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Five Steps to PCI DSS Compliance

In this eWeek slideshow, Sungard AS shares five steps organizations can take, including overcoming the culture of undocumented change and shrinking the cardholder data environment, to build successful PCI DSS compliance programs.

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CIOs make progress, but still get no respect

A compilation of research from organizations including Sungard AS, Forrester, Gartner and the Harvard Business Review suggest a large gap remains between IT performance and business expectations. The data implies CIOs should continue to spend more time with business departments and leaders to learn the nuances of their needs and goals, in order to better solve their business challenges through IT.

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McAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference: Sungard AS Launches MSIEM Service

Dan Kobialka of MSPMentor reports on the launch of Sungard AS’ new Managed Security Information and Event Management (MSIEM) service which was announced at the McAfee FOCUS 14 Security Conference in Las Vegas. Kobialka suggests that recent data indicates the SIEM market is expected to grow in the next few years and that the MSIEM service could help Sungard AS grow revenue.

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Sungard AS aims to simplify SIEM with new service

Michele Pepe of Channelnomics reports on a new Managed Security Information and Event Management (MSIEM) service from Sungard AS that will make it easier for end users to identify security threats and satisfy compliance reporting.

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Planning more data protection for trucking

As the manufacturing and supply chain industries continue to rely on data and digital connections to service customers, IT specialists believe managers need to conduct more electronic backup and protection planning. Chris Cooley, vice president, Operations Transformation, for Sungard Availability Services, offers insight on how fleet managers can better prepare for downtime by building strong business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

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In Search of a Cloud Worthy of the Enterprise

Discussing the future of the cloud for enterprise, IT Business Edge reporter Arthur Cole mentions Jeff Fleece’s Forbes BrandVoice article on the trend of engineering cloud environments specifically geared towards key tasks, like big data for example.

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New Sungard portal has a reseller view

Sungard AS has revamped its channel partner technology system in order to help solution providers better find sales and training material and to secure new opportunities through deal registration. The new portal will provide access to co-branded documents and have the ability for channel partners to secure MDF funds.

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Why Security (Now More Than Ever) Is Every Retailer’s Concern

No retailer is immune to sophisticated cyber-attacks. In a contributed blog post, Matt Goche, director of Security Consulting at Sungard Availability Services, shares six ways retailers can try to prevent or mitigate data breaches. Some of these tips include conducting a “gap analysis” or a compliance examination and focusing on prescriptive standards such as PCI DSS.

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Disaster Recovery Service Guards Blood Donor Info

Ric Jones, CIO of LifeShare Blood Centers, describes how his company relies on Sungard AS’ disaster recovery solutions to protect its IT infrastructure and to ensure fast data recovery of its blood banking operations.

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Adapting to the changing cloud

According to a study sponsored by Sungard AS and EMC, and conducted by IDG, cloud migration is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, half of organizations report they expect to boost their cloud services budgets over the next 18 months. Yet security concerns still linger, as 63 percent of surveyed organizations expressed concern over the cloud’s security.

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7 Common Security Mistakes (And How To Remedy Them)

What are some of the common IT security mistakes organizations make that can be easily avoided? Asher De Metz, lead senior consultant of Information Security at Sungard AS, outlines seven mistakes and easy fixes that can help boost an organization’s efficiency and defenses.

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How a B2B Marketing Team Used Zombies to Win Over the C-Suite

At the MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2014, Sungard AS shared ways in which its zombie apocalypse marketing campaign generated revenue for the organization and caught the attention of top prospects.

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Cloud Computing 101: How Can You Benefit from Migrating to the Cloud?

In a contributed article, Len Whitten, Cloud Services product manager at Sungard AS explains the benefits of migrating to the cloud and offers considerations construction companies should make before doing so. According to Len, construction companies should first determine what the goals for their cloud environment are and then figure out what regulatory compliance demands the cloud can satisfy.

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Cisco Ramps Up Intercloud Efforts, Adds 30 Global Partners

Cisco expanded its Intercloud system by adding 30 new global partners and investing $1 billion to accelerate adoption of Cisco-powered clouds. Sungard AS was part of the original group of partners announced earlier this year.

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Recovering Complex Hybrid Infrastructures

In a contributed article, Jeff Fleece, director of cloud consulting at Sungard AS, offers tips for recovering complex hybrid IT environments. His advice includes compiling a well-documented and integrated disaster recovery blueprint, securing the right recovery technologies per platform, and deeply understanding the network architecture connecting environments.

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Kahua Inc. Partners with Sungard Availability Services for Hosting and Enhanced Security Services

Managing complex infrastructure while balancing security was once a time-consuming task for Kahua, Inc. However, through partnering with Sungard Availability Services on disaster recovery and security services, the cloud-based collaboration platform provider is now freeing up its IT staff to focus on value-added initiatives.

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