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
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
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
Despite massive spend to protect enterprise digital assets, security breaches are still on the rise. The disconnect between the level of investment and the volume and impact of attacks is largely attributed to outdated approaches that favor perimeter protection and point solutions despite a digital supply chain that is more distributed than ever. For these reasons and more, enterprises need to start thinking differently about cybersecurity. Security doesn’t need new products. It needs a new model. One that applies the principles of intrinsic security across the fabric of the organization, from the sales floor to the C-suite, from the infrastructure to the endpoint device. In this Essential Guidance executive brief, learn how intrinsic security differs from traditional security methods, and the steps CIOs need to take to operationalize this model for greater business agility without greater risk.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
Published By: BehavioSec
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
In this case study, a large enterprise with an increasing amount
of off-site work from both work-related travel and a fast-growing
remote workforce, is faced with a unique challenge to ensure
their data security is scalable and impenetrable. Their data access
policies rely on physical access management provided at the
company offices and do not always provide off-site employees
with the ability to complete work-critical tasks. Legacy security
solutions only add burden to productivity, sometimes causing
employees to ignore security protocols in order to simply
complete their work. Upon evaluating security vendors for a
frictionless solution, they selected BehavioSec for its enterprise-grade capabilities with on-premise deployment and integration
with existing legacy risk management systems.
"SD-WAN largely exists today to support two key enterprise transformations: multicloud and the software-defined branch (SD-Branch).
Multicloud has changed the center of gravity for enterprise applications, and with that, has changed traffic patterns too. No longer does traffic need to flow to enterprise data center sites or central internet peering points and breakouts. That’s because most traffic from users and devices in the enterprise campus and branch today goes to cloud-based applications scattered across a host of clouds.
It’s neither economical nor efficient to haul traffic over WAN-dedicated links to a central enterprise site. So to optimize the cost and performance of multicloud-bound traffic, modern WAN edge routers, often called customer premises equipment (CPE), are now equipped with hybrid WAN links and routing. Hybrid WAN interfaces may include WAN provider-dedicated links such as MPLS, as well as direct internet links over xDSL, broadband and 4G/LTE wireless."
Misplacing sizable, expensive tooling equipment inside large industrial complexes, factories and warehouses is a problem that doesn't get the attention it deserves. When essential inventory gets lost, whole production lines can grind to a halt. Indoor tracking is the optimal way to keep tabs on all mobile equipment around the factory floor.
As one of the world's leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and solutions for implementing indoor tracking in a way that can streamline and optimize production processes.
Read the eBook to discover how to:
• locate inventory and assets quickly to lower downtime and improve job satisfaction
• save money spent on replacing lost tools and wasted employee time
• use insights into asset utilization for forecasting or maintenance schedules.
As Italy’s businesses grew increasingly vulnerable to the threat of ransomware, data breaches, and other malicious malware attacks, service provider Telecom Italia sought an innovative solution to effectively and efficiently protect the network and data of its business users.
In this case study, you’ll read about how Italy’s largest service provider partnered with Cisco Umbrella to increase value for customers and accelerate their revenues with cloud security.
Each year it seems pharmacy costs are taking a larger bite out of businesses like yours. We’re here to relieve some of the burden and help you reach your business goals by putting the sound advice you need right at your fingertips.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
"Following a study of hundreds of organisations about how they scale agile, this Harvard Business Review article outlines what they’ve learned, and how to scale agile effectively.
They studied small firms that run their entire business with agile methods, already agile larger companies that are becoming even more agile as they’ve grown, and organisations that are making the transition from traditional hierarchies to more agile enterprises.
Download the article to discover how these organisations have scaled agile effectively.
As the first major memory and storage breakthrough in 25 years, Intel Optane technology combines industry-leading low latency, high endurance, QoS, and high throughput that allows the creation of solutions to remove data bottlenecks, and unleash CPU utilization. With Intel Optane technology, data centers can deploy bigger and more affordable datasets to gain new insights from large memory pools.
Here are just ten way Intel Optane technology can make a difference to your business.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Big Data and analytics workloads represent a new frontier for organizations. Data is being collected from sources that did not exist 10 years ago. Mobile phone data, machine-generated data, and website interaction data are all being collected and analyzed. In addition, as IT budgets are already under pressure, Big Data footprints are getting larger and posing a huge storage challenge. This paper provides information on the issues that Big Data applications pose for storage systems and how choosing the correct storage infrastructure can streamline and consolidate Big Data and analytics applications without breaking the bank.
