Businesses of all sizes and industries have struggled to implement a hybrid IT environment that can meet their most critical needs, without disrupting business. The challenge is especially acute for midsized firms whose limited IT resources are facing pressure to adopt a never-ending torrent of technology innovations. In an effort to create a hybrid IT environment, many businesses end up with a multiple siloed infrastructure deployment options that consume increasing amounts of management time, effort and budget, while never quite meeting business needs.
The move to a hyperconnected, technology-centric, always-on work environment is creating increasing pressure on companies and employees to keep up in a world where change is not just constant, but ever accelerating. To succeed in this world, businesses need employees who can not only withstand challenge and uncertainty, but who embrace and thrive on the opportunities associated with change. This requires creating a culture that understand and supports the importance of well-being. Well-being is no longer a nice to have. It’s now a critical “strategy for workforce readiness.”
As advanced technologies catapult manufacturing into the future, find out how to manage the most complex business challenge in generations.
Read this briefing to discover:
• why I4.0 transformation demands a cross-functional approach
• how to get planning for I4.0 transformation the right way round
• how to identify the best opportunities to create value
• critical enablers for I4.0 transformation
• five questions to ask for smarter I4.0.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 02, 2019
By any measure, Office 365 is a success as millions of Microsoft seats transition from on-premises Exchange to a cloud-based email service as part of Office 365. While Microsoft has been offering hosted email solutions for more than 20 years, they have hit their stride with Office 365, the third major iteration of the company’s foray into hosted/cloud-based email and collaboration.
This white paper discusses the key issues that decision makers need to consider as they evaluate the email, security, and resilience capabilities of Office 365. After reading this analyst perspective completed by Michael Osterman of Osterman Research, we believe you will better understand:
Special considerations related to hybrid Exchange and Office 365 email deployments
The importance of programmatic security efficacy rather than simple functionality
How to ensure business messaging continuity in the context of Office 365 outages
Whether third-party backup/recovery is critical for protecting your infrastr
Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family.
We hope that PwC's "Exit strategies for owners of private companies" guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
As data becomes not only a business enabler but also the base of the business’s competitive advantage, Always On data availability has become a critical business requirement from its IT organization. With multiple potential points of failure, IT organizations have been struggling for years to design data infrastructure to meet the Always On requirement with a high cost and complexity. For a solution to be truly Always On it needs to have both zero Recovery Point Objective (RPO=0) and zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO=0). These are necessary requirements from an Always On solution but by no means sufficient.
Businesses large and small are under threat from increasingly aggressive and brutal ransomware attacks. Loss of access to critical files, followed by a demand for payment can cause massive disruption to an organization’s productivity.
But what does a typical attack look like? And what security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense?
This paper examines commonly used techniques to deliver ransomware, looks at why attacks are succeeding, and gives nine security recommendations to help you stay secure. It also highlights the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include.
AI is fundamentally reshaping business as we know it. It drives innovation, efficiency, productivity, new operational models, and entirely new revenue opportunities. It is no wonder, then, that enterprises of all sizes are keen to adopt this transformative technology.
When embarking on the AI journey, however, it is critical to understand that data is the heart of any effective AI algorithm. So, for any enterprise looking to harness the promise of AI, the first question to ask is quite simply, “is my data ready?”
This technology brief simplifies the path to AI by offering actionable steps to data readiness.
Organizations that digitize their workflows increase their productivity by 40.9% - IDC
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If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
The cost of a single turbine failure – whether it’s a steam, gas, water or combined cycle turbine - can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour.
Avoiding turbine outages is business critical, but do you know what warning signs to look out for, and what steps to take to get to the root of the problem?
Data is a company’s most valuable asset. Just look at Forbes’ World’s Most Value Brands list. No longer is a company’s worth evaluated by its tangible assets — data has changed all of that. Every business today relies on data. The ability to filter through volumes of data to capture true insights is critical to gaining a competitive advantage. Companies aspiring to deliver the best possible customer experiences must be able to unify different types of information, including behavioral, transactional , and operational data
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
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.
Application modernization is a powerful method for extending the life and improving the business value of a company's critical application assets. It provides an attractive and cost effective alternative to application development, enabling companies to defer investment in replacement initiatives without compromising business support.
Organizations often struggle to protect business-critical applications from ever-increasing threats. Many organizations lack the security staff, and sometimes knowledge, to mitigate the seriousness—and scope—of the attacks they constantly face. APN Security Competency Partner Imperva provides automated security solutions that can help you defend against both known and zero-day attacks and increase visibility across your entire Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, to rapidly stop attacks and quickly identify the real threats that need to be investigated.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn how DigiCert has protected both their AWS and on-premises environments from DDoS attacks and other threats by using Imperva’s SaaS Web Application Security solution. This versatile security offering helps keep application workloads safe across cloud and on-premises environments and can be managed from a single pane of glass, enabling security teams to more effectively and efficiently secure business
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
This comprehensive PBX Buyers Guide explores the PBX technology (both hosted and traditional) and empowers the mid to enterprise business PBX buyers with critical information necessary that is helpful in selecting the right phone system for any business.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 09, 2018
As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate-owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, letting users get work done off the corporate network. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Learn how Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that are leveraging Hybrid Cloud are seeing several critical benefits. Based on new Aberdeen research, these gains and benefits are even more vital for today’s organizations. With hybrid cloud, your SMB can reduce downtime, cost and risk while increasing flexibility and scalability.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 13, 2017
In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. Today, more and more is happening off-network. More roaming users. More corporate owned laptops accessing the internet from other networks. More cloud apps, mean that users don’t need to be on the corporate network to get work done. And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.