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MapR and C3 IoT Partner to Accelerate the Development of Artificial Intelligence and IoT Applications

September 26, 2017 No Comments

MapR Technologies, Inc., a leader in delivering one platform for all types of data across every cloud, and C3 IoT, the leading AI and IoT software platform for digital transformation, are partnering to provide an end-to-end solution for AI and/or IoT applications. Announced at Strata Data Conference, this partnership will address the large and growing market opportunity for a new generation of enterprise software that requires intelligent applications based on AI and IoT.

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IT Briefcase Interview: Thoughts on the Huawei-Microsoft Partnership Announcement

September 26, 2017 No Comments

Microsoft Corporation and Chinese tech giant, Huawei recently announced forming a strategic partnership that will bring more of Microsoft’s enterprise applications to the Huawei cloud ecosystem. The announcement has sent ripples across the technology space, as it potentially signifies a new breed of techno-symbiosis. What will be the outcome of this partnership, only time will tell. To discuss the scenarios likely to ensue, is Atlantic.Net’s CEO, Manoj Puranik.

7 Measures Businesses Should Apply to Increase their Cybersecurity

September 26, 2017 No Comments

It seems like there isn’t a single company that doesn’t rely on various online services and web-based applications and technologies to carry out various day-to-day tasks. Whether it’s advertising, buying or selling, identifying a new market, communicating with partners, suppliers, vendors, and customers or something simple as completing a bank transaction, the internet is becoming an integral part of a smooth-functioning business.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Market trends, Innovation and Cloud Managed Printing

September 26, 2017 No Comments

with Henning Volkmer, Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc.In this interview, Henning Volkmer, president and CEO for ThinPrint Inc., shares his insights on market trends, innovation and the possibilities of cloud managed printing. Read More >>>

Increased Recognition of Cybersecurity Spurs Investment, but May Ignore Internal Risk

September 22, 2017 No Comments

The recent global cybersecurity history is pockmarked with incidents that have grabbed global headlines, produced outrage, and caused political strife. What’s more, the cyberattacks listed above are distinct in their size, source, and categorization. WannaCry and NotPetya were large-scale ransomware attacks. Equifax suffered a breach from hackers exploiting an outdated patch in their web application framework. And, Parliament, the DNC, and the Clinton campaign were all penetrated through email phishing scams.

How IT Departments Can Create Better Websites and Manage Them More Efficiently

September 22, 2017 No Comments

Over the past few years, businesses of all sizes have come to realize that a website needs to be much more than something attractive to the eye. Stability and functionality are essential requirements, especially as demands on modern websites become increasingly varied and complicated. DRUD Tech’s CEO Steven Grandchamp provides his thoughts on how IT departments can create better websites and manage them more efficiently and effectively.

Apttus Unveils the First Intelligent Enterprise Contract Management Platform Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

September 21, 2017 No Comments

Apttus, which provides the first and only integrated platform to combine end-to-end Quote-to-Cash business process automation and Contract Lifecycle Management with behavior applications and artificial intelligence to enable customers to maximize revenue, today unveiled Apttus Contract Management with Artificial Intelligence (AI). The addition of Artificial Intelligence to Apttus’ leading Contract Management product offers legal departments numerous benefits, including reductions in contract cycle time, enhanced agreement risk management, and the automation of third-party paper.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Using Device-native Capabilities to Secure Devices with Mobility Strategies

September 21, 2017 No Comments

with Henning Volkmer, Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc.In this interview, Henning Volkmer, president and CEO of Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc., shares his thoughts on using device-native capabilities to secure devices implementing productive mobility strategies, as well the benefits, simplicity and cost savings a cloud-based approach offers. Read More >>>

How to Deploy a Virtual Network Without Trouble

September 21, 2017 No Comments

Installing the right network and keeping it current to fit the needs of your organization can be a challenge that might not seem easy. With different network options developing rapidly alongside breakthrough technologies, organizations are faced with the decision as to which changes will be made to their networks in order to stay current and productive.

WatchGuard Updates Detection and Automatic Remediation Capabilities with Next-Generation Sandboxing

September 21, 2017 No Comments

WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced feature updates to its cloud-based Threat Detection and Response (TDR) service for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), distributed enterprises, and managed security service providers (MSSPs). The service correlates network and endpoint security events with threat intelligence to detect, prioritize and enable immediate action to stop malware attacks.

