All three of our stories in this issue of the State of the Internet / Security report are about things most organizations aren’t examining. Whether the cause is that organizations don’t perceive some issues as important to their environment, if they don’t have tooling to monitor these issues, or if the resources to monitor this traffic are not available, this traffic is often being overlooked.
Each of the stories in this issue of the State of the Internet / Security report looked at aspects of security (credential abuse/APIs/IPv6) that are often overlooked by the mainstream but are nevertheless important to day-to-day operations. These stories create a backdrop for what we expect to see in the upcoming quarters and years.
Demand for flash storage is surging, but IT organizations are hard-pressed to align their data protection efforts with the realities of today’s infrastructure and application requirements in an increasingly flash-based environment.
Backup and recovery needs a radical rethink. When today’s incumbent solutions were designed over a decade ago, IT environments were exploding, heterogeneity was increasing, and backup was the protection of last resort. The goal was to provide a low cost insurance policy for data, and to support this increasingly complex multi-tier, heterogeneous environment. The answer was to patch together backup and recovery solutions under a common vendor management framework and to minimize costs by moving data across the infrastructure or media.
Modern marketers leverage insights on how consumers browse goods or make a purchase, to design smarter cross-channel programs and create relevant campaigns.
Brands that leverage cross-channel marketing see a 91% customer retention rate.
You can do this too. Learn how other marketers in ASEAN are leveraging cross-channel to create real business impact.
Join this webinar and hear from Charlie Loo, an award-winning marketer and our Principal Consultant on:
• five practical ways you can use cross-channel marketing
• the importance of cross-channel in a mobile first environment
• the difference between multi-channel and cross-channel
Applications are the modern lifeblood of the enterprise, and the desire to keep up with market demands has elevated most enterprise IT strategies from purely on-premises to hybrid and multi-cloud. But the desire to be even more agile and productive—and connect with end users in new and exciting ways—is pushing investments even further into new application environments, development processes, and management tools all leveraging cloud-native technology. In this executive brief, we home in on one component of the cloud-native movement, Kubernetes, and break down its role in achieving enterprise agility, experimentation, and innovation for competitive gain.
In Getting More with Self-Service, Chief Customer Officer of The Service Council Sumair Dutta provides customer service executives with the information they need to:
• Organize content plans to facilitate user-based discovery.
• Retain consistent messaging across multichannel service environments.
• Develop an internal culture to support self-service options.
Download the whitepaper and learn how to increase customer engagement—at a lower cost—through self-service.
This guide explains how UK Export Finance can help you make sure your purchases of goods or services from the UK come with attractive terms of finance.
The UK has a long tradition of innovation and excellence, and is the world’s sixth-largest exporter. With an open and friendly business environment, and expertise in sectors ranging from manufacturing and construction to services and technology, the UK is a trusted business partner to buyers around the world.
Thanks to our flexible and competitive financing solutions, buying from the UK is more attractive than ever.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
When IT organizations utilize social media, it can efficiently help more people inside and outside the data center quickly access more services and knowledge. Combined people's knowledge and good will and the essence of information technology service management (ITSM) can be more fully realized.
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants prides itself on the personalized connection between hotel staff and guests. In order to be successful, their IT infrastructure needs to be agile, secure, and reliable.
After deploying EMC converged infrastructure from VCE, Kimpton achieved a 25 percent reduction in operating expenses, and they can now stand up virtual machines (VMs) in minutes to capitalize on business opportunities, compared to days or weeks with the old infrastructure. Read this customer case study to find out more about how Kimpton was able to reduce their costs while improving the performance of their IT environment.
Managing the PC life-cycle environment can be a complicated and expensive process. Enterprises with old and outdated
systems require increased support, have higher maintenance costs, and see interrupted workforce productivity. However,
consolidating processes and enlisting the help of vendor partners will greatly reduce costs and provide expert-level
knowledge for a better PC life-cycle management operation.
In April 2016, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study with 230 IT decision-makers with knowledge of
desktop infrastructure environments at their organization. All respondents were significantly involved in the decision-making
process for PC and device management and had significant expert-level knowledge about the PC life-cycle process.
