Malicious hackers are becoming more sophisticated, often involving organized crime and even foreign governments. As mobile devices and applications continue to permeate businesses and society as a whole, the magnitude of the security threats grows exponentially. As a result, IT experts are predicting that 2015 will be the worst year on record as it pertains to IT security breaches.
Being asked to "do more with less" has become standing operating procedure in business and government. Today, it is a generally accepted fact that finding innovative ways to reduce costs and extend the life of capital investments is an expectation. An area to explore in achieving these objectives is service/support/maintenance for servers, storage, routers and switches. While OEM maintenance is the default position for new equipment, there are significant aspects to consider for service beyond the expiration of initial agreements. This document provides an overview of critical aspects to take into account concerning OEM service and the value and benefits of third-party, multi-vendor service and support.
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It’s an exciting yet daunting time to be a security professional. Security threats are becoming more aggressive and voracious. Governments and industry bodies are getting more prescriptive around compliance. Combined with exponentially more complex IT environments, security management is increasingly challenging. Moreover, new “Big Data” technologies purport bringing advanced analytic techniques like predictive analysis and advanced statistical techniques close to the security professional.
The economic crisis is presenting a unique opportunity for state and local governments across the nation. As tight budgets drive government agencies to identify innovative solutions to increase IT efficiencies, aging systems and networks can drive consolidation and allow agencies to realize big cost savings. IT consolidation - the process of removing certain common technology functions from a number of separate operating divisions and combining them to form a common shared services entity that acts as a services provider back to the original division - is a high priority on CIOs' to-do list and examples are continuing to emerge across the country.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 04, 2018
Digital transformation has become a business imperative as most aspects of economic engagement have become digital. Around the globe, businesses and government agencies are re-engineering their technology infrastructures to keep pace with customer demands, spur innovation and stay competitive in an ever-evolving digital economy.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) systems bundle multiple technology components together into single systems, enabling IT departments to spend less time managing separate data center components and more time proactively delivering value to the business. In this white paper, we compare the portfolio offerings of Dell EMC and HPE, and highlight significant benefits to be realized when partnering with the HCI market leader: Dell EMC.
Dell EMC provides a tightly integrated software ecosystem and the flexibility to run multiple workload types, providing solutions to a broader customer base than HPE.
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
VAT rules can be complex, HMRC – a gauntlet. In this eBook, we demystify some of the facts around
compliance, tax and expense management.
The British economy has gone from boom to bust. The recession followed by a long period of austerity
and caution has altered spending behaviours while the government has increasingly cracked down
on tax evasion and fraud. HMRC has become more focused on assisting businesses of all sizes to
comply with their policies and implement good governance when it comes to finances.
Nevertheless, the reality can sometimes be confusing and the penalties for getting it wrong – severe.
Many businesses outsource their tax management to experts or muddle through, running the risk of
non-compliance. There’s a real need for unambiguous, helpful advice about expenses, VAT and
We’ve created this guide to help shine some light on the processes, practices and behaviours around
tax and expenses based on some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Wh
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
VAT has been a valuable source of revenue for the UK Government since 1973. Yet, despite
more than 40 years of getting used to calculating, paying and reclaiming VAT, businesses
still struggle to adhere to HMRC guidelines.
With support from SAP Concur, it doesn’t have to be this way. First, we offer an expense
audit solution to check for fraud and non-compliance. Secondly, we work with tax
specialists to help you comply with VAT regulations. Thirdly, we give you visibility and control
over all aspects of your travel, expense and invoice spending.
Crucially, we see VAT reclaim as an opportunity to reduce business costs and put
money back in your budget.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 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. According to an IDT911 study, 84 percent of small and midsize businesses will not meet or report ransomware demands.
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.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: May 07, 2018
The types of threats targeting enterprises are vastly different than they were just a couple of decades ago. Today, successful enterprise attacks are rarely executed by the “lone wolf” hacker and instead come from highly sophisticated and professional cybercriminal networks. These networks are driven by the profitability of ransomware and the sale of confidential consumer data, intellectual property, government intelligence, and other valuable data. While traditional PC-based antivirus solutions can offer some protection against these attacks, organizations need highly adaptive and much faster mobile threat defense (MTD) for enterprise devices.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio
Much has been written about Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and its potential to herald a new era of open banking where banks no longer have a monopoly on payment services. Instead they will be forced to provide full access to customer accounts to third parties looking to provide financial services of their own, on top of banks’ existing data and infrastructure.
All of this could prove to be true, just not on January 13th 2018, the deadline for national governments to transpose PSD2 into law. This is because there is still so much to be decided and clarified. The European Banking Authority’s longawaited regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) were issued in March 2017 but missing some of the finer details, such as the methods to remotely access customer data and account information and the measures around the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) and screen-scraping.
Published By: e-SignLive
Published Date: Oct 11, 2013
While we tend to think about mobility largely as a consumer phenomenon, it is also changing how the workforce carries
out business. With so much being done beyond traditional office walls, many insurance companies, financial service
organizations and even government agencies are adopting mobile tablets and smartphones as productivity tools for
agents, representatives and personnel, and developing enterprise apps for these devices.
Governments are close, but fall short when meeting constituents' experiential needs online. People expect compelling, convenient experiences when engaging with their government online. According to research conducted by Adobe and the WPP Government & Public Sector Practice, the current approaches to digital government services can be improved.
We are fully entrenched in the digital age, so much so that you're probably reading this with a smartphone or mobile device within arms length. Similarly government is also making the shift towards a digital future.
But with moving away from paper-based records and towards digital data, there are new opportunities for potential security risks regarding government data and content. As cyberthreats continue to grow in number and sophistication, agencies should be looking at features to secure every level of their digital infrastructure and content.
Check out this new pocket guide to learn content security best practices, why it matters, government rules and regulations related to digital data and its associated security and content challenges. You’ll also learn tips and tricks to apply at your agency to make sure your content is secure.
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.
All of these elements of growing connectivity have the potential to significantly increase productivity, streamline operations and enhance service levels to citizens and stakeholders. But these benefits are only one side of the story. The added complexity of the new eGovernment environment also creates many new challenges, as government agencies search for effective ways to secure and control access to the rapidly growing number and variety of gateways to their ecosystems.
Increased access to data and more channels of communication have given citizens renewed civic power. Public-sector agencies must be just as responsive as any other enterprise with which citizens interact. If you’re an optimist, imagining the results of a hyperconnected citizenry is exciting. As long as government is responsive, greater citizen involvement could help reduce problems that plague modern society, including poverty, disenfranchisement and even crime.
One of the few places that pervasive Wi-Fi is not found these days is in US Federal Government office buildings and military bases. Government IT departments explain this lack of modern technology by pointing to Information Assurance (IA) departments who block their planned deployments because of security concerns. IA departments, on the other hand, point to unclear rules, regulations, and policies around Wi-Fi use which prevent them from making informed risk decisions.
As the use of cloud solutions in government increases, both business and IT leaders are recognizing that the safety and success of their business depend on finding ways to take full advantage of cloud innovation while ensuring consistent service levels, data management and privacy, and user experiences. Hybrid IT management includes aligning the organization around service levels, cost control, security, and IT-enabled innovation.
Big Data is not just a big buzzword. Government agencies have been collecting large amounts of data for some time and analyzing the data collected to one degree or another. Big data is a term that describes high volume, variety and velocity of information that inundates an organization on a regular basis. But it’s not the amount of data that’s important. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and better services.