Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks, and testing, a project can be rolled out and completed with fewer problems and unforeseen complications.
Filled with exotic terms like “Hadoop” and “Data Scientist”, Big Data, business intelligence and analytics have always been the domain of the biggest enterprises with huge teams to devote to analyzing data. But thanks to the latest technology advances businesses of almost any size can utilize tools to help inform every part of business decision-making. This SlashGuide looks at a recent Slashdot Pulse research study on BI/BA and discusses what’s really important when it comes to Big Data – and what businesses can do now to capitalize on the trend.
Agile Development and DevOps emphasize quick feedback cycles. But how do we test non-trivial applications with many components? What do we do when some components are outside of our control, expensive to access, or simply not ready to test against? Delaying integration testing or running the tests infrequently is can cause problems to linger, quality to fall, and delivery delays.
Business needs, market trends, and customer demands are forcing IT teams to deploy applications at a rapid rate. The frequency of the deployments can invoke human errors, failed deployments, and outages. This paper will guide you through seven best practices that will strengthen the way applications are released to production.
There's an app for that, but is it secure? Mobile Application Lifecycle Management (MALM) is the key to ensuring the protection of apps and associated data by integrating security throughout the end to end process.
As a retail security professional, you are challenged with maintaining a constant state of PCI compliance and keeping your infrastructure safe using best-of-breed security solutions that help, rather than hinder, your quest to validate your systems. Endpoint protection that is based on detecting known malware is demonstrably ineffective —and has the potential to create numerous inefficiencies across your organization. In addition, constant updating of security patches and antivirus software libraries can slow response times and leave endpoints vulnerable to APT attacks.
Besides potential breaches of your customers’ personal information, as well as damage to your brand, a lack of endpoint control can also put you at risk for steep PCI noncompliance and regulatory penalties—fines that can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 per month.
Recent high-profile data breaches at brand name retailers, highlight the need to protect your company’s reputation and your customer’s personal information.
The consequences of suffering a data breach are numerous, and none of them are positive — consumer mistrust, a drop in traffic and a decrease in sales, to name just a few.
Most organizations must comply with multiple standards covering privacy, corporate financial data, Protected Health Information and credit card data. Fortunately, the overlapping standards agree on a single concept; implementing appropriate security controls to protect information from improper disclosure.
However, GRC requirements do not exist in a vacuum. Organizational objectives must also be supported. Critical functions can be disrupted if business needs are not considered when establishing compliance activities. In addition, providing evidence that the appropriate controls are in place and enforced is a requirement of any audit. Investing in selecting the right policies, controls and solutions leads to more successful audits and security that is more reliable.
End users are demanding their own devices in the workplace, making IT the shepherds of a potentially unruly flock? The good news is IT can embrace BYOD with security and confidence given the right preparation and technology??
Eight top considerations on how to add mobile capabilities and support successfully, with the first three focusing on adding mobile views and functionality to business applications, the next three focusing on using increased mobility to help reinvent IT, and the final two bringing it all together.
If you use multiple CDNs to serve your content, you are well aware of the benefit of quick content delivery. However, what happens if one of your CDNs goes down? Without load balancing, that fast load time can turn into downtime in an instant. Luckily your trusty DNS provider is here to help.
If your ads are slow to load, chances are, consumers aren’t going to wait around to see them. Just the smallest amount of latency can cost you thousands of views, clicks, and conversions. By following these 5 guidelines, you can reduce your overall network latency and keep those clicks coming.
DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them.