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Dear GlobalRisk Community member,

We’ve collected really useful guides, white papers, webinars and tools. Remember, you only have to enter your information ONCE... after that, just enter your email address and you can download as many as you want. Since some have limited availability, I recommend you download the ones you are interested in immediately. 

1. Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?

Cloud computing frees up budgets hand-cuffed by IT expenses. Instead of purchasing software licenses and hardware for new employees and locations, businesses simply add accounts to expand computing capacity. This paper surveys cloud computing today: What are the benefits? Why are businesses embracing it? What are its payoffs and pitfalls?

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2. Databases at Risk (based upon a survey of 179 North American security professionals)

In a recent Research Brief, ESG analyzed the current state of database security. Based upon a survey of 179 North American-based security professionals working at organizations with over 1,000 employees, ESG found that:

Databases house a higher percentage of confidential data than any other type of data repository.

Database security depends upon too many manual processes.

Enterprise-class organizations aren’t diligent enough about database security.

This Research Brief categorizes databases as a “dangerous and growing security gap” – and offers steps to improve database security across the enterprise, such as implementing “database security tools that provide a suite composed of database discovery, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, user monitoring, logging, encryption, and policy-based enforcement, and using “these tools to automate error prone manual processes and homegrown scripts.”

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3. Complimentary Trial: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 protects your business without creating system slowdowns that negatively impact productivity. It is effective against emerging malware and Internet threats as they are released, not hours or days later. Request your complimentary trial today.


4. BPM Partners Whitepaper The Strategic Need to Automate The Last Mile of Finance

Download this paper written by BPM partners to see how the 'last mile' has become a very complex and challenging process for companies and their CFO's and the strategic need to automate the controls around these processes.

In March 2011, BPM Partners released a white paper outlining the complexities of the Last Mile and the strategic need to automate and enhance controls around these processes. Download this white paper to learn about the business challenges and risks in existing manual ‘last mile’ processes dependent on different version spreadsheets, word processing files and unsecured emails and the benefits and the value of automating ‘last mile’ processes – including enhancing internal controls, reducing risks, streamlining the entire reporting process.

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5. Restoring trustability of Financial Institutions. How banks and other financial firms can rebuild and measure the trust they've established with customers.

Building trust takes time. And when trust has been damaged, whether by real or perceived actions, companies must work harder and smarter to ensure they are taking every possible action to continually enhance the customer's trust. In this 1to1 Executive Dialogue, Don Peppers, Founding Partner at Peppers & Rogers Group, and MJ Crabbe-Barberis, a CRM expert who has led marketing strategies for Fortune 100 companies including JPMorgan Chase and Citibank, discuss trustability within the financial services sector.


6. Improve Forecast Accuracy and Increase revenue
Learn how you can significantly extend the capabilities of your existing, NetSuite, or other CRM application with an affordable, easy-to-use, and quick-to-deploy solution that automates sales forecasting, improves pipeline visibility, and enables what-if scenario planning.
As the economy recovers, recent surveys reveal that the greatest challenge facing top executives, including CEOs, CFOs, and VPs of Sales, is driving revenue – successfully planning, forecasting, and growing the top line.   
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7. Download The 2011 Buyer’s Guide to Accounting and Financial Software and learn:New buyers guide to accounting and financial software The different software options available: on-premise, hosted, and cloud computing. The 7 step evaluation process for selecting accounting applications. What's different about the cloud and what are the benefits for the finance department?How to calculate ROI of cloud computing versus on-premises software. The new factors to consider and look for in 2011

8. Best Practices for Optimizing FP&A for 2011
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2011. You will hear how companies of all sizes have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance company-wide collaboration, and improve business decisions -- ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profit.
Click on the following link to register to the webinar:

9. Business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management
A 26-page information rich whitepaper on the business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management Wondering why most organizations are challenged in driving continuing positive ROI from their system consolidation exercise? You may be just a step away from unlocking the huge ROI trapped in your scattered and fragmented Material Master data.
Read what eminent Meta group analysts, Barry Wilderman and Bruce Hudson have to say about the impact of Material Master Consolidation in your system consolidation

10. GRC Business Continuity Toolkit - Have robust contingency/business continuity plans to keep yourself in business and your customers happy when the unexpected happens.

11. Automatically Recover Your Business This one-pager discusses the cost savings and ease of management advantages by automating disaster recovery plans and tasks.


12. Platform-as-a-Service Private Cloud with Oracle Fusion Middleware
Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in IT today, but many IT professionals are struggling to determine how best to achieve cloud's promises of agile deployment and elastic capacity without losing control over data, security, and quality of service. Download this free white paper to learn how platform-as-a-service private cloud offers enterprises one of the best ways to take advantage of cloud computing.

13. Get FREE Desktop Tool for Continuous Monitoring of Your VMware ESX Server and its VM's
Try our free VM Monitor - an easy-to-use desktop tool that continuously monitors a VMware® ESX Server and its virtual machines. Keep an eye on critical health statistics, including VM name, guest OS, and VM state, as well as processor, memory, and network usage. 
Begin monitoring virtualized servers right out-of-the-box


14. International Growth Strategies Main Drivers, Goals, Opportunities and Potential Risks

Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion continues to rank at the top of key FDI indicators and is a strong location for North American companies looking for fast and sustainable growth in Switzerland and the European market. Join us for an online discussion about globalization trends, drivers and opportunities and how they affect today's business strategies.

Event Date: June 14, 2011; 1:00pm – 2:00 pm (EST)

Register today to join this discussion!!

I look forward to your continued participation and feedback!

Thank you for being here.
Boris Agranovich,
GlobalRisk Community, founder

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