How to boost sales team productivity

Customer relationship management (CRM) boosts both productivity and effectiveness, yet 22% of professionals don’t know what CRM is used for—and 40% still store customer data in a spreadsheet or email. Read this guide to learn the five ways that CRM can increase the productivity of your sales team.
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Better Together: Managing Your Apple Devices as an Ecosystem

The reality is desktop operating systems — Windows, macOS and Chrome OS — have little in common. All have a unique workflow to provision, encrypt, deploy, secure, update and support devices. The same “uniqueness” also applies to the mobile platforms: iOS, Windows Mobile and Android.

So, you as an organization have to choose:

  • Manage your devices by platform type (i.e., desktop or mobile).
  • Attempt to manage your devices with a unified tool.
  • Manage your devices by ecosystem (Apple, Microsoft, Google).

Download this e-book for a break down of the choices facing you and your IT staff, and see how each impacts you and your users.

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Appsession: Is our Appetite for Mobile Apps Putting us at Risk? Infographic

With the explosion of mobile app usage, more personal information than ever is flowing through mobile applications. But has our security awareness kept pace? Have consumers adopted best practice behaviors or are they leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attack?

Download the infographic for a breakdown of the new mobile safety landscape, including how often:

  • Users tclick on ads promoting apps
  • Users click on links in emails, mobile web, and social media promoting apps
  • Users rarely or never check the app details before downloading
  • Users rarely or never inspect the T&C’s or permissions being requested during app installation
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Build your data science dream team

Industry analyst Claudia Imhoff has identified three critical skill sets that will help CIOs build a formidable data science infrastructure.

Ready to create a playground where your data science teams can explore, innovate and flourish? Download the analyst report “Data Science: Providing Knowledge and Insights to Your Organization” and learn how.

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Navigating Mobile Devices: Strategies for IT and Business Users

This SlashGuide, sponsored by Dell and Intel®, looks at how enterprises across various industries can get the maximum return from their mobile device investment. Topics of discussion will include:

• Why mobile device CPUs matter, and what to look for when choosing a new device, such as selecting an Intel® Atom™ or Intel® Core™ processor based on user workload
• Windows 10 adaptability - deploying and supporting new applications
• How mobile management (EMM) has evolved and how to best secure new devices
• Accelerating delivery of the mobile apps that business users demand, while ensuring corporate security measures

IDC and Gartner are projecting nearly 20% growth in business tablet purchases for 2016. Will you be ready? Read on to find out.

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The Increasing Importance of Middleware and Platforms for Coding and DevOps

The dynamic nature of business requires that companies be agile enough to quickly react to new opportunities and stay ahead of the competition. Unfortunately, traditional development approaches no longer meet the business demands for speed, compounded by the complexities inherent in connecting new front-end mobile apps to back-end data services. This Slashguide details how a DevOps strategy with middleware and application run-time development platforms at the core can help today's businesses remain agile.
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Security Analytics: A Required Escalation In Cyber Defense

Security Analytics is one of the two fastest growing product categories in security. Unlike sand boxing for advanced malware detection it provides a comprehensive view into all network traffic,not just payloads. Every organization will have to deploy some sort of security analytics.

The largest IT departments in highly targeted environments, like banks and defense contractors, are already doing some sort of security analytics. The enterprise is hiring the talent now to be able to deploy and use security analytics. Smaller organizations will have to use managed service providers because they lack the staff. There will be stand alone tools, cloud tools and capabilities built into network security platforms. Scale, speed and ability to apply security intelligence will be the determining factor in the success of these tools. Security analytics is an emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors.
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Applications, DevOps and the Cloud: IT Impact of Trends in Motion

This SlashGuide discusses the results of a recent Slashdot Media Pulse survey that looks at how new Cloud-based tools are impacting web and mobile app development, what factors are most impeding the ability to deliver new code releases and how development is migrating from on-premises to the Cloud.
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The Evolution of Application Quality:
Performance Testing Yields to Performance Engineering

New DevOps and continuous development processes have resulted in faster delivery to market. But the continuing prevalence of major performance and quality issues and the high costs of remediation show that a better approach to performance validation is badly needed. This SlashGuide provides a quick overview of the evolution of software application quality, from Performance Testing to Performance Engineering.
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Behind the Mask: The Changing Face of Hacking

Headlines featuring large-scale cyber breaches at Target, Home Depot, Sony Pictures, and others have taught us one thing—no one is safe. But who are the hackers who are able to pull off such huge attacks against sophisticated targets, including the U.S. Government? And how do they do it?

This new report will help you learn more about hackers and how they work, which can help you better plan and deploy your own defenses. Read it to understand:

• The attack methods hackers use
• Why simple approaches like phishing still work
• How HPE Security Research provides actionable security intelligence that can help make your organization safer

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Cloud, Collaboration and Communication: What’s on the Mind of IT Leaders Today?

In today's increasingly social world, the ability to collaborate with coworkers, business partners and even clients is taking on more importance. How are tools like mobile collaboration and file sharing impacting the way we work? What is top of mind for collaborators today, and what is the cloud's impact on social business? This SlashGuide discusses the results of a recent Slashdot Media survey bringing these issues to light.
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