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How Data Analytics is Changing the Face of the Financial Service Advice Market

December 10, 2018 No Comments

The Financial Services industry has undergone significant change in recent years. The rapid advance in data analytics coupled with the demand of all things digital from the millennial tech-savvy generation, has contributed to the growth of automated financial planning tools and digital financial advisors. These algorithmic, low-cost alternatives to managing money have opened up financial advice to a wider audience than ever before.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Evolution of 3D Printing Technology

December 10, 2018 No Comments

While 3D Printing is drastically changing the future of manufacturing in America, its susceptibility to cyberattacks has made blockchain technology a necessary ingredient in securing data in the digital supply chain. Dr. Cosima Boswell-Koller, a Senior Project Manager at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), discusses the importance of blockchain, as well as a new partnership between NCMS and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory – the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) Program.

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How to Make a Successful Online Store: A Detailed Guide

December 6, 2018 No Comments

Running an online business is a great way to earn some money on the side. Statistics show that e-commerce sales account for 9.8% of total retail sales, with online retailing itself growing at an astonishing rate of 13.7% year-on-year. There’s never been a better time to start an online business. While running a successful online store has its appeal, it comes with its own set of challenges. There are lots of decisions to make and focusing your efforts on wrong areas can lead to wasted time and efforts.

6 E-Learning Apps for an Optimum Online Learning Experience

December 5, 2018 No Comments

In today’s day and age, it makes more sense to whip out your phone and learn about events happening around the world than to open the TV and wait for the news. With over 2.5 billion people owning or using a smartphone, it’s easier than ever to send, receive, and access information regardless of location. Almost everything can be solved using an app, from shopping from your couch to learning new skills while commuting or simply enjoying a walk in the park. Given this situation, most online courses platforms offer apps that make access to knowledge smoother and faster.

DDoS and The Damage a Single Person can Do

December 4, 2018 No Comments

If a person went on a vandalism spree that interfered with an organization’s ability to do business and ended up warranting restitution that totaled up to 8.6 million dollars, that person would be a well-known criminal indeed. He or she would be a topic at the water cooler, an ice breaker on awkward dates and a hashtag on social media. Yet for everyone other than the technologically tuned-in, Paras Jha has managed to fly entirely under the radar.

Team Management and Company Growth – A Data Analyst’s Approach

December 3, 2018 No Comments

Go through magazines, articles, websites, and videos focusing on the growth of a company and you will find team management as a vital cog in making the company function smoothly and making it grow. A company must take care of its employees individually, and that is why HR systems are put into place. Though, it gets harder to focus on individuals in team when the output depends collectively and not individually. There is a need to focus on team management as a whole by taking care of individuals.

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8 Apps to Help Ease Your SEO Workload

December 3, 2018 No Comments

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) along with Social Media Marketing is base to marketing a product or service at a lesser cost than what other digital marketing tools will cost you. Though, SEO takes up much of a company’s resources and time to set up an SEO strategy and start marketing a website using blogs. A digital marketer loves to have constant access to his/her tools; an idea might prop up at any moment and they would want to try it out, or they might want to observe an attribute of their campaign, or they might think that they could catch a trail of progress and build on that.

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OpenLegacy Raises $30 Million from Worldwide Strategic & Financial Investors

November 30, 2018 No Comments

OpenLegacy is mission critical for organizations with complex legacy environments, as experienced by its global tier 1 customers. It helps organizations quickly launch digital innovations by automating and standardizing the process of creating digital services using microservices-based APIs. With OpenLegacy, legacy systems can be integrated, leveraged, and extended in a fraction of the time compared to other solutions, all without changing the underlying systems.

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3 Easy Tech Tricks for Beginners to Edit and Improve Business Photos

November 30, 2018 No Comments

Although hiring a professional photographer is generally the best option if you want impressive business photos – it may not always be feasible. Small businesses and startups often don’t have the budget to hire a professional, which is probably why you’re in the unenviable position of having to snap and edit business photos yourself. The good news is that although you may not have much experience with photography, there are some easy ways that you can start to edit and improve your business photos.

