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Technology in the Workspace: Creating a More Effective User Experience

December 20, 2019 No Comments

Technology is making the workplace relevant again. Recognizing this change – and the fact that tech is largely responsible for empowering a better, more productive work experience for employees – leading companies are adapting their office environments to support their workers. Spaces are remodeled, new paint is applied, and new furniture is brought in. But what about the technology the employees need?

App Development Agency: 5 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile App

December 19, 2019 No Comments

Since the advent of mobile marketing, the use of mobile apps has become unstoppable. It means that if your business is not into mobile marketing, then you are left behind. Countless people are using their mobile phones and other devices to search everything they need. Thus, it is important that you are adaptive to the changes.

What Is Firmware in Computer Systems?

December 17, 2019 No Comments

Most people have heard of software or hardware, but if you are simply an average tech user who knows how to navigate a smartphone and not much else, you are likely unfamiliar with the word “firmware.” Yet firmware is essential to the operation of any computerized system, so it is important to understand what it means as well as how you can use it to your advantage.

IDA 2020 Predictions: The Growing Data Center Sector Will Ramp Up Its Shift to Renewables

December 17, 2019 No Comments

The number of data centers is expected to soar in the next several years. The global data center market is estimated to reach revenues of around $174 billion by 2023. Yet, data centers are in the spotlight over their carbon footprint. The growing number of these facilities and their increasing electricity demands strains power generation resources and grid infrastructure.

Data Governance from the Outside Looking In

December 17, 2019 No Comments

Companies are on high alert these days. Most are continually working to avoid being the next headline. While the importance of protecting a customer or other third-party data cannot be understated, it is my experience that many companies are too narrow in their vision of data governance. Internal data, for instance, makes up the majority of overall data held by a company. Not only is internal data the most voluminous, it includes some of the most sensitive information.

What is DNSSEC?

December 16, 2019 No Comments

Internet security is, to put it lightly, a really big deal. Sometimes the problem with internet security isn’t clever hackers finding ways around complex systems—sometimes the systems are just innately vulnerable. Why and where this is the case is best understood by recognizing that, when the internet was being formed in the 1980’s, it was new, its potential was wholly unknown, and it was mostly only of interest to governments, militaries, and a small few technology enthusiasts and scientists at technical universities.

Improve Operational Efficiencies with AI-Based Predictive Analytics

November 26, 2019 No Comments

As a business leader, you can’t see into the future, but you can forecast what’s going to happen. When you have the right kind of assistance, your business forecasts become more accurate. And with greater accuracy, forecasts can help guide your business decisions and put you ahead of your competition. This, in a nutshell, is the premise of predictive analytics. Predictive analytics takes data from past events – such as the number of customers that convert into prospects, or the amount of products sold within a given interval – and uses it to make informed guesses about the future.

What’s the Difference Between a Smart DNS and a VPN?

November 20, 2019 No Comments

When it comes to unblocking content, VPNs and Smart DNS services are the go-to options nowadays. But how exactly are they different from each other? And which service should you use to enjoy a great online experience? Well, here’s everything you need to know about that…

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.

How Machine Learning and AI is Transforming the Future of Healthcare

November 14, 2019 No Comments

Artificial intelligence has been vexing us all for years. And it only continues to get better and better as time goes on. Sure, you will have some people who believe AI is a bad thing, or that it knows too much. However, whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. Imagine a machine learning technology that can bring with it the knowledge of THOUSANDS of doctors-and bringing valuable insight to a single physician who can then make a sound treatment decision.

From Talent Loss to Data Breach: The Risks of Outdated Technology

November 13, 2019 No Comments

An impressive 91% of knowledge workers say they’re proud of the work they do and care about bigger picture objectives, according to Workfront’s 6th annual State of Work report, which surveyed 3,750 knowledge workers in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. But almost half of those surveyed struggle to be productive because of outdated workplace technology.

How New Technologies Can Benefit Your Data Processing

November 12, 2019 No Comments

Companies today need to analyze big data in order to remain competitive. The technical and technological advancements in computing help businesses to learn more about consumer behaviors, improve business processes, optimize performance, improve research and science, and several other aspects that affect industries, individuals, and human lives in general.

Essential Systems to Have in Place Before You Launch Your Startup

November 12, 2019 No Comments

If you want to make sure your startup is built to last, you need to make sure that you have ticked all your boxes before you launch. Even though startups tend to run at an extremely fast pace, and you may be excited to get the ball rolling, launching your startup before you are ready could be disastrous. Avoid disaster by having all your ducks in a row before you hit the launch button. This means making sure certain essential systems are set up. This will mean you’re ready to hit the ground running, handle the curve balls which will inevitably come your way, and move on to bigger and better things.

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.

How to Start Your Own IT Business

November 8, 2019 No Comments

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 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.

5 Reasons Your Business Should Get a POS system

October 17, 2019 No Comments

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.

The Top Benefits of Hiring a Dedicated IT Team for Your Business

October 16, 2019 No Comments

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.

USABILITY TESTING: TYPES AND DRAWBACKS

October 11, 2019 No Comments

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 Blind

October 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.

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).

Reduce Complexity in the Data Center with the Right Architecture

October 1, 2019 No Comments

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: A Need for Data Agility in an Increasingly Complex World

September 24, 2019 No Comments

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 >>>

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: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

September 19, 2019 No Comments

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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Machine Learning: The Next Frontier in Data Protection

September 18, 2019 No Comments

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.

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.

Webinar: How to prepare your data pipeline for machine learning and AI

September 12, 2019 No Comments

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.

Feature-rich encrypted chat: exploring Utopia messenger!

September 11, 2019 No Comments

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.

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.

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