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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

with Alexander Vityaz, Corezoid
In this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
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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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Briefcase Highlights


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.

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.

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.


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.

How Companies Get Value from Data Science Production

February 1, 2017 No Comments

Data science software maker, Dataiku, recently completed a worldwide survey that asked thousands of companies: how does your organization put data science into production? The results show that most companies using data science have unique challenges that fall into four different profiles: Small Data Teams, Packagers, Industrialisation Maniacs, and The Big Data Lab.

Five trends in IT and digital communications in 2017

January 23, 2017 No Comments

Continued digitization of documentation and mobile workforces. But also continued strong growth for Push to Talk in areas such as security, crisis, logistics and healthcare. GroupTalks CEO Magnus Hedberg writes about what he believes are the strongest trends in IT and digital communications in 2017.

What You Don’t Know About Finance Apps and Personal Loans

January 17, 2017 No Comments

When it comes to matters money, many people tend to shy away. No one would like to have their financial situation put out there for everyone to see. This is more so in the event that you are not able to manage your finances as well as you ought to. Are you one of those people who are into the habit of spending money without a care only for you to realize you have nothing in your account by mid-month?

Nimble Labs Report: Mapping the Demands of Real-World Apps – One IO at a Time

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Nimble Labs report argues that averaging doesn’t provide an accurate picture of true application performance based on data gathered using InfoSight and analyzed.

InfoSight Infographic: Machine Learning Boosts Application Uptime

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Infographic based on the InfoSight report.

Three Things Business Leaders Should Know About Industry 4.0

January 13, 2017 No Comments

The first two industrial revolutions characterized a period of extraordinary innovative, financial and social change. The revolutions transformed some countries into the world’s first industrialized societies. A large group of us have lived, worked and gained experiences through the third one, which was characterized by information innovation. Progressively, the winds of industrial transformation are blowing once more, bringing with them another transformation – Industry 4.0 – which is set to change life as we have become accustomed to it.

Avoiding IT System Breakdowns

January 11, 2017 No Comments

With the holiday season behind us, e-commerce and retail companies are recovering from the accelerated pace of their peak season. The National Retail Federation found that more than 154 million consumers shopped or planned to go shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend alone. Out of this number, around 40 percent shopped in-store. With this type of traffic, retail companies need to know that their systems will be able to handle high traffic loads.

Selecting Platforms to Optimize IT Operations

January 9, 2017 No Comments

These are the best of times and the worst of times for IT managers. On the one hand, newer technologies like cloud, flash storage, and converged and hyper-converged systems provide compelling on- and off-premise choices for optimizing IT infrastructure and workloads. On the other, the number of choices and the complexity of the decision-making process present a variety of hurdles for busy IT teams, frustrating efforts to use these new platforms to create leaner and more agile IT environments.

7 Lessons from visionary Context Marketers

January 9, 2017 No Comments

Download the eBook “7 Lessons from visionary Context Marketers” and learn how you can follow the Context Marketing leaders at Danone-Nutricia, L’Oréal Redken, and Mizuno.

Managing BYOD with DaaS (Desktop as a Service)

January 2, 2017 No Comments

Bring your own device or “BYOD” is gaining serious momentum. However, before we go any further, it’s important to establish what BYOD is. Essentially, it’s a business policy that enables employees to bring in personally owned endpoint devices (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and allows them to securely connect to company applications and access privileged business data. It also allows employees to remotely access this information from locations outside the office (anywhere, anytime, any device).

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Evolving the Enterprise with the Service Desk and Improved Workflows through IT Service Management

December 26, 2016 No Comments

with Nancy Van Elsacker, Top DeskIn this Interview, Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord, president of TOPdesk US, discusses the value of IT Service Management within the ever evolving IT Enterprise. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

December 20, 2016 No Comments

with Alexander Vityaz, CorezoidIn this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Read More >>>

Ctac – Driving Competitive Advantage with Real-Time Applications

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Ctac, and IT service provider, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics without imposing high up-front investments in new infrastructure. Could it build a platform that could deliver outstanding performance and at the same time be capable of scaling in capacity as more customers took up the solution?

Building an Enterprise Linux Solution: SUSE & Power Systems

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Linux is becoming increasingly present in highly critical environments. View this webcast and learn about the benefits of having an agile and scalable platform for workloads running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Ensuring Business Success by Selecting the Right Application Development Platform

December 19, 2016 No Comments

This SmartSelect paper discusses the development challenges companies face today and how a suitable application development platform combined with a DevOps approach to development can provide the flexibility that takes into account the needs of developers, IT, and the business.

11 Apps That Have Replaced Classic Technology

December 19, 2016 No Comments

What are the apps that have replaced classic technology? A few years ago, a device known as the VHS player was the trending electrical appliance. Most people watched home movies on these devices. After a while, the DVD player joined the party, and the VHS cassette tape soon became obsolete. Today –the overwhelming popularity of watching series and movies online is threatening the use of the DVD.

10 Tips for Taming IT Tickets

December 8, 2016 No Comments

In many organizations, IT support seems to follow a corollary of Moore’s Law in which the number of support tickets — rather than the number of transistors — doubles every two years. Even companies that experience slower growth find that tickets ultimately proliferate and threaten to overwhelm their IT support teams if they haven’t kept their ticket management systems and processes up to date. You can avoid that fate by following the 10 steps below to keep tickets manageable, resolve them quickly and provide an amazing help desk and ticket management experience.

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.

Data Erasure’s Role in Limiting Your Exposure to Cyber Attack

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Learn about the challenges of erasing SSDs, including how to overcome them using a certified data erasure process, which will both streamline processes and ensure regulatory compliance.

5 Trends Transforming the Digitalization of Business in 2016

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Download this eBook to understand how mobile misdiagnosis, privacy weaknesses in connected ‘things’ and privacy as a point of differentiation are trends that will have an impact on your data and device management.

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.

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.

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 >>>

Exploring New Niches: How to Overcome the Challenges

November 14, 2016 No Comments

There are more online stores than ever as we get nearer to 2017; far more than when we experienced a dot-com boom back in 2000. People are appreciating the advantages offered by maintaining online businesses, which is why the market is saturated and very competitive.

IT Briefcase Interview: A Conversation on A.I. in IT Service Management

November 9, 2016 No Comments

with John Prestridge, SunView SoftwareIn this interview, SunView sits down with a good friend and customer who manages an IT team for an Illinois county government workforce. Due to her role within the Illinois government, we have respected her request to remain anonymous. Read More >>>

Programmatic & The B2B Marketer: 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends

November 7, 2016 No Comments

Dun & Bradstreet surveyed over 100 B2B marketers, gathering their opinions and plans for programmatic in 2016 and beyond.


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