This report takes a look at the enterprise threat landscape as it stands in 2013. What areas should you be sitting up and paying attention to? What areas can you afford to pay a little less attention to? We try to cover off all those questions and more. We hope you find the information inside useful as you step up your fight against the bad guys by deploying good technologies and best practice.
The ongoing global economic recession has left no business, budget, or IT organization unscathed. Corporations, forced to do more with fewer resources, are demanding greater economies of scale. That sets expectations that IT organizations will remain lean yet deliver high-quality services and support. This requires IT organizations to develop more process-oriented, efficient, and effective mechanisms to manage and maintain their environments.
IT needs to deliver a high quality user experience in order to accelerate business success. But how many organisations closely monitor that experience, analyse it and have systems in place to deal with any problems?
In Autumn 2010, we commissioned an independent Study to find out. It involved interviewing over 400 business and IT leaders in different industry sectors across 14 countries to assess their position.
Over the last two decades, IT organizations have spent billions of dollars implementing fault management tools and processes to maximize network availability. While availability management is critical, infrastructure reliability has improved to the point at which 99.9 percent availability is commonplace. Given these improvements in infrastructure availability, companies are focusing more attention on performance management. By measuring how networked applications and services perform under normal circumstances, understanding how infrastructure and application changes impact performance, and isolating the sources of above-normal latency, IT organizations can ensure problems are resolved quickly, mitigate risk from planned and unplanned changes, and take measured steps to optimize application performance. In this paper, you will learn why this shift is taking place and how a new management model, what CA Technologies calls Performance First, can empower you to advance to the next level in managing your network for application performance.
Business applications today have become the primary interface between a company and its customers. And, there has simultaneously been tremendous innovation in the area of business intelligence, which can unlock a personalized experience for each an every user - and help support key corporate objectives to increase revenue, strengthen customer loyalty and establish and maintain a high-quality brand in the marketplace. For technology managers, then, this is an exciting time to demonstrate the value of IT to the business. But, the situation also exposes the intense risk we place on our IT applications because they now carry enormous organizational responsibility and significance.
As IT organizations are increasingly measured by their relationship to revenue, employee productivity, and business success, the more they need to visualize, analyze, and manage how the components in their IT environment impact business services. Dynamic change in the business climate, constant pressures to curb IT expenses, and implementation of new IT paradigms, including virtualization and cloud computing, pose significant challenges to IT-business alignment.
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White Paper Published By: DataFlux
Published Date: Jan 07, 2011
This white paper, the first in a sequence, addresses the question, "who, specifically, are those right groups and right people?" on several different levels. It also highlights underlying principles that, properly applied, lead to solid answers to the "who" questions for a wide variety of scenarios.
This report provides insights into Best-in-Class practices for assessing vulnerabilities and threats to IT infrastructure, prioritizing fixes based on the business value of resources and acceptable levels of risk, and remediating through the efficient deployment of patches, configuration changes, and other compensating controls.
The cloud services market is now directly addressing the needs of application developers, with an emerging class of services that provides fast, on-demand provisioning; instant scale up and down capabilities, and support for multi-tier application architectures, as well as workload migration capabilities and a pay-as-you go model.
White Paper Published By: Sprint
Published Date: Oct 18, 2010
The first is a step-by-step guide to M2M deployment. Provided by Connected World Magazine, it helps define the current state of best practices on the part of the M2M industry to help potential adopters to get their applications off the ground and take some of the complexity out of M2M.
This chapter describes some of the scalability challenges that exist in today's dynamic business and IT environments and how WebSphere eXtreme Scale addresses these challenges. An introduction of WebSphere eXtreme Scale and the key features of the product is also provided.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
White Paper Published By: Citrix Online
Published Date: Jul 01, 2010
This new white paper explores the strategic role first-contact resolution plays in support environments, provides best practices for optimising performance and outlines steps for achieving consistent FCR.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
Previously known as Watchfire AppScan, Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8 is a leading testing tool that scans and tests your Web applications for all common vulnerabilities. Download the trial to see how it automates the testing process so you can address problems early.
White Paper Published By: Eaton Corp.
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
Virtualization can deliver dramatic benefits for data centers, but it can also stress the underlying support infrastructure. Power and cooling systems—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. This paper describes some of power challenges related to virtualization—and the readily available technologies to address them.
White Paper Published By: Eaton Corp.
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
If IT and Facilities could work collaboratively, organizations can operate more efficiently and effectively while still meeting their business objectives. That's why Eaton® is partnering with organizations that develop IT management systems to create an integrated approach to energy management. This white paper describes how a joint monitoring and management solution links IT assets, the data center infrastructure and Facilities assets into a holistic perspective aligned with business processes.