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Why Scalability Matters in Today’s Ecommerce Marketplace

July 20, 2017 No Comments

Launching and operating a successful ecommerce store requires keeping an eye on many different metrics at once. You’ve got your ROIs, CTRs, AOVs and on and on and on, just to name a few of the acronyms your team deals with on a daily basis. However, within all of that, nothing will throw a monkey wrench into the works of your ecommerce operation faster than a platform that’s not scalable. After all, online stores aren’t static, predictable entities. This is why scalability matters more than ever in today’s competitive ecommerce marketplace.

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Going beyond the plug-ins: why you need an advanced Magento fraud protection solution

July 20, 2017 No Comments

Online retailers are constantly on the front line of a revolution in retail and at the fulcrum of a balancing act between giving their customers a great online shopping experience and preventing fraud. This is no easy task, mainly because the chip and pin credit cards mandated by the new EMV standard are clamping down on Card Present Fraud (in person transactions), forcing criminals to move to Card Not Present (CNP) transactions.

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On the Dock and on the Books – Paying Ransom to Law-Breaking Hackers

July 19, 2017 No Comments

So-called “ransomware” has been making headlines again, most recently with the WannaCry malware. The computer code encrypts files on computers, making them inaccessible to the owners. A certain sum of money, usually in the form of Bitcoin, is demanded by the attacker in exchange for being sent the “key” needed to decrypt the files. The malware can infiltrate any type of device connected to the internet: servers, desktop computers and laptops, even smartphones.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Become a Cloud Catalyst, Not a Cloud Road Block

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Brian Kelly, CloudGenaIn this interview, Brian Kelly, CEO & Founder of CloudGenera provides insights on the current challenges in selecting the right cloud solution to satisfy businesses specific individual needs, and how CloudGenera is helping companies, like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), overcome them. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Security Jiu-Jitsu

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Jack Kudale, LaceworkIn this interview, Lacework CEO Jack Kudale discusses the challenges of cloud computing today and how to overcome cloud security challenges. Read More >>>

Best Practices in Device Migration: Two Scalable Strategies

July 19, 2017 No Comments

IT professionals know data migration projects are as unavoidable as they are unenjoyable. Whether planned (device refresh cycles or OS updates) or unplanned (ransomware, spilled coffee, or a failed drive), there’s a constant need to move end-user data from an old device to a new or reimaged one. These common projects have unfortunate impact: draining IT budget, time, user productivity, and even putting end-user data at risk of loss. Organizations will get more of the same unless they replace cumbersome one-to-one migration processes with more scalable alternatives that minimize IT costs, limit end-user burden, and mitigate the risk of data loss.

Stages of Network Automation

July 18, 2017 No Comments

Larry Wall, the creator of Perl™, once said the three attributes of a great programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. Automation allows you to indulge in all three, as long as you don’t mind the work, know that it may take some time to perfect, and can admit that you may not be as good at automation when you first start out as you think you’ll be.

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dinCloud’s New Virtual Robot Improves Quality Assurance and Customer Experience in SAP, Salesforce, Sage, and Microsoft Dynamics

July 18, 2017 No Comments

dinCloud today announced the availability of a full-service virtual robot. Dubbed “James”, the virtual robot runs in the cloud, as a service, and requires no coding or configuration by customers. James will help organizations deliver a better customer experience to employees and customers.

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Fireside Chat: How to Think “Unicorn”

July 18, 2017 No Comments

Mohit Aron knows scale. He was one of the key engineers who developed the Google File System that sits at the heart of Google’s infrastructure today. He was the co-founder and CTO of Nutanix, a company that pioneered “hyperconvergence” in the storage industry and filed a $6 billion IPO last year, and he’s now the founder and CEO of Cohesity, a hot startup that’s reinventing secondary storage through hyperconvergence. Mohit has raised $160 million so far from top investors in Silicon Valley, and his company is growing at a fast clip.

First Comes Cyberattacks, Then Comes Business Losses

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Any business that is at the receiving end of a cyberattack will have its fill of distractions to stem the course of the attack while recovering lost or frozen data and mollifying customers whose personal information might have been compromised. Many targeted businesses, however, subsequently discover that a cyberattack and its consequences are only the beginning of their problems.

What’s Ahead for Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Many analysts are quick to weigh in on analytics and business intelligence (BI). A Gartner report predicts that by 2018, more than half of large organizations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms, especially as the firm sees analytics as the fastest growing segment of the BI market. Analytics simultaneously drives business transformation, becoming the core of business data today. But what will analytics look like in the future, and what impact will this have on BI?

How Big Data is Changing the Entertainment Industry

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Big data and analytics play an increasingly key role in the development of the entertainment and leisure industries. Today, we have more statistics at our fingertips than ever before, with vast data volumes continuously building up online daily through smartphones, social media, and many other platforms and applications. As a result, there are some significant benefactors within the entertainment industry when it comes to leveraging big data, resulting in increased profitability and improved connections and experiences with users and customers.

Atlantic.Net Announces Managed Hosting Solutions Backed by Trend Micro’s World-Class Security Suite

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Today, Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud hosting solutions provider, announced it will now offer its Managed Hosting Solutions backed by a world-class security suite from Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions. As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of its clients, Atlantic.Net will now offer Trend Micro’s Deep Security Suite, which protects millions of physical, virtual, and cloud servers around the world.

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Simple Secrets of Successful Knowledge Management

July 13, 2017 No Comments

Knowledge that doesn’t serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises need to organize, manage and offer it in the best way possible. Fortunately, the best way isn’t a Herculean task when you employ simple tricks to build a profound knowledge base (KB). A sound knowledge base eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge and improves the support process. With that in mind, consider these best practices to help build a successful knowledge base.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Application Delivery in a Modern Network Infrastructure

July 13, 2017 No Comments

he modern network isn’t all based in a static data center. Rather it combines self-managed data centers, clouds for storage and computation, and content delivery networks for delivery. Where once a monolithic application delivery controller (ADC) acted as the master decision-maker for all load balancing, today organizations increasingly use software-based ADC solutions, caching servers, and open-source local traffic manager like NGINX.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How All-flash Storage Helps Retailers Stay Competitive

July 12, 2017 No Comments

with Sundip Arora, KaminarioIn this interview, Kaminario, shares his take on how this rapid increase in retail technology means retailers must implement a solid storage backbone to handle the exponential growth of data and stay ahead of their competition. Read More >>>

Red Hat Introduces Next Generation of OpenShift Online Public Cloud Offering

July 12, 2017 No Comments

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry’s first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the award-winning Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to more quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a public cloud environment.

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OpenText Launches New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform to Enable Business Insight

July 12, 2017 No Comments

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced the availability of OpenText Magellan, the company’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. OpenText Magellan is a flexible AI and analytics platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analysis and the capabilities to acquire, merge, manage and analyze Big Data and Big Content.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How Automation and Machine Learning Are Solving the Technology Staffing Crunch

July 11, 2017 No Comments

with Gabby Nizri, AyehuIn this interview,Gabby Nizri, Co-Founder and CEO of Ayehu Inc., discusses how automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are being used as a force multiplier to help organizations overcome the staffing crunch and operate at peak performance. Read More >>>

Information Builders Introduces Design Thinking for BI and Analytics

July 11, 2017 No Comments

New York, NY, July 10, 2017 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that the company has developed its own brand of process innovation via the well-known Design Thinking methodology. The approach enables customers to improve and optimize their BI and analytics projects, empowering them to research, design, and build tailored WebFOCUS applications that deliver on user needs and drive higher ROI.

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The Data Proves It: First Case Starts And Turnover Time Are Not Your Best Metrics

July 10, 2017 No Comments

As a perioperative business manager for almost a decade, I’ve seen dozens of operating room efficiency improvement projects and benchmarks that focus heavily on first case delays and turnover times. On the surface, that makes sense; if the first case doesn’t start on time, it has a snowball effect on the rest of the day. Turnover delays have a similar effect.

