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Who does NSS Labs "Recommend" for NGFW?

In 2012, NSS Labs found that most available NGFW solutions "fell short in performance and security effectiveness." In 2013 NSS Labs noted "marked improvement" and bestowed their "recommended" rating on 6 vendors. Click here to find out who they were.

Sponsor: Fortinet


 

What is this "File Sync" Thing and Why Should I Care About It?

Not so long ago, the office was the only place you could work. But when smartphones and tablets came along, the only thing holding us back from getting work done anywhere, any time was having access to our data. That led to the creation of a whole new class of solutions designed to keep files current across our rapidly proliferating fleets of devices - through a technology known as 'sync.' All of a sudden, getting a file from your work laptop to your iPad became as simple as clicking "Save." So it's no surprise that 55% of information workers in North America and Europe who use a tablet at work are using file sync and share tools

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

The Keys to Securing Data in a Collaborative Workplace

Losing data is costly. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach costs US organizations an estimated $200 per record, or $5.4 million total per breach. And apparently these breaches are equally likely to be from criminal attack as from employee or contractor negligence. It makes sense then that surveys point to data loss via unsecured file sync and share solutions as one of IT's biggest concerns. IT professionals have spent years learning how to protect their organizations from hackers, but how do you ward off both external and internal threats when employees are seeking ways to collaborate more and more?

Sponsor: Dropbox


 

The Growing Demand for Rich Media

Learn how to effectively manage and automate the distribution of rich media across channels to create consistency for and satisfy your customers.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Next Generation Employee Experience

The IBM Employee Experience Suite helps organizations leverage social software and real-time collaboration to deliver a personalized employee web experience across many channels.

This white paper from IBM, showcases five organizations that are strategically integrating emerging social software and tools with their existing investments and seeing measurable results in return on investment.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Jyske Bank extends brand message to more than one million visitors a month

Jyske Bank wanted to make it easy for people using mobile devices to access and use its website, but it was already struggling to manage multiple web solutions deployed on different technology stacks.Replacing its existing systems with a common IBM® WebSphere® Portal solution, the bank created one responsive web design that adapts content and layout automatically based on channels and devices.Jyske Bank reduced the cost and effort of providing a consistent, differentiated brand image and experience to the more than one million people who visit its website using various digital devices.

Sponsor: IBM


 

CIOs Deliver Productivity Breakthroughs with Intelligent Digital Signage

Retailers have long recognized the influence that digital signage provides over a shopper's point-of-purchase decision making process. Today's savvy CIOs and business leaders apply the same fundamental physics in supply chain, contact center, healthcare, and corporate settings to increase their companies' efficiencies and productivity by leveraging business visualization and intelligent digital signage systems.

Sponsor: RMG Networks


 

The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013

Sharing files is something that nearly every business in the world does on a daily basis, and IBM has built a robust set of file sharing and sync tools that makes sharing information extremely easy, efficient and secure. Many solutions in market are designed for consumers and are lacking the security and controls that businesses require. Where IBM stands apart is by tightly integrating file sharing into the social collaboration experience and with external systems of record. Download this Analyst report to read why IBM SmartCloud for Social Business was cited as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: File Sync And Share Platforms, Q3 2013 report.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Energizing Life's Work

No matter what you do in life, it should energize you. Your work should inspire you and fill you with a sense of pride. Energizing Life's Work is all about providing the thought leadership, tools, and insight to help you and your teams get the most out of life's work. If your life's work is about caring for people in the context of business, the latest digital and social technology innovations from IBM can help you create a smarter workforce and exceptional customer experiences.
Also ground-breaking capabilities in mobile, cloud, big data & analytics, and cognitive computing provide the fuel to transform your business processes. Energizing Life's Work is about inspiring you to re-imagine how work gets done in your organization today, to rethink how to create the right team, to connect the team to experts, information and insights, and to develop deeper, more profitable client relationships.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Software Asset Management: Ensuring Today's Assets

Today's trends like BYOD and SaaS are new and exciting in terms of how they will help make our jobs more productive but they also introduce challenges as it relates to software licensing. Find out more - it's time for your organization to look at how to better manage software assets.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Trends Shaping Software Management: 2014

Meeting the challenges of mobility, cloud computing and virtualization in the software realm.

