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5 Key Benefits of IT and OT Integration

5 Key Benefits of IT and OT Integration

During the past 18 months, there has been an increasing trend of companies expanding their use of Operational Technology (OT) beyond traditional manufacturing and logistics applications into areas of the business that traditional IT previously supported. With OT...
The Top 5 Reasons to Augment Discovery Tools

The Top 5 Reasons to Augment Discovery Tools

The most popular way to populate a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is to use an IT asset discovery and mapping tool. Unfortunately, discovery as an enablement process is complex and error-prone. One of the key drivers for data failures that often result in a...
Top Five Enterprise Data Layers

Top Five Enterprise Data Layers

Layered data models have been with us for decades. During the 70’s, businesses communicated using proprietary networking architectures, such as the seven-layer IBM SNA model. Today, the six-layer OSI networking model, which is the basis of the Internet, has evolved to...
Top Five Reasons to Use Verified Asset Discovery

Top Five Reasons to Use Verified Asset Discovery

During February 2017, Forrester Research published a report titled, “IT Efficiency Begins with Effective Discovery and Dependency Mapping,” sponsored by BMC, which focuses on the benefits of using discovery and mapping tools.   Blazent asserts that the value of...
Top 5 Security Breaches of 2016

Top 5 Security Breaches of 2016

At the end of last year, Sarah Kuranda wrote an article on The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016 for CRN. 2016 was, unfortunately, another big year for data breaches. While, organizations understandably do not like to share how they were compromised, having the...