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Better Information Starts with Better Storage

Many organizations approach data storage from a tactical rather than a strategic perspective, and that’s a mistake. Your organization doesn’t derive value from storing more data; it derives value from the information that comes from that data. When you view data storage through the lens of the business information it will generate, it changes the way you see your storage requirements. Suddenly, how much and how cheap aren’t the only decision drivers, as you consider how the scalability, security and accessibility of your storage architecture impact the extraction and flow of information through your business.

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If You Haven’t Done a Cloud Readiness Assessment Lately, You’re Not Ready for What’s Next

I just returned from Collaborate 18 in Las Vegas, which, for those of who aren’t familiar with it, is the annual Oracle User’s Group meeting. They had thousands of attendees again this year and had some great presenters including our own Sridahr Avantsa, Kevin Gilpin and Mike Messina, who talked about moving to the cloud and updating to Oracle 12C.

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Implementing a Microsegmentation Strategy in the Financial Sector

Banks need to be concerned about security. According to Forbes, financial services firms fall victim to cybersecurity attacks 300 times more frequently than businesses in other industries. The typical American business is attacked four million times per year, but the typical American financial services firm is attacked a staggering one billion times per year. The rate of breaches in the financial industry has tripled in the past five years. The most costly attack types for financial firms are denial of services, phishing, and social engineering. Overall, banks lost $16.8 billion to cybercriminals in 2017. The cost of cybercrime also includes regulatory fines, litigation, the need to respond to negative media coverage, and lost business due to reputational damage, among others.

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