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FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

Doug Clare, Vice President at FICO, describes how Oracle Cloud helps them extend the performance of one of their key money laundering and compliance applications.





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New Technologies that Are Supposed to Change Education

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Technology continues to revolutionize aspects of the economy every year. Currently, it is making strong headways in the education sector, and major changes are expected as others are slowly integrated. From preschool to students at the university level, teaching and learning are being changed to something that has never been seen before. Teaching is being made fun and enjoyable while students are being introduced to learning ways which are making school fun and success almost tangible. While some people and parents are in support of the new changes and improvements, others believe that students may become too dependent on technology which will impede their creativity.

Is Serverless Printing Right for You?

February 19, 2018 No Comments

Do you remember your Exchange server? Gone. CRM and accompanying database servers? Gone. “XYZ” server. Gone. My point being: IT has undergone a rather quick shift from a focus on infrastructure to a focus on service. Applications and functions are now provided as an on demand service, consumed as needed to lower cost and increase operational efficiency.

FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

February 12, 2018 No Comments

Doug Clare, Vice President at FICO, describes how Oracle Cloud helps them extend the performance of one of their key money laundering and compliance applications.

Cloud Computing: The Good, the Bad, and the Solutions

February 7, 2018 No Comments

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular method of doing business in the modern age. Though it is a relatively simple concept to understand, at least on the surface level, the pros and cons of adopting this type of infrastructure are not quite as obvious. Here, we will go over a few of the benefits and risks to this type of system, and how some of the risks can be mitigated in order to create a more viable system for you and your workplace.

The IT Industry’s Most Prestigious Awards

February 1, 2018 No Comments

At the center of information technology is a constant goal of finding more innovation and reaching new heights in what information can help the world with. Developing these innovative ideas can often be a thankless job that has entrepreneurs and innovators experiencing frustration. While there are some instances of finding success and reaching financial goals, many of these thinkers, dreamers, and planners are often left anonymous.

Lots of Bots: 5 Types of Robots that Are Running the Internet

January 24, 2018 No Comments

Did you know that the internet is not run by humans, but by robots? According to research by security firm Imperva, bots account for 52% of all web traffic. The survey, which took into account almost 17 billion website visits ranging over roughly 100,000 domains, concluded that the bots have officially taken over the internet. And in good news, helper bots outnumber malicious bots, i.e. spambots and botnets responsible for launching DDoS attacks by 6%.

7 Active Directory Management Tips and Tricks

January 22, 2018 No Comments

Active Directory management is a complex task that involves a thousand little bits and pieces that need to add up properly. In this article we’ll discuss seven tips and tricks that are designed to help you keep things just right in your AD environment by following simple and straightforward rules.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The GDPR is not just another run-of-the-mill privacy regulation

January 19, 2018 No Comments

with Oksana Sokolovsky, Io-TahoeIn this interview, Oksana Sokolovsky, CEO of Io-Tahoe, discusses the critical topic of the pending European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read More >>>

The Top 5 Benefits of Implementing ERP Software

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Businesses and corporations have a vested interest in improving efficiency, employee management, procurement, and many other elements of daily work. As technology continues to provide solutions for accomplishing all of this, many businesses are looking for ways to more seamlessly integrate these components for even greater efficiency. One such example of this in practice is ERP software. Short for enterprise resourcing planning, there is very little that such software cannot handle or integrate when handled properly.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: eDiscovery and Artificial Intelligence in 2018

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Veritone is a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions with an open, extensible platform that combines powerful applications with orchestrated cognitive computing to transform unstructured data, executing actionable intelligence from public and private content globally. In today’s IT Briefcase Q&A we sit down with Veritone’s Sr. Director of Product Management, Chris Roks, to learn about how AI is being applied with Legal eDiscovery and Compliance professionals and what lies ahead.

Finance Leaders Leverage Cloud Technologies To Stay Ahead of the Curve

January 17, 2018 No Comments

New research from SAP and Oxford Economics proves that strong leadership from the finance function pays off. Organizations exhibiting the six traits of Finance Leadership are more likely to enjoy growing market share and less likely to worry about rising costs.

Voice of the Customer: 10 Insights, Direct from SAP S/4HANA Pioneers

January 17, 2018 No Comments

IDC, on the behalf of SAP, conducted a survey of over 300 SAP customers to explore their views on the consideration, planning, and deployment of SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation ERP suite ready to deliver the full potential of new digital business models and continuous innovation.

The Last Year In Tech: 2017 Review

January 16, 2018 No Comments

The past year was a unique period of technological growth and advancement. Technology impacts the lives of people in new ways, thanks to the internet, politics, and other market forces. Understanding what happened in 2017 and what that means for the year coming will be the key for making upcoming plans.

The Secret to Growing Your Business in 2018: Ecommerce

January 16, 2018 No Comments

If you’re a small business owner and you can’t seem to figure out where or how to increase your revenue, you’re not alone. Tons of small business owners are in the same boat as you. The good news: there’s a solution. And not only is this solution available, it’s incredibly efficient and any small business can take advantage. It’s called ecommerce. You’ve heard of it. It’s everywhere.

A Guide on Using the Cloud Safely

December 12, 2017 No Comments

Any small or large business using cloud computing must ensure their files are as secure as possible, which will help companies to protect their data while enjoying the benefits that come with migrating to the cloud. To prevent your files from falling into the wrong hands, read the following informative guide on using the cloud safely.

The Commerce Marketer’s Guide to Turning Shoppers Into Buyers

December 7, 2017 No Comments

From browsing to carting to checkout to post-purchase, optimizing your business at every stage of the journey is critical to increasing your conversion rates, and ultimately, your profitability. If the path is too difficult to navigate or not relevant, you’ll quickly lose shoppers and find it nearly impossible to develop loyal fans of your brand. Explore the tools you need to recover lost revenue with relevant personalized marketing and keep customers coming back again and again.

Three Disruptive Technologies to Hit HR Departments in 2018

December 5, 2017 No Comments

In 2016, investors contributed about $2.5 billion towards HR technologies and innovative systems. This has led to a huge advancement in HR tools and is culminating into one of the most disruptive periods in HR history. In 2018, we can expect to see a lot of these innovations hit the forefront of HR departments, and if you want to stay competitive, it would be wise for you to start incorporating some of these tools into your business.

Multiple Paths For A Successful Journey To The Cloud

December 1, 2017 No Comments

Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll fnd that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.

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.

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