Networking involves at least two devices capable of being networked with at least one usually being a computer. The devices can be separated by a few meters (e.g. via Bluetooth) or thousands of kilometers (e.g. via the Internet).
The cloud – and more specifically, cloud communications – is the source of the transformation, which has fundamentally changed the IT landscape. Some IT pros have embraced it. Some are working on migrating to the cloud over time. And others, through choice or necessity, are sticking with a premises-based approach. Read on to find out why some IT pros are shopping for game tables to go in empty server rooms while others are untangling wires and watching blinking lights—and which cases make the most sense for each approach.
After years of being chained to the old ideas of office productivity, businesses are realizing that liberated employees are empowered employees. When you free people from the tethers of the office, amazing things start to happen: productivity rises, borders and barriers disappear, innovation replaces enervation, and the quality of work improves as employees’ quality of life improves.
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge.
Thanks to its convenience, online shopping has become a major trend over the last few years and lets face it, it’s here to stay. With the rise of online shopping, marketing experts capitalized on this new avenue to advertise their products. Now your friends nudge you on Facebook to buy a product they love and Google suggests a friendly place across the street where you can get your car fixed. It’s become hard to browse even a few pages without running into an ad and because of this increases, malware experts also saw a new avenue of attack - Malvertising.
Computer viruses have plagued personal computers since the original Brain virus began infecting boot sectors in 1986. Originally, these early viruses were annoying, but fundamentally benign in nature. However, once the initial concept of malicious propagating code became established, the actors creating viruses became more sophisticated in their approach. Ultimately, the results of a successful infection were more significant and the impact on an enterprise more severe.
We are pleased to present the findings of The State of Malware Detection & Prevention sponsored by Cyphort. The study reveals the difficulty in preventing and detecting malware and advanced threats. The IT function also seems to lack the information and intelligence necessary to update senior executives on cybersecurity risks. We surveyed 597 IT and IT security practitioners in the U.S. who have responsibility for directing cybersecurity activities and/or investments within their organization. All respondents have a network-based malware detection tool or are familiar with this type of tool.
When meeting the needs of a growing infrastructure, do you build or buy? This video illustrates how using the Oracle Database Appliance, which contains the server, software, networking and storage, is easy to deploy and maintain compared to a traditional build scenario, while also being an affordable high availability database solution.
"Seeing is believing. How we connect and collaborate is changing. It’s no longer about reviewing a PowerPoint deck or a document sent out in advance in the meeting invite over a voice bridge. It’s now about collaborating and working in real time with voice, video and content sharing—as a team. Together, Microsoft and Polycom make it simple. Watch now an interactive session covering the following hot topics: How the new Office 365 Services and Skype for Business Online change the collaboration experience and reduce conferencing/communications costs. How you can turn your conference rooms and huddles spaces into productive, collaborative workspaces. Polycom RealPresence Trio and how it accommodates our 3 collaboration needs: Voice, Content and Video. How easy it is to set up and how easy it is for users to connect. How flexible your workspace transition plan can be. Don’t miss this session featuring Polycom and Skype for Business solutions experts, Peter Huboi and Jovito Salonga, for a d
Understanding security analytics can be a daunting job. It is more than just analyzing log files but it is less than a full-blown information security platform. In fact, according to Anton Chuvakin, research vice president for security and risk management at Gartner, it is not yet even a “market,” but rather still just a ”concept” that has yet to define best practices.
"Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. One of the software leaders in the UC space is Microsoft. As organizations look past IM and presence to explore other productivity and efficiency gains that might come with Skype for Business integration, the next logical step is Enterprise Voice. In this brief, you’ll gain valuable insight into the following 3 common questions companies ask before deploying Skype for Business Enterprise Voice: 1. What are the risks of deploying Skype for Business Enterprise Voice? 2. What is the quality of Skype for Business Enterprise Voice? 3. How can Skype for Business Enterprise Voice transform my company? Step inside this whitepaper for guidance from UC industry analyst, ZK Research. "
Whether you are planning to retire legacy phone systems or have already adopted Skype for Business, organizations are looking past IM and presence and exploring other productivity and efficiency gains. And the most logical first step is Voice.
Discover how to take full advantage of Skype for Business in this white paper from ZK Research: The Top 10 Ways to Maximize Your Skype for Business Investment. 2 ways are to make Skype for Business part of your BYOD strategy and consolidate infrastructure.
Find out the remaining 8 ways to maximize your investment - and how to make it work for you.
"Build your business case. There is a transformational shift around enterprise voice solutions as organizations move from the PBX to unified communications (UC) for their voice needs. In parallel, many organizations are moving their existing on-premises infrastructure into the cloud.
This brief outlines the benefits and considerations such as:
• Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud
• Selecting phones for Skype for Business
• Replacing the PBX and making the transition
• And more
Download this brief that helps you realize the benefits that UC and collaboration brings to the modern workplace."
In a multi-database world, startups and enterprises are embracing a wide variety of tools to build sophisticated and scalable applications. IBM Compose Enterprise delivers a fully managed cloud data platform so you can run MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ and etcd in dedicated data clusters.
The database you pick for your next application matters now more than ever. It can be difficult, and oftentimes impossible, to quickly join today's data into the relational model. Learn how a NoSQL database can act as a viable alternative to or compliment an existing relational database.
Once you know that a document oriented database is the best database for your application, you will have to decide where and how you'll deploy the software and its associated infrastructure. Download this white paper for an outline of the deployment options available when you select IBM® Cloudant® as your JSON store.
The Pivot3 N5 storage architecture was designed from the ground up to maximize the business value of data for customers. Our storage team recognized that with flash becoming pervasive in the datacenter, a new storage architecture was needed to help users manage workload performance. With other architectures, painstaking planning is required to prioritize data into specific categories for performance, availability, reliability, backup, etc., and then even more effort is spent designing and implementing storage systems that can meet those goals.
We designed a storage architecture that makes it simple for customers to prioritize their data, and let the storage system take care of managing the data to meet those prioritizations.
Enterprises around the world continue to grapple with the immense challenges associated with the growing complexity of their IT environments and the exponential growth of data. Heterogeneous IT ecosystems place unnecessary, excessive demands on IT resources and skills, creating gaps that can be difficult to overcome as businesses grow and IT deployments become larger and more complicated to support expanding data center operations. As IT teams scramble to accommodate emerging and immediate workload requirements across business units, IT costs and complexity will continue to spiral out of control without technology that directly addresses simplified operations and data center agility.