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Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

October 22, 2019 No Comments

Governments around the world have responded to cyberattacks by enacting regulations to govern data protection and privacy for their citizens. The EU, for example, passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, giving citizens throughout the EU control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international companies doing business there. Similarly, Brazil will enact its new General Data Protection Law in mid-2020.

15 Benefits Of Cloud Management Suites That Will Change Your Perspective On Your Business

October 10, 2019 No Comments

Cloud management suites can do a number of things for you and your business. There are 15 tips listed below that show you what the suite can do for you. You can buy your next software program using these tips, and you will find something that works perfectly for your business.

Understanding Containers on AWS

October 8, 2019 No Comments

Every so often there is a game changer in technology that completely disrupts how people operate. Over the last six years that game changer has been cloud computing — in the past two years it has been containers (often interchangeably known as Docker).

How Hackers “Slurp” Up Your Cloud Data

September 19, 2019 No Comments

The cloud can be a huge asset for most businesses. By leveraging the capabilities and services provided by cloud service providers, organizations can offload many of the problems and responsibilities of maintaining their own infrastructure to a third party and take advantage of the cost savings and scalability available in the cloud.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Changing the World of Brand Tracking

September 16, 2019 No Comments

In this interview, we talk with Rytis Jakubauskas, General Manager at Latana, about the changing world of brand tracking. Rytis discusses the need for a more innovative and reliable brand tracker in the market – and why the Latana team decided to build just that.

How the Cloud Benefits Small Business Operations

September 10, 2019 No Comments

The introduction of cloud computing has made the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure increasingly apparent. Technology is evolving at a lightning-fast pace and small businesses are struggling to keep up with the subsequent marketplace changes that are brought by new innovations.

Cloud Myths Which Still Have Currency and How to Refute Them

September 10, 2019 No Comments

The benefits of cloud computing have become obvious to many in recent years: it can increase business productivity, reduce the incidence of IT issues, promote better safety and security, and improve profit margins, among other advantages.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Predictive Prioritization: A Data Science-based Process

September 6, 2019 No Comments

Earlier this year, Tenable introduced Predictive Prioritization, a data science-based process that helps security teams focus on the 3% of vulnerabilities that matter most. Here, we answer the top 10 questions about what this capability means for your vulnerability management practice. For a closer look at Predictive Prioritization, check out the interactive demo.

Next-gen cloud technology: What can we expect and what can we use it for?

August 27, 2019 No Comments

It is fair to say that cloud technology has made a real impact in the last few years. This has been felt across society as a whole and certainly within business. The many benefits of cloud computing, from cost savings to more flexible IT arrangements and increased data security, have made it a firm favorite with many companies. Although first coming into use in the 2000’s, it has been since 2010 that cloud tech has become more popular with business users.

Benefits of Cloud Computing in Education Sector

August 7, 2019 No Comments

Cloud technologies have become possible due to the rapid development of hardware: processor power is growing day by day, a multi-core architecture and hard drive volumes are developing. Yes, and Internet channels have become much broader and faster.

Who will blink first: desktop vs cloud-based authoring tool

July 18, 2019 No Comments

Cloud The world is progressing into a technologically advanced era and workplaces all around it are rummaging to find the best-suited technology for their employees. One of the most important aspects of this process is to select the most sophisticated and effective training methodologies for one’s employees. And the biggest tool for this is eLearning and eLearning authoring tools.

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

July 16, 2019 No Comments

It’s good to stay up to date with all the latest technology when you run a business. Not only will it show your customers that you are interested in what is happening in the business world (and perhaps in your sector in particular), but it will also help you to grow your business more quickly. There are many benefits to using cloud computing in your business; read on to find out what some of them are and how you can use them to your advantage.

Ways Cloud Systems Increase Business Productivity

July 12, 2019 No Comments

For most business owners, it’s an important goal that the most efficient processes are achieved while still being economically sound. There are many ways to improve productivity, such as purchasing machines to increase output or getting automation tools to decrease defects. From the IT infrastructure point of view, a lot of business owners are unaware of the risks they are being exposed to in terms of cybersecurity and reliability. One of the common economical solutions to ensure IT reliability is getting into cloud computing systems.

Do You Need a Multi-Cloud Structure?

June 16, 2019 No Comments

There are so many different cloud softwares available on the market but some of them still fall short. In this scenario, which is better? To struggle with what you have or to branch out and see what else is on offer. We think the latter, so we have put together this guide to help you learn about multi-cloud structures. No matter what your business involves, you may be able to find a use for a multi-cloud structure in your online operations.

