We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity.
There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.
Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual emplo
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legal framework that will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 in the European Union. EU regulations have direct effect in all EU member states, meaning the GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Directive and applies to all EU member states.
The GDPR’s focus is the protection of personal data. In fact, GDPR is one of the biggest shakeups ever seen affecting how data relating to an individual should be handled—and it affects not just companies but any individual, corporation, public authority, agency or other body that processes the personal data of individuals based in the EU.
As gatekeepers and processors of personal data, HR and People teams have a crucial role to play in preparing for this step change. The rules on how data is kept and used will become much more stringent, and it’s vital that HR and People teams become more transparent, communicating to employees exactly how their data is processed.
In a world wh
Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a major breakthrough in network function virtualization (NFV). When
asked where they have deployed NFV in production networks, communication service providers (CSPs) consistently name vEPC as one of the top answers. Why is that?
In order to maximize their processing capacity, CSPs virtualize a subset of their network applications, including
mobile edge computing (MEC), base stations (small/macro
cells) and the mobile core, because these systems use a
The mobile packet core builds the foundation of the core
network on which mobile CSPs offer IP-based services to
their customers. Implementing vEPC solutions can help
CSPs obtain the scale necessary to accommodate growing
numbers of subscribers and large amounts of traffic or
connections while controlling costs and improving on quality of experience (QoE). In the past, evolved packet core
(EPC) solutions were deployed on purpose-built hardware.
NFV enables operators to deploy EPC c
Application-aware vEPC is the key to SDN/NFV service deployments. Deep packet inspection software provides granular network data, which lays the foundation for application awareness in mobile networks. This case study explains how a leading provider of virtualized network solutions uses the best-berforming deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S®PACE 2 by Rohde & Schwarz to provide their CSP customers with overall network intelligence at a highly granular level.
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Objective: Global professional services firm, Arup, moved from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) to Cisco Umbrella. By implementing a secure internet gateway in conjunction with nextgen endpoint security, Arup secured access to the internet wherever users go, reduced its exposure to malware and improved the ability to detect, respond and remediate when necessary.
Solution: Cisco Umbrella, Cisco Umbrella Investigate & Cisco AMP for Endpoints
• Substantially reduced administrative time
• Accelerated response and remediation process
• Increased performance of cloud applications
• Reduced time to investigate
"Learn how Citrix Workspace enables a flexible workplace that helps your organization become productive, innovative, and attractive to top talent.
In this eBook, you will learn how to:
- Empower employees and teams anywhere, on any device
- Simplify and improve both security and endpoint management
- Adopt new technologies more quickly and effectively"
"Ransomware is one of the biggest nightmares facing IT today. Hackers are targeting organizations of all kinds with malware designed to encrypt crucial data—and hold it hostage until payment is made. This white paper reveals four highly effective measures for reducing your exposure to ransomware and keeping your apps and data accessible to authorized users—not hackers and their clients.
Download this white paper to learn how to:
- Shield users of web apps from infection and keep sensitive data off the endpoint
- Prevent email-born ransomware from compromising the endpoint
- Protect mobile devices against attack
- Ensure the rapid recovery of ransomware-encrypted data"
This white paper will provide a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action.
Achieving effective and efficient high availability protection for larger IBM i environments requires careful thought and clear understanding of the technology options. This white paper describes what you need to know in order to make an informed decision about IBM i high availability strategies so that your business requirements for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) are not compromised
This white paper provides a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data in AIX environments and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action. The paper also outlines the benefits of continuous data protection (CDP) technologies for AIX.
Continuous member service is an important deliverable for credit unions, and. the continued growth in assets and members means that the impact of downtime is affecting a larger base and is therefore potentially much more costly. Learn how new data protection and recovery technologies are making a huge impact on downtime for credit unions that depend on AIX-hosted applications.
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Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 23, 2018
“3D-ontwerphulpmiddelen bestaan al een tijd, maar sinds VR steeds meer zijn weg vindt naar de consumentenmarkt, worden visualisatie-opties met ongekende snelheid beschikbaar. Visualisatie heeft zich ontwikkeld tot een niveau waarop ontwerpers sneller en nauwkeuriger fotorealistische afbeeldingen van producten kunnen maken in natuurlijke omgevingen waardoor producten sneller op de markt kunnen worden gebracht en klanten het product zelf kunnen uitproberen. Dit alles zonder de kosten van prototypes en vormgeving. In deze handleiding krijgt u een overzicht van de nieuwste ontwikkelingen in visualisatie en maakt u kennis met onze nieuwe VR Centres of Excellence in Limerick, Cork, Parijs, Frankfurt, Dubai, Santa Clara en Austin waar u de voordelen van VR zelf kunt ontdekken.”
