Aberdeen Gives Tips for Telecom Lifecycle Management
August 12, 2011
By Anuradha Shukla
Aberdeen (News - Alert) is giving tips for Telecom Lifecycle Management in its newly released enterprise communications report, "Mid-Market Demands for Telecom Lifecycle Management."
This report provides practical guidance that could potentially lead to savings of more than $340,000 each year.
"Mid-market organizations are increasingly pressured to acquire advanced networking and telecom services to support cloud computing, telepresence and unified communications,” said research analyst Hyoun Park. “To meet these demands in a cost-effective manner, these organizations must manage their telecom lifecycle in accordance with the realities of their operational budgets and personnel.”
Aberdeen has also announced a report, "The Case Against Passwords: Re-evaluating Stronger User Authentication."
Authored by Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow for Aberdeen's IT Security practice, this report encourages enterprises to re-evaluate their strategies for authenticating end-users, in particular with methods that are stronger than traditional passwords.
For this report, Aberdeen analyzed responses from 32 organizations depending exclusively on traditional passwords and 69 organizations using one or more forms of stronger user authentication.
The aim was to see what insights could be gained with respect to security, convenience and total cost.
Findings of the survey showed that the Stronger Authentication group experienced 5 percent fewer incidents, 25 percent greater convenience, and a total cost advantage of between $5 and $6 per enterprise end-user per year.
Aberdeen further notes its study "The Case for Smart Cards," which shows a noticeable shift in market trends in the area of end-user authentication. For one-time passwords, responses for planned use in the next 12 months and current evaluations decreased by a factor of 2.5- to 3-times, according to the research firm.
For smart cards, they increased by a factor of 1.5- to 2-times.
Finally, Aberdeen notes its research "ERP Selection: Starting Out on the Right Foot." Authored by Kevin Prouty, research director, Enterprise Applications, this report shows that best-in-class companies are seeing a 20 percent reduction in operating costs.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny