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Making Your Journey to Agile a Success

Moving to Agile is no “magic bullet” and requires an organizational transformation across both business and technology.  Adopting both ‘Lean’ and ‘Agile’ thinking is critical to moving to an adaptive and collaborative environment.  If the organization is not fully ready and committed to the journey, the move to Agile can result in failure.  If you…

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October is National Cybersecurity Month

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. This year’s message on Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. focuses on key…

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Dewpoint Employee Follows Passion to DewGood

Ellie and Titan Brighten Dewpoint While Helping the Community Some people love dogs, some people own dogs, but some people take that love a step further. Dewpoint’s very own Eleanor “Ellie” Ohm is one of those people. What started as a childhood endeavor turned into a deeply ingrained passion.  Ellie has taken it upon herself…

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Success with Agile in Digital Transformation

Although many organizations have adopted agile as part of their strategy to achieve digital business success, true success in agile arises from organizational commitment to scaling and persistence along with an organizational commitment.  Key challenges facing many organizations include the following: Introducing agile development without first adopting key technical practices from Extreme Programming suffer lower-quality…

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Effective Solutions to Storage Utilization

Storage utilization in data centers decreased from 67% in 2011 to 56% in 2017, equating to an effective cost increase of 11%. Information Technology Leaders should look beyond vendor discounts and learn how to save on storage costs by enforcing existing policies and deploying new technologies to increase utilization. For every 10% of unused storage…

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Get Rid of the “Store Everything” Mentality

Data retention policies based on value, risk and compliance requirements are gaining significance among Information Technology leaders. The sheer amount of aged data and rapidly increasing new data from a variety of sources stored both within on-premises environments and in the cloud, creates severe governance, security and management challenges. The antiquated thought process of just…

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Cyber Security: The Hidden Savior

Cyber security works best when no one knows that it is there. Here at Dewpoint, we like to refer to cyber security as the ‘Hidden Savior” as it is there behind the scenes where no one is looking. The hidden security layer of defense works best because no longer does security and seamless business processes…

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MAKING SURE BYOD IS A SUCCESS

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) offers employees and corporations countless business benefits from increasing efficiency to controlling costs to provisioning a mobile workforce.  BYOD is driving change in workplace processes and policies, however it is also opening the door for cyber threats as well as legal challenges. Management and CIO’s must address various BYOD nuances…

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The majority of companies using cloud-based services will be living in a hybrid deployment world for the foreseeable future. Data and analytics leaders must understand the risks and benefits in using the primary scenarios for hybrid cloud Database management system (DBMS), and how they align with core use cases and architectures. Dewpoint recommends the following:…

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Increased Phishing Activity Bulletin

This security alert bulletin is to advise you of an increase in phishing activity noted by several Dewpoint clients.  To reduce the risk of being a victim we recommend organizations adhere to good IT security practices specifically in the areas of username and password management. To reduce becoming a phishing target, stress to your staff…

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