Most IT executives recognize the relationship between mobile computing and worker productivity, and have long issued notebook computers and other mobile devices to road warriors and employees who work extended hours. In cases where they have no mobile device policy, users often take matters into their own hands.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Software Asset Management: Pay Attention or Pay Up

There is a wide range of options for managing software assets, from in-house solutions to the cloud to managed services providers. Read this whitepaper to learn about:

- Using SAM to inform software investments
- Avoiding software fees and fines
- What's the best approach to SAM?
- Making the most of volume-based licensing
- Hands-free SAM: How vendors can unburden IT leaders

Sponsor: CDW


 

Are You Prepared for a Software Audit?

Just the word "audit" is enough to make anyone shiver, and when it comes to a software audit, the reaction is no different. A software publisher can exercise its rights to conduct a software audit to check that a customer is using its products in accordance with the End User License Agreement (EULA). These agreements are signed by customers when the software is installed. The ability to undertake an audit is a legal right, and therefore, not something end user organizations can refuse to do.

Sponsor: CDW


 

Workload Change: The 70 Percent of Your Business DevOps Forgot

Organizations that have successfully integrated workload automation (WLA) into their software development lifecycle have seen substantial benefits. So why is WLA, also referred to as job scheduling or batching processing, largely missing from the DevOps discussion? Adding WLA early in the development process ensures that the benefits of DevOps accrue for all applications, including your batch services.  This paper explores the benefits in greater detail and explores possible ways to remedy the situation. 

Sponsor: BMC Software


 

How Foglight Makes User Experience Management a Reality

Read three cases that underscore the appeal of User Experience Management (UEM), its essential value to IT and how Foglight demonstrates its versatility in supporting UEM's multiple facets.

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

Mobile First: Securing Information Sprawl

Mobile device management solutions are designed to set and enforce management at the device level, but have no inherent control of applications or content on those devices. As a result, IT leaders are looking to enterprise mobility management solutions to enable management, configuration and security across devices, applications and content - effectively addressing the problem of information sprawl. Learn how the partnership between Box and MobileIron can help you execute a "mobile first" strategy that manages and secures both mobile apps and content.

Sponsor: Box


 

AIIM Trendscape: The New Mobile Reality

This AIIM Trendscape report shares data, expert opinions, and a unique perspective on the impact of cloud and mobility in the enterprise, surfacing issues that are not readily apparent in existing coverage about mobile technologies. With in-depth interviews of 50 senior end-users and industry leaders, this report highlights expert recommendations to maximize mobile opportunities within the enterprise and offers a 7-point mobile action plan that organizations can execute in the next 12 months.

Sponsor: Box


 

Empowering Your Mobile Workers

A modern mobile IT strategy is no longer an option, it is an absolute necessity.

Today's most productive employees are not tied to a desk, an office, or a location. They are mobile. And your company's IT strategy has to be ready to support them with easy, reliable, 24/7 access to the business information they need, from anywhere in the world, across a broad range of communication devices.

Here's how some of the nation's most progressive corporations are meeting the many needs of their mobile workers - without overwhelming their IT departments - with the help of Box.

Sponsor: Box


 

Mobile Content, Collaboration & IDC's 3rd IT Platform: The Next Frontier for the Mobile Enterprise

IDC focuses this article on talks about the new IT platform. This 3rd IT Platform will be the new wave for about the next 25 years, so they urge all current companies to embrace it themselves.

They also talk about how mobile is a huge part of this new platform, and that not only sales for smartphones are rapidly expanding, but so is developer interest. Offices are requiring more and more features built into their mobile devices so they can contribute in and out of office.

IDC finishes with three pieces of advice for companies. 1) Embrace 3rd Platform technologies such as mobile content and collaboration 2) Take a strategic and holistic approach to enterprise mobility and 3) Accelerate the cloud.

Sponsor: Box


 

The Path to Responsive IT

A responsive IT team enables on-demand self-service, ticketless IT, a low cost structure & wider participation. When extending the IT team to analysts, power-users, out-sourced teams & contractors, a responsive IT structure consistently and automatically enforces compliance and governance policies.

Sponsor: WSO2, Inc.