Information governance: Exposing the real cost of data discovery

Nearly 90% of respondents to a survey by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer indicated that “access to data is critical to being competitive in their industry.”

The key business value in data is being able to find that email from months ago that captured the customer requirements for the job that is breaking ground today. Yet, when you need to find something, it’s never as easy as it should be.

This whitepaper from Veritas discusses the key facets to a data discovery strategy, why bigger is not always better, and the top four capabilities required to reduce data discovery costs.

By Veritas, 08 December 2016, 0 comments Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management

Why digital transformation depends on enterprise data management

Whether it is mobilising the workforce, creating online customer experiences, enabling electronic supply chains, or providing real-time access to medical records or financial statements, the role of IT as a business enabler has never been more critical.

However, most organisations today are not managing their data as a strategic asset. This whitepaper from Veritas assesses the implications for the digital business, a new foundation with enterprise data management, and how Veritas approaches data management for its customers.

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By Veritas, 08 December 2016, 0 comments Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management

Three things to know before moving your data to the cloud

A common starting place for many enterprises looking to transition to the cloud is moving on-premises secondary data to cloud storage. The economics make sense – but the decision to send petabytes of data to the cloud shouldn’t be taken lightly.

This whitepaper from Veritas examines the three key tips to make sure your transition to the cloud maximises cost savings while mitigating data risks.

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By Veritas, 08 December 2016, 0 comments Categories: Adoption, Data & Analytics, Migration

Tame the IT bear: The key to digital transformation

From ensuring that data remains secure, or that services are available to customers and end-users, the IT department must keep a tight grip on its infrastructure in order to guarantee that evrything runs smoothly. The CIO and their team have a central role to play in the success of their business - and this whitepaper from Sungard AS examines the new role and what has to be done from here.

By Sungard AS, 16 September 2016, 0 comments Categories: CIO, Enterprise, Infrastructure

An enterprise security blind spot: Are cybercriminals hiding in your SSL traffic?

SSL traffic is pervasive in today’s enterprises and is expected to grow rapidly over the next several years; according to Gartner, SSL/TLS traffic now comprises 15% to 25% of total web traffic. The problem is the bad guys have noticed.

This report from Venafi examines how enterprises can eliminate the blind spots in SSL traffic, maximise the powers of decryption, and uncover threats.

By Venafi, 19 July 2016, 0 comments Categories: Enterprise, Privacy, Security

Rethinking cyber security: Where does accountability lie?

The many high profile data breaches we have seen splashed across the front pages highlight just how damaging a cyber attack can be on market position, reputation and profits, infiltrating customer data and critical IP. The frequency and success of these attacks also highlights that the existing security strategies of many organisations are dangerously flawed, leaving them wide open to threat, as VMware investigates in this whitepaper downlod.

By VMware, 24 June 2016, 0 comments Categories: Enterprise, Security

The tipping point: Why enterprise security must change

In today's digital world, data is the currency giving businesses the power to act decisively and swiftly, provide rich customer experiences and remain one step ahead of the competition. But as data becomes more valuable, it also becomes more vulnerable.

In this whitepaper, VMware gathered insights from 1,700 IT decision makers and 3,500 office workers from across EMEA and provide 10 important takeaways on the future of enterprise security.

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By VMware, 24 June 2016, 0 comments Categories: Enterprise, Security

Why more and more organisations are adopting network virtualisation

The ‘iron’ of routers and switches has been the backbone of the enterprise for decades. But in recent years, high profile companies have challenged long-held ideas of what makes a network strategic and powerful.

Leaps in agility, flexibility, security, efficiency and scalability are only possible when you abstract or virtualise network services and decoupling them from hardware, as this paper from VMware explains.

By VMware, 24 June 2016, 0 comments Categories: Software, Virtualisation, VMware

Private vs public cloud: Blood, sweat and tears

In the debate surrounding which type of cloud is superior, there are those promoting the old-school dedicated private cloud, and others taking the side of the public cloud, while in between are the neturals, who see a hybrid approach as being best. So what is the answer? In this paper from Telecity and 451 Research, read how it all comes down to blood, sweat and tears.

