Successful procurement management encompasses identifying corporate needs, finding/qualifying goods/services suppliers, requesting proposals, negotiating terms/condition, contracting, delivery and analyzing results. At their most fundamental level such systematic approaches require the use of physical asset management software, robust SFF hardware appliances and services in order to add values, save time/money and streamline business practices that not only meet business goals but also live up to stakeholders’ expectations.
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In today’s business landscape, enterprises are relying more and more on cloud-based web applications to offer 24/7 serviceability, enhance competitiveness and expand user bases. Whether these web applications are deployed on –premises with private cloud settings or in cloud infrastructure with large data center, they have become frequently exposed to cyber criminals and suffered from web service outages caused by advanced cyber attacks, such as DDoS, spear-phishing, and SQL injection. According to Q3, 2016 State of Internet Security released by Akamai, in the Web Application Attack Frequency, SQLi accounted for nearly 50% of observed web attacks.
The number of targeted cyber attacks has increased exponentially over the past years, and the rate of attacks has also risen particularly on the critical infrastructure, such as power station, gas refinery and transportation. Some major incidents of cyber attack on power sectors, like the Blackenergy attack on Ukrain’s power grids and the Stuxnet on Iranian nuclear plants, cut off their data flow and disrupt utility serviceability. Due to the increased service convergence of Information Technologies (IT) and Operational Technologies (OT), there is an urgent need for more comprehensive, multi-layer security measures for CIP (critical infrastructure protection) in order to ensure secured communications and mitigate the advanced cyber treats.
Modern business transporters are undergoing major changes driven by the demand for digitalized and personalized passenger experiences. According to a market analysis released in 2015, the global market for automotive infotainment systems for passenger uses is estimated to surpass US$30 billion by 2020. The rising needs for in-vehicle features controlled by smart device Apps also contributes to the growth of aftermarket automotive integration.
As pointed out by Gartner report in 2016, more than 30% of advanced cyber threats, such as DDoS, data breach, and ransomware, will aim at the most vulnerable edge networks of SME or remote business branches, where IT managements are more concerned with budget, service flexibility and manageability. To build up sustainable measures against latest emerging cyber threats, they need a flexible, on-demand, and software-defined security to achieve total zone defense for their networks. With the trends of NFV and vCPE network virtualization infrastructures, SMEs and branch offices shall employ x86 open compute vCPE platforms and SD-Security to simplify their edge security operations and deliver service agility while maintaining OPEX efficiency and elasticity.
IoT is conventionally associated with consumer electronics and application scenarios. One of such application scenarios is a smart thermostat device used as the connected gateway for connecting you to your air conditioning system at home so that you can switch on/off and/or control interior temperature from a distance, before you arrive at your house. And if a downtime does occur, the connection can be re-established by resetting the said device.