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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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CLOUD COMPUTING

Top safety tips for using Cloud

February 20, 2017 No Comments

The wave of cloud adoption has brought along a wave of data safety and authorization concerns, particularly for organizations with critical data safety concerns. Whereas cloud computing based technologies empower organizations by providing affordable, agile, and scalable software, platforms, and IT infrastructure, the decision to embrace them is frought with serious qualms for most, because there have already been instances of data theft, hacking, and unauthorized accesses related to cloud based services.

Challenges the Cloud Needs to Overcome in 2017

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Despite the many cloud advancements made in 2016, there are still challenges to be addressed. Some of these are still keeping some organizations from migrating their data and infrastructures. The main concerns are the same. As cloud computing has evolved, these issues may have changed as far as level of priority. They haven’t yet disappeared, and more must be done to prevent organizations from avoiding the cloud.

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.

Addressing Data Insecurity and Jurisdictional Concerns Once and For All

February 16, 2017 No Comments

There are many circumstances that benefit from a completely novel approach. While the IT industry has evolved rapidly in the last three decades, so have hackers’ tactics. Security vendors have focused on walling in networks or plugging holes in their porous perimeters, but results have been mixed at best.

The Enterprise in 2017: Driven by Cloud

February 9, 2017 No Comments

It’s becoming increasingly evident that cloud adoption is going to become one of the most dominant forces in the IT industry over the next few years. As CIOs continue to focus on the digital transformation of their companies, the transition to cloud-based architectures will undoubtedly be at the forefront.

What it Takes to Get to the Cloud

February 2, 2017 No Comments

IDC forecasts that 65 percent of organizations’ IT assets will be offsite, in co-located, hosting and cloud data centers, by 2018. One-third of IT professionals will be working at third-party service providers. As cloud becomes increasingly popular, it is contributing to an industry-wide shortage of cloud skills. Global Knowledge in 2015 found that one out of five decision-makers was having difficulty finding talent with the skills for cloud initiatives, while cloud computing jobs were one of the highest paying, with a mean salary of $102,000.

Understanding 2017′s Top Cloud Security Risks and How to Protect Your Data

February 2, 2017 No Comments

As the cloud becomes a more popular medium for individuals and businesses alike, many people are searching for new ways to break through cloud security and acquire more information. In order to ensure that you and your data are protected, you must understand the security risks and implement methods to protect your data that is stored in the cloud. Since over 70 percent of businesses operate in the cloud, it is more important than ever for those businesses and their customers to take the necessary precautions to protect and backup cloud data.

9 Reasons Why Health Practices Should Switch to the Cloud

January 23, 2017 No Comments

In a study conducted by MarketsandMarkets, they discovered that the healthcare industry is set to increase their spending on the cloud-based services by nearly $9.5 billion in 2020. Why is this? Because health practitioners manage a huge amount of data particularly in the financial, operational, human resources, and back office department. 

Bridging Unisys MAPPER to Cloud-Ready Java

January 19, 2017 No Comments

During a recent webinar, Astadia legacy modernization expert Craig Marble and Abbey Road Software CEO Dave MacSwain discussed how companies can cost-effectively solve the ever-increasing demand for Unisys MAPPER/BIS conversion as they move to the cloud. Today, CIOs take a very different view of MAPPER. Most see it as an increasingly costly application that is keeping them from modernizing their legacy systems and realizing the promise of digital transformation and 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.

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