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IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

with Dale Kim, MapR Technologies
In this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today.
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream
In this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming.
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New Report Indicates Traditional, Automated Services Remain Atop a Fragmented Answering Services Industry

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Despite significant advancements in the answering services industry, particularly with the growth of live virtual receptionists and internet-platform answering services, the industry still somewhat lives in the past. “If people think about an answering service they kind of still think that there’s one person sitting by one telephone trying to answer phones,” said Dan L’Heureux, Executive Director of the Southern Telemessaging Association, who frames the archetype of the answering services industry as existing in an age before cell phones and the Internet.

IBM Named a Leader in Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solutions

December 1, 2016 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Forrester Researchnamed IBM a leader in its recent report, The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q4 2016. Forrester analyzed and scored numerous API management solutions and identified IBM as a “leader” for offering broad and deep functionality. This included creating business agility, adapting to constant change and responding to new and changing competition across a wide range of unpredictable scenarios.

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Ingram Micro Cloud Launches Fully Automated IBM Connections Services to Accelerate Cloud Reseller Growth

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the addition of IBM Connections to the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, a leading automated cloud services platform that allows resellers to purchase, provision, manage, and invoice cloud technology with confidence and ease. Built on a single, open cloud platform, IBM Connections is a comprehensive digital business platform that offers collaboration tools designed to help companies increase productivity, augment decision-making, and become a digital business.

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Marketing content based on the audience psychology is the new SEO technique

December 1, 2016 No Comments

SEO campaigns have to be liked by search engines as well by the audience. Google too attaches lot of importance to what the audience likes. This is the reason that content is at the heart of SEO campaigns and how good you are in content marketing is critical for SEO success. In order to make content likeable for the audience it is necessary to study the minds of the audience closely. Content has to be developed and presented in a way that attracts the audience. Read on to know more about ways of knowing the mind of the audience.

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Interested in a Career in Social Business? Read This

December 1, 2016 No Comments

The goal of most business endeavors is simple: to make money above and beyond the initial investment. The vast majority of businesses adhere to this simple principle and attempt to achieve both clout and viability by ensuring that the business brings in more money than it spends. Conventional business wisdom would find it difficult to accept a business model that does not earn a profit, but various businesses like do exist. One such type is known as social business, which has a primary goal of affecting change in the world. If you’re interested in a career in business but also want to do social good in the process, then continue reading to find out more.

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What CIOs Can Learn From SMBs About Creating Value

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Organizations are harnessing mobile devices to change the way they work. To explore this issue, Deloitte recently released its 2016-2017 Global CIO Survey. The firm surveyed or interviewed 1,217 global CIOs, a process that helped shed light on a CIO’s ability to create value for the business. The survey noted that this digital shift requires large transformations in back-end technologies, legacy IT systems, IT culture, skills and capabilities – and that CIOs are better positioned than any other occupant of the C-suite to drive digital across the entire organization.

Yellowfin launches analytics industry’s first virtualized integrated Data Preparation Module

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has launched the first ever integrated and virtualized Data Preparation Module for analytics. Data preparation describes the process of transforming data into consistent formats suitable for exploration, analysis and report building.

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Approximate budget to develop a Magento eCommerce Store

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Which is the best platform to build an eCommerce website, is the principal thing that strikes your mind in the event that you are wanting to open up an online store. There is an extensive variety of eCommerce platform accessible today. The size and usefulness of a web based business eCommerce website is the deciding consider picking the right platform.

6 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Inspire You

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Though artificial intelligence hasn’t yet developed virtual assistants with the complexity of Samantha or sentient robots to do all our cleaning, devices in the home keep getting smarter. Today, we have robots that vacuum our floors and kettles that can be set to boil on a schedule. With the Internet of Things (IoT), home gadgets are making our lives easier, saving us money, and even helping us have more fun.

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Empowering vSAN for Enterprise Storage

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Experts estimate that at least 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. That’s an astronomical amount of data to be stored. One study revealed that managing storage growth is the dominant pain point for 79 percent of IT professionals. To help remedy this situation, VMware released its virtual SAN in March of 2014. Almost three years after its introduction, where is it now?

Decision-making in Today’s Digital Age

November 30, 2016 No Comments

The speed of technological advancements has heralded an era where consumers are bombarded with new offerings of products, services, and even new types of work. Hyper-connectivity and the mobile workforce have made it even easier for consumers to switch products or services and for employees to move from one company to another.

3 Reasons Why Companies Fire Their IT Service Providers

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Retention is often talked about among IT professionals and organizations, given the ongoing transformations in the industry – which show no signs of slowing down. As outdated practices are replaced with newer technology trends, IT providers that aren’t agile enough to adapt their service offerings to the modern IT climate may get the boot from their customers. More often, IT providers find themselves fired for reasons related to the relationship, rather than the quality of the service itself.

CAMBIUM NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW EPMP ELEVATE PLATFORM, ADDING NEW CAPABILITIES TO EXISTING WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORKS

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Tweet SOURCE: Cambium Networks ROLLING MEADOWS, IL, November 30, 2016 — Cambium Networks, a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced ePMP™ Elevate, a software solution allowing outdoor wireless broadband networks to gain the powerful signature capabilities of Cambium Networks’ ePMP platform, including frequency reuse enabled by GPS Synchronization and Smart Beamforming, even on […]

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IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

November 29, 2016 No Comments

with Dale Kim, MapR TechnologiesIn this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today. Read More >>>

What to Expect from a Masters of Science in Computers Degree

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Are you thinking about going into a tech career that will pay really well and always keep you on your toes as new advancements come about? Well, first off, you want to look into the best schools that are offering online computer information systems degrees and master of science in computer information systems degrees. Beyond that, continue reading to learn a bit more about what you should expect from this type of degree program.

