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5 Ways DocOps Will Help You Globalize Your Business

January 23, 2015 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, LingotekIn yet another case of “what you don’t know actually can hurt you,” DocOps is the latest process poised to up-end your content-management world. If you haven’t heard of this DevOps adaptation, you need to, especially if you hope compete in the race to globalize. Read More >>>

Trusted data will tip the balance between success and failure in 2015

January 22, 2015 No Comments

The wheels are turning ever faster in the telecom industry. For every year, there are new and often unexpected developments. As we face another eventful year, industry expert David King, CEO of leading data centre and power management systems supplier Flexenclosure, describes which developments had the biggest impact in 2014 and what we can expect from 2015.

Infographic: Docker Ecosystem – 2014 Year in Review

January 19, 2015 No Comments

Docker has gone from a hot enterprise tech startup to an ecosystem that accelerates the delivery of distributed applications. 2014 had many milestones that shaped the fast-changing containerization landscape. The infographic below, created by WaveMaker, outlines the partnerships, releases, announcements and competition related to the Docker ecosystem.

3Scale Releases 2015 Predictions for the API Industry

January 19, 2015 No Comments

2014 was a great year for APIs. There were new technologies, and a lot more reach and relevance as API deployments broadened. More companies launched APIs, those APIs were more robust and useful than ever before and executives in the C-Suite began understanding the importance an API can have for a company and its bottom line. Looking forward into 2015, Steve Willmott, CEO of 3Scale, the leading API management platform, has compiled his list of predictions for the API space in 2015. The year promises to have a lot of new API innovations and uses, combined with the inevitable growing pains of any young industry.

MapR CEO Offers His Predictions for Big Data Drivers in 2015

January 15, 2015 No Comments

Hadoop continues to show significant evidence of how companies are achieving measurable ROI from storing, processing, analyzing and sharing Big Data. MapR Technologies’ CEO and Cofounder, John Schroeder, forecasts several major developments he believes will drive Big Data in 2015 to become a must-have infrastructure for enterprises.

Crisis Communication: an Important Part of Emergency Preparation

January 14, 2015 No Comments

Businesses today are smart. They consider all kinds of outcomes for every business decision and use complex sets of variables to predict the future. If challenging times are coming for the company, they can often see it in advance and make preparations to lessen the storm. But among all the maybes and possibilities is one situation that many businesses tend to overlook: emergencies within the office itself. It may be a natural disaster, fire or even threat of violence.

From Information to Insights: IBM Sterling B2B Services Reporting & Analytics

January 12, 2015 No Comments

Discover how IBM’s B2B Services Reporting and Analytics can deliver unprecedented levels of insight into all of your trading partner relationships in order to drive better, more profitable business decisions.

Inside the mind of the successful Business Intelligence (BI) customer: From best practices to lessons learned

January 12, 2015 No Comments

Virtual Roundtable: Four long-time BI customers – Mueller, Inc., Elie Tahari, Michigan State University and Host Hotels & Resorts – will speak candidly about their BI success from the front lines.

Calling all CIOs: IoT Will Change Everything in 2015 and Beyond

January 7, 2015 No Comments

by Ali A. Alkhafaji, VirtusaThe Internet of Things (IoT) introduces difficult questions: How can someone manage all of his or her devices? A unified user interface? Are different companies and industries ready to standardize? What is the potential commercial value for IoT? How will we manage security and safety? Software compatibility? Read More >>>

Goodbye to the cloud debate; Hello to analytics for actionable insights

January 6, 2015 No Comments

It’s still amazing to me that as each year comes to a close, I have the same thoughts I had the year before – how could another year have come and gone? But with each New Year, new and exciting opportunities arise, and for me 2015 will be an especially interesting year for virtualization and the cloud.

Performance Management Trends in 2015

January 6, 2015 No Comments

For CIOs to achieve their performance management goals and remain future ready in 2015 they will need universal insight across the enterprise and timely, correlated information that enables data-driven decision making.

Office Network Planning: Connect Your Business To The Future!

December 30, 2014 No Comments

Office network planners face many challenges. The Internet is now for merchants a major component of daily business and for consumers an increasingly convenient market for products and services. Telecommuting is on the rise as employers seek to lower costs and workers seek home-based alternatives to traditional commutes that consume so much unproductive time. Network planning for the constantly increasing data traffic driven by these developments should consider wiring hardware and computing software for foreseeable future needs.

Watch “The Cost of a Bad App- and how to deliver a good one, fast”

December 30, 2014 No Comments

The first part of the webcast briefing will focus on the global survey findings and their business implications – quantifying the cost of a bad app. The second part will cover strategies and solution options for consistently delivering good apps fast. After the webcast, you may view the report done by Forrester.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: Managing Big Data through Storage

December 18, 2014 No Comments

with Bernie Spang, IBM’s Systems & Technology GroupIn this interview, Bernie Spang from IBM’s Systems & Technology Group speaks with IT Briefcase on how users are adopting a more agile software defined storage approach, and how this philosophy prepares them for 2015 and the future. Read More >>>

The Siloed Database Administrator: Breaking down the wall between DBAs and the rest of IT

December 17, 2014 No Comments

with Gerardo Dada, SolarWindsIt’s a rare IT department that doesn’t experience a little bit of the “blame game” when something goes awry—particularly in the first moments after an application goes down or Help Desk tickets start flooding in.Read More >>>

Corporate IT is Facing a Darwinian Challenge, Not a Meteor-Induced Extinction

December 15, 2014 No Comments

One hears a lot of talk about the “death of IT,” or even more commonly the “death of the IT Service Desk,” but how informed are these opinions and do they ultimately drive the right type of response? In my opinion, they often give the view that it will be a “death of the dinosaurs”-type extinction for internal IT organizations. With a sudden fatal event – like the assumed, dinosaur-killing meteor – rather than a gradual, Darwinian-like “survival of the fittest” decline into extinction.

