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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Value of BPM in 2015

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Value of BPM in 2015

with Anatoly Belaychuk, Comindware
In this interview, BPM Evangelist at Comindware outlines some of the key challenges and benefits BPM will offer to organizations in 2015.
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APPLICATION INTEGRATION

Shining a Bright Light on Your Shadow IT

May 27, 2015 No Comments

Many companies today struggle to get to grips with their “shadow IT.” Shadow IT refers to applications, devices, and services used within a company but not approved by IT. Sometimes the term is a pejorative, presupposing added risk and cost. It may also be considered a source of future innovation. Most Americans just got an object lesson in shadow IT in the controversy regarding the email server used by the former Secretary of State.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Era of Performance Optimization in SAN Storage

May 22, 2015 No Comments

with Brian Morin, Condusiv TechnologiesOne of the biggest silent killers of SAN performance has nothing to do with the SAN itself, but the number of small, fractured random I/O that overwhelms bandwidth from the SAN as a result a fragmented logical disk. Read More >>>

Killing Misconception: Five Steps to BPM Success

May 15, 2015 No Comments

by Miguel Valdes Faura, BonitasoftThe common thinking has been that developing and implementing a process-based application will be as complicated and disruptive as a custom development. It doesn’t have to be. Here are five steps to ensure success. Read More >>>

3 Ways Automation Technology Drives Business Value

May 13, 2015 No Comments

Gone are the days where CIOs are only responsible for managing IT and service request fulfillment. As demands have evolved throughout the enterprise, CIOs are being asked to fill two additional roles: Chief Solutions Officer and Chief Alignment Officer. IT leaders are now increasingly relied on to develop and execute quick fixes for company-wide issues, while connecting the enterprise technologically and culturally. With so much to juggle, many are turning to automation technology to ensure no objective gets dropped.

Eight Realities That Demand Multi-Factor Authentication

April 30, 2015 No Comments

by David Hald, SMS PASSCODESecurity is part and parcel of an IT admin’s job duties, but it is just one of a long litany of must-do’s that crowd each day. They put the basics in place, including antivirus software, passwords and firewalls, and then turn their attention to the latest priority or malfunction. Read More >>>

Track Your Spending Habits With a Money-Management App

April 29, 2015 No Comments

Money management is probably at the forefront of your mind. While everyone should have a long-term plan for their investments, yours will do you no good if you aren’t also watching your money on a day-to-day basis. You should have a monthly budget, spending categories with soft and hard caps, and a system to keep track of it all and rein in your spending. If you don’t have responsible spending habits, you don’t have responsible saving habits; it’s that simple.

Tackling the Mountain of Application Development Projects: Does IT Need to Shift Gears?

April 29, 2015 No Comments

You’re out on a bike ride and start to notice you’re losing momentum. You’re pedaling the same, but with each rotation, you aren’t getting as far as you need to keep pace. You see a hill up ahead: what do you do? Any biker knows that you have to shift gears to power through hills. Today’s IT teams are facing a hill – no, a mountain – of work as business demands for custom applications rise. As the backlog of development projects builds, some are learning that it’s time to shift gears.

Bpm’online receives the highest overall score among Strong Performers for its product for Midmarket CRM

April 24, 2015 No Comments

Bpm’online today announced that it has been named a ‘Strong Performer’ in The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites For Midsize Organizations, Q1 2015 evaluation. According to the report, bpm’online received the highest score for the current offering among Strong Performers.

5 iPhone Reading Apps You Won’t Want To Miss

April 22, 2015 No Comments

Are you just getting on the e-reading bandwagon after all this time? Perhaps you want to test it out instead of investing in an e-reader right away. Whether you have an iPad or Nook tablet there is something out there for everyone. Whatever the case may be, you can test how you like this new found hobby by using your iPhone on the go. And with the widely available reading apps for iOS, you just might fall in love with one of them.

7 Steps to Securely Deploy Cloud Apps

April 22, 2015 No Comments

by Chip Epps, OneLogin Gartner predicts the number of cloud-provisioned office system users will grow 28.5% a year to 695 million users by 2022 –constituting 60% of the user universe that will exist by then. Read More >>>

Comindware selected as one of Top 20 Most Promising BPM Technology Solution Providers

April 21, 2015 No Comments

Comindware® (www.comindware.com) – a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions has been selected as one of the Top 20 Most Promising BPM Technology Solution Providers by CIO Reviewin 2015. The CIO Review editorial board comprised CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and industry analysts who reviewed the finalists by various parameters such as impact on the market, product differentiation, ability to execute and other criteria.

Why Marketers Need to Put A/B Testing by the Wayside Content

April 20, 2015 No Comments

by Cory Munchbach, BlueConicWhile A/B and multivariate testing has been known to improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, newer tools and methodologies that can be implemented today have evolved to become more effective and informative than their predecessors. Read More >>>

7 Service Desk Habits of The Avengers

April 16, 2015 No Comments

with Vinit Tibrewal, ManageEngine“If you are an IT help desk technician, you’re a superhero!” You may have heard this many times from your help desk solution provider, if not from your customers and colleagues. Read More >>>

AnDevCon, July 29-31 in Boston

April 14, 2015 No Comments

AnDevCon, July 29-31 in Boston is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps.

Using Dropbox? Get Ready for Spring Cleaning!