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ScaleArc Upgrades Its Software to Support Microsoft Azure SQL Database

September 20, 2017 No Comments

ScaleArc, a leading provider of database load balancing software, announced today that it has integrated its ScaleArc for SQL Server software with Microsoft Azure SQL Database. Customers of Microsoft Azure Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) software can now benefit from the seamless scale out, faster application performance, and high availability features of the ScaleArc software. With this enhancement, customers can now take advantage of the flexibility and simplicity of Azure SQL Database with no application code changes.

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CloudJumper Launches Customer Management Module Within the my.CloudJumper Partner Portal

September 20, 2017 No Comments

After onboarding and configuring customer accounts at an unprecedented rate over the last year, this update empowers its MSP partners with the ability to manage their entire WaaS business from a single interface. The new capability is a milestone for the company as it achieves the goal of building my.CloudJumper as the industry’s first ground-to-cloud portal to help IT service providers deliver the most feature-rich WaaS environments for end customers in a cost-effective and timely manner.

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How the Multiplayer Online Gaming World Has Evolved

September 19, 2017 No Comments

You may wonder what the difference between a MOBA and an actionRTS (or sometimes, ARTS) is, or what on earth DOTA stands for. What you may know, even if you are struggling with all of these terms, is that many of the games in the online multiplayer sphere now are played at a professional level, falling under the broad title of e-sports. But what is it that makes these games so good people want to actually develop professional careers playing them?

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Growing and Continuous Threat of Ransomware

September 18, 2017 No Comments

with Linus Chang, BackupAssistIn today’s exclusive IT Briefcase interview, BackupAssist’s CEO, Linus Chang, shares his thoughts on the growing and continuous threat of ransomware, not only across enterprise environments, but the small-to-medium business (SMB) space as well. Read More >>>

The Benefits of the Collaboration Between Max Polykov’s Noosphere Ventures and FAI Starts Manifesting

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Noosphere Ventures went into a very detailed collaborative deal with World Air Sports Federation (FAI) to make the latter the official technical partner to the former on February 2, 2017. The people that signed the pact were the Managing Partner to Noosphere Ventures, Max Polyakov, and the president and secretary of FAI, Frits Brink and Susanne Schödel respectively. Through the agreement, the body that has existed for more than a century will see its scoring system, digital systems, and event handling, updated.

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The Importance of a Safe and Effective Workplace

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Having a safe and effective workplace is great for every business. No matter whether you’re in construction or in an office, the workspace needs to be somewhere your employees enjoy being in and one that they feel safe being in. Having a safe workspace means adhering to the rules and regulations and always putting safety measures as a priority. Having an effective workspace means having one that your employees like being in – meaning it looks great, is comfortable, and has simple amenities like a fridge and microwave so that they can eat properly.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Enterprise IT Challenges in the Cloud

September 15, 2017 No Comments

with Patrick Carey, Black Duck SoftwareIn this interview, Patrick Carey, VP of Product at Black Duck Software, gives his perspective the Equifax data breach and how to protect privacy moving forward. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Equifax Data Breach – Protecting Privacy and Avoiding a PR Nightmare

September 15, 2017 No Comments

with Patrick Carey, Black Duck SoftwareIn this interview, Patrick Carey, VP of Product at Black Duck Software, gives his perspective the Equifax data breach and how to protect privacy moving forward. Read More >>>

Converged Application and Infrastructure Performance Management in IT Transformation

September 14, 2017 No Comments

A converged APM/IPM solution can facilitate true root-cause analysis from an end-to-end IT service perspective, inclusive of both supporting and customer-facing IT services, as well as across multiple service lifecycle stages. Director of Product Marketing for eG Innovations John Worthington, shares his thoughts on how a converged APM/IPM solution can be leveraged effectively across the service lifecycle.

IT Pros: How Well Do You Know Them?

September 14, 2017 No Comments

Today’s evolving business landscape heavily impacts roles inside an organization, regardless of where you sit. But no role has been more influenced by this new business reality than IT professionals, who are not only tasked with their core roles and responsibilities of maintaining complex IT environments, but also with educating end-users and solving end-user and business problems, among many other tasks. Further, technologies that drive digital transformation—automation, machine learning, and analytics—are placing additional pressures on IT professionals to develop their skills in these areas. Finally, the looming threat of security breaches forces IT professionals to work long hours to ensure their environments are as secure as possible.

