- Big Data
- Cloud Computing
- Cloud Adoption
- Cyber Security
- Customer Experience (CX)
- Data Centre
- Data Platform
- Data Science
- Digital Disruption
- Digital Transformation
- Financial Sector
- Enterprise Mobility
- Hybrid IT
- Identity Management
- Info Security
- IT Ops
- IT Services
- Legal Sector
- Mid Market
- Open Source
- Predictive Maintenance
- Public Sector
- Retail Sector
- Risk Management
- Smart Devices
- Smart Factory
- Supply Chain
- Unified Comms
- Virtual data centres
Placing the Customer First in Identity Management
The growth of the digital realm as the primary point of customer engagement has accelerated over the past twelve months. In 2020, 40% of global consumers reported buying more online than they did the year before. Now more than ever, organizations need a scalable and easy-to use solution for managing customer identities to produce seamless, secure, and personalized customer experiences and boost digital engagement.
Data Security in Post-Merger Integration – Challenges and Considerations to Ensure Value Creation
Although M&A can be an exciting prospect, it introduces a variety of risks both pre-and post integration for all stakeholders. In 2020, 51% of global dealmakers identified cybersecurity as their most significant concern about executing deals remotely in the wake of COVID-19. It’s clear that now more than ever, data security is essential to mitigating these risks and creating value for the merged entity.
Data Breaches in Web Applications Challenges & Imperatives for Security Leaders
Attacks on web applications are rising. In 2019, 55% of all cyberattacks were a combination of web application and application-speciﬁc attacks, up from 32% the year before. And the majority of web application attacks involve the use of stolen credentials – used to hack into web applications utilised by the enterprise.
Disruption in Global Payments – Opportunities & Challenges in 2020
Digital disruption is transforming the payments sector – and both incumbents and innovators are working to enhance their offerings to meet rising customer expectations. This presents enormous opportunities for corporate finance and treasury departments, but it also presents significant challenges for those seeking to understand the changing landscape and to make the most of what is on offer.
The Transformative Impact of AI in Financial Markets
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having a transformative impact on the financial markets. While delivering enormous efficiencies and lowering barriers to entry, the technology also brings challenges and risks with it – and particularly so when it comes to the overall stability of the market. In this Impact Brief, you will glean insights, trends and shared learnings on: Present and future applications of AI in the markets The significance of automation for financial services firms The benefits that robo-advisors offer to consumers Forecasts on investment in automation technology What AI means for staffing across the sector How algorithmic trading will interface with regulation Potential risks posed by AI to the market as a whole
Predictive Maintenance Uncovered Benefits, Challenges & Use Cases
Predictive Maintenance is revolutionizing the way that assets, equipment and infrastructure are managed today. A key enabler of Industry 4.0, predictive maintenance has the potential to make asset management dramatically more efficient and to hence reduce costs and minimize business risk across sectors including manufacturing, energy, logistics and transportation. This Impact Brief includes insights on: - The benefits that predictive maintenance programs can achieve - Challenges to implementing predictive maintenance - Case studies on how predictive maintenance is being used today - Insights into what differentiates the most successful adopters - Advice on how to implement predictive maintenance initiatives - The size of the market today and forecasts on how it is expected to grow Distilling insights from 10 sources including Deloitte, GE, Google, Microsoft and PwC, this Impact Brief provides time-poor professionals with insights that are easy-to-read and digest in less than 10 minutes.
Blockchain in the Supply Chain – Driving End-to-End Change
While it remains an emerging technology, blockchain is transforming the logistics industry today. Though there are hurdles to overcome, blockchain has the potential to accelerate information flows, boost efficiency and enable the faster turnaround of goods – thereby adding trillions of dollars to the global economy in the coming years.
IoT in Manufacturing – Applications, Benefits and Challenges
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is the application of IoT technologies in manufacturing, is experiencing explosive growth. But with this growth comes not only opportunities and benefits but also significant challenges.
AI in Healthcare - Benefits, Challenges and Risks
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to have a transformative impact on the healthcare industry. But though the benefits and applications are manifest, AI comes with a number of challenges and risks that will need to be addressed if successful adoption is to be achieved.
Red Hat and Microsoft Partnership: Transforming Cloud in the Enterprise
Insights into research findings that have highlighted trends within enterprise IT, covering some of the challenges of a cloud strategy and how the Red Hat/ Microsoft partnership addresses the situation these organizations face today.
The XaaS Market Opportunity for Service Providers and Channel Partners
The cloud promises to enable organizations to be more flexible, agile and responsive to the needs of their business and the demands of customer and partners. As physical infrastructure has become invisible to end-users, the role of service providers and channel partners has changed. Faced with public and private options, many firms are taking a XaaS approach, embracing the best of both private and public worlds – implementing hybrid architectures to deliver on-demand access to compute resources, capacity, and services, while also providing greater levels of control, security, and visibility of data and applications. In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights, trends and shared learnings on: The opportunities for Service Providers and channel partners delivering cloud services How enterprises are are shifting their focus from construction (creating on-demand infrastructure) to consumption (managing cloud environments) 451 Research’s Cloud Price Index and the role it plays in providing insights into TCO, tracking and analyzing the nuances of cloud pricing The role of XaaS environments with the increasing digital transformation of organizations, giving rise to differentiated cloud services.
Cloud Security Controls – A New Approach
The Executive Brief distills key insights from the 451 Research/Cloudvisory webinar that outlines how organizations can successfully transition to optimal micro-segmentation and security orchestration in cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Executed correctly, this will speed up DevOps, greatly improve security and lower operational costs.
Digital Transformation in European Organisations
Organisations of all sizes, across all sectors throughout the world are redefining their IT priorities to compete effectively in this digital age. Goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management have been identified as four key pillars for digital transformation strategies. But digital transformation progress plays out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical. In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights, trends and shared learnings on: How organisations are turning digital disruption into differentiation Strategies and actions impacting the European market The role service providers are playing in accelerating results fa Key shifts in business that need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organisations
Effective Risk Management in Digital Transformation
Risk management is one of the fundamental, if not foundational, concerns of businesses across the globe. Whilst digital transformation is strengthening competitive differentiation in organizations, there is an important question of how risk management and security is part of this digitization process? What do IT professionals and line-of-business (LOB) managers across multiple vertical and geographic
Digital Transformation in Government: The Challenges and Imperatives
Digital transformation is an ambitious project for any organization let alone government. Becoming innovative and adaptive is an ongoing journey of modernization. Government decision-makers aspire to facilitating broader citizen engagement, empowered employees and new digital infrastructures that will provide better access to data and services. But what are their challenges and imperatives?
The Dynamic State of Digital Transformation in the Enterprise
Business leaders in every vertical sector are increasingly concerned about remaining competitive. Digital disruption continues to claim corporate casualties; victims of competitors that invested in modern infrastructure and leveraged massive scale to transform markets on a global basis. The digital transformation of business represents both a competitive threat and a market opportunity. In this Executive
Digital Transformation in the Retail Sector
Although digital transformation is bursting with digital innovation that is driving change, the research by 451 Research exposes a wide divide between digital leaders and laggards. What separates the retail leaders from laggards? What role is the cloud playing in enabling innovation? In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights, trends and shared learnings on
Redefining IT Priorities for a Digital Future – A European Perspective on Digital Transformation
European organisations of all sizes and in all sectors are at various stages of digitally transforming themselves in order to compete effectively in their sector and avoid becoming a corporate casualty brought about by digital disruption. But how are IT and line of business executives in these organisations choosing and using digital initiatives for business
The Hybrid IT Journey – Perspectives from the Enterprise
As the move to the cloud continues, what is the role of on-premise non-cloud IT? What lessons can be learned from the cloud journey other enterprises are making? How are enterprises managing multiple cloud and non-cloud IT environments to accelerate their digital business? In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights on: The most common
Preparing for Business Email Compromise Attacks in 2017
