As we live in a world where we are surrounded by phones, social media, and Alexas, it is clear that information technology (IT) is an integral part of our existence. However, navigating the world of IT for the general consumer can be a minefield: there’s so much to think about, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. This is where IT businesses play a pivotal role. They serve the purpose of meeting the concerns and demands that consumers naturally have as a result of living in the information age.
DATA and ANALYTICS
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.
In the modern world, everything is changing, thanks to technological innovations and improvements aiming at improving the way businesses are run and managed. Point of Sale (POS) systems have come from far to be effective as they are today. Running a retail store is now almost impossible, especially if you expect to serve thousands of customers in a day. Sometimes it’s humanly impossible to track all your business activities alone without making mistakes but with the right POS you can be sure of zero errors.
Taking a look at great tips and strategies for hiring an IT team and the benefits it can bring your business. Why in house IT may be the route for your company.
You may already be wondering what a usability test is-let alone its types and possible drawbacks. Nonetheless, it is not rocket science and you should not be so apprehensive about learning how to apply it as its advantages far outweigh its disadvantages. It is a sort of tests that real Internet users take without having to perform any extraordinary tasks or reach to imaginative solutions. Its main goal is to let the researchers be led to some conclusions concerning the usability of the product or the site or app which is under scrutiny.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Intervew: Software Usage Management and Insights – How Product Managers Can Avoid Flying BlindOctober 9, 2019 No Comments
As director of global marketing and enablement at Flexera, Nicole Segerer keeps her finger on software monetization trends. In this exclusive interview, she shares insight about how software suppliers are using usage management and insights to create better, more profitable software.
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).
As modernized data centers scale up and out, there is a strong potential for growing complexity as well. IT teams need to be vigilant in simplifying architectures and operations as the technological landscape changes.
with David Flynn, HammerspaceIn this interview, David Flynn, CEO of Hammerspace, shares insights about why the industry needs to rethink how we deal with data, the factors driving this change, the ways traditional data management holds businesses back, and the steps organizations can take to set their data free.Read More >>>
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.
with Matthew Wallace, FactionIn this interview, Matthew Wallace, CTO of Faction, sees VMware Cloud on AWS growing in 2019. Here, he shares insights about trends in VMware, best use cases, advantages, and how to avoid delays and complications in disaster recovery.Read More >>>
Deploying machine learning as part an organization’s data protection strategy can provide the critical assistance users need to apply the proper safeguards to data they’ve created without adding friction to their day-to-day activities. Machine learning can go one step further and remove the user from the equation while increasing confidence in your organization’s ability to identify, contextualize and classify its unique data. In this discussion with Mark Cassetta, senior vice president of strategy for TITUS, we learn why machine learning can provide greater confidence in identifying and protecting critical data.
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.
Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global intelligence provider, IDC, for a training-based session on transforming your data to power machine learning and AI projects. Learn how to prepare data pipelines that automate your machine learning and AI workflows, use AWS Data Pipeline to automate data movement and transformation, unlock insights that fuel your business, and explore software solutions in AWS Marketplace that make your data analytics-ready.
Data is getting more precious than oil in 2019. Companies collect tremendous masses of data from essential daily apps. Your must-have kit, including messenger, browser, e-mail, and e-wallet track online activities so that institutions can draw well-defined conclusions about your habits. Why do they need this data? To enhance their influence in commercials and marketing campaigns, sell databases, commit investigations, and many more.
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.
When it comes to mapping out the DNA of your code, there is a lot that goes into it, including the testing phase. You want to be able to spot all possible issues and anomalies, and also find the root cause and make sure that gets to the right person. You never want code that’s poor quality to be moved to production, and with that in mind, it’s important to understand all aspects of testing and quality control.
Unarguably, Android is the most extensively used operating system on the planet. It implies that it is essential to have the best security apps and antivirus tools for Android installed on your Android used phones , as Google’s OS is often targeted by malware because of its ubiquity. Whatever software you use with your Android phone or tablet, you’d be insightful to have an antivirus or a security app installed on your device. In this article, we’re going to feature 6 of the top antivirus apps for Android in 2019 — most of which are free apps to download.
With the ever-expanding complexity of IT configurations and environments found in today’s data centers, choosing the right data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution for your facility can be something of an involved proposition. At minimum, you want to ensure your choice will facilitate the management and monitoring of all assets and identify optimization methods, while contributing to maximum uptime and availability.
Back in May, the world marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it’s now commonly known. Over the course of the year, GDPR and related stories were rarely out of the headlines. GDPR was mentioned in seemingly every story written about data privacy if not covered exclusively. In the wake of all the hype, companies around the world with a data presence in the EU spent millions to comply with the newly passed regulations. GDPR was, and in many ways remains, everywhere.
As director of global marketing and enablement at Flexera, Nicole Segerer keeps her finger on software monetization trends. Here, she shares insight about how software suppliers are using deployment and monetization models, the relationships between these models, best practices for pricing and licensing, and guidance for product managers.
The development of mobile Internet technologies has allowed people to use phones for surfing the Web. Mobile gadgets are used not only to search for the necessary information but to communicate in social networks, make purchases, conduct financial transactions, work in corporate networks, etc. But how to make these actions totally safe and anonymous? You just need to use a VPN.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Current State of Technology in the Domain of Business Process ManagementJuly 31, 2019 No Comments
IT Briefcase talks to Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and co-founder of Bonitasoft, on the 10th anniversary of his company about the current state of technology in the domain of Business Process Management. Miguel rather famously claimed “BPM is not dead” at BPM2017. Where is BPM today?
The explosion of new technology hitting the market has transformed the way companies do business, governments make policies, and citizens live their lives. That we all have pocked-sized devices which keep us connected to people around the world is truly a marvel, but it comes with risks too.
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.
AI and machine learning is one of the most valuable technologies for all kinds of industries. Machine learning can be applied to nearly any kind of industry, though currently, data collection is at the top of the mountain. In this article, we’re going to highlight 3 ways that individuals with experience in programming and machine learning can put their skills towards financial gain.
Driven by a deluge of new types and volumes of devices and services, staid, three-tier enterprise networks have become a hot, and increasingly complex, mess. IT managers who are used to the relatively “climate controlled” environment of their data centers – fixed topologies, extant automation tools and management networks – are instead facing the moral equivalent of out-of-control climate change in their campus and access networks.
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Kubernetes Security & Compliance: How Software Development is “Shifting Security Left”July 3, 2019 No Comments
with Tim Hinrichs, StyraIn this interview, Tim Hinrichs, CTO and Co-Founder of Styra and Co-Founder of Open Policy Agent shares insights about how software development teams are “shifting security left,” focusing on prevention, rather than detection.Read More >>>
Many businesses are monetizing software by moving to the subscription business model. 80% of all software vendors are estimated to be offering subscriptions by 2020. While companies scramble to make this transition, those that establish and follow a comprehensive plan are the ones most likely succeed on the journey. What should businesses know about how to ensure a viable subscription business? As principal product manager at Flexera, Scott Niemann, sees vendors dashing to the subscription business model. Drawing on his background in software monetization practices for IoT and SaaS markets, he shares guidance on how companies can prepare for the journey and provide business models that meet customers’ expectations.
All technology builds on that which came before it, and business intelligence (BI) is no different. Organizations aiming to stay competitive are seeking out the best way to capitalize on company data, including the latest in BI technology—like search-driven analytics and dashboard technology. The goal today goes beyond having BI software available; it’s all about adoption, or how employees are actually able to get and use insights. This is exactly why it’s time to go beyond traditional business intelligence (BI) dashboards in the digital age.