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Software Confessions from Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, and Capital One

February 22, 2017 No Comments

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it?

Upgrade Your Skills Anytime, Anyplace, With Online Learning Platforms

February 22, 2017 No Comments

It’s considered essential for today’s employees and job seekers to keep their skill sets current and to possess a broad range of talents if they want to be able to pick and choose the best jobs.

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Protect against the biggest threat in network security – your employees

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Alison, a free e-learning platform focused on workplace skills, has launched a new course on Computer Network Security. Coming off the back of an IDC forecast at the end of 2016 that claimed spending on cybersecurity will grow to $101 billion by 2020, the course offers employers who are concerned about online attacks the opportunity to educate their employees at no charge.

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Five Best Analytics Practices to Ensure the Injured Worker Comes First

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Putting the injured worker first is key to the “advocacy-based claims model,” which puts the worker at the center of all activity. “It focuses on improving the injured worker’s experience. Until now, most employers have focused on corporate outcomes. Goals such as cutting costs and reducing days lost. But experts now say focusing on the worker can improve all outcomes.”

Top Five Ways Marketing Teams Benefit from Box

February 21, 2017 No Comments

To create a success, marketing teams have to move fast! Moving the business forward means completing the next project, campaign or launch flawlessly. But keeping every stakeholder aligned and informed has never been easy. Read this article to discover top five ways marketing teams benefit from using Box.

Forrester: The Total Economic Impact Of Box’s Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration Platform

February 21, 2017 No Comments

What’s the true cost of collaboration? A better question might be: What’s the cost of NOT collaborating? Read this report to learn about the cost, success factors and return on investment of using Box’s cloud-based content collaboration solution. See how effective content collaboration translates into a competitive business advantage.

Forrester TAP: Meet Changing Business Needs With Modern ECM Platforms

February 21, 2017 No Comments

This informative Forrester Consulting study explores the hypothesis that modern businesses require enterprise content management (ECM) platforms that can offer faster deployment capabilities and operational flexibility in order to meet their shifting business objectives.

SolarWinds Unveils the Next Generation of IT Troubleshooting at Cisco Live EMEA 2017

February 21, 2017 No Comments

February 20, 2017 – SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today at Cisco Live® EMEA 2017unveiled its PerfStack™ dashboard, an entirely new way of visualizing and correlating IT monitoring data to improve troubleshooting of performance issues across the IT environment, from infrastructure to applications. A significant update to the SolarWinds® Orion® platform, PerfStack is a new, highly customizable yet simple-to-build dashboard.

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The Ins and Outs of Technology Integration and How to Incorporate it into the ESL Classroom

February 21, 2017 No Comments

The typical classroom of today is nothing like it was 5 years ago. The mobile revolution has swept through learning institutions. A while back, a computer lab was enough for learning institutions as far as technology was concerned.

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5 Trends And Factors That Continue To Impact Cyber Security In 2017

February 20, 2017 No Comments

It’s become news that’s not unexpected any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. Yet, despite all the publicity these security breaches receive and all the warning consumers hear, cyber criminals still achieve success and seem more brazen than ever.

Top safety tips for using Cloud

February 20, 2017 No Comments

The wave of cloud adoption has brought along a wave of data safety and authorization concerns, particularly for organizations with critical data safety concerns. Whereas cloud computing based technologies empower organizations by providing affordable, agile, and scalable software, platforms, and IT infrastructure, the decision to embrace them is frought with serious qualms for most, because there have already been instances of data theft, hacking, and unauthorized accesses related to cloud based services.

Silicon Tally: Here Are Eight Emerging Tech Hubs in the U.S.

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Major American tech hubs such as Silicon Valley and Boston have produced lots of innovation, growth and revenue since the 20th century; however, living conditions in these metropolitan areas have also been affected by this high rate of economic development.

