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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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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

with Shashi Kiran, Quali
IT Briefcase conducted the following Q&A with Quali Chief Marketing Officer Shashi Kiran to get a better understanding about the beneficial uses of cloud sandboxes as the DevOps trend continues to take hold and gain...





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CLOUD COMPUTING

Cisco Intercloud Fabric: Hybrid Cloud with Choice, Consistency, Control and Compliance

January 17, 2017 No Comments

This document is written for IT decision makers, architects, engineers, and application owners who make architectural decisions for hybrid deployments. The architecture described in this document is for large and medium-sized businesses that are considering hybrid cloud solutions. This document is also useful for service providers that deliver hybrid cloud services to businesses.

Future Proof Your IT Job: What You Need to Know about the Cloud & Your Business in 2017

January 11, 2017 No Comments

If you’ve worked in IT for very long, you’ve seen a lot of changes as businesses have started the journey to cloud. As an IT professional, you have a choice. You can fight the change (good luck with that!) and try to keep all technologies on-premise, or you can accept the change and help your company make a successful transition.

Hybrid-Ready Private Cloud Lets Your Business Soar

January 4, 2017 No Comments

Read more to learn how Cisco® ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite delivers a modular approach to hybrid-ready private cloud that allows you to adopt cloud services at a pace that is comfortable for your business.

WebSphere on Cloud TCO Calculator

January 3, 2017 No Comments

Do you wonder how much you could save by moving your apps to the cloud? Well now with the IBM Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator, the mystery is gone.

How Cloud Computing Has Influenced Education

January 2, 2017 No Comments

The internet, and more recently cloud computing, has made a huge number of changes in the way many individuals today live their lives. Cloud computing has had a huge impact on both personal and business use of the internet, making it easier for individuals and groups to collaborate, safely store data and information, host websites, and much more without having to even think about a physical server or physical storage devices.

5 Ways Cloud Computing is Revolutionising Education

December 20, 2016 No Comments

Cloud computing is fast becoming essential in education. As a matter of fact, 9 out of 10 educational institutions are using it today. Online institutions now use remote servers to store, manage, and process their educational materials. Students, who are not required to store the materials in their computers, then access this data from any location using any device they wish.

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?

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Contact Center and the Cloud

December 15, 2016 No Comments

with Jason Alley, GenesysIn this interview, Jason Alley, product marketing manager at Genesys, shares with IT Briefcase the changing landscape of customer experience and what role the cloud plays in it. Read More >>>

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.

How Law Firms Can Overcome Challenges of Cloud-Based Data Management

December 5, 2016 No Comments

Law firms face special challenges when it comes to data management and storage. Several of these unique demands are based on the fact that most firms’ day-to-day data management has switched to electronic data, with less being manually printed out on paper. Within this context, law firms must differentiate between several types of critical and sensitive information including the firm’s business data, attorney case material, and client eDiscovery data. Each of these types of data comes in through different avenues, which makes finding and storing specific data harder and more time consuming because of the lack of centralization.

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.

Cloud and Data Center Erasure: Why Delete Doesn’t Suffice

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Learn how a certified data erasure solution will streamline internal processes and support regulatory compliance for mass storage hardware and configurations commonly found in data centers and cloud computing infrastructures.

Empowering vSAN for Enterprise Storage

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Experts estimate that at least 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. That’s an astronomical amount of data to be stored. One study revealed that managing storage growth is the dominant pain point for 79 percent of IT professionals. To help remedy this situation, VMware released its virtual SAN in March of 2014. Almost three years after its introduction, where is it now?

Taneja: The Role of Storage for today’s mid-sized workloads

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Myths prevail in the IT industry just as they do in every other facet of life. One common myth is that mid-sized workloads, exemplified by smaller versions of mission critical applications, are only to be found in mid-size companies. The reality is mid-sized workloads exist in businesses of all sizes.

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.

