In the last couple of years, the buzz around Big Data analytics has solidified into enterprise reality, with a growing number of organizations leveraging Big Data technology for better and more actionable business insights and streamlining their operations and optimizing their campaigns and initiatives as a result. The potential of Big Data is seemingly limitless. And there's a rapidly developing key area where mining Big Data can lead to big rewards: information security. Here are three ways that Big Data can improve security.

Mining Big Data for a Better Understanding of Security

Mining Big Data for security offers a tremendous advantage to the enterprise.
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Understand the Relationship Between SDN and BYOD Security

Understand the relationship between software defined networking (SDN) and BYOD security.
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By now, it is clear to many organizations that a successful BYOD implementation involves more than just ditching the company Blackberries and making the BYOD initiative known. A secure and successful BYOD implementation involves more than just MDM, however. For many companies, wireless infrastructure upgrades are key to BYOD success. It's up to VARs to show their companies why.

The Importance of Wireless Infrastructure Upgrades with BYOD Devices

For many companies, wireless infrastructure upgrades are key to BYOD success. It's up to VARs to show their companies why.
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When it comes to improving productivity, there's little question that BYOD and the cloud go hand in hand and can provide significant benefits. The cloud enables employees to access their work files and data from anywhere, at anytime, not just on the company premises and corporate network, and since cloud services typically play well with the vast majority of consumer devices, BYOD further increases the accessibility of work documents while employees are on the go. Of particular usefulness are cloud storage and file sync and share services. But when it comes to sensitive enterprise data and documents, popular consumer file sync and share services may not cut it. BYOD demands the best secure cloud storage, a fact that you must hammer home in your role as your customers' trusted security advisor. Here are two reasons why.

Why BYOD Needs the Best Secure Cloud Storage

BYOD demands the best secure cloud storage, a fact that you must hammer home in your role as your customers' trusted security advisor.
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These days, mobility and BYOD are commonplace, even in more traditionally technologically cautious industries like financial services, in which more than half of workers already use mobile devices for business purposes. Much has already been made of the cost savings and employee satisfaction benefits of BYOD. But what about the effects of BYOD on collaboration? As you discuss BYOD with your customers, you may find it helpful to talk to them about how a BYOD strategy can enhance the way their employees connect, communicate, and collaborate.

How Deploying a BYOD Strategy Can Enhance Collaboration

How a BYOD strategy can enhance the way employees connect, communicate, and collaborate.
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Cloud computing is a double-edged sword. For enterprises, adopting the cloud can lead to significant capex and opex savings and improved scalability, flexibility, and availability. But the cloud also creates significant security risks, top among them being the risk of data breaches, which can be disastrous. Maintaining security with cloud computing will take a deliberate reevaluation of existing security strategies. Here are three ways VARs can help.

3 Ways to Maintain Security with Cloud Computing

Maintaining security with cloud computing will take a deliberate reevaluation of existing security strategies. Here are three ways VARs can help.
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As a VAR, you know that in order to continue growing your business and your revenues, you need to stay informed on the technology trends driving your customers' IT purchases. Among all the trends that have gotten buzz in the last few years, few have been hotter than Big Data, mobility, and the Internet of Things (IoT). And these trends don't exist in a vacuum. In fact, they all intersect, and understanding how they intersect can help you most effectively leverage them to increase your sales. Let's take a look at how.

How Big Data, Mobility, and the Internet of Things Connect

Among all the trends that have gotten buzz in the last few years, few have been hotter than Big Data, mobility, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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The Internet of Things. It's an exciting concept, perhaps even a world-changing one. And the Internet of Things vision of seamless, global interconnectivity between people, objects, and computing systems looks set to be reality this decade: Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things market will exceed $300 billion and include 26 billion installed units by 2020, radically transforming everything from individual user experience of devices all the way up to how data centers are architected and operated. But a number of concerns surround Internet of Things security. Every connected device is a hackable device, and many of those devices—pacemakers and cars come to mind—should never be hacked.

3 Ways to Keep Security Tight on Internet of Things Applications

What can be done to improve Internet of Things security? Here are 3 ways to keep security tight on internet of things applications
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