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Best Practices for PaaS Implementation [ Source: ActiveState ]

October 2014- Like any IT project, the success of a private PaaS implementation requires a combination of the right people, processes and technologies. Companies should consider the following steps to ensure a successful transition to private PaaS:

• Establish a program strategy that provides a strategic vision and guiding principles for the corporate initiative along with program management resourcing, tracking, and oversight.
• Develop clear business objectives and use those to guide and influence corporate behavior ...

The CIO's Guide to Platform-as-a-Service [ Source: ActiveState ]

October 2014- Despite making significant investments in cloud infrastructure and deploying applications to private clouds, enterprises are not seeing the expected return on their investments. Enterprises are learning that virtualization alone is not sufficient to streamline the application development process that is necessary in order to get applications to market faster.

While virtual machines (VM's) can easily be created on demand, individual applications still require supporting software (languages, frameworks, data and messaging services) to be ...

Workload Portability: Using PaaS to Achieve the Vision of Hybrid Cloud [ Source: ActiveState ]

October 2014- As the creation and management of applications increases in importance for businesses today, so does making those applications portable. Being able to take application workloads and place them in the right environment to get the best performance and functionality is critical to an organization’s success. To meet the challenges of today’s digital economy, companies need to understand the workload portability choices available, what options they have, and the challenges they face in application ...

The Convergence of Network Performance Monitoring and Application Performance Management [ Source: Compuware ]

October 2014- Today, enterprises rely heavily on applications for nearly all business-critical processes. These applications are delivered via a combination of hardware, software and services, known as the application delivery chain. To make this delivery chain work together effectively, IT must take a new and converged approach to network performance monitoring and application performance management.

This whitepaper discusses:
• Why NPM alone is not enough
• How application-centric APM is incomplete
• ...

The State of Managed Phone Services in the Cloud [ Source: Comcast ]

October 2014- More than 59% of small and midsized companies are considering a hosted or virtual alternative to traditional phone services in order to boost collaboration, reduce costs, and accommodate the changing mobile nature of work. Download this exclusive research report to learn more about the solutions they're pursuing, the results they're seeing, and the challenges they encounter along the way.

IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Mobility [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- The growing mobile workforce expects to connect to the corporate network anytime, anywhere and using any mobile device. As the number of mobile employees continues to grow, enterprises of all sizes need smart mobility cloud solutions that reduce costs, increase control and mitigate security risks. Combining the power of cloud computing with the freedom and functionality of mobile devices can give enterprises access to a wide range of key benefits, including increased reliability, real-time updates ...

Become a Social Business in the Cloud [ Source: IBM ]

October 2014- Deepen your customer relationships. Drive operational effectiveness. Optimize your workforce. Read this solution brief to see how using IBM SmartCloud for Social Business services to become a social business can help your organization simplify, speed up and enhance interactions in practically all areas of the business.

Make remote vendor access more secure [ Source: ObserveIT ]

July 2014- The threat of user-based attacks has never been higher, with 76% of all breaches coming from accounts with access to sensitive data. With the exploitation of remote vendor access a huge concern, learn how to make working with your contractors more secure with this free e-Book from ObserveIT.

The future of user-based security risks [ Source: ObserveIT ]

September 2014- IT security personnel spend time protecting against external attacks, but often miss the biggest source of data breaches--user-based threats including account hijacking, stolen passwords, insiders and more. Learn more about the need for a user-centric security strategy with this free Gartner report.

Rethinking Software Defined Networks [ Source: F5 ]

October 2014- F5 and Cisco enable enterprises to build an SDN that reduces application delivery time, operational costs and risk of downtime by "operationalizing" the network. While Software-defined networks (SDNs) represent a step forward in networking technology, it's become clear that it's going to take some new thinking about how to implement SDNs if they are to support enterprise requirements and gain traction. Read this whitepaper to learn more about how SDNs can deliver the benefits at ...

Global Network Service Providers: Security a Position to Challenge the Botnet [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

October 2014- A review of botnets, their evolution and methods of prevention. Download now to learn more!

