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Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors?  It’s time for change.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding...

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to...

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them.
Read More >>>

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry....

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

with Gary Marks, Opengear
In this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites....





Briefcase Highlights


APPLICATION INTEGRATION

The 10 Must-Have Android Apps For Your TV

May 23, 2017 No Comments

Smart televisions these days come with built-in applications. Nonetheless, you can still install several other apps and games to make the most out of your smart TV experience. Whether you have an Android TV or an Android TV box (check out http://www.wgtvboxes.com/android-tv-boxes/), you can easily access the Google Play Store to download a plethora of Android apps. You can download apps that let you relax with a movie after long day’s work, tell you about the weather, keep you updated with the latest news from across the globe, and many more.

7 Uncommon Interview Questions for Java Developers

May 22, 2017 No Comments

Are you preparing for a Java interview? This post discusses some of the core interview questions employers often throw at their prospected associates. Before you can be considered for a top Java programming job, recruiters will test your depth of knowledge in both object-oriented programming and structured Java. These queries can be plucked from any core Java topic. Therefore, we have collected a wide range of technical issues in Java that are likely to be tested.

Complimantary eBook: CRM Buyers Guide 2017

May 17, 2017 No Comments

After narrowing down your set of requirements, it’s time to list vendors that address the technical issues, from database compatibility to response times. This informative eBook outlines the top questions to ask while evaluating the CRM vendor.

3 Smart Reasons to Use Mobile Apps to Improve Business Operations

May 3, 2017 No Comments

In a previous post, we took a closer look at Oracle Mobile, a new solution designed to help businesses develop better mobile apps faster. This new development platform enables businesses to offer advanced features, including chat bots and contextual content, without getting hampered by the complicated development process.

The Ultimate Guide: Preparing computer science students for graduation

May 1, 2017 No Comments

Are your students prepared for a highly competitive job market? Read our “Ultimate guide to preparing computer science students for graduation.”

Can’t Miss! Tech Forum in Boston: Accelerate Time-to-Strategy Execution

April 25, 2017 No Comments

Join bpm’online on May 11-12 in Boston, MA to hear from key industry experts, learn best practices and success stories on how to leverage intelligent tools to adapt and transform your business faster.

2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

April 14, 2017 No Comments

This report assesses the strengths and cautions of each vendor in the WCM sphere. The evaluation is based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

8 Factors that Influence Enterprises in Choosing the Right Desktop Management Solution

April 11, 2017 No Comments

Enterprises deal with complexities related to desktop management everyday. Desktop management has changed a lot from what it was few years back, with respect to innovation and cost effectiveness. System administrators face lot of issues being raised on a daily basis, having the right solution to take care of all your desktop management activities is going to be rewarding.

10 Things to Consider As You Choose Your Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

April 5, 2017 No Comments

The past decade has seen an increasing trend in employees using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to aid in their work. This trend has fostered organizations to adopt practices like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) with hopes of improving employee productivity and efficiency. There is, however, a downside to this because such practices pose major risks concerning corporate data security and data management. In order to ward off these risks, enterprises seek out reliable mobile device management (MDM) solutions.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

April 5, 2017 No Comments

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding of environmental conditions.

DevOps: Making the Boring Things Stay Boring

April 3, 2017 No Comments

Mykel is the DevOps Coach at Cotiviti Labs, the development arm of Cotiviti (http://www.cotiviti.com/). Every day the handle healthcare data, which as you know happens to be some of the most regulated and protected data around. As Mykel said, “We don’t do cat pictures on the Internet.” A mistake, breach, security flaw, etc. could mean the exposure of privacy and financial data for millions of people. But, they are a large organization, with exposure that needs to be managed.

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

March 28, 2017 No Comments

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to the network without taking critical systems offline – no easy task. An organization succeeds at this process when its customers are unaware that the changes are taking place because no services are being disrupted.

How Customers are Driving Performance with BetterWorks

March 26, 2017 No Comments

Download this white paper and read how companies like Aol., Kroger, GoPro, Consumer Affairs, and getWell Network use BetterWorks platform to make it easy for their employees to set goals and give ongoing feedback.

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to keep pace with the rest of the system, thus slowing overall performance.

Section 508 Refresh Seeks Digital Access to All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.

Transformation on a Global Scale

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Fei Huang, NeuVectorIn this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them. Read More >>>

INFOGRAPHIC: Is a service parts management solution right for you?

March 20, 2017 No Comments

Download the infographic to know what is top of mind for your service organization leaders. Hint: service parts planning play a BIG part in service execution.

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

March 14, 2017 No Comments

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry. Games like Angry Birds, Transformers and Clash of Clans have taken the industry by storm. Currently, millions of consumers worldwide spend time and money playing their favourite games on their tablets and smartphones.

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

March 9, 2017 No Comments

with Gary Marks, OpengearIn this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites. Read More >>>

A Decade of Technology-Driven Transformation

March 7, 2017 No Comments

In any organization—especially one that has grown large and successful—it’s easy to make the next year’s strategy simply an incremental improvement on the previous year’s. Too few companies make the effort required to position themselves for the future. But it’s critically important, particularly in this era of digital disruption.

How Business Intelligence Has Evolved Over the Last Few Decades

February 28, 2017 No Comments

It’s unprecedented the way business intelligence (BI) has evolved over the course of several decades. In your parents’ and grandparents’ generation, data was limited to sales numbers and a few other broad metrics. Today, that has all changed due to the breakout of new key performance indicators made possible through advancements in BI.

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into The Ultimate Portable Storage Device

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Do you remember those little USB memory sticks you would carry around with you? At one point in time, there was no denying they were the ultimate portable storage solution. Suddenly they were rendered useless thanks to the smartphone and it’s only improved over the last few years. Unfortunately, I don’t think the majority of people are using their smartphone to its maximum potential when it comes to data storage. It could easily be fixed if they followed a few tips, so let’s take a quick look at the main ones you should use.

Appliances Retain Leading Role in Backup Market

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Despite the benefits of cloud backup, relatively few organizations are using the cloud as their primary data storage tier. One of the consequences is that on-premise backup appliances remain a popular solution for many organizations, particularly small and mid-sized enterprises that lack the resources to implement big-company business continuity strategies.

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.

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.

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.

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