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Calculating the True Cost of Bad Data

Bad data is common throughout many organizations—and the costs can be far-reaching. This white paper explores the common causes of inaccurate and incomplete business data, as well as how businesses can identify and mitigate these problems.
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DevOps Development: Keeping the Lights On

Overview: The DevOps methodology embodies two core philosophies: decreasing the lead time of software deployment and the automation of delivery and testing. DevOps emerged as a practical response to the agile development movement, in contrast with traditional, phase-based or “waterfall” development, which is inefficient and labor-intensive. Traditional methods should be phased out, and companies...
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Controlling SSH for Security and Compliance

SSH is nearly ubiquitous in today’s enterprises, and is the predominant tool for managing unix and linux servers, and the applications and data that they host. Poor practices around the deployment and management of the SSH infrastructure could easily leave your enterprise vulnerable to a breach. Are you in control? SSH, Secure Shell protocol, is now nineteen years old and broadly deployed across...
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Protecting Your Data—How Much Security Is Enough?

As organizations become increasingly aware of the need to protect their data, the question that needs to be answered is how much security is enough? Unfortunately, that’s one of those “it depends” questions. Each organization must consider their own requirements before confidently answering that question. This document discusses those considerations.
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Enterprise Monitoring Success

Thinner profit margins and higher customer expectations mean IT needs to up their game. Learn how enterprise monitoring can help and how to deploy a quality enterprise monitoring system successfully.
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Beyond Cron, Part II: Practical Task Scheduling Deployment

One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of...
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The Business Case for Focusing on IBM i Security: Close Security Gaps to Avoid a Data Breach

The cost of a data breach can throw businesses into turmoil and derail careers. And that cost continues to rise. The potential for significant damage is massive on servers like IBM's Power Systems servers running IBM i, because they’re widely used for database management, financial data processing, and business intelligence—all mission-critical applications and workloads. While servers running IBM...
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HelpSystems Cloud Migration Survey Results

Migrating to the cloud is a primary objective for many organizations today. While the benefits of operating in the cloud—like cost savings, scalability, and increased collaboration potential—are widely known, the reality of the transition can be challenging. IT departments have a wide variety of factors to consider including the cost of migration, security concerns, and difficulties with...
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Download “Identity & Access Management for IBM i”

Insiders are responsible for 34 percent of data breaches—and insiders are also the most difficult threat to control control on IBM i. You can't lock them out completely because your IBM i users need at least some level of access to do their jobs. So, how do you ensure users have only the access they need without overburdening IT with manual processes that distract from other critical projects? We...
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Dashboards Don't Work (Unless You Have a Metrics Management Strategy)

Tech has had a tremendous impact on the way today’s businesses seek continued growth and improvement. No matter what business they are in, executives everywhere are investing in technology that improves their business processes, gets them ahead of the competition and widens their margins. Ultimately, the return on that investment is determined by how well technology supports a business’ ability to...
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Anti Malware for Linux, AIX, and IBM i Servers

When Malware Attacks Your IBM i, AIX, and Linux Servers Guide Malware and ransomware attacks have increased, halting day-to-day operations and bringing organizations to their knees. Businesses know anti malware is essential to protecting PCs from malicious programs, but many don’t realize the value of server-level protection until the damage is done. This guide examines the real-world consequences...