IT process automation can seem like a big step, but there are incremental ways to achieve improved efficiency that reduce risk and drive better business outcomes. The proper approach to automation can turbocharge your administrative teams, open new doors and provide the agility to respond to any business need. It’s the key to unlocking the power of cloud, and new service offerings make it more attractive to those looking to build the right IT business strategy for the future.
cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
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.”
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
Published By: Barracuda
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
Traditional email-security defenses aren’t enough anymore. In today’s rapidly evolving threat environment, to stop email-borne threats, you must effectively defend against phishing and other potentially-devastating social-engineering attacks. These sophisticated threats are often able to bypass defenses using back-door techniques, including email spoofing, spear phishing and personal email fraud to penetrate network defenses and wreak havoc.
Here’s a total email-protection strategy that
can help radically reduce an organization’s
susceptibility to attacks.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Changing attitudes to data privacy leave many firms in a precarious position. When there is so much regulatory variation in different markets, how do firms balance their responsibility for customers’ data with maximising value from that data?
Listen now to discover:
• The current state of play for data privacy – understanding what your customers want and what the regulators want
• How to lay solid foundations to help you adapt to the changing landscape
• How to ensure your privacy strategy supports growth.
In 2018, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) completed a research survey of 450 cybersecurity, IT, and networking security professionals with knowledge of or responsibility for the policies, processes, and controls used for remote office/branch office (ROBO) security. This report is the summary of ESG's conclusions from the study.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
Companies typically begin with a
basic approach to sales tax: figure out the requirements of the state
in which they’re headquartered, register with that state, and start collecting sales tax from customers in that state. That approach may work for a while,
but as your business expands into new states (whether you have a physical presence there or not), the risk of non-compliance with sales tax becomes significant.
Smart finance leaders know they need to have a sales tax
compliance strategy before they start getting notices from state tax authorities.
Real estate and facilities executives work across a broad agenda, from supporting business growth to improving building performance. Where should technology fit in and when is the right time to review your options? Independent research firm, Verdantix, explores the multiple trends profoundly changing real estate management and driving the need for a refreshed technology strategy. Download your complimentary report and learn more.
While threat prevention continues to improve with the use of advanced techniques, adversaries are outpacing these advances requiring security teams to implement threat detection and response programs. Security teams are often addressing the process haphazardly, using disconnected point tools and manual processes that consume too many analysts and result in slow mean-time to detection and response. While EDR has enabled security teams to take important steps forward for detection and response, ultimately it can only look at the endpoints which limits the scope of threats that can be detected and if something is detected, limits the view of who and what is affected and thus, how best to respond. ESG therefore recommends looking beyond the endpoint and utilizing natively integrated security solutions across more than just one vector to improve detection and response times. The more data you can knit together, the more effective you can be to uncover the security incidents most dangerous to your organization.
Watch this webinar to learn about the value of XDR: connecting detection and response across multiple security layers. Dave Gruber, senior analyst at ESG, shares recent research and his views on the evolution of threat detection and response; making the case for expanding the capabilities and expectations of detection and response solutions. Wendy Moore, VP of Product Marketing, discusses Trend Micro’s own XDR strategy and the unique value that Trend Micro can bring to detection, investigation and response.
Business growth, innovation and IT departments and inextricably linked. Our new report explores insights from those who are leading the way by prioritising and completing automation innovations. While 67% of businesses are being held back by confidence in their own data. So what actions and attitudes separate those leading and those following in the data revolution? And what difference can self-driving technology make to innovation, strategy and wider business success?
Since its origin, Mac has been an instrumental tool in
helping K-12 schools provide the right resources to
students and staff. As the must-have technology for
teachers and computer labs, Mac and its wealth of
available apps help ensure success in elementary schools
all the way through high school graduation.
Now, with more Mac computers making their way into
school environments than ever before, the need to
properly deploy, manage and secure Apple is at an
all-time high. This white paper examines how purpose-built
management solutions are essential to a successful Apple
Organizations that digitize their workflows increase their productivity by 40.9% - IDC
Business moves fast. The ability for employees to work from anywhere is becoming a major factor in business. With a solid mobility strategy, businesses can enable revenue growth, produce operational savings and enhance productivity. Take a holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility to improve processes, implement the proper technology and provide secure access to information, without disruption to existing processes.
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Traditional strategies for driving sales are no longer enough. Brands that only connect with customers on a transactional basis are losing out to more innovative brands that create a richer experience for customers.
Read this story to find out:
• how we developed a digital strategy to restore growth to an iconic sporting brand
• how data can drive a dynamic connection with customers and create new opportunities for growth
• key principles for developing your own digital strategy.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
The U.S. military continues to develop its quick-strike potential, seeking greater capacity to project force globally, quickly and on several fronts simultaneously. Support services are integral to that effort, particularly in the area of logistics and asset maintenance. In its 2018 National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense identified the development of “resilient and agile logistics” among its key modernization goals.
Christian Kane is an Enterprise Mobility Management Research Analyst with Forrester Research, where he helps clients develop and improve their desktop and mobile strategy. His research spans mobile hardware, mobile operating systems, mobile device management solutions, and mobile applications.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
With customers spending almost one-third of their days engaging with digital content and frequently engaging on multiple channels, developers need a better and faster way to create digitally engaging experiences across multiple channels. Yet despite the appeal of headless for developers, a headless-only CMS may not be the best approach. A better strategy for embracing new technology is taking a hybrid approach.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Need a more significant ROI from your campaigns? Shift your thinking towards acquiring, retaining, and growing high-value accounts: companies or consumers that are high-yield and a better fit for your products or services.
New channels, strategies, & technologies now help organizations of all sizes to implement an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy.
Download Marketo's best-in-class Definitive Guide to Account-based Marketing and you'll learn:
How to identify, prioritize, and profile the right accounts
Creating a winning ABM strategy
Creating the right content
Which channels to leverage and how to coordinate them
How to measure, analyse & optimize ABM campaigns
What an ABM strategy that spans the entire customer lifecycle looks like in action
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Your website is the hub of interaction between your company and your customers, and in an increasingly competitive digital landscape, today's buyers aren't simply looking for a one-size-fits-all customer experience.
Web personalization empowers you to provide more relevant experiences to online visitors and speak to them with personalized messages at scale. It enables you to communicate across all marketing channels with a consistent voice and user experience that builds trust, engagement, revenue, and loyalty. In this ebook, discover how to:
Integrate web personalization into your marketing strategy
Incorporate cross-channel marketing in your web personalization strategy
Create content to maximize the impact of personalization
Leverage AI and machine learning to provide personalized web content
Measure impact and success
Choose the right web personalization tool for you
Build a website that accelerates engagement, conversion, and retention by downloading the Introductory Guide to
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
From a consumer perspective, the best brands are those that weave themselves into their customers’ lives—becoming a part of their identity. These brands are present all the time without obvious detection or being seen as a distraction. They don’t just show up to demand something—Buy Now! Start Today! Click Here!—but they don’t wait on the sidelines either. So what makes these brands so successful? Instead of being seen as overbearing, these brands are successful because they are listening and responding to customers' wants and needs. They effectively practice omni-channel marketing—marketing that seeks to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device.
Download this ebook to learn about the benefits of an advanced omni-channel marketing strategy, including how to:
understand your customer journey
align your organizational structure to support your omni-channel strategy
coordinate your channels
choose the right tools