Patches correct bugs, flaws and provide enhancements, which can prevent potential user impact, improve user experience and potentially save your technicians time researching and repairing issues that could have already been resolved or prevented with an existing update. Clients generally understand that their systems need to be patched, but they likely do not have the expertise to comfortably approve and install patches without help. When operating within the IT services industry, patching is one of the first areas that competitors auditing your clients will assess. Developing best practices to manage the risks associated with the approval and deployment of patches is critical to your IT department's service offering.
For many insurers, this accounting process will look familiar:
• Tools and processes vary for different lines of business.
• The needed data is stored in hundreds of files.
• Calculations are performed by multiple, undocumented spreadsheets, with little or
no version control.
• Humans have to step in to help cobble together data from different channels.
• The process of preparing and presenting financial data is not manageable or traceable.
• The path from input data to P&L numbers is largely a black box.
In a simpler time, this patchwork was passable. But change is coming. New regulations
will bring greater complexity to the accounting process for insurers, which will make
semi-manual, legacy processes look like a house of cards and raise doubts about the
validity of the final numbers on the P&L sheet.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Today’s leading-edge organizations differentiate themselves through analytics to further their competitive advantage by extracting value from all their data sources. Other companies are looking to become data-driven through the modernization of their data management deployments. These strategies do include challenges, such as the management of large growing volumes of data. Today’s digital world is already creating data at an explosive rate, and the next wave is on the horizon, driven by the emergence of IoT data sources. The physical data warehouses of the past were great for collecting data from across the enterprise for analysis, but the storage and compute resources needed to support them are not able to keep pace with the explosive growth. In addition, the manual cumbersome task of patch, update, upgrade poses risks to data due to human errors. To reduce risks, costs, complexity, and time to value, many organizations are taking their data warehouses to the cloud. Whether hosted lo
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Check out this Epicor tipsheet and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Is your organization prepared for a cyberattack? Most aren’t.
86% of organizations surveyed lack adequate cybersecurity capabilities. Read MIT Technology Review’s latest infographic, based on their survey of 225 business and IT leaders, and learn if you have cybersecurity holes and how to patch them.
What if your database could install, manage, secure, and upgrade itself—with little or no manual administration required? Now it’s possible, thanks to machine learning, artificial intelligence and the power of the cloud.
Discover how the Oracle Autonomous Database is:
• Self-driving: Tell it the service level you want to achieve, and it does the rest.
• Self-securing: It installs patches automatically and uses AI to counter threats.
• Self-repairing: It patches, scales, and tunes itself while your operations are running, to deliver 99.995% uptime.
Discover the power of autonomous data management. Download now.
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
Backup and recovery needs a radical rethink. When today’s incumbent solutions were designed over a decade ago, IT environments were exploding, heterogeneity was increasing, and backup was the protection of last resort. The goal was to provide a low cost insurance policy for data, and to support this increasingly complex multi-tier, heterogeneous environment. The answer was to patch together backup and recovery solutions under a common vendor management framework and to minimize costs by moving data across the infrastructure or media.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Sep 16, 2016
Download this white paper to learn more about these three steps to securing software patches:
Play to strengths and know your weaknesses
Prioritize for Bottom Line Value
Design a Process to Support Desired Outcomes
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
For many organizations, managing network vulnerabilities and risks is a lesson in frustration. Vulnerability scans are typically conducted in response to compliance mandates, and they can reveal up to tens of thousands of exposures—depending upon network size. Scan results are often a complex puzzle of misconfigured devices, unpatched software, and outdated or obsolete systems. And security administrators must struggle to quickly identify and remediate or mitigate the exposures that pose the greatest risk.
