IT process automation can seem like a big step, but there are incremental ways to achieve improved efficiency that reduce risk and drive better business outcomes. The proper approach to automation can turbocharge your administrative teams, open new doors and provide the agility to respond to any business need. It’s the key to unlocking the power of cloud, and new service offerings make it more attractive to those looking to build the right IT business strategy for the future.
cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Sep 13, 2019
To succeed in this new era of customer service, retailers must figure out how to personalize the way they connect with customers. Find out why personalizing your support strategy is crucial for your business — and how to do it.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
The move to a hyperconnected, technology-centric, always-on work environment is creating increasing pressure on companies and employees to keep up in a world where change is not just constant, but ever accelerating. To succeed in this world, businesses need employees who can not only withstand challenge and uncertainty, but who embrace and thrive on the opportunities associated with change. This requires creating a culture that understand and supports the importance of well-being. Well-being is no longer a nice to have. It’s now a critical “strategy for workforce readiness.”
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
Published By: Barracuda
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
Traditional email-security defenses aren’t enough anymore. In today’s rapidly evolving threat environment, to stop email-borne threats, you must effectively defend against phishing and other potentially-devastating social-engineering attacks. These sophisticated threats are often able to bypass defenses using back-door techniques, including email spoofing, spear phishing and personal email fraud to penetrate network defenses and wreak havoc.
Here’s a total email-protection strategy that
can help radically reduce an organization’s
susceptibility to attacks.
Published By: SheerID
Published Date: Oct 18, 2019
Standing out in a competitive market is no easy feat. How do you make a splash? It goes beyond innovative technology or relatable brand identity. You need a customer acquisition strategy that will connect your company with the ideal audience.
Creating a personalized offer for specific consumer tribes—such as the military, students, or teachers—is a great start. But a manual verification process is frustrating for buyers and time-consuming for support teams.
Learn how Purple used gated, personalized offers backed by instant verification, which led to:
? A 6x conversion rate
? Saving their support team 49 hours per month of phone calls
? 25:1 ROAS (Return on Ad Spend)
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
What impact will the cloud-enabled workplace have on your cybersecurity strategy? This year’s research shows that organisations are navigating a myriad of both old and new cybersecurity challenges to bring the cloud into scope.
Read this to discover:
• how growing cloud dependency has created distinctive challenges around cyber security
• what the biggest cyber challenges are for organisations in this context
• how intelligent automation and machine learning is being used to overcome operational obstacles hampering cloud security
• a set of cybersecurity considerations for modern IT environments.
Find out why cyber security must be embedded into commercial strategy. With focused insight on the economics of trust for financial services, automotive, mobile and retail organisations.
Read the report to understand:
• how consumer expectations are shifting on the topic of digital trust
• how well the priorities of consumers and security executives align
• what it takes for consumers to stay with a brand when things go wrong.
Changing attitudes to data privacy leave many firms in a precarious position. When there is so much regulatory variation in different markets, how do firms balance their responsibility for customers’ data with maximising value from that data?
Listen now to discover:
• The current state of play for data privacy – understanding what your customers want and what the regulators want
• How to lay solid foundations to help you adapt to the changing landscape
• How to ensure your privacy strategy supports growth.
In 2018, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) completed a research survey of 450 cybersecurity, IT, and networking security professionals with knowledge of or responsibility for the policies, processes, and controls used for remote office/branch office (ROBO) security. This report is the summary of ESG's conclusions from the study.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
Explore Every Option Before Choosing Your Monetization Strategy
When it comes to replacing your billing system or choosing a new billing solution to support revenue management, one of the difficult questions you will face is whether to build a custom software set or purchase a solution from a vendor.
There are a variety of factors to consider when making the build vs. buy decision. This whitepaper helps you determine the right path for your organization.
Download the full whitepaper to discover a practical approach to weighing your options for billing solutions. The whitepaper covers the following topics:
• Question to answer before implementing a billing system
• Considerations for building a billing system
• Costs of building your own system
• Considerations for buying a billing system
• Common billing system requirements to consider
By reading our systematic exploration of billing options and considerations, you will find the approach that will lend the greatest success to y
Companies typically begin with a
basic approach to sales tax: figure out the requirements of the state
in which they’re headquartered, register with that state, and start collecting sales tax from customers in that state. That approach may work for a while,
but as your business expands into new states (whether you have a physical presence there or not), the risk of non-compliance with sales tax becomes significant.
Smart finance leaders know they need to have a sales tax
compliance strategy before they start getting notices from state tax authorities.
Real estate and facilities executives work across a broad agenda, from supporting business growth to improving building performance. Where should technology fit in and when is the right time to review your options? Independent research firm, Verdantix, explores the multiple trends profoundly changing real estate management and driving the need for a refreshed technology strategy. Download your complimentary report and learn more.
'Just 50% of organizations embarking on a digital transformation journey report execution of their strategy as very or completely successful. Download the Forrester study to learn what the leaders are doing and get a roadmap to winning at digital transformation.
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
While threat prevention continues to improve with the use of advanced techniques, adversaries are outpacing these advances requiring security teams to implement threat detection and response programs. Security teams are often addressing the process haphazardly, using disconnected point tools and manual processes that consume too many analysts and result in slow mean-time to detection and response. While EDR has enabled security teams to take important steps forward for detection and response, ultimately it can only look at the endpoints which limits the scope of threats that can be detected and if something is detected, limits the view of who and what is affected and thus, how best to respond. ESG therefore recommends looking beyond the endpoint and utilizing natively integrated security solutions across more than just one vector to improve detection and response times. The more data you can knit together, the more effective you can be to uncover the security incidents most dangerous to your organization.
Watch this webinar to learn about the value of XDR: connecting detection and response across multiple security layers. Dave Gruber, senior analyst at ESG, shares recent research and his views on the evolution of threat detection and response; making the case for expanding the capabilities and expectations of detection and response solutions. Wendy Moore, VP of Product Marketing, discusses Trend Micro’s own XDR strategy and the unique value that Trend Micro can bring to detection, investigation and response.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Oct 21, 2019
The majority of enterprises using cloud will be living in a hybrid deployment world for the foreseeable future. Data and analytics leaders must understand the risks and benefits in using the primary scenarios for hybrid cloud DBMS, and how they align with core use cases and architectures.
Read this Gartner report to learn more about how you can evolve your data management strategy to reflect the latest trends and technologies.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
Business growth, innovation and IT departments and inextricably linked. Our new report explores insights from those who are leading the way by prioritising and completing automation innovations. While 67% of businesses are being held back by confidence in their own data. So what actions and attitudes separate those leading and those following in the data revolution? And what difference can self-driving technology make to innovation, strategy and wider business success?