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  • The Next Generation of Cloud Management Starts with a Cloud Center of Excellence

    To help ensure your organization can keep up with the pace of change in cloud management, here's a guide on how to establish a Cloud Center of Excellence, including examples of successful implementation with other organizations across the three key areas of excellence: cloud financial management, operations, and security and compliance.

  • Common Culprits for Unexpected AWS Cost Spikes

    Enterprises rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver agility, operational flexibility, and faster innovation. However, managing cloud costs is significantly different from managing on-premises data center costs, and in many cases, the same specific cloud services are responsible for unexpected cost spikes. To help know what to look for, here is a quick list of common AWS services that often contribute to unpredictable costs.

  • 8 Best Practices for Reducing Spend in Azure

    Enterprises rely on Azure to deliver agility, operational flexibility, and faster innovation in the cloud. However, managing cloud costs is significantly different from managing on-premises data center costs. It can be difficult to keep up with the speed of the cloud to optimize resources and align cloud spend with business initiatives.

  • The Ultimate Guide To AWS Savings Plans

    In late 2019, AWS introduced a new pricing option for instances called Savings Plans, which offer the flexibility for customers to capitalize on the same discounts as Reserved Instances (RIs) even as instance sizes change. However, while Savings Plans provide greater degrees of flexibility, they don’t alleviate all the management burden of Reservations—and in some areas come with greater challenges.

  • The State of Cloud Security Risk, Compliance, and Misconfigurations

    Cloud misconfigurations consistently are a top concern for organizations utilizing public cloud. Such errors lead to data breaches, allow the deletion or modification of resources, cause service interruptions, and otherwise wreak havoc on business operations. With recent breaches due to misconfigurations making major headlines, this survey was conducted to better understand the current state of cloud security programs, tools utilized to mitigate security risks, organizations’ cloud security posture, and barriers organizations face in reducing security risks.

  • How to Reduce the Risk of Phishing and Ransomware

    Wave after wave of phishing attacks and rampant ransomware infections continue to keep even the most hardened information security professional up at night. Read this original research report that surveyed cybersecurity professionals to learn how they’re combating these threats and why a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity is important.

  • Cybersecurity in Education

    Schools and universities are treasure troves of information worth its weight in gold to hackers. If you manage cybersecurity issues at an educational institution, download this whitepaper to explore vital information and learn need-to-know advice to help you shore up your cyber defenses.

  • Root Causes of Ransomware

    The key to mitigating ransomware is understanding that it is not your real problem. It is the outcome of your real problem, which is often related to social engineering and phishing. Download this whitepaper to explore the root causes of ransomware based on a review of industry research and learn tips for mitigating ransomware risk in your organization.

  • Forrester Total Economic Impact™ of KnowBe4 Offers 276% ROI and Payback Within 3 Months

    Read this commissioned Total Economic Impact™ study for an in-depth look at Forrester Consulting’s analysis and detailed walk-through of KnowBe4's impact on a global enterprise customer. The resulting research assesses the cost savings, productivity gains, and business benefits the KnowBe4 and PhishER platforms can deliver. How does a three-year 276% ROI with a less than three-month payback sound?

  • Detect, Protect, Recover: How Modern Backup Applications Can Protect You From Ransomware

    Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for data protection must evaluate new ransomware protection features as critical prerequisites when choosing backup platforms. Here, we assess new features that aid in detecting ransomware attacks, protect the backup repository and speed recovery.

  • #1 Office 365 Backup Guide by Veeam

    Read this #1 Office 365 Backup Guide by Veeam and learn about the infrastructure components, and how simple it is to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 — from the early planning stage all the way to performing restores.

  • Office 365 Backup For Dummies

    Get this easy-to-read e-book For Dummies, and learn how to best backup and protect your Office 365 data. It’s you data, it’s your responsibility to protect it!

  • 7 Critical Reasons for Office 365 Backup

    You have one more reason added to the 6 critical reasons to protect your Office 365 data. This 5-minute read document helps you convince your managers and peers that your organization needs Office 365 data protection.

  • 2021 Ransomware Retrospective Report

    Download the 2021 Ransomware Retrospective report to see how threats have changed the way we conduct business and provide a benchmark for the effectiveness of defenses.

  • 2021 Cloud Protection Trends Report

    Read this report and learn how respondents expect to be prepared for the myriad of IT challenges they face, including hybrid cloud solutions, disaster recovery initiatives, as well as SaaS and container usage.

  • 2021 Data Protection Trends

    2020 was a unique year that forever changed the IT landscape, creating new challenges for all. In the new Veeam report, more than 3,000 business and IT leaders across 28 countries were surveyed on their data management challenges and successes, including the impact 2020 had on IT. Download the 2021 Data Protection Trends report to learn about today’s data protection impact, costs and benefits with key insights from industry experts.

  • Redmond Intelligence Report: Kubernetes Readiness Assessment

    Where are you at in your Kubernetes journey? Take this 5 minute Kubernetes readiness assessment to find out!

  • How to get maximum productivity from your remote teams

    With remote work here to stay, however, the disparate point solutions of WFH 1.0 likely won’t maximize productivity in the long term. That’s because with multiple apps for messaging, video conferencing, phone, and critical business apps, employees end up inundated with tools that don’t work cohesively.

  • The State of Password Security in the Enterprise

    A recent authentication security strategy survey by Enzoic and Redmond magazine revealed insights into the way that passwords are currently being used in various organizations, and what the future looks like regarding this ubiquitous authentication method.

  • Five Considerations for Managing Your Kubernetes Clusters

    This checklist clearly discusses the key things to keep in mind when considering the management of your Kubernetes clusters. Learn expert best practices and top industry tips.