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There are dozens of MDM options on the market. And given the sheer volume of research and analyst reporting available online, you could spend months simply getting up to speed - let alone coming to a decision. So if you're in the early stages of choosing your solution, or you're considering switching vendors, here are seven critical questions to ask - followed by the opening response you'd get from BlackBerry® to each one.
Sponsor: BlackBerry (Research In Motion | RIM)
Mobile Policy Checklist
Here's what to consider when putting together a mobile policy designed to support a highly productive workforce.
Mobile Applications Case Study: 8 Billion Transactions a Day
The story documents how the online brokerage company tradeMONSTER created a custom mobile app and the success gleaned from this initiative. Also covered are the five things to help assure solid ROI from a mobile application strategy.
Who's afraid of the big (data) bad wolf? Survive the big data storm by getting ahead of integration and governance functional requirements
Today, data volumes are exploding in every facet of our lives. Business leaders are eager to harness the power of big data, but before setting out into the big data world, it is important to understand that as opportunities increase, ensuring that source information is trustworthy and protected becomes exponentially more difficult. This paper provides a detailed review of the best practices clients should consider before embarking on their big data integration projects.
Understanding big data so you can act with confidence
Automating information integration and governance and employing it at the point of data creation helps organizations boost confidence in their big data. A solid information integration and governance program should include automated discovery, profiling and understanding of diverse datasets to provide context and enable employees to make informed decisions. IBM® InfoSphere® is designed to do all of these things by evolving information integration and governance to meet the challenges presented by big data.
Integrating and Governing Big Data
While the term "big data" has only recently come into vogue, IBM has designed solutions capable of handling very large quantities of data for decades, leading the way with data integration, management, security and analytics solutions known for their reliability, flexibility and scalability. The end-to-end information integration capabilities of IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server are designed to help organizations understand, cleanse, monitor, transform and deliver data-as well as collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT.
The MDM advantage: Creating insight from big data
To help enterprises create trusted insight as the volume, velocity and variety of data continue to explode, IBM offers several solutions designed to help organizations uncover previously unavailable insights and use them to support and inform decisions across the business. Combining the power of IBM® InfoSphere® Master Data Management (MDM) with the IBM big data portfolio creates a valuable connection: big data technology can supply insights to MDM, and MDM can supply master data definitions to big data.
Top tips for securing big data environments - Why big data doesn't have to mean big security challenges
Big data environments create significant opportunities. However, organizations must come to terms with the security challenges they introduce, for example big data environments allow organizations to aggregate more and more data-much of which is financial, personal, intellectual property or other types of sensitive data - most of the data is subject to compliance regulations.
As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making.
Organizations don't have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing big data environments. The same security fundamentals for securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems can be applied to securing Hadoop implementations.
Top 3 Myths about Big Data Security : Debunking common misconceptions about big data security
Data volumes are growing rapidly with no end in sight. Big data represents massive business possibilities and competitive advantage for organizations that are able to harness and use that information. But how are they protecting that data? This eBook addresses three myths of big data security.
Mobile computing is becoming so ubiquitous that people no longer bat an eye seeing someone working two devices simultaneously. Individuals and organizations are responding to the capabilities and flexibility that mobile devices provide.
There is no silver bullet that is the be-all, end-all answer to BYOD security. The solution that works best for any particular organization is unique, tailored to that entity's requirements, technologies and environments.
Three guiding principles for data security and compliance
The information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes and new computing models like cloud, social business and big data have created new vulnerabilities. Data security is a moving target-as data grows, more sophisticated threats emerge; the number of regulations increase; and changing economic times make it difficult to secure and protect data.
Because data is a critical component of daily business operations, it is essential to ensure privacy and protect data no matter where it resides. Different types of information have different protection requirements; therefore, organizations must take a holistic and systematic approach to safeguarding information.
