Business resiliency

Smarter Business Review stories about business resiliency

Recruiting for niche jobs in a candidate’s market

Written by Julie Oplt | July 12, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

Many manufacturers struggle with finding and recruiting the credentialed labor they need in the right volumes and locations. They compete with manufacturers and companies in other industries searching for candidates in limited talent pools. This is an ongoing challenge for a U.S.-based manufacturer I work with. It hires about 2,400 employees globally each year, and more

Why AgileTA produces better outcomes

Written by Paul Habgood | June 25, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

“Agile” has long been thought of as a method of software development, in which tasks are divided into short sprints, the work is frequently reviewed and plans adapted on the fly. more

How to strengthen resiliency to manage cyberattacks in an always-on world

Written by Benedikt Ernst | March 27, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

The number of cyberattacks and the challenges to manage the resiliency of business-critical processes have grown exponentially in recent years. According to leading research institutes, more than 3 million cyberattacks were recorded globally in 2009. At the end of 2015, that number rose to more than 59 million cyberattacks.1 In addition to the total number more

The cyber resilient organization, part 3: cyber resilience in a hybrid IT world

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 22, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

Three steps forward, one step back. With each new technological innovation, new vulnerabilities and attack surfaces emerge for hackers to exploit. Hybrid IT infrastructures are quickly becoming the norm, with multi-vendor enterprise models that deploy various types of hardware and software. Regardless of a cloud-based environment’s construction, these are environments where virtual and cloud deployments form a significant more

The cyber resilient organization, part 2: cyber resilience vs. cybersecurity

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 15, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

People ask, “How is cyber resilience different from cybersecurity?” Both aim to keep your business operational in the face of disruptive cyber attacks, but from there the differences between resilience and security are fundamental. Protect and defend Cybersecurity relates to keeping attackers out and protecting your data from being stolen. The principles of cybersecurity primarily focus more

The cyber resilient organization, part 1: building cyber resilience

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 12, 2018 | Business resiliency, Business transformation

Enterprises are adopting the latest digital technologies, broadening the global customer base and mining the world’s newest natural resource — data — at an accelerated rate. Cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain and social media have taken human connection and data accessibility to unprecedented heights, and the impact they can have on more

Three ways IT automation simplifies patch management

Written by Virginia Mayo | March 1, 2018 | AI, Business resiliency

Digital risks shouldn’t be countered with paper defenses. But that’s what many organizations essentially do by relying on traditional patch management methods that involve IT pros logging security assessments on paper in the hope of detecting every vulnerability and improving compliance. Manual security assessments of IT infrastructure not only open the door to human error more

Managed services help enterprises power hybrid IT

Written by Jeanetta Clement | February 12, 2018 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Manage cloud

Staying up to date on technology trends and gaining access to the right skills requires an experienced provider that can meet your hybrid IT needs. Large or small, organizations look to trusted managed services providers to address a range of issues around cost, complexity, service quality and risk. Here are eight reasons why your organization more

Five ways SD-WAN equips enterprises to improve network security

Written by Rick Key | January 10, 2018 | Business resiliency, Cloud, Software-defined

Network security had a pretty tough year in 2017. From the WannaCry virus to the Equifax breach, the world of data communications has gotten a lot scarier for enterprises and consumers alike. While the headlines have been alarming, overall industry trends are mixed. According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost more