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Nine Software-Defined Networking Facts & Benefits

It's been described as the "new cloud"—not only for its potential impact upon the enterprise, but because there's a general sense of mystery about what exactly it is. In this case, we're talking about software-defined networking (SDN). As defined on a purely technical level, SDN establishes a layer of software between bare network components and the IT admins who configure them,... Read More »

Nine Things You Need to Know About Insider Threats

The majority of enterprises can neither detect nor deter insider threats, according to a new survey. As a result, they are vulnerable to fraud, data breaches, and intellectual property theft. Sixty-one percent of respondents say they do not have the ability to deter an insider threat, 58 percent admit that they cannot detect an insider threat, and 75 percent say they cannot detail the human... Read More »

Nine Top Enterprise Network Trends

If you take a step back to think about it, isn't it mind-boggling the wealth of organizational functions for which the IT network plays a critical, if not the critical, role? In fact, the network has emerged as such as given, that stakeholders and users—the marketing teams launching product campaigns, the HR managers assessing hundreds of job candidates, the... Read More »

11 Classic Cloud Storage Mistakes

More than ever, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are opting for a cloud model to accommodate their storage needs. The overwhelming volume of big data plays a major factor in this, of course. And research reveals that the move can benefit a number of IT functions and needed outcomes, including disaster recovery (as cited by 63 percent of managers), the centralization of data management (51... Read More »

11 Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Interest in business intelligence (BI) is surging, as big data is expected to explode into a $50 billion market in 2015—nearly doubling its current size. Why not, when BI supports so many business-critical functions, such as analytics, business performance management, text mining and predictive analytics. And while BI presents virtually limitless potential with regard to transforming... Read More »

10 Ways Social Media Is Transforming Businesses

Remember when corporations once routinely banned employees from posting comments on Facebook and other social media? That seems like an eternity, as at least four of five companies now either use social media or are planning to do so. Clearly, social media's immediacy, accessibility and flexibility—you can instantly post an industry article, best practices inquiry or company... Read More »

Nine Best Practices for Cloud Implementation

More than four of five organizations now use some form of cloud computing, according to industry research, and a great number of companies are exploring new options for cloud deployment. The advantages are clear: 84 percent of CIOs say they've cut costs by moving applications to the cloud, and these applications deliver an average of 70 percent more ROI than on-premise ones. Organizations... Read More »

Facebook Hacks the Data Center

The Open Compute Project can change the way organizations think about and manage their data. Stanford University research fellow Jonathan Koomey offers insights about the Facebook-led initiative.

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Organizations Lack Important ERP Capabilities

While the vast majority of professionals feel that enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools are critical to business, a significant number are underwhelmed by their ERP system performance, according to a new survey from Epicor Software Corporation. The accompanying e-book-styled report, titled "Mobile, Social, Cloud and ERP: Whose Business... Read More »

Top Technologies for Business Transformation

If you had to pick just one IT niche that will most transform business over the next several years, which would it be? The cloud? The Internet of Things? Mobility? All three of these rank high on a survey-supported list recently published by KPMG. And other included technologies may surprise you. Findings focus on a variety of enterprise and... Read More »

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