cloud is no longer an option — it’s inevitable. But cloud strategies differ extensively, based on the context of your organization and investments. drivers such as industry, risk tolerance, and preparation dictate the pace, scope, and technologies you need. However, every cloud strategy should share key activities. This report guides infrastructure and operations (i&O) pros through forrester’s cloud maturity assessment so they can gauge where their firms are on their journeys and discover which core competencies they need to strengthen or develop to enable their pragmatic cloud reality.
This is an update of a previously published report; forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.
Businesses increasingly see cloud as the best route to enhanced agility and digital transformation. But this survey reveals that keeping the lid on cloud costs is far from straightforward.
Read this report to discover:
• whether businesses are realising the benefits they anticipated from cloud migration
• how effective companies are at managing cloud investments
• the risks and consequences of getting locked into inefficient architectures.
"Cloud applications provide scale and cost benefits over legacy on-premises solutions. With more users going direct-to-internet from any device, the risk increases when users bypass security controls. We can help you reduce this risk across all of your cloud and on-premises applications with a zero-trust strategy that validates devices and domains, not just user credentials.
See why thousands of customers rely on Duo and Cisco Umbrella to reduce the risks of data breaches and improve security. Don’t miss this best-practices discussion focused on the key role DNS and access control play in your zero-trust security strategy.
Attendees will learn how to:
? Reduce the risk of phishing attacks and compromised credentials
? Improve speed-to-security across all your cloud applications
? Extend security on and off-network without sacrificing usability"
In today’s digital world, technologies such as cloud have become commonplace to take digital transformation projects to the next level. But while cloud is critical to business transformation success, Australian IT decision-makers (ITDMs) still feel that the C-suite does not understand the time and complexity of the journey.
This paper explores:
• Insights on challenges faced by Australian ITDMs when rolling out cloud projects
• The role of the ITDM today
• Key blockages IT stakeholders encounter when driving digital change, and;
• What they need from the business and wider technology ecosystem to navigate the risks associated with starting a cloud project or moving to a full cloud-first model.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
When any organization starts planning for cloud-native applications, it is important to consider
the entire time span: from selecting a development platform until an application is truly production-grade and ready for delivery in the cloud. It can be a long journey, with many decisions
along the way that can help or hinder progress.
For example, at the beginning of a move to cloud-native development, it is easy for inefficiencies
to occur if developers begin selecting tools and frameworks before they know where the application will be deployed. While enterprise developers want choice of runtimes, frameworks, and
languages, organizations need standards that address the entire application life cycle in order
to reduce operational costs, decrease risks, and meet compliance requirements. Organizations
also want to avoid lock-in, whether it is to a single provider of cloud infrastructure or the latest
In addition, given the steep learning curve in cloud development, con
Application owners and DevOps teams want to build in AWS without compromising security, but often lack the tools to keep sensitive data secure. During Pacific Dental’s move to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company sought to enhance and operationalize its security measures to match the speed and scale of the cloud, using a cloud access security broker (CASB) to proactively address misconfiguration and risk to their data.
How do you maintain secure systems and operations across an elastic, complex AWS environment? As SailPoint transformed from a startup to a publicly traded company, their AWS infrastructure grew as well. With this growth, SailPoint needed to be able to identify and respond to anomalous behavior quickly, while simultaneously trying to align their organization into a cohesive DevSecOps organization.
Join this webinar to learn how SailPoint gained a holistic view into their cloud infrastructure, plus how you can enable your Security and DevOps teams with in-depth insights into AWS infrastructure to make actionable, data-driven decisions to reduce risk.
Learn how Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) that are leveraging Hybrid Cloud are seeing several critical benefits. Based on new Aberdeen research, these gains and benefits are even more vital for today’s organizations. With hybrid cloud, your SMB can reduce downtime, cost and risk while increasing flexibility and scalability.
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution
Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors.
Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how:
A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk
To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management
Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
Hybrid cloud drives innovation—but digital transformation introduces more potential threats and vulnerabilities. Build security in and address risks upfront with proven capabilities from HPE, a global authority in IT security.
"Now there’s an innovative new way to move enterprise applications
to the public cloud while actually reducing risks and
trade?offs. It’s called multicloud storage, and it’s an insanely
simple, reliable, secure way to deploy your enterprise apps
in the cloud and also move them between clouds and on?
premises infrastructure, with no vendor lock?in. Multicloud
storage allows you to simplify your infrastructure, meet your
service?level agreements, and save a bundle."
In today’s digital marketplace, your applications are your business.
They fuel innovation and are the driving force for staying
competitive in an always-on, always-connected world. Apps are
the way you build relationships with your customers, empower
your employees, facilitate growth, and so much more.
Making the decision to move to cloud accounting is one step in the right direction; understanding the best approach and how you'll get there is half the battle. But guess what? It doesn't have to be difficult. The purpose of this ebook is to provide you with details on how to best plan your cloud accounting implementation, the benefits of a single cloud approach, and offer some key insights and recommendations when evaluating solutions that will make the implementation process so much easier.
Explore how SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud empowers business and IT operations to unlock the full value of the SAP HANA platform in the cloud. See how our end-to-end, privately managed cloud solution delivers a comprehensive, coordinated application landscape and suite of managed services.
