Tag: security

Thinking About Big Data? Don’t Forget IT

Big Data isn’t just near. It’s here. And though IT professionals are no strangers to handling large amounts of information, the sheer breadth, depth, velocity and variability of the data that enterprises are producing and processing requires new ways of thinking about data management. Read more…

Do You Know the Cost of Data Center Downtime? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Time is money. And when it comes to your data, downtime can be a disaster.

According to a survey by the Aberdeen Group — illustrated below — organizations lose an average of $138,000 for every hour their data centers are down. For companies with more than 1,000 employees, that’s $1.1 million per year. Read more…

Are You Ready for Interop 2012?

Reservations have been made and plans for networking are being finalized. But the real question is: have you downloaded CenturyLink’s “get pumped for Interop” playlist? Read more…

Can You Let Go? Network Management Becomes Attractive Option for IT

Managing an organization’s IT infrastructure includes a multitude of complex services, all with the underlying goal of benefiting business. So what happens when one service increasingly eats up time and money, shrinking resources for new development? Read more…

Weathering the Storm: Can Banks Regain Customer Trust?

What do consumers really want from their banks? What will help banks attract and retain customers? Recent surveys show customer service and personalization rank high on the list. Read more…

Got WiFi? User Expectations Drive New Challenges

Our wireless devices appear to be multiplying and our expectations for “anywhere, anytime access” are getting higher. As a result, state and local governments and universities are trying to cater to this demand by offering WiFi networks for their citizens or students. This brings to light some significant challenges. Read more…

We’ve Been Compromised! Banks Struggle to Fight Fraud

Information security is a hot button for all businesses. But for banks, it is particularly critical due to the nature of the information they have as well as increasing compliance regulations. As part of our ongoing series, we are taking an in-depth look at the security profile of banks in America and what they are doing to protect personal information. Read more…

Are You PCI-Ready for the Peak Holiday Shopping Season?

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday under our belts, it’s officially peak shopping season for millions of American consumers. Retailers will be working overtime to meet demand and earn much-needed revenue—but if they’re not careful, each credit card transaction they handle could expose both their customers and their business to risk. Read more…