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2022 Pen Testing Report

How effective are your existing security controls against a skilled threat actor? With cyber attacks now a common place occurrence, organizations are regularly having to ask themselves this question, and often get the answer only after an attack occurs. Penetration tests are a safe way to proactively evaluate cybersecurity programs, uncovering and exploiting security threats to find out what level...
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How to Do IT Cost Optimization

Our years of experience shows that organizations waste 30% of their hybrid IT spend, on average. This article identifies the five key components of a cost optimization strategy and how to be successful with each of them.
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How to Do Capacity Planning Guide

Your business can’t afford downtime. But with ever-growing IT infrastructure, keeping applications up and running isn’t easy. Every CIO or IT manager has limited time, money, or personnel budget to keep IT running. Without a solution, your IT environment risks performance bottlenecks, outages, and an overall inability to predict future needs. That’s where capacity planning comes in. Capacity...
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10 Hidden Gems of BRMS for IBM i

Get insider tech tips on the most helpful features of Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS)! What if your IBM i came equipped with a tool that could help you automate and manage backup/recovery across your enterprise IBM i environment? What’s that, you say? It’s called BRMS for i? That’s right! BRMS is already available as a licensed program product (LPP), yet many IBM i shops are not...
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Continuously Optimizing IT in Financial Terms

CHALLENGES: Virtualization and increasingly complex agile computing environments are creating difficulties for IT financial controllers and for IT Financial Management (ITFM). Virtualization breaks the long-standing direct, one-to-one correlation between cost-allocated physical hardware and the IT services it supports. Increasingly dynamic, multi-layered applications have made it more difficult to...
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Download "Why Managed Services Is Becoming IT Security’s Top Trend"

It’s time to reconsider traditional approaches to cybersecurity. Handling IT security in-house is the norm at most organizations. But no matter what industry you operate in, there’s one fact you can’t ignore: cybersecurity is more complex than ever. With technology and threats changing rapidly, does it still make sense to rely solely on internal resources? Many organizations are beginning to see...
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DevOps Development: Keeping the Lights On

Overview: The DevOps methodology embodies two core philosophies: decreasing the lead time of software deployment and the automation of delivery and testing. DevOps emerged as a practical response to the agile development movement, in contrast with traditional, phase-based or “waterfall” development, which is inefficient and labor-intensive. Traditional methods should be phased out, and companies...
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Dashboards Don't Work (Unless You Have a Metrics Management Strategy)

Tech has had a tremendous impact on the way today’s businesses seek continued growth and improvement. No matter what business they are in, executives everywhere are investing in technology that improves their business processes, gets them ahead of the competition and widens their margins. Ultimately, the return on that investment is determined by how well technology supports a business’ ability to...
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Health and Risk: A New Paradigm for Capacity Management

Capacity management, considered by top analyst firms to be an essential process in any large IT organization, is often so complex that in today’s accelerated business world it cannot be effectively implemented. Changing priorities, increasing complexity and scalable cloud infrastructure have made traditional models for capacity management less relevant. A new paradigm for capacity management is...
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Download “How IT Professionals Can Navigate PCI DSS Compliance” Guide

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to every organization that processes credit or debit card information. This includes merchants and third-party service providers that store, process, or transmit credit card data. The launch of PCI DSS helped expose serious security shortcomings, failures to follow security best practices, and a general lack of awareness of the...