Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
We’re in the era of hybrid cloud, an integrated combination of public and private cloud environments. Most companies moving into the public cloud today are making strategic decisions about which applications should go to the cloud and which should stay on-premises. Get acquainted with hybrid cloud management strategies and solutions, and learn what critical components must be addressed as you plan your hybrid cloud environment.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
When it comes to IT infrastructure, it’s fair to say the perimeter has left the premises. Whether it’s discovering short-lived assets (e.g., containers), assessing cloud environments or maintaining web application security, today’s attack surface presents a growing challenge to CISOs looking to understand and reduce their cyber risk. To combat this issue, a discipline called Cyber Exposure is emerging to help organizations manage and measure this risk. This ebook provides insights on how CISOs are addressing the modern attack surface.
When it comes to investing in ERP systems, improving the efficiency and responsiveness of business processes is a top concern for SAP customers. However, among IT professionals, safe delivery is of higher priority than ERP digitalization or starting an IT agility transformation.
With SAP S/4HANA, this no longer needs to be a compromise. When moving to SAP S/4HANA, IT professionals need to implement not only the technical upgrade of SAP S/4HANA but also the required customizations, which necessitate an intensive amount of business collaboration and software delivery. And for that to happen, IT needs an enterprise agile delivery solution to gather and implement the business requirements to SAP S/4HANA as quickly as possible without business disruption.
Read this white paper to discover how you can transition to SAP S/4HANA and achieve true enterprise agile delivery — a new standard to deliver changes to your SAP environment. Topics include:
• Sync business and IT to ensure your ERP solu
It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Oracle Retail, have an active implementation project that is running or have an existing deployment in production. The same issue applies: You are making a significant investment in the technology and need to develop a reliable and efficient batch schedule.
If you’re new to Oracle Retail, you are no doubt embarking on a major project to improve your competitive position in the retail market. With that in mind, your goals will be to shrink the time-to-market for your retail implementation, lower the reliability risks associated with in-house developed solutions and improve the visibility and control of retail business processes.
In this eBook you will discover a series of recommendations for operating a fail-safe and efficient Oracle Retail operational environment. You will also understand how automation enables you to streamline the execution of your Oracle Retail batch operations and increase the day-to-day efficiency of your operations teams.
Some SAP systems can take up to 10 days to complete a SAP system copy. That’s 10 days of unproductive time. Why? SAP does not provide the necessary tools out-of-the-box to automate and handle the process efficiently. This means you must use highly skilled SAP BASIS staff to manage the process. Manual steps, along with hundreds of configuration settings, can take days to complete—and like many organizations, you have also experienced too many delays, causing non-production systems to be unavailable, which stalls development, testing and training activities.
So you’ve concluded your SAP system copy process is hindering innovation and productivity. You’re considering automating the process to ensure system copies are available for all environments on time, every time.
What are the key capabilities you actually need to address SAP system copy inefficiency once and for all?
The popularity of integration platform as a service (iPaaS) started with business users looking to gain control and share data among their proliferating SaaS apps?without needing IT intervention.
iPaaS was then adopted by IT to support business users to ensure security measures were being maintained and to provide more of a self-service environment. Now, iPaaS has evolved from a niche solution to taking a much bigger role:
Read this whitepaper to learn about:
Drivers for cloud integration
Five emerging uses cases for iPaaS that enable better responsiveness, APIs, event-driven capabilities, human workflows, and data analysis
Questions to ask when evaluating your current solution
Manufacturers are already investing in select industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities. But their investments won’t automatically deliver success. What strategy should you follow to become an i4.0 leader?
Read this report to find out:
• how leading manufacturers invest to optimise the benefits of industry 4.0
• why deploying at the right scale is key to delivering enterprise value
• what capabilities, controls and culture are required to support i4.0 success
• how to use i.4 to deliver better value for customers
• why i.4. leaders are bringing suppliers into the i4.0 environment.
Stakeholders increasingly expect more from the finance function than transactional processing and historical reporting. Will you meet the challenge or are you at risk of getting left behind?
Read this report to understand:
• what CEOs are looking for from their finance functions
• six priority areas CFOs should focus on to meet new demands from the business
• how leading companies are transforming their finance functions
• five steps for turning disruption into opportunity.
The business is increasingly side-stepping the IT function to procure new technologies. Do you have the right governance in place to encourage innovation and ensure investment is directed for maximum impact?
Read this report to find out:
• how to balance the opportunities and risks from emerging technology
• how to ensure funding for innovation is available and prioritised
• where to direct funds for innovation
• why ‘guardrails’ work better than rules in the current environment.
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Cloud services bring new and significant cybersecurity threats. The cloud can be secured—but not by the vendor alone. Are you clear about the risks and your responsibilities as an IT leader?
