White Paper: Gravity Software
Company leaders are increasingly looking to CFOs for strategic direction, not just the latest financial reports EY Germany’s Dr. Marcus Gantzkow noted that CFOs are gradually taking on the role of “Chief Value Officer.” “CFOs today are expected, from an internal management perspective, to provide real-time insights from data of all types, also increasing beyond the scope of purely financial insights,” EY says. This is due in large part to the decreased cost and increased accessibility of technologies such as cloud-based systems and instruments for data analytics, as well as “greater clarity about key analytical areas.” In an economy marred by uncertainty – rampant inflation, unpredictable supply chains, an evertightening labor market and fluctuating consumer demand – it’s imperative that business leaders stay a step ahead of whatever crisis may be coming next. Business intelligence tools can help companies in many ways, including: • Strengthening competitive advantage • Driving innovation • Improving collaboration among departments • Uncovering opportunities for growth and improvement • Reducing risk exposure This is especially true for multi-entity organizations, which often have several silos of information but no single source of truth
White Paper: Velosio
7 Habits of Highly Effective CFOs The days when the chief financial officer was primarily responsible for internal controls and compliance are long gone. While financial discipline remains critical, today’s CFOs have far more responsibility than their predecessors did, playing key roles in developing strategy, fostering innovation and driving growth. Skills to Lead Your Business Forward Read this business guide to learn more about the habits that effective CFOs use to meet the high expectations and demands of their ever-expanding role. Learn how these habits can be applied to the modern CFO: How to be proactive Begin with the end in mind Put first things first Seek to understand, then to be understood And many more!
White Paper: Statement Matching
The purpose of this document is to discuss the benefits of supplier statement reconciliation and why Accounts Payable departments should be more proactive. The Challenge Accounts Payable resources are limited, so the priority is always to process invoices through to payment on time. Suppliers share the same priority and consume significant AP resources, following up invoice submission with queries to check invoices have been received and when they are going to get paid. Paying any suppliers late increases the workload in AP as suppliers submit duplicate invoices, further queries and ultimately disruption to the business if they put the account on stop. All of this leads to Accounts Payable being largely a reactive process, which makes it difficult to ever free up enough time to be more proactive and drive efficiencies as a result. Reconciling supplier statements is a key control that enables Accounts Payable to check if all invoices/credits have been received and if there are any errors on the ledger to resolve in order to pay suppliers accurately and on time. Reconciliations are all too often done on a reactive basis, on request by suppliers or when AP recognises a supplier account needs to be cleared. If Accounts Payable could routinely reconcile their top supplier accounts, proactively on a monthly basis, then all the errors would be resolved before they become an issue - More suppliers will be paid on time, queries and duplicates will reduce which improves relationships with suppliers and reduces workload in AP. The process of reconciling statements manually is very time consuming and it’s the first thing to suffer in a busy AP department, so we cannot reconcile anywhere near the volume of statements we should be doing. There is no visibility, audit trail or reporting to manage the process, so we don’t know how many or what types of errors there are, whether they have been followed up and what the next actions are. Automating the process would enable a much higher volumes of statements to be reconciled, significantly improve controls, proactively identify and resolve issues, reduce supplier queries and gain valuable insights into AP processes to identify where controls could be improved to fix root cause.
Building the Highway to Real-Time Financial Services
White Paper: Redislabs
The speed of the digital economy has fundamentally transformed the expectations of today’s consumers. Modern financial institutions need real-time responses to fight digital disruptors, bring new services to market, and deepen customer relationships. Innovative leaders in financial services have transformed their approach for software architecture to deliver instant personalization, fraud detection, transaction scoring, investment decisions, and more. Still, many financial institutions currently use legacy database architectures that can’t keep up with today’s demands—they don’t scale gracefully and aren’t fast, flexible, or reliable enough for real-time usage. Download this white paper to learn strategies for becoming a competitive financial leader and break free from the constraints and bottlenecks of traditional databases. Top Reasons to Download: Understand the technology trends driving the FinTech revolution. Harness real-time speed for use cases like customer on-boarding, investment analysis, credit decisions, customized offers, fraud analysis, and transaction scoring. Optimize your data-layer to support better performance and faster time to market for financial applications.
The Roadmap to Business Continuity
White Paper: Basware
AUTOMATION ENABLES BUSINESS CONTINUITY In challenging times, a reliance on physical paper and manual processes significantly slows down the entire payables process, and in some situations makes it impossible to keep up with your normal business processes. But there’s a way you can minimize disruptions to your financial supply chain and day-to-day business. Automation. Automation does more than just speed up the process – it mitigates risk, supports a flexible and remote work environment, offers real-time insight into exactly where your business stands at all times, guarantees you can take care of your suppliers, and ultimately provides visibility no matter where you are or what’s happening in the world. To bounce back from today’s challenges without major economic fallout, businesses need data to not only make the right decisions but also make them quickly. We’ve now seen how critical it is to have visibility over your global supply chains for resilience and continuity to prevent shortages, ensure safety, maintain profitability, and future proof your business. In times like these, automation allows you to focus on what’s important – employee welfare, minimizing supply chain disruptions, and business continuity – instead of getting caught up in manual, repetitive processes. It’s about more than just making money – it’s also about ensuring the safety of your employees and protecting the supply chain.
