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: 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.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
Published By: Diligent
Published Date: Jul 10, 2017
You may already know what a board portal is. You Probably know that paper is heavy and hackers are a risk, and by now, you know there are multiple vendors that offer board portals. You may not realize that by making the right choice, a board can improve governance and efficiency while collaborating in a secure setting.
With lots of vendors to choose from, here are the most important questions to ask during your search, divided into the five essential categories. For private, public, non profit and government boards alike, finding an app that excels across all five categories will lead to better electronic security and a more productive board.
Tax fraud is already prevalent, and fraudsters are more sophisticated and automated than ever. To get ahead of the game in detecting fraud and protecting revenue, tax agencies need to leverage more advanced and predictive analytics. Legacy processes, systems, and attitudes need not stand in the way. To explore the challenges, opportunities, and value of tax fraud analytics, IIA spoke with Deborah Pianko, a Government Fraud Solutions Architect within the SAS Security Intelligence practice.
Tax evasion is the largest economic crime in the world (in terms of monetary loss), costing trillions of dollars to governments around the globe. A 2011 study by The Tax Justice Network estimates that on a global scale, total tax evasion is in excess of US$3.1 trillion, or about 5.1% of world GDP.1 And that’s just the known tax evasion and noncompliance; it doesn’t include the underground economy and cash businesses.
The underground economy is thriving, thanks in part to new technologies and business models such as digital currencies and online marketplaces for freelance services. SAS fraud specialists reveal how government agencies can uncover these activities – and the tax obligations not reported from them. A former head of compliance for the country’s fourth-largest state workers' comp program describes how a comprehensive analytics program found a tax gap of $718 million and was granted funding to double the team’s size without even asking.
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.
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
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.
From the largest states and cities to the smallest municipalities, the public sector is undergoing large-scale modernization projects. To serve constituents now and in the years ahead, government agencies need a strategy to build the right networking infrastructure. The following six steps can help state and local governments build a solid foundation for modernization initiatives.
Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) face many challenges as they adapt to today’s new style of doing business. Shifting government regulations, threats to network security, requirements for 24x7 application availability and the demands for new methods to work with customers, suppliers and employees require ongoing investments in IT. These issues impact SMBs even harder because of budget constraints and limited IT resources. SMB’s who learn how to efficiently utilize IT assets and increase IT productivity will be successful.
This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
Infrastructure is used by customer and employee service and support centers, inbound and outbound telemarketing services, help desk services, government-operated support centers, and other types of structured communications operations.