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Ways to Increase Sales in Your Online Store

November 28, 2018 No Comments

Selling items online is efficient since people don’t need to leave their homes to start purchasing. You can set up a website where they can find information about your company and pick the items to buy if they see something interesting. The only problem is that given the popularity of online stores, you might have lots of competitors. If you can’t entice enough people to buy your products and services, you will be left behind. These are some practical ways to increase your sales when selling items online.

UDM – Taming The Unstructured Data Beast

November 27, 2018 No Comments

The Beast is Big and Getting Bigger Never has this famed quote been more appropo. Organizations have been losing the battle with the growth and rampant sprawl of unstructured data. To help put this into perspective, according the IDC’s DataAge 2025 report they predict that global storage datasphere will grow from 16ZB in 2016 to 163ZB by 2025 and over 90% of that data will be unstructured vs structured. Taming the unstructured data beast is the opportunity in the chaos for the channel. The Unstructured Data Test Do you want to find a new opportunity with your clients or prospective clients? If so, here is a simple set of test questions you can ask. 1. How much data capacity is online today in your org, both on-premises and in the cloud? 2. Where is this data located, and is that where it should be? 3. Who owns this data and can you identify them for governance compliance? 4. What data sets belong to which applications? 5. Is that data protected and secured to your required SLAs? I can guarantee that 4 out of 5 times you will get more “I don’t know…”s, “that is hard to say…”s, or non-committal monosyllabic grunts, sighs and shrugs than anyone is comfortable with. Why? Because the answers to very simple questions are often the most difficult to provide. These five questions should be enough to to find a new business opportunity, show your value to your clients, and increase your standing as a trusted advisor. To back up this test, we gave it to over 200 IT leaders and application owners and the results are available at (Link). Unstructured Data Management Report In the Unstructured Data Management (UDM) report, over 200 IT leaders and application owners shared their current perspectives, challenges and predictions about unstructured data. In this report, we sought to understand three core trends facing IT leader and applications owners. 1. What is the scale of unstructured data under management? 2. How is that data being is being generated differently today and into the future? 3. What are the new ways that data is being applied in the business? From a scale perspective, 40% indicated that the “age of machine file creation” is upon us and machine created data will far exceed human generated data going forward. This is driven by analytics, IoT, medical imaging, EDA, media, financials and dozens of other automated functions. With IDC predicting that global storage datasphere will grow by 10X (16ZB in 2016 to 163ZB by 2025) and over 90% of that new data will be unstructured, it is easy to see that we are just beginning to see the scale and scope of the unstructured data beast. The second major data trend is the cataloging and management of metadata and tagging files into data sets that feed specific workflows and real-time analytics. Organizations are beginning to think of data in groups and datasets with shared metadata categories. This better enables them to support the needs of specific workflows, applications and analytics As the metadata is more visible it helps enhance the value, usability and mobility of data to support a greater range of use cases. They are clear that data must always be searchable, shareable and deliverable for any need. Next was the transition in unstructured data’s importance. It went from being important for business continuity to being strategic for generating revenue and improving operating models. This is best demonstrated in the the use of real-time analytics and the training of machine learning models. Analytics and machine learning are improving everything from marketing (via churn prediction, recommender systems, and targeted ad placement) to cancer diagnosis (via image recognition). The ability to operationalize data is a competitive weapon, and when combined with auditable integrity, it’s a game-changer. Competitively, data must and will be used for driving revenue, improving product designs, creating better customer interactions, finding ways to lower cost, and optimizing supply chains (both physical and digital). The Unstructured Opportunity for the Channel All of this leads us to the opportunity for the channel. The problems have changed and the solutions need to evolve with them. We think that when you ask your clients to take the “unstructured data test” you will find an consulting and business opportunity right in front of you. There are now new tools that can help you scan these vast sources of data and create a single catalog. Use these tools to help clients understand the scope and scale of the challenge in front of them. Help them to think of data as a dynamic resource instead of a static one stuck in silos. We see an evolution happening. Legacy unstructured data, new machine-generated data, IoT, real time analytics and AI/ML can be leveraged using a modern UDM approach that provides: ● Data visibility: The ability to see, search and find all of your data ● Data classification and organization: : The ability to organize, understand and govern your data ● Data protection: The ability to backup, archive and recover data ● Data mobility : The ability to programmatically move your datasets to the right places throughout their lifecycle We have seen this opportunity manifest in the real world, with companies like Paige.AI improving cancer diagnostics by accelerating machine learning workflows, moving the data to the right place at the right time and then providing the ability to track and recreate data sets for specific ML models. This closed loop UDM capability is required to meet the challenges of the future. Best of all, this is not just a future vision, but something we are deploying today with channel partners like FusionStorm, Red8, SnowCap, and P1 Technologies.

