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How does Edge Computing Unlock New Opportunities for Your Organization?

The trend toward digitization, to improve business performance and efficiency, is fueling demand for applications that require peak performance. In tax determination, often involving your customers via transactional systems, this is no different. With deployments of IoT devices and the arrival of 5G fast wireless, placing compute and analytics close to where data is created is making the case for edge computing.

Many companies face the common business and technology challenges in which cloud computing services are inherently slow and that hampers the cloud’s capabilities in running deterministic applications, such as real-time tax calculations. In this practical session you will learn how to leverage edge computing to minimize latency and bring the deterministic application as close to the data source as possible. You will discover:

• What is edge computing and why does it matter
• What benefits and challenges does edge computing address for tax and IT professionals
• How edge computing reduces network latency and speed business processes
• Where and when edge computing is a potential alternative for any on premise solutions that may be in place with your organization
• How to create your own edge computing strategy to support key finance and business processes such as tax

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Jesse Shannon
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Jesse Shannon is a Product Marketing Manager for ONESOURCE Indirect Tax at Thomson Reuters. A graduate of Central Michigan University, he has held roles in both the Tax & Accounting Professional segment and Corporate segment during his tenure at Thomson Reuters. Jesse has rolled out special programs like their Strategic Accounts Program, new product launches like Thomson Reuters Data Hub, and is currently focused on launching new product capabilities and content for ONESOURCE Indirect Tax in the market. He is a resident of Detroit, Michigan and enjoys spending his time “up north” on the lakes in Michigan.

Rob Montañez Thomson Reuters
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Rob joined Thomson Reuters in 2013 and has a long track record of providing insights into tax systems, integration, and best practices to both small and large clients.

Over a 25-year career he has successfully served as technical lead and project manager in numerous sales cycles and technology projects from initial concept through implementation and has consistently utilized a consultative approach to find creative solutions to real customer business challenges. In his current role Rob is supporting sales productivity by ensuring that pre-sales activities include technical solutions that accurately address strategic customer needs and are appropriately supported by key customer technical decision-makers.

Protecting SAP Systems from Ransomware Attacks

Webinar - Thursday, June 24 at 2 PM ET

Ransomware is headline news, and recent attacks have demonstrated the devastating impact of attacks that target critical infrastructure. According to the Department of Homeland Security ransomware attacks have increased by 300% over the past year, impacting all industries and sectors. The average downtime from an attack is 21 days, but full recovery takes an average of 287 days.  
 
Ransomware can impact SAP systems through vulnerable operating systems. However, securing host systems alone does not safeguard SAP systems from ransomware. Attackers can exploit trust relationships between SAP applications and underlying operating systems to execute privileged OS commands that avoid detection. This can include commands that enable threat actors to transfer, install, and execute ransomware tools.  
 
This webinar will discuss steps you can take to secure your business-critical SAP systems from ransomware. It will provide an integrated strategy for: 
 
• Identifying and prioritizing critical SAP assets and infrastructure; 
• Hardening SAP systems to reduce the attack surface; 
• Activating and monitoring SAP logs to detect suspected attacks; and  
• Backing up and restoring SAP systems to minimize the downtime from successful attacks. 
 
The webinar will also discuss how to use SAP Solution Manager to support your anti-ransomware program, from identifying and removing vulnerabilities that could be exploited to attack your systems to detecting and alerting for suspected security breaches. 

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MEET THE EXPERTS

Ian Thomson Layer Seven Security
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Ian is a seasoned IT executive and former Vice President, IT at Citibank.

Aman Dhillon Layer Seven Security
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Aman is a subject matter expert on SAP security and the use of SAP Solution Manager for security monitoring.