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Enterprise risk management: 6 ways to fight back against the growing malware threat

​Managing risk in an enterprise is hard work. Adversaries only need to find a single entry point into your enterprise to put your business on the front page. Fighting back against malware and other malicious attacks means not only preventing attacks before malware infiltrates your environment, but also identifying and eradicating malware that may already be in your systems while minimally affecting business operations. Malware can hide in a variety of areas and in seemingly innocuous files. Even major vendors like Mint Linux, a popular Linux distribution, have had their websites hacked and used to distribute malware to organizations and users.

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How to prioritize requests for data analytics

From small mom-and-pop businesses to multi-billion dollar franchises, big data and analytics appeals to everyone looking to improve insight to better understand clientele to make more informed business decisions. Whether it is the IT guy, the director of marketing, the company CPA or the vice president of operations – each role needs specific information, but they all have common data needs: • They need data that is simple and easy to understand• They need the data immediately • They need the data to be real-time It might seem like urgent requests need urgent responses, but when everything is billed as a top priority, how can anyone possibly prioritize? In situations like this, the right course of action isn’t reactive acquiescence, but rather taking a step back to reaffirm your data objectives. 

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Your digital business strategy should put the customer experience first; technology second

​The newest trend in IT isn’t from a single new technology entering the market, but rather several different types of technology trends maturing and converging at the same time. Mobile, cloud, big data and analytics and converged infrastructures are triggering a technological shift – causing many businesses to rethink traditional business strategies in order to adapt to this digitalization. The “old way” of handling business strategies is to plan ahead for at least three years – or more. However, because we’re dealing with a high level of technological velocity as the “new norm,” within even two years technology may change enough that could render your strategy outdated.

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