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By Telecity, 02 March 2016, 0 comments Categories: Hybrid, Private, Public

Transforming enterprise productivity with hybrid IT

In case you didn’t get the message, hybrid IT has arrived. We are living in a new business environment where mobile devices connect to cloud computing and legacy IT infrastructure.

Yet hybrid IT is not without its challenges. IT leaders must monitor this business paradigm shift in the years ahead and embrace the change in order to harness its full potential. This resource from Pulse Secure examines the risks, the challenges, and the opportunities to transform enterprise productivity.

By Pulse Secure, 19 January 2016, 0 comments Categories: Hybrid

Analysing the future for storage

There is still a perception within IT that the move to an all-flash array storage platform will be far too expensive to carry out at any speed, and that they should wait until the natural ageing of existing magnetic spinning disks reach the end of their useful life. But the question should not just be around cost, but around the risks and value to the business of moving to the next platform.

This resource from Quocirca and Kaminario examines the key theories and comparisons between traditional disk-based and all-flash storage.

By Kaminario, 06 January 2016, 0 comments Categories: Software, Storage

Utilising cloud to keep communications strong as the business changes

Why, at a time when top CIOs are listing cloud, mobile, infrastructure and data centre in the top five investment priorities for 2015, are so many businesses sticking with on-premise or hosted solutions to manage their internal communication systems? And how flexible are they when a business has to cope with change?

Outdated technology can’t adapt to changes in environment. This whitepaper from Thinking Phones assesses how when change is required, the internal communications cannot be disrupted.

By Thinking Phones, 03 November 2015, 0 comments Categories: Software, UnifiedComms

The top five questions about big data

In 2015, big data implementation is full on, which means that the questions clients ask have changed substantially in the past 12 months. This report answers some of the most common questions that enterprise architecture professionals agonise over when it comes to big data investments.

By Forrester, 22 October 2015, 0 comments Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics

Why separate communication systems prevent efficient communication

It isn’t often a CEO talks proudly about the many separate means of communication his or her employees use. These days everyone knows that when it comes to sharing information in the workplace, the buzzwords are ‘integrated’ and ‘cloud’. But why? This whitepaper from ThinkingPhones assesses the landscape.

By Thinking Phones, 17 September 2015, 0 comments Categories: UnifiedComms

Evaluating file sync and share solutions: 12 questions to ask about security

File sync and share can increase productivity, but how do you pick a solution that works for you? There will likely be a number of factors guiding your decision, and if you’re like most businesses, security is high on the list.

Download this whitepaper today to find out the most important questions to ask file sync and share vendors about security.

By Dropbox, 24 August 2015, 0 comments Categories: Collaboration, Storage

The journey to the hybrid cloud: Usage trends and business benefits

Cloud adoption continues to expand beyond the base of cutting-edge early adopters and is now reaching the ‘early mainstream’ stage, increasingly being looked at by enterprises as a viable model for agile, cost-effective IT delivery. However, the prevailing binary paradigm of cloud infrastructure – public vs private – limits the extent to which enterprises can fully leverage both sides of the equation.

Hybrid cloud solves this problem. In this download from VMware, find out deployment and usage trends, as well as the business benefits hybrid cloud provides.

By VMware, 19 August 2015, 0 comments Categories: Hybrid

A guide to disaster recovery in the cloud

Most organisations know they need to protect their business critical information and minimise downtime in the event of outages, failures, disasters, and other disruptions. But not all companies have the budget, expertise, or time to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

For organisations with disaster recovery services in place, the challenge often lies in supporting the ongoing maintenance and re-evaluating the initial investment versus newer offerings as their environment continues to expand, or leases expire.

Fortunately, the landscape of disaster recovery solutions is shifting to accommodate changing IT needs. Find out more in this download from VMware.

By VMware, 19 August 2015, 0 comments Categories: Disaster Recovery

Why next-generation data centre technology is needed to adopt service-centric IT delivery

Cloud computing has been hyped as breaking down the silos that IT has built up over the years, but in reality, new silos are created unless cloud computing is integrated into an IT architecture. The current battle is over whether organisations go for public cloud services, or develop private cloud services by reusing existing infrastructure and adding new capabilities to deliver these services in a cloud-like way.

