Working on energized equipment is one of the more dangerous scenarios technicians face in the field. As a result, there’s been a concerted industry effort to improve the understanding of electrical shock and arc flash hazards. I believe one of the most important standards in this safety push is the restructured language within the 2018 edition of the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA’s) 70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.”
In the past, the standard addressed electrical hazards and risks holistically when considering energized electrical work. But today’s latest guidelines now identify hazards and risks independently and include recommendations for a thorough risk analysis that considers the hazard, the planned work task and potential human error. Together, the changes result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Customers today are far more concerned about the contents and origin of a product than ever before. in such a scenario, granting them easy access to product information, via digital initiatives such as SmartLabel™, goes a long way in strengthening customer trust in a brand. But it also means expending several man-hours of effort processing unstructured data, with the possibility of human error.
Intelligent automation can help save effort and time, with virtually error-free results. A consumer products conglomerate wanted a smart solution to implement SmartLabel™ compliance. See how Infosys helped and the five key takeaways from the project.
Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
Enterprise data protection has grown unwieldy, with systems from various vendors claiming to
protect all of an enterprise’s data—and none of them doing a particularly good job of addressing
mission-critical data recoverability requirements. It’s a situation that introduces risk and raises
concerns about IT’s ability to recover in a timely manner and without data loss from outages
caused by cybercrime, system failures, or human error.
An integrated strategy that focuses on the complete data recovery needs of an enterprise can
eliminate data loss, cut recovery times, and reduce IT complexity—while ensuring data security
and positioning the enterprise to seamlessly take advantage of the cloud.
What you don't know could hurt your bottom line
Let’s begin with a question: Do you know who is behind the wheel? The reality is that for many enterprises with employees who drive as part of their job, the answer is, “I think so,” or maybe, “no.” Driver risk management has recently become a top issue for many organizations since it directly affects budgets and the bottom line. The fact that there are more than 100 million people driving for work-related activities on U.S. roads and many of them have invalid, suspended or no driver’s license at all should be cause enough for concern. But combining this with the facts that:
• most organizations’ budgets are at best flat
• P&C insurance rates are rising 14% every 2 years
• 90% of crashes are due to human error
• there are fewer qualified drivers available today
• the number of lawsuits around negligence are skyrocketing
• and it becomes clear that understanding exposure to driver risk is imperative for every organization.
So what do
According to Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President at IDC; "Breaking down technology specific management as well as data silos also facilitates faster infrastructure and application rollouts, reduces human errors, and improves overall business agility.Cloud based management, monitoring and analytics help to improve collaboration between IT operations and developer teams by stabilizing service levels and monitoring usage to support accurate charge back."
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 19, 2019
Human error, careless behavior and lack of security inspections on internally-generated email are putting organizations at risk.
Basic, outside-in email security won’t provide the necessary protection for advanced tactics like the distribution of malware, malicious URLs or impersonation emails – all things that can quickly traverse an internal network with just one click.
Check out this E-book to learn about the three riskiest internal threat actors and the key things you can do to combat internal threats.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 10, 2019
Email. It’s the number-one business application used by organizations. It’s also the number-one method used to execute cyberattacks, enabling malware delivery, phishing, impersonations, and the spread of threats that are already internal to your organization. In fact, 91 percent of all cyberattacks start with an email. And your organization can’t function for long without email. How many hours of email downtime can your organization comfortably live with? If email isn’t accessible due to an adverse incident like malicious intent, human error or technical failure, your organization would likely suffer.
The only way to get ahead of cybercriminals and to holistically protect your business is to adopt a new approach to email security. You need a multidimensional approach that brings together threat protection, adaptability, durability and recoverability in a single cloud-based service. You need to enable these four dimensions to truly provide cyber resilience for your email.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Jan 04, 2019
The digital business continues to evolve. Investments in data analytics projects lead the way while traditional, proprietary infrastructures are being disrupted by cloud, open source and hyperconverged paradigms. These changes are forcing IT leaders to contend with greater workload diversity in the midst of tightening budgets. And while the workload [or] IT landscape is changing, the need for reliable data protection remains as crucial as ever to protect against, data corruption, human error, and malicious threats such as ransomware. Learn how Veritas can help you navigate through these obstacles. Join us to hear experts from ESG and Veritas discuss how the right data protection solution today can prepare you for tomorrow's business demands.
You will learn:
The key trends that are driving change in the digital business
The most common causes of data loss in tomorrow’s multi-cloud data centers
How to protect an increasingly diverse environment with minimal operational overhead
LTI built a transaction monitoring cognitive data lake to facilitate AML transaction monitoring across post trade transactions for a leading global bank, which resulted in reduction of human errors by 30% and TAT improvement by 50%. Download Complete Case Study.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Jan 17, 2019
Two-thirds of all internally generated email sent is from employees communicating within an organization*. Yet most IT organizations only focus on inbound email when it comes to protecting against cyber-attacks. In doing so, they ignore the serious risks posed by internal and outbound emails and the actions of two at risk groups of users - the compromised and careless employee.