Investment in enterprise security is increasing, yet cyber threats are continually evolving and adapting to the most sophisticated defenses. In particular, Business Email Compromise (BEC) and imposter fraud present an ever growing threat to organizations in 2017 and beyond. In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights on: How to defend against an evolving threat
Security Challenges,Threats and Opportunities – C-Suite Insights
Radware interviewed 200 IT executives in the U.S. and U.K. to understand to understand what cyber security threats concern C-level executives the most and identify opportunities for improving defenses. In this Executive Brief, you will glean insights on: How C-level executives are grappling with a new breed of cyber-attacks Key challenges they have in responding
A DevOps Approach to Digital Transformation Success
Digital transformation strategies are helping established companies cope with disruption and remain competitive. But for some organisations this transformation comes with more pain than others. DevOps, when successfully implemented across an organisation, is helping to minimise this pain. DevOps means people, process and the right tools working together to make product and service deliver faster
The Big Data Journey – From Experiment to Enterprise Scale Production
When an enterprise coordinates big data innovation and production, the potential for taking advantage of big data opportunities is considerable. But how does an organization that is experimenting with small scale big data projects migrate to the bigger goal of the organization, focusing on large scale, strategic deployment of big data, driven by business goals
The IoT Market in 2016 – Social, Economic and Business Challenges
Forward-thinking businesses are already turning to the IoT to address some economic, social and business challenges. But is your business set to go for the Internet of Things? In this Executive Brief, you will learn from: The five macro trends driving IoT adoption The key trends facilitating businesses driving revenue through IoT A
Open Source Big Data Projects – Emergence of the Converged Data Platform
How are enterprise organizations handling the growing complexity of big data environments? With over 275 vendors and products in the data platform and analysis landscape, growth is expected, but so too is convergence of data platforms. In this Executive Brief, you will learn: The drivers behind data platform convergence Some of the challenges organizations are
Opportunities and Threats of 5G on IT
The sheer scale of the 5G mobile network project to define the next generation of mobile networks is ambitious and hugely innovative. But with this comes considerable uncertainty about its rollout, level of investment required and rival technologies, not to mention the often conflicting interests of stakeholders that include governments and mobile service operators.
Understanding How DevOps Enables IT and Organizational Performance
A survey of software development organizations correlating frequency of deployment, lead time, failures and recovery speed with aspects of the DevOps method considering management style, integration, automation and diversity of team members. A culture that generates high performance involves high levels of cooperation, blameless postmortems, shared risks and shared responsibilities and breaking down silos
The Role of Big Data in Creating Data Science-Driven Enterprises
The transformation of enterprises required to initiate big data analysis involves many catalysts for successful change. Creating a predictive enterprise involves precise strategic planning and establishing a top-notch data science unit. The position of data science within an enterprise will impact the outcome of Big Data analytics. The fact that data critical to new initiatives
Technology Deployment in Law Firms
The 2014 ILTA Technology Survey revealed significant trends and concerns of more than 450 law firms across the United States. In response to more than 100 questions about the use of technology in day to day business, the team determined that Security, Simplifying and Saving were the greatest factors in determining what firms use now
Managing Data with the Internet of Things
With the projected, exponential proliferation of IoT and the big data it produces, NoSQL databases are demanded. These must be scaleable, flexible and allow for analytics and a unified view. This, the second, in a three-part webinar, focusses on the database requirements for IoT, with contributions by IT professionals from both the developer and a
Cyber Attacks on the Financial Sector – Assessing Risks
Financial service businesses, particularly small and medium sized ones, are vulnerable to attacks by cyber-criminals. Few are prepared for this. Breaches of security of data, personal information, confidential financial documents and connectivity to partner businesses can result in partial or complete loss of business. Cyber-security is frequently easier to breach in smaller financial organizations than
Defining Business Success with the Internet of Things
Using the Internet of Things (IoT) for business success is the wave of the future. This Executive Brief is intended to introduce 7 steps that will enhance a company’s business on all fronts, from customer interaction to the supply chain and third-party invoicing while developing an intuitive, user-friendly app that provides decision making data
SaaS Growth Strategies for ISVs (2015-2017)
