Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
Learn what the Small Business cyber-threat landscape looks like today so your business can survive; reduce operational costs and grow securely; make security a priority for everyone, and protect your business with Cisco.
As your business grows, it gets noticed and not all of the attention is welcome. More and more sophisticated criminal gangs are going after small businesses
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
When it comes to the threat landscape, it’s important to take a look in the rearview mirror once in a while.
As with driving, not only do you get a good look at what’s behind you, but you can often spot what’s coming up quick, set to overtake you.
That’s the spirit of this threat report. We’ve picked out five key stories from the last year or so, not just because they were big events, but because we think these threats, or similar ones, could very well appear in the near future. Take modular threats like Emotet and VPNFilter, for example.
These are threats that can deliver an on-demand menu of attacks and threats, depending on which device is infected or the intended goal of the attacker. We saw plenty of such modular threats in recent history, and wouldn’t be surprised if we see more in the future.
Email remains the darling delivery method of attackers, with threats from cryptomining to Emotet using it to spread. It’s also highly likely that other threats, such as unauthorized M
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
While cost is often cited as the reason why people move to the cloud, it's not always that simple. Many organisations have noticed cloud bills 2-3x higher than expectations, when not managed properly. Have you achieved the savings you expected?
Learn 10 ways you can reduce your spend in AWS, including:
Terminate Zombie Assets
Rightsize EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes
Upgrade instances to the latest generation
Delete Disassociated Elastic IP Addresses
Check out this eBook to find out how you can better manage your costs through pro-tips from cloud experts.
OEMs today face significant challenges that restrict effective fleet analysis. Data is often siloed and held in several incompatible formats, meaning responding to software faults can be a costly and lengthy process.
To overcome this, Here have combined OTA technology with the HERE Open Location Platform. By closing this loop, Here provide a one-stop solution for data enrichment and analysis – and Here turn connected vehicle data into over-the-air updates.
Watch this webinar and learn how HERE enables:
• Early error detection and proactive remote maintenance of software and firmware
• Reduction of data management value chain complexity with its one-stop solution
• Effective fault response and real-time access to new products and services
What could you be saving by implementing a learning management system? This guide will show you the provable return on investment in an eLearning strategy; how an LMS can help your business lower print costs, reduce employee turnover, positively impact sales, and much more.
Whether you’re exploring the marketplace or building out your business case for online learning, this guide has the information you want.
As you prepare to move to a new LMS consider Clarifi Talent Development, the learning and performance management system designed for today’s workforce. It is the choice for leading brands like Brinker, Newk’s and Subway.
Unfortunately, many business owners either fail to see the value in ongoing training or don’t have the budget for it. Competition is fierce, margins are tight and learning programs can fall by the wayside. Sometimes the tried and true methods still get the job done. But all too often, on-the-job training is unengaging, expensive and inefficient.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 08, 2019
For decades, organizations relied on traditional relational
database management systems (RDBMS) to organize, store, and
analyze their data.
But then Facebook came along, and an RDBMS was suddenly not quite enough. The
social giant needed a powerful database solution for its Inbox Search feature, and
Apache Cassandra—a distributed NoSQL database—was born.
Released as an open source project in July 2008, Cassandra—named after the
mythological prophet who famously put a curse on an oracle—became an Apache
Incubator project in March 2009. It graduated to a top-level project in February 2010
IBM Cloud Private for Data is an
integrated data science, data engineering
and app building platform built on top of
IBM Cloud Private (ICP). The latter is intended
to a) provide all the benefits of cloud
computing but inside your firewall and b)
provide a stepping-stone, should you want
one, to broader (public) cloud deployments.
Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture,
which has additional benefits, which we
will discuss. Going beyond this, ICP for Data
itself is intended to provide an environment
that will make it easier to implement datadriven processes and operations and, more
particularly, to support both the development
of AI and machine learning capabilities, and
their deployment. This last point is important
because there can easily be a disconnect
between data scientists (who often work for
business departments) and the people (usually
IT) who need to operationalise the work of
those data scientists
As data science becomes a critical capability for companies, IT leaders are finding themselves responsible for enabling data science teams with infrastructure and tooling. But data science is much more like an experimental research organization than the engineering and business teams that IT organizations support today. Compounding the challenge, data science teams are growing fast, often by 100% a year. This guide will quickly help you understand what data science teams do to build their predictive models and how to best support them.