Product Authentication In The Digital Age
White Paper: I-Sprint Innovations
Product Authentication technologies are essential in the digital age to all genuine products and packaging. The proliferation of e-Commerce has forced manufacturers to look beyond traditional brick-and-mortar stores for cost-effective means to product's authenticity or select further product information. Digital solutions for product authentication do not require any additional consumables, making them cost-effective and easy to deploy. The secret in label or packaging motif for the purpose of authentication could be stolen if the production process is not carefully monitored and is not designed with audit ability in mind. This whitepaper provides insights on integrating authentication tactics throughout your entire brand protection strategy and make product authentication the cornerstone of your anti-counterfeiting program. It highlights: Key criteria for choosing a right solution Ways to authenticate the unique identity of the authorized products Money-making opportunities if the right product authentication solution is chosen
White Paper: I-Sprint Innovations
In the digital era, financial institutions need to meet and exceed the expectations of a new generation tech savvy users with digital broadband access to on-demand cloud-based services via a wide range of mobile devices. In order to earn customers’ trust and confidence in their digital channels, financial institutions will have to secure identity and manage cross-channel access while leveraging mobility and the cloud. This whitepaper provides insights on how financial institutions can secure identity and data in a hyper-connected world where the data center perimeter has blurred and the enterprise attack surface has radically expanded with increased cloud adoption and mobility. Case studies illustrating how financial institutions are implementing prudent steps to engage customers across multiple channels Ultimate aim of the omni-channel initiatives Emerging methods of authentication How to boost security and compliance while ensuring differentiated customer experience in omni-channel service delivery
White Paper: Qualys [NASDAQ: QLYS]
Small- to medium-sized businesses that have limited budgets can create strong security by performing proper analysis and focusing on high-risk areas. The steps to stronger security in small businesses can be easier and less expensive to implement than you might think. Hence, this will help you to identify the highest-risk areas in order to focus your remediation efforts for strong security. This whitepaper provides actionable controls you can implement to increase SMBs security in a cost-effective manner by targeting well-known risk areas from the start. Six steps to stronger cyber security in small and medium businesses: Keep an accurate hardware inventory Keep an accurate software inventory Actively manage configurations Remediate vulnerabilities quickly Automate endpoint defenses Control administrative access
White Paper: Plantronics
Plantronics takes security seriously and understands how important the responsibility of safeguarding data is to the customers, and takes comprehensive measures to protect them. Plantronics contracts with respected security firms who perform regular audits of the Plantronics Manager Pro services to verify that its security practices are sound, and to monitor its services for new vulnerabilities discovered by the security research community. This whitepaper gives an overview of Plantronics Manager Pro Security and its different practices. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: CONFIDENTIALITY-Plantronics Manager Pro requires limited employee access PERSONNEL PRACTICES-Plantronics conducts background checks and other personnel practices COMPLIANCE-With the security-related audits and certifications DATA RETENTION-To support the functionality of Plantronics Manager Pro
White Paper: Parallels
Windows Server 2003 is still being used, even though it has been over 12 years since Windows Server 2003 was released and it lost Microsoft's product update support one year ago. Industry experts estimate that there are more than 10 million machines across the globe still running WS2003, and many will continue to do so for various reasons until EOL or close to that date. In the past several years, Windows® XP and WS2003 have played a very important part in the progress of companies’ IT infrastructures. It should be a cause for alarm that so many businesses still rely upon an operating system originally released almost 10 years ago. This white paper is a guide on easy server migration and upgrade planning to avoid last-minute, frantic, stressful, and risky forced migration, ensuring continuity of service, support, and security.