The fastest growing IT category for enterprise spending is Software-as-a-Service. For independent software vendors (ISV’s) there are compelling business reasons to move to a SaaS model. But choosing a cloud service provider requires consideration of infrastructure management, uptime guarantees and network connectivity. Software firms that use cloud-based deployment have encountered difficulties with one-size-fits-all infrastructure services
Internet of Things (IoT) Security in Smart Home Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices that can send or receive data automatically, without being prompted by human interaction. Examples are cars that notify drivers of low tire pressure, a security system notifying the home owner, or smart thermostats maintaining optimum home temperature based on outside weather. These devices have very low security
Unified Comms: Managing Change and Growth in Your Organization
Cloud-based solutions are becoming a popular choice for unified communication solutions with enhanced capabilities. Businesses today want collaboration tools, mobility and contact center management without the hassle and cost of stand-alone, in-house systems. Selecting the right one for your company requires you to know what you want in a system and identify a provider that
Online Experience For Your Customers – B2B Vs.B2C
A survey of European organisations revealed that consumer-facing organisations are more likely to have achieved a higher level of domain maturity than non-consumer-facing or B2B organisations. Consumer-facing organisations are more likely to have outsourced online customer service. Consumer-facing businesses are most likely to have dealt with security and performance issues thus freeing themselves to focus
Managing Mobility in an Enterprise
Prior to buying or subscribing to an EMM solution an organisation should establish a comprehensive Mobility Management Strategy. Many general and specific requirements for managing BYOD use in a corporate IT structure need to be considered in finding the right fit with an EMM solution provider. Ease of security controls and virus and malware protection
Improving IT Performance in Law Firms
Practice directors of law firms are faced with the challenge of upgrading IT services to meet new demands of profitability and growth. As well, they are challenged by compliance with data security regulations and the increased use of mobile devices. Outsourcing managed IT services is a cost effective solution. UK law firms spend 4.1% of
Journey to the Cloud for Government
This guide provides a step-by-step process for establishing a system of advancing public sector organisations’ development of cloud services from an initial tactical phase to full strategic deployment. From the initial planning steps to procurement of services and analysing and reporting business successes as cloud services are adopted, this guide deals with many essential organisational
Beginner’s Guide to Buying Cloud Services
Cloud Computing is fast becoming a necessary part of IT infrastructure. This Executive Brief is intended to facilitate understanding the variety of Cloud Services, the advantages and disadvantages of delivery models and how Cloud Services can be utilised to increase efficiency of business functions. Cloud Service Providers are quickly increasing the complexity, flexibility and scalability
The Business Value of Virtual Data Centres
Transforming IT infrastructure to include cloud services is increasingly necessary to protect, process and manage expanding data banks. A scalable, flexible and cost effective cloud service is also a necessity for enterprises purchasing and vending SaaS and IaaS. Cloud networked enterprise-scale databases, applications and services are essential tools in consolidating IT resources. Optimised Multiprotocol Label
Mitigating Security Threats of Insiders Leaking Data
It is increasingly apparent that insiders working carelessly and in ignorance of security concerns are a major source of security breaches in IT. Most data security is a result of a patchwork of systems which may contain gaps and does not protect against malicious insider data theft. The solution to complete data security is provided
UK Cloud Adoption Trends for 2015
For the foreseeable future the use of cloud computing will be combined with on-premise IT infrastructure. Survey data indicates the major reasons for preference for hybrid systems and reveals the important factors in business decisions regarding the migration of some computer services to the cloud.
The Rise of Hybrid IT in the UK Market
While the use of cloud services is quickly becoming the norm among UK businesses, it is not replacing on-premise IT infrastructure. Hybrid IT architecture combines cloud computing with in-house services. Cloud services have moved beyond proof of concept. Most businesses do not envision moving entire IT estate to the cloud. Cloud services provide flexibility in
Developing a Business Case for Dynamic Video Collaboration
Market forecasts indicate a strong growth in collaboration through video conferencing adapted to workgroups using personal mobile devices. Telepresence is being seamlessly integrated into IT architecture so as to be scalable, easy to use and affordable. Maximising ROI and reducing risk are achievable through open videoconferencing architecture. Video partners assist in establishing a business case
CIO and Cloud Infrastructure – New Business Opportunities in 2014
CIOs can’t afford to ignore the unprecedented advantages of cloud computing. Changes in the availability of new computing infrastructure will vault the CIO into full participation in strategic planning at the core of every business enterprise. The fluid systems of cloud computing allow nimble responses to changes in market. Innovative IT departments increase business profits.