Moving to the cloud: Why API-led architectures matter

June 14, 2019 No Comments

Today, integration is a strategic component of every digital transformation and initiative that involves moving to the cloud.

Ways Cloud Computing Can Increase Productivity

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As a lot of effective and economical business solutions and tools are out there that business owners can adopt right now to get their operations and processes better than before, cloud computing is one of the things that can drastically increase productivity of a business. Thanks to the cloud computing solutions and techniques, things are becoming more effective, faster, approachable and precise for businesses of all type. Taking business systems and software from local machines or hard drives to remote cloud locations, businesses are enjoying the myriad benefits in terms of improved operational efficiency, better collaboration and quick access to required business data etc.

6 Digital Transformation Trends To Watch For In 2019

May 1, 2019 No Comments

More and more businesses are looking to technology to address process, model, and resource challenges. While many digital transformation trends aren’t yet a fit or don’t perform at a high enough level to provide universal business value, there are other upcoming solutions that show a great deal of promise.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

April 10, 2019 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

April 8, 2019 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

Benefits of Cloud Computing for Businesses

April 7, 2019 No Comments

However, with thousands of these logs being created, they can often take up a lot of space to store. Instead of keeping them local on the computer, maybe companies elect to use cloud logging. This will allow you to securely access them anywhere, will reduce the need for physical storage is often more affordable. Also, these logs can be helpful both in terms of security and compliance, so keeping them safe and secure in the cloud is a good idea.

Cloud Computing and Big Data: Everything you Need to Know

April 6, 2019 No Comments

Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations manage and interact with their data. Over the last few years, several organizations, including small and mid-sized companies, have migrated their data workloads and computing to the cloud. And the trend continues. As per a recent Forrester report, cloud computing will firmly establish itself as the foundation of future enterprise application platforms in 2019 and cloud spending will increase as enterprises adopt cloud tools and services in whatever way they can.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

Cloud Computing: Tips & Tools to Increase Team Productivity

April 2, 2019 No Comments

The increasingly fast adoption of new technologies has drastically changed how business is conducted, and it isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. Businesses of all sizes recognize the benefits of cloud computing, regardless of industry. It helps control costs and is easy to scale as the business grows. It also requires less investment than physical equipment or software, as well, allowing more small businesses and start-ups to utilize the newer technologies without the typical budgetary constraints.

Top 7 Programming Language to Excel as Cloud Professional

March 14, 2019 No Comments

The cloud computing field is getting more prominent with time. Here is the chart that shows the growth of the cloud market. You can expect cloud computing to grow more in the future. The growth of cloud computing is also increasing the demand for professionals who can work with the cloud system. Currently, there is a shortage of skilled cloud professionals. According to Payscale.com, the average salary of Certified Cloud Professional surpasses $100k annually.

How IT is Streamlining the Healthcare Sector

February 5, 2019 No Comments

Sure enough, as new trends in IT development emerge, it has become crucial for stakeholders in the healthcare industry to be made aware of the latest disruptions within the field. In this sense, it’s important to stay abreast of the latest developments in IT that provide healthcare institutions the capacity for effective service deliveries.

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

January 14, 2019 No Comments

Two decades ago the internet and information technology revolutionized the world. Now, cloud computing is responsible for generating transformations, especially in the way companies are conducting their business. Cloud computing is being considered by small and large companies as the tool of the next decade. There will be fewer companies that still rely on the use of physical devices to store and manage data.

Why use cloud-based software for your business

January 8, 2019 No Comments

Some people refer to cloud-based software as Software as a Service (SaaS). Cloud-based software is a service that allows individuals and organizations to run applications without having to install anything on their computers or to manage a server. To run your business activities, you will just need a computer, an internet browser and a good internet connection. Operating systems, applications, network switches, and servers reside within the cloud.

Which Cloud Computing Skills Will Be in Demand in 2019?

December 11, 2018 No Comments

Gaining experience and becoming qualified takes time. Therefore, it is essential that you make sure any training or career development you go through will serve you well in the future along with remembering that professional training and development in this field is never ending. To make sure your CV is never put to the bottom of the pile, it is important to look at what careers the current technology we are working with today will open up for tomorrow. Such as the case with system automation skills after the amount of data processed through cloud hosts is unmanageable to most enterprises with conventional manual methods.

