Central Role of Messaging Middleware in Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Highly decentralized computing is the new normal for most organizations, and digital transformation (DX) initiatives are changing application architectures to event driven to support real-time and near-real-time response cycles. In this environment, enterprises are increasingly turning to messaging middleware to meet the combined requirements of complexity, speed, reliability, and security to connect the digital world of applications and data.

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3 strategies for a successful intranet adoption

We have talked about common myths and issues surrounding user adoption of digital transformation initiatives, in particular such as intranets, digital workplaces and collaboration platforms.

Let us now, as promised, examine three different strategies for a successful intranet adoption.

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How can you ensure that your employees are engaged

Employee engagement is key to a high-performing organisation—that much is clear. But how can you ensure that your employees are engaged? Motivational theories provide some clues. Let’s examine the two most well-known ones in this article.

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Why Digital Collaboration

We define digital collaboration as the digital systems people use to collaborate internally (within the enterprise network) or externally (with enterprise communities or partners) to get things done.

Modern companies are increasingly structured in silos. Specializations within different enterprise functions, geographic distribution and the proliferation of digital tools isolate people within their immediate business units.

Digital collaboration tools increase collaboration in the enterprise by creating collaboration synergies through a modern digital setting. Digital collaboration tools connect people, information, business applications and company communications, transforming your company into a unified, successful business force.

In practice, digital collaboration platforms provide a number of recent innovative technologies, such as social collaboration, project management and real-time communication, within an integrated digital setting.

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Common pitfalls behind Intranet project failures

If you are planning to modernize your company intranet, this guide is for you.

Having worked on numerous internal collaboration initiatives alongside our clients, we acquired a thorough understanding of what works and what does not in the particular context of an Intranet project. This short guide attempts to extract the most important of those lessons that we learnt for your benefit.

This guide is intentionally vendor agnostic: it will not help you choose a vendor but should help you build a successful intranet for your company regardless of your choice. It is also intentionally concise: we do not aim at being comprehensive, but rather attempt to focus on the most important and least known aspects of an intranet project.

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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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Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Mobile & IoT Application Security Study

Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the findings of the 2017 Study on Mobile and Internet of Things Application Security sponsored by IBM and Arxan Technologies. The purpose of this research is to understand how companies are reducing the risk of mobile apps and Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace. The risks created by mobile apps have been well researched and documented. This study reveals how companies are unprepared for risks created by vulnerabilities in IoT apps.

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Testing SD-WAN Service Is the Easy Part

Enterprises today have many options for the testing and early deployment of SD-WAN services, including free trial programs offered by vendors or through service providers. Testing SD-WAN with a few sites is the easy part of attaining some initial knowledge about SD-WAN service. Deploying and monitoring SD-WAN service in a large-scale production environment is where many enterprises realize the value a managed SD-WAN service brings.

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What You Need to Know About SD-WAN

Up until recently, networks supporting corporate functions were clearly separated from the internet.

As more and more applications move to the cloud, traffic can take an indirect route, resulting in poor performance. Fortunately, networking technology has evolved to tackle these challenges. Enterprise IT leaders can use the simple best practices shared in this guide to reap the benefits of software-defined networking and make the unpredictable internet look and feel like your own network.

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Translating Big Telco Back into English

Big Telco’s jargon and marketing fluff is out of control. As innovative networking approaches like SD-WAN are becoming more widely adopted, people running today’s larger WANs are looking for clear and actionable information. Unfortunately, that information is coming from Big Telco.

In this guide, we decided to examine some of the more common Big Telco messages on SD-WAN. We found real (yes, real) quotes from Big Telco, and we’ve translated and explained them for those of you that don’t naturally speak this language (which is practically everyone). Enjoy.

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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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5 Epic Fails in Data Security: Common Data Security Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Data security is on everyone’s mind these days, and for good reason. Although the number of data breaches in the first half of 2017 was about the same as the first halves of 2015 and 2016, the number of records stolen between January 1 and June 30, 2017 has exceeded all of 2016. And that’s not counting one of largest security breaches of all time, announced in September. Many factors are contributing to the increase in successful attacks – the erosion of network perimeters and increased attack surfaces offered by more complex IT environments, a growing use of cloud services and the new demands that places on security practices, and the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber criminals – and the landscape continues to evolve.

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How to Avoid Epic Fails in Data Security Battlecard

Today, the cyber-security attack surface continues to expand even as network perimeters vanish. Cyber-attackers have evolved from pranksters into organized criminals whose sole focus is separating you from your money, your data,or both. But fear not breaches can be avoided–if you know what not to do.This Battle Card highlights some common mistakes other organizations have made.

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