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The Future of Cybersecurity: Data is the New Security Perimeter

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Ron Temske, VP/Security & Networking Solutions For many years, a secure perimeter was the core concept in organizational cybersecurity.  This concept gradually evolved into 3 zones: Outside – The outside world (the Internet) was bad and shouldn’t be trusted; DMZ – The Demilitarized Zone containing “good” resources that needed to be accessed by the outside world and, therefore, had to be isolated from the rest of the network; and Inside – The internal environment which was exclusively made up of “good” people and devices. The result was a perimeter where everything outside it is untrustworthy...

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HPE Discover 2018: The Enterprise of the Future

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Brandon Harris, Sr. Director/HPE Solutions The transformation of HPE from a technology company to a solutions company is complete—and it was on full display at HPE Discover 2018 in Las Vegas. It was clear from the general session keynote, led by CEO Antonio Neri, that HPE continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible to advance the way we live and work. According to a recent Gartner report:  “By 2022, as a result of digital business projects, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud, up...

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Why Protecting Patient Privacy Matters to Healthcare Providers

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Mike Riley, Healthcare Solutions Practice Leader $4,348,000…that’s how much the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will have to pay in civil penalties for HIPAA violations related to its encryption policies. The three data breaches occurred in 2012 and 2013, and involved the theft of an unencrypted employee laptop and the loss of two unencrypted flash drives, according to a recent article. The devices contained the electronic protected health information (ePHI) of more than 33,500 people, though evidence indicated that none of that information was ever viewed. Think about that. The breaches involved just...

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Why IT Service Management Matters

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Mike Alley, Service Management Principal Today’s IT organizations face similar challenges. How do you deliver IT services that work together seamlessly, are easily managed, and enable the business to grow through digital transformation?  In other words, how do you give your organization a competitive advantage? In many IT organizations, services have traditionally been reactive. Something goes wrong, and IT gets a call. The focus is on managing the technology. With IT service management (ITSM), the focus shifts to delivering value-added services to users.  With the focus on managing services, IT organizations can more effectively deliver...

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How to Future-Proof Your OpenVMS Operating System

Reading Time: 3 minutesBrandon Harris, Sr. Director/HPE Solutions In 2013, HPE announced that it was ending support for the 35-year-old OpenVMS operating system in 2020. For OpenVMS devotees, who prize its consistent, highly available, and reliable performance, it was devastating news. OpenVMS is well known for its security by design and for its clustering and disaster-tolerant capabilities. IT managers also appreciate its engineering and other unique functionality. It runs mission-critical systems you don’t often hear about in key industries—automotive, telecommunications, healthcare, education, and manufacturing (process control) systems. It’s also used in highly secure markets such as energy (nuclear power...

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How DevOps Accelerates Innovation

Reading Time: 2 minutesBy Brian Day, Vice President/Platform Strategy and Services Today’s organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver services, experiences, and results to meet fast-changing customer expectations. At the same time, there have been significant changes in how IT is delivered. Once highly-specialized IT silos are increasingly being put out to pasture in favor of a more integrated IT approach delivered by the cloud. These changes have created the opportunity for new processes and retooling, as well as a new consideration of how IT is run and the value it brings to an organization. How your organization responds...

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How Extensible IT Can Help You Manage Business Change

Reading Time: 2 minutesNickie Peters, Sr. Product Marketing Manager For many businesses, the IT department is an inescapable cost center—it helps churn out monthly reports, stores and protects data, and keeps business systems running. Resources are scarce (and getting scarcer) and the IT team is often left to react to change rather than proactively manage it. In essence, “turning dials” has become more important than innovation that can drive business growth. But these businesses can’t continue this way. According to Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2018 report: “IT’s traditional reactive, siloed ways of working cannot support the rapid-fire change that drives...

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How K-12 Schools Can Achieve Digital Literacy

Reading Time: 3 minutesBy Adam Petrovsky, US Practice Director, Public Sector & GovEd I recently gave a one-hour presentation at the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) in Laughlin, Nevada. Afterward, a superintendent suggested extending my session at the next conference to four hours because of its criticality to K-12 education. In the session, I asked the mostly IT participants where they were on the digital learning voyage. The continuum is wide, with schools and districts resisting change on one end and those reaching for and achieving digital literacy on the other.   The digital learning voyage Generally...

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HIMSS 2018: Invest in Infrastructure…or Innovation?

Reading Time: 2 minutesHealthcare is undergoing a significant digital transformation which was among the most important topics at this year’s HIMSS. But for most healthcare organizations, finding ways to efficiently and cost-effectively prepare their IT infrastructures to adopt cutting-edge and emerging technologies is daunting. After all, who wants to focus on hyperconverged data centers or cloud technologies when the industry is being transformed to provide a better patient experience and, ultimately, better outcomes? And that is perhaps the conversation we should be having: not how much to invest in IT but how best to invest in IT with a...

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