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        Jeff Orr's Analyst Perspectives

        The technology landscape for enterprise IT faces a daunting challenge: complexity. As systems grow more intricate, organizations must actively seek ways to simplify the technology stack. This process, known as decomplexification, is crucial for enhancing efficiency, security and collaboration within an enterprise.

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        Topics: Cloud Computing, IT Service Management, Digital Technology, Digital Security, IoT and Edge Computing, ITOps, DevOps and Platforms, Intelligent Automation, IaC, CI/CD, SASE

        Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the need to streamline operations for efficiency, agility and innovation. This has led to various “operations” or “Ops” initiatives, each focusing on a specific aspect of enterprise IT. From software development and data analytics to IT and cloud management, these Ops groups are transforming the way enterprises operate and compete.

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        Topics: Analytics, Cloud Computing, Digital Technology, data operations, digital finance, Digital Security, Observability, Analytic Operations, ITOps, DevOps and Platforms, CloudOps, Machine Learning Operations, MLOps, AIOps, NetOps, SecOps, DevSecOps, SecFinOps, ProjectOps

        Is your organization prepared for the increasingly sophisticated and pervasive cyber threats that are challenging enterprise CIOs and IT leaders? Our previous analyst perspective underscored the importance of protecting digital assets and driving business growth with Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) — a proactive approach to identifying and managing cyber threats. In this perspective, we delve into the crucial business and technology considerations that enterprises must weigh when...

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        Topics: Digital Technology, Digital Security, Security Posture, CTEM, Continuous Threat Exposure Management, Threat Management, Threat Landscape, SOC

        Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated and pervasive, posing a major challenge for CIOs and IT leaders. To protect their digital assets and drive business growth, they need a new approach to security: Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM). CTEM software continuously monitors and manages the enterprise’s exposure to cyber risks, enabling a swift and effective response to any security incident. In this analyst perspective, we will explore how CTEM software works, why it is essential...

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        Topics: Digital Technology, Digital Security, Security Posture, CTEM, Continuous Threat Exposure Management, Threat Management, Threat Landscape, SOC

        Ventana Research recently announced its 2024 Market Agenda for Digital Technology. This agenda is designed to provide expertise to enterprises across various industries, helping them prioritize technology investments that enhance workforce effectiveness, customer engagement and enterprise agility. Digital Technology is especially important for CIO and Chief Digital Officers looking to rationalize and modernize their IT portfolio. Our expertise will see a significant expansion on this topic in...

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        Topics: Business Continuity, Cloud Computing, IT Service Management, Digital Technology, Digital Security, Observability, IoT and Edge Computing, ITOps, DevOps and Platforms, Intelligent Automation

        In today’s rapidly evolving digital security landscape, organizations face the challenge of maintaining robust network security resilience. Chief information officers battling increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and the growing complexity of enterprise networks must enhance network security posture with advanced technologies to stay ahead of potential threats. One such technology is DDI – the integration of DNS, DHCP and IPAM.

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, Resilience, DNS, IPAM, DDI, DHCP, Security Posture

        Network security resilience is the ability to withstand and recover from cyber-attacks. To achieve this, organizations need to use DDI technology. DDI stands for DNS, DHCP and IPAM. These are three services that help devices connect and communicate on a network.

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, DNS, IPAM, DDI, DHCP

        The acquisition of Splunk by Cisco marks a significant milestone in the digital security industry. This strategic move combines the strengths of two industry leaders, offering a suite of products and services underpinned by artificial intelligence technologies. However, like any major business decision, it comes with challenges and potential risks. Ventana Research presents an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with this acquisition, offering valuable...

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security, Observability

        Software supply chain digital security is a hot topic, especially after cyberattacks on SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline and Kaseya. These attacks have exposed the vulnerabilities and risks that exist in the software products and services that organizations rely on for their daily operations. How can organizations protect themselves from these threats and ensure the quality and integrity of software products? One possible approach is to adopt a software bill of materials (SBOM).

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        Topics: digital business, Digital Security

        Data is one of the most valuable assets an organization owns, and a robust data backup and recovery system is foundational to protecting it. Weak data protection efforts jeopardize resilience and business continuity. With data residing in multiple places – including on-premises servers and public and private cloud environments – it is difficult to ensure that all data is backed up and recoverable in the event of a disaster.

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        Topics: Business Continuity, Cloud Computing, digital business, Digital Security, Backup, Recovery, Resilience, Multi-Cloud
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