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IT Security Can Support The Health Of A Business and Sharpen Its Competitive Edge

Pervasive, stringent cybersecurity that also supports productivity goals is achievable. More than just an essential function, IT security can help companies differentiate themselves from their competition and boost their reputations. Mid-market businesses can benefit from Dell Technologies solutions that protect all of IT, including devices, data, and datacenters, on-premises and in the cloud.

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The Balanced Security Imperative

Balanced security requires firms to transition from treating privacy and data security as compliance requirements to one that champions privacy and uses its technology prowess to differentiate the brand. Any misstep with or changes to the IT infrastructure can and will exacerbate complexity, which is why building a balanced security strategy is so important. A balanced security strategy negates complexity by keeping up with the pace of technological change as well as industry disruption and evolving regulatory compliance. In March 2019, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the evolving security trends and technology needed to protect and enable employees. Our study found that empowering employees while adhering to security protocols improves employee productivity. Forrester conducted an online survey of 887 senior business and IT decision makers to explore this topic.

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End-to-End Security Solutions for Mid-Market Businesses

In a digital business, processes are rarely, if ever, confined to the infrastructure of the company. Customers and employees engage across numerous digital channels and dozens of third-party relationships critical to operations. IT leaders must rapidly evolve to protect their firms’ brands, strengthen their reputations, and build customer trust. To do so, security and productivity should go hand-in-hand, and that means a well-defined policy framework, metrics that demonstrate business value, and a business-aligned strategy that ties all this together.

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Managing Security Risk And Compliance In A Challenging Landscape

Security leaders have been in front of boards and executive committees long enough to know that security metrics that simply portray statistics from monitoring tools, or count the number of malware attacks, have relatively no value for those executives who drive corporate strategy and budgets. Protecting sensitive data of the company, the employees, and their customers isn’t just a compliance obligation. It is a business imperative. Managing the security of the business is no easy task. Today’s security environment is becoming more complex and difficult to manage. Businesses are struggling to source talented employees. This is exactly why working alongside the right technology partners will help push security, risk, and compliance objectives forward.

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Transforming Business in the Mid-Market: A Guide for Engaging with Customers

Driving growth in the face of increased competition and tighter margins is a challenge for businesses that need to cost effectively acquire new customers while retaining existing ones. And while mid-market firms widely accept that technology is critical to achieving this goal, the key is figuring out how to best use it to drive competitive value through customer relationships.

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Transforming Business in the Mid-Market: A Guide for Stimulating Innovation and Improving Quality

Businesses must continuously focus on driving growth and retaining existing customers. Growth is mainly dependent on the ability to innovate and bring new offerings to market, while customer retention requires building consistent positive experiences. In today's continuous economy, opportunities need to be identified and acted upon quickly, but this can be challenging when facing resource constraints and limited scalability.

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Transforming Business in the Mid-Market: A Guide to Driving Productivity

Scaling your business leads to revenue growth and opportunity, but did you know that focusing on productivity can build a competitive advantage? In a successful environment, business leaders can analyze insights and apply them to situations where they create the most benefit. Additionally, employees can call on resources whenever and wherever needed—they use tools that help them stay in sync with customers and ahead of the competition.

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Transforming Business in the Mid-Market: A Guide to Increasing Profitability

Businesses can leverage IT resources, both people and equipment, to drive down costs and increases profitability. To succeed, they will need to make the most of internal skills and allow IT staff to focus on activities with the highest payback. They will also need an infrastructure strategy that scales to meet the needs of the future, making sure that new demands don’t mean the end of effective cost management.

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Data Security for the Way People Work

Data security is at the top of the priority list for most organizations, as well it should be. Threats have never been more numerous, more varied or more dangerous. Phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, BIOS attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs) are multiplying relentlessly (see sidebar). The dangers of data loss, extortion and identity theft are real. The global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million USD, according to Ponemon Institute.

In this challenging climate, IT leaders must implement security strategies that keep data safe while enabling productivity and collaboration without compromising the user experience. Security policies and solutions that are cumbersome, such as complex and arduous authentication methods or lengthy virus scans, will discourage employees from using their devices – or will lead them to circumvent the security measures entirely. In fact, 41% of employees say they will go around security methods that get in their way.

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PC-as-a-Service: Unlocking New IT Capabilities To Improve Employee Experience

For many businesses having a good workforce experience leads to higher levels of employee productivity and operational efficiency. In order to improve workforce experiences, organizations can adopt the PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) model to offload cumbersome and time-intensive tasks from employees. This Forrester spotlight evaluates the effectiveness of PCaaS and looks at how PCaaS can improve workforce experience.

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Getting Buy-In for IT Security Initiatives in Your Organization

Mid-market businesses are increasingly the targets of cyber attacks, with their adversaries regarding them as soft targets. That perspective stems from the realities on the ground, where these companies lack the large, dedicated security teams that are common in enterprises. Mid-market businesses also typically lack the sophisticated internal security systems and controls present at larger organizations to ward off threats.

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Managing Security Risk And Compliance In A Challenging Landscape (updated)

Security leaders have been in front of boards and executive committees long enough to know that security metrics that simply portray statistics from monitoring tools, or count the number of malware attacks, have relatively no value for those executives who drive corporate strategy and budgets. Protecting sensitive data of the company, the employees, and their customers isn’t just a compliance obligation. It is a business imperative. Managing the security of the business is no easy task. Today’s security environment is becoming more complex and difficult to manage. Businesses are struggling to source talented employees. This is exactly why working alongside the right technology partners will help push security, risk, and compliance objectives forward.

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What Does End-to-End Security Mean for Your Business?

As cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, varied, and frequent, mid-market businesses find that they need enterprise-grade protection. At the same time, staff and budget constraints compared to enterprises make it challenging to secure their environments adequately. The threats they face against their operations and assets range from phishing and ransomware to physical theft or loss of devices, covert crypto-mining, denial of service, advanced persistent threats, and many others.

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Transforming Business in the Mid-Market: A Guide for Engaging with Customers

Driving growth in the face of increased competition and tighter margins is a challenge for businesses that need to cost-effectively acquire new customers while retaining existing ones. And while mid-market firms widely accept that technology is critical to achieving this goal, the key is figuring out how to best use it to drive competitive value through customer relationships. This guide discusses the technologies best able to support midmarket organizations in efficient pursuit, development, and retention of new and existing customers.

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