IBM solutions for data security and privacy are designed to support this holistic approach and incorporate intelligence to proactively address IT threats and enterprise risks. Read three guiding principles that will help organizations achieve better security and compliance without impacting production systems or straining already-tight budgets:
* Understand and Define
* Secure and Protect
* Monitor and Audit
The Case for Mobile Apps
It can be argued that software drives innovation and behavior. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the burgeoning market for mobile applications -- software that runs on portable computing devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Mobile apps drive device use. And as mobile networks grow more robust, they let users tap into the Internet that they already know well to get information, communicate with colleagues and friends, be productive and -- ultimately -- buy things.
Today's mobile apps turn handheld devices into e-book readers, portable navigation systems, digital wallets and more. And for organizations with mobile workers, they boost productivity by allowing easy access to resources and applications. Mobile apps can be designed for employees, customers, constituents and more. They can be offered in established commercial app stores or via enterprise application storefronts managed by IT. And they require time and effort to develop and manage. Still, organizations can't afford not to explore strategies for employing mobile apps to their advantage.
Mobile Expense Management--Picking up the Money on the Ground
Integrating and managing mobility expenses across multiple carriers can generate savings and improve organizational decision making.
3 Steps for Enterprise Mobility Success: Strategy, Roadmap and Policy
Having a mobile strategy is as essential as having a business plan or mission statement. A mobile strategy communicates to stakeholders, IT and customers the vision of where the organization intends to go and why. The roadmap sets your direction and timing for implementation. The policy defines the boundaries and rules of the road.
Partners in Mobile Device Management: AirWatch & CDW
When it comes to Mobile Device Management, it's not just what you know. It's who you know. That's why CDW partners with industry leaders like AirWatch. Their comprehensive mobile device management (MDM) solutions give you visibility and control over a variety of device models, platforms and operating systems. And with CDW Total Mobility Management, we offer the services and the expertise to make them work for you. Together, we can bring the freedom of total mobility to your organization without relinquishing IT control.
5 Pillars of Total Mobility Management
Today's mobility environment moves quickly and presents challenges to everyone from IT to key stakeholders to the C-suite. How do you wrap your head around these mobility challenges? Here's a 5-pillar model for approaching mobility management, including planning, procuring, protecting (devices and data), supporting and empowering mobile applications to transform your organization.
Changing the Way Government Works: Four Technology Trends that Drive Down Costs and Increase Productivity
In today's do-more-with-less climate, IT groups must leverage technology to chart a path toward smarter and leaner government processes. Congressional leaders and taxpayers want streamlined processes, improved productivity and enhanced constituent services. Federal agencies must also comply with numerous executive mandates, from telework to sustainability policies and others designed to help agencies deliver efficient, effective and accountable government services while reducing environmental impacts.
At the same time, many federal agencies confront deep organizational challenges, such as budget cuts, siloed departments and resource limitations, making it difficult to meet various competing demands. All this puts intensified pressure on IT departments to cut through the red tape and find technology solutions that will improve processes while addressing organizational challenges.
In this paper, learn about four technology-based approaches to improving processes and increasing productivity while driving down department and agency costs
Enterprise Collaboration Strategy
An Enterprise Collaboration Strategy will help organizations speed up innovation, better serve customers and quickly pivot to adopt rapidly changing Unified Communications & Collaboration technology. But for organizations to define an effective Collaboration Strategy, they must be able to answer several critical questions:
- Which solutions are best, and which capabilities are the most useful for a given task?
- How does your organization's collaboration strategy align with its business goals?
- How can your organization use collaboration solutions to break down barriers among its lines of business?
- How can it provide a seamless user experience to clients regardless of platform or technology?
- How can you meet your users' needs while introducing them to new solutions?
A CDW Enterprise Collaboration Strategy can answer these questions, taking the confusion out of collaboration. It gives your organization keen insight into how to implement collaboration solutions that empower users, increase efficiencies and improve the customer experience.
Using VM Archiving to Solve VM Sprawl
This CommVault whitepaper discusses how archiving virtual machines can mitigate VM sprawl with a comprehensive approach to VM lifecycle management.
Axeda Platform Technical Overview
This paper discusses the core components of an IoT platform and architecture. It summarizes the major features and explains how they simplify and speed the process of developing and deploying IoT/M2M solutions while minimizing infrastructure and development costs.
Sponsor: Axeda Corporation