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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

with Mike Martin, nfrastructure
In this interview, Mike Martin, CTO, nfrastructure, speaks with IT Briefcase about what he believes will be the top IoT trends and predictions for organizations of all sizes and their IT teams for the coming...

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Rugged DevOps: Solving Big Problems

February 4, 2016 No Comments

In part one of this series, “Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory”, I shared news that 1 in 16 open source and third-party components downloaded last year included a known vulnerability. That may not seem like too many until you realize the average company downloads well over 200,000 components annually. These components are electively downloaded by development teams, often unaware of the vulnerabilities that come with them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Hottest Trends for Government IT Leaders in 2016

February 4, 2016 No Comments

with Chadd Kenney, Pure StorageIn this interview, Chad Kenney discusses how critical laying strategic foundational IT infrastructure is for success in the short-term and over the long haul. Read More >>>

5 Tips for Implementing Custom Apps in Your Organization

February 3, 2016 No Comments

Digital transformation is here, changing how organizations work, collaborate and innovate. Fueled by mobility and BYOD trends, organizations of all sizes are embracing the power of apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads. To many, it might seem that the easiest and best answer would be to buy off-the-shelf apps. However, it’s important to consider that apps of this type tend to be generic in order to appeal to a wide audience. They may get the job done, but there’s little to no personalization available.

Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory

February 3, 2016 No Comments

Deming, the patron saint of DevOps once advised, “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” To survive, application development teams are constantly pressured to deliver software even faster. But fast is not enough. The best organizations realize that security, quality and integrity at velocity are mandatory for survival. Hence, DevOpsSec.

The Access and Identity Market Is Growing: Here’s Why

January 28, 2016 No Comments

by Dean Wiech, Tools4everWhile as a whole, the IAM market has been growing, there have been certain areas and solutions that have, in particular, shown great growth. What are these and why have organizations of all sizes been implementing them? Read More >>>

Rising Rates of Cyber Shoplifting Causing Innocent E-tailers to Lose Their Bank Approval

January 22, 2016 No Comments

While technology has benefited retailers in many ways, it has also contributed to growing levels of fraud. Although EMV and other developments are helping to curb identity theft fraud and unauthorized transactions, “chargeback fraud” remains a major threat to eCommerce merchants. As the technology of electronic payment processing becomes nearly ubiquitous in the business world, online shopping is rapidly overtaking in-store sales for many items. But with any fast-evolving system, scammers find loopholes that can eat deeply into profits.

Securing the Network in an Era of Digital Transformation

January 19, 2016 No Comments

Digital transformation comprises all the changes occurring due to the application of digital technology in all aspects of society. BYOD, IoT, advanced cyber attacks – everything’s happening at an accelerated pace, and only the science fiction writers can guess what’s next on the horizon. One thing that is certain, though, is that the current proliferation of end points requires diamond-sharp clarity about which network solutions will provide a holistic, real-time view of the network.

8 Ways to Think Like a ‘Quant’

January 17, 2016 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherData analytics is a skill that has applications at every level of the enterprise. For marketers, there are opportunities to slice and dice customer segments to better understand their purchasing patterns. Read More >>>

The Profound Effects of Virtualization Software and DRAAS

January 15, 2016 No Comments

As a technologist, I am constantly thinking about leveraging the latest software or hardware to provide solutions to problems. My latest thoughts revolve around disaster recovery and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and how it can be made more accessible to the masses.

Tech Training: Tips For Successful Software Implementation

January 14, 2016 No Comments

“Software is eating the world.” The now-classic quote from Marc Andreessen needs some updating, since it’s now more accurate to say software as a service (SaaS) is consuming the world, but the core statement is spot on: Companies can’t survive (and thrive) without the regular influx of new software. The problem? Many employees struggle to keep pace with changing environments and workflows — here are four tips for executives looking to streamline the software training process.

Network Visibility: Meeting the Challenge of Windows 10 and Beyond

January 14, 2016 No Comments

2015 was a banner year for Microsoft. The company updated its Xbox One video game console, created an Outlook app for iPhones and other user-friendly tools across platforms, and opened its successful Microsoft Azure cloud to a wider base of software developers than ever. To top it off, Microsoft released Windows 10 – for free.

Top 3 trends for IT Service Management in 2016

January 12, 2016 No Comments

Delivering customer satisfaction will be a fundamental priority across the IT industry in 2016, according to the results of international research conducted by IT Service Management (ITSM) leader Axios Systems.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Customer Experience Gap – A Q&A with IBM’s Hannah Egan

January 10, 2016 No Comments

with Hannah Egan, IBM CommerceIn this interview, we posed several questions to Hannah Egan, Product Strategy Specialist, IBM Commerce and she helped us understand the changing customer experience landscape and offered some useful tips. Read More >>>

Make Room for a New Title on the CIO’s Business Card: Chief Productivity Officer

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Thirty years ago, BusinessWeek magazine announced the creation of a new senior executive leadership position: the CIO. The role and responsibilities of overseeing the IT infrastructure had become so important that companies started promoting their Directors of Data Processing to the C-Suite. In 2016, those responsibilities will undergo the most significant transformation in the last three decades.