Infinidat has developed a storage platform that provides unique simplicity, efficiency, reliability, and extensibility that enhances the business value of large-scale OpenStack environments. The InfiniBox® platform is a pre-integrated solution that scales to multiple petabytes of effective capacity in a single 42U rack. The platform’s innovative combination of DRAM, flash, and capacity-optimized disk, delivers tuning-free, high performance for consolidated mixed workloads, including object/Swift, file/Manila, and block/Cinder. These factors combine to cut direct and indirect costs associated with large-scale OpenStack infrastructures, even versus “build-it-yourself” solutions. InfiniBox delivers seven nines (99.99999%) of availability without resorting to expensive replicas or slow erasure codes for data protection. Operations teams appreciate our delivery model designed to easily drop into workflows at all levels of the stack, including native Cinder integration, Ansible automation pl
Databases represent the backbone of most organizations. And Oracle databases in particular have become the mainstream data repository for most mission-critical environments. Some of the largest companies and organizations in the world rely on Oracle databases to store their most important data. The biggest challenge organizations face relative to an Oracle database is to maintain these databases at optimum performance and reliability without breaking the bank. This paper discusses the storage capabilities customers should consider when choosing storage to support an Oracle database environment.
Selecting your next ERP solution shouldn't be a quick decision. As a leader of a large organization with many government projects and people to manage, you want to take the time and make the best choice that will enable streamlined processes across your areas of business.
Download this white paper to help ease the burden of the decision making process and to stay in control of the conversation with vendors.
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.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
Several countries in the Asian region are experiencing strong growth in their economies, but a large part of the population of many of these countries remains unbanked. In such a scenario, Techcombank, a bank in Vietnam, knew it had to deliver a differentiated banking experience for its prospective customers.
The bank had to transform its IT infrastructure and it zeroed in on IBM LinuxONE because of its ability to handle very large and variable workloads, combined with strong security and cost-efficiency. As a result, it was able to handle 4X the transactions during peak season effortlessly along with 44% lower total cost of ownership while also winning new customers.
Find out more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
IT Transformation is a concept that is not synonymous with digital transformation, but the two concepts are fundamentally linked. A business that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed legacy technologies. Updating IT often yields a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness ? tasks become automated, processes streamlined, and resources freed up. These IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation enabling businesses to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors in today’s digital economy. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®.
For many insurers, this accounting process will look familiar:
• Tools and processes vary for different lines of business.
• The needed data is stored in hundreds of files.
• Calculations are performed by multiple, undocumented spreadsheets, with little or
no version control.
• Humans have to step in to help cobble together data from different channels.
• The process of preparing and presenting financial data is not manageable or traceable.
• The path from input data to P&L numbers is largely a black box.
In a simpler time, this patchwork was passable. But change is coming. New regulations
will bring greater complexity to the accounting process for insurers, which will make
semi-manual, legacy processes look like a house of cards and raise doubts about the
validity of the final numbers on the P&L sheet.
Hobson & Company (H&C), a leading research firm focused on total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) studies, conducted independent research and found that a proven Apple device management solution delivers a quick and compelling ROI to both large and small enterprises.
• Simplifying IT management
o 90% reduction in time spent managing apps
o 80% reduction in time spent provisioning
• Improving end-user experience
o 60% reduction in end-user productivity loss
o 15% reduction in volume of help desk tickets
• Mitigating risk
o 90% reduction in time spent creating inventory reports
o 65% reduction in time spent managing policy and setting changes
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Financial services organizations operate under a host of regulatory standards. This makes sense, as the assets and information managed by these firms are valuable, sensitive, and targeted by sophisticated cyber attackers daily.
Compounding these challenges is the large volume of personally identifiable information (PII) that financial organizations handle regularly. PII is subject to many compliance regulations, notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates not only the processing of personal data, including PII, relating to individuals in the EU, for also any organization that processes personal data of EU residents.
For US banking consumers, Section 5 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices) of the Federal Trade Commission Act and numerous state regulations enforce basic consumer protections, which financial organizations must also uphold.
"Getting AppRat right is no easy task. We know how complicated identifying, prioritizing and sizing business-critical applications can be in large, enterprise organizations. So, we’ve used more than a decade worth of experience to identify the top 8 most critical considerations for a successful application rationalization initiative.
Download the Application Rationalization Framework eBook to:
- Replace guesswork with facts.
- Stop counting licenses and start defining business value.
- Reject one-and-done initiatives that aren't repeatable."