Did you know that a study shows that almost 39 percent of franchise businesses fail after four years? Or that defaults on loans in the early 2000s were higher for franchised businesses than for independents? Is your business at risk of becoming such a statistic? Staying on top of changes to tax laws and health care reform can be overwhelming. This whitepaper will empower you to mitigate risk and ensure your franchise’s profitability.
Did you know the Department of Labor assessed $82 million in penalties in 2013? Misclassified employees, lack of documentation, payroll errors and employment discrimination lawsuits add up to costly mistakes for healthcare organizations every day. If you’re using spreadsheets to track employee data and relying on disconnected information systems, your organization is at risk of becoming a statistic. This whitepaper will empower you to mitigate risk and ensure your organization can continue to serve its mission.
If you’re like most of the businesses we speak to, you’re looking to do things like streamline your processes, reduce risk and control costs. Maybe you’re spending too much time on payroll, or you’re out-growing your current system.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
According to Gartner, E-discovery readiness is an initiative that spans legal, IT and business stakeholder concerns and can also unify and align with archiving and data management strategies. To reduce risk and exposure, an E-discovery plan should be proactive and holistic instead of reactive and time pressured.
This newsletter, “Strengthen E-Discovery Readiness to Reduce Cost and Risk” features Gartner research and offers guidance on the considerations for and E-discovery action plan, such as retention schedules, access rights, privacy concerns and security controls.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
As the technology landscape grows and evolves with new devices, new software, and new platforms, keeping tabs on an organization's IT assets is a moving target. How can you gain accurate visibility of software assets to drive strategic and financial decisions that impact finance and reduce security risk?
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Flexera shows the potential return on investment for a Data Platform customer. Through their research, Forrester found that customers achieved a 302% ROI with their investment, with payback within months by benefiting from multiple use cases throughout the organization in the following areas:
-Cost savings from reduction in licenses
-Avoided increases in licenses from audit activities
-Hardware maintenance savings
-Reduced effort for divestiture activities
Get the full study to learn how your business can benefit from Flexera solutions.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Feb 19, 2016
The rising demands for capturing and managing video surveillance data are placing new pressures on state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and education officials. The challenges go beyond the expanding costs of equipment, storage, software and management time. Officials must also lay the right foundation to scale their capabilities, improve performance and still remain flexible in a rapidly evolving ecosystem of surveillance tools.
Find out what state, local government and education IT leaders need to know, and what steps you can take to:
• Improve performance and ROI on cameras-per-server for the dollars invested
• Optimize and simplify the management of daily surveillance processing, including the integration of facial recognition, redaction and analysis software
• Fortify reliability and dependability to reduce the risk of surveillance data retrieval failures.
Find out how Microsoft 365 Business can make your technology more manageable while improving employee productivity. You’ll discover ways you can:
Help reduce risk with always-on security
Achieve more together
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The notion of digitizing your business has become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” For many, migrating critical workloads to the cloud is a key part of this transformation. When deciding on a
cloud provider, however, IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes.
At the heart of many businesses embarking on this journey is their SAP environment. But since SAP workloads represent some of the most critical and deeply integrated business applications, IT executives are required to look for ways to execute this migration in the most timely and reliable manner. Organizations migrating to the cloud cannot risk application downtime or productivity loss
Data loss remains a serious issue , and data loss prevention is an important tool for companies to reduce the risk of a breach. The Ponemon Institute conducted a global survey of 1,000 IT decision makers, to develop benchmarks for data loss prevention incidents, visibility, and maturity.
Organizations have traditionally viewed vulnerability scanners as a tactical product, largely commoditized and only providing value around audit time. But with limited resources and a real need to reduce risk, organizations need the ability to pull in threat-related data, combine it with an understanding of what is vulnerable, and figure out what is at risk.
This report from Securosis outlines how yesterday's vulnerability scanners are evolving to meet this need, emerging as a much more strategic component of an organization's control set than in the past.
Learn how vulnerability scanners are evolving to provide real value beyond vulnerability reports for auditors - emerging as a strategic component helping organizations effectively lower risks.
Cloud computing has emerged as one of the prevailing IT trends today. By providing greater levels of provisioning and automation, cloud computing can help organizations become more nimble, reduce operating costs, improve application performance, and better allocate their compute resources. It enables organizations to more flexibly scale their IT infrastructure while reducing the administrative burden on IT organizations.