Can You Launch a Tech Startup without Technical Knowledge?

July 10, 2017 No Comments

Whenever there is a talk about tech startups everyone instantly imagines Silicon Valley geniuses who, although perhaps dropped out of a college, have coding at their fingertips. Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to be an IT engineer or a programmer to launch an app or a web service. It may take a lot of work on your side and stubborn persistence, but it is definitely possible. A partner with technical expertise would make things much easier, but it isn’t necessary. Prepare for a good share of rough patches and bumps along the road, but with a clearly defined idea and a dedicated team, you will be able to tap into this lucrative industry.

Big Data, Einstein and the Definition of Madness

July 10, 2017 No Comments

Now, while there’s some debate about whether Einstein did or did not give us this well-worn aphorism, there’s little doubt that whoever did come up with it was NOT talking about Big Data! And yet, I think it’s an entirely appropriate observation to make about the state of the Big Data industry right now.

Technology That Is Changing the Nature of Medicine

July 10, 2017 No Comments

The field of biomedical research is huge and ever expanding. As industry, in particular, the tech industry, contributes more and more funding and patents for medical firms to use, there are now technologies available that were completely unthinkable just a few decades ago. Technology has had an impact on the medical field in other less direct ways too, from the ability to study for nursing degrees remotely and even consult with patients remotely using webcams.

India Sees Transformation Happening Thanks to Geographic Information System

July 10, 2017 No Comments

It seems as though India is in the middle of a digital transformation thanks to the geographic information system that is leading a number of big initiatives in the country. Initiatives such as Smart Cities Mission and Digital India are threatening to change how business is being conducted and push the country into a high-tech future.

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Prefabrication – The Winning Formula for Edge Data Centers

July 6, 2017 No Comments

Here’s the issue… in order to meet the demands of enterprises outsourcing to the cloud, or indeed end consumers wanting a faster more seamless experience when using social media or content streaming services, most of the existing hyperscale data centres are too far away from users in Tier 2 or 3 cities and certainly too far from emerging economies, with the result that latency increases and user experience suffers.

Are You Overlooking This Technology to Improve Security and Cost Savings?

July 6, 2017 No Comments

You probably don’t give much thought to your organization’s office printing expenses. It’s not sexy, and it’s perceived by many people as “free.” However, you might want to think twice about this. For many companies, printing is one of the highest ongoing expense categories.

7 Hidden Dangers of Using Outdated Tools in Business

July 6, 2017 No Comments

One of the most imperative aspects that define the success of a business is the state of its systems and the tools it utilises. The significance of using state-of-the-art tools in business is paramount as it can ultimately affect the performance and productivity of your team. Tools can either make or break a company, depending on their state and contribution to the accomplishment of everyday goals. For example, some businesses are still running the latest programs on old operating systems as ‘they work just fine.’ Others are investing in state-of-the-art systems and technology that works ‘better’ and provides them with a clear edge.

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Make Sense of Your Data with IT Analytics

July 6, 2017 No Comments

The reality of data ubiquity is here—data is buried in operational statistics, machine logs, stacks of overflowing tickets and customer details, among other things. How can any user get valuable information amid this rapid influx of data? Imagine a situation where your firm’s revenue takes a hit owing to an unexpected failure in some business process. It would be a nightmare for IT admins to sift through the interminable piles of data to deduce exactly why and where the problem occurred. To save time and their sanity, they need a solution that instantly analyzes data and detects the problem for them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Digital Collaboration – Shaping the Enterprise’s Evolution

June 29, 2017 No Comments

with Daisy Hernandez, SAPIn this interview, VP of Product Management for SAP Jam Collaboration, Daisy Hernandez, shares her thoughts on how the adoption and application of digital collaboration are shaping the evolution of the enterprise. Read More >>>

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