Despite increased awareness and focus on defending against targeted attacks from both business and security leaders, organizations continue to be breached and suffer the consequences. Many of today’s security investments are simply not aligned to defend against these targeted threat vectors. Advanced threat detection and response should not be a point solution but rather a combination of technologies and core competencies. Detecting and responding to advanced threats should involve tight integration of multiple security technologies, network analysis and visibility (NAV) tools, the ability to automatically generate content such as security rules and signatures, context on attacker history, and overall customization and flexibility to ensure that the solution is fine-tuned for your specific IT environment.
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how.
The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.
This white paper by IDC shows how an investment in training improves the likelihood of an IT project chances for success through enhancement of team skills. The white paper provides an analysis of a comprehensive survey with 144 senior IT managers examining the impact which training and skill level had on the success of 377 IT projects.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Companies spend millions of dollars every year on building data warehouses, buying business intelligence (BI) software tools and managing their analytic processes in the hope of gaining consumer insight and winning market share. Yet, many companies fail to realize the full benefits of their technology investments because they are hamstrung by the layers of expertise and the complexity of technology tools needed to integrate various data warehouses and associated tools within their existing analytic environments. Since analysis is only as good as the accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information being analyzed, the interoperability of any data warehouse with any analytic environment is essential to achieving insightful, actionable analysis and making better decisions.
"Can you prove social media is working?
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IDC studied 14 mobile and fixed-line service providers that implemented Tivoli Netcool and found that IBM Tivoli Netcool can help in big ways. It reduces costs by improving operational efficiencies and still allows you to deliver a high-quality custom management.
This ROI calculator from IDC will help you quickly and easily understand the average annual benefit that you may be able to achieve using IBM® Tivoli® Netcool®. The tool and underlying calculations and metrics are based on IDC research of 14 IBM Tivoli Netcool.
Until recently, it has been far cheaper and easier to produce and store data than to process it. Companies have the option to buy large, multi-million dollar hardware devices to process their big data, but with budgets under pressure and no clear way to calculate returns on investment, the business case is difficult to make… And when analysts explain to the CTO that they only need the hardware for six months, for one day a week, or for one hour a day, the investment becomes impossible to justify.
In this whitepaper, you’ll learn how by eliminating the traditionally high ‘cost of entry’ for big data analysis, Amazon Web Services is enabling customers to convert more raw data into more valuable business insight.
This year the Super Bowl and all the surrounding activity just didn’t live up to the hype. Despite that brands found ways to engage on social channels and extend the reach of their hefty investment.
This analysis will highlight some of the ways brands used social channels to magnify their investment, driving awareness before the game, and continuing engagement throughout the broadcast.
IBM has a unique position in the marketplace, with cognitive platforms and services, industry-specific offerings and expert consulting to support electronics companies.
To understand how the electronics industry is applying cognitive computing to manufacturing, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 140 electronics executives around the world and across all industry subsectors. We found that a core group of early adopters has kicked off a new generation of production success with cognitive manufacturing and show greater returns on investment (ROI) with increased productivity. Our analysis answers some important questions.
Let’s face it: In this economy, justifying new investments can be tough. Most companies are in belt-tightening mode, not shopping mode. And budgets are getting leaner. But sometimes it makes sense to invest. The recession won’t last forever. Forward thinking companies are already thinking about how to prepare for the upturn — in fact, many are marketing their way through the recession, taking advantage of low media prices and a relatively stark competitive landscape in order to better stand out and gain market share. Learn more today!
Read how Splunk enabled WhitePages, the largest on-line directory of people and businesses, to protect the site's content and the brand by monitoring abusive site traffic and learn how Splunk's in-house search eliminated a data warehouse investment.
Setting up and maintaining and external collaboration initiative can be big investment of time, knowledge and money. Despite this, collaboration with customers is worth the effort, leading to a variety of benefits, including lower cost of customer service, better marketing insights and analysis, development of more innovative and high-need products, and developing long-term relationships with customers. In this whitepaper, learn 7 ways successful organizations have turned interactions in customer communities into cost savings, revenue and profit.
Forrester Research has just completed a Total Economic Impact study for a large financial services institution to quantify the actual return on investment for service virtualization. Read Forrester’s analysis to learn how service virtualization is eliminating testing bottlenecks and significantly reducing the cost of testing.
Enterprise networks are going through massive change, and the convergence of voice and data including Communication deployments, upgrades, transformations and ongoing management remain a top priority. According industry analysts at Aberdeen Group, 61% are planning for Communications in the next two years. In order to get the most from their Unified Communications investment at the time of deployment and beyond, enterprises must leverage both active testing and configuration analysis techniques to certify and validate that environments are configured as designed.
Read how Business analytics investments are more important than ever for business competitiveness and profitability and are becoming increasingly essential to maximize a company's return on investment.