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  • Checklist: Security Risk Assessment

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Organizations, regardless of size, face ever-increasing information technology and data security threats. Everything from physical sites to data, applications, networks, and systems are under attack. Worse, neither an organization nor its managers need prove prominent or controversial to prove a target. Automated and programmatic robotic attacks seek weak- nesses, then...

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  • Quick Glossary: Solid State Drives

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Modern businesses collect extraordinary amounts of data, so knowing when and why you should deploy SSDs will continue to be crucial to the development of your IT infrastructure strategy. It is vital that everyone involved in data management, particularly regarding storage, have a clear and complete understanding of the terminology...

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  • Hiring kit: Director of Business Development

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    The Director of Business Development is the person tasked with developing and communicating that comprehensive vision of industry, market, brand, and strategy. The position requires a person with impeccable sales experience coupled with a thorough understanding of the overall business environment. In addition, the Director of Business Development also needs...

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  • Hiring kit: Principal Software Engineer

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    It doesn’t matter whether it is being built for internal production use or as a product for external customers, developing software in a modern business enterprise requires cooperation, collaboration, and coordination. Long gone are the days when a single mythical coder can single-handedly develop software applications sophisticated enough and flexible...

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  • Data center access policy

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    A company’s data center serves as the veritable lifeblood of the organization containing data, systems which run critical services, firewalls which permit access into and out of the company’s networks, and other elements which the business needs to function properly. With this in mind, it’s important to ensure that...

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  • Checklist: Mergers & Acquisitions

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Networks, systems and corresponding Information technology (IT) elements are often overlooked in the buildup to a merger or acquisition. Yet, as soon as an acquisition or merger completes, all attention quickly turns to maximizing the deal’s value, minimizing expenses, and adding efficiencies wherever possible. Without an understanding, however, of the...

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  • Mixed reality in business report: Despite potential uses, enterprise implementation lags

    Downloads · Oct 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Mixed Reality--the marriage of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) offers a slew of benefits for businesses including employee education and training, computer modeling, and simulations, to name a few. Are businesses embracing this new wave technology? A recent TechRepublic Premium survey wanted to find out. The survey asked...

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  • Development lifecycle policy

    Downloads · Aug 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    Software development is a complex process which involves a specific series of steps (known as the development lifecycle) to transform a concept into a deliverable product. The steps involved with creating the finished product must be adhered to carefully in order to yield the best results, reduce inefficiencies and maximize...

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  • Third party vendor policy

    Downloads · Aug 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    In today’s era many businesses rely on outside companies, known as third party organizations, to handle their data or services. Some examples might include vendors, marketing firms, recruiting organizations and other external entities. In these instances, it’s likely that third party vendors might collect, store or refer to confidential or...

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  • Employee political activity policy

    Downloads · Aug 2019 · Provided By TechRepublic Premium

    This sample policy provides a basic outline of the measures an organization should take to protect and maintain the safety of all employees, customers, vendors, and visitors regardless of political affiliation. From the policy: Introduction No matter where in the world an enterprise operates, politics is going...

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