UC EXPO 2015 launches with leading exhibitor and speaker line up

December 15, 2014 No Comments

Imago Techmedia today announced that UC EXPO 2015, Europe’s largest unified communication & collaboration event, is now open for registration. The two day event encompasses the full range of technologies and services required to enable more efficient connectivity and bring significant cost savings to organisations.With over 90 specialist suppliers exhibiting and 5,000 ICT professionals expected to attend, UC EXPO 2015 brings together the industry’s deployment experts, from both the private and public sector. This is a must-attend event for those businesses wanting to mobilise their workforce, secure and improve their communication network and enable real-time collaboration.

4 Predictions for the 2015 IT Market Space

December 10, 2014 No Comments

Now that cloud services have become part of IT’s “new normal”, commonly referred to as “Hybrid”, it seems obvious that the approaches and tools we use to manage IT would also evolve and mature, though the pace of evolution varies amongst companies, of course. According to a Website Magazine article quoting a Gartner survey, more than 55% of CIOs indicate they would host all critical apps in the cloud by 2020. Cloud services use cases can vary greatly, but often hold common themes around converting traditional application to SaaS, or adding disaster recovery to your existing datacenter with RaaS.

Data Management in the Cloud: Five Fundamentals of Cloud Services Design

December 9, 2014 No Comments

by Robert Kaloustian, CommVaultWith adoption rates soaring, it’s safe to say that the “cloud” is here to stay. While companies of all shapes and sizes rush to jump on the cloud bandwagon, data management miscues could make their journey a long and bumpy ride. Read More >>>

What’s in Store for 2015 – Technology Edition

December 4, 2014 No Comments

by Dan Pickett, nfrastructureWe predict that through next year, technology will only continue to become “consumerized” as devices become more connected, everything becomes software-defined and the Internet of Things becomes completely engrained in our everyday life. Read More >>>

What Globalization Means in the Age of Real-Time, Mobile and Cloud

December 3, 2014 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, LingotekRemember when people first started talking about globalization in the 1980s? Branching out into new markets usually meant physically expanding to somewhere in Europe or the U.K. It required opening new offices, growing new markets through direct sales and having dedicated translators interpret content by hand. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with SIOS Technology: SANS-based vs. Cloud Clusters

December 3, 2014 No Comments

with Jerry Melnick, SIOS TechnologyIn this interview, Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS Technology discusses the difference between SAN-based and Cloud data storage clusters, and the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. Read More >>>

Hiring the Right People for Your IT Service Desk

December 3, 2014 No Comments

By Arvind Parthiban, ManageEngineHiring people for a service desk is a major challenge but an important one. Without good people, even the best processes and tools will fail to deliver high quality services and support. So where do you start? Planning a recruitment process is critical to helping you find the right person quickly. Read More >>>

Understanding Deep Packet Inspection Once and For All

November 21, 2014 No Comments

Today’s IT is one of convergence, applications and a demand for constant availability. And when it comes to downtime, all of these elements combined with the fact that many new applications are being provisioned with SaaS providers have created the perfect storm for IT pros tasked with getting to the root of problems and keeping business running. The question, “Is it the network or the app?” has never been more critical, nor more difficult to answer.

Modernizing Data Protection for SMBs

November 17, 2014 No Comments

In this webcast analyst Dave Vellante of Wikibon and RJ Nichols of Tech Data discuss the data protection challenges facing SMBs.

How Retailers Can Still Improve Security before Black Friday

November 17, 2014 No Comments

Each year, retailers hustle and strain to get their online and in-store merchandise ready to entice shoppers for the annual Black Friday rush. Their main concern, of course, is whether this season’s merchandise will prove popular. But what might get overlooked, is whether they’ve done enough to ward off the worst kind of shopper: the Cyber Hacker — who preys on stores at peak holiday season and can cause serious financial and reputational damage.

2015 mobile computing trends

November 13, 2014 No Comments

There are now roughly two billion smartphone users in the world, and several hundred million tablet users. Add to that laptops and you get a considerable chunk of the world’s population that is always connected, on the go, everywhere, with their work and private lives in their pockets and handbags. But mobility has side effects… The cracked display is a common sight these days.

IBM Predicts Record Mobile Holiday Shopping as Consumers Browse and Buy on the Go

November 6, 2014 No Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released its predictions for the 2014 holiday shopping season based on billions of online and in-store transactions analyzed by the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark and IBM Quarterly Retail Forecast.

How to Navigate Data into the Cloud

October 31, 2014 No Comments

By Dave Wagner, TeamQuestThe increase in businesses moving their data into the cloud has created several new challenges for data center managers. Many departments and employees are increasingly using the public cloud to host unpredictable applications with unknown resource requirements. Read More >>>

Smarter Data Protection for your Evolving Business

October 29, 2014 No Comments

If your business is like many organizations that need to deliver 100% data availability, manage rapid data growth; yet control costs, now is the time to discover how modernized data protection can help your organization deliver better outcomes.


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