April 8, 2015 No Comments

by Paul Castiglione, IpswitchApril is finally here and that means IT teams, like everyone else, will be busy with their spring cleaning projects. While spring cleaning your house is a pretty straightforward endeavor, spring cleaning your files can be a lot more complicated. Read More >>>

Tools For Quick & Efficient Mobile Application Development In 2015

April 8, 2015 No Comments

We know how cumbersome it can be to develop fast, efficient and multiple platform compatible mobile applications. Every platform is unique & exhibits distinct features, behavior and capabilities. Cross-platform compatible apps are need of the hour. A developer needs to find the solutions to create the best applications that work well with most of the mobile devices without using up all the resources on creating apps for just a few platforms at a time. Fortunately, a wide variety of mobile application development tools are available in the online market that can be used to achieve your goals and objectives.

COPE vs. BYOD vs. CYOD – How Should an Enterprise Choose?

March 31, 2015 No Comments

by Mitch Black, MOBIRecently, there has been a great deal of debate in the world of mobile devices and how they function in the enterprise. There’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) vs. COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), and now even CYOD (Choose Your Own Device). Read More >>>

How the Experience Web Will Finally Eradicate the Language Barrier

March 25, 2015 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, Lingotek Now that our global culture is becoming increasingly digitized, not least with the addition of the Apple Watch and drone delivery, language is going to take on new meaning. The barriers to comprehension will be lower than ever, but the obstacles to effectively marketing your global business will rise. Read More >>>

PCI DSS 3.0 Still Isn’t Enough

March 3, 2015 No Comments

By Ed Fox, Met’TelFollowing the data breaches of 2014 (think Home Depot, Target and Sony Entertainment Pictures), it’s clear that security should be top of mind for both businesses and consumers in 2015. Read More >>>

How to Maximize the Business Value of IT

February 23, 2015 No Comments

This has come true, and the time is not far when entire businesses are going to be run from the cloud. Businesses will also use the other arms of the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile and information — to drive employee productivity and deepen customer relationships in the next few years. But a day will come when this will not be enough to compete. Companies will need to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to build innovative business models with smart machines. By 2020, there will be over 30 billion devices wirelessly connected to the IoT.

Making the most of your Hybrid Cloud Migration

February 20, 2015 No Comments

By Dave Eichorn, Zensar TechnologiesEnterprises understand the value of hybrid cloud models to achieve a variety of benefits, including lower startup costs, simplified management, and flexibility to scale storage on an as-needed basis. In fact, according to Gartner, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Read More >>>

A New Data Warehouse Architecture for the Brave New BI World

February 18, 2015 No Comments

by Paul Moxon, Denodo TechnologiesAlthough Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, Streaming Analytics, and Machine Learning provide us with new sources of data and new forms of analytics, the reality today is that traditional data warehouse architectures are no longer able to handle many new technologies and a new data architecture is required. Read More >>>

5 Things to Look at Before You Buy Monitoring Software For Your Organization

February 12, 2015 No Comments

When trying to manage a large office, business owners must make sure to use monitoring software on all computers, tablets, laptops and electronic devices. The monitoring software your company invests in will lead the accountability of business, and help keep track of what happens within your office. Furthermore, it’s important to look for a few things in monitoring software before you buy, and understand how it’s going to work in your office.

Five Tips for Strengthening the IT Department in 2015

January 28, 2015 No Comments

by David Kidd, Peak 10Data security continues to be a growing concern for all businesses – small and large – as part of a macro trend taking grip in 2015. While improving technologies are essential for protecting data, studies have shown that internal incidents continued to top the list of 2014 breaches. Read More >>>

EVENT: UC EXPO Connected Business: April 21-22 Olympia, London

January 26, 2015 No Comments

UC Expo is a two day event encompassing the technologies that enable smarter working and a truly connected business.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Value of BPM in 2015

January 23, 2015 No Comments

with Anatoly Belaychuk, ComindwareIn this interview, BPM Evangelist at Comindware outlines some of the key challenges and benefits BPM will offer to organizations in 2015. Read More >>>

5 Ways DocOps Will Help You Globalize Your Business

January 23, 2015 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, LingotekIn yet another case of “what you don’t know actually can hurt you,” DocOps is the latest process poised to up-end your content-management world. If you haven’t heard of this DevOps adaptation, you need to, especially if you hope compete in the race to globalize. Read More >>>

Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit 2015

January 22, 2015 No Comments

Learn about the emerging digital business ecosystem and its implications for enterprise architects.

4 Predictions for the 2015 IT Market Space

December 10, 2014 No Comments

Now that cloud services have become part of IT’s “new normal”, commonly referred to as “Hybrid”, it seems obvious that the approaches and tools we use to manage IT would also evolve and mature, though the pace of evolution varies amongst companies, of course. According to a Website Magazine article quoting a Gartner survey, more than 55% of CIOs indicate they would host all critical apps in the cloud by 2020. Cloud services use cases can vary greatly, but often hold common themes around converting traditional application to SaaS, or adding disaster recovery to your existing datacenter with RaaS.

Data Management in the Cloud: Five Fundamentals of Cloud Services Design

December 9, 2014 No Comments

by Robert Kaloustian, CommVaultWith adoption rates soaring, it’s safe to say that the “cloud” is here to stay. While companies of all shapes and sizes rush to jump on the cloud bandwagon, data management miscues could make their journey a long and bumpy ride. Read More >>>

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