UDM – Taming The Unstructured Data Beast

November 27, 2018 No Comments

The Beast is Big and Getting Bigger Never has this famed quote been more appropo. Organizations have been losing the battle with the growth and rampant sprawl of unstructured data. To help put this into perspective, according the IDC’s DataAge 2025 report they predict that global storage datasphere will grow from 16ZB in 2016 to 163ZB by 2025 and over 90% of that data will be unstructured vs structured. Taming the unstructured data beast is the opportunity in the chaos for the channel. The Unstructured Data Test Do you want to find a new opportunity with your clients or prospective clients? If so, here is a simple set of test questions you can ask. 1. How much data capacity is online today in your org, both on-premises and in the cloud? 2. Where is this data located, and is that where it should be? 3. Who owns this data and can you identify them for governance compliance? 4. What data sets belong to which applications? 5. Is that data protected and secured to your required SLAs? I can guarantee that 4 out of 5 times you will get more “I don’t know…”s, “that is hard to say…”s, or non-committal monosyllabic grunts, sighs and shrugs than anyone is comfortable with. Why? Because the answers to very simple questions are often the most difficult to provide. These five questions should be enough to to find a new business opportunity, show your value to your clients, and increase your standing as a trusted advisor. To back up this test, we gave it to over 200 IT leaders and application owners and the results are available at (Link). Unstructured Data Management Report In the Unstructured Data Management (UDM) report, over 200 IT leaders and application owners shared their current perspectives, challenges and predictions about unstructured data. In this report, we sought to understand three core trends facing IT leader and applications owners. 1. What is the scale of unstructured data under management? 2. How is that data being is being generated differently today and into the future? 3. What are the new ways that data is being applied in the business? From a scale perspective, 40% indicated that the “age of machine file creation” is upon us and machine created data will far exceed human generated data going forward. This is driven by analytics, IoT, medical imaging, EDA, media, financials and dozens of other automated functions. With IDC predicting that global storage datasphere will grow by 10X (16ZB in 2016 to 163ZB by 2025) and over 90% of that new data will be unstructured, it is easy to see that we are just beginning to see the scale and scope of the unstructured data beast. The second major data trend is the cataloging and management of metadata and tagging files into data sets that feed specific workflows and real-time analytics. Organizations are beginning to think of data in groups and datasets with shared metadata categories. This better enables them to support the needs of specific workflows, applications and analytics As the metadata is more visible it helps enhance the value, usability and mobility of data to support a greater range of use cases. They are clear that data must always be searchable, shareable and deliverable for any need. Next was the transition in unstructured data’s importance. It went from being important for business continuity to being strategic for generating revenue and improving operating models. This is best demonstrated in the the use of real-time analytics and the training of machine learning models. Analytics and machine learning are improving everything from marketing (via churn prediction, recommender systems, and targeted ad placement) to cancer diagnosis (via image recognition). The ability to operationalize data is a competitive weapon, and when combined with auditable integrity, it’s a game-changer. Competitively, data must and will be used for driving revenue, improving product designs, creating better customer interactions, finding ways to lower cost, and optimizing supply chains (both physical and digital). The Unstructured Opportunity for the Channel All of this leads us to the opportunity for the channel. The problems have changed and the solutions need to evolve with them. We think that when you ask your clients to take the “unstructured data test” you will find an consulting and business opportunity right in front of you. There are now new tools that can help you scan these vast sources of data and create a single catalog. Use these tools to help clients understand the scope and scale of the challenge in front of them. Help them to think of data as a dynamic resource instead of a static one stuck in silos. We see an evolution happening. Legacy unstructured data, new machine-generated data, IoT, real time analytics and AI/ML can be leveraged using a modern UDM approach that provides: ● Data visibility: The ability to see, search and find all of your data ● Data classification and organization: : The ability to organize, understand and govern your data ● Data protection: The ability to backup, archive and recover data ● Data mobility : The ability to programmatically move your datasets to the right places throughout their lifecycle We have seen this opportunity manifest in the real world, with companies like Paige.AI improving cancer diagnostics by accelerating machine learning workflows, moving the data to the right place at the right time and then providing the ability to track and recreate data sets for specific ML models. This closed loop UDM capability is required to meet the challenges of the future. Best of all, this is not just a future vision, but something we are deploying today with channel partners like FusionStorm, Red8, SnowCap, and P1 Technologies.

Expert Tips For Maximizing The Power of Amazon Redshift Spectrum

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Redshift Spectrum is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision-making. This fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud allows organizations to run complex queries on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Help increase performance and potentially reduce the cost of your queries with Amazon Redshift. Download your complimentary ebook and get ten valuable tips on using Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift.

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