How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19

Disruptive ideas can give organizations ways to maintain operations in a time of quarantines and social distancing.

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Enterprises working through the confusion stirred by outbreaks of COVID-19 may find some solace in technology and strategies born from the startup scene. The following slideshow presents a sliver of the resources developed by startups that enterprises might benefit from during this trying time.

The struggle to maintain some semblance of normalcy can extend to every part of an organization and the evolving nature of the pandemic makes it hard to find a clear path to follow.

Some enterprises may

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Enterprise Guide to Robotic Process Automation

RPA is a fast-growing category of software, driven by global enterprise digital transformation efforts. Is it ready for prime time? This guide covers the benefits, best practices and use cases today.

When I was digging deeper into robotic process automation to create this curated guide, I realized that I was confused by RPA, artificial intelligence and AI subset machine learning. In many cases the terms are used interchangeably, and that’s not correct. The distinction is really about whether they’re process driven (RPA) or data driven (AI, ML). 

I found the simplest explanation on Silvertouch, which states: “RPA is a

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The IT and Security Teams: Buddies or Rivals?

InformationWeek, Dark Reading, and Interop have partnered to explore the evolving relationship between the general IT team and the security team. We invite you to take our survey.

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Once upon a time in a corporate world long forgotten by most, all things technology were governed by a select team of specialists known collectively as “IT”.  Their rule was absolute on matters such as which technologies the company acquired, which applications were built, and who could use such tools, even when they could be used.

These IT gods established security commandments for their systems:

  • Don’t write down
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3 Technologies That Can Ease the M&A Process

Internal integration following a merger or acquisition can result in a range of complexities, but there are technologies that can improve this process.

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2019 saw a large number of mergers and acquisitions varying in size and industry. The total value of the year’s transactions in the United States reached $161.7 billion US dollars. From a business perspective, these mergers and acquisitions are generally structured to benefit the companies’ financial standing, stock price and business strategy to ensure financial success. But what about the work that goes on under the hood after these business transactions take

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Cloud Security Planning in the Time of Social Distancing

With organizations compelled to push work out to remote, cloud security becomes a very tangible matter.

The rapid move to remote work can raise security questions for organizations that must now lean heavily on their cloud resources. In some cases, teams may be relying on familiar systems and platforms that were established well in advance because of accelerated digital transformation and cloud migration. For other organizations, this may feel like a trial by fire. Security solutions company Optiv and enterprise software developer Atlassian offer some insight on what organizations should consider when it comes to cloud security concerns during the

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