SaaS – known by its full name, “software as a service” is one of the three principal branches of cloud computing alongside IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service). Shortly put, it’s a form of software distribution that brings to the table a third-party willing to host the particular service. This is a good way out for certain entities, particularly companies, that would otherwise need to install the applications in their own data centers and invest in the management of the required hardware to run it.
The mobile web is going through an exciting growth phase as consumers and businesses shift their interests toward the “second screen.” Even the media is taking notice of the trend: Forbes declared 2015 the “Year of the Mobile Web.” If your business is not yet treating mobile web and app development as a priority, now is the time to start. But do not get swept away by the excitement: Your business should not build an app just for the sake of having one.
Leading companies that are getting the most out of their data are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency and rely on a variety of data sources. In fact, real time is at the foundation of many transformational applications.
Finding top talent has become something of a surgical process in the modern tech era. Fortunately, recruitment tools have come of age. With numerous helpful features and putting an organized spin on recruitment efforts, the benefits of operating with recruitment software far outweighs flying blind as an employer. To help you better appreciate why recruitment software is right for your small business hiring needs, here are a few points to consider.
In an era of unified IT, you can no longer afford to take a silo-based approach to monitoring and troubleshooting IT problems. It’s time for network engineers, server admins and application engineers to expand beyond their particular domains and department-specific tools. It’s time to embrace a new, integrated approach to network and application monitoring that lets you view your entire IT infrastructure from a single console and resolve issues before they affect end users. It’s time for applications-aware network performance monitoring (AANPM).
On October 1, 2015, a liability shift occurred as it relates to responsibility for paying for chargebacks for counterfeit cards used at a retail store. Between the retail stores, the bank that issued the credit card, and the payment processor, whoever is prepared the least to accept EMV payment cards will now be responsible to pay for the chargebacks. With this still being a relatively new practice it can still be confusing for some users. The folks at Counterpoint POS have put together an infographic below, debunking common myths regarding EMV credit card processing.
The technology to support Agile requirements has undergone significant transformation in the past few years. Yet many organizations aren’t aware of all of the capabilities that best of breed Agile requirements tools possess. That includes visualization, collaboration, reuse and management analytics.
Taxi apps are quite the rage these days. In developing economies like India, taxi apps are more popular, just as Uber is quite popular in USA. The convenience and safety that taxi apps have to offer makes it the trending favorite for many. And with there being more middle class individuals than ever before, it makes perfect sense to create your own taxi dispatch software.
In this new omnichannel world, simply offering a standalone ecommerce channel isn’t enough. Companies need a platform that unites their channels and supports a more uid model of customer engagement.
Managing your finances and handling your insurance is definitely getting easier with a consistently growing range of personal finance, banking and insurance apps that could immensely simplify how you spend or save money and how you handle your auto, health or home insurance plans. A recent survey conducted by Federal Reserve has revealed that around 28 percent of consumers having mobile phones usually track all their monetary habits with the mobile phone.
In their report, ICMI Guide to Perfecting the Customer Journey, they offer recommendations to help contact center decision makers.
Download this customer success story to read their strategy of replacing their old commerce solution with a new one that would provide a more robust environment and better complement its back-end systems.
Deploying a Dynamic, Personalized Ecommerce Experience for B2B Customers in Metals Processing & DistributionMay 10, 2016 No Comments
Read how the company deployed a B2B ecommerce platform and extended their newly launched eccommerce channel to other regions and countries where they have a strong presence.
When we think of ridesharing apps, the very first thing that pops into our minds is the efficiency of popular taxi apps like Lyft and Uber. Before we delve into further details about fleet management systems let’s take a look at the basics of what ridesharing apps are and how they have their positive effects. So how does a taxi mobile app work?
with Jeremy Moskowitz, Founder and CEO, PolicyPak SoftwareIn this interview, Jeremy Moskowitz, founder and CEO of PolicyPak, speaks with IT Briefcase on the challenges and opportunities of using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI.)Read More >>>
Download this customer success story to read their strategy of replacing their old ecommerce solution with a new one that would provide a more robust environment and better complement its back-end systems.
A popular eyewear company wanted a unique ecommerce channel designed exclusively for this market segment to promote and sell the products that aren’t available to the general public.
The pace of digital transformation and cloud migration is forcing IT professionals to review their current infrastructure and force change to accommodate new business demands brought on by the age of the customer. Many organizations are motivated by fear, such as of the potential business disruption in their industries from new digital startups like airbnb or uber; more optimistically, they’re motivated by the opportunities brought by digital technologies to improve their customers’ experience.
A total of 10 vendors made the 2015 Magic Quadrant, representing the biggest companies in the market that provide support and solutions around ADCs.
Based on the experiences of 148 respondents, this report will explore what makes a product development company successful. It will look at the differences between the Best-in-Class and their competitors.
To get a sense for what you can expect in 2016, we talked to our course authors, internal experts and customers. We gained some valuable insights into what your team will need to know for the dev, IT and creative industries.
with Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNetIn this interview, Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, speaks with IT Briefcase on how security technologies needs to evolve to meet the challenge and opportunities of cloud computing.Read More >>>
You might already know them from theagileadmin.com, but let me introduce you to two of the leading minds in the Rugged DevOps movement: James Wickett and Ernest Mueller. Both James and Ernest are active leaders in the DevOps space, in addition to helping organize events like DevOpsDays Austin and LASCON. Our conversation covered a lot of bases from the founding of Rugged DevOps to aligning organizational silos to lessons learned from W. Edwards Demings.
In this session, you will learn about how a real cutting edge client has deployed the SAP HANA infrastructure using SUSE Linux and the Power Platform to deliver a value service to their client.
Advances in technology have made it easier than ever to manage both your personal and professional life. Having a smartphone on hand at all times is no longer a novelty—almost two-thirds of the population own one, according to a 2015 Pew Research Study. And smartphone owners are using them for more than just making phone calls and sending texts. Smartphones are used heavily to get online, or download applications specifically created to manage every facet of life.
Introduces the WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty profile solution for developing the advanced applications and gives an overview of the Liberty profile and its tools.
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.