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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...

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

The tech industry is notorious for its unquenchable thirst for upgrade. With new models and generations of the same product being released often several times per year, this is an easy trend to detect. This idea is to increase...

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

with Gary Marks, Opengear
In this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites....





Briefcase Highlights


CLOUD COMPUTING

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.

Which Is Better: Private Or Public Cloud?

March 14, 2017 No Comments

When companies look at putting up a cloud infrastructure, one of the first questions that comes up is whether they should use a private or a public cloud. 10 years ago, the answer was more often a yes for private clouds than it is today. Somewhere along the technology growth path, publicly traded computing facilities like Amazon got so good at security that it made sense for most companies in most situations to go out and implement a public cloud.

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

March 13, 2017 No Comments

The tech industry is notorious for its unquenchable thirst for upgrade. With new models and generations of the same product being released often several times per year, this is an easy trend to detect. This idea is to increase or optimize speed, capacity, durability or versatility. “Innovate or die.” That’s the mantra. In keeping with this trend, Massachusetts-based tech company Nantero Inc. is cooking up a new and innovative computer memory component that is expected to make major waves: NRAM.

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

March 9, 2017 No Comments

with Gary Marks, OpengearIn this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites. Read More >>>

5 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Big Businesses

March 9, 2017 No Comments

Businesses from different industries and geographical locations are turning to cloud services to store, manage and process data. According to a study done in 2015, the annual spending by companies on cloud computing infrastructure has increased by 30 percent. Companies have reported a lot of benefits due to their cloud strategies. Here are key benefits of cloud computing organizations are experiencing today that has led to quantifiable improvements in their businesses.

Box: Securing Business Information in the Cloud

March 8, 2017 No Comments

The rise of mobility cloud services, and service oriented platforms have created immense value for IT end users, but adapting security controls to protect sensitive content in this highly decentralized architecture has proven difficult. 

eBook – IBM and Box Together in 2016: Transofrming Work in the Cloud

March 7, 2017 No Comments

Tweet This ebook takes you on a  journey to discover a cloud-based content management solution that provides greater visibility and collaborative control over business content. Meet Mike, an IT Solutions Executive, looking for an innovative way to collaborate that’s secure, easy to use, immediate and accessible — all while meeting strict governance policies. Click here to […]

Cloud Security for Enterprises

March 3, 2017 No Comments

Enterprises have begun to move to the cloud as security concerns are remedied and the value of cloud services are realized by businesses. Traditionally, enterprises have been more heavily scaled on the Microsoft infrastructure than small and midsize businesses (SMB). In the past many SMBs worked primarily with third parties and non-Microsoft technologies. That trend is now changing as larger providers develop offerings catered to SMBs.

How Business Intelligence Has Evolved Over the Last Few Decades

February 28, 2017 No Comments

It’s unprecedented the way business intelligence (BI) has evolved over the course of several decades. In your parents’ and grandparents’ generation, data was limited to sales numbers and a few other broad metrics. Today, that has all changed due to the breakout of new key performance indicators made possible through advancements in BI.

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into The Ultimate Portable Storage Device

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Do you remember those little USB memory sticks you would carry around with you? At one point in time, there was no denying they were the ultimate portable storage solution. Suddenly they were rendered useless thanks to the smartphone and it’s only improved over the last few years. Unfortunately, I don’t think the majority of people are using their smartphone to its maximum potential when it comes to data storage. It could easily be fixed if they followed a few tips, so let’s take a quick look at the main ones you should use.

Five Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to the Cloud

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze. However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a cloud-based model? Make sure to take the following considerations into account before making your move:

Appliances Retain Leading Role in Backup Market

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Despite the benefits of cloud backup, relatively few organizations are using the cloud as their primary data storage tier. One of the consequences is that on-premise backup appliances remain a popular solution for many organizations, particularly small and mid-sized enterprises that lack the resources to implement big-company business continuity strategies.

ebook: Getting a Grip on Content: Empowered Content Collaboration in the Cloud

February 27, 2017 No Comments

This ebook takes you on a journey to discover a cloud-based content management solution that provides greater visibility and collaborative control over business content.

7 Reasons Manufacturers Should Have Moved to the Cloud Yesterday

February 24, 2017 No Comments

Sometimes, it’s hard to see the forest because of the trees. You’ve likely heard that truism before as it applies to many situations, including business application and manufacturing processes. This also is true for Cloud deployment. Because cloud technology is right in front of us, it can be difficult to see the total impact of this disruptive technology on the entire industry.

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