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April 22nd, 2019|

Cybersecurity Talent Shortage Comes with a Steep Price

There are a startling 2.93 million open cybersecurity positions around the globe, according to (ISC)², and the problem is getting worse. Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates 53% of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, up from 42% just three years ago. As the scale of breaches escalates and sensitive data is stolen or [...]

April 4th, 2019|

Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena Modernize Data Security with Veristor

How do you take a 20-year-old design for a major NBA sports arena and make it technically secure and relevant to the way consumers experience events today? That was the mission of Mark Wasdin, the CIO of the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. Besides the 40+ Hawks games a year, the [...]

March 28th, 2019|

“The Cloud” – An Operating Model, Not a Destination

The Elements of a Well-Architected Enterprise Cloud Forrester, in its 2019 predictions analysis, notes that 50% of digital transformation efforts stalled in 2018. “Although some progressive CIOs and CMOs drove change, most struggled to compel their organizations to see and act differently,” the report said. This chasm between good intentions and reality is present in [...]

March 12th, 2019|

Digital Transformation Readiness: 5 Gaps Standing in the Way

42% of Organizations Lack a Proactive Plan while IT Devotes only 27% of Time to Innovation A new study by Commvault, The Definitive Report on Today’s IT Transformation Crisis, reveals a critical disconnect between executives’ perception of the importance of digital transformation and what is actually occurring in the enterprise to make businesses more digitally [...]

February 19th, 2019|

Bringing Web App Security Up to Speed in the Era of DevOps

As organizations embrace new technologies in support of their digital transformation goals, they must also bring web app security up to speed. The shift to DevOps and cloud initiatives, where technology that’s software defined and more automated takes center stage, means that you can respond faster to market demands. But is that speed putting your environment [...]

February 7th, 2019|

Dancing with Service Desk – The Art and Science of Atlassian’s Lean ITSM Approach

Modern day systems are increasingly complex and constantly changing. I realize that’s a ridiculously obvious thing to say. But I feel it deserves to be constantly repeated. Or, at the very least, kept prominently in mind when applying “frameworks” or “best practices” to the processes teams use in support of their IT systems. Even though [...]

January 31st, 2019|

Data Archiving Done Right Can Provide Legal Protection Down the Road

(but make sure you don’t keep data too long either) According to a recent article in ZDNet, the volume of all data worldwide will top 163 zettabytes by 2025 as enterprises experience a 50X increase in the data they must manage. One of the biggest challenges for businesses when it comes to managing all this [...]

January 15th, 2019|

IT Operations: Beef Up Your Frontline Systems to Protect Your Digital Assets

(these eight enterprise tools help run the company, but they also play a vital role in cyber security) IT Operations teams oversee many enterprise functions. They’re the ones who keep the business up-and-running. But they also play a key role in IT security. The teams are often tasked with deploying, managing, and monitoring the tools [...]

December 18th, 2018|

Pillsbury Law Firm Solves Complex Security and Compliance Challenges with Veristor

Veristor and Apptega Team Up to Deliver Cybersecurity Platform to Manage Compliance Across Multiple Industries Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Pillsbury), an international law firm with 20 locations, is ranked as one of the top 20 firms for client service. To maintain such high standards, Pillsbury must ensure it meets all regulatory and governance requirements [...]

November 14th, 2018|

Taking an Agile Approach to ITSM

How to Collaborate, Act and Innovate for More Responsive Service Management When it comes to the IT service lifecycle there are multiple phases – from design and delivery to management and improvement. Traditionally, managing this lifecycle has taken monolithic and structured systems that create barriers to the agile requirements of today’s service management. The pain [...]

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