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      • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

        Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

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      • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

        Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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      • Key legal and commercial issues with data centre services

        This briefing from law-firm DLA Piper looks at the main types of data centre services that are available on the market, common pitfalls to avoid when purchasing data centre services and some of the key legal and commercial issues to consider.

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      • Printing: a false sense of security?

        Few events can damage a company’s reputation and consumer trust more than the misuse or loss of sensitive personal data. As well as brand damage, data breach incidents can lead to substantial financial costs, including legal penalties. As more businesses move to a shared networked multifunction peripheral (MFP) environment, left unprotected, it is all too easy for unclaimed confidential or sensitive information to fall into the wrong hands – either accidentally or intentionally. This report discusses how secure printing technology can provide authentication, authorisation and accounting capabilities, helping businesses improve document security and meet compliance regulations. It draws on research carried out by Quocirca amongst 150 enterprises with over 1,000 employees in the UK, France and Germany.

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      • Getting started with AWS EC2 instances

        An organization can find many good reasons to take advantage of AWS offerings, but just how do you get started? This handbook provides detailed guidance on creating a first AWS EC2 instance, including on how to secure and configure it.

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      • For AWS cloud computing, it's not all sunshine and rainbows

        At first glance, Amazon Web Services may seem as user-friendly as a point-and-click consumer app. But as many customers can attest -- and as the history of software proves -- the reality can be much more complex. With organizations far and wide flocking to the cloud computing platform, it's growing ever more important to look beyond the hype.

        Don't be scared: In this handbook, our editors have compiled answers to some of the most common and pressing questions regarding the managing, monitoring and addressing of potential problems in the AWS cloud. Readers will get an introduction to how the AWS Management Console -- the central point for managing all your AWS resources -- really works. Next, industry analysts highlight some of the most common traps users fall into -- the AWS “gotchas.” We close with a study on how to properly, and effectively, select third-party management and monitoring tools.

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      • The ins, outs and in-betweens of AWS big data analytics

        Big data and Amazon Web Services may go well together, but what are the steps to getting started? How much of an investment -- time, people, power and money -- are big data projects? With data this big, fast-changing and varied, most traditional approaches to data management won’t hack it. And even the biggest multinationals couldn’t shoulder the on-premises costs.

        In this handbook, readers will learn about the technologies needed for big data analytics -- such as Kinesis, Hadoop and Elastic MapReduce -- and how it works in AWS. Cloud expert David Linthicum takes a look at the cost-effective approaches to big data AWS is offering -- and how they can benefit your organization. Next, Matt Wood, general manager of data science at AWS, answers questions about the changes AWS has made to its cloud in recent years. The changes -- 42 price cuts among them -- have raised this question: Just how low can pricing go? Wood also discusses a host of market trends in data science and analytics. Finally, consultant Tom Nolle looks at the future of the cloud -- specifically the addition of hosted services, such as AppStream and Kinesis, as enterprise and developer problem solvers.

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      • The AWS role in disaster recovery

        No matter how well prepared you might be, disaster can strike. Most mature IT organizations have disaster recovery plans, but Amazon Web Services offers a unique set of services that can keep your business running if the worst happens. This handbook discusses the strategies and options available to companies looking to AWS for disaster preparedness and business continuity, including understanding EC2 availability zones, using S3 for backup and storage, testing your DR strategy in AWS and preparing for AWS outages.

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      • Who's who? Identity management a key to AWS security

        Understanding security is essential for trusting any cloud service, and AWS is no exception. How is data secured in AWS? What are its rules, methods and models? What are the best practices? And which elements are the responsibility of the customer and which are handled by Amazon Web Services? This handbook examines those questions, and proposes strategies for making the most of roles, groups and specific AWS identity management tools.

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  • Personal skills for professional success: influencing

    Mastering influencing skills opens doors for your career by improving not just the ways in which you interact with important groups of people, but also by increasing your self-confidence in your ability to communicate persuasively. The more confident you become the greater success you will enjoy. However, to be truly influential requires you not only to master the tools and techniques, but to be able to appreciate the benefits of what you’re recommending to those you’re trying to influence.

  • Optimising your OmniPayments: Consumers, payments and the future

    Catering to the consumers of today means helping them pay how they want to. Yet with the plethora of options available in the market, it is vital for businesses to find the optimum time to implement new payment options. Developing a wider Omnichannel strategy can help retailers deliver on the overall shopping experience that the consumers of today and tomorrow expect e.g. loyalty, returns and refunds. This report, the culmination of months of research into consumer payment behaviours, has been created to provide a helping hand to anyone looking to take advantage of the new payment technology options at the optimum time for their business.

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