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From Talent Loss to Data Breach: The Risks of Outdated Technology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

What Is Code Unit Testing?

August 27, 2019 No Comments

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.

Best Android Security and Antivirus apps

August 23, 2019 No Comments

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.

Choosing the Right DCIM Solution

August 23, 2019 No Comments

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.

Demystifying Common GDPR Terms

August 22, 2019 No Comments

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.

Software Monetization: Trends in Business and Monetization Models

August 14, 2019 No Comments

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.

Why You Need To Use VPNs on Mobile Phones

August 6, 2019 No Comments

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.

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