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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.

  • A Guide for Consolidating Active Directory, Exchange, and Office 365 After a Merger

    Day One of your merger or acquisition is in the books. You pushed hard to integrate the identity and messaging environments so that your users could start collaborating right out of the gate. Now, you’ve got a bit more breathing room to consolidate everyone onto the same platform. And you need to do it without disrupting your users. In this white paper, we walk you through what that process looks like.

  • Experience-First Networking for Higher Education

    First class enhanced experiences for students, faculty, researchers, staff, and institutional IT teams provided with secure client-to-cloud automation, insight, and AI-driven operations.

  • Experience-First Networking for Retail

    Enhance omnichannel customer experiences that deliver personalized interaction to modern consumers and provide retail IT teams with secure client-to-cloud automation, insight, and AI-driven operations.

  • How Retailers Can Benefit from Next-Gen SD-WAN Post-Pandemic

    The global pandemic has put retailers under huge pressure across physical, online, and hybrid stores. Pushing organizations to deliver a safe, secure, and satisfying customer experience, retailers deploying new services and applications rely heavily on their networks. This white paper, co-created by Juniper and TechTarget, offers real-word ideas on why and how enhancements in SD-WAN solutions should become an integral part of supporting post-COVID business initiatives.

  • Wired and Wireless LAN Solution Comparison

    Networks are becoming more and more complex every day. IT must adapt to changing times in order to meet increased user demands and expectations. As you build out your network for the next decade, our wired and wireless LAN comparison guide can help you make an informed choice. Find out how Juniper, driven by Mist AI, stacks up against solutions from Cisco, Meraki and HP Aruba.

  • 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?

  • 2021 Phishing by Industry Benchmarking

    The 2021 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report compiles results from the fourth annual study by KnowBe4 and reveals at-risk users across 19 industries that are susceptible to phishing or social engineering attacks. Taking it a step further, the research reveals radical drops in careless clicking after 90 days and 12 months of simulated phishing testing and security awareness training using the KnowBe4 platform.

  • 5 Ransomware Protection Best Practices

    The war against ransomware is real and everyone must be prepared for an attack on their data. By preparing in advance, you can align to a framework that provides a reliable strategy when status quo operations are disrupted. The technical advice in this paper is a great resource for backup administrators, site reliability engineers (SRE) and technology management professionals.

  • Ransomware in 2022: 7 Capabilities You Need for Rapid and Reliable Recovery

    Effective security programs require structure to understand what should be protected and the value of the asset to the organization to determine how protection should be implemented. No matter the methodology companies choose, the framework needs to define measurable outcomes that allow IT teams to defend against attacks and recover quickly if an attack is successful.

  • 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!