As a consultant, I frequently work with companies that lack a unified business process and struggle to deliver their projects on time. Even though I hear the same story time and again, I’m surprised by how so many organizations function in a state of constant chaos. It doesn’t have to be this way!
A stark reality of today's world is that businesses must constantly defend against relentless attempts to steal their computer data or damage their systems. Few, however, have serious plans for how they will respond to the impact of an actual breach - and even fewer stress-test those plans.
focus of the partnership is on marrying Salesforce’s “system of record” status around customer relationship data, with IBM’s lead in cognitive computing in the form of Watson. IBM brings large data sets to the table as well as additional machine learning capabilities that likely accelerate the application of cognitive or ML techniques to Salesforce’s datasets, hopefully to the benefit of their mutual customers.
LIKE railway tracks that appear to converge but never actually intersect, the project to get the world’s big economies to use the same accounting standards cannot quite close a vital gap. America’s public companies currently release financial statements based on the country’s own “generally accepted accounting principles” (GAAP).
Within many organisations, security gets a bad rep. Even with top-tier talent manning your security team, there are a handful of wider issues that limit their ability to improve the overall security of the organisation.
Profit-oriented businesses and non-profit organizations use two different accounting methods to track, record, and report their financial performances depending on their purposes and goals: the traditional business accounting system and the Fund Accounting method.
At SecuriTay, the talks ran into two tracks in a packed day of content. Opening the conference with the keynote was Abertay University graduate turned NCC Group senior security consultant Gavin Holt, who presented on Active Directory and “adventures in pen testing Windows Estates.” Explaining that Active Directory is used by everyone from small businesses to huge global institutions, Holt ran through a number of obfuscated case studies of examples where Active Directory had been done badly.
Product managers think developing a product strategy is a difficult undertaking that always requires a lot of work. But guess what? Psst! Come closer: They're wrong.