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

The network is essential; now it needs to be programmable

Written by Archana Vemulapalli | March 8, 2018 | Cloud, Software-defined

Today’s enterprise networks fuel the way people live, work and play. But their ability to push out the rising volume of data and applications in real time and meet expectations is increasingly in jeopardy. The pervasiveness of cloud computing, along with the escalating demand for mobility and social collaboration, continues to place an enormous strain 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 tips for successful and speedy SAP S/4HANA implementation

Written by Garrick Keatts | January 31, 2018 | Application modernization, Automation, Digital reinvention...

In 2017, new trends emerged around how to approach SAP S/4HANA transformations successfully. More implementations were launched than many people had predicted, the technology is now proven, client attitudes shifted, and companies have started to realize real benefits with new solutions. What makes it even more interesting and exciting as we look forward is that more

A strange exchange: A master inventor and a jazz musician explore disruption, innovation and IT automation

Written by Kathy Foley | January 29, 2018 | AI, Cognitive enterprise

IBM master inventor Mickey Iqbal recently sat down with jazz musician and Columbia University professor Chris Washburne to discuss the common ground between jazz and IT infrastructure. It quickly became evident that these two seemingly disparate professions are impacted by some of the same trends: disruption, innovation and IT automation. What advice would you give 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