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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages...

Briefcase Highlights


Five Ways Using the Cloud Can Save You Time and Money

November 20, 2017 No Comments

For the last few years, cloud computing has become a lot more popular for businesses around the world. Here we’ll provide you with three reasons how using the cloud can improve your business.

7 Tips to Boost a Slow Computer

November 15, 2017 No Comments

Is your computer slower than a sloth? Do you spend more time staring at the ceiling than your monitor? When you first bought your computer, it probably ran like a dream. But over time, as you fill it with games, apps, and photos, these files take up space on your hard drive. The result? Your computer runs slower — and you get more frustrated. Before you give up and toss it out the window, try these seven easy tips for speeding up your slow computer.

Transitioning to Digital: Steps to Make Your Online Debut

November 9, 2017 No Comments

The potential of the Internet is limitless, and it’s changing every day. If your small business isn’t already online, it should be. Not only can having an online presence increase your sales, but it could also increase your reputation and credibility. Today, consumers need to trust a store before they buy from it, especially if it’s online and they can’t see the physical object for themselves. To make the transition to digital, however, you need to do it right.

The Rise of the Smart Store

November 1, 2017 No Comments

A host of technologies including the Internet of Things, Smart Shelves, beacons and others are converging in the retail space to create the store of the future. Network connectivity is the glue that holds it all together.

Top Five Reasons to Consider Adopting Hybrid Cloud Storage

October 31, 2017 No Comments

Hybrid storage is an online storage atmosphere. It gives you the benefits of both an on-premise service and a public storage cloud. It also has the flexibility for both platforms, which can be a huge advantage. A lot of IT companies have already seen the benefit of making the move to cloud technology.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Importance of Containers and Best Execution Venue (BEV) for Datacenter Modernization

October 30, 2017 No Comments

The topic of container technology has maintained front page presence in the media and industry analyst community for some time now. Likewise, there has been consistent interest from business and IT professionals. Today, research indicates that the number of IT shops deploying container technology into production has taken a giant leap forward. One of the key reasons for this jump is the ability for containers to enable Best Execution Venue (BEV) workload portability. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with DH2i’s Connor Cox, Director of Business Development, to discuss these two increasingly important topics.

IT Briefcase Exclucive Interview: Cloud Computing in Accounting and Financial Firms

October 25, 2017 No Comments

with Sharon Berman, RehmannSharon Berman, a principal for Rehmann, a fully integrated financial services firm, spoke with ITBriefcase on the tech movement and cloud-based solutions being implemented by accounting and financial services firms. Read More >>>

New Report: Companies Passing on Password Security

October 19, 2017 No Comments

You can have the most sophisticated home security system in the world, but if you leave the front door open, it’s all for nothing. The same principle applies to enterprises. Protecting data starts with disallowing unauthorized access, and that begins with a solid username and password. Login information is the “front door” to your company’s data, but according to a recent study, most large companies are leaving basic, “dead-bolt” security measures on the table, potentially losing millions of dollars.

IT Briefcase Interview: Preparing Effectively for a Cloud Migration

October 4, 2017 No Comments

with Peter Kraatz, DatalinkIn this interview, Peter Kraatz at Datalink shares his expertise on the due diligence necessary for organizations to successfully move to the cloud and the challenges IT professionals should prepare for prior to a cloud migration. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Solving Complex Organizational Analytics Disconnects with Analytic Deployment Technology

October 4, 2017 No Comments

with Stu Bailey, Open Data GroupIn this interview, Stu Bailey, CTO from Open Data Group, shares how enterprises can make analytic deployment a core competency vital to competing successfully in today’s business environment. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Freeing Data from Vendor Lock-in; Leveraging Data for Today’s Digital Enterprise

October 3, 2017 No Comments

with Cuong Le, Data DynamicsIn this interview, Data Dynamics’ Senior Vice President of Field Operations, Cuong Le, shares his thoughts on why IT professionals need to be put back in total control of their data – and the best ways to make that happen. Read More >>>

Lifting and Shifting Enterprise Apps to the Cloud: 5 Rules to Follow (and 1 to Break)

October 3, 2017 No Comments

Download this interesting white paper to learn what to do and what to avoid when moving your apps to the public cloud.

Build a better cloud

October 3, 2017 No Comments

Read this informative white paper and explore what cloud options are available, information about them and other supporting services.