Five Things to Look Forward to in 2016

January 7, 2016 No Comments

by Alex Atzberger , AribaIt’s time for annual predictions. Rather than trying to consult a crystal ball, I will instead offer up five things I see today that I believe will shape our tomorrow.Read More >>>

Identity and Access Management for Hadoop: The Cornerstone for Big Data Security

January 6, 2016 No Comments

Learn how an integrated security strategy can secure and simplify access to Hadoop environments, while leveraging your existing identity management infrastructure.

Cloud-based Privileged Identity Management for the Modern Enterprise

January 6, 2016 No Comments

Privileged identities are the number one target of hackers and the reason 80% of data breaches succeed. Protect your organization by minimizing the number of privileged identities.

Survive Hadoop Go-Live: Achieving Security, Compliance and Business Needs

January 6, 2016 No Comments

Get insights on securing the Hadoop infrastructure, as well as the data in Hadoop.

Top 10 Best Practices for Privilege Identity Management

January 4, 2016 No Comments

In this webinar we explore the modern enterprise — a hybrid organization with infrastructure spread across on-premises data centers as well as hosted in the cloud and one where IT functions are split between internal and 3rd-party administrators.

Spiceworks Report: IT trends 2016

December 28, 2015 No Comments

Glorium Technologies knows that plenty of people are interested in what to wait for in the IT world in 2016. That’s why, we decided to prepare infographic based upon Spicework report. Enjoy!

Upgrades That Help You Manage Your Business

December 26, 2015 No Comments

There are always upgrades you can make to run your business more efficiently, but you need to find a way to prioritize them. A new computer may not break new ground, but it will speed up your day-to-day tasks. Alternatively, there is a host of software out there that makes the management of your employees and your business easier. Here is a look at some of the best upgrades you should invest in for the new year.

How the Cloud Can Work for Your Business and Bottom Line in 2016

December 18, 2015 No Comments

Companies big and small are embracing the cloud to streamline business processes. However, as cloud use becomes more and more ubiquitous, enterprises will have to keep a close eye on strategies for transferring data into and out of the cloud as well as optimal approaches to cloud storage. If not, enterprises can fall victim to network bottlenecks, inflexibility, and ultimately dollars going down the drain because of systems that are not fit for purpose.

2016 Cloud Predictions

December 18, 2015 No Comments

The move to the cloud is still prevalent and largly accepted as the new normal for IT. As legacy systems fall to the wayside, the transfer of mission critical applications and operations into a cloud infrasturcture is ubiquitous. IDC sees the same pattern and has predicted that cloud software will grow to surpass $112 billion by 2019. That said, what does that mean for the cloud computing landscape?

Data Center Managers: Understanding Your Management Style

December 18, 2015 No Comments

As the onslaught of big data and demand of the Internet of Things (IOT) causes organizations to grow their reliance on data centers, business leaders are realizing the importance of data center technologies. But data centers are more than a sum of their electronic parts. In addition to the cooling, power and computing equipment, data centers require a host of personalities to keep business operations running smoothly – especially those that manage this critical infrastructure.

How Businesses Are Using SAP-Certified Software for More Efficient Enterprise Resource Planning

December 10, 2015 No Comments

Planning what to do with a growing enterprise’s resources can be a burdensome and challenging task for even the most experienced businessmen, as the entire future of the company may depend on such decisions. In fact, many entrepreneurs will tell you that mastering enterprise resource planning (ERP) is one of the first steps that should be taken when transitioning from small business to a medium-sized enterprise or larger corporation.

Why NoSQL? Your database options in the new non-­‐relational world

December 9, 2015 No Comments

Learn why the new category of NoSQL databases has become a popular option, the various databases available today, and why you should consider implementing a NoSQL solution.

The Essential Guide to Crafting A Business Recovery Plan

December 7, 2015 No Comments

Download this simple guide to protect your entire business when an outage occurs.

4 Key Reasons To Be Wary of the Internet of Things

December 3, 2015 No Comments

All components of an Internet of Things (IoT) solution — including sensor networks, wireless/wired communication networks, IoT platforms and gateways — are susceptible to threat. The high number of vendors building the IoT ecosystem aggravates the risk of network break-ins and hacking. No doubt, an IoT implementation opens up more endpoints to attack, and the complexity multiplies exponentially when tens of thousands of connected things have to be secured. Businesses need to ensure that adequate security measures are in place for IoT devices, endpoints and data traffic by including authentication and encryption and by limiting access to devices.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

December 2, 2015 No Comments

with Mike Martin, nfrastructureIn this interview, Mike Martin, CTO, nfrastructure, speaks with IT Briefcase about what he believes will be the top IoT trends and predictions for organizations of all sizes and their IT teams for the coming year. Read More >>>

On-Premises to SaaS: What to Expect when Making the Switch

December 2, 2015 No Comments

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are dramatically changing modern information technology. The rapid adoption of SaaS and IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) is among many other internet-based services that are challenging the traditional on-premises model – a model that is predicated on total ownership (and management) of infrastructure. IT teams are now well versed in cost models supporting the movement of once-on-premises managed infrastructure, and have more time to spend fixing deeper business problems rather than addressing management overhead. Still, many have yet to begin this seemingly imminent migration.


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