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Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce® runs seamlessly inside your Salesforce application, and enables anyone on your team to send and track contracts in a few clicks—without leaving the Salesforce application.

Solution Brief:  From Cost Center to Innovator with Microsoft® and Dell™ Solutions 

Solution Brief:  From Cost Center to Innovator with Microsoft® and Dell™ Solutions 

In the face of these challenges, how can you transform your IT organization from cost center to innovator? The answer is simple: Microsoft on Dell. End-to-end solutions from Dell combine Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 “Cloud Operating System” and a...

What Makes a Private Cloud a CLOUD?

What Makes a Private Cloud a CLOUD?

Tweet Creating an agile, manageable private cloud environment that enables efficiency and solves business problems isn’t easy. We take a look at the steps required. Organizations of every size have the capability to build a private cloud—and frankly, they...





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Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

March 23, 2015 No Comments

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce® runs seamlessly inside your Salesforce application, and enables anyone on your team to send and track contracts in a few clicks—without leaving the Salesforce application.

Pilot Light DR for Amazon Web Services™

March 23, 2015 No Comments

CloudVelox offers Pilot Light DR for AWS–automated cloud-based disaster recovery for multi-tier, physical and virtual production apps.

New Cloud Security Report: 90% of Security Professionals Concerned About Cloud Security

March 23, 2015 No Comments

Crowd Research Partners today announced the results of a comprehensive cloud security study conducted in cooperation with the 250,000+ member Information Security Community on LinkedIn and leading cloud security vendors AlertLogic, AlienVault, Bitglass, CloudPassage, Palerra and Redspin.

Retail: It’s all about gaining consumer confidence

March 18, 2015 No Comments

It’s no secret that the Internet and e-commerce have revolutionized the retail industry in recent years. E-commerce has drastically changed the way in which information about a customer’s journey to purchase is captured. Companies can now determine with relative ease what a specific customer is looking for, how they found the site, products they have purchased previously, and even past purchases they abandoned.

Sharing Content Over the Cloud

March 18, 2015 No Comments

Critical communications issues in the workplace need to be addressed promptly before they become endemic and acculturated. While well-run meetings can enhance communications and camaraderie between teams and departments, overloading the schedule with meetings that are unproductive, repetitive, and uninformative will sow the seeds of a disengaged and stressed out staff. Making meetings effective, especially when trying to pull together freelancers, out of area personnel, and in-house staff members can make running an effective meeting where everyone had input and derives needed information a challenge.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: How Major Snow Storms Effect Shopping Trends

March 18, 2015 No Comments

with Jay Henderson, IBM CommerceIn this interview, Jay Henderson, Director, Product Strategy, IBM Commerce, speaks with IT Briefcase on how trends such as extreme weather and holiday shopping impact online commerce and what it means for retailers. Read More >>>

Top 5 Hybrid Cloud Use Cases

March 11, 2015 No Comments

In some cases, it’s not enough to leverage either a private cloud or a public cloud. Many organizations have computing needs that necessitate both types of environments. For these customers, a hybrid cloud architecture is available.

Next Stop: The Heterogeneous Cloud

March 9, 2015 No Comments

I came into the software world in the middle of the great operating system war, which pitted IBM, Microsoft, and other minor players against each other for dominance over the server operating system. The war left Microsoft and Windows NT/3.1 in control of the market, and everyone else relegated to niche players. The rest (as they say) is history (that is until Linux started to gain momentum in the mid-2000s).

Solution Brief:  From Cost Center to Innovator with Microsoft® and Dell™ Solutions 

March 9, 2015 No Comments

In the face of these challenges, how can you transform your IT organization from cost center to innovator? The answer is simple: Microsoft on Dell. End-to-end solutions from Dell combine Microsoft Windows Server® 2012 “Cloud Operating System” and a new generation of Microsoft business applications on flexible, scalable, power-efficient, virtualization-ready infrastructure.

Three Tough Business Challenges a Private Cloud can Handle

March 9, 2015 No Comments

Discover how private clouds are enabling businesses to quickly respond to changing requirements, optimize efficiency, and keep costs in check, while enabling productive and satisfied users.

Top 5 Considerations for Deploying a High Performance Cloud

March 9, 2015 No Comments

For companies with new resource demands, a stand-alone, cloud-based cluster provides compute and storage resources which can be provisioned as needed and drastically reduce user wait times. Please join us and learn how to take your infrastructure to the next level.

PCI DSS 3.0 Still Isn’t Enough

March 3, 2015 No Comments

By Ed Fox, Met’TelFollowing the data breaches of 2014 (think Home Depot, Target and Sony Entertainment Pictures), it’s clear that security should be top of mind for both businesses and consumers in 2015. Read More >>>

Cloud Predictions for 2015

February 20, 2015 No Comments

According to Gartner, cloud will be one of the top 10 strategic tech trends in 2015.There are now active cloud deployments at most companies, ranging from adoption of SaaS solutions to storing content in a public cloud infrastructure. Many of these are still small-scale projects, but there’s a lot of focus on expanding the pace and scope of cloud deployments in the coming year.

