Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Employers should take note that a significant number of legal changes on the federal, state and local level have or will
have a substantial impact on workplace policies and employee handbooks. It is critical for an employer to review, amend
and properly update its handbook for 2018 so that it reflects the latest legal requirements.
An employer also needs to understand what the legal update is and how it affects the workplace, as well as develop
and implement policies, practices and procedures to remain compliant. Further, an employer may need to update its
employee handbook based on internal changes (e.g., benefits, performance management).
Below are relevant XpertHR resources, including Employee Handbook policy statements, to assist an employer in
updating its own handbook.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
If you haven’t had first-hand experience with ransomware in the past, chances are you’ve heard of one of the many ransomware attacks that have recently caught worldwide attention. According to a June 2016 survey from Osterman Research, nearly one in two participants indicated that their organization suffered at least one ransomware attack in the last year.
In this whitepaper, we’ll cover ransomware basics and provide best practices for ransomware prevention and detection.
• What ransomware is, how it works, and who the attackers are
• 10 best practices you can employ now to detect and prevent ransomware
• How you can quickly detect ransomware and other threats with AlienVault USM
Download this whitepaper now to learn more about ransomware, best practices for defense, and how AlienVault USM helps you detect ransomware quickly with a unified approach to security.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Register for the Enterprise Strategy Group’s Research Insights Paper, Understanding the State of Network Security Today to learn more about the challenges, changes, best practices and solution requirements for network security operations and tools. See why ESG recommends improving network visibility and reducing security vulnerabilities by consolidating tools through a platform-based approach to visibility in which data, analytics and reports from multiple tools are aggregated and consumed in one control panel. Download to learn more.
Think SD-WAN is the panacea for modern networking?
While there’s no doubt that SD-WAN technology is absolutely necessary to support the rapid innovation required by today’s cloud-first enterprise, it is just one of many capabilities that make next-generation networking possible.
Read this eBook to learn how to take your enterprise network to a best-practices level with a complete solution that includes:
• Cloud-grade SD-WAN to automate connectivity and orchestration across hybrid WANs, cloud networks, and remote branch LANs/WLANs.
• Rich visibility into heavily-encrypted environments for an end-to-end view of performance and fast resolution of problems.
• Built-in optimization that unifies application acceleration and SD-WAN network services for complete control over application performance.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Oct 09, 2017
Tailoring experiences for customers is critical to make your business standout. Customization works well for organizations that want to enhance their standard customer experience but don’t have the necessary tools or strategy for in-depth personalization. Learn about the 5 best practices for customizing websites and the 5 biggest challenges marketers face while customizing their websites.
Government organizations need a workforce approach that not only enables employees to make informed decisions and work more efficiently, but also promotes engagement and satisfaction. Download this whitepaper to learn more about how to enable employees to better focus on their core roles and expertise and how to access the right information on demand to be more productive. As well, determine best practices for selecting the right devices to enable the organization as a whole to accomplish its mission, meet citizens’ needs, and attract and retain the workforce it needs for the future.
These challenges stem from an increased focus on agility and scale for building modern applications—and traditional application development methodology cannot support this environment.
CA Technologies has expanded full lifecycle API management to include microservices—an integration enabling the best of breeds to work together to provide the platform for modern architectures and a secure environment for agility and scale. CA enables enterprises to use best practices and industry–leading technology to accelerate and make the process of architecture modernization more practical.
Today's tech candidates are actively interacting and sharing their work on different websites, networks, and forums. As more of these channels surface, recruiters have the advantage to connect with more people in real-time, build a community based on shared interests, and to develop their employer identity among candidates.
This webinar will cover recruiting on Slack, Reddit, AngelList, and Meetup – a communication tool, aggregated news site and forum, Q&A social network, startup platform, and online portal for interest groups. Michelle Lusen, senior corporate recruiter at Slack, will join us for the webinar to share her best practices for connecting with candidates.
In this webinar, you'll learn:
How to establish rapport and develop a Slack community of candidates using private and public communication channels
Where to look on Reddit and AngelList to find people most interested in hearing about your open role
Tactics to identify and engage with domain experts on Meetup
How to navi
The majority of Fortune 500 companies, along with many other enterprises,
currently run business critical applications on AIX on IBM Power Systems. For these businesses, incorporating AIX workloads into an enterprise cloud strategy can present significant challenges, most notably the lack of support for these workloads from typical cloud infrastructure providers.
Skytap Cloud is the only public cloud that offers support for AIX workloads
alongside applications running on x86 architectures. This guide details the
considerations involved and best practices for migrating your AIX workloads
to Skytap Cloud.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Aug 16, 2017
"Collaboration technology has the potential to
transform many aspects of the IT department’s
working practices. Discover how collaboration technology enables IT
departments to be more productive, efficient,
Learn the inner workings of ransomware and how companies are fighting back. Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs.Download this whitepaper to learn:?The evolution of Ransomware and why businesses can’t afford to ignore it?How perpetrators tactics and targets are evolving to maximize profits?Best practices for protecting your organization from becoming a victim of Ransomware
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
Could you do more for worker safety? Protective gear alone can't prevent arc flash injury. In fact, according to NFPA 70E, injuries sustained during an arc ?ash event would be reduced and survivable due to arc-rated PPE. Complying with the safe work practices required by NFPA 70E and implementing arc flash mitigation strategies through engineering controls will enhance workplace safety for employees and lower financial risk for your company. Read the white paper, "Mitigating Arc Flash Hazards", for more information.
