In 2013, Scandinavian research group SINTEF announced that 90 percent of all data ever created was generated during the two previous years. That time frame continues shrink as the rate of data creation increases exponentially. Mobile devices, computers, gaming systems and even your car all produce terabytes and terabytes of data. Under these conditions, every business needs to think seriously about their cloud options.
by Gerry Grealish, PerspecsysWith information flowing more freely than ever in today’s digital economy, tracking sensitive data becomes an increasingly difficult task. In fact, findings from a recent study show more than half of IT professionals admit not having a complete picture of where their sensitive data lives. Read More >>>
by Chris Unruh, Grant Thornton LLPDuring the past several years, cloud-based business applications and solutions have emerged as the next frontier for the IT function. The cloud has the potential to transform the way companies operate and enable businesses to access world-class software with little upfront cost. Read More >>>
by Robin Alden, Comodo CA Ltd.You place so much time and effort into the design and content of your website to increase its “stickiness” and turn online browsers into buyers, and with good reason. Consumers are increasingly doing more of their shopping online while doing so on a wide variety of devices with different screen sizes. Read More >>>
by David Hald, SMS PASSCODESecurity is part and parcel of an IT admin’s job duties, but it is just one of a long litany of must-do’s that crowd each day. They put the basics in place, including antivirus software, passwords and firewalls, and then turn their attention to the latest priority or malfunction. Read More >>>
As business units and IT organizations move to the use of public cloud services, crucial application details often go missing. Some groups might not be particularly concerned by this. After all, as long as your application still performs well, why track the specific hardware used to support it? In the age of service level agreements and shared, multitenant architectures, does it really matter anymore if you know the physical server, storage system or network supporting your application as long as application performance meets users’ service level needs?
Are you just getting on the e-reading bandwagon after all this time? Perhaps you want to test it out instead of investing in an e-reader right away. Whether you have an iPad or Nook tablet there is something out there for everyone. Whatever the case may be, you can test how you like this new found hobby by using your iPhone on the go. And with the widely available reading apps for iOS, you just might fall in love with one of them.
by Chip Epps, OneLogin Gartner predicts the number of cloud-provisioned office system users will grow 28.5% a year to 695 million users by 2022 –constituting 60% of the user universe that will exist by then. Read More >>>
Comindware® (www.comindware.com) – a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions has been selected as one of the Top 20 Most Promising BPM Technology Solution Providers by CIO Reviewin 2015. The CIO Review editorial board comprised CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and industry analysts who reviewed the finalists by various parameters such as impact on the market, product differentiation, ability to execute and other criteria.
by Paul Castiglione, IpswitchApril is finally here and that means IT teams, like everyone else, will be busy with their spring cleaning projects. While spring cleaning your house is a pretty straightforward endeavor, spring cleaning your files can be a lot more complicated. Read More >>>
A 2015 survey of over 1,000 cyber security professionals confirms that security remains the biggest barrier to faster cloud adoption, with nine out of ten organizations expressing this concern. The survey explores a wide range of issues, including the specific driving forces and risk factors of cloud adoption, how organizations are currently using or planning to use the cloud, whether the promise of the cloud is living up to the hype, and how organizations are responding to the security concerns in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
by Mitch Black, MOBIRecently, there has been a great deal of debate in the world of mobile devices and how they function in the enterprise. There’s BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) vs. COPE (Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled), and now even CYOD (Choose Your Own Device). Read More >>>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 >>>
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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 >>>
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.
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 >>>
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 >>>
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.