Making the most of your Hybrid Cloud Migration

February 20, 2015 No Comments

By Dave Eichorn, Zensar TechnologiesEnterprises understand the value of hybrid cloud models to achieve a variety of benefits, including lower startup costs, simplified management, and flexibility to scale storage on an as-needed basis. In fact, according to Gartner, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Read More >>>

A New Data Warehouse Architecture for the Brave New BI World

February 18, 2015 No Comments

by Paul Moxon, Denodo TechnologiesAlthough Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, Streaming Analytics, and Machine Learning provide us with new sources of data and new forms of analytics, the reality today is that traditional data warehouse architectures are no longer able to handle many new technologies and a new data architecture is required. Read More >>>

Top 5 Public Cloud Use Cases

February 18, 2015 No Comments

When cloud technology first emerged, many users were hesitant about remotely storing their sensitive corporate information. Many of these concerns related to public cloud infrastructures, but as the platforms have improved, the majority of these worries have all but disappeared.

5 Things to Look at Before You Buy Monitoring Software For Your Organization

February 12, 2015 No Comments

When trying to manage a large office, business owners must make sure to use monitoring software on all computers, tablets, laptops and electronic devices. The monitoring software your company invests in will lead the accountability of business, and help keep track of what happens within your office. Furthermore, it’s important to look for a few things in monitoring software before you buy, and understand how it’s going to work in your office.

What Makes a Private Cloud a CLOUD?

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Tweet Creating an agile, manageable private cloud environment that enables efficiency and solves business problems isn’t easy. We take a look at the steps required. Organizations of every size have the capability to build a private cloud—and frankly, they should. A private cloud opens the way to agility in the datacenter. Download this white paper […]

Why Your File Transfer Solution Should Be As Secure As Your Valentine’s Day Delivery

February 12, 2015 No Comments

by Aaron Kelly, IpswitchLet’s face it, we don’t really pay a great deal of attention to delivery methods. As long as things arrive when they are supposed to and in good condition, we give the process very little thought. Read More >>>

“The Offline Problem”: How to Solve the Biggest Hurdle Facing the Mobile Workforce

February 10, 2015 No Comments

by Richard Rabins, Alpha SoftwareDespite the opportunities that mobilizing the workforce offers, enterprises have deployed a surprisingly small number of apps due to the challenges inherent with mobile app development. Read More >>>

Infographic: How Big is Big Data?

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Big data has developed and grown significantly over the last several years. It has evolved as more than just a trend or a buzz word. In fact, more and more organizations have begun to leverage big data in all aspects of business. However, just how big is big data? This infographic we have created attempts to show important facts and latest findings that you need to know.

2015: The Cloud Broker Comes of Age

February 5, 2015 No Comments

by Jarid Cottrell, Booz Allen HamiltonIn 2013, the cloud started to officially climb the maturity curve. Business leaders understood its value, CIOs understood how to implement it, and new companies arose focused solely on cloud environments. Read More >>>

The Hidden Requirement for Federation: Syncing and Provisioning to the Cloud

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Although federation divides the work between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider/relying party (SP/RP), this decoupling has not eliminated the need for some form of identity syncing and remapping between the two. While it sounds counterintuitive, the act of externalizing identity from applications to reduce dependencies still requires some form of coordination and identity management between an identity provider and its relying parties. Toreally deploy federation, organizations will need to do some identity syncing and provisioning.

Cloud Predictions from Around the Net

February 4, 2015 No Comments

This year promises to be a big one in terms of new and improved cloud services. That’s not just our opinion: It’s also the opinion of those throughout the technology industry. In December, we reached out to nearly 200 bloggers and experts in various technical fields and asked them what they thought 2015 would look like in terms of the cloud.

Clarizen Survey Reveals Workers Consider Status Meetings a Productivity-Killing Waste of Time

January 30, 2015 No Comments

On January 22, 2015, San Mateo, California based Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software announced survey results that show status meetings undermine worker productivity with lengthy preparation requirements and distracted, multi-tasking participants. Three in five employed adults reported that preparing for a status meeting “takes longer than the meeting itself,” while more than one-third of those who attend status meetings called them a waste of their time.

From Big Data Swamps to Big Data Value with the Right Infrastructure

January 30, 2015 No Comments

by Tom Phelan, Blue DataBig Data promises a lot—new insights about customers, shorter product development cycles, new and increased streams of revenue, and more. But capitalizing on all that promise requires radical shifts in the way data is collected, managed, stored, accessed and used. Read More >>>

Five Tips for Strengthening the IT Department in 2015

January 28, 2015 No Comments

by David Kidd, Peak 10Data security continues to be a growing concern for all businesses – small and large – as part of a macro trend taking grip in 2015. While improving technologies are essential for protecting data, studies have shown that internal incidents continued to top the list of 2014 breaches. Read More >>>

IBM Research Announces Cloud Breakthrough For Protecting Personal Data

January 28, 2015 No Comments

IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloudbased technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.

EVENT: UC EXPO Connected Business: April 21-22 Olympia, London

January 26, 2015 No Comments

UC Expo is a two day event encompassing the technologies that enable smarter working and a truly connected business.

Recent Insight into Analytics in the Cloud

January 26, 2015 No Comments

by John L. Myers, EMAAs we enter the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, many organizations are recognizing and utilizing cloud infrastructure as a way to implement their analytical and business intelligence requirements. Read More >>>

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