Executive Director en General Manager
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
De opkomst van mobiliteit zorgt ervoor dat IT-teams overal hoofdpijn hebben, met het potentieel voor hogere kosten en risico's. Maar met ThinkPad, aangedreven door Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ processors, krijgt u 360 graden beveiliging, betrouwbare duurzaamheid en compromisloze productiviteit op elk apparaat.
Lees meer in onze white paper.
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Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
In Cisco abbiamo aiutato migliaia di aziende a prepararsi per il GDPR, il che significa che ci è stata fatta praticamente ogni domanda possibile sull’argomento. Così abbiamo pensato di riassumere le domande che ci sentiamo rivolgere più spesso e di fornire alcune risposte utili per chi si sta avviando sul percorso della conformità al GDPR.
The top data protection mandates from IT leaders are focused on improving the fundamental reliability and agility of the
solution(s) in use. The mandate that follows closely behind is cost reduction, which is also seen as a top priority among
data protection implementers. These challenges should not be seen as contradictory or mutually exclusive; in fact, they
can all be addressed by improved data protection solutions that are engineered as much for efficiency as they are for
reliability and capability.
The IDPA DP4400 provides modern and powerful data protection for midsize organizations allowing companies to leverage the benefits of the cloud within their existing environments. The DP4400 can help transform your environment for the future, laying the technical foundation for the data center while modernizing your data protection for the cloud.
To out-innovate and out-pace their competition, organizations must be on a consistent path to keep their infrastructure
modern. IT is under constant pressure to deliver optimized infrastructure for new business initiatives and supporting
applications all while trying to contain or even reduce costs. In fact, respondents to ESG’s ongoing research consistently
cite cost reduction as one of the top business drivers affecting their IT spending. When asked in a research survey how
their organizations intended to contain costs in 2017, 27% of respondents said that they would be purchasing new
technologies with better ROI.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
ENDPOINT DATA. It’s often one of the most forgotten aspects of an enterprise data protection strategy. Yet, content on laptops, desktops and mobile devices is among a company’s most valuable data even while it’s potentially at the greatest risk. According to IDC there will be some 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015. However, only half of enterprises today are using some type of endpoint backup. That means that the volume of endpoint data that is in jeopardy is nothing short of significant.
Download to read the buyer's checklist on endpoint data protection!
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
How do you maintain the security and confidentiality of your organization’s data in a world in which your employees, contractors and partners are now working, file sharing and collaborating on a growing number of mobile devices? Makes you long for the day when data could be kept behind firewalls and employees were, more or less, working on standardized equipment. Now, people literally work on the edge, using various devices and sending often unprotected data to the cloud.
This dramatic shift to this diversified way of working has made secure backup, recovery and sharing of data an exponentially more difficult problem to solve. The best approach is to start with a complete solution that can intelligently protect, manage and access data and information across users, heterogeneous devices and infrastructure from a single console - one that can efficiently manage your data for today's mobile environment and that applies rigorous security standards to this function.
When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
What You Will Learn:
This document will identify the essential capabilities you need in an advanced malware protection solution, the key questions you should ask your vendor, and shows you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques:
• Advanced analytics
• Collective global security threat intelligence
• Enforcement across multiple form factors (networks, endpoints, mobile devices, secure gateways, and virtual systems)
• Continuous analysis and retrospective security
What You Will Learn:
Over the years we’ve all heard claims of simple, seemingly magical solutions to solve security problems, including the use of sandboxing technology alone to fight advanced malware and targeted threats.
This paper explores:
• Where sandboxing technology stands today
• Why it fails to meet the needs of organizations
• What’s needed for effective malware analysis
Compliance doesn’t have to be a scary word – even when facing the multifaceted challenges of meeting the European Union’s May 2018 deadline for its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
SAS conducted a global GDPR survey among 340 business executives from multiple industries. Based on the results of that survey, this e-book delves into the biggest opportunities and challenges organizations face on the road to GDPR compliance.
Read this e-book to learn:
How to get started on the best path to compliance, based on advice from industry experts.
How to turn this compliance challenge into a competitive advantage.
How your peers are preparing across a variety of industries.
An end-to-end approach that can help guide your journey to GDPR compliance.