Thinking upstream about White House cybersecurity order 14028

A few months ago, the U.S. White House released cybersecurity executive order 14028, an attempt by the United States government to use its purchasing power to create positive changes to the way cybersecurity is addressed around the world.

Recent high profile breaches like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack or the SolarWinds software supply chain attack have shown that our cybersecurity defenses are woefully inadequate. This executive order forces a higher standard of cybersecurity for any organization selling software to the federal government, which in turn makes it the de facto global standard for all software in the future.

Tidelift CEO and co-founder Donald Fischer shares his perspective on how the cybersecurity executive order impacts software supply chain security. He’ll brief attendees on the key issues addressed by the executive order, including software bill of materials (SBOM), supply chain security, and provenance requirements. He’ll outline the gaps that most organizations will need to close in order to stay in compliance. And he’ll share a proactive approach to addressing open source software supply chain health and security upstream.

If you want to ensure your organization is fully prepared for the coming changes, you won’t want to miss this briefing.

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Cooking with Tidelift

When cooking for friends or family, many of us go out of the way to seek the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible. You may have favorite producers at the local farmers market, or brands from the grocery that you've come to know and trust. But when choosing the ingredients that make up our open source applications, we often bring in new libraries without any guarantees that they are safe and well maintained.

We wanted to distill the idea of managing open source down to something so simple, you could explain it to a child, so that’s why we wrote a children’s book about enterprise open source software management. Yes, we just used the phrases “children’s book” and “enterprise open source software” in the same sentence.

We call it Cooking with Tidelift, and it will show you how we can help you create catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components to ensure your apps are as safe and healthy as they can be.

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Building Your Data Fabric with DataOps for Dummies

What is a data fabric and why should you be interested in it? If you have IT folks who are responsible for making all of your IT operate smoothly while meeting your business needs, you need a data fabric.

Download this whitepaper to learn how to design and build a data fabric architecture that works for you.

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451 Research: DataOps and the Evolution of Data Governance

Organizations are under pressure to maximize value from data, while also facing new regulatory and privacy restrictions. There is a need to align business objectives in order to accelerate data-driven outcomes, and attitudes toward data governance are evolving – ultimately viewing it as an enabler of business value.

Read this excerpt from 451 Research’s report “DataOps and the Evolution of Data Governance” to learn more about the latest trends.

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O’Reilly – Data Governance: The Definitive Guide

Through good data governance, you can inspire customer trust, enable your organization to identify business efficiencies, generate, more competitive offerings, and improve customer experience.

In this book, you will learn:

  • Data governance strategies addressing people, processes, and tools
  • Benefits and challenges of a cloud-based data governance approach
  • How data governance is conducted from ingest to preparation and use
  • And much more!
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How to Modernize Hadoop in Three Steps

Modernizing your Hadoop technology will help reduce the cost and size of existing data lakes, improve the customer experience by understanding existing data and identify which data should move to object storage versus the cloud.

Download this eBook to learn how to modernize Hadoop in three steps.

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In a World Without Third-party Cookies, a First-party Data Strategy Takes the Cake

By 2022, approximately 86% of browser traffic will no longer be supported by third-party cookies. For years, companies have used third-party cookies to track and understand buyer behavior online. Now, amidst privacy concerns and regulatory laws, marketers now face data deprecation and may face challenges ahead without a solution in place.

So what exactly is the industry moving towards?

The first step in combating third-party cookie loss is shifting to a first-party data strategy. Read our latest ebook, First-Party Data Takes the Cake, to learn how to use the data you obtain directly from customer relationships — instead of buying it from a third-party — to continue tracking and targeting customer behavior effectively, to provide the best customer experience (CX) possible, and to future proof your targeting strategies.

Read it today to:

  • Learn key differences between first, second, and third-party data
  • Understand the benefits of centering your CX strategy around first-party data
  • Prepare to get the right tech in place for 2022
  • Leverage 4 strategic steps in creating a first-party data strategy
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In a World Without Third-party Cookies, a First-party Data Strategy Takes the Cake

By 2022, approximately 86% of browser traffic will no longer be supported by third-party cookies. For years, companies have used third-party cookies to track and understand buyer behavior online. Now, amidst privacy concerns and regulatory laws, marketers now face data deprecation and may face challenges ahead without a solution in place.

So what exactly is the industry moving towards?

The first step in combating third-party cookie loss is shifting to a first-party data strategy. Read our latest ebook, First-Party Data Takes the Cake, to learn how to use the data you obtain directly from customer relationships — instead of buying it from a third-party — to continue tracking and targeting customer behavior effectively, to provide the best customer experience (CX) possible, and to future proof your targeting strategies.

Read it today to:

  • Learn key differences between first, second, and third-party data
  • Understand the benefits of centering your CX strategy around first-party data
  • Prepare to get the right tech in place for 2022
  • Leverage 4 strategic steps in creating a first-party data strategy
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Vertex Indirect Tax Solutions in the Oracle Cloud

Vertex Indirect Tax O Series, powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, is a strategic collaboration that enables companies who are running their Oracle applications on OCI, to leverage Vertex Indirect Tax O Series, a best-in-class enterprise indirect tax solution, on the same platform.