This download from Dimension Data examines the challenges CIOs are facing, and assesses the readiness of the enterprise to adopt a service-centric approach to IT.

By Dimension Data, 12 August 2015, 0 comments Categories: Architecture, CIO

Disaster recovery, Game of Thrones style: Is your enterprise ready?

You don’t have to be an expert on the bestselling George R.R. Martin series to understand why the Game of Thrones saga is relevant to disaster recovery. The series’ beleaguered continent, Westeros, is much like a troubled enterprise – near-constant turmoil, management pressure, and the continued threat of disaster.

Like any enterprise or organisation, Westeros is endangered by a lack of continuity and poor disaster recovery plans. The inhabitants of Westeros have much to teach anyone who’s interested in business continuity and data recovery. This paper from Unitrends will explore why disaster recovery should become a priority for your enterprise – with the help of a few of the most memorable characters from Game of Thrones.

By Unitrends, 27 July 2015, 0 comments Categories: Data Loss, Data Management, Disaster Recovery

Drowning in data: How to back up more than you can handle

You have an insurmountable volume of data with backup requirements that just aren’t realistic. So how can you stay afloat but also get to a point where backing up everything that’s required is not only possible, but is actually feasible?

This whitepaper download from Unitrends focuses on three basic blocking and tackling steps that will aim to bring some order to your backup chaos.

By Unitrends, 13 July 2015, 0 comments Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Management, Disaster Recovery

Six considerations for your data centre provider on carrier neutrality

Carrier neutrality is a commonly used term in the data centre industry - but the relevance and importance of what carrier neutrality means for your business is often not explicitly shared and can be overlooked.

This whitepaper from Colt highlights six considerations you need to discuss with your data centre provider surrounding carrier neutrality, to ensure you have a truly suitable and beneficial solution.

By Colt, 10 June 2015, 0 comments Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Centres

Escape all limitations: Cloud disaster recovery best practices

Are you confident knowing that the backup and recovery solution protecting your business-critical operations will hold up no matter the disaster – or not?

What constitutes a sound disaster recovery technology strategy? Does one size fit all? Is virtual a more reliable choice than physical backups, or is it the other way around?

Find out how much you really know about planning for the unforeseen in this whitepaper from Unitrends.

By Unitrends, 08 June 2015, 0 comments Categories: Data Management, Disaster Recovery

Six steps to effective vulnerability response

The number of vulnerabilities identified in servers, operations systems, applications, and databases has increased at an alarming rate in the past several years—and the outlook going forward is no better. Systems, networks, and applications will continue to be susceptible to vulnerabilities, so it is important to be prepared for response when a vulnerability is identified.

By Alert Logic, 13 May 2015, 0 comments Categories: Security, Vulnerabilities

Listen, Publish, Analyze: The Intelligent Guide to Social Media Management Platforms

INSIDE THIS REPORT:

  • The new intelligent social media workflow to create better content
  • The new social media platform landscape - and how to leverage it
  • How you can use Listening, Publishing & Analysis platforms together to uncover greater intelligence

WHO IS THIS REPORT FOR:

  • Marketing VPs & CMOs
  • Brand Managers
  • Agency VPs
  • Senior Marketers

Download this eBook to master the new intelligent social workflow and start leveraging the benefits today. Social media has evolved, your social team needs to use the right strategy and tools to evolve with it.

By unmetric, 13 March 2015, 0 comments Categories: Platform

Kurt Marko; Creating the Omnichannel Customer Experience

The nexus of mobile, social, cloud and big data is radically reshaping customer experience. This article by Kurt Marko, editor-at-large for Information Week and Network Computing, explores how Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Real-time Decisioning improve customer experience for multi-platform, mobile and social consumers.

Read this article and learn:

  • The trends and opportunities for omnichannel CX
  • Implications for business executives
  • How real-time predictive analytics transforms the multi-platform, mobile, social customer experience

By [24]7 Customer, Inc, 10 November 2014, 0 comments Categories: Data & Analytics, Mobility, Research