Coming Soon Pages: Web Design Guidelines for Success

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Many people are entertaining a misconception that it is necessary to have a fully-complete website for initiating lead-building and also for promoting their business actively. In reality, however, you could be generating a tremendous amount of buzz regarding your client’s website and business with an effective and smart coming soon page. What is the perfect mix of elements in the coming soon pages that would put your client’s website on the road towards inevitable success? Here are a few guidelines to jump start the process of your client’s web success even when the website is still under construction.

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Big Data Is Improving Our View On Environmental Issues

February 20, 2017 No Comments

Over the past few years, conservationists and others have been turning to big data in order to understand environmental degradation from a global or regional perspective. Such data comes in many forms: social media posts, satellite images and global databases. Using big data can help researchers study such environmental problems as ocean acidification, deforestation or climate change.

Yellowfin partners with Kodak to launch industry-first analytics enabled cloud workflow platform

February 17, 2017 No Comments

Yellowfin’s BI software is an integral part of PRINERGY Cloud’s Decision Analytics Services, allowing print service providers (PSPs) to reduce costs and improve productivity by monitoring production processes in real-time.

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Control Application Downtime with Application Dependency Maps

February 17, 2017 No Comments

Application downtime is an enterprise’s worst nightmare. On top of that, it’s fairly common. According to a survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet, 59 percent of Fortune 500 companies experience a minimum of 1.6 hours of downtime per week. Each time a business application fails, the IT admins have a herculean task ahead of them. They must figure out the root cause of the problem, rectify it and get the business running — all within a short span of time.

Challenges the Cloud Needs to Overcome in 2017

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Despite the many cloud advancements made in 2016, there are still challenges to be addressed. Some of these are still keeping some organizations from migrating their data and infrastructures. The main concerns are the same. As cloud computing has evolved, these issues may have changed as far as level of priority. They haven’t yet disappeared, and more must be done to prevent organizations from avoiding the cloud.

Featured Tech Article: Preemptive Transformation at Western Union

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Western Union has always been on the forefront of technological innovation. The company launched in 1851 with the invention of the telegraph. Now, 165 years later, we are digitally transforming ourselves and devising new and easier ways for our customers to move money around the world.

Is your email marketing strategy working?

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Love them or hate them, emails are still one of the best marketing channels available. Whilst the way that marketers use email has changed significantly over the last decade, today’s access to technology such as smart phones, means that a person is pretty much constantly online. You can now read your emails whilst having your lunch, sitting on the train or wherever else you are in the world.

Addressing Data Insecurity and Jurisdictional Concerns Once and For All

February 16, 2017 No Comments

There are many circumstances that benefit from a completely novel approach. While the IT industry has evolved rapidly in the last three decades, so have hackers’ tactics. Security vendors have focused on walling in networks or plugging holes in their porous perimeters, but results have been mixed at best.

How personal computers evolved and took over the world

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Standing as an acronym for “personal computer”, PCs have come a long way since their early days when owning one was considered to be little more than a curiosity. In fact, the Simon digital computer, widely considered to be the first precursor to the modern PC era is barely 67 years old as of today, less than the duration of an average human’s lifespan.

New Study Reveals Cybersecurity Challenges, Budget, and Solutions Trends in 2017

February 15, 2017 No Comments

WASHINGTON D.C. – Crowd Research Partners today released the 2017 Cybersecurity Trends Report, a comprehensive study revealing current cybersecurity trends and organizations’ investment priorities for threat management, data protection, cloud security, application security, ERP security, mobile security, security training and certification, managed security and more.

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Price Optimization – The Art of the Dynamic and Predictive

February 15, 2017 No Comments

We live in a rapidly advancing world. Those who fail to keep up, risk falling behind. Even just monitoring your competitors’ prices could be using has become a full-time job in some industries. Both online, and storefront retail stores are constantly bombarded by new trends in attracting customers and maintaining brand awareness. When it comes to price management, there is one answer that big retailers have already latched onto – and smaller stores ignore at their peril.

Is Slack facing new competition, or old?

