection
strategies for the unique circumstances in a given facility.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Apr 03, 2019
Dinosaurs are super cool. That’s an
indisputable fact. There are some
places though, where dinosaurs don’t
belong, and one of those is in your
fast-paced DevOps environment. Early
on, in the days before DevOps and
Continuous Integration, one of the
original players in the AppSec space
produced an early SAST tool, offering
a wide variety of supported languages,
and they quickly built name recognition
and a large install base of customers.
Yet, 15 years and two acquisitions later,
that company has become a software
dinosaur – a mere relic – maintaining a
product that is too big, too slow, and
too clunky to deliver the innovation
needed to protect its customers in the
This paper can help you achieve successful legacy modernization projects. It presents practical steps for starting application modernization projects and describes the benefits of three high payback strategies. It also reviews the criteria for evaluating a variety of modernization tools.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
Consolidate SSL providers and processes, without interruption, using Entrust SSL management and monitoring services
This whitepaper provides a blueprint for migrating to Entrust SSL certificates and related services. It’s based on experiences that help many customers, in a wide variety of environments, bring their SSL certificate management under centralized administration.
This research finds that huddle spaces deliver tremendous value to businesses, with 9 out of 10 participants stating the adoption of open space environments is increasing the need for these huddle spaces. Huddle spaces require a wide variety of technologies to enable users and the business, such as audio and video conferencing abilities, digital whiteboards and scheduling solutions. Users stated that ease of use, solution reliability, and similar technology in each huddle space is key to their productivity. But nearly 8 out 10 users shared they were frustrated with meeting room technology recently. These problems generate support calls to IT on a weekly, if not daily, basis
All of these elements of growing connectivity have the potential to significantly increase productivity, streamline operations and enhance service levels to citizens and stakeholders. But these benefits are only one side of the story. The added complexity of the new eGovernment environment also creates many new challenges, as government agencies search for effective ways to secure and control access to the rapidly growing number and variety of gateways to their ecosystems.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.
Stratecast regularly examines the monetization processes and functions within the communications service provider (CSP) sector. This week’s SPIE looks at how other industries are now benefiting from monetization concepts first developed within telecom; and how taking advantage of the details within the monetization process itself enables innovation in surprising new ways. This report also assesses how one company—goTransverse—is enabling a variety of customers across various industries to change how they do business; applying monetization principles in somewhat unconventional ways.
From its conception, this special edition has had a simple goal: to help SAP customers better understand SAP HANA and determine how they can best leverage this transformative technology in their organization. Accordingly, we reached out to a variety of experts and authorities across the SAP ecosystem to provide a true 360-degree perspective on SAP HANA.
What P2P Leaders Do That You Can, Too
Purchase-to-pay (P2P) organizations are under high-stakes stress. With constant changes in market volatility, fierce competition, and disruptive technology, P2P teams need to re-think their approach to balancing traditional cost concerns and emphasize agility. The question is: how?
To help companies discover the answer, The Hackett Group looked at P2P organizations across a variety of industries and areas over a 12-month period to identify what top performers had in common—and what set them apart.
Read this report to gain insight into three key areas:
Ensuring stakeholder needs guide day-to-day decisions
Digitizing information to increase availability and agility
Automating processes to accelerate response to change
HPE Helion—Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s portfolio of cloud products and expert services built on an open architecture with support for a wide variety of environments—is designed to help you be successful in the Idea Economy. It realizes the potential of hybrid and the power of cloud with the experience, governance, and technology you need to accelerate your business.
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 07, 2017
Although today’s customers interact with your brand through a variety of channels, they want one thing from you: a consistent experience. Savvy customers expect that you will meet them where they are, when they need you, and with the highest quality, informed service.
IT organizations today must work in an “and” world, rather than an “or” world to meet the demands of their users. In an “and” world, IT architectures and strategies leverage an ever-broadening variety of tools while still supporting and propelling a single strategy.
It is often hard for owners to ensure a business with geographically diverse locations run seamlessly as a unified company. This is especially true as there are a number of trends emerging that complicate the task of running a business that has multiple locations.
At the same time, there are technologies and capabilities than can help your business and staff create an integrated work environment. This ebook will examine a variety of solutions that can make it easy for staff to work across all of your business locations, helping to make your business run more efficiently and providing your staff with the tools they need to be more productive.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
Recently awarded Best Sandwich Menu Variety from NRN’s Consumer Picks Survey, Jason’s Deli is known for providing healthy menu options and excellent customer service to millions of customers each year. Their goal is to delight customers and create a positive experience every time.
The Jason’s Deli IT department is no different. IT sets the same high standards for service delivery as Jason’s Deli does in their restaurants. IT partners with all areas of the business and wants to be “easy to do business with.”
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren’t they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually managed or of the “build-it-yourself” variety, there may be several reasons that they aren’t working very well.
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