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Too Many Apps? Here’s How to Kick App Addiction

September 13, 2017 No Comments

As a busy mom, you are always looking for tips that will help you stay organized and on top of your endless to-do list. One way that you may have done this is to install a variety of apps on your phone. From the scheduling app and the financial app to the homework reminder app, cooking app, shopping app and myriad other app choices, chances are your phone now has dozens of apps that are designed to be helpful.

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5 Business Strategies that Can Be Helped by Technology

September 13, 2017 No Comments

If you want your business to be a success, it’s important that you have a clear strategy. This is the best way to ensure that you and your employees always know what to do. Instead of stumbling around in different directions, you will benefit from maintaining a strong focus on the future. When you are formulating your business strategies, you will need to weigh up the pros and cons involved.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Research on Service Desks & Multilingual Support

September 13, 2017 No Comments

As our world continues to shrink, languages are becoming more important to service desks and helpdesks. The focus is on how organizations can better support stakeholders across all languages and communications channels. To better understand this topic, Lionbridge and HDI conducted a survey of nearly 400 service desks and helpdesks in 30 countries. Tom Tseki, Vice President and General Manager of GeoFluent & Customer Care Solutions at Lionbridge, shared the findings with IT Briefcase.

IBM Expands Certified Public Cloud Infrastructure for SAP HANA®

September 12, 2017 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the availability of new SAP-certified bare metal servers for SAP HANA® platform deployments in the IBM Cloud and new configurations for VMware environments. The new cloud infrastructure-as-a-service solutions are designed to give enterprises the power and performance they need to manage their mission-critical applications running on SAP HANA.

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Energy Vision orders Flexenclosure’s eSite x10 hybrid power system for Burkina Faso rollout

September 12, 2017 No Comments

Energy Vision, the leading telecom ESCO in Africa,has ordered over a hundred units of Flexenclosure’seSite x10 – the world’s first hybrid power system purpose-built for outdoor telecom sites and to outdoor telecom standards – for a large rollout of cell site power systems in Burkina Faso, to be utilised by a major pan-African mobile operator.

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Why Are Windows 10 Migrations Picking Up Speed?

September 12, 2017 No Comments

Last year, few IT professionals believed they would be close to completing their migration to Windows 10 by this time. Some even estimated that they wouldn’t be at the halfway mark. Given the scale of this mission—migrating thousands of systems without business interruption—this conservative outlook is perhaps understandable.

Secure Payments “On The Go” With Blockchain Technology From ZF, UBS and IBM

September 12, 2017 No Comments

ZF, UBS and IBM (NYSE: IBM) will soon be jointly developing an open automotive transaction platform for mobility services based on blockchain technology. Car eWallet has the potential to radically change the way manufacturers, suppliers and service providers process digital transactions and considerably simplify the use of vehicle services.

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Smart Home Appliances and You

September 11, 2017 No Comments

The recent rumor that iRobot had engaged in talks with Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet to sell the data its Roomba vacuum cleaner gathers caused widespread privacy concerns. Roomba maps homes — the spatial dimensions of rooms and distances between furniture and other objects — and the data it collects would be valuable to any of the major players battling to control the smart home.

Customers of the World’s Largest Organizations continue to suffer from Cyber Attacks

September 11, 2017 No Comments

Every day, there appear new pieces of evidence that the world’s Cyber Security (CS) industry still does not correspond to the required levels of safety. Moreover, there is no agency that would be able to eliminate the detected vulnerabilities and resolve the related problems in tight deadlines. As a result, many people have already become victims of hackers, internet offenders who abuse their financial or personal data for personal benefit or just for fun.

Top 10 Free Website Creators for Beginners

September 11, 2017 No Comments

Gone are the days when personal websites were accessibly only to large household-name brands. Nowadays, professionals like graphic designers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, graphic designers, small business owners, and industry experts, can all experience the benefits of having their own web page. You might be wondering, is this really necessary? The answer is a resounding yes! When beginners have their own website, it enables them to solidify a digital footprint. Even a basicsite can prove invaluable later on for building awareness, gaining new leads, increasing traffic, and generating sales.

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