February 15, 2017 No Comments

In an exclusive with MSPowerUser recently, Microsoft unveiled the company’s latest project: Skype Teams. According to the article: Skype Teams is going to be Microsoft’s take on messaging apps for teams. Skype Teams will include a lot of similar features, which you’ll find on Slack. For example, Skype Teams will allow you to chat in different groups within a team, also known as “channels”. Additionally, users will be able to talk to each other via Direct Messages on Skype Teams. Though not even six months since unveiling long-awaited SharePoint mobile apps, it’s unsurprising that Microsoft is investing in other areas of their suite of productivity tools. Like SharePoint, Skype has been an essential, if not outdated, enterprise tool for years. After all, Microsoft was the first to innovate in the productivity space. But, as it always seems to do, the pace of innovation in this space has accelerated in the last several years, leaving Microsoft working to catch up. But don’t count them out just yet. Despite a rumored failed attempt to acquire Slack earlier this year, Microsoft has the resources to compete in the rapidly changing market landscape. In addition to a string of strategic acquisitions, including LinkedIn earlier this summer, the company’s given its tried-and-true platforms an infusion of new life that have allowed the company to compete in the cloud while maintaining its stronghold on the desktop market. In fact, while 93% of enterprise employees are still using Microsoft Office on premise, Office 365 continues to pick up traction with 87% of enterprises now using the cloud platform. While Microsoft may seem like Goliath to Slack’s David, the company is proving that it’s still agile. Take LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner’s comment on why LinkedIn sold to Microsoft: Long before Satya and I first sat down to talk about how we could work together, I had publicly shared my thoughts on how impressive his efforts were to rapidly transition Microsoft’s strategy and culture. After all, it’s extremely rare to see a company of that scope and scale move so quickly to make fundamental changes. The Microsoft that has evolved under Satya’s leadership is a more agile, innovative, open and purpose-driven company. The bottom line is that productivity tools are gaining traction in the enterprise. In today’s workplace employees are driving purchasing decisions. This is why we’ve seen an influx of new productivity tools hitting the market in the last several years. It’s also why we’re now seeing the incumbents like Microsoft make strategic investments in these technologies. One thing is clear: we’ll all benefit from this new (and old) competition.

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Shared Service Management at the Heart of a Customer-Centric Organization

February 14, 2017 No Comments

A customer-centric organization exists because of two major reasons: Keeping your customer in mind when implementing services and when improving your services. The most important factor here is that you should try to take the customer-focused perspective when examining services to be offered then making sure the leadership in your department is also customer focused to bring those services to the actual customer.

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Monetization Strategies for New Businesses

February 14, 2017 No Comments

The key to monetization is building a following. While social media followers are nice, the best way to begin earning money is to have a robust email list. This should be the priority whether the business is focused on selling products or services because both require consumer interaction.

MobileIron Report Finds Nearly 80% of Enterprises use More than 10 Mobile Business Apps

February 14, 2017 No Comments

This bi-annual report, released today by MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) at the 2017 RSA conference taking place in San Francisco February 13-17, provides IT security leaders with timely information about the state of enterprise mobile apps, the mobile threat landscape, and the emerging risks facing their organizations.

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A Modern Day Love Story: Security and DevOps

February 13, 2017 No Comments

It’s a tale as old as time, the last person you ever thought you would love becomes the one person you can’t live without. Enter – software security and developer teams, did you see that one coming? While these teams may not always see eye to eye, one cannot succeed without support from the other.

IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security to Power Cognitive Security Operations Centers

February 13, 2017 No Comments

IBM Security today announced the availability of Watson for Cyber Security, the industry’s first augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers (SOCs). Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cybersecurity, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watson can now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible to modern security tools.

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HOW ANTIQUATED SOFTWARE TESTING TECHNIQUES MAY BE HOLDING YOU BACK

February 10, 2017 No Comments

We operate in an environment where complex software systems are essential to business functions. Especially in verticals such as retail, finance and manufacturing, there is the need for exceedingly reliable software—and proving this reliability requires in-depth software testing. Conducting tests is no longer a “last minute” activity, but a core part of the development process, one that can dictate how the software meets development goals and in some cases how successfully a business can sell its software to potential customers.

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