You’ve heard the stories: a large Internet company exposing all three billion of its customer accounts; a major hotel chain compromising five hundred million customer records; and one of the big-three credit reporting agencies exposing more than 143 million records, leading to a 25 percent loss in value and a $439 million hit. At the time, all of these companies had security mechanisms in place. They had trained professionals on the job. They had invested heavily in protection. But the reality is that no amount of investment in preventative technologies can fully eliminate the threat of savvy attackers, malicious insiders, or inadvertent victims of phishing. Breaches are rising, and so are their cost. In 2018, the average cost of a data breach rose 6.4 percent to $3.86 million, and the cost of a “mega breach,” those defined as losing 1 million to 50 million records, carried especially punishing price tags between $40 million and $350 million.2 Despite increasing investment in security
Businesses in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region manage many disparate security tools, frequently without a centralized information management platform. They also suffer a deluge of threat alerts, although only a small percentage of these require further investigation.
"How does Patagonia create its enviable culture for 2,500
employees across the world, achieve a 4 percent corporate
turnover, and manage to provide on-site childcare?
We sat down with Dean Carter, Patagonia’s head of Shared
Services for Finance, HR, and Legal, to find out what life is like
at the “un-company” and learn Patagonia’s secret for HR
Digital disruption, economic instability, political upheavals and skills shortages have all at some point in the past 24 months been blamed for business failure, or at the very least, lost profitability and earnings.
It’s perhaps not a huge surprise that a Gartner CEO survey on business priorities revealed that digital business is a top priority for next year. Survey respondents were asked whether they have a management initiative or transformation program to make their business more digital. The majority (62 percent) said they did. Of those organisations, 54 percent said that their digital business objective is transformational while 46 percent said the objective of the initiative is optimisation.*
So, for businesses it’s a case of learning to evolve and be agile, to use technology to help compete more efficiently and not fall victim to inertia. As businesses become increasingly dependent on the insights from data analytics and face-up to competition fuelled by the 24/7 society of in
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
For manufacturers, the transition to Industry 4.0 has meant the accumulation of data, massive data. Indeed, the accumulation, distribution and evaluation of data are driving virtually every decision on the manufacturing plant floor and supply chains shaping those decisions. Given the striking fact that ninety percent of the data in the world has been created over the last two years, it isn’t surprising that more than 60 percent of large companies report having a Chief Data Officer. But what has opened the floodgates to this deluge of information in manufacturing? Ordinary sensors have been transformed into smart sensors with the advent of IoT technologies and are being deployed by manufacturers along every step of the supply chain. Sensors are now detecting everything from when a piece of equipment will need maintenance to controlling energy costs inside factories.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
As a B2B marketer, you know it’s important to be “customer obsessed,” but you might be missing a critical piece of content strategy that can make a huge difference on your bottom line. According to Content Marketing Institute, 77 percent of the most successful B2B content marketers use personas. By developing strong personas, you can deliver highly customized content to your audience and improve their experiences with your brand. If it seems daunting, we recommend taking a “crawl, walk, run” approach.
Virtualization continues to grow at 20 percent or more per year, but it is not expected to overtake existing physical architectures at least through 2010. This white paper examines the unique challenges of virtualization and offers tips for its successful management alongside IT's physical deployments.
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their
feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand-
mortar retail. The results may surprise you.
Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed
neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand-
pop shops have a positive perception.
Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to
help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior
reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional
retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing
online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are
educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands
that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge
maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
When Q4 rolls around, people start hanging
Christmas lights, planning family gettogethers,
stocking up on booze for said
family get-togethers — and buying gifts.
It’s true, the last quarter of the year is great for sipping eggnog, but it’s also when big and small
businesses alike make or break their revenue goals, often making 20-30 percent of their annual
sales, according to the National Retail Federation. With the average holiday shopper purchasing
16 gifts during the season, wintertime is salestime.
We’ve compiled the 10 things brands and retailers can do to boost revenue during the holiday
season — and keep customers coming back for more.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to National Cyber Security Alliance estimates. That’s not surprising when you consider how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still rely on legacy AV tools despite their repeated failures to stop modern malware, ransomware, and zero-day attacks. Legacy AV is a lose-lose-lose proposition for SMBs. Attacks get through and cause damage. IT staff struggle to keep up with endless signature file updates from their AV vendors. End-users complain about sluggish system performance during scans and signature file updates. Fortunately, next-generation solutions are now available that protect endpoints with artificial intelligence (AI) rather than signatures. Ready to learn more? Then read the new eSecurity Planet executive brief sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance.