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The Ultimate IT Survival Guide: Surviving Impossible Situations

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Ever watch one of your favorite action movies and wonder how its stars could possibly do all that? Is it possible to jump from a moving car, for example, and survive, let alone get up and run wildly away? Or, do you get the heebie-jeebies when, near the climax of the movie Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, is handcuffed to a pole and you wonder how you would get yourself out of a similar situation?

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Taneja: The Role of Storage for today’s mid-sized workloads

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Myths prevail in the IT industry just as they do in every other facet of life. One common myth is that mid-sized workloads, exemplified by smaller versions of mission critical applications, are only to be found in mid-size companies. The reality is mid-sized workloads exist in businesses of all sizes.

Edison Group: IBM FlashSystem:
Powering the Future of IT

November 28, 2016 No Comments

The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.

Powering the High Performance Hybrid Cloud

November 28, 2016 No Comments

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018. IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment, which means they already have made some initial investments in this technology. Skyrocketing demand for cloud services has brought many different types of technology suppliers into the cloud IT services delivery game, ratchet-ing up competition.

Kaltura Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management for Fourth Consecutive Year

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Kaltura Inc., the leading video technology provider, was positioned as a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management [1]. Kaltura is positioned the furthest for “Completeness of Vision”. This is the fourth year in a row that Kaltura has been cited as a Leader in this report, and the second consecutive year as furthest in “Completeness of Vision”.

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Technology as Christmas Gifts: What you should know before gifting a smartphone to your child this holiday season

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Let’s face it. Smartphones make our lives convenient, so it shouldn’t surprise us when kids want in on the action too. Here is Gabriella van Rij—international kindness activist, author, and speaker—on the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding gifting smartphones and other digital devices to children as a holiday gift.

Infographic: Why Are IT Audits So Important?

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Regular audits are key to improving performance in all industries and can facilitate the achievement of many goals that a particular may have in their sights. One of the main reasons that audits should be out on a regular basis is to ensure that corporate quality management systems are ISO 9001 compliant. There are four main phases to an internal audit: Preparation, Performance, Reporting and following up. The first two of these phases can be broken down into a series of smaller steps.

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IBM Triples Cloud Data Center Capacity in the UK

November 22, 2016 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is adding four new cloud data centers infused with cognitive intelligence in the UK, to keep pace with growing client demand. The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK.

News

How Secure is Your Client Data?

November 22, 2016 No Comments

Most of us hand over confidential information to professionals without giving it a second thought. Your accountant probably knows all about your finances and your doctor has a comprehensive record of every illness you ever had. Would you want this information entering the public domain? Probably not. Luckily there are many ways to keep confidential data safe and secure. In this article, we are going to look at the most common ones.

Is Your Website Ready for Black Friday?

November 22, 2016 No Comments

When running an e-commerce website, downtime is the equivalent of locking your doors to the public. Not only are you not doing business, but you’re also actively pushing your customers into the arms of the competition. Amazon found that every 100 milliseconds of downtime cost them one percent in sales, and Google found that an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped site traffic by 20 percent. Slow performance affects everything from individual transactions to customer retention, and ultimately revenue. E-commerce businesses simply cannot afford to suffer a slip in performance.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

November 22, 2016 No Comments

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s UstreamIn this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming. Read More >>>

Big Data Can Save Lives – We Just Need to Use It

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Big data is something most of us associate with business servers and storage, but it is becoming a very important driver of almost every field. It doesn’t matter if you’re in business, manufacturing, research and development, or any field in between, big data is likely part of your strategy.

Blogs, Featured Blogs

Big Data Improvements in the Health Care Industry

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Big data offers access to previously raw or hidden data that can be used to discover valuable insights that increase preventable care, enhance patient engagement and improve patient quality of life. According to Forbes magazine, big data offers the solutions that health care organizations need as they continue to shift to value-based, patient-based models of proactive care. Big data provides health care executives with actionable insights for creating more efficient operations and effective systems.

How to Keep Your Company Safe from the Threat of Ransomware

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Not long after its debut in 2009, The Good Wife earned a reputation as the most tech-savvy show on television. Twitter, Anonymous, and Bitcoin are all featured prominently in legal cases tackled by the show’s lawyers. It’s one of the few TV shows to portray the very real problem of ransomware. In a 2014 episode, Russian cyberextortionists encrypt all the files on the computer system of a law firm. The extortionists tell the firm that if they don’t receive a $50,000 ransom within 72 hours, all the data will be destroyed.

We May Be Able to Teach Cars to Drive; but Can We Teach Them to Be Ethical?

November 21, 2016 No Comments

The idea of a self-driving car seems perfect in theory. Fatalities have been a tragic reality ever since driving became widespread, so it’s easy to understand why an autonomous car, one that eliminates the chance of fatal consequences caused by human errors of neglect and distraction, would appeal to so many, not to mention that naturally safer driving records would be more likely to have low insurance premiums. However, some have expressed concern that self-driving cars will not be able to come up to snuff in one crucial area: ethics.

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