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IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

with Dale Kim, MapR Technologies
In this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today.
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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream
In this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming.
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Briefcase Highlights


DATA and ANALYTICS 

New Report Indicates Traditional, Automated Services Remain Atop a Fragmented Answering Services Industry

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Despite significant advancements in the answering services industry, particularly with the growth of live virtual receptionists and internet-platform answering services, the industry still somewhat lives in the past. “If people think about an answering service they kind of still think that there’s one person sitting by one telephone trying to answer phones,” said Dan L’Heureux, Executive Director of the Southern Telemessaging Association, who frames the archetype of the answering services industry as existing in an age before cell phones and the Internet.

What CIOs Can Learn From SMBs About Creating Value

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Organizations are harnessing mobile devices to change the way they work. To explore this issue, Deloitte recently released its 2016-2017 Global CIO Survey. The firm surveyed or interviewed 1,217 global CIOs, a process that helped shed light on a CIO’s ability to create value for the business. The survey noted that this digital shift requires large transformations in back-end technologies, legacy IT systems, IT culture, skills and capabilities – and that CIOs are better positioned than any other occupant of the C-suite to drive digital across the entire organization.

Approximate budget to develop a Magento eCommerce Store

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Which is the best platform to build an eCommerce website, is the principal thing that strikes your mind in the event that you are wanting to open up an online store. There is an extensive variety of eCommerce platform accessible today. The size and usefulness of a web based business eCommerce website is the deciding consider picking the right platform.

5 Trends Transforming the Digitalization of Business in 2016

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Download this eBook to understand how mobile misdiagnosis, privacy weaknesses in connected ‘things’ and privacy as a point of differentiation are trends that will have an impact on your data and device management.

Holiday Shopping: When Smartphone Upgrades Go Wrong in a BYOD Workplace

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Download our new study to understand key findings from what your employees are doing and the data security risks that could occur when end users ditch their old phones for new ones this holiday season.

EU GDPR: A Corporate Dilemma

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Find out what IT professionals around the world are saying about their organizations’ level of awareness, preparation and capacity to meet the ‘right to be forgotten’ requirements and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Integrating File Erasure with Active Directory

December 1, 2016 No Comments

Walk away with how you can properly manage and remove sensitive, but unneeded, files in live IT environments, by reading this whitepaper now.

Empowering vSAN for Enterprise Storage

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Experts estimate that at least 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. That’s an astronomical amount of data to be stored. One study revealed that managing storage growth is the dominant pain point for 79 percent of IT professionals. To help remedy this situation, VMware released its virtual SAN in March of 2014. Almost three years after its introduction, where is it now?

3 Reasons Why Companies Fire Their IT Service Providers

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Retention is often talked about among IT professionals and organizations, given the ongoing transformations in the industry – which show no signs of slowing down. As outdated practices are replaced with newer technology trends, IT providers that aren’t agile enough to adapt their service offerings to the modern IT climate may get the boot from their customers. More often, IT providers find themselves fired for reasons related to the relationship, rather than the quality of the service itself.

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

November 29, 2016 No Comments

with Dale Kim, MapR TechnologiesIn this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today. Read More >>>

Taneja: The Role of Storage for today’s mid-sized workloads

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Myths prevail in the IT industry just as they do in every other facet of life. One common myth is that mid-sized workloads, exemplified by smaller versions of mission critical applications, are only to be found in mid-size companies. The reality is mid-sized workloads exist in businesses of all sizes.

Edison Group: IBM FlashSystem:
Powering the Future of IT

November 28, 2016 No Comments

The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.

Powering the High Performance Hybrid Cloud

November 28, 2016 No Comments

According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018. IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment, which means they already have made some initial investments in this technology. Skyrocketing demand for cloud services has brought many different types of technology suppliers into the cloud IT services delivery game, ratchet-ing up competition.

How Secure is Your Client Data?

November 22, 2016 No Comments

Most of us hand over confidential information to professionals without giving it a second thought. Your accountant probably knows all about your finances and your doctor has a comprehensive record of every illness you ever had. Would you want this information entering the public domain? Probably not. Luckily there are many ways to keep confidential data safe and secure. In this article, we are going to look at the most common ones.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

November 22, 2016 No Comments

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s UstreamIn this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming. Read More >>>

Revolutionizing the commerce experience: Five key benefits of integrating content and commerce

November 22, 2016 No Comments

Download the white paper “Revolutionizing the commerce experience: Five key benefits of integrating content and commerce” now.

