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Modern Information Systems - IT Infrastructure
Today's modern information systems are difficult for the general business person to understand because the business work is largely managed inside a 'black box.' In this two-part program, technology writer and consultant Roger Grannis clearly explains and simplifies the inner…
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Big Data in the Enterprise: An Introduction
IT professionals around the globe are now being challenged to manage, organize and analyze these vast data sets strategically; to identify new business trends, conduct highly-advanced product research and even predict threats to enterprise security. This report will introduce and…
Principles of Cloud Computing - Perspectives on Business, Technology & Cost
This course, the first of a 3-part series, lays out the foundation and key principles of cloud computing. The initial section presents the variable cost business model, which some believe may be the greatest contribution that cloud computing is going…
Effective Data Management
How much data do we create every day? Well, experts estimate that a massive 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is amassed on a daily basis and that 90% of the world's global data glut is the product of only the…
Social Media for Business: What You Need to Know
Public and private sector organizations must tread carefully with social networks or risk the possibility of legal entanglements, loss of business, and perhaps worst of all, unhappy customers. In this report, expert and attorney Peter Vogel, discusses the key areas…
Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
As postings on social media have routinely replaced conversations over lunch or around the water cooler, workers have filed almost 100 social media-related complaints against employers with the National Labor Relations Board. Mich'l Schmidt, a partner at Cozen O'Connor P.C.,…
Cloud Computing: Trends, Strategies and Best Practices
This course features a recognized Cloud Computing and SOA expert. The course material covers the evolution of Cloud Computing, common misconceptions, effective Cloud Computing strategies, risks and benefits related to the Cloud, enabling capabilities of the Cloud related to modern…
Perspectives on Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning 
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery planning, also known by the acronym, BC/DR plans, are top of mind issues for IT and business professionals today. Smart organizations routinely evaluate and review their plans, make changes were needed and then always test…
Cyber Attacks and Security Breaches: Coping with External Threats
On any given day, IT and security professionals worldwide must be on-guard and ready to defend their enterprise networks, core data and intellectual property from external threats and attacks. From hacktivist groups like, Anonymous, to criminal organizations and state sponsored…
Virtual Teams: Strategies for Success
Organizations that have successfully incorporated virtual teams into their business practices have realized significant benefits. Benefits including reduced business costs, accelerated product delivery and improved levels of competitive advantage. However, along with the advantages virtual teams can offer come many…
Social Networking - Does it Work at Work?
Not all that long ago, CIOs and IT managers were listening to the grumblings of many of their business colleagues who wanted to shut down or ban employee access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.…
Technology Economics: A Driving Force Behind Business Today
Combined technology spending in today's global economy now tops $4.2 trillion dollars, a number larger than the gross domestic product of most nations. This rising global "Technology Economy" is most certainly a driving force in business today. In this program,…
Cyber Attacks: The Best Defense is a Good Offense
External cyber-attacks are on the rise and IT security and business professionals must remain vigilant in their effort to defend critical systems and networks from being victimized by cyber-criminals and nation sponsored cyber-terrorism. In this report, Chris Valasek a security…
Mobile Payments: Trends and Insights
Mobile Payment is a rising trend that is impacting the global marketplace and may someday become the "de facto standard" for monetary transactions; replacing your timeworn credit card, checkbook and possibly even cash itself. In this report expert Barry Sloane,…
Cyber Terror and Cyber Risk: What You Need To Know
By increasingly relying on digital technologies and networks to conduct their operations, at a time when cyber attacks are more frequent and more severe, companies are subject to a heightened level of risk. Kroll's Alan Brill examines recently released SEC…
Managing Supply Chain Risk
Today's modern supply chains are extremely complex and in large organizations, often involve a web of third-party service providers managing mission-critical business functions and operations. A breakdown at any point in this service delivery chain can be catastrophic. Therefore, enterprises…
Mobile Application Management: An Introduction
The widespread adoption of mobile devices coupled with an insatiable appetite for new applications by workers, has forced organizations to broaden the scope of their mobile policies and strategies. Today, IT and business leaders must look beyond simply managing mobile…
Incident Response Plans - Advice and Best Practices
CIOs, IT and business leaders must be proactive in their planning and always ready to respond when it comes to cyber threats and attacks. Security experts agree that attacks are no longer a matter of "if" but are now clearly…
The Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Chief Information Officers at major corporations have similar IT concerns. A top issue is how to increase productivity, lower cost and mitigate risk in the enterprise data center. In an effort to capture even greater efficiencies, IT leaders are now…
Social Networking: Legal Update 
Rapidly growing, constantly changing, and providing everyone - and anyone - the power to instantaneously broadcast information to the world, social media is potentially as risky as it is revolutionary. Peter Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, reminds you…