Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again.
Agile methodologies and the DevOps movement promise faster time-to-deployment, higher quality code, more engaged, productive workers, and happier customers. But there are two sides to every story. In this webinar, we will examine the reasons why businesses might choose one methodology over another and suggest concrete steps businesses can take to get the most out of each methodology while removing friction.
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.
Regardless of how they initially enter the organization, most attackers today still aim to compromise internal servers to steal user credentials, steal sensitive data, and turn compromised servers into hosting platforms used to help attackers steal even more assets.
This SANS whitepaper discusses the methodology of internal and external attacks on data center servers and the applications running on them. It also discusses why, even with our layers of security in place today, servers are still vulnerable, and how organizations can leverage application controls to permit what is known and trusted while denying everything else.
Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, is it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services are most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. Understand the tradeoffs, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging web technologies through this executive summary.
This white paper highlights how a real world FIS client’s utilization of IBM FlashSystem together with the FIS Profile® banking solution1 yielded dramatic performance improvements, truly accelerating the pace of global banking. This client has been an FIS outsourcing client for 14+ years and counting.
Advance planning is the key to holiday profits. Jack Frost may not be nipping at anyone's nose in August, but now is when e-retailers want to put the finishing touches on readying their e-commerce platforms for the all-important holiday shopping season.
Refresh and reset are powerful additions to the arsenal of recovery tools found in Windows 8. Resetting reverts a machine back to a base image of the initial installation; refreshing a machine is a little less drastic in that it keeps some applications, and more importantly, keeps all user data safe while still fully cleansing a PC of many troublesome issues.
Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read. Find out what to consider when upgrading from Windows XP to a new operating system.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has some great new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using the hybrid cloud. Microsoft is building on the established foundation of SQL Server 2008 and 2012. Using similar architecture and management tools, customers will be able to smoothly upgrade their systems and skills based on the need for the new features and according to their own schedule.
AWS has introduced Auto Scaling so that you can take advantage of cloud computing without having to incur the costs of adding more personnel or building your own software. You can use Auto Scaling to scale for high availability, to meet increasing system demand, or to control costs by eliminating unneeded capacity. You can also use Auto Scaling to quickly deploy software for massive systems, using testable, scriptable processes to minimize risk and cost of deployment.
To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.
Equipping IT with the resources that they need to optimize the user experience to match that of consumer applications can help you achieve the business outcomes you want, while making the most of your enterprise content management (ECM) investments.
This independent report from Info-Tech evaluates and scores 14 companies in the Virtual Machine Backup market. It can help you understand what's new in the virtual backup market, evaluate virtual backup vendors and products for your needs and determine which products are most appropriate for your organization. Find out why Symantec was named a “Champion” in virtual backup software.
Ce livre blanc explique pourquoi les plates-formes d’automatisation de la mise en production et du déploiement des applications deviennent toujours plus essentielles pour les départements IT dans les multinationales. Il analyse les exigences spécifiques auxquelles une plate-forme de ce type doit satisfaire afin d’être efficace et de générer un retour sur investissement important.
Contractors entail a unique challenge for businesses and for IT. They’re necessary, but provisioning them correctly and deprovisioning them at the right time is difficult. Read this paper to learn to minimize risk and streamline provisioning for contractors and others.