Leadership within Lean-Agile Enterprises

The move towards more responsive and higher performing IT organizations is well-established, using terms like Lean, Agile and DevOps. These philosophies have proven to be successful in sufficient cases that many businesses are following the lead of the early adopters.

Leaders play a somewhat confused role in the move to becoming a more agile organization. They enthusiastically embrace the possibility of escaping the current siloed structure, in which the massive amounts of coordination required cause a slow response to rapidly changing market conditions. On the other hand, as with previous attempts to improve the performance of their organization, they see this transformation as something that primarily affects the operational teams. This leads to a ‘missing link’ in most transformations: a lack of adjustment of leadership behaviors.

This white paper categorized the work of leaders into 6 areas:

  • Organizing
  • Visioning
  • Planning
  • Cascading
  • Monitoring
  • Developing
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Continuous oversight in the cloud

Cloud computing services are increasingly mediating the connections. In this environment, information assurance professionals must not only address longstanding information security threats and vulnerabilities, but they also face new challenges relative to their experience in the field just a few years—or even months—before.

This white paper advocates for continuous oversight of the wide variety of cloud services used by organizations—a set of distinct, but related, management and assurance practices that address critical emerging risk domains, including security, privacy and compliance.

Continuous oversight includes:

  • Continuous assurance for data and processes
  • Continuous cloud assurance
  • Continuous supply chain management and oversight
  • Continuous improvement (CI)
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A Crash Course in Office 365

You and your team are likely some of the 1.2 billion people worldwide who have used Office 365. You’re familiar with standard apps like Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. But when it comes to your business’s ever-changing needs and challenges, there’s more to Office 365 than meets the eye. From business intelligence programs to communication and teamwork solutions, advances in these productivity tools are changing the way we live and work. And whether your team’s concerns revolve around topics like security, mobile device management, or working remotely, a shift to the cloud can do more for your growing business than ever before.

In this e-book, you’ll learn how to make the best use of specific Office 365 apps across six critical areas of your business:

  • Mobility
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Productivity
  • Insights
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AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency

A Denial of Service (DoS) attack is a deliberate attempt to make your website or application unavailable to users, such as by flooding it with network traffic. To achieve this, attackers use a variety of techniques that consume large amounts of network bandwidth or tie up other system resources, disrupting access for legitimate users. In its simplest form, a lone attacker uses a single source to execute a DoS attack against a target.

This whitepaper provides you with prescriptive DDoS guidance:

  • Different attack types, and which best practices are most effective to manage each attack type.
  • Services and features that fit into a DDoS mitigation strategy, and how each one can be used to help protect your applications.
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ITIL® 4 and COBIT®

In many areas of work, there can be a conflict between doing the right things or doing things right. In an IT environment, doing the right things can be summarized in what the IT team decides to focus in order to achieve the business aims. This is the IT governance. When this has been decide, the IT team will focus on doing things right. In practical terms, this translates to how the IT team will carry out the task. This is IT service management.

In this whitepaper, ITIL4 and COBIT will be discussed in depth from few aspects:

  • Putting it in perspective of IT governance and IT management
  • Focusing on similar problems from different directions
  • Similarities in framework architecture
  • Synergy in components of the government system and dimensions of service management
  • Synergies between ITIL service value chain and COBIT goals cascade
  • Synergies between ITIL Service value chain activities and COBIT domains
  • Synergies in ITIL practices and governance management objectives
  • How ITIL4 and COBIT 2019 are different?
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