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Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit 2018, September 5 – 7, in Orlando, FL

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit 2018, September 5 – 7, in Orlando, FL

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DATA and ANALYTICS 

How Cloud Computing Can Improve Your Business Efficiency

August 14, 2018 No Comments

The main uses of cloud computing can be extremely beneficial to the speed and quality of your website. This articles go into detail on how you can use cloud computing to your advantage. Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in the business community. This market is expected to reach $159 billion worldwide by 2020. While most companies only use the cloud to store data and share files, this technology has a wide range of applications.

Data Integration: AWS Glue Overview

August 14, 2018 No Comments

In the era of technological advancement, companies have resorted to using ETL tools in an effort to integrate their data. AWS glue is a service that entails the complete management of data extraction, loading, and transformation. The technology operates on the basis of the interaction of many elements to establish, manage and operate an individual’s data warehouse. The service aims at categorizing and preparing data for efficient movement from one store to another.

Tech is a Game Changer in Reducing Medical Errors

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Around 250,000 deaths per year occur due to medical errors, making them the third leading cause of mortality in the United States. The physical suffering, as well as the psychological and mental anguish caused by these unintentional acts, cost money and time. Luckily, with the advent of advanced technology, there are several ways that medical errors can be prevented to improve the outcomes of healthcare. By integrating technology in healthcare, on or off the operating table, the likelihood of errors and negligence is reduced substantially.

Voice and Visual Search Technologies on the Rise

August 13, 2018 No Comments

Search engine technology has evolved in just a couple of decades. Google was born in 1997 and quickly dominated the Web — flat screens were not even existing then. Searches were done on big, bulky desktops. Then laptops came, a portable solution to computers. Shortly after emerged the smartphones, and now in one swipe of a finger, people can get info in a split second. The rest is basically history.

Tips for Calculating the ROI of New Software

August 8, 2018 No Comments

It’s important when purchasing and implementing a new software product to have a clear understanding of the value it’s bringing to the organization. For example, if a company introduces new corporate expense management software, they can look at specific points of measurement such as how much is saved on T&E costs, or the money saved by reducing human error.

Best Ways to Keep Your Other Storage Clean

August 7, 2018 No Comments

When you are facing a busy workload, the remaining space on your hard disk required for healthy running of your computer is the last thing you can be bothered about. Once you notice that your Mac is running slower than it used to, it’s time to ensure that your Mac has enough breathing space and whether the “Other” storage category would not take up too much space.

TOP 5 BPM trends essential for your Digital Transformation in 2018

August 6, 2018 No Comments

The BPM industry continues to grow, responding to the strong need for more robust solutions to help organizations support process design, execution, optimization, as well as digital transformation initiatives. Download this whitepaper and discover what BPM tools will be critical for your Digital Transformation initiatives!

Mastering digital operational excellence with an intelligent BPM

August 6, 2018 No Comments

Mastering digital operational excellence is critically fundamental for forward-thinking companies in the age of the customer. It drives operational agility enabling organizations to accelerate their time-to-strategy execution, making the staff more responsive and build leaner processes. Download this whitepaper to learn what key aspects organizations need to focus on to gain operational excellence.

Communications Tax Impacts of VoIP Services

August 6, 2018 No Comments

Tweet VoIP service, or “Voice over Internet Protocol,” is officially pervasive throughout our work and consumer lifestyles. Whether communicating with far-away friends and family or keeping up with the non-stop demands of work, we rely on VoIP audio and video communications to stay connected. For users, this is an incredibly hassle-free, simple solution. The same […]

Taxing the Internet of Things

August 6, 2018 No Comments

Many companies investing in IoT solutions remain unaware that creating those connections can completely change the taxes they’re liable for and regulations they’re subject to. Such oversights have the potential to turn profitable revenue streams into costly headaches due to increased risks of penalties, fees, and audits.

5 Signs Your Subscription Business is Outgrowing Quickbooks

August 2, 2018 No Comments

Read this eBook to understand why your business needs to automate and streamline your finance function.

The Business Value of Adobe Experience Manager Sites

August 1, 2018 No Comments

A view to all you can do with Adobe Experience Manager Sites.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Only One-Quarter Who Pay Ransomware Fees Get Their Data Back

August 1, 2018 No Comments

with Linus Chang, BackupAssistIn this discussion with Linus Chang, Co-Founder and CEO of BackupAssist, we learn why the strategy of planning to pay the ransom in the wake of a ransomware attack is misguided. Read More >>>

Data Analysis Tool Review: Able2Extract Professional

July 31, 2018 No Comments

Microsoft Excel continues to be the number one solution for analyzing data and preparing all sorts of charts that will best represent that data. However, the problem many data analysts and Excel users face today is that data comes in a myriad of file formats. Before you can get started with any serious data analysis, you need to find a way to export your tables and other information to Excel.

4 NBN Misconceptions and Their Clarifications

July 30, 2018 No Comments

It’s already a well-known fact that with every new technology, there comes a bunch of new questions and misconceptions that everybody has. And the NBN is no exception for sure. The National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia has gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, especially for the fact that there are certain aspects about it that people don’t seem to understand. This is the perfect time for the people to adapt completely to the idea of NBN, given the fact that by 2020, the technology will take over the entire country of Australia.

