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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

with Kendra Morton, Flexera
In this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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CLOUD COMPUTING

Can Today’s ERP Handle Bid Evaluation Process?

July 13, 2020 No Comments

The Bid evaluation is a process that takes places after a bid proposal is submitted by the supplier in response to a bid and the bid date has ended. Once the bid responses are received by the organization, bids are evaluated by a group of panelists to examine and determine the best offer in the effort to acquire goods and services for the organization. These panelists may interview the selected finalist(s) and conclude if necessary, in determining the most economically advantageous procurement bidding.

Want a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection? Here’s What to Look For

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Technological innovations paved the way for various information, products, and services to be available online. However, the key to accessing all these is having a fast and reliable internet connection. If you are in the hunt for the best deal that internet service providers (ISPs) can give you, below are some of the things that you need to look for.

A Comprehensive Guide to Cloud Computing for Businesses

June 23, 2020 No Comments

Cloud computing continues to take the tech world by storm and for good reason, but there is one area where these systems really come into their own: when they are used to improve the power of business. They enable both large and small companies to save time and money by increasing productivity, increasing the possibilities for collaboration and fostering innovation.

Online SMS Platforms And The Benefits It Can Give To Your Business

June 23, 2020 No Comments

The very first SMS message was sent way back in 1992 and throughout the 90s and the early 00s we heavily used this messaging system to stay in touch. Once the smartphone emerged however and we began to see web based instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber, the SMS almost became obsolete. Despite the fact that people no longer use SMS to keep in touch with friends and family, the messaging system presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses and email SMS is one of the most frequently used methods, which has become vital to many companies. Let’s take a look at how these tool can help businesses.

IT Modernization Yields Business Benefits Even in Early Stages: Survey

June 16, 2020 No Comments

In recent years, with the emergence of newer technologies ranging from the cloud to machine learning, IT modernization has evolved from a replacement of end-of-life infrastructure to an enabler of innovation and business value. It is a complex process that can take months or even years, but a recent survey shows that the effort begins to deliver measurable results almost as soon as an organization executes the first steps on its roadmap.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

June 14, 2020 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

How to Increase the Security of Your Cloud Server in 5 Steps

May 25, 2020 No Comments

If you are having a bit of hesitation about whether or not to add cloud computing services to your IT infrastructure, then you need to know that it’s normal for you to be cautious. When it comes to cloud services, data security is a big source of concern for IT professionals. With an increasing number of companies moving their data and applications to the cloud, company executives are left with the job of striking a balance between the benefits of an increase in productivity and worries about IT security and compliance.

Backing Up Our Future: Internet and Cloud Storage Statistics for 2020

April 14, 2020 No Comments

To look at today from the lens of even 15 years ago is an extraordinary thing. Computers and connections are faster than they’ve ever been, and our ability to communicate with each other is now effectively unlimited, given the advent of video chatting and high internet speeds. People use and rely on computers (including smartphones) for most of their working and leisure hours, and children are by default digital natives, ready to tune into whatever the next developments are.

JetStream DR on Cloudian Selected by Managed Service Provider ENS-Inc for Cloud Disaster Recovery Service

March 24, 2020 No Comments

JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud-native disaster recovery, today announced that Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. (ENS-Inc), a premier managed services provider (MSP), is the first to deploy JetStream DR on Cloudian, a cloud-native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution built on JetStream DR and Cloudian® object storage technologies.

The Place of Information Technology in Education

March 17, 2020 No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt that information technology advancements have played a major role in the education sector by making information sharing very easy. Today, teachers have an easy time giving students relevant knowledge through the use of computers and tablets. Classroom collaborative projects have been made possible through video conferencing, where students from the same or different schools can participate in group projects.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

March 4, 2020 No Comments

with Kendra Morton, FlexeraIn this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

February 28, 2020 No Comments

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).

The Truth about the “Cloud.” How Do the World’s Largest Companies Store Our Data?

January 9, 2020 No Comments

About 15 to 20 years ago, a computer with a 200 to 300 GB hard drive was considered an impermissible luxury. In the 2000s, to score such a capacity seemed fantastic: almost the entire Internet was charged by megabytes, and with an unlimited tariff could spend eternity to score the same 200 GB. But time changed everything. What do users do when need to store large amounts of data but can’t carry an external drive everywhere? “Clouds” or cloud storage will help.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How DevOps Teams Can Leverage Policy-as-Code to Scale Kubernetes

November 19, 2019 No Comments

Kubernetes and containerization make application delivery much faster. But DevOps professionals hit a brick wall when they have to prove compliance to non-coders. In this QA, Styra security strategist Chris Webber talks to us from KubeCon in San Diego on how to bridge the communication gap between DevOps and Security/Compliance professionals.

Addressing Cloud Deficiencies – Can Your Cloud Stay Afloat?

November 12, 2019 No Comments

It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service. Moreover, since the cloud offers numerous benefits including reducing IT costs, providing quick access to business applications and forms, and supporting work groups with on-demand and easy access to important data, it’s no wonder that numerous industries, from retail, to finance, to banking and even healthcare are all taking the cloud by storm.

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.

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