Simplified IT 101: Efficient Enterprise Storage for Lower TCO Date: Nov 03, 2014 View webinar Improve storage efficiency and you benefit many areas of the data center, from performance speed to space and energy costs. Of course, storage characteristics, such as capacity allocation and utilization, data protection, and level of management, affect efficiency, especially with heavy use of server virtualization. Our instructor will explain how to evaluate the efficiency of your storage systems and suggest management tools that can help IT gain visibility and lower TCO.
eSecurity 105:Monitoring Threats and Measuring Risk Date: Oct 31, 2014 View webinar Once an online business has shored up its defenses against new threats, it must develop an ongoing program for monitoring its systems for potential compromises - and measuring the risk faced by the business. In this session, we offer tips for building systems and processes for tracking threat and fraud indicators, and for creating real metrics for benchmarking the current threat environment.
eSecurity 104: Understanding Retail Threats and Fraud Date: Oct 30, 2014 View webinar To develop an effective defense against online threats, an e-commerce company must understand its attackers and their methods. In this session, we outline the various types of attackers who target online commerce, including those who prey on the corporate website and those who prey upon the customers themselves.
eSecurity 103: Protecting Performance from Traffic Spikes Date: Oct 29, 2014 View webinar One of the great ironies of e-commerce is that online system security is usually at its weakest during the most critical time periods, such as the holiday shopping season. In this session, we provide counsel on the preventative and the operative measures that can be taken when traffic is at its highest - and system and human resources are stretched to the maximum.
eSecurity 102: Protecting Back-End Systems Date: Oct 28, 2014 View webinar Most attacks on retail and e-commerce websites are conducted by cyber criminals who want to steal large databases of personal information and credentials. In this session, we offer a closer look at the methods used to penetrate a retailer's back-end systems - including targeted attacks on databases, DDoS "smokescreens" used to obfuscate more sophisticated exploits -- and other surprises that can happen during a DDoS attack.
Simplified IT 105: Making the Most Of the Cloud Date: Oct 28, 2014 View webinar Most midmarket businesses recognize that cloud services will be part of their IT portfolios. However, how do you decide which services are best run in IaaS, SaaS, and/or PaaS versus kept on internal systems? The decision points involve efficiency, agility, and TCO. Our instructor will help develop a decision matrix that can be applied to new and existing IT services.
Simplified IT 104: Reduce Your IT Footprint Date: Oct 27, 2014 View webinar There are worse growth mottos for midsize companies than: "Avoid IT Sprawl." The goal is a fully optimized infrastructure, with converged storage and LAN traffic and aggressive control over adoption of new applications. Our instructor will explain how to achieve maximum efficiency via advancements in servers, storage, networking, and data center management that are allowing IT to cut back on power, space, staffing, and complexity.
eSecurity 101: Protecting the Customer-Facing Website Date: Oct 27, 2014 View webinar One of the greatest challenges in e-commerce is to build a website that is extremely easy for customers to access and use - but extremely difficult for online criminals to attack. In this session, we offer an overview of defenses against Internet-based threats - including DDoS attacks, DNS exploits, and cross-site scripting - to help enterprises steel their sites against potential compromise.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
Research: 2014 State of the Data CenterOur latest survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and good reason why resellers and vendors must fight to remain relevant. One thing's for sure: The data center is poised for a wild ride, and no one wants to be left behind.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.