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.
It’s easy to generate a burst of revenue. But will your strategies deliver consistently high profits over the long term? Discover the risks of strategic inertia and learn how to develop strategies that keep your firm on top—today and tomorrow.
In this white paper, Jon Oltsik, Senior Principle Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, explores the need for objective security performance metrics in order to identify, quantify and mitigate cyber risk across the business ecosystem.
Market leaders build innovative strategies that drive industry change. Harvard Business School’s one-week strategy program for senior executives can help you master strategy development and execution—and set the stage for sustainable competitive advantage.
Hadoop is the rising star of the business technology agenda for a simple reason — it disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and someday soon, all enterprise applications; it is secretly becoming an application platform too. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should be aware of and take action on these eight predictions, including the disruptive power of “Hadooponomics,” Hadoop’s current killer app, the closing data management gap, and the emergence of brand new distros.
Althrough Hadoop and related technologies have been with us for several years, most business intelligence (BI) professionals and their business counterparts still harbor a few misconceptions that need to be corrected about Hadoop and related technologies such as MapReduce.
This webcast presents the 10 most common myths about Hadoop, then corrects them. The goal is to clarify what Hadoop is and does relative to BI, as well as in which business and technology situations Hadoop-based BI, data warehousing and analytics can be useful.
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.
Virtualization promises to boost efficiency and cut costs. Whether you’re running applications on physical or virtual machines, you still need to stay vigilant to guard against the constant and growing hazard of malware and other cyberthreats that can put your business at risk. This guide will show you how.
The business phone system search can be a complex one… but there are some must-have features that will help you narrow down your search. Our new infographic details the features that really matter for most businesses.
In the world of network management, knowledge is power. But many organizations know a lot less about their network than they think. With proper network auditing and configuration, businesses can fill this knowledge gap.
The goal of understanding and managing service behavior remains elusive. Failure to adopt operational practices such as service portfolio management, process refinement, consolidation of tools, and consolidation of the organizational entities themselves explain most of the trouble.
The Riverbed SteelCentral network performance management suite of products provides considerable advantages over those of JDSU Network Instruments because of its breadth, depth and ease of use to quickly understand and pinpoint the root cause of performance problems.
Hospitals and healthcare providers are united under one central mission: to provide exceptional care to patients while keeping costs down. Increasingly, that’s being accomplished through technology, and healthcare providers are becoming incredibly dependent on IT for their day-to-day operations.
Software piracy, whether accidental or malicious, is a problem for software vendors as these activities can directly affect the bottom line. Organizations that use software are affected as well. Along with rising software prices, they can face stiff fines and other costs for noncompliance with software licenses. This can come as a result of an audit that software vendors are more inclined to initiate in a lackluster economy. This white paper will discuss actions to take before, during and after an audit. As well as outline the best ways for the enterprise to remain compliant with software licenses.
Parking lot, area, and pathway lighting that burns all night represents a significant source of energy waste and contributes to needless sky glow and light pollution. Learn how that can be avoided with this whitepaper.
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Where the goal of cyberprevention has been to reduce the probability of an attack against the organization, cyber resilience looks to reduce the impact of these attacks through cyber risk management. A cyber resilience program still considers detection and prevention techniques, but it also assumes that a breach is likely. This stance emphasizes anticipation, agility, and adaptation. Not every attack can be prevented, but with a cyber resilience program, damage can be mitigated or avoided altogether.
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco® Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race between attackers and defenders, and how users are becoming everweaker links in the security chain.