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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...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
In this interview, Sander Barens discusses new solutions and evolutions driving internet into exciting places today and keeping enterprise business ahead of the game, from managed internet networks to SD-WAN services. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
In this interview, Shawn Moore, CTO of web experience platform, Solodev, speaks to IT Briefcase about the rise in cloud computing and the challenges cloud migration posed for businesses—particularly the enterprise. Read More >>>

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the...

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors?  It’s time for change.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their...





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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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Sander Barens, ExpereoIn this interview, Sander Barens discusses new solutions and evolutions driving internet into exciting places today and keeping enterprise business ahead of the game, from managed internet networks to SD-WAN services. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Driving Data Decisions Throughout the Development Lifecycle

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Keith Fenech, RevulyticsIn this interview, Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics, speaks with IT Briefcase on how collecting and analyzing software usage data can help developers make faster, more efficient decisions at all stages of the development lifecycle. Read More >>>

The Benefits of Multi-Cloud in a Storage Environment

June 22, 2017 No Comments

with Paul Speciale, ScalityVice President of Product Management at Scality, Paul Speciale offers insights on multi-cloud – from how multi-cloud harnesses the power of thousands of cloud compute instances to what’s in store for the future of multi-cloud. Read More >>>

IDC Analyst Connection: Hybrid IT: Finding the Right Mix of Cloud, Traditional Hosting, Colocation, and On-Premises Infrastructure

June 12, 2017 No Comments

Learn more about hybrid IT as a strategic approach to enabling your digital transformation.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Rethinking your One-Size-Fits-All Unified Communications Strategy

June 1, 2017 No Comments

with Steve Flavell, LoopUpIn this interview, Steve Flavell, co-CEO and co-founder of LoopUp, speaks with IT Briefcase to explain why one-size never fits all. Read More >>>

Making the Public Cloud Work for SMBs

May 31, 2017 No Comments

Small- and medium-sized business owners have certainly felt buffeted by the winds of change over the last decade. It all started with the need to build and maintain a website, and from there, it all escalated. Soon having a website wasn’t enough; businesses needed to have an active presence on Facebook. Soon Twitter, Foursquare (remember that?), Yelp, and Instagram were added to the list. Staff had to be hired or re-tasked to handle social questions, comments, and complaints. Websites needed live online chat to handle 24/7 customer service support.

The Enterprise Cloud – It’s a Thing

May 25, 2017 No Comments

With the advent of AWS and Microsoft Azure, the public cloud has become a widely accepted means for businesses to achieve greater agility and scalability. But while the public cloud delivers many benefits, it is not always the right solution for every situation. Some workloads must reside within a data center, to ensure predictable costs and performance or to meet compliance requirements. But organizations now want their on-premises applications to enjoy the same level of agility as public cloud offers. Many companies use a combination of public clouds, hosted private clouds and on-premises infrastructure.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: What You Need to Know About Cloud, On-Premises, and Hybrid Systems

May 17, 2017 No Comments

with Shyam Oza, AvePointIn this Q&A, industry expert Shyam Oza dives into the intricacies involved in making the decision to move to the cloud and what companies can expect when migrating. Read More >>>

Space-Based Cloud Storage: The New Face of Fast Data Transfer

May 9, 2017 No Comments

The flow of business requires a constant, reliable transmission of data. Enterprises and governments cannot function effectively or achieve their goals without this information flow. There is a complex series of communications hubs that work to efficiently transfer data, but even when they are performing perfectly, latency of several seconds can result. That may seem insignificant at first, but consider how important it can be in high-risk scenarios to have information before your rival does.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Cloud Isn’t Enough

May 8, 2017 No Comments

with Allan Boyd, AetherWorksIn this interview, Allan Boyd is Chief Operating Officer at Aetherworks LLC discusses data storage and whether cloud is the best option for keeping data safe and accessible. Read More >>>

Infographic: State of Cloud Adoption – MSPs, End-User IT Departments

May 2, 2017 No Comments

Cloud has become the norm in recent years, and its’ growing, with millions of SMBs, as well as many enterprises either already using the cloud, or thinking about a migration. In U.S., 99.7% of all businesses are SMBs, approximately 28.8 million, per SBA. Out of these companies, more than 78 percent will adopt cloud by 2020, according to Forbes. Continue reading: https://www.unigma.com/2017/04/06/cloud-adoption-facts-figures/

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

May 1, 2017 No Comments

with Shawn Moore, SolodevIn this interview, Shawn Moore, CTO of web experience platform, Solodev, speaks to IT Briefcase about the rise in cloud computing and the challenges cloud migration posed for businesses—particularly the enterprise. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Combating the Employee Threat to Data Security

April 28, 2017 No Comments

with Cam Roberson, Beachhead SolutionsIn this interview, Cam Roberson, Director of the Reseller Channel at Beachhead Solutions, shares his perspective on how device security technology is addressing this need across industries. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with SoftwareONE: Cutting Costs in the Cloud

April 27, 2017 No Comments

with Bali Kuchipudi, SoftwareONEFor some, migrating to the cloud brings the promise of slashed IT budgets, but that’s often not the case as first time migrators navigate the complex web of pay-as-you-go models. Read More >>>

Can’t Miss! Tech Forum in Boston: Accelerate Time-to-Strategy Execution

April 25, 2017 No Comments

Join bpm’online on May 11-12 in Boston, MA to hear from key industry experts, learn best practices and success stories on how to leverage intelligent tools to adapt and transform your business faster.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Should you put your “eggs in one cloud basket”?

April 19, 2017 No Comments

with Carson Sweet, CloudPassageIn this interview, Carson Sweet, CTO and co-founder of CloudPassage, has evaluated why a provider might push for one cloud environment deployment option and how secure migrated data might be in those environments. Read More >>>

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

April 17, 2017 No Comments

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the mainframe through protocols. For all of its apparent simplicity, mainframe architecture can be extraordinarily complex. Mainframes process thousands of transactions per second and require an extensive infrastructure to house and maintain them.

A Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Over the past three years, the rate of cloud services adoption has increased dramatically. However, the challenges of integrating cloud services and managing the performance of the distributed environments are further complicated by the increasing lack of visibility between on-premises and cloud infrastructure services and the need to develop new skillsets to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology trends.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

April 5, 2017 No Comments

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding of environmental conditions.

Pros & Cons of Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud

April 5, 2017 No Comments

Cloud hosting is an ideal web hosting solution for any business or entity on the World Wide Web. Whether they are small sized enterprises, Government agencies or big corporates, cloud is a very scalable, flexible, secure and cost-efficient hosting solution for storing sensitive data and information. Cloud computing technologies are here to stay, and most companies are coming to terms with it.

Move Freely Between Clouds – With Full Visibility and Functionality Your Enterprise Apps Need

April 4, 2017 No Comments

Storing data in the cloud is no longer the future. It’s the here and now-and with good reason. Download this white paper to learn the right answer to your cloud data-storage questions.

Section 508 Refresh Seeks Digital Access to All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.

Transformation on a Global Scale

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.

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