With the exploding adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, enterprise IT is fundamentally changing. While on-demand services provide tremendous ROI, they also introduce new challenges that must be overcome to truly capitalize on their potential. Identity management problems such as controlling who is granted access to which applications and data and how to control access to these applications leveraging on premise directories such as Active Directory, have become increasingly important. Single Sign-On and user management solutions that are optimized for the cloud are necessary to help address these challenges. This whitepaper presents the eight biggest identity and access management (IAM) challenges associated with adopting and deploying cloud and SaaS applications, and discusses best practices for addressing each of them.
The status quo approach of collecting more logs from more sources won't help in detecting and responding to advanced threats. Logs are inherently limited in the level security visibility that they provide. Consider a new way of looking at SIEM.
In the real world, IT must combine hardware, software, and technologies from multiple vendors to solve business problems. 3cV is the combination of HP 3PAR Utility Storage with HP BladeSystem. Find out more in this white paper.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
This paper takes you step-by-step through the process of addressing your immediate problems, building alliances throughout your organization, and making a successful business case for a learning solution, including:
• Analyzing your current processes and identifying your needs
• Mapping out the various processes and training requirements
• Calculating the financial impact of training
• Making the case and managing the project
Published By: ITinvolve
Published Date: Apr 16, 2013
Many IT organizations struggle to assign tickets to the right resources the first time, suffer outages and service degradations from IT changes, and have a backlog of recurring problems that continues to grow. Read this use case document to understand how social IT collaboration can breathe new life into your existing service desk or ITSM installation without the need to replace it.
This paper explores the impact of social media on the marketplace and customer behaviors, and provides a six-step “road map” that guides organizations through the process of implementing a social media program.
The purpose of this white paper is to provide organizations with a four step roadmap that details how organizations can use VoC to make Product Management more customer-centric and significantly increase the odds of consistently delivering products that are successful in the marketplace.
This paper takes you step-by-step through the process of addressing your immediate problems, building alliances throughout your organization, and making a successful business case for a learning solution.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Sep 13, 2017
Defending your cloud environment from menacing threats requires conditioning and ongoing commitment. Using best practices and identifying issues before they explode into costly problems are critical to long-term cloud fitness. Automating the process of monitoring and reporting is crucial to ensuring that your cloud is in the best shape it can be. With the "AWS Security Fitness Guide," you’ll learn the 11 exercises that are critical keeping your organization’s data and systems secure in Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Data loss, theft or breach is inevitable, but backup assures recovery, continuity and rapid response.
Endpoint data backup is at the core of an enterprise data security strategy. Modern endpoint backup goes well beyond backup and restore, delivering risk reduction across the enterprise and addressing perennial IT and business problems. Discover more by reading this whitepaper.
Traditional enterprise performance management solutions were designed for applications running inside the corporate network and are unable to provide visibility beyond the corporate network perimeter. With the rapid adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications by enterprises, these performance management solutions that are completely blind to issues outside the enterprise, are unable to help IT teams troubleshoot performance problems with the SaaS applications.
As a business owner, you’re used to wearing several hats. However, you don’t always have the time or expertise needed for those various roles. So what do you do when you need help but don’t have the
resources to bring on a full-time team member? The answer could lie in temporary consulting.
If the role you’re struggling with most is in the information technology (IT) department, bring in an IT consultant to solve important technological problems and/or implement new systems. Hiring a temporary IT consultant to work on specific tasks can be more time
and cost efficient than hiring a full-time IT employee. Here’s how to find the right IT consultant.
Is your IT organization taking the proper steps toward successful cloud adoption?
Legacy networking technology is hampering IT agility. Cloud providers have initiated an agility revolution but secure inter- and intra-cloud network connectivity are still very challenging. Easier alternatives are either expensive, worsen application performance and/or hamper network efficiency. Riverbed’s unique SD-WAN solution helps unlock agility across the complete enterprise network allowing for easier deployment and management of cloud-centric networks. This cloud adoption Use Case outlines challenges and solutions for cloud-centric enterprise architectures including:
· Unlocking cloud agility through simple workflows in the WAN such as single-click secure connectivity to cloud and branch networks
· The importance of bandwidth reduction and application acceleration to ensure cloud adoption
· Distinguishing between application and network problems through enhanced visibility
Think SD-WAN is the panacea for modern networking?
While there’s no doubt that SD-WAN technology is absolutely necessary to support the rapid innovation required by today’s cloud-first enterprise, it is just one of many capabilities that make next-generation networking possible.
Read this eBook to learn how to take your enterprise network to a best-practices level with a complete solution that includes:
• Cloud-grade SD-WAN to automate connectivity and orchestration across hybrid WANs, cloud networks, and remote branch LANs/WLANs.
• Rich visibility into heavily-encrypted environments for an end-to-end view of performance and fast resolution of problems.
• Built-in optimization that unifies application acceleration and SD-WAN network services for complete control over application performance.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud computing has ushered in a golden era for software companies. The cloud’s low barrier to entry allows
creativity to flourish, especially for software developers who are creating applications directly on cloud-based
infrastructure. Cloud-based infrastructure enables developers to do what they love: solve business problems and
bring innovative new ideas to life, using their choice of tools. In a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, applications
can easily be deployed to a cloud service, and delivered to clients who appreciate the ease of access and low cost.
The cloud model relieves the developer and the enterprise IT professional from the burden of managing or
maintaining capital-intense infrastructure.
But the cloud’s low barrier to entry also allows competing software providers to enter the market every day,
from every sector. Independent software vendors, or ISVs, are pressured by increased competition to deliver
their applications faster, with greater functionality and ease of
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Kevin Ashton founded the Auto-ID Center at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and
has done pioneering work in radio-frequency
identification and sensor technology.
Ashton is known for coining the term “the
Internet of Things” to describe a system where
the Internet is connected to the physical world
via ubiquitous sensors. In 2015, he spoke at a
European customer service conference and
noted that field service management is the
first industry being transformed by IoT.
Some people in the industry have noted that
the entire IoT concept came from trying to
solve field service problems in 1999. IoT’s
origin story lies in field service management.
Clearly, field service management and IoT are
deeply intertwined. But how are the changes
being implemented? And how can you
benefit from them?
Collaboration — working together for a common goal — is an integral part of the insurance business. But today, the need to rapidly assemble teams and capitalize on human expertise to provide faster, better decisions makes collaborating all the more important. Author Mark Breading of Strategy Meets Action explains how applying collaboration technologies to specific insurance business problems is enabling insurers to realize the true promise of collaborating for a competitive advantage.
Companies' dependency on email to do business brings with it various problems. Storage limitations, backups, problematic PST files, access to old emails and regulatory compliance or eDiscovery requests are a few issues that arise. Failure to address these effectively could have serious repercussions for the organization.
In the beginning, an SOA-based approach was used for projects in individual departments, usually for those with high returns, short-term rewards, and relatively low risk, with typically a high degree of new development. But as the value of the SOA concept has become more apparent and its tools have grown in both scope and robustness, organizations are applying them more broadly, to organizational-size problems and mission critical issues, leveraging more and more existing code and production systems.
In this podcast, you’ll hear Tom Ready, Vice President of World Wide Server Services talk about the problems caused by server sprawl, such as increased hardware costs, decreased IT staff efficiency and excessive power consumption. You’ll learn how server virtualization produces marked gains in productivity and efficiency, and impressive reductions in cost.