White Papers

Making the Pivot to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) - 8 Things to Consider

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offers CIOs and enterprise technology buyers a number of benefits over owning and managing hardware in-house, including lower costs, fewer dedicated resources and greater scalability. Still, there are several factors for enterprise buyers to consider before choosing an IaaS provider for storage, networking and computing resources. In this white paper from Windsor Group and HMG Strategy, discover the 8 key factors to consider before choosing an IaaS provider along with recommendations for preparing your IT team for the transition.

Attribution: Windsor Group

SecurityScorecard - The Business Case for Investing in a Security Ratings Platform

According to the Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 75% of breaches are a result of issues around third-party security. Unfortunately, most assessment techniques used to determine a business partner’s cyber readiness are point-in-time and only express a vendor’s cyber health at a particular moment. The problem with these types of audits is that a vendor’s cyber posture can change overnight due to systems and network modifications that are made. In this white paper from SecurityScorecard and HMG Strategy, discover how a security ratings platform can help companies to continually monitor and respond to changes in the cyber health of their vendor ecosystems.

Attribution: SecurityScorecard

SecurityScorecard Big 500 Index - A Cybersecurity Analysis of 500 Major Publicly-Traded U.S. Companies

With cybercrime-related costs expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021, many executives fear that a single cyber-attack can cause a sudden stop to the growth and profitability of the company – and large companies like those within the S&P 500 are no exception. In this report, SecurityScorecard evaluated the cybersecurity practices of 500 large companies representative of the S&P 500, including their performance against specific risk factors.

Attribution: SecurityScorecard

The General Data Protection Regulation - Should It Matter To Me and How Can Technology Help?

GDPR is a European Union regulation which affects global companies that collect data on EU citizens. With enforcement beginning May 25, 2018 and potential fines projected to reach millions of dollars for affected companies, ASG Technologies and the Financial Information Management Association (FIMA) offer a four-stage approach for complying with GDPR.

Attribution: ASG

Apptio: Automating Cost Transparency

IT spend has become one of the largest budget line items in companies today. IT organizations worldwide spent over $3.7 trillion dollars in 2013 alone. Despite the growth in IT spend, many IT organizations do not have the capability to clearly and easily articulate where that spend is going, how it correlates to the services they are delivering or what value the business is realizing from the services. In order to stay competitive, businesses are seeking ways to optimize and align.

Attribution: Apptio