EXPERT GUIDE TO CREATING A ROLLING FORECAST FRAMEWORK
Ten Best Practices For Streamlining Your Planning Processes
Gaining a crystal ball look into your company’s future starts by creating a rolling forecast framework built on driver and project-based planning.
Download this guide to discover the actionable steps to:
-Identifying the dynamics of revenue and the related drivers.
-Generating your financial objectives for rolling forecasts.
-Replacing Excel with the functionality to accommodate your budget and strategic management.
Learn how to transform your planning processes with the full benefits of rolling forecasts in this white paper.
This playbook is meant for all Microsoft partners—including SIs, hosters, resellers and VARs—looking to tap into this massive opportunity and set up a managed services business on Azure.
This book provides a framework for those looking to build a managed services practice—and some best practices for those who are a little further along on their cloud MSP journey. This book is especially valuable for partners who are either transacting or looking to transact via the CSP platform and license structure. The insights in this playbook are sourced from interviews and surveys with more than 50 Cloud MSPs. These interviews were conducted by AMI Partners Inc.
"With technology seemingly everywhere, a new generation of employees seeks a seemingly modern technology experience at work. This shift in employee mentality is prompting IT to reevaluate the definition of IT service, and the practices and workflows they deploy to users. The question is how does IT shift their practices to embrace the user-centric trend?
Download this e-book for answers and learn:
- The origins of the user-centric trend
- Apple's role in evolving IT practices
- Ways to implement and benefit from this new IT
Just as consumers have adopted their own tools and habits to better manage their lives, the technology-driven advances at work will lead to utility and better ways of getting things done. It is a journey more than a destination and one that requires participation and ownership across different levels of your organization. A basic holistic view of data management initiatives and practices will put you on a productive course and help to keep you there.
Organizations in pursuit of data-driven goals are seeking to extend and expand business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more users and functions. Users want to tap new data sources, including Hadoop files. However, organizations are feeling pain because as the data becomes more challenging, data preparation processes are getting longer, more complex, and more inefficient. They also demand too much IT involvement. New technology solutions and practices are providing alternatives that increase self-service data preparation, address inefficiencies, and make it easier to work with Hadoop data lakes. This report will examine organizations’ challenges with data preparation and discuss technologies and best practices for making improvements.
We are pleased to present the findings of The State of Mobile Application Insecurity sponsored by IBM. The purpose of this research is to understand how companies are reducing the risk of unsecured mobile apps in the workplace.
Ponemon Institute is dedicated to independent research and education that advances responsible information and privacy management practices within business and government. Our mission is to conduct high quality, empirical studies on critical issues affecting the management and security of sensitive information about people and organizations.
VoIP’s extreme sensitivity to delay and packet loss compared to other network applications such as web and e-mail services, presents a real challenge.
A basic understanding of VoIP traffic and of the quality metrics provided by VoIP monitoring tools will help keep your network running smoothly. Follow our 10 VoIP best practices to ensure quality service for your network.
This white paper guides you through the essentials of VoIP
troubleshooting, including common problems and the metrics you should employ to fix and prevent them. You’ll learn how these metrics relate to one another and to overall VoIP health. You’ll also learn the best practices for keeping your VoIP network flowing smoothly, your time-to-resolution low, and end users happy.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
Many organizations transitioning from on-premises Microsoft applications to Office 365 will experience performance problems due to geographic factors and use of the Internet for connectivity. IT can minimize performance issues and deliver an acceptable experience to end users by paying careful attention to network design.
Deploying a performance management
system is a powerful catalyst for increasing
employee and organizational performance.
If not handled properly, however, organizations
risk creating unnecessary administrative work
which can diminish some of the benefits. A key
challenge is to balance the tension between
creating a fair and consistent evaluation
process across the organization and measuring
employee performance based on individual
needs. What best practices should you follow to
help strike the right balance? How have other
leading organizations designed effective review
forms and processes?
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 17, 2017
This Frost & Sullivan paper will outline the difficult challenges faced by all businesses—in a variety of industries and sizes—in creating an exceptional customer experience; discuss the value of a contact center that also supports all channels of choice, disaster recovery, data analytics, and leveraging back-office workers; stress the need for cultural change throughout the organization to truly meet today’s customers’ expectations; and offer best practices recommendations for taking the lead in creating a customer journey that engenders loyalty, delivers total satisfaction, and drives revenues.
A comprehensive guide to workforce trends, as well as tips and best practices for keeping employees engaged with the brand (and with each other) and ensuring they stay productive on a day-to-day basis.
Once a “consumer-only” problem, Ransomware now has an established business case for profitability, and that’s driving criminals to expand their operations and hunt for more lucrative prey. As a result, commercial enterprises and other large organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs.
Consider these facts:
? Ransomware attacks doubled in 2015
? The number of new ransomware variants increased 17% in Q1 2016
? The FBI estimates that ransomware will net criminals $1 billion in 2016
This white paper dives into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. You’ll also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.