Understanding Waterline Data Collection and the Importance of Data Inventory

July 30, 2018 No Comments

Waterline catalog automatically collects all the data assets in Hadoop and secures it. This enables enterprise users to understand the entire inventory of data and assist in its management. This makes it easier for data engineers and scientists to access the requisite data for their in-depth analytics. In other words, data stewards can curate the data inventory in a much supple perspective. With waterline catalog, credible data is introduced and used to derive crucial insights to create and enhance great value.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Increasing Value of Cloud-based Process Improvement Solutions

July 26, 2018 No Comments

New Zealand’s Promapp Solutions – an industry-leading provider of cloud-based business process management (BPM) software for creating and managing business processes online – recently expanded its US presence. After establishing a strong US foothold by attracting a range of marquee clients from its office in San Francisco, Promapp has now opened a second US office in Austin, TX. The new office already has seven employees, with plans to add more in the near future. IT Briefcase spoke to Promapp’s CMO, Sarah Berkowski, about the company’s new Austin office and its importance to Promapp’s US growth in response to increased market interest in cloud-based process improvement solutions.

3 Technologies That are Changing Banking as We Know It!

July 24, 2018 No Comments

Notoriously the banking systems have struggled to keep up with the sign of the times. As the world becomes more technologically diverse, banks like to stick to traditional systems that will ultimately make them money. However with new regulations coming in banks are being forced into the 21st century. In this article we take a look at 3 technologies that will change the face of future banks.

The Forrester Wave™: Recurring Customer And Billing Management, Q3 2017

July 24, 2018 No Comments

The report evaluates 35 criteria of recurring customer and billing management providers to demonstrate how each provider “measures up and helps digital business strategy professionals choose the products that best fit their needs.”

The 10 Essential SaaS Growth Strategies

July 24, 2018 No Comments

For every successful SaaS company that has grown over 50% year over year — including such well-known companies as Zendesk, Box, Hubspot, and New Relic — there are thousands of startups that have failed. We’ve boiled it down to the top 10 essential growth strategies to help SaaS companies grow fast and efficiently.

DevOps to DocOps to LocOps: The Next Step in Global Agility

July 23, 2018 No Comments

Markets move too fast for a long lead process, whether you are developing software or marketing products and services. Business priorities can shift on monthly, weekly, even daily basis. In response, businesses are rapidly adopting Agile methodology to accelerate product delivery, manage changing priorities, increase productivity, and enhance visibility.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Bringing it All Home – How Homebuilding is Going High-Tech

July 23, 2018 No Comments

In this interview, we tackle several current technology-based construction topics with Steve Glenn, CEO at Plant Prefab (a custom prefabricated home builder). Glenn discusses how tech plays a role in home construction and how prefabricated homes help meet some of the construction challenges facing builders today.

What Businesses Should Know About Collecting Customer Data

July 13, 2018 No Comments

Collecting data is something almost every business does at this point. While it’s common to ask for various customer data from email addresses to traditional addresses, that doesn’t mean every business is doing things the right way. Because of how frequently businesses collect data, it’s easy to start getting lax in the process of doing so. When that happens, a business may be putting their customer’s data and their reputation at risk.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How to Overcome the “6 Second Rule” When It Comes to Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

July 3, 2018 No Comments

The majority of today’s organizations, regardless of size or vertical, has an ever growing mountain of electronically stored information (ESI). Much of this ESI remains under the purview of each individual employee to manage. Of course, this can introduce a host of business, legal and/or regulatory challenges and risks. Today, we speak with Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing for Archive360 (www.archive360.com) on this important topic.

What’s the Future of Flash Storage?

June 28, 2018 No Comments

If you’re like most businesses, you probably rely on at least some flash storage for your day-to-day operations. You might have flash memory as a critical component of your laptops, use it as extra storage in your office, or have it in the form of portable flash drives, so your employees can easily transfer files from one computer to another. Still, flash storage is facing competition, with cloud-based storage solutions and similar apps. So what does the future hold for this currently ubiquitous storage technology?

Helping Address GDPR Compliance Using Oracle Security Solutions

June 25, 2018 No Comments

This whitepaper explains how Oracle Security solutions can be used to help implement a security framework that addresses GDPR.

Cloud Security for Dummies

June 25, 2018 No Comments

Security was once an inhibitor to cloud adoption, but today security has become a reason to move to the cloud.

Anatomy of a Development Champion

June 19, 2018 No Comments

In a DevSecOps world, the security team needs more than a superficial understanding of development. HERE’S WHAT A DEVELOPMENT CHAMPION LOOKS LIKE

IDG Access Paper: Why SDS is Essential for IT Transformation

June 15, 2018 No Comments

Traditional storage relies on expensive hardware that limits flexibility and scalability. Software defined storage (SDS) can eliminate hardware dependencies; empowering organizations to build storage that can meet modern demands. This white paper, “Why SDS is Essential for IT Transformation,” helps you identify what to look for and what’s possible with SDS.

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