The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. Well probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that, Trusler notes, but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesnt really matter because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need quickly.
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
If your organization is one of the 95% of enterprises
that operate in the cloud, you are already grappling
with cloud security. And if your organization is one of
the 85% of companies that use multiple Infrastructureas-a-Service
(IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
clouds, you have additional issues to consider.
Compared to the days when organizations managed
everything on-premises or only had a handful of cloud
deployments, this new multi-cloud world exacerbates
the expansion of the attack surface and makes threat
containment and accountability more difficult. Further,
pressure on security teams to protect everything in
the multi-cloud environment is leading to reactive and
expensive threat management.
If you are a security leader tasked with meeting the
challenges of a multi-cloud environment, eventually
youll find that siloed cloud security strategies fall short
of the mark. But dont wait. Now is the time to consider
a holistic security approach that reclaims control from
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
Respondents using public-cloud-
This research paper argues that it is up to the CFO to work with IT to modernize the business before it is too late. Enterprises need greater transparency into the streams of data illuminating market opportunities and market risks. They need systems that scale in step with the organizations growth and technologies assisting a more intimate customer relationship. This paper highlights five reasons why the CFO must lead the charge to modernize their organizations nowor risk being outrun by the competition.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs. Discover the core characteristics of the modern enterprise, and the new ERP strategies adopted by rapidly growing enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe to support their growth.
Download this white paper to find out about the 7 key impediments that limit strategic visibility and how to remove these obstacles to make informed, insightful and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
In this paper, we consider the distinct financial and operational challenges that businesses face when launching international operations, and examine the value that global, real-time financial reporting and consolidation solutions can deliver. We discuss the criteria that companies should use to evaluate solutions.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Published By: Zingbox
Published Date: Oct 31, 2017
The arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) moves on with ever-intensifying pace as enterprises experiment with business projects that incorporate IoT endpoints and technologies. This engagement is necessitating a profound commitment by security and risk management leaders to more capable forms of protection. Several vendors are offering distinct approaches to enterprise mobility management, software composition analysis and asset discovery. This Gartner review of the notable vendors serving IoT engagements looks closely at how these companies developed representative cool technologies and solutions to support the expansion of IoT interconnectivity.
Data in branch and remote offices is subject to a variety of threats. Data centers are built to secure data, but remote offices lack the same level defenses. Its now possible to eliminate the risks of branch office IT, consolidating servers and storage into the datacenter without sacrificing the benefits of having servers at the edge close to users.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Jun 14, 2016
How much does your organization know about the software vulnerabilities that put data and users at risk? Chances are it is less than you think. Software vulnerability management can significantly reduce enterprise risk, and this paper offers a risk reduction plan, demonstrates why vulnerability management is important today, and offers eye-opening statistics as to the nature and breadth of the issue.
It is not surprising that keeping data secure and keeping users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. There has been an explosion in the number of applications used to conduct business in recent years. This multidimensional expansion includes continued growth in mobile devices and enterprise application spending exposing new attack surfaces that malware can prey upon.
At Viavi SolutionsŽ weve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platformstouch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud.
This white paper examines four critical areasmigration, security, costs, and visibilitywhere CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. Weve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
Published By: Darktrace
Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
The current era in cyber security is characterized by three fundamental challenges: the complexity of the enterprise network and connected infrastructure, the speed of newage attacks, and the strain of overwhelmed incident responders.
In many ways, the expansion of networks and continual adoption of new technologies - from cloud services to the Internet of Things - has expanded the attack surface and introduced new entry-points through which attackers can gain a foothold. This, combined with the ready availability of exploit kits on the Dark Web, has led to the vicious circle of the SOC, where incident responders are so busy fire-fighting that they rarely have time to implement the critical patches that would prevent the problem at source.
As security teams struggle to keep up with the rising volume of routine attacks, a new generation of cyberthreat has also emerged, characterized in large part by fast-moving threats that make an impact well before humans have time to respond. Thes
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
To mine raw data and extract crucial insights, business decisionâmakers need fast and comprehensive access to all the information stored across their enterprise, regardless of its format or location. Furthermore, that data must be organized, analyzed and visualized in ways that permit easy interpretation of market opportunities growth, shifts and trends and the businessâprocess changes required to address them. Gaining a true perspective on an organization’s customer base, market area or potential expansion can be a challenging task, because companies use so many relational databases, data warehouse technologies, mapping systems and ad hoc data repositories to gather and house information for a wide variety of specialized purposes.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Cloud is becoming an essential ingredient to a successful IT infrastructure. Recent research by IDC has
identified how the growth of cloud as a computing platform has magnified the importance of cloud skills to
the success of the enterprise. Moreover, it is becoming clear that IT professionals with cloud skills are
strongly influencing both the type of cloud infrastructure and the ultimate pace of adoption of cloud. This
puts IT professionals with cloud skills in the driver's seat of their own career. In fact, IT professionals with
certifications related to cloud development and operations have dramatically more influence over their
organizations' adoption and expansion of cloud services than otherwise similar IT professionals have
over the adoption of other types of technical solutions. Cloud skills accelerate the success and career
path of IT professionals.
The impactful cloud roles are diverse: Multicloud or hybrid cloud management, workload-centric
management, and DevOps illustrate
Digital Realty Trust conducts an annual survey of senior executives from enterprise sized companies to capture their perspectives on the industry. This paper provides an overview of the study's major findings.
At Viavi SolutionsŽ weve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT usersfrom small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platformstouch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud. This white paper examines four critical areasmigration, security, costs, and visibilitywhere CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. Weve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
As the volume and variety of mobile devices surge, so do expectations among end users and business leaders to put these devices to workas tools for productivity and a competitive advantage for the enterprise. With the goal of striking a balance between opportunity and control, increasing numbers of IT decision makers are adopting enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. So, how do you know if your organization is ready to make the move?
Read this white paper to determine if now is the right time to adopt EMM, especially if your organization experiences:
- Increased need for security and compliance
- Device expansion
- Rapid growth
- And more