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International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company.

IDG Connect gathers white papers from IDG's leading brands - CIO, ComputerworldUK and Techworld - making them available to the relevant audience.

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The Forrester Wave: Digital Platform Engineering Services, Q2 2016

A guide to the seven most important vendors in digital platform engineering services

The digital platform engineering services(DPES) market is growing due to an increased need for digital experiences and IoT platforms in order to keep up with rising customer expectations. Companies that have the ability to build digital platforms will dictate which providers lead the pack while vendors who can provide innovative developers will be positioned to successfully deliver these digital platforms. This report from Forrester identifies the top seven vendors from their own 15-critera evaluation to help you make the right choice of DPES provider based on your unique business needs.

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Solving the Digital Transformation Dilemma

Investigating what can be done about the digital transformation dilemma

With the Internet of Things becoming an increasingly large part of our lives, it’s no surprise that the digital universe is expected to increase 10-fold by 2020. Combine that with growing customer demands for omni-channeled, personalized services and the challenge becomes even harder to face. This white paper looks at what action can be taken to meet these increasing expectations and try to solve the digital transformation dilemma.

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Are You Making It Personal?

A research report looking into six key industries where CIOs are facing customer identity challenges

Speaking to CIOs and marketing decision makers across six vertical markets including retail, media, utilities and financial services, this report looks at how organisations are utilising the ever-increasing amounts of customer data to personalise customer experience, increase long-term engagement and drive revenue. Download this report to find out: • Which sectors are leading the way in achieving a single customer view • What are CIOs doing to solve the increasing problem of multiple customer data sources • Whether multichannel strategies have created or broken down barriers between IT and marketing

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Technology Solutions to the GDPR Challenge

This paper examines several aspects of GDPR

Business leaders will need to understand the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) before it comes into effect. CIOs and CTOs can help demystify this legislation and identify technologies that prepare the business for GDPR. This paper, sponsored by Close Brothers Technology Services, examines several aspects of GDPR. It discusses how they can be addressed using a variety of existing and emergent technologies."

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Alternative Outsourcing – Custodian Model

How changing your outsourcing model can benefit your business

Over time, the objectives of outsourcing have changed and matured to go beyond simply cost saving. The focus has now switched to improving the operating model to allow better customer service and a faster turnaround. This white paper examines the differences in today’s outsourcing scene and how a new and innovative model from Systems Plus can benefit your business and help you to achieve more.

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No Stone Unturned: Fighting Ransomware on Workstations and Servers Alike

Learn how you can avoid helping to fund cybercrime

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing classes of malicious software, having evolved from simple screenblockers demanding payment to the current huge wave of far more dangerous approaches. Find out how to avoid funding cybercrime through ransom payments by combining the effectiveness of host-based and server-based anti-cryptor security solutions.

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Hybrid IT Through Cloud Brokerage

A guide to getting to grips with Hybrid IT

The cloud offers users as much potential as it does risk, meaning a new way of thinking about IT is required to overcome these challenges. This whitepaper looks at how the cloud can be the force behind lasting business success through an exploration of a new, all-encompassing approach to the cloud known as Hybrid IT.

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Deliver Choice and Control with Hybrid Cloud through IBM Brokerage Solutions

Learn about Hybrid Cloud with this video from IBM

Whilst the cloud is renowned for its speed and potential, users are becoming increasingly aware of its limitations. As a result, the need to operate a hybrid approach to technology solutions has been created. This video discusses how you can deliver choice and control with Hybrid Cloud whilst supporting the unification of operations.

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Sizing the Market for API Management Solutions

Look ahead with this whitepaper and find out more about the current demand for APIs and what this means for the future.

A growing number of American businesses will have adopted API management solutions by 2020. Companies are reliant on connectivity and therefore the demand for APIs is continuing to increase in order to provide customers with the service they expect. This Forrester whitepaper looks at the inevitable growth of API management solutions in the immediate future and the financial implications of this.

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Five Simple Strategies for Securing APIs

This simple guide will help you make sure your APIs are properly secured with five helpful tips.

The way in which APIs allow the integration of applications means they are continuing to increase in popularity. Unfortunately, many users are mistaken in thinking they can secure APIs in the same way they secure the browser-centric web. This guide provides five easy tips to make sure your APIs are secured successfully.

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