How IT Can Impact Every Area Of Business

How IT Can Impact Every Area of Business 

(And 6 free assets to help you make best use of it)

We live in an Information Age, and Information Technology (IT)  is the tool which allows businesses to flourish in this era. From communication to security, from operations to finance, IT permeates every area of business. Today’s focuses is on some of these areas and profiles certain information assets that you can use to make IT work for you.

COLLABORATION 

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”    – Helen Keller.

The first three assets deal with the all-important area of collaboration. In a time of dispersed workforces and siloed individual competencies, collaboration is a necessity for success in business.

1. Economist Infographic: the Power of In-Person Collaboration

75% of business leaders believe that in-person collaboration is critical to business success. This Economist Intelligence Unit  survey identifies key areas of collaboration, and describes how technology can be being used to create in-person experiences with colleagues, customers, and partners.

2. Securing Cloud Computing for Enterprise Collaboration

Collaboration necessitates sharing of information. However, regulations like HIPAA, SOX and  FDA place several restrictions on such sharing. With cloud-based tools becoming increasingly popular for collaborative work, this paper details how sharing can be secured to safeguard Intellectual Property and adhere to regulations.

INNOVATION 

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”    – Peter Drucker.

If a business, even if successful, continues to do what it has always done, it will ultimately capitulate to competitors who can innovate to respond to changing circumstances. Without innovation, enduring success will remain beyond reach, and that makes it the focus of the next two assets.

3. Why IT Struggles to Innovate: And How You Can Fix It 

According to a Gartner report, 80% to 85%  of an IT department’s budget is used simply in “Keeping the Lights On” (KTLO). If the CIO wants a seat at the top, IT will have to do more than that; it will have to innovate. This paper tells you how.

4. Unleashing IT: Seize Innovation, Accelerate Business, Drive Outcomes. All through the Cloud 

Innovation requires transformation. Not long ago, if you asked an IT executive about transformation, there was a good chance you’d get a technology-centric response. Today, the responses are different. This paper is all about transformation. Not technology change, but business change through the use of technology.

PROTECTION 

In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn.”    – Nathaniel Branden.

In a connected world where billions of dollars can be affected with a few keystrokes, it’s imperative that electronic security be at the forefront of business concerns.

5. Your Guide to Defense in Depth 

With a constant stream of new threats, organizations like yours are doing everything in their power to secure their networks. And rightfully so.

Defense in depth isn’t just a product or a process. It’s the constant practice of:

  • Protection
  • Detection
  • Reaction

To learn more download this whitepaper.

6. Securing Electronic Records in Storage

From healthcare to financial services , electronic records have replaced paper. This white paper explores a key vulnerability in the storage of electronic records and how to address it.

All the assets mentioned above are free to download/view, requiring only a 1-minute registration. If you register for one or have registered with CloudTweaks before, you don’t have to register again.

By Sourya Biswas

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Sourya Biswas is a former risk analyst who has worked with several financial organizations of international repute, besides being a freelance journalist with several articles published online. After 6 years of work, he has decided to pursue further studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he has completed his MBA. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Information Technology. He is also a member of high-IQ organizations Mensa and Triple Nine Society and has been a prolific writer to CloudTweaks over the years... http://www.cloudtweaks.com/author/sourya/

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