Business Continuity & Disaster Survival Overview: Maintaining Business Operations When Disaster Strikes
Consider disaster survival and business continuity planning as an insurance policy. Proactive business continuity planning is an economical way to mitigate risks to your business in the event that unforeseen circumstances conspire to bring your business operations to a complete halt. This informational paper provides a brief overview of the issues that every business needs to address when establishing a business continuity strategy.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) & Internal Threat Protection
Internal threats can pose a far greater risk to your organization's data than those originating from the outside (spam, viruses, network attacks). A data breach can happen, whether malicious or accidental, and breaches are devastating to companies, both financially and to their investors/client relationships. This whitepaper addresses why you need a complete DLP solution that protects your business from the inside out and how best to tackle your biggest DLP challenges.
A Disaster Recovery Plan in 7 Steps
Is your business prepared to protect its most important assets - your data - in the event of a disaster? Business continuity plans are designed to provide a way for companies to continue business operations in the event of a catastrophic disaster, such as a flood, an earthquake, or a widespread power outage that shuts down business operations at one or more primary locations. This Whitepaper focuses on the key elements of creating an effective Disaster Recovery plan.
Financial Services IT Start-Up Guide
The experts at ACE IT Solutions discuss the importance of putting the proper IT structure into place before you can open your doors to business. This whitepaper focuses on the key elements that financial firms need to consider when preparing to launch a new business, including strategy, design, implementation and ongoing support of mission-critical infrastructure.
Evaluating the Cost & Security Benefits of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing offers distinct cost benefits to businesses seeking an affordable way to expand the functionalities and capabilities of their network infrastructure. However, many businesses that should be benefiting from cloud computing are dissuaded due to unfounded concerns about security. This paper outlines the cost and security benefits offered by cloud computing.
CDP: Continuous Data Protection
Rather than backup systems every night, CDP captures data changes as they occur. CDP has moved from "nice- to-have" to "mainstream" for business. In fact, CDP has become the foundation of every sound data protection strategy. Learn how CDP affects your business.
Businesses of all sizes are rapidly adopting virtualization and realizing significant benefits in a number of areas, including time spent on routine IT administrative tasks, backup and data protection, availability, scalability and reduction in power consumption. This whitepaper is intended for businesses looking to simplify their sprawling IT infrastructure, reduce IT costs, and increase business continuity while maintaining flexibility for future growth.
Introduction to Penetration Testing
Security breaches and any related interruptions in the performance of services or applications can result in direct financial losses, threaten organizations' reputations, erode customer loyalties, attract negative press, and trigger significant fines and penalties. Penetration Testing is a proactive and authorized effort that evaluates the security of an IT infrastructure by safely attempting to exploit system vulnerabilities. This paper outlines the penetration testing process and the unique value proposition it provides by enabling organizations to proactively expose and document vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation efforts.
The Benefits and Cost Savings of Data Deduplication Technology
Data redundancy can be a big problem for businesses of all sizes. With the growth and reliance of technology comes a boom of data that must be maintained, stored and backed up. Deduplication helps businesses to handle data more efficiently by eliminating redundant copies of data, saving you money, speeding backup, and freeing up businesses from the financial burdens associated with redundant data transmission, monitoring and management. This whitepaper outlines the problems associated with data growth and the benefits of deduplication as a solution to that problem.
PCI Gap Analysis
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) mandates an appropriate set of security standards expected to be maintained by merchants and service providers. Businesses that do not comply with the PCI DSS mandate risk facing penalties such as fines, increased transaction fees, or losing the right to access a payment card network's resources. This paper outlines the basics of PCI compliance and practical steps businesses can take to achieve and maintain compliance and avoid penalties.
Email Archiving as a Business-Critical Application
Email archiving can help businesses solve a wide range of problems related to electronic communication, such as legal compliance, regulatory, storage management, security, and knowledge management. This whitepaper outlines the benefits of email archiving to combat potentially damaging data losses.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - Is VDI Right for Your Business?
For businesses that would rather focus their energy on growth than on managing technology, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) makes a lot of sense. VDI saves businesses time and money, freeing resources for core business tasks as opposed to spending precious time managing an office full of desktops. This whitepaper provides an overview of VDI as well as an outline of benefits and points to consider when deploying a VDI.
Top Technology Mistakes Financial Firms Make
Financial firms should never loose sight of the technology that keeps their businesses running. This paper lists some of the primary technology mistakes financial firms and hedge funds tend to make and how to avoid them.