IT Briefcase Interview: Thoughts on the Huawei-Microsoft Partnership Announcement

September 26, 2017 No Comments

Microsoft Corporation and Chinese tech giant, Huawei recently announced forming a strategic partnership that will bring more of Microsoft’s enterprise applications to the Huawei cloud ecosystem. The announcement has sent ripples across the technology space, as it potentially signifies a new breed of techno-symbiosis. What will be the outcome of this partnership, only time will tell. To discuss the scenarios likely to ensue, is Atlantic.Net’s CEO, Manoj Puranik.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Market trends, Innovation and Cloud Managed Printing

September 26, 2017 No Comments

with Henning Volkmer, Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc.In this interview, Henning Volkmer, president and CEO for ThinPrint Inc., shares his insights on market trends, innovation and the possibilities of cloud managed printing. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Using Device-native Capabilities to Secure Devices with Mobility Strategies

September 21, 2017 No Comments

with Henning Volkmer, Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc.In this interview, Henning Volkmer, president and CEO of Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc., shares his thoughts on using device-native capabilities to secure devices implementing productive mobility strategies, as well the benefits, simplicity and cost savings a cloud-based approach offers. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Enterprise IT Challenges in the Cloud

September 15, 2017 No Comments

with Patrick Carey, Black Duck SoftwareIn this interview, Patrick Carey, VP of Product at Black Duck Software, gives his perspective the Equifax data breach and how to protect privacy moving forward. Read More >>>

Why Are Windows 10 Migrations Picking Up Speed?

September 12, 2017 No Comments

Last year, few IT professionals believed they would be close to completing their migration to Windows 10 by this time. Some even estimated that they wouldn’t be at the halfway mark. Given the scale of this mission—migrating thousands of systems without business interruption—this conservative outlook is perhaps understandable.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Fintech Must Forge an API Integration Strategy

September 6, 2017 No Comments

with Ross Garrett, Cloud ElementsIn this interview, Cloud Elements’ Head of Product Marketing Ross Garrett shares his thoughts on the imperative of adopting an open API strategy at financial institutions and fintech companies.Read More >>>

Cloud Wars: Win Through Acquisition

August 17, 2017 No Comments

There is a hidden war going on in the tech world – a war to see who will come out on top of the Cloud. And if war was about acquiring land, then this War of the Tech Giants is about acquiring Cloud space (or at least the companies that govern it). This isn’t anything new. The battle to become the top Cloud provider has been going on for some time now.

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: How CTOs Close the Tech Gap with Open Source

August 14, 2017 No Comments

Open source software has characteristics such as quality, flexibility, security, and standardization that are unsurpassed by traditional software solutions. It has long-term viability and is always on the cutting-edge of technology. The software is created and supported by a worldwide community of organizations and individual developers, many of whom also live by open source values like collaboration and volunteerism.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: In the New Age of Ecommerce, Fulfillment is the New Battleground

August 8, 2017 No Comments

with Arun Rao, GrandCanalsIn this interview, Arun Rao discusses how to support businesses who are struggling with the “Amazonification” of the fulfillment chain where there are rising costs and rising expectations on delivery times. Read More >>>

Taking a Glimpse at the Future of Cloud Computing

August 8, 2017 No Comments

Despite concerns about data security, privacy, and the reliability of cloud services, the level of innovation and market size of this pioneering technology show no signs of dropping any time soon. In this article, we take a look at the future of cloud computing and make a few predictions about how we’ll be storing our data a few years from now.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

July 27, 2017 No Comments

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42QIn this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages in efficiency and cost. Read More >>>

Moving to the Cloud?

July 27, 2017 No Comments

Cloud computing is a fundamentally new way of providing technology infrastructure and other related components and services for your business. It has been the driving force in transforming companies and industries around the world. Here are the top business drivers you should keep in mind, but where they rank in importance will vary from one organization to another.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Become a Cloud Catalyst, Not a Cloud Road Block

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Brian Kelly, CloudGenaIn this interview, Brian Kelly, CEO & Founder of CloudGenera provides insights on the current challenges in selecting the right cloud solution to satisfy businesses specific individual needs, and how CloudGenera is helping companies, like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), overcome them. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Security Jiu-Jitsu

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Jack Kudale, LaceworkIn this interview, Lacework CEO Jack Kudale discusses the challenges of cloud computing today and how to overcome cloud security challenges. Read More >>>

Simple Secrets of Successful Knowledge Management

July 13, 2017 No Comments

Knowledge that doesn’t serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises need to organize, manage and offer it in the best way possible. Fortunately, the best way isn’t a Herculean task when you employ simple tricks to build a profound knowledge base (KB). A sound knowledge base eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge and improves the support process. With that in mind, consider these best practices to help build a successful knowledge base.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Application Delivery in a Modern Network Infrastructure

July 13, 2017 No Comments

he modern network isn’t all based in a static data center. Rather it combines self-managed data centers, clouds for storage and computation, and content delivery networks for delivery. Where once a monolithic application delivery controller (ADC) acted as the master decision-maker for all load balancing, today organizations increasingly use software-based ADC solutions, caching servers, and open-source local traffic manager like NGINX.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Digital Collaboration – Shaping the Enterprise’s Evolution

June 29, 2017 No Comments

with Daisy Hernandez, SAPIn this interview, VP of Product Management for SAP Jam Collaboration, Daisy Hernandez, shares her thoughts on how the adoption and application of digital collaboration are shaping the evolution of the enterprise. Read More >>>


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