Analysis of 55 million product SKUs. Aggregated and anonymous data from more than one trillion visits to 4,500 retail websites. Billions of data points flowing through Adobe Experience Cloud. It’s no wonder our holiday shopping predictions are the most comprehensive and accurate in the industry.
View the report, Adobe Digital Insights 2017 Holiday Shopping Predictions, and learn:
Total forecasted online holiday revenue, broken down by day and device
Top gifts on consumers’ wish lists this holiday season
Best days for buying based on discounts and out-of-stock risks
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
This whitepaper explores the new SPARC S7 server features and then compares this
offering to a similar x86 offering.
The key characteristics of the SPARC S7 to be highlighted are:
? Designed for scale-out and cloud infrastructures
? SPARC S7 processor with greater core performance than the latest Intel Xeon E5
? Software in Silicon which offers hardware-based features such as data acceleration
The SPARC S7 is then compared to a similar x86 solution from three different
perspectives, namely performance, risk and cost.
Performance matters as business markets are
driving IT to provide an environment that:
? Continuously provides real-time results.
? Processes more complex workload stacks.
? Optimizes usage of per-core software licenses.
Risk matters today and into the foreseeable future,
as challenges to secure systems and data are
becoming more frequent and invasive from within
and from outside. Oracle SPARC systems approach
risk management from multiple perspectiv
IBM LinuxONE™ is an enterprise Linux server
engineered to deliver cloud services that are
secure, fast and instantly scalable. The newest
member of the family, IBM LinuxONE
Emperor™ II, is designed for businesses where
the following may be required:
• protecting sensitive transactions and
minimizing business risk
• accelerating the movement of data,
even with the largest databases
• growing users and transactions instantly
while maintaining operational excellence
• accessing an open platform that
The term “Cloud First” was initially popularized by Vivek Kundra, who formerly held the post of White House CIO and launched this strategy for U.S. federal government IT modernization at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit 2011. The underlying philosophy of the cloud-first strategy is that organizations must initially evaluate the suitability of cloud computing to address emergent business requirements before other alternatives are considered.
This paper offers guidance to help organizations establish a systematic and repeatable process for implementing a cloud-first strategy. It offers a high-level framework for identifying the right
stakeholders and engaging with them at the right time to reduce the risk, liabilities, and inefficiencies that organizations can experience as a result of adhoc cloud decisions. The goal of this guidance is to help ensure that any new cloud program is secure,
compliant, efficient, and successfully implements the organization’s key business initiatives.
At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
It is no secret; security and compliance are at the top of the list of concerns tied to cloud adoption. According to a recent 2017 Cloud Security survey to over 350,000 members of the LinkedIn Information Security Community, IT pros have general concerns about security in the cloud (33 percent), in addition to data loss and leakage risks (26 percent) and legal and regulatory compliance (24 percent)1. The number of reported breaches in enterprise datacenter environments still far exceeds the reported exposure from cloud platforms, but as businesses start using public clouds to run their mission-critical workloads, the need for enterprise-grade security in the cloud will increase.
Public cloud environments require a centralized, consolidated platform for security that is built from the ground up for the cloud, and allows administrators to monitor and actively enforce security policies. The tools and techniques that worked to secure datacenter environments fail miserably in the cloud. Se
As of May 2017, according to a report from The Depository Trust &
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides financial transaction and data processing services for the global financial industry, cloud computing has reached a tipping point1. Today, financial services companies can benefit from the capabilities and cost efficiencies of the cloud. In October of 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) jointly announced enhanced cyber risk management standards for financial institutions in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)2. These proposed standards for enhanced cybersecurity are aimed at protecting the entire financial system, not just the institution. To meet these new standards, financial institutions will require the right cloud-based network security
platform for comprehensive security management, verifiable compliance and governance and active protection of customer data
Cloud services bring new and significant cybersecurity threats.
The cloud can be secured—but not by the vendor alone. Are you clear about the risks and your responsibilities as an IT leader?
Read this report to understand:
• how cloud adoption is reshaping the threat landscape
• why identity and access management must be a priority
• what are cybersecurity best practices in a modern IT environment
• which emerging technologies offer hope for improving cybersecurity outcomes.
Download the report now
Published By: Preempt
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
In our 2018 Trends in Information Security report, we outlined a concept we referred to as the ‘identity-aware perimeter.’ The essential idea is that as new architectures such as cloud, containers, mobility and IoT take hold, controlling access to resources will increasingly need to rely on identity as an alternative to purely network-based approaches focused more on ‘where’ you are than ‘who’ you are. By combining identity with user and entity behavior and risk scoring to gate access, Preempt fits squarely within this trend, which we think could be one of the most interesting and powerful to hit the infosec market in years. Preempt has few direct competitors, and its initial challenge will be finding ways to distinguish itself from vendors in adjacent categories such as adaptive multi-factor authentication (MFA), advanced threat protection, user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) and cloud access security brokers (CASB), to name a few. Forging a new security category is never easy,
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX),
transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately
deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the
network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across
multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at
Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network
(SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an
example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the
business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose
the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every
other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that
rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and
integrates the security archit