The Importance of Gamification in Cybersecurity
White Paper: Circadence
Top-notch cybersecurity is an essential part of our world. Data breaches can bring a business to its knees in the blink of an eye. Gamification has a tremendous opportunity to revolutionize the speed, efficacy and relevancy of training in the quickly evolving landscape of the Cybersecurity sector. Cybersecurity awareness trainings are usually a boring affair, by training with gamification, you can increase awareness of corporate cyber security issues, while also making it more interesting. Gamification of cybersecurity can help businesses improve cyber security in many ways, from teaching their employees how to avoid cyber attacks to discovering vulnerabilities in software. Key takeaways from this Cyber security white paper: Why Gamify Cybersecurity: Key concerns for consumers and corporate users Benefits from gamification of cybersecurity How gaming and gamification is helping transform the cybersecurity space for the better Use cases of gamification in the cybersecurity industry
Trusted Digital Identities
White Paper: IdentityMind Global
The legal and social effects of digital identity have become complex and challenging with attacks on multiple identity services. At a time when our dependence on digital identities is increasing, our trust in them is rapidly eroding. A Trusted Digital Identity is an identity that is real, that doesn’t have a history of fraud or potential money laundering, and that isn’t associated with nefarious organizations. There is clear value in performing identity validation beyond compliance. The more certain you are about dealing with a real identity, the better you understand the risk involved in a transaction. Read this whitepaper to discover the challenges, opportunities and possible applications in the field of digital identity and security. It addresses the following key questions: How to create unique digital identities based on an individual’s online attributes and behaviors? How to aggregate an individual’s online financial/payment behavior in order to predict the risk of doing business with that individual? What are the set of principles and standards for the use of accredited government and third-party digital identities to enable individuals and businesses to access services easier? What is the right tool for uncovering and stopping the complex digital identity theft?
White Paper: Delta Group
The increasing volume and sophistication of cyber security threats including targeting phishing scams, data theft, and other online vulnerabilities, demand that we remain vigilant about securing our organization. The current cyber security risks that are top-of-mind, the risks that aren’t, and the ecosystem that’s coalescing to form defensive—and offensive—measures through new strategies and tactics in data and infrastructure security. This whitepaper explores the idea of a healthy, resilient – and fundamentally more secure – cyber ecosystem of the future, in which cyber participants are able to work together in near‐real time to anticipate and prevent cyber attacks. Key takeaways from this cyber security whitepaper: Major strategies that can be employed to ensure cyber security Cyber security challenges facing businesses of all sizes Ways to minimize the consequences of cyber attacks and recover to a trusted state Protect your systems from cyber security threats, while keeping costs down, heads clear, and minds at ease in the ecosystem.
White Paper: AireSpring
Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) based network solutions are emerging as a viable alternative for distributed enterprises with the need of a converged MPLS network for all of their mission critical applications and services. The advantages of MPLS are especially desirable for distributed enterprises. However, these organizations face unique challenges in implementing MPLS services. This white paper explores these challenges and how the AireSpring MPLS Mesh product addresses them. It provides the much needed perspective on managed MPLS services and helps to understand the architecture, business value and benefits of the service. Inside this White Paper: The Distributed Enterprise MPLS Challenge - Major Challenges encountered by distributed enterprise Multiple MPLS Providers - Ubiquitous access, with a cost Business Value of MPLS – Convert the network benefits of Managed MPLS into business value Enhanced features of Multi-Protocol Label Switching - Is Managed MPLS the future?
White Paper: Storage Made Easy
Ceph is a free software storage platform designed to present object, block, and store files from a single distributed computer cluster. Ceph Object Storage is deployable in a fully scalable highly available architecture. But how can we extend the use of Ceph? This whitepaper will guide you in taking control of access to Ceph and explores topics like: Interacting easily with Ceph or share data using common protocols. CIFS Drive Access into Ceph from any desktop. Email integration with Ceph from Outlook/Mac Mail. Unifying Ceph files and private data. Search document content on files stored on Ceph. Enabling key data to be archived to Ceph easily. File sharing policies for Ceph. Enabling sensitive data to be encrypted with a private key prior to being stored on Ceph.
White Paper: Storage Made Easy
OpenStack Swift is becoming the foremost deployed Private Cloud Storage solution in the world. But OpenStack can end up storing a lot of structured documents such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and PDF files. An enterprise grade EFSS solution can help fix complexities by providing audit, security, encryption, back-up and migration capabilities to the files shared in your organization. Read this whitepaper to know how you can get the below mentioned benefits by integrating OpenStack with a comprehensive Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS) solution. Search the contents of files stored on OpenStack. Unify OpenStack files and private data in a single interface for anywhere access. Easily annotate against PDF documents stored on OpenStack. Collaborative round trip creation and editing on documents stored on OpenStack. CloudEdit functionality to edit Documents directly on a user's desktop and save any changes back to OpenStack Swift. Create new or enhance existing dedicated OpenStack applications.
White Paper: Covenant Security Solutions, Inc
Are you reaping the full benefits of security technology convergence? Using technology alone is a practically impossible and cyber-security protection requires the convergence of physical security and cyber-security. If not, Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help you do that by securing the integrity of your business data and processes. Download this free white paper to learn about: What is the security technology convergence? How Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis tool can help your business? How and when a disruption of sensitive data may occur? How to integrate SOPHIA within the organization? How technology convergence using SOPHIA can streamline your business? This paper examines strategies to improve an organization’s overall cyber-security posture and manage risk by converging physical and cyber security by collecting real time data on the organizations people, systems, and processes using Covenant Security Solutions Security Operations and Intelligence Analysis (SOPHIA).