Published By: Level 3
Published Date: Mar 04, 2016
It’s time to think differently about your network security. Forget the fragmented and reactive approach you’ve used in the past with patchwork point solutions under separate IT silos. According to Frost & Sullivan’s report, you need a holistic approach to network security.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Aug 10, 2017
BEC attacks are a growing threat to businesses because they prey on vulnerabilities that can’t be patched: people. That’s why employee training, financial controls, and especially technology are the keys to a strong defense and timely response. You need need a solution that does not solely depend on reputation and basic email filtering. With granular controls, advanced email solutions can identify and quarantine impostor emails before they reach an employee’s inbox.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Feb 01, 2019
Rackspace Quick Start for Google Cloud Platform helps enterprises expedite their migration to Google Cloud using proven design, automation, and migration methodologies—all executed by Rackspace experts who have deployed more than a million applications into the cloud.
By partnering with your company’s cross-functional leaders, our professional adoption team will fast-track your journey to the cloud—typically moving your first application(s) to the cloud within the first few weeks of the program.
This annual review includes an assistance with a disaster recovery (DR) simulation, audit of patch levels, and upl eveling the deployment tools to ensure they align with the infrastructure that may have evolved since deployment.
VMware AirWatch® features a new – and more efficient – approach to Windows lifecycle management across any use case – whether deploying the OS to your remote workers, onboarding employees’ BYO machines, corporate deployments across your branch offices or managing a special line of business terminal. The unified endpoint management technologies fundamentally changes how organizations approach PC lifecycle management, allowing IT to deploy security patches and remediate vulnerabilities faster, install software more reliably and quickly and consolidate operational processes across devices on or off the domain.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
DBAs need help with tackling significant issues, including doing more with fewer resources, quickly responding to upgrade and patch needs, while reducing the time spent on cloning databases. Finally, they need help eliminating the time they spend integrating, testing, and deploying full-stack cloud solutions. How can DBAs reconcile these competing demands?
Learn more about expanded offerings in a database appliance that are delivering numerous advantages. These new configurations have the potential to help IT derive new benefits in its efforts to serve the business.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
An online threat prevention strategy should be more than a collection of security tools. It needs to be an integrated and intelligent approach. A complete threat prevention solution not only enhances the performance of prevention tools, but it also increases the efficiency of operations teams by enabling them to quickly deploy patches and implement new technology without impacting network performance or relying on maintenance windows.
Read this solution brief in local language to learn how you can gain 50% in team productivity.
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
When was the last time you upgraded your ERP system? Not just
patched, fixed or tinkered with it—but implemented a substantive
upgrade that enabled real business innovation, generated
excitement and unleashed a wave of ideas and productivity from
your users? You know—the same kinds of enthusiasm that greets
web or iPhone apps like Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, etc.?
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
Over the years, small to midsized businesses
have pieced together a patchwork of
applications to run their operations. From
accounting to order fulfilment, to sales and
marketing, a venerable hairball of applications
exists across millions of small to midsized
business. This infrastructure will not enable
rapidly growing businesses to sustain and
Public safety organizations are trying to optimize their dispatch centers in order to minimize response times and maximize the total number of lives saved. Most of these organizations, however, are still using legacy location technology that does not properly address some key factors.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and solutions to address the 3 main factors currently affecting the speed and efficiency of most emergency dispatch center operations.
With upward of a billion vehicles in operation across the world and rising urbanization there is an unprecedented level of traffic and congestion in our major towns and cities. On the front-line, are the emergency dispatchers and responders facing complex challenges as they attempt to overcome congested traffic, unexpected road closures and work zones as quickly as possible.
Each additional minute of response time has the potential to save a life, reduce suffering or prevent unnecessary property damage. Most public safety and security organizations, however, are still using legacy location technology, which has its limitations and does not properly address some key challenges.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms, HERE shares insights and solutions to improve emergency response times with real-time location data.
In this whitepaper, noted industry analyst Richard Stiennon examines the emerging requirement in the ongoing arms race with threat actors. Despite years of investment in multiple layers of security defenses, every organization is still wide open to targeted attacks. It is practically impossible to stop all possible attacks. Even next-generation firewalls, complete alerting and logging collected in a SIEM, and universal patch management and vulnerability discovery has proven to be ineffective against threat actors who are motivated, skilled and determined. This paper answers the critical questions about security analytics and explains why it is one of the fastest growing product categories in security.