There are five ways to provision test data. You can copy or take a snapshot of your production database or databases. You can provision data manually or via a spreadsheet. You can derive virtual copies of your production database(s).
You can generate subsets of your production database(s). And you can generate synthetic data that is representative of your production data but is not actually real. Of course, the first four examples assume that the data you need for testing purposes is available to you from your production databases.
If this is not the case, then only manual or synthetic data provision is a viable option.
Download this whitepaper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help your business and its Test Data problems.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
The time has come for enterprise risk management to change. Mobile devices have become core to our personal and professional lives, yet most enterprises remain focused on traditional PC endpoints.
Although many of the same elements of risk that affect PCs also apply to mobile endpoints, simply extending current PC security controls to your mobile feet is ineffective.
Enterprise risk management needs to evolve to address mobile risks, and security professionals must architect mobile specifc security. To encourage this evolution, Lookout developed the Mobile Risk Matrix. Its purpose is to help security organizations understand the spectrum of risk on mobile devices and to provide data that demonstrates the prevalence of mobile risk.
New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of a more demanding end user and the opportunities presented by Big Data. Significant strategy shifts are under way to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support Big Data and real-time needs of innovative enterprises companies.
Published By: Veritas
Published Date: Sep 30, 2016
Learn how a typical organization could save over $120,000 in three years with Veritas NetBackup™ Appliances over traditional build-your-own (BYO) media servers. Veritas provides the industry’s only integrated and purpose-built backup and recovery appliances to address the financial challenges organizations face today.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays is intended to help IT leaders better understand general-purpose disk array vendors' relative positioning in the market. In their 2017 report, Gartner places Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in the Leaders quadrant. HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE XP7 represent HPE’s offerings in the general-purpose disk array market.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Sep 12, 2016
Cloud computing is transforming IT in terms of how services are delivered, how infrastructure is deployed and managed, and how IT organizations structure themselves. For the purposes of this study, Forrester is defining a cloud solution as having three major characteristics: “self-service access, full automation of processes and policies, and metering and tracking of usage.”1 It then becomes a question of whether you manage your cloud(s) yourself, outsource it, or use a hybrid combination of private and public cloud resources.
Highlights for Children, Inc. was founded in 1946 with the belief “that children are the world’s most important people.” Since its inception, the organization has been dedicated to helping children “become their best selves and become confident, caring, curious, and creative individuals.” Today, the Highlights for Children, Inc., family of companies includes educational publishers who publish textbooks and offer educational seminars for teachers, as well as a consumer division that publishes books, digital products, and four magazines for children ages 0-12. The flagship magazine is Highlights for Children, well known for its Fun with a Purpose.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Enterprises today increasingly turn to array-based snapshots and replication to augment or replace legacy data protection solutions that have been overwhelmed by data growth. The challenge is that native array snapshot tools – and alternative 3rd party solutions – have varying degrees of functionality, automation, scripting requirements, hardware support and application awareness. These approaches can add risk as well as administrative complexity and make it more difficult to realize the full potential of snapshots – whether in single disk vendor estates or in heterogeneous storage environments.
This checklist will enable you to build a shortlist of the 'must have' features needed for snapshots to deliver exactly what you require in your application environment or Private Cloud.
In January 2015, Cisco commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment enterprises may realize by deploying Cisco TrustSec. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Cisco TrustSec on their organizations.
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.
Choosing the right mobile solution (and solution provider) is a complex undertaking – and asking the right questions is critical in helping you find your best fit. In order to determine your ideal mobile solution, it’s important to understand what your needs are, what a given solution offers and how the two might intersect.
In this workbook, we’ve presented the most commonly referenced mobile solution criteria for retailers in 2015. For the purposes of this guide, we’ve defined mobile solution providers as companies that bring together a productized mobile technology platform with creative and strategy services that are focused on improving mobile metrics.
You can use this criteria to validate different solution providers, and can download included template to customize it for your business’ unique needs.
The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP Company, commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying StandOut. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of StandOut on their organizations.
To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using StandOut. StandOut is an integrated suite that pairs a technology platform with coaching to help organizations achieve their talent activation goals.
Prior to using StandOut, the interviewed organizations did not have a structured program to improve and measure employee engagement and performance. Organizations used annual surveys and annual performance reviews, and some even encouraged weekly check-ins, but there was no guidance on how to complete these tasks, and the data t
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
Businesses virtualize to consolidate resources, reduce costs and increase workforce mobility.
But failing to protect VMs with purpose-built protection could erase some of those gains.
Here are five essential requirements IT managers should look for when deploying data protection
for virtual environments.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Office 365. The purpose of this study is to provide readers at large organizations (more than 1,000 users) with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 on their organizations.
CA Privileged Access Manager protects an organization’s business and empowers its people. The solution protects critical accounts and endpoints while providing a seamless user experience.
CA commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and objectively examine the potential return on investment (ROI)enterprises may realize by deploying its Privileged Access Manager solution. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the CA Privileged Access Manager solution on their organizations
Your enterprise runs its critical applications on Oracle Databases, and as an enterprise IT leader, maintaining the performance and availability of your databases is among your top priorities. Any degradation in performance or loss of data could result in serious business disruption and loss of revenue, so protecting this vital asset is a must. There are many causes of data loss— administration errors, system or media failures, cyberattacks, and more—but we often overlook design flaws in the very systems meant to protect data: general-purpose backup systems.
The purpose of IT backup and recovery systems is to avoid data loss and recover
quickly, thereby minimizing downtime costs. Traditional storage-centric data protection
architectures such as Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBAs), and the conventional
backup and restore processing supporting them, are prone to failure on recovery. This
is because the processes, both automated and manual, are too numerous, too complex,
and too difficult to test adequately. In turn this leads to unacceptable levels of failure for
today’s mission critical applications, and a poor foundation for digital transformation
Governments are taking notice. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements have
implications for data recovery processes and are an unwelcome but timely catalyst for
companies to get their recovery houses in order. Onerous malware, such as
ransomware and other cyber attacks increase the imperative for organizations to have
highly granular recovery mechanisms in place that allow
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 17, 2015
Agent-based security solutions such as anti-virus software rely
on controlling all processes on a system. This approach breaks
in sandboxed environments as one process cannot control
other aspects of the system. To secure mobile, IT has to
replace traditional PC management tools with purpose-built
enterprise mobility management (EMM) Platforms,
designed to enable end-user productivity while securing
apps, content and devices.
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeatability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
This paper is divided into two parts. The first part provides some background and a comparison of the types of episode analytics. Part two explores the real-world experiences of payers and providers in using episode analytics for payment bundling and other purposes.
Finally, we offer some recommendations on how to use episode analytics to reduce variations and manage contracts that involve financial risk.
Bots are responsible for 30% to 70% of website traffic. They have many purposes, range
from good to middling to bad, and from simple to sophisticated. Bot management solutions
vary a lot too. Vendors say they can solve your bot problems. Can they? The bot management market is evolving, with many vendors of different sizes, experiences and capabilities. It’s important to solve your bot problems without getting in the way of business. In this ebook, you’ll get insight into how to evaluate bot management solutions and understand what the differences mean for you.