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  • Identifying Database Performance Problems

    Is your application slow, or is it just you? Slow applications frustrate users and impose very real costs. Most applications rely on databases, and this makes database performance analysis an increasingly important topic of exploration. This tech brief provides an overview of database performance analysis software and why it's important to your business.

  • Managing the Multiple Database Journey

    Learn how you can implement a technology built specifically for SQL query performance, monitoring, analysis, and tuning, which supports not only the leading open-source databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL, but also Oracle, Azure® SQL Database, and Microsoft.

  • Achieving Peak SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Performance

    This whitepaper will review some of the most common SSAS performance killers as well as useful metrics to monitor in SSAS Tabular model, which is now the default installation option in SQL Server.

  • Redmond Summit Insider: Azure and Digital Transformation: Modernize Apps, Boost Agility, and Pay Down Technical Debt

    Microsoft Azure has the tools to help organizations modernize their infrastructure modernization, but navigating the galaxy of Azure solutions at a customer’s disposal can be confusing and time-consuming. This Summit Insider paper sponsored by SoftwareONE gathers the most pertinent insights from the recent “Azure and Your Digital Transformation Summit,” highlighting the benefits of app modernization, listing important new features in Azure, and providing guidance to organizations beginning their digital transformation journeys.

  • Windows IoT for Healthcare

    Join Jeff Trager, Microsoft IoT/Embedded Software Licensing Specialist and Bob King, Solutions Architect for Microsoft IoT & Server to learn how windows for IoT harnesses the power of windows and the cloud to help organizations do more at the edge with smarter devices with long term serviceability. Learn more!

  • Microsoft 365 Backup For Dummies

    Get this easy-to-read e-book For Dummies, and learn how to best backup and protect your Microsoft 365 data, closing gaps between out-of-the-box security features and what’s required to achieve an effective backup and recovery strategy. It’s your data, it’s your responsibility to protect it!

  • Getting Executive Support For Security Awareness Training

    We won’t sugarcoat it: executive support can make or break any program within your organization (security-related or otherwise). This challenge is heightened when it comes to security awareness training, since training and its impact aren’t always clearly linked to an organization’s bottom line. For your security awareness program to be a success, your executive team must be convinced that the security mindset and culture created by security awareness training is the right thing for the organization.

  • How Regional ISPs are Bridging the Digital Divide Through Innovation

    in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas, at a national scale – perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap. Download this report from STL Partners, which highlights four key business model factors regional ISPs can consider to aid building networks and services more quickly.

  • How to thwart Conti ransomware with the FBI, CISA, NSA, and Secret Service recommended strategies

    Following the surge in Conti ransomware attacks and the detrimental effects it has had on its victims, the FBI, NSA, CISA, and Secret Service have released a joint advisory to take proactive measures against the attack. Dive into our free e-book to learn more.

  • 8 Ways To Evaluate An MDR Provider

    For many organizations, digital transformation had been a business initiative for years, but the pandemic and move to remote work accelerated these plans. And it’s not going to slow down anytime soon, as most organizations plan to adopt additional technologies for the foreseeable future.

  • 5 Signs MDR Is Right for Your Organization

    Perhaps you’ve been considering a managed detection and response (MDR) solution, but you aren’t quite sure if MDR is right for your organization. In this tech brief, we’ll help you decide by exploring five common challenges that organizations are facing today and how MDR helps address these challenges.

  • The Perfect Storm: Why MDR is Your Only Option in Modern Cybersecurity

    Covid, work from home, and bring-your-own-device have expanded our threat envelopes 1000X. Attacks with cheap hacking kits are up 40%. Most IT teams don’t even know about 10-20% of the devices their companies are using. To protect themselves from this maelstrom of risk, most companies have 20-50 different and conflicting cybersecurity tools, which Gartner says makes them less secure, not more. In fact, 90% of breaches occur thanks to misconfigured or unpatched software.

  • Forrester TEI Study: Reduced Risk Exposure, SOC Savings, And 174% ROI From Open Systems MDR Service

    Open Systems customers revealed the measurable benefits of next-gen MDR in a newly commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. Forrester found Open Systems combination of proven security specialists and methodologies, powered by machine-assisted threat detection, helped customers maximize Microsoft Azure investments and slash costs for a rapid, 6-month payback.

  • A Six-Step Guide To Incident Response Planning

    You know you need an incident response plan. But creating one can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Where to start? Download our six-step guide to get a detailed explainer on the key elements needed to develop a plan that will position your company to meet disruptive cybersecurity incidents head-on.

  • 3 Reasons to Choose Managed Detection and Response

    Cyber threats affect data security in all organizations, but organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, and the public sector face a particularly severe onslaught because of the sensitive data they collect and manage. How can organizations like yours effectively address these threats? Three areas of operations deserve particular attention.

  • 7 Critical Reasons for Microsoft 365 Backup

    You have 7 critical reasons to protect your Microsoft 365 data. This 5-minute easy-to-read document helps you convince your managers and peers that your organization needs Microsoft 365 data protection, including understanding Microsoft’s 365 responsibility and your IT organization’s responsibility and who is in control of Microsoft 365 data.

  • Summer 2022: Grid Report for Security Awareness Training

    The latest G2 Grid Report compares Security Awareness Training (SAT) vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence. Based on over 765 G2 customer reviews, KnowBe4 is the top ranked security awareness training platform with 99% of users rating 4 or 5 stars. The KnowBe4 platform also received a 95% customer recommendation rating, 92% ease of use and 95% quality of support score. KnowBe4 has the highest G2 score and largest market presence among all vendors rated in the report.

  • Summer 2022: Grid Report for Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software

    The latest G2 Grid Report compares Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) Software vendors based on user reviews, customer satisfaction, popularity and market presence. Based on 97 G2 customer reviews, KnowBe4’s PhishER platform is the top ranked SOAR software. PhishER has the highest satisfaction score among SOAR products with a score of 96 out of 100, with 99% of users rating it 4 or 5 stars.

  • Migrate Your Oracle Workload to Azure With No Risk and Almost Zero Downtime

    Organizations are quick to dismiss the benefits of migrating Oracle workloads to Microsoft Azure, believing the effort isn’t worth the hassle. However, the most common issues regarding Oracle-to-Azure migrations can be mitigated by using a measured approach. Download this Tech Talk Paper to find out what that approach looks like for your company.

  • USA Executive Brief 2022 Ransomware Trends Report

    We polled 280 IT Leaders from organizations of all sizes who had suffered a ransomware attack in 2021. Our survey focused on the impact within their environments, as well as their IT strategies and data protection initiatives moving forward.