But IT departments determined to take advantage of these benefits are at risk of losing control of their infrastructure. Read this white paper to understand how the HP CloudSystem Matrix is an integrated IT infrastructure solution that meets this challenge head-on, enabling organizations to simplify their IT infrastructure, reduce their management burden, and streamline operating costs.
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With compromised credentials as today’s #1 threat vector, and the premium hackers place on privileged access, status quo is a treacherous security path to remain on. This eBook looks at what’s behind the privilege crisis, helps you assess how your privileged access management strategy stacks up and proposes a rethink in your approach — one that better addresses the needs of the hybrid enterprise. It explores ways to strengthen your company’s identity maturity with a Zero Trust approach and proven best practices that reduce your risk of a security breach.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: May 11, 2009
Securing your email is a complex process that takes time and uses resources that can be better deployed elsewhere in your business. Moving on-premise email security into the cloud not only saves time and money, but also reduces risk and takes advantages of economies of scale to deliver an effective, dedicated security platform that unshackles users and releases the potential of your mail.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 30, 2008
Infrastructures of potentially dozens of servers have built up around corporate email systems to provide better governance, reduced risk and improved legislative compliance - anti-virus, anti-spam, attachment handling, encryption, disclaimers, archiving and hot-standby mail servers to name a few.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This infographic gives a quick visual representation of some of the key findings of a recent Webroot research on web security in the US and UK. As cybercriminals increasingly exploit vulnerabilities in mobile browsers and apps, companies with mobile workforces face new challenges in protecting users and critical data. And the impacts of failing to protect against mobile browsing threats can be severe. The infographic also gives a checklist of things you can do to reduce the risks. Among the key points:
• 50% of companies in the US estimate that web-borne attacks cost from $25,000 to $1 million in 2012.
• 90% of respondents agree that managing the security of remote users is challenging
• 50% of firms with remote workers had a website compromised
While there are an innumerable number of ways you could improve your business’s information security posture, for the sake of brevity let’s shorten that list to the methods which often provide great benefits. Here are five ways that you can help your business reduce the chance of being victimized by cybercrime.
According to Forrester, most organizations today are only using 12% of their available data and only 37% of organizations are planning some type of big data technology project. At a time when companies are seeing volume of information increase quickly, it’s time to take a step back and look at the impact of big data.
Join Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst at Forrester, for this webcast exploring the importance of integration in your big data initiatives. Discover how your ability to operate, make decisions, reduce risks and serve customers is inextricably linked to how well you’re able to handle your big data.
Continue on to gain insight into:
•3 key big data management activities you need to consider
•Technologies you need to create for your big data ecosystem
•A multi-dimensional view of the customer is the holy grail of individualization
•Overcoming key integration challenges
As the oil and gas pipeline industry grapples with change at every level — including increasing pipeline operations and expanding regulatory oversight infrastructure —cost savings and operating efficiencies have become more important than ever. Both pipeline operators and contractors can benefit from utilizing EPPM solutions to help them pinpoint the best strategies to develop and implement projects from conception through execution to end game — thereby helping to reduce risk and manage cost. In the end, it’s all about smartly using an approach, such as EPPM solutions, like those from Oracle, to help pipeline operators and contractors reduce costs at the project, portfolio, and enterprise levels through the project lifecycle. The midstream companies that are able to implement the best approach to managing risk to their operations in the most cost - effective way will be the ones to best weather another tumultuous decade to come for the oil and gas industry.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure, compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
Your information can be one of your greatest assets - helping you stay on top of regulatory requirements, close to customers, and ahead of the competition. Organizations that pay attention to their data will be the ones to survive and thrive. So how do you obtain a complete view of your information when it is scattered across silos? Or integrate data from structured and unstructured data sources? Or help reduce the risk of inaccurate reporting? And how do you manage your information more effectively to help keep costs from spiraling out of control?
As you prepare to embark on an ERP implementation or to upgrade an existing system, you have a lot to juggle and plan. You know the horror stories of "go-lives" going bad but you aren't sure how to avoid the pitfalls. This white paper discusses at length how Utopia's formal data migration methodology reduces the risks of large systems deployments by using a tried-and-tested framework for the entire migration process, from source data analysis through post-go-live support.
To manage performance efficiently, midsize companies need a unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation solution. The SAP® BusinessObjectsT Edge Planning and Consolidation application streamlines the planning process and produces management reports that instill confidence and reduce business risk.