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to a National Cyber Security Alliance estimate. Yet 68 percent of small business owners in a recent survey seemed oblivious to the threat. Why the disconnect? What should they be doing to protect their business-critical systems and data? How can small businesses wring maximum value from their cybersecurity investments? Where do AI-based endpoint protection, detection, and response platforms fit into the mix? Read this BlackBerry Cylance sponsored white paper, Small Organizations Still Need Big Security, to find out.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
Today, mobility is no longer a trend. It’s the new reality — and it is reshaping the enterprise. Gone are the days of employees tethered to desktop computers, and they’re no longer dependent on an Ethernet or wi-fi connection to work remotely. More and more enterprise employees are conducting daily work transactions on mobile devices. Mobility surged to 1.3 billion workers in 2015, continuing a 33 percent growth trend since 2010. These mobile workers aren’t limiting themselves to a single device, either. In just the last year, the number of devices managed by enterprises grew an incredible 72 percent.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
Intel's factories rely on thousands of PCs for manufacturing automation; keeping these PCs up and running can prevent expensive downtime. To manage these systems, Intel IT is using the Intel vPro platform's hardware- based feature, Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT), to help reduce production downtime caused by PC incidents by 87.5 percent.
Visibility remains a huge challenge for CFOs in today’s dynamic and ever-evolving business environment.
A study of more than 500 CFOs and senior finance executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Coupa, reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs lack complete visibility into the transactions within their organization. Sound familiar?
Read the report to learn how CFOs are responding in a rapidly evolving world where new technologies, uncertainty, and emerging threats abound. The report also includes five qualitative interviews with the CFOs from Ally Financial, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development, Hays, Micron Technologies, and Zendesk.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
There are quite a few things that your customers just aren’t telling you. But since you aren’t a telepath and you don’t own a Cerebro, the only thing you can do is wait for them to come to you with it.
But not anymore. In this whitepaper, you'll learn the most important things that your support team should already know, but customers will never tell you, like:
- Why you should design intelligence into your self-service experience
- When you should resort to analytics and when "gut-feel" helps
- How you can proactively manage, and prevent customer frustrations
- What your core support bottlenecks are, and how to identify them
- How to set a "Priority" driven support work-flow
Modern organizations are expanding mobility initiatives across virtually every business function. According to Cisco’s 2015 Mobility Landscape Survey, 72 percent of business leaders believe mobility is a strategic imperative for their organization’s success. In fact, in many businesses today, line-of-business (LoB) leaders are increasingly funding and making decisions about mobile applications and solutions.
The world set a new record for data breaches in 2016,
with more than 4.2 billion exposed records, shattering the former record of 1.1 billion in 2013. But if 2016 was bad, 2017 is shaping up to be even worse. In the first six months of 2017, there were 2,227 breaches reported, exposing over 6 billion records and putting untold numbers of accounts at risk. Out of all these stolen records, a large majority include usernames and passwords, which are leveraged in 81 percent of hacking-related breaches according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Faced with ever-growing concerns over application and data integrity, organizations must prioritize identity protection in their
security strategies. In fact, safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in 2017.
Insurers have long been plagued by fraud, error, waste, and abuse in health care payments. The costs are huge – amounting to as much as 25 percent of payments made. Today’s data management and
analytics platforms promise breakthroughs by incorporating comparative and behavioral data to predict as well as detect loss in all its forms. To explore the opportunities and how insurers can capitalize on them, IIA spoke with Ben Wright, Sr. Solutions Architect in SAS’s Security Intelligence Global Practice.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
Malware that encrypts a victim’s data until the
extortionist’s demands are met is one of the
most common forms of cybercrime. And the
prevalence of ransomware attacks continues
to increase. Cybercriminals are now using
more than 50 different forms of ransomware
to target and extort money from unsuspecting
individuals and businesses.
Ransomware attacks are pervasive. More than
4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day,
and the volume of attacks is increasing at a
rate of 300 percent annually.1 According to an
IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize
businesses will not meet or report ransomware
No one is safe from ransomware, as it attacks
enterprises and SMBs, government agencies,
and individuals indiscriminately. While
ransomware demands more than doubled in
2016 to $679 from $294 in 2015, the cost of
remediating the damage and lost productivity
is many multiples higher.3 Ransomware is the
equivalent of catastrophic data loss, except
According to a recent study, “76 percent of marketers said marketing had changed more in the last two years than in the previous fifty.”1 From apps like Uber and Airbnb that reengineer entire markets to mobile, omnichannel commerce, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things, marketing is being built anew.
As a creative leader, your job involves a lot more than bringing concepts to life. You’ve got a team to manage, and a pile of clients to keep happy. You’ve got content to ideate, assets to build, and campaigns to manage— and it all needs to be delivered on time and on brand. Ideally, your team would concept and shoot every asset to perfectly merge imagery and message for every deliverable. But business deadlines and budgets don’t always allow time for careful creativity—and 62 percent of creative marketers say creating original imagery requires time and effort their team can’t afford.
If you’re wondering whether you should really prioritize email
in your marketing—especially when new channels continually
emerge—consider this: 91 percent of marketing executives agree
that email is their most effective channel.1
Clearly, email isn’t just
here to stay, it’s the mainstay. And with the ability to personalize
and contextualize messages, upgrade mobile campaigns, and
better understand customer needs, email marketing has evolved
into a stronger and smarter version of its former self.