Read this report to understand:
• how cloud adoption is reshaping the threat landscape
• why identity and access management must be a priority
• what are cybersecurity best practices in a modern IT environment
• which emerging technologies offer hope for improving cybersecurity outcomes.
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After several years of relentless hardware and software innovation, the mainframe is at an
inflection point from being a supporting platform of transaction revenue to becoming a
source of revenue growth and innovation. Organizations are evolving toward what IDC calls
the “connected mainframe.” The platform is transforming from a revenue-supporting machine
into a revenue-generating machine and is increasingly playing a central role in organizations’
digital transformation (DX) journey. Key steps in achieving the connected mainframe require
organizations to modernize and integrate the platform with their internal and external
environments. IDC finds that these modernization and integration initiatives lead to new
business innovations, which in turn are driving revenue growth and improving organizational
Businesses are struggling with numerous variables to determine what their stance should be
regarding artificial intelligence (AI) applications that deliver new insights using deep learning.
The business opportunities are exceptionally promising. Not acting could potentially be a
business disaster as competitors gain a wealth of previously unavailable data to grow their
customer base. Most organizations are aware of the challenge, and their lines of business
(LOBs), IT staff, data scientists, and developers are working to define an AI strategy.
IDC believes that this emerging environment is to date still highly undefined, even as
businesses must make critical decisions. Should businesses develop in-house or use VARs,
systems integrators, or consultants? Should they deploy on-premise, in the cloud, or in some
hybrid form? Can they use existing infrastructure, or do AI applications and deep learning
require new servers with new capabilities? We believe that many of these questions can be
Digital transformation is not a buzzword. IT has moved from the back office to the front office in nearly
every aspect of business operations, driven by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute with mobile,
social business, cloud, and big data analytics as the pillars. In this new environment, business leaders
are facing the challenge of lifting their organization to new levels of competitive capability, that of
digital transformation — leveraging digital technologies together with organizational, operational, and
business model innovation to develop new growth strategies. One such challenge is helping the
business efficiently reap value from big data and avoid being taken out by a competitor or disruptor
that figures out new opportunities from big data analytics before the business does.
From an IT perspective, there is a fairly straightforward sequence of applications that businesses can
adopt over time that will help put direction into this journey. IDC outlines this sequence to e
Going forward, CFOs will continue to implement processes and systems to reduce the overall cost of financial reporting while improving accuracy, visibility of data beyond the general ledger, and accessibility at all levels of the organization.
In addition, there will continue to be greater demand for more advanced dynamic reporting — including enhanced cost and profitability reporting, rolling forecasts, and zero-based budgeting — in an environment finance teams are comfortable with, such as Excel, so they can work more efficiently.
Humans excel at tasks that require creativity, the opportunity to respond to the unexpected, and general attentiveness to the surrounding environment. Technology and machines, on the other hand, are built to process a lot of information quickly without getting bored; technology reliably completes the task it is assigned without deviation. The most powerful approach to adding technology to a team takes the strengths of both humans and technology into account and from that, creates a superior, collaborative system. For example, reporting software such as Spreadsheet Server and Atlas for Dynamics AX/365 by Global Software, Inc. both serve as machine learning intelligence that uses automation to reduce errors, while at the same time preserving humans’ ability to create reports and outcomes from the data the way they need to see it.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"Businesses are currently experiencing a generational shift in competitive and operational environments due to a convergence of technological, social, and economic forces. A single characteristic is emerging as the key factor that determines a company’s success: speed.
API-led connectivity is the integration approach that will provide the speed organizations are looking for. It provides an approach for connecting and exposing assets. With this approach, companies can deliver today’s projects faster than ever before while also building an infrastructure to increase productivity on future projects and an enterprise ready for change.
In this paper, you'll learn:
-How to adopt an API-led connectivity approach that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks, exposed by APIs.
-How to structure these building blocks across distinct systems, process and experience layers, to achieve both greater organizational agility and
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"The enterprise world is changing faster than ever. To compete, it is now necessary to do business at an almost unprecedented size and scale. In order to achieve this scale, winning companies are establishing digital platforms that extend their organizational boundaries. But what is the right way to build these platforms?
Read this whitepaper to discover:
-Why establishing a digital platform is important for today's hyper-competitive business environment
-How to build a digital platform by creating and integrating APIs
-Case studies of how organizations built digital platforms and the successful outcomes they experienced"
In today's data -driven digital environment, companies are collecting, transforming and connecting data in innovative and meaningful ways. A robust information and data management solution enables you to leverage the power of your data, exploring and uncovering insights in documents, images and audio across billions of inputs and existing data assets.
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Managing service delivery in todayís complex and dynamic business environments demands new and different approaches from IT. The explosive growth and the rate of change of information has brought particularly daunting challenges for IT that have contributed to incredibly complex underlying infrastructures. To get a true picture of all of the components necessary to support an IT or Business Service, you must access and bring together data that resides in disparate data silos throughout the enterprise.