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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 >>>





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CLOUD COMPUTING

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Using Device-native Capabilities to Secure Devices with Mobility Strategies

September 21, 2017 No Comments

with Henning Volkmer, Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc.In this interview, Henning Volkmer, president and CEO of Cortado Mobile Solutions Inc., shares his thoughts on using device-native capabilities to secure devices implementing productive mobility strategies, as well the benefits, simplicity and cost savings a cloud-based approach offers. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Enterprise IT Challenges in the Cloud

September 15, 2017 No Comments

with Patrick Carey, Black Duck SoftwareIn this interview, Patrick Carey, VP of Product at Black Duck Software, gives his perspective the Equifax data breach and how to protect privacy moving forward. Read More >>>

Why Are Windows 10 Migrations Picking Up Speed?

September 12, 2017 No Comments

Last year, few IT professionals believed they would be close to completing their migration to Windows 10 by this time. Some even estimated that they wouldn’t be at the halfway mark. Given the scale of this mission—migrating thousands of systems without business interruption—this conservative outlook is perhaps understandable.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Fintech Must Forge an API Integration Strategy

September 6, 2017 No Comments

with Ross Garrett, Cloud ElementsIn this interview, Cloud Elements’ Head of Product Marketing Ross Garrett shares his thoughts on the imperative of adopting an open API strategy at financial institutions and fintech companies.Read More >>>

Cloud Wars: Win Through Acquisition

August 17, 2017 No Comments

There is a hidden war going on in the tech world – a war to see who will come out on top of the Cloud. And if war was about acquiring land, then this War of the Tech Giants is about acquiring Cloud space (or at least the companies that govern it). This isn’t anything new. The battle to become the top Cloud provider has been going on for some time now.

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: How CTOs Close the Tech Gap with Open Source

August 14, 2017 No Comments

Open source software has characteristics such as quality, flexibility, security, and standardization that are unsurpassed by traditional software solutions. It has long-term viability and is always on the cutting-edge of technology. The software is created and supported by a worldwide community of organizations and individual developers, many of whom also live by open source values like collaboration and volunteerism.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: In the New Age of Ecommerce, Fulfillment is the New Battleground

August 8, 2017 No Comments

with Arun Rao, GrandCanalsIn this interview, Arun Rao discusses how to support businesses who are struggling with the “Amazonification” of the fulfillment chain where there are rising costs and rising expectations on delivery times. Read More >>>

Taking a Glimpse at the Future of Cloud Computing

August 8, 2017 No Comments

Despite concerns about data security, privacy, and the reliability of cloud services, the level of innovation and market size of this pioneering technology show no signs of dropping any time soon. In this article, we take a look at the future of cloud computing and make a few predictions about how we’ll be storing our data a few years from now.

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.

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