Benefits of Online Training for Employees and Businesses

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Apart from the nature and size of your business, moving on with highly professional and well trained employees is one of the vitals for optimistic development and growth of the business. Keeping them well-versed with latest market trends, business technologies and models can be another great step to keep your business moving towards the chosen destination. Thanks to the latest technology and innovations, online training is a plus point for business organizations and companies to help their employees learn new business related things even when they are performing assigned duties and tasks.

Protecting Yourself from Online Identity Theft

November 27, 2018 No Comments

In today’s digital era, we have benefited in many ways. The way in which we enjoy entertainment, shop, work, and socialize have all changed as a result of modern technology. However, there is also a downside to modern technology one of which is a new wave of crime in the form of online identity theft. This type of criminal activity has become rife over recent years with many people falling victim to online identity theft and fraud.

Common Cyber Security Threats Small Business Owners Aren’t Prepared For

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Technology will not move backwards, which is something many business owners are starting to realize as more Australians do business online. This is the reason many of them are beginning to focus their efforts online to stay ahead of the game, but online usage comes with some baggage. Cyber attacks are real and could end up hurting a business tremendously, especially when you do not know how to avoid common cyber security risks.

Contract Management Tech Tools You Can Use to Save Time Today

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Contracts particularly need to be managed well, so you don’t end up with any legal or other issues down the track. Thankfully, though, you no longer need to spend hour upon hour handling contract management. Due to the advancement of technology, there are many excellent low-cost software programs and apps on the market to make this business task quicker and simpler. Read on for some tools you should know about, plus tips to help guide you to selecting the right option for your needs.

How the GDPR is Changing the Way the Internet Handles Personal Data

November 26, 2018 No Comments

In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook was placed under intense scrutiny following the compromisation of millions of its users’ personal data. Cambridge Analytica, through a third-party app, harvested sensitive information from millions of Facebook profiles. This collected data was then used illegally for political purposes; allegedly it was to hold sway over the 2016 US elections.

Tips for increasing brand visibility on Instagram

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Have you wondered how other brands are increasing their Instagram visibility? Do you wish to get there as well? All you need is the right pictures and tactics. That should get you stronger on Instagram. Instafollowfast.com is clear proof that Instagram might be everything you need you to get more traffic.

What Do You Know about SIP Connection?

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Nowadays, switching corporate telephony to VOIP is picking up steam, with SIP being most often used as the basic connection protocol. The universality of the protocol can cause confusion to many – it can be used to connect both regular subscriber terminals (SIP phones, adapters, softphones, etc.) and VoIP nodes (From IP PBX to Softswitches and Gateways with E1 and etc.). This is one of the greatest features that make the new technology so widely used in the corporate setting.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How to Protect and Ensure Perimeter Security in Today’s Increasingly Complex IT World

November 19, 2018 No Comments

The challenges facing today’s IT organizations around perimeter security continue to mount, especially in the face of IT infrastructures that include hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud deployments. Making it even more complex is the fact that most organizations, whether they are business, non-profit and/or government, have an ever expanding mobile workforce – accessing data from wherever they are, whenever they need it.

