Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each and every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance. Companies that have implemented infrastructure management solutions from CA Technologies Report:
. Service desk calls by as much as 40%
. Reduction of IT management tools in use by 50%
. First-call closure rate improvement by a factor of three
. Mean-time-to-repair improvements of up to 50%
. Staff efficiency improvements of up to 43%
. An average return on investment in nine months or less
In May 2010, CA Technologies commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the financial impact and potential return on investment (ROI) that an organization might realize from implementing CA's Oblicore Guarantee solution. To determine the impact, Forrester examined the specific costs, benefits, flexibility, and risk elements that a CA customer, Catholic Health East (CHE), experienced over the past three years using the CA Oblicore Guarantee solution. From interviews conducted by Forrester, it was determined that CHE's use of CA's Oblicore Guarantee solution allowed for a significant redeployment of labor necessary to compile and distribute service-level management reports to its system office customers and enabled a similar labor cost avoidance associated with compiling and distributing reports to its hospitals or Regional Health Corporations (RHCs). Based on our interviews, Forrester projects a three-year, risk-adjusted total net present value (NPV) of $173,420, representing the net costs and benefits attributed to using the CA Oblicore Guarantee solution versus CHE's previous manual processes used in service management reporting. (See details below in Costs, Benefits, Flexibility, and Risks sections). In addition, the risk-adjusted ROI was a favorable 45%, and the payback period was within 20 months.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Jun 05, 2014
This research report delivers the information you need to remain a trusted IT expert to your clients and drive revenue in today's app-centric world.
Read this report to learn:
• The realities of BYOA and how it affects you and your customers
• The drivers for end user-introduced applications
• The risks associated with unmanaged cloud apps
• Key opportunities to expand your services portfolio by adding cloud apps and app management solutions
• How to gain a competitive advantage by embracing BYOA
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Apr 18, 2018
The world has changed. Yesterday everyone had a managed PC for work and all enterprise data was behind a firewall. Today, mobile devices are the control panel for our personal and professional lives. This change has contributed to the single largest technology-driven lifestyle change of the last 10 years.
As productivity tools, mobile devices now access significantly more data than in years past. This has made mobile the new frontier for a wide spectrum of risk that includes cyber attacks, a range of malware families, non-compliant apps that leak data, and vulnerabilities in device operating systems or apps. A secure digital business ecosystem demands technologies that enable organizations to continuously monitor for threats and provide enterprise-wide visibility into threat intelligence.
Watch the webinar to learn more about:
What makes up the full spectrum of mobile risks
Lookout's Mobile Risk Matrix covering the key components of risk
How to evolve beyond mobile device management
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
The time has come for enterprise risk management to change. Mobile devices have become core to our personal and professional lives, yet most enterprises remain focused on traditional PC endpoints.
Although many of the same elements of risk that affect PCs also apply to mobile endpoints, simply extending current PC security controls to your mobile feet is ineffective.
Enterprise risk management needs to evolve to address mobile risks, and security professionals must architect mobile specifc security. To encourage this evolution, Lookout developed the Mobile Risk Matrix. Its purpose is to help security organizations understand the spectrum of risk on mobile devices and to provide data that demonstrates the prevalence of mobile risk.
Security and risk management leaders are implementing and expanding SIEM to improve early targeted attack detection and response. Advanced users seek SIEM with advanced profiling, analytics and response features.
Learn everything you need to know about effectively managing your third party risk-from defining a due diligence process to creating risk-based strategy-in our comprehensive guide.
What you'll learn:
-How to define your goals and create a strategy
-How to manage your third-party risk management programme
-How to track and improve your programme's effectiveness
An effective third party risk management program is in the interest of all organizations—regardless of size, industry, and number of third party providers. This report will help you benchmark your third party risk management program and its performance against trends in the market and best practices.
What you'll learn:
The top issues and challenges organizations are facing with their third party risk management programs
How organizations are using outside providers to help with third party due diligence
The inconsistency of top concerns year over year and what this might indicate
How to leverage the findings in this benchmark report to increase program effectiveness in your own organization
How do you know for sure that you're managing compliance with labor laws and regulations correctly and accurately? Start by completing this checklist. Responses to a recent Kronos® survey of 812 HR and payroll managers identified five key compliance readiness issues that organizations need to address to reduce risk of noncompliance.
These issues were determined from questions such as:
•Can I easily respond to and communicate to my organization about new regulations within 60 to 90 days?
•Do I spend more time on duplicate data entry among various systems than I do on strategic initiatives?
•Does my workforce management vendor provide education and tools that help my organization stay compliant?
