Database DevOps

Continuous delivery has changed the rules of the game. It’s not just about moving from big bang releases to smaller, faster, more frequent releases. It’s about putting in place a process so that reliable software can be deployed without problems, at any time.

One of the biggest advantages is in automating the repetitive development and testing processes that development teams use to deliver, manage, and maintain applications and databases. From version controlling changes to deploying them to different environments, and, when ready, choosing to deploy to production, continuous delivery helps teams reduce risk and increase both efficiency and reliability in the software release process.

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Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data with Acronis Backup

Businesses today face far more invasive and potentially damaging threats than at any time in the past. Your organization’s IT security is the first line of defense against incidents that can cause business interruption and data corruption. While backup should underpin every business’ data protection strategy, it is no longer enough. To truly protect data, you must deeply integrate security into backup and data protection processes.

Despite increasing attention to security, backup procedures are often neglected in overall security policies. Like the old adage says, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: stopping threats before they can cause irreversible data corruption can save your business the expense and effort of data restoration. In some cases, it can be the difference in your company’s survival.

It’s important to recognize that your backups contain all of your private and potentially sensitive company data. Unauthorized access or hacking into backups can result in intellectual property theft as well as information exposure that could damage your business.

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Johnson Electric Quadruples Backup Speed and Blocks Ransomware Attacks with Acronis Backup

Global electro-mechanical components manufacturer Johnson Electric knew it had improve its uptime after it suffered a costly ransomware attack. With a new data protection solution from Acronis, It now enjoys robust defenses against ransomware attacks, swift recovery from hardware failures, much faster backup speeds, and blockchain-based protection against data tampering. Learn how a global manufacturer brought its backup and ransomware defenses into the 21st century. Get this complimentary case study today.

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The Total Economic Impact of IBM Security Guardium – en_US (April 2018)

Data security presents a complex challenge to organizations. The value of sensitive data, and particularly customer data, has increased exponentially over time, but with it comes an increase in potential liability and exposure. Successful enterprise security and compliance strategy needs to balance out: the rapid growth of data within organizations’ environments; the complexity of regulations and compliance across industries; and the threat of internal and external attacks.

To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with a Guardium implementation, Forrester interviewed three customers with multiple years of experience using Guardium. IBM Security Guardium offers a family of integrated modules for managing the entire data security and compliance life cycle, which is built on a single, unified infrastructure with a unified user experience. Guardium is designed to support and secure a wide range of data environments, including: databases; data warehouses; file systems; and cloud, virtual, and big data-based systems.

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Elevate your Game: Take Data Security to the Next Level

Five benefits of supercharging your data security and compliance efforts with a security-specific big data lake

This paper describes the roadblocks that organizations may face as they seek to take their data security and compliance efforts to the next level while juggling multiple priorities, including:

  • The administrative demands imposed by the management of huge volumes of data.
  • The need to retain those volumes of data over longer time horizons.
  • The need to maintain or improve performance/speed of reporting.
  • The need to provide direct access to data (“free” the data) to users with many different roles and responsibilities.
  • The need to enrich audit data with other types of related security and compliance data while also performing complex analytics on this data to reveal new risks and/or insights.

The pages that follow will explore how organizations can take steps to address the hurdles above, and in doing so, reach new levels of efficiency and sophistication in data security and compliance management.

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Leveraging Machine Learning to Secure Data

To defend your organization’s critical data against new malware threats like ransomware, you need innovative new technologies like machine learning (ML). Learn how ML-enhanced data protection works and how it can help.

Criminal hackers are churning out new malware threats faster that signature-based anti-virus software can keep up. The only way to defeat data-destroying attacks like ransomware is with counter-measures that can spot and terminate new threats on the fly.

Get a copy of this complimentary white paper for a quick tutorial on:

  • How ML can be used to analyze and identify even previously-unknown malware strains
  • How ML-assisted backup defeats ugly new threats like ransomware
  • How Acronis Backup with Active Protection uses ML to stop ransomware dead

Lethal new threats to your data require adaptive defenses with the responsiveness of machine learning. Learn how to builds yours with the help of this free white paper today.

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Virtualization tools like Hyper-V, Nutanix, VMware and other hypervisors allow systems to overcome physical barriers between resources while optimizing server and storage utilization as well as offering increasing flexibility. But protecting the environment and the ever-growing amount of structured and unstructured data being created is still too often ineffectively addressed with complex, on-premises secondary storage models that come with heavy administrative overhead and infrastructure costs. The cloud is not shackled by these limitations.

The cloud is meeting the increasing needs related to business continuity and information governance as new trends change how infrastructure resiliency and long-term retention shape the data protection landscape. Download this asset to learn 8 essential real-world practices to put in place for hypervisor backup, archival and disaster recovery (DR).

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Transitioning data protection to the cloud isn’t easy. Simply relocating legacy backup solutions can lead to unexpected costs, incomplete data, and compromised performance. It can also make it difficult to comply with regional data privacy rules that limit how data can be copied and stored. Businesses get best results from a thoughtful cloud strategy that considers how data is stored, secured, and kept resilient. Download our playbook, providing key strategies for CIOs to consider—and pitfalls to avoid—when transitioning backups and disaster recovery to the cloud.
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How to Perfect Your Sales Process

Designing a sales process before you reach out to your prospects will help you win more sales with less effort. The best sales process will make it easier for leads to make their final buying decision. Plus, the process will suit most of your customers and be scalable as your organization grows.

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Why Leadmaster?

Discover how to get back to work faster, with LeadMaster’s effective and highly efficient CRM platform, designed to help you capture, track, and nurture leads, all to increase sales-conversion and client retention. LeadMaster’s highly customizable features were created with you in mind. Check out this video and learn more about what LeadMaster has to offer!
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5 Essential Data Points to Consider When Selecting a Remote Support Solution

The better your engagement and support processes are, the more efficient and productive your business will be. But you need the right remote support tool and choosing the best one for your organization is critical to success. Look not at just the solution's features but also at what it offers you in the results. Many competitors and non purpose built support solutions won't give you the results you need to get the job done right and on time. Consider these results as you investigate the use of a remote support tool.
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Support Services as a Competitive Differentiator

Fast and effective support will be a competitive differentiator for companies and represents a strategic opportunity in a digitally transformed world. As the number of devices increases and users expect that the time to resolution contracts rapidly, organizations are challenged to deliver uninterrupted access and use of IT devices and applications. Learn the necessary steps to transform your help desk in 2018.
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Biggest Tech Support Time Wasters

When it comes to IT support, time is money. When you take into account loss of employee productivity, a company of 10 employees could lose as much as $183/hour of downtime plus the cost of support. When downtime occurs, every minute counts, and communication is key - especially if the issues are actually easy to fix.This infographic highlights some of the biggest communication barriers to resolving tickets.
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The Real Value of Remote Support: Projecting the ROI of GoToAssist

Digital transformation initiatives are built upon the ability to leverage IT resources anywhere and anytime needed. Fast and effective support is a key foundational requirement in a digitally transformed world. This paper explores the business case for adopting GoToAssist. Technology Finance Partners, a firm specializing in producing ROI analysis, has cooperated with LogMeIn to estimate the value and overall ROI.
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5 Steps to Achieve Risk-Based Application Security Management

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.

IT and business management typically have no visibility into the overall state of application security. Activities for assessing, prioritizing and remediating application vulnerabilities are ad hoc, fragmented and carried out at low levels in the IT security organization. Quality assurance and software development groups lack the knowledge and incentives to address critical vulnerabilities early in application development lifecycles, where testing and fixing vulnerabilities are most cost-effective.

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