Learn how to modernize IT’s approach to ensure your company’s data science teams perform their best, and maximize impact to the business. Some highlights include:
Why data science should not be treated like engineering.
How to go beyond simple infrastructure allocation and give data science teams capabilities to manage their workflows and model lifecycle.
Why agility and special hardware to support burst computing are so important to data science break
As organizations increasingly strive to become model-driven, they recognize the necessity of a data science platform. According to a recent survey report “Key Factors on the Journey to Become Model-Driven”, 86% of model-driven companies differentiate themselves by using a data science platform. And yet the question of whether to build or buy still remains.
This paper presents a framework to facilitate the decision process, and considers the four-year projection of total costs for both approaches in a sample scenario.
Read this whitepaper to understand three major factors in your decision process:
Total cost of ownership - Internal build costs often run into the tens of millions
Opportunity costs - Distraction from your core competency
Risk factors - Missed deadlines and delayed time to market
With the speed at which technology is advancing, manufacturers cannot afford to use outdated manufacturing software. “Legacy” manufacturing management systems drag down your company with inefficiencies that are both apparent and hidden. These can prevent you from keeping up with your competition and achieving your growth potential.
This Epicor white paper details why manufacturing industry technology experts say delaying this important business decision often places your company at risk. By using legacy manufacturing software, not only are you unable to tap into the latest technology trends, but you leave your business vulnerable to:
• Duplicate or inaccurate data
• Clunky system performance
• Security concerns
A modern manufacturing ERP solution can eliminate these risks. Download the white paper to learn why implementing new manufacturing software built for business growth may be the most important step you take for the success of your company.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Mar 04, 2019
For a company that sells wool products, the dog days of summer
can be tough. Despite this challenge, Pendleton has managed to stay
relevant even during the hottest days of the year thanks to Bluecore.
“In June and July, having Bluecore send people emails based on
what they browsed is especially helpful because we don’t have as
many messages or new products going out. So as often as people
come to our site is as often as they’ll get emails, and those emails are
guaranteed to be relevant to them. If the onus was on blast emails,
then we’d be showing people products that are not necessarily
relevant to them or that they might think are terribly out of season,”
Published By: Silverline
Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
From resource woes and adopting new releases, to meandering marketing automation paths and understanding standard features — staying afloat in all things Salesforce can make any team a little seasick. We created Navigator, an end-to-end solution to help companies get maximum value out of Salesforce long after go-live. Let our agile approach to your specific needs be the North Star that keeps you from being lost at CRM.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Today, most incumbent organizations (those established before the onset of the digital revolution), in every industry are grappling with the risks of disruption with one hand even as they reach for its opportunities with the other. After years of looking the other way, and then reluctant admission, incumbent organizations have come to accept and even embrace disruption in their business. Most are responding by committing to the idea of digital transformation. But that is where the similarity ends.
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
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.
Botnets are based on similar principles as legitimate clouds, but serve malicious business interests. Find out more about how botnets work and the right steps after having detected infected machines within your own network.
Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Louisiana was using several separate products to help protect their network, filter content and monitor Internet usage. After installing the Astaro Security Gateway home use version, the solution quickly impressed with its usability and power.
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
Service virtualization tools simulate software components so end-to-end testing can proceed even when dependent components are not available. That means teams can perform integration tests sooner and more often, accelerating the delivery of high-quality, thoroughly tested applications.
Webanwendungs- und DDoS-Angriffe lassen sich nicht vorhersehen und treffen Unternehmen ohne Vorwarnung. Für die meisten DDoS-Angriffe (Distributed Denial of Service) ist nicht viel Know-how erforderlich. Angreifer können günstig Ressourcen mieten, die auf entsprechenden Seiten leicht zu finden sind. Trotz des geringen Preises führen DDoS-Angriffe zu vielen Problemen:
• Verlust vertraulicher Daten
• Niedrigere Nutzerproduktivität
• Beeinträchtigung von Partnerschaften und Kundenbeziehungen
Je nach Branche können sich so schnell Schäden von Zehntausenden US-Dollar ergeben – in einigen Fällen geht der Schaden sogar in die Millionen. Nur 2 % der Unternehmen gaben an, ihre Webanwendungen seien in den vergangenen 12 Monaten nicht Opfer eines Angriffs geworden. Bei 98 % war das Gegenteil der Fall.