During this webcast, learn how our joint customers can build, deploy, integrate, and extend Vertex tax solutions in the Oracle Cloud. We will also discuss how we ensure that rigorous security and performance standards are and continue to be met.

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Digital Transformation Demands a New Approach to ERP with Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

When selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, executives often overlook the power it holds today and the importance of tax compliance. Some organizations still believe that the operational systems that have supported their companies in the past, will help to do business in a new way as they grow. However, ERP can be a significant impediment to modernization if the processes encoded in the software are inflexible or bind the company to outmoded ways of doing business.

In this white paper, learn about factors which IT leaders should consider when planning for an ERP transformation along with business transformation, the significance of choosing a tax-aware ERP and how the right ERP solution can accelerate the pace and benefits of transformation.

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Case Study: Reducing Audit Risk with Vertex and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

In this new normal, many companies are evolving their business models to keep up with the ever-changing times. In this webcast, Vertex and Deloitte thought leaders discuss how they helped transform Arcadis’ Accounts Payable and Purchasing processes by implementing Vertex tax automation for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP. Hear from Arcadis, a leading global design & consultancy firm, as they share their challenges and how with the help of tax automation, were able to eliminate tedious, time-consuming, and repetitive processes that allowed their staff to focus on higher-value work.

Viewers will learn how an automated tax solution can give their organization scalability and flexibility while helping improve the accuracy of sales, use, and value added tax calculations on transactions, ultimately reducing audit risk.

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Accelerate Tax Automation Integration for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

The world of indirect tax never stands still. With constantly changing tax rates and rules, tax automation technology can help companies keep up to date and stay compliant. Understanding the need to streamline the tax engine integration process and ongoing updates to tax content, we developed the Vertex® Indirect Tax Accelerator for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP. Our tax integration solution leverages an intuitive user experience design and is available for on-premise, on-demand, and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP.

In this webcast, hear insights on this exciting new release and learn how companies can:

  • Realize the full potential of the Vertex® Indirect Tax Accelerator for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP
  • Benefit from the basic setups and advanced activities like rules-based parameter mapping
  • Utilize the import master data setup from Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP to accelerate implementation time and reduce data entry risks
  • Understand how our simplified and comprehensive tax integration solution will allow intuitive monitoring of various transaction flows

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Vertex & Oracle Retail Solutions for Today’s Marketplace

The retail sector has been hit hard by an abrupt change in business. Those organizations that were able to pivot to an online sales model have greatly improved their chances at survival and even growth. With these changes, tax becomes an important piece in your new business strategy.

In this on-demand webcast, we’ll explore evolving consumer behaviors, legislative changes, and the emerging business landscape within the retail industry. We’ll cover how these shifts affect indirect tax and the importance of cloud-based solutions for tax collection, reconciliation, and reporting. To put it all together, we’ll share use cases and best tax practices for retailers that can help industries across the board as they adapt to this new reality.

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Accelerating the Transformation of Finance with Vertex and Oracle Cloud

According to a recent survey by McKinsey, the pandemic has accelerated organizations’ digital transformation of customer and supply chain interactions, as well as internal operations by as much as 3 to 4 years. CFOs, CTOs, and CIOs are being forced to rapidly reimagine processes, platforms, and accessibility to not only plan for the reality of future challenges from new forcing remote operations, but also streamline operations to remain competitive.

Vertex, KPMG, and Oracle are driving the transformation of finance through cloud-first initiatives that produce comprehensive and connected solutions all tightly coupled and accessible through our cloud platforms.

Watch this webcast to explore:

  • Common business, regulatory and organizational drivers, and goals for transformation
  • Migrating to the Cloud: Recommended platforms, tools, and processes to streamline your financial operations, reduce risk and improve compliance today and tomorrow
  • Case studies, metrics, and shared learning from your peers
  • KPMG’s best practices for integrating Vertex with Oracle Cloud, including how to plan for and tackle a challenging implementation as well as how to avoid some common traps in an Oracle Cloud/indirect tax transformation journey

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The Great Pivot: 5 Ways Retailers Can Adapt and Grow Their Businesses

Retailers experienced an era like no other when COVID-19 spread worldwide. Shopping switched from in-store to online nearly overnight. The supply chain experienced unprecedented upheaval in product availability and pricing, and purchasing patterns reshuffled product category priorities. As a result, brands had to quickly shift their operations to serve customers and protect revenue in a time of deep uncertainty.

The pandemic upended the retail landscape, but a measured recovery has already begun that will require new approaches and greater agility than ever before. Brands with a strong reinvention approach — one that leverages the latest technology tools and seamlessly supports complex transactions and multi-layered compliance obligations — will successfully navigate the new paradigm and strengthen their market share.

In this e-book by Retail TouchPoints, sponsored by Vertex, Oracle and KPMG, learn some of the core ways retailers can pivot to meet the new pandemic realities, including transformation tips to expand revenue, enhance operations, and maintain compliance.

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