Governments of the Future: IT in Service of Governmental Institutions

November 19, 2018 No Comments

Digital transformation trends are continuing to change various industries in the world and it’s safe to say that the latest achievements in technology are literally revolutionizing government institutions. Federal, state and local governments are relying on modern technology to provide their citizens with better living conditions. In fact, these entities realized that things like the internet of things and automation can improve not only the lives of their citizens but almost every other aspect of life such as workplace efficiency.

7 Reasons to Invest in Custom Mobile App Development

November 16, 2018 No Comments

It is becoming increasingly common for today’s businesses to make many of their services available online. From providing customers access to FAQs to offering a way to make purchases online, even the smallest shop understands the importance of doing business online. However, most small businesses also understand just how beneficial mobile apps are and if you have any doubts whatsoever, here are seven reasons to invest in mobile app development for your company.

4 Reasons You Should Build Mobile Audit Apps

November 16, 2018 No Comments

Even in 2018, over 70% of audits are still carried out using pen and paper and and manual checklists and forms. The number of organizations we have seen who are photocopying and physically transferring pieces of crumpled paper between staff is still surprising. In today’s world, a single weak link could lead to potentially disastrous consequences. It could mean non compliance and hefty fines or could even prove dangerous for the safety of consumers or employees.

How IT Managers Can Build IT Resilience

November 16, 2018 No Comments

The pace of change in IT is accelerating. As businesses strive to become more agile and implement digital strategies to drive customer engagement and growth, the pace of change–and the associated pressure–has increased. IT teams must adopt new technologies to keep up with business requirements, while maintaining a stable, secure infrastructure that withstands change without disruption in service. In other words, IT organizations need to build resilience.

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What You Should Know About WiFi Security

November 14, 2018 No Comments

WiFi networks are here to stay. The convenience and flexibility they offer make them extremely appealing for both home and business implementations. If you are responsible for the wireless network in your home or office you need to be concerned with WiFi security. Wireless networks are inherently more vulnerable than traditional wired networks. They can be attacked from a distance with no warning until a break-in occurs. The same flexibility that makes WiFi popular is also its most dangerous characteristic. Anyone within range of your signal can conceivably access your network.

Mystery Brand of e-commerce and case opening – DrakeMall.com Review

November 13, 2018 No Comments

The word ‘Mystery’ is hardly heard in the field of e-commerce. However, there is one such e-commerce website which, due to its unnatural features and functionality, has come out as a mystery box among all the relative websites. The website name, you might have heard of it, is DrakeMall. While, almost, on all the e-commerce websites, you browse for products and buy them for the listed price. In DrakeMall you can buy the same products but at a price drastically lower than the market price of the product. It is because of this that a major part of the online shoppers has conceived DrakeMall to be unsafe and illegitimate. We reviewed DrakeMall and with this DrakeMall review, we can conclude that DrakeMall is true, safe and legit.

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Consoles vs PC: Which is Best for You?

November 13, 2018 No Comments

The topic of consoles versus PC is a hot debate that has raged on since the dawn of time. The debate is further compounded by the existence of several console brands, with their own loyal following. Spend some time on any video game community and you’ll see casual terms thrown around like “PC master race” (implying PC is best), “Sony fanboy”, “Xbone” (implying Microsoft ‘boned’ their customers with the Xbox’s hardware limitations).

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The Benefits of Using an Industrial Computer

November 13, 2018 No Comments

In many different industries such as medical, food and pharmaceutical, industrial computers are vital to help with everyday tasks that your standard computer just would not be able to do. Below, we are taking you through the many great benefits of using an industrial computer and why your business needs one.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

November 13, 2018 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

Expert Tips For Maximizing The Power of Amazon Redshift Spectrum

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Redshift Spectrum is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision-making. This fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud allows organizations to run complex queries on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Help increase performance and potentially reduce the cost of your queries with Amazon Redshift. Download your complimentary ebook and get ten valuable tips on using Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift.

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