Secure Cloud Networking [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

October 2014- Secure cloud networking; learn how the biggest barrier to moving to the cloud - security - can be overcome by utilizing the right network connectivity and security bundles.

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: What Questions Should You Ask Your MSSP? [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

October 2014- Finding the resources or the right managed security services provider (MSSP) to address the evolving cyber-security landscape can be challenging. Learn more.

Secure Data Services: A Connectivity Approach to Breaking Down the Enterprise IT Silo [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

October 2014- The reality of today's enterprise IT environment is that change reigns supreme. With the right procurement strategy and network services provider, organizations can flex their connectivity requirements to suit. Learn how.

Level 3 SOC Threat Stats [ Source: Level 3 Communications ]

October 2014- See what the Level 3 Security Operations Center protects and monitors on a daily basis that puts them at the forefront of threat prevention and analysis.

The New Economics of Video Conferencing: Now Affordable Anywhere, Anytime with Anyone [ Source: Lifesize ]

October 2014- From Salesforce to Quickbooks, the cloud, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), is fundamentally reshaping the economics of all kinds of business applications by allowing them to be delivered over the Internet via a browser. Video conferencing is the latest cloud trend--it removes the need for high-priced infrastructure and ongoing maintenance, while allowing technology to be deployed quickly and easily.

Cloud-based video conferencing isn't simply about providing traditional services at a lower cost. The new value ...

Beyond the Executive Suite: Video Conference is Now Available to Virtually Everyone [ Source: Lifesize ]

October 2014- Until recently, video conferencing has had limited usefulness because the technology was expensive to own and maintain. And, since no global address book existed, the only people you could speak to were those with whom you shared the system--typically people in your own company. As a result, video conferencing was restricted to Fortune 500 business units talking to colleagues in the same corporation. But all that has changed, thanks to the cloud. It's moved video conferencing ...

Energy Companies and Financial Services Firms Vulnerable to Data-Breaching Malware [ Source: ThreatTrack Security ]

October 2014- Financial services firms and energy companies – two industries highly targeted by cybercriminals – must move quickly to address their cybersecurity deficiencies and shore up their defenses against advanced malware threats.

No Respect. CISOs Misunderstood and Underappreciated by their C-Level Peers [ Source: ThreatTrack Security ]

October 2014- C-level executives regard the role of CISO primarily as a target for finger-pointing in the event of a data breach, and have little faith that individuals in the role could hold other leadership positions.

Prevent Data Breaches with Stronger Email Security [ Source: ThreatTrack Security ]

October 2014- Email remains the #1 threat vector for many organizations. To fight the onslaught of cyber threats, nothing short of a multilayered security architecture, backed by strict security policies and staff training, can protect an organization.

Leveraging Metadata for a Proactive Defense [ Source: GENERAL DYNAMICS Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions ]

October 2014- All too often network security professionals are forced into an escalating workflow-an arms race remediating alerts (indicators of attacks) as they come in, instead of proactively hunting for the adversary-who is likely already in your network. Resource and time constraints, as well as a lack of visibility and the right tools, lead to a best effort security posture (doing everything you can to stay above the rising tide of incoming attacks).

Access to ...

Comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense [ Source: GENERAL DYNAMICS Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions ]

October 2014- The hot topic in the information security industry these days is "Advanced Threat Defense" (ATD). There are many definitions, and plenty of marketing hype and spin on the topic, but it is the science - and the art - of defending yourself against sophisticated, persistent adversaries who can get past (or have already gotten past) your security defenses.

We like to define advanced threat defense in terms of the adversary rather than the ...

Continuous Delivery: What It Is and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

November 2013-

You've probably heard that continuous delivery allows you to get new features and capabilities to market quickly and reliably. But what is it, really, and what's required to get started? This introductory ebook reveals:


2014 State of DevOps Report [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

July 2014-

The 2014 State of DevOps report--based on a survey of 9,200+ people in IT operations, software development and technology management roles in 110 countries--reveals:


Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

August 2014-

Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.


Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized ...

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