Who is Driving Data Centers' Move To the Cloud?

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Transform to Better Perform is a new global thought leadership initiative developed by the Business Performance Innovation Network (BPI) in partnership with Dimension Data.

Make Enterprise Search Magical Without Money

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APQC’s research finds that best practice organizations actually don’t have significantly better search technology. Instead, they meet employees’ search needs with superior processes and approaches to content management.

Lessons Learned From Master Data Management Implementation

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In an earlier blog post, Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, described the benefits of a master data management program and potential obstacles to implementation.

5 Reasons Master Data Management is Critical

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APQC recently spoke with Genpact’s Susmita Kanjilal, assistant vice president, master data management practice, and Sandeep Singh, vice president, sourcing and procurement practice, about how organizations can implement an effective master data management program.

Supply Chain IT Risk: Transparency is Key

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Risk within the supply chain has become a growing concern for many organizations. Although natural disasters such as tsunamis and inclement weather often get the most attention, organizations should also be concerned with risks that can impact the systems supporting their day-to-day operations. One such risk is the potential for IT disruptions.

Improving Cybersecurity and the Challenge of Implementing the NIST Framework

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In an earlier blog postEd Perkins, the developer of the Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® - Cyber Security™ certificate, described the current cybersecurity landscape for industry and provided an overview of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.

What Should Companies Consider About Potential Cybersecurity Risks?

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APQC recently spoke with Ed Perkins, the developer of the Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® - Cyber Security™ certificate, about the current state of cybersecurity and the introduction of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. This post presents the first half of the interview, in which Perkins describes the cybersecurity landscape and introduces the NIST framework.

Think BPM and Information Security Are Separate? Think Again

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I recently chatted with Ken Lobenstein, Senior InfoSec Director for Governance and Policy with Royal Philips about the challenges and threats to information security and how to put security best practices in place without slowing down business operations.

APQC: How do recent security hacks at Sony and the U.S. military's Central Command affect how companies view information security in 2015?

Into The Cloud: What Industries are Leading the Way in Data Management

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Cloud is driving big changes in the way that firms manage their data. At the API Cybersecurity Conference, I heard a lot of conversations about the risks of using cloud in the enterprise. According to Skyfence CEO Ofer Handler, cloud can limit IT’s ability to monitor activity in enterprise data and applications, opening up prime targets for hackers. But this doesn’t mean that organizations should steer clear of cloud.

What Industry Spends the Most on IT? The Answer Will Surprise You

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We turned to APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking to find out how median IT cost compares across industries. Our findings are in the infographic below, which reveals some pretty significant differences in IT cost among different industries. Certainly different IT needs—as well as differences in revenue—shaped the results, and high IT cost isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Did these results surprise you?