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Cyber Attacks and Security Breaches: Coping with External Threats
On any given day, IT and security professionals worldwide must be on-guard and ready to defend their enterprise networks, core data and intellectual property from external threats and attacks. From hacktivist groups like, Anonymous, to criminal organizations and state sponsored…
Social Media for Business: What You Need to Know
Public and private sector organizations must tread carefully with social networks or risk the possibility of legal entanglements, loss of business, and perhaps worst of all, unhappy customers. In this report, expert and attorney Peter Vogel, discusses the key areas…
Big Data in the Enterprise: An Introduction
IT professionals around the globe are now being challenged to manage, organize and analyze these vast data sets strategically; to identify new business trends, conduct highly-advanced product research and even predict threats to enterprise security. This report will introduce and…
Cloud Computing: Trends, Strategies and Best Practices
This course features a recognized Cloud Computing and SOA expert. The course material covers the evolution of Cloud Computing, common misconceptions, effective Cloud Computing strategies, risks and benefits related to the Cloud, enabling capabilities of the Cloud related to modern…
Modern Information Systems - IT Infrastructure
Today's modern information systems are difficult for the general business person to understand because the business work is largely managed inside a 'black box.' In this two-part program, technology writer and consultant Roger Grannis clearly explains and simplifies the inner…
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Social Media - What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
As postings on social media have routinely replaced conversations over lunch or around the water cooler, workers have filed almost 100 social media-related complaints against employers with the National Labor Relations Board. Mich'l Schmidt, a partner at Cozen O'Connor P.C.,…
Principles of Cloud Computing - Perspectives on Business, Technology & Cost
This course, the first of a 3-part series, lays out the foundation and key principles of cloud computing. The initial section presents the variable cost business model, which some believe may be the greatest contribution that cloud computing is going…
Managing Virtual Teams: Techniques and Best Practices
A key tool enabling global businesses to keep pace, remain competitive and be profitable is the Virtual Team. Managing Virtual Teams is a skill that many leaders struggle with. This course will offer insights and best practices to help managers…
The Five Big Bang Theory of the Internet
In this WatchIT On the Horizon program, The "Five Big Bang" Theory of the Internet, Peter Vogel, a technology expert and attorney from the firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, based in Dallas, Texas explores the evolution of the Internet…
Mobile Payments: Trends and Insights
Mobile Payment is a rising trend that is impacting the global marketplace and may someday become the "de facto standard" for monetary transactions; replacing your timeworn credit card, checkbook and possibly even cash itself. In this report expert Barry Sloane,…
Optimizing IT to Meet Business Objectives
How can companies ensure that IT services are directed and optimized to implement critical business objectives? Wendell Jones of Cutter Consortium helps IT managers cope with what has become one of the most difficult -- yet exciting -- jobs in…
Managing Supply Chain Risk
Today's modern supply chains are extremely complex and in large organizations, often involve a web of third-party service providers managing mission-critical business functions and operations. A breakdown at any point in this service delivery chain can be catastrophic. Therefore, enterprises…
Virtual Teams: Strategies for Success
Organizations that have successfully incorporated virtual teams into their business practices have realized significant benefits. Benefits including reduced business costs, accelerated product delivery and improved levels of competitive advantage. However, along with the advantages virtual teams can offer come many…
Effective Data Management
How much data do we create every day? Well, experts estimate that a massive 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is amassed on a daily basis and that 90% of the world's global data glut is the product of only the…
Effective Global Program Management for IT
Today's technology and business initiatives have broken free of the local enterprise by expanding to involve organizations and workers across the far reaches of the globe. In this report, Paula Wagner, project management expert and co-author of the popular new…
Technology Economics: A Driving Force Behind Business Today
Combined technology spending in today's global economy now tops $4.2 trillion dollars, a number larger than the gross domestic product of most nations. This rising global "Technology Economy" is most certainly a driving force in business today. In this program,…
Supply Chain: Understanding the Risk Factors
Where would our global economy be without supply chains? Going nowhere fast, would be a quick but accurate response. Let's face it, no matter if your firm is a manufacturer, retailer or financial organization you are undoubtedly tethered to, and…
Perspectives on Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning 
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery planning, also known by the acronym, BC/DR plans, are top of mind issues for IT and business professionals today. Smart organizations routinely evaluate and review their plans, make changes were needed and then always test…
Global Connectivity: Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business
Imagine a world where ubiquitous connectivity joins all global citizens to the people, products and services they need - anytime, anyplace and anywhere. This vision of the not-too-distant future is presented in a groundbreaking book titled, Anywhere: How Global Connectivity…
Social Networking - Does it Work at Work?
Not all that long ago, CIOs and IT managers were listening to the grumblings of many of their business colleagues who wanted to shut down or ban employee access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.…