Category: Sysadmin

Vault OSS Versus Enterprise

Vault Open Source The Open Source version of Vault is a great starting point for secrets management. This version of Vault can handle secrets management and works great for someone just getting started with Vault or for a company that wants to start improving its security posture.   When should you use Vault Open Source?   If you are just starting out, Vault Open Source is free to use. This makes it perfect for testing out how Secrets Management can improve your security posture. It should be your starting point for getting familiar with Vault and what it can do.   Vault Enterprise Pro Vault Pro is a middle tier between Vault OSS and Vault Premium. The big draw of […]

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FinTech Sends Financial Services a Wakeup Call

FinTech Jolts the Financial Services Market Whether you call fintech changes to the financial services market disruptive, seismic (my favorite) or a technology tsunami, there’s no doubt: technology developments and customer expectations drive established companies to stay competitive by adopting new tools and practices.  What’s responsible for this turbulence? CapGemini analysts point to Growing customer expectations of convenient, connected services. Lower barriers to market entry. The accelerated pace of technological evolution. Enthusiastic venture capital funding. Financial Services Market: Ready for Change Since the fintech revolution started with the founding of PayPal 20 years ago, the financial services market has been ripe for change. Here are three current reasons why: Customers comfortable with mobile connectivity want to engage with their finances […]

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Three Important Things To Know About Outsourcing Your IT Services

The outsourcing market is ever on the rise. In the interest of reducing costs and enhancing business agility, many organizations are starting to look to third parties to provide essential services such as human resources, accounting, marketing, and IT. Especially for smaller businesses, which may not have in-house resources or expertise, this approach makes a great deal of sense. It’s also an approach that comes with a great deal of risk if done improperly. “Trusting a third-party provider for all of your company’s IT needs can create serious security issues,” reads a piece on Informationweek. “And outsourcing is not a panacea. If your business is having trouble managing technology on its own, it’s likely that an IT outsourcing provider will […]

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