Download this piece and complete the entire checklist to see where your organization stands on compliance preparedness. You can also and find out more about the Kronos single unified platform for HR and payroll that can help you adapt to regulatory changes and reduce the data-entry complexity, co
Safety is a top priority for companies with a fleet of drivers and vehicles. It starts with hiring and screening new employees with safe driving records and qualifications. You may even have written safety policies. However, having visibility into your driver’s whereabouts and their behaviors behind the wheel is key in identifying and preventing risks before it costs your business.
Do you wish that you could sit in the passenger seat of every vehicle in your fleet to watch driver behavior?
With data-driven fleet safety management software from Silent Passenger you can. According to NHTSA, the cause of 94% of collisions is driver error. By monitoring unsafe driver behaviors such as speeding, hard braking, and fast acceleration is key to preserving fleet safety. A reliable fleet safety management software delivers key business intelligence that helps maintain fleet efficiency and productivity on the road.
Improve Safety and Reduce Operational Costs
Running a safer fleet can have a signif
In this paper, we examine the evolution of the bond market through three interconnected lenses: the liquidity environment, market structure and product preferences. By submitting this form you agree to share your contact information with BlackRock and to follow-up communication. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Prepared by BlackRock Investments, LLC. iSHARES and BLACKROCK are registered trademarks of BlackRock, Inc., or its subsidiaries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackRock, Inc. is not affiliated with The Economist. 483635
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Apr 30, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Internally developed software applications support the most sensitive and strategically important business processes of most enterprises. Yet application security is one of the most neglected fields of cybersecurity.
Security testing is growing faster than any other security market, as AST solutions adapt to new development methodologies and increased application complexity. Security and risk management leaders must integrate AST into their application security programs.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Around-the-clock global operations, data growth, and server virtualization all together can complicate protection and recovery strategies. They affect when and how often you can perform backups, increase the time required to back up, and ultimately affect your ability to successfully restore. These challenges can force lower standards for recovery objectives, such as reducing the frequency of backup jobs or protecting fewer applications, both of which can introduce risk. High-speed snapshot technologies and application integration can go a long way toward meeting these needs, and they have quickly become essential elements of a complete protection strategy. But snapshot copies have often been managed separately from traditional backup processes. Features like cataloging for search and retrieval as well as tape creation usually require separate management and do not fully leverage snapshot capabilities. To eliminate complexity and accelerate protection and recovery, you need a solution
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Email is the backbone of today’s corporate business processes. It lives as the primary communication vehicle internally between employees and externally with customers, vendors, partners and investors. It is arguably today’s most pervasive and critical business application within which is stored the most valuable business content. To protect this vital information while working to eliminate risk, lower management costs and improve business insight, companies require a comprehensive email archiving solution. This solution should not only work to effectively retain email information in a searchable repository, the best email archiving solutions also provide a smarter approach to collecting, retaining and accessing data so that it can deliver true business value.
Managing risk has never been so important for businesses, nor has it been so difficult. New globalresearch commissioned by SAP has revealed that an increasingly complex business and risk environment is severely challenging companies.
Research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Oracle,
provides answers. The results show that a proactive security strategy backed by a fully
engaged C-suite and board of directors reduced the growth of cyber-attacks and
breaches by 53% over comparable firms. These findings were compiled from responses
by 300 firms, across multiple industries, against a range of attack modes and over a
two-year period from February 2014 to January 2016.
The lessons are clear. As cyber-attackers elevate their game, the response must be an
enterprise solution. Only C-suites and boards of directors marshal the authority and
resources to support a truly enterprise-wide approach. In sum, proactive cyber-security
strategies, supported by senior management, can cut vulnerability to cyber-attack in half.
Explore how SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud empowers business and IT operations to unlock the full value of the SAP HANA platform in the cloud. See how our end-to-end, privately managed cloud solution delivers a comprehensive, coordinated application landscape and suite of managed services.
Agencies have long provided telecommunications companies with scalability for collections in a high-growth industry. Today, with markets and business models changing, your collections agencies have a growing impact — for good or ill — on your success.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 15, 2017
Stay ahead of the evolving threats.
Organized crime is driving the rapid growth and sophisticated evolution of advanced threats that put entire website ecosystems at risk, and no organization is safe.
The stealthy nature of these threats gives cybercriminals the time to go deeper into website environments, very often with severe consequences.
The longer the time before detection and resolution, the more damage is inflicted. The risk and size of fines, lawsuits, reparation costs, damaged reputation, loss of operations, loss of sales, and loss of customers pile up higher and higher.
The complexity of website security management and lack of visibility across website ecosystems is further impacted by the fact that it is nearly impossible to know how and where to allocate resources.
Website security must be evolved in line with these growing threats and challenges.
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv