Accelerating Government IT Innovation

Evolving citizen and constituent expectations have created the imperative for government to digitally transform. Delivering on these expectations grows more challenging by the year, as the proliferation of modern technologies (e.g. SaaS, mobile, IoT) forces IT teams to rethink how to best deliver projects to their constituents and deliver on their mission.

Microservices have emerged as a means through which government IT teams can increase project delivery speed without compromising on security. This whitepaper discusses the role microservices can play in government, and how API-led connectivity helps agencies to more effectively and securely implement a microservices architecture.

Readers will learn:

  • How agencies have increased IT agility with reusable microservices
  • Why government IT teams must move beyond point-to-point integration
  • How microservices enable secure data sharing within and across agencies
  • How API-led connectivity supports microservices adoption in government
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API-led Connectivity for Government

Today, government IT teams are expected to deliver more services with fewer resources. Consequently, many agencies have prioritized legacy modernization, interoperability, and shared service models as a means towards increasing IT delivery capacity. We propose that successful execution of these initiatives within the confines of a strictly managed budget requires a new approach to integration, one centered around APIs.

Our recommended approach, API-led connectivity, builds on the principles of re-use first outlined by SOA, while avoiding many of the pitfalls that limited the success of heavyweight SOA implementations.

In this whitepaper, you will learn:

  • What forces drive digital transformation in federal government, and what role integration plays in supporting digital transformation
  • How a civilian federal agency leveraged APIs to modernize legacy systems and accelerate the speed of integration
  • How to build out an API-led architecture within a government agency to accelerate project delivery through promotion of re-use
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Building the Connected Retail Experience

“Today’s shoppers expect more than a transactional relationship with retailers; they want a seamless and personalized journey that reflects the context of how they shop across devices and channels. The key to success lies in connecting in-store software with online systems so retailers can provide an uninterrupted experience wherever customers shop.” - Ross Mason, Founder of MuleSoft

Driving digital transformation in retail requires connectivity across an ever-increasing number of applications, data and devices. Because of this, connectivity has emerged as a bottleneck that slows the development of new applications and the adoption of new technologies to meet customer demands.

In response, leading retail and CPG companies have adopted API-led connectivity, which eliminates this connectivity bottleneck and enables a 2-5x faster IT project delivery across the value chain.

Download this eBook to learn:

  • How leading retailers like Buffalo Wild Wings, TAL Apparel and PetSmart are leveraging API-led connectivity to accelerate IT project delivery speed
  • How APIs can be used to address the unique business and IT challenges faced by retailers
  • How MuleSoft’s out-of-the-box API designs, implementations, and connectors can accelerate the adoption of API-led connectivity
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The Future of Digital Retail

The world of retail is changing dramatically. Retailers used to have anonymous, transactional relationships with their customers; but now both retailers and customers want a deeper relationship. The retailers that win today are the ones that use technology to build those personal customer experiences and transform their digital retail experience. However, it isn’t always easy to implement new solutions with existing systems.

Read this eBook to discover:

  • Why existing approaches are not sufficient for the pace of digital transformation that retail demands
  • How to drive technology change in your organization, creating a greater capability to innovate and transforming the digital retail experience for your customers
  • How to adopt an API-led approach to integration that packages underlying connectivity and orchestration services as easily discoverable and reusable building blocks
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Open Banking (PSD2) and the Future of Financial Services

The future of financial services is under pressure from profound digital disruption. Across the globe, there are forces, both regulatory and customer-led, that open up the market to new entrants and disrupt what customers are buying — and how. The advent of Open Banking is one major influence, with Open APIs paving the way for third-party developers to build applications and services independently.

This whitepaper outlines the challenges facing financial services firms and how a new approach to enterprise integration — API-led connectivity — can help banks and financial services firms not only survive, but thrive in an increasingly competitive future.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • What financial services firms should do about Open Banking, based on the experiences of the impact of PSD2 in Europe
  • How an API strategy could define the future of financial services
  • How a global bank successfully completed a digital transformation initiative
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Value Chain Disruption in Insurance

83% of insurance CEOs say they are “concerned” about the speed of technological change in the marketplace. This need for speed within the insurance market is creating a need for an "insurance as a platform" model in order to integrate systems and partners. An integration platform will be the key to delighting customers, launching new and richer products, partnering with third parties such as InsurTech, and ultimately growing revenue.

Read this whitepaper to understand:

  • How packaging your insurance organization as a series of discrete capabilities will achieve revenue growth
  • Why adopting an API-led approach to connectivity will quickly achieve this ‘insurance as a platform’ model
  • How you can get started on an insurance integration platform today
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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware | Trends & Threat Predictions

In this comprehensive eBook, we describe how hackers and cryptocurrencies are impacting website security. As cryptocurrencies gain market capitalization, many cybercriminals are looking for opportunities to monetize on the growing popularity. Sucuri researchers have identified a variety of malware campaigns devised to infect websites and hijack valuable resources to mine cryptocurrencies. This content is intended to educate and bring awareness to the threat of cryptomining malware. Topics include cryptocurrencies, cryptominers, types of related malware infections, trends and threat predictions for 2018, and information on how administrators can mitigate the risk of a infection and protect their websites.

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Forrester Wave for SIEM

In our 36-criteria evaluation of security analytics (SA) providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — BAE Systems, E8 Security, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huntsman Security, IBM, Intel Security, LogRhythm, RSA, Securonix, and Splunk — and researched, analyzed, and scored them.

This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.

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Gartner & IBM Webcast: The Future of Threat Detection

The Future of Threat Detection: UEBA and SIEM Together?

An IBM Security webinar featuring Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin

Gone are the days of a clearly defined network perimeter, in which you can confidently rely on static rules to detect intruders. As the cyber threat landscape has evolved, so has the vendor landscape. With all the options available, do you know which threat detection solutions to invest in – much less which ones will still exist in five years?

Listen to this IBM Security webinar featuring Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin to learn:

  • Similarities and differences between SIEM and UEBA solutions
  • Predictions on the future of these two markets
  • How QRadar’s single-platform approach to SIEM and UEBA can help you not only detect more threats, but also more accurately determine if a threat is real versus benign

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Full-Stack Monitoring for Performance-Based Routing

Is your stack primed for growth in 2018?

In the 2018 Full-Stack Monitoring eBook from Cedexis, learn how to leverage monitoring tools across your resources to intelligently deliver applications and data.

Tools exist to monitor every layer of a network-based application’s stack, but getting them to work together is a different issue.

How can a stack of different monitoring tools work together to minimize downtime and maximize application performance? From bare metal to network, monitoring tools span application layers and provide features that allow emergency notification to DevOps personnel when infrastructure goes belly-up.

In this 2018 eBook, learn how the latest full-stack monitoring tools can help keep your users happy and your DevOps team sleeping soundly

Chapters Include:

  • Tackling the Challenge of Modern Application Delivery
  • No Single Monitoring Tool Is Enough
  • Hardware Monitoring
  • Operating System Monitoring
  • Application Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring
  • What About Containers?
  • Synthetic and RUM Approaches to Network Monitoring
  • Planning for Outages and Performance Issues
  • Planning for Growth
  • The Future of Full-Stack Monitoring

Get your copy of the 2018 Full-Stack Monitoring for Performance-Based Routing eBook today!

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Unifying Backup DR & Data DeDuplication Operations

Gartner reports that IT now views backup applications as complex, frustrating, and unable to meet today’s changing DR requirements. This IT Brief will give you the fundamentals on how to utilize Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology to save critical business backup data in a virtual disk format. Paragon’s proprietary Protect & Restore (PPR) is Paragon Software’s solution for data protection services. Read this business brief to learn the latest information on how to protect your company from Disaster Recovery using the newest strategies to store & backup critical business data thru BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), VMWare, and Physical Storage Servers while avoiding redundant deduplication. This brief provides 3 different strategies to backup, restore, protect, and save your data physically and in the cloud.

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