Mimecast Internal Email Protect extends the security capabilities of Targeted Threat Protection to provide advanced inside-the-perimeter defenses. Watch this on-demand webinar where Mimecast’s Chief Trust Officer, Marc French, and Cyber Security Strategist, Bob Adams discuss:
The top things to do to optimize your Targeted Threat Protection implementation and prepare for addressing the threats on the inside.
The multiple ways internal email threats start, and why human error nearly always plays a role.
The scale and impact of attacks that spread via internal email.
How to extend your current protection with Mim
Configure, Price, Quote. It sounds simple, but what happens when you have thousands of products, complex pricing calculations, a lengthy approval process, and sales reps that just don't have the time to worry about it all?
Depending on who drags their feet, getting a quote to an interested customer can take weeks. Even when the proposal is complete, what makes sure that the product configuration is valid, or that the pricing calculations are correct?
That's where Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) Cloud comes in, the proven CPQ leader. Enterprise and midsize businesses around the world have eliminated human error and quote turn-around time by automating their configuration and quoting processes with Oracle CPQ Cloud.
Best-in-class firms have realized that budgeting, planning and reporting can't ALL be done with Excel.
And running a successful business starts with effective planning and performance management, and the data you generate during these critical processes is among the most important and sensitive in your organization. A miscalculation, oversight, or a security breach could be financially devastating.
By recognizing the 5 signs of Excel abuse, and making the necessary changes, best-in-class organizations can:
-streamline planning and performance management
-keep sensitive data secure
-significantly reduce the potential for human error
The velocity of technology infrastructure change continues to accelerate, putting serious stress on Security Operations (SecOps). This has forced security folks to face the fact that operations has never really been their forte. That’s a bit harsh, but denial never helps address problems. The evidence is fairly strong that most organizations are pretty bad at security operations. How many high-profile breaches could have been avoided if one of many alerts was acted upon? How many attacks were made possible by not having properly patched servers or infrastructure? How many successful compromises resulted from human error?
Network automation is becoming increasingly important for organizations of any size that are striving to make their IT infrastructure more agile, reliable and cost-efficient. While companies of all sizes have embraced server and storage virtualization, the network typically has not kept pace. In many cases, network provisioning and management are still handled by manual processes that slow down deployments, increase overhead costs and add risk in the form of human error.
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.
The Indegy Industrial Cybersecurity Suite protects industrial networks from cyber threats, malicious insiders, and human error. From threat detection and mitigation to asset tracking, vulnerability management, configuration control and device integrity checks, our Industrial Control System (ICS) security capabilities maximize the safety and reliability of your operational environment.
Deployed as a network or virtual appliance, Indegy’s agent-less solution offers comprehensive security tools and reports for IT security personnel and OT engineers. The Indegy Suite delivers crystal clear situational awareness across all sites and their respective OT assets - from Windows Servers to PLC backplanes - in a single pane of glass.
Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.
Published By: Ascentis
Published Date: Sep 29, 2010
Unleash the power of online enrollment with self-service and make your HR team more responsive and accurate. Learn how Web-based enrollment:
. Preserves data accuracy
. Increases employee satisfaction
. Transfers benefits selections AUTOMATICALLY to insurance carriers
Published By: Ascentis
Published Date: Oct 19, 2010
Most HR departments spend up to five hours of every day with tedious data-related administrative issues and reactionary tasks. The right HRIS software will automate your critical processes and free your time to be more accelerated, responsive and strategic.
Learn how HRIS technology will help you to:
. Eradicate benefit errors
. Manage attendance
. Automate compliance
Published By: Ascentis
Published Date: Sep 28, 2010
HRIS solutions designed for very large organizations can be costly to set up and maintain, and often require the services of an army of consultants to keep them operational. Systems designed for very small organizations concentrate on either HR functions such as attendance and compensation, or on benefits management, but usually lack the ability to integrate the two areas. To be a practical investment choice for a mid-tier organization, a satisfactory HRIS solution must have its HR and benefits functions highly integrated. It must be agile so it can easily be kept aligned with the constant change in compliance laws, and it must be robust and secure, built on a tried and true platform foundation.
Mid-sized businesses have long struggled to protect their IT systems. Many firms are inadequately protected and mistakenly think that a disaster is rare and won’t happen to them anytime soon. This custom Yankee Group Report uses customer interviews, statistical data and Yankee Group SMB survey results to examine disaster recovery (DR) issues.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jul 23, 2014
This ExecBlueprint discusses how companies can address these risks through the development of a comprehensive risk management framework that incorporates both company policy to enforce standards for safe social media and technology use and technical controls to monitor activity. Although no single blueprint exists, the framework should be sufficiently robust to prevent most employees from clicking on suspicious links and posting confidential information— and contain damage caused by inevitable human error, before the story ends up in The New York Times.
While short outages are common, longer service disruptions – due to weather, human error or even squirrels – can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You’ll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more!