The new power couple: Content and commerce take center stage

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Start leveraging the power of contextual commerce and download our ebook today.

Big Data Improvements in the Health Care Industry

November 21, 2016 No Comments

Big data offers access to previously raw or hidden data that can be used to discover valuable insights that increase preventable care, enhance patient engagement and improve patient quality of life. According to Forbes magazine, big data offers the solutions that health care organizations need as they continue to shift to value-based, patient-based models of proactive care. Big data provides health care executives with actionable insights for creating more efficient operations and effective systems.

7 Lessons from Visionary Context Marketers

November 21, 2016 No Comments

It’s time to start treating your customers like the kings they are – by delivering relevant, contextual content, in real time, across all channels. Get started today by downloading this essential eBook.

BI Goes Mobile: The Combined Power of Watson and MobileFirst

November 15, 2016 No Comments

Two weeks ago, at the World of Watson event in Las Vegas, IBM announced that they are bringing their Watson tools to the enterprise world in a big way. As it turns out, MobileFirst for the iOS apps can now be integrated with a set of cognitive abilities to help enhance productivity, decision-making and the experience of enterprise employees. Basically, with Watson’s abilities, enterprise applications will be able to comprehend, reason and learn using analytics, according to the press release.

Five Cost-Saving Tips and Tricks For Your Data Center

November 14, 2016 No Comments

Data centers are both expensive and time-consuming to manage. It goes without saying that you want to make things as efficient as you possibly can; that you want to save time, money, and resources wherever possible. After all, the more efficient you are, the more time and energy you can dedicate to innovation.

Exploring New Niches: How to Overcome the Challenges

November 14, 2016 No Comments

There are more online stores than ever as we get nearer to 2017; far more than when we experienced a dot-com boom back in 2000. People are appreciating the advantages offered by maintaining online businesses, which is why the market is saturated and very competitive.

A Shifting Landscape for Colocation Providers—What You Need To Know

November 14, 2016 No Comments

The landscape for colocation providers today is rapidly shifting. The sector is facing market forces that represent great opportunity and significant challenge: an evolving marketplace, growing number of industry trends and demands on new and evolving technologies. In the face of these challenges, colocation providers must balance operational change with continued innovation at every level of their offer.

Data Scientist or Data Engineer? Think Rock Star and Roadie

November 10, 2016 No Comments

Data scientists are the rock stars for several Internet of Things (IoT) applications. They get most of the attention and acclaim. They extract critical intelligence from Big Data so businesses can make informed decisions on the spot.

IT Briefcase Interview: A Conversation on A.I. in IT Service Management

November 9, 2016 No Comments

with John Prestridge, SunView SoftwareIn this interview, SunView sits down with a good friend and customer who manages an IT team for an Illinois county government workforce. Due to her role within the Illinois government, we have respected her request to remain anonymous. Read More >>>

Programmatic & The B2B Marketer: 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends

November 7, 2016 No Comments

Dun & Bradstreet surveyed over 100 B2B marketers, gathering their opinions and plans for programmatic in 2016 and beyond.

Optimize Your Storage Infrastructure by Diagnosing the Health of Your Virtualized Environment

November 4, 2016 No Comments

We’re entering a new information era. Today’s organizations need to contend with the fact that billions of users—relying on millions of apps—will generate gargantuan quantities of content. According to IDC, the digital universe could balloon to 44 zettabytes of information by 2020. This data explosion not only creates demand for new services but also reinforces the need for companies to optimize their storage infrastructure and capabilities.

B2B Programmatic Outlook 2017 (Adweek Brandshare & Dun & Bradstreet)

November 2, 2016 No Comments

This research report by Adweek Brandshare & Dun & Bradstreet highlights B2B marketers’ top programmatic concerns and challenges, as well as their planned spend and most important KPIs.

Why Analytics Should Be a Key Part of Your SEO Strategy

November 1, 2016 No Comments

If you have been following all the recent changes that Google is adding to their algorithms you’ll likely see a pattern that has developed over the past couple of years. More and more search engines are all about providing an awesome experience for users and not so much about how websites are following rules. Yes, keyword stuffing and other black hat strategies are still frowned upon and highly penalized, but even they are starting to take a backseat to how well a website is doing in providing a great experience for visitors to that site.

Sales Performance Management for Dummies

October 31, 2016 No Comments

This book can help you understand the importance of SPM, key components of an SPM system, and the guidelines to evaluate the best SPM solution that fits your organization’s needs.

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