Published By: Pepperdata
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
Download this whitepaper to learn how real-¬time cluster optimization technology can be used in multi¬-tenancy Hadoop environments to:
• Eliminate the expense of having to physically isolate workloads
• Enforce service level agreements (SLAs) based on customer¬ defined policies
• Enable cluster usage tracking by job, task and user to speed troubleshooting and help with chargebacks
Several disruptive forces are at work across the globe, bringing in a new type of consumerism that is as personal as it is participatory. What is the impact on retailers? They’ve been forced out of their comfort zone and must extend their brand experience to wherever consumers want. Download this special report from Salesforce Commerce Cloud, formerly Demandware, for more on the democratization of retail.
While 85% of retailers say that unified commerce is a priority, many attempts at implementing have fallen short. Retailers, in order to accommodate today’s retail environment, need to rethink things and adopt a new approach. Read this special report on how retailers can overcome IT challenges and start on the road to unified commerce.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
3D printing emerged as a prototyping technology in the 1980s, and has been rapidly evolving ever since.
The ongoing developments of the last few decades have transformed 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing), into a viable and cost-effective technology throughout the production environment: from prototyping, to production enablement, to direct 3D production. Companies that utilize 3D printing can attain and cement a leadership position in their industry through the time, cost, and capability advancements 3D printing makes possible.
This ebook provides an overview of the 3D printing technology and material advancements in 3D Systems’ plastic additive manufacturing that extend the addressable range of production applications.
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Businesses are battling immense competitive pressures. In order to succeed—or even survive—they must rapidly adapt to constantly changing environments, in every industry and sector.
What does this mean for IT leaders? Transformation, on all fronts.
Download this whitepaper to find out the benefits of Cisco ASAP Data Center Architecture.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
Companies face a challengning decision in this digital era?use technology to purposefully disrupt their organization and unlock new opportunites, or wait and risk being disrupted by others. To keep pace in an ever accelerating digital environment, companies need to transform their entire organization through technology.
Download this eBook from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn how to modernize your business and become a digital innovator.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 08, 2019
ESG recently conducted a quantitative research study to assess companies’ IT Transformation maturity. ESG found that operating a modern server environment, defined as an environment in which operations tasks are more automated than manual, led to a perception of cost parity with the public cloud. Nearly half felt their cost of compute was highly competitive with CSPs and another 48% felt it was generally comparable. This compares favorably to the 19% and 47% respectively among organizations running a legacy server environment. Download this solution brief from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 09, 2019
Disaster recovery (DR) and long-term retention of data, for security as well as regulatory compliance, can be very challenging for mid-sized organizations. Keeping a secondary site up for DR can get very expensive and dealing with tape can be slow and costly. As a result, many mid-sized organizations are looking to the efficiencies of the cloud, such as scale, elasticity, agility, and lower initial storage costs, to expand their data protection environments. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic to learn how to achieve powerful, converged, easy to deploy and manage, cloud-ready data protection.
Research in the SSL/TLS security market points to a growing need for securing web applications with high assurance certificates issued by a reputable Certification Authority (CA). The integrity of the CA and the extended services offered through a certificate management platform (CtaaS) can produce a truly secure IT environment for website transactions according to industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, in their in-depth analysis, SSL/TLS Certificates Market, Finding the Business Model in an All Encrypt World. Organizations want to avoid the negative publicity associated with security breaches and customers want to be assured of data protection when making online transactions. In this condensed report, catch the highlights of current industry trends and the ever important need to secure your server with a reputable CA.
To compete in the new environment of always connected, highly informed consumers, retailers need to leverage five trends to realize higher conversions and larger transaction sizes. Find out how you can apply these 5 trends to your business.
The marketing landscape is changing before our eyes. New entrants, empowered consumers, and fragmented media options require marketers to change their tune – forever. Learn to prepare for the new environment and how to measure your success.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Nov 02, 2012
This paper examines the different endpoint security methods for virtualized environments and presents how Webroot® SecureAnywhereTM Business - Endpoint Protection security provides optimal performance, protection and manageability.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Nov 02, 2012
This short paper looks at this situation and suggests how by replacing traditional AV with next generation cloud-based endpoint protection you will solve many of the issues surrounding your highly distributed mobile workforce.