Business resiliency

Smarter Business Review stories about business resiliency

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

Written by Benedikt Ernst | March 27, 2018 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency

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 ...read more


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

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 22, 2018 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency

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 ...read more


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

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 15, 2018 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency

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 ...read more


The cyber resilient organization, part 1: building cyber resilience

Written by Kaustubh Vazalwar | March 12, 2018 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency

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 ...read 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 ...read more


Managed services help enterprises power hybrid IT

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

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 ...read 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 ...read more


What girl scouts can teach you about blockchain

Written by Jason Kelley | December 20, 2017 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency, Digital reinvention

Having trouble getting your head around how blockchain IT works and why it’s important for business? In order to help simplify things for you (and in the spirit of it being Girl Scout cookie season), let’s look back at a model that any former Girl or Boy Scout knows well: the fire triangle. The fire ...read more


A new day requires new ways: designing “Digital Change” for effective transformation

Written by Tina Marron-Partridge | October 11, 2017 | Build a smarter business, Business resiliency, Digital reinvention

The tectonic plates of business and technology are shifting. In our anytime, anywhere world, the rate of change business leaders face is advancing in the blink of an eye. Today’s business norm is to optimize disruptive innovations powered by a digital revolution. The digitization of work and talent is driving a need for new approaches ...read more