Download: 5 things you need to know about single sign-on [IBM]

Most organizations know all about the pains of managing multiple users and passwords.

But picking the right solution isn’t always as clear. To get some clarity, read Softchoice’s latest Solution Guide: “Five Things You Need to Know About Single Sign-On.”

Authored by Softchoice security experts, this guide helps address the challenges of multiple user environments. Do your part for protecting your help desk: share this guide to anyone in your organization who might be interested in it.

What are the real costs of Single Sign-On?

  • 5 to 30: number of passwords most employees need to remember
  • 30%: percentage of help desk calls that are password related
  • $400 Billion: estimated cost to U.S. business from internal security attacks

Download the  Softchoice Single Sign-on Solution Guide now (1.3MB)

    ADA Compliancy: Be prepared or beware [IBM]

    Would any serious business knowingly ignore 10% of its prospects or customers? You’d think not. But the fact is more than 10% of the online population has a disability – that’s 750 million people worldwide and 55 million Americans. And while it may seem like a no-brainer to ensure websites are accessible to this huge audience, a lot of organizations – either through ignorance or indifference – have not made catering to this vast group a priority.

    Case in point: Target, which in 2008 agreed to a $6 million class action settlement after the retail giant was sued by a blind advocacy group had alleged its website was inaccessible to the blind and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    That’s likely to happen a lot more as the US Department of Justice actively pursues companies and organizations out of compliance with ADA, like Section 508, which establishes requirements for any electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the federal government.

    In response, more and more human resources departments are sounding the alarm bell in an effort to accommodate ADA concerns and avoid a negative impact on their organizations – like loss of customers, avoidance of lawsuits and harm to overall brand image. Unfortunately, they sometimes come face to face with IT staff occupied with other pressing concerns and web developers who have never had to make ADA compliance a standard part of their development cycle.

    Two interrelated hurdles to ADA compliance are, not surprisingly, time and cost – both of which run high when compliance testing is done manually. But a lot of the pain IT professionals feel when dealing with compliance can be easily avoided with two relatively simple steps: [Read more…]

    Storage Jumps on the Virtualization Bandwagon [IBM]

    With the adoption of server virtualization opening the Data Center to a new world of versatility, flexibility and efficiency, the need for this capability throughout the entire Data Center has become more apparent. But, once your servers are virtualized, what’s the next step?

    Storage virtualization brings to the storage world what server virtualization brought to the server world. With storage virtualization, you have the ability to grow, manage, manipulate and be more flexible with storage for all applications in the business. This increased management and flexibility will better marry the storage to the servers thus creating a more efficient infrastructure and additional flexibility to better respond to your business needs.

    One of the next greatest pain points for every business is storage. This pain can stem from a number of places including: [Read more…]