White Paper: BlackMesh
Does your FedRAMP-compliant PaaS meet the federal and government agency requirements? When agencies explore the possibilities of cloud technology, they find that their applications must be hosted on FedRAMP-compliant infrastructures – and even for cloud security experts, the FedRAMP process can be arduous and complicated. So what are the most common challenges for companies going through FedRAMP? How long does the FedRAMP assessment process take? This whitepaper discusses common issues that arise through the FedRAMP program and assessment process. Inside this whitepaper: Benefits and features of FedRAMP compliant Combating Internal threats to information security through compliance Bringing the government up to speed with cloud technology The secure cloud solution Beyond Cloud security
The New Imperative: Securing Enterprise Content
White Paper: Accellion
How do you secure the enterprise content management process? Files stored on the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platforms are not easily accessible by users from outside of the office as ECM platforms typically require a VPN, and a public cloud solution. Making this content accessible to users across devices presents challenges for most enterprise organizations. IT departments need a solution to make ECM and cloud storage available securely to users, no matter where or when the work is being done. When developing an enterprise content management system, you should firstly have to focus on its security. This whitepaper briefs about the requirements to provide secure access to ECM platforms and cloud storage services, and how to best enable productivity for the workforce. • Is your organization able to provide secure access to all your stored enterprise content from any device? • Is protecting and managing sensitive content the top priority for your enterprise content management systems? • How Well Does Your Enterprise Content Management System Protect Sensitive Information? Read this white paper to learn about securing enterprise content within your organization.
Mobile Procurement Evaluation Guide
White Paper: Vroozi
Mobile procurement represents a solution for organizations of all sizes and across all industries to better manage their spending environment anywhere, at any time, from any device So it critical to know which evaluation criteria your organization should look for. To determine that evaluation criteria few questions every company must ask before deciding to implement mobile procurement, including: How secure is your company data on mobile devices? Does the application work on all devices? How well does the application leverage the devices? This Mobile Procurement Evaluation Guide is aimed at procurement and IT organizations in the process of developing a mobile strategy and selecting a procurement platform that can give their increasing mobile workforce continuous productivity. In this guide, you will learn the thought process behind: • Evaluating Mobile Procurement the right way to add value. • Choosing the applications that best fit your organization. • Leveraging Mobile Procurement the best way possible, to suit your company’s needs.
SIGNiX: Independent vs. Dependent E-Signatures
White Paper: SIGNiX
E-signature evidence is vital for transactions, especially important for highly regulated industries, including financial services, healthcare and government that place a heavy emphasis on security, compliance and data privacy. E-signatures are proven to save money, generate efficiency, improve document accuracy and enhance security. Are you using a vendor free e-signature? Does it offer independent evidence? Why only Independent E-signatures? Why not dependent E-signatures? Independent E-Signatures gives complete ownership and control over your signatures and documents. E-signatures let you store documents on servers, without relying on third party to maintain unnecessary copies. Whereas dependent e-signatures links back to the e-signature vendor for verification. What if the links in your e-signature are broken or not linking? You could end up losing data. This technology white paper guides you on: How to pick the right e-signature solution for your organization? What are the consequences faced in dependent E-signatures? What are the benefits of Independent E-signature? Are you getting the independent evidence you need for your e-signatures? Download this white paper to understand the problems faced when you choose an improper e-signature solution and why choosing a right electronic signature is important for highly regulated industries in maintaining costs, improve document accuracy and enhance security.
White Paper: Stixis
The Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX) in cyber security is an effort to define and develop a language to represent structured threat information. The STIX language is meant to convey the full range of cyber threat information and strives to be fully expressive, flexible, extensible, automatable, and as human-readable as possible. This white paper outlines a community-driven solution to the problem known as the Structured Threat Information eXpression, or STIX. It addresses: What are the core set of guiding principles that community consensus has deemed necessary for STIX to implement? Which organizations have already chosen to begin leveraging STIX (or its constituent components) to convey cyber threat information? How does STIX resolve the requirement for maturing effective cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information sharing?
White Paper: CORE Security
What are Pci Dss Standards and their requirements? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS) is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security and forms industry best practice for any entity that stores, processes and transmits cardholder data. Is the payment card data security is worrying your business? The intent of this whitepaper is to help you understand the PCI DSS standards and to apply it to your payment card industry transaction environment. It highlights: The PCI data security standards: A mandate for cardholder security Security testing for PCI validation and compliance in payment card industry Fulfill the Penetration Testing Requirement and more Read this whitepaper which explains the importance of PCI Dss standards and how they can be easily attainable by all organization to get rid of the complexity that the organizations face to protect the card hard holder data and the 12 key requirements to be followed for the PCI compliance for your organization.