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There are dozens of different metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of technology solutions. Organizations often base IT investment decisions on characteristics such as processing power, capacity, scalability, throughput, availability and more.

Embedded Communications

Communications Platform-as-a-Service is changing the way communications and collaboration services are delivered.

Remember when the phone system was a distinct piece of equipment that was managed by specialists? Those days are becoming a distant memory as more organizations adopt unified communications (UC) solutions.

Smarter Security

Threat intelligence provides the actionable information organizations need to enhance their security strategies.

Most security tools are designed to detect and defend against specific types of cyberattacks. Firewalls allow only trusted traffic to flow through, while intrusion prevention systems examine data packets and drop those that appear to be malicious.

Detective Work

Detective Work

SIEM systems help overworked IT teams wade through alerts and event logs to better detect and respond to security incidents.

Common sense would dictate that the longer it takes to discover a security breach, the greater the potential damage. Unfortunately, insider attacks, zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats are increasingly difficult to detect, giving cybercriminals the advantage of lengthy “dwell times” in compromised systems and networks.

Limiting Risk

Limiting Risk

Increasing cyberattacks underscore the value of cyber insurance.

Virtually all organizations are now dependent on technology to one degree or another, which means they are at risk of cybercrime. Given the increasing frequency and sophistication of threats, it is no surprise that there is growing interest in cyber insurance.

Understanding the Value of Flash

Understanding the Value of Flash

With dramatic performance and capacity gains, flash storage delivers a lot of bang for the buck.

Flash storage has made significant inroads into the data center in recent years, as more organizations seek to tap the performance advantages of flash to support their most demanding workloads.

Wi-Fi’s Next Wave

Latest wireless networking standard delivers speed necessary to support more devices and applications.

Since its introduction in 2013, the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard has had a dramatic impact on wireless networks, delivering marked improvements in speed, availability and reliability.

Email Evolution

More and more organizations are moving their messaging platforms to the cloud.

Despite the rise of instant messaging, video conferencing and other online collaboration tools, email remains an essential form of communication among business users. According to the “2017 Workplace Productivity and Communications Technology Report” from Webtorials, employees spend 80 minutes per day reading and replying to emails, and ranked email as the most efficient form of communication.

Prepare for GDPR

Deadline nearing for tough, new data protection standard with a global impact.

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in less than a year, and data security experts say it could be the strictest data privacy law ever enacted.