Powering the High Performance Hybrid Cloud

November 28, 2016 No Comments

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018. IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment, which means they already have made some initial investments in this technology. Skyrocketing demand for cloud services has brought many different types of technology suppliers into the cloud IT services delivery game, ratchet-ing up competition.

Is Your Website Ready for Black Friday?

November 22, 2016 No Comments

When running an e-commerce website, downtime is the equivalent of locking your doors to the public. Not only are you not doing business, but you’re also actively pushing your customers into the arms of the competition. Amazon found that every 100 milliseconds of downtime cost them one percent in sales, and Google found that an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped site traffic by 20 percent. Slow performance affects everything from individual transactions to customer retention, and ultimately revenue. E-commerce businesses simply cannot afford to suffer a slip in performance.

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 >>>

The new power couple: Content and commerce take center stage

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Start leveraging the power of contextual commerce and download our ebook today.

The Design Advantage – Your Business Has a New Secret Weapon

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Download the new report from Adobe to learn how this design advantage can be your company’s new secret weapon.

Achieving Deliciousness – Adapting to an increasingly content-hungry world

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Adobe surveyed 12,000 customers worldwide about their content cravings and learned what it takes to make content irresistible.

WORRY-FREE Services – Cloud-based protection – Small Business

November 17, 2016 No Comments

This white paper discusses the three key must-haves in a smart security solution for your small business.

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.

Why should every firm use cloud software for database management?

October 28, 2016 No Comments

A lot of companies used to struggle with storing and sharing important information amongst its employees when technology was not as advanced as it is today. However, as numerous advancements have been made, businesses are now in a position to collect all sorts of data with a variety of online software solutions. This has caused quite a lot of change in the business world as the companies receive the benefits of this system, such as improved employee knowledge, improved workflow, flexibility, accessibility and scalability. All these facts are the main reasons why cloud-based knowledge base software is the perfect solution for database management in a company.

Establishing Your Niche in an Oversaturated Cloud Market

October 25, 2016 No Comments

While the rapid growth of the market is generally seen as a benefit to cloud providers, the uptick could also introduce some challenges. The success of the cloud industry has attracted many businesses, creating a crowded market. This oversaturation must drive businesses to establish an expertise and hone in on a smaller segment of the market. By doing this, brands will differentiate themselves from others and gain clout in the smaller subset of the industry.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Future of Huddle and The Cloud Collaboration Market

October 20, 2016 No Comments

with Morton Brogger, HuddleIn the following interview, Morten Brøgger, the CEO of Huddle discusses secure enterprise cloud collaboration and the future of the market. Read More >>>

Government Asks: What’s in Your Software?

October 19, 2016 No Comments

Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying. More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications. Read this article to learn more about this report

Convincing C-Level Executives of the Importance of Cloud Security

October 18, 2016 No Comments

As you probably know, convincing executives about anything can be extremely difficult in business. They are often disconnected from the way things actually are in the lower levels of the company, and when it comes to topics such as cloud computing, they may not have any knowledge at all. Convincing these executives about how important security is in the cloud can be very difficult, but it can be done. Here are a few tips on how to get it through to these c-suite employees.

The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Appliance: The Fastest Path to Software-Defined Data Center Benefits and Hybrid Cloud Efficiencies

October 17, 2016 No Comments

Though barely out of its infancy, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) has become a golden child within the IT ecosystem. Its simplicity and scalability have opened the door to software-defined data center (SDDC) capabilities at companies of all sizes, providing performance capabilities that once required enterprise-level resources to implement. It has become the great equalizer for hybrid cloud access. HCI’s ascent has been remarkable; it was only a few years ago that IT organizations were cautiously experimenting with such compact and powerful appliances – taking small, measured steps toward integrating these cloud-ready devices into data center operations.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

October 17, 2016 No Comments

with Shashi Kiran, QualiIT Briefcase conducted the following Q&A with Quali Chief Marketing Officer Shashi Kiran to get a better understanding about the beneficial uses of cloud sandboxes as the DevOps trend continues to take hold and gain industry momentum. Read More >>>

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