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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

with Alexander Vityaz, Corezoid
In this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
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IDC ExpertROI® SPOTLIGHT: Symantec Delivering on Its Strategic Vision with Next-Generation Secure Datacenter Powered by Cisco ACI

January 17, 2017 No Comments

Read more to learn how Symantec delivers on its strategic vision with Next-Generation Secure Datacenter powered by Cisco ACI.

Cisco Intercloud Fabric: Hybrid Cloud with Choice, Consistency, Control and Compliance

January 17, 2017 No Comments

This document is written for IT decision makers, architects, engineers, and application owners who make architectural decisions for hybrid deployments. The architecture described in this document is for large and medium-sized businesses that are considering hybrid cloud solutions. This document is also useful for service providers that deliver hybrid cloud services to businesses.

What You Don’t Know About Finance Apps and Personal Loans

January 17, 2017 No Comments

When it comes to matters money, many people tend to shy away. No one would like to have their financial situation put out there for everyone to see. This is more so in the event that you are not able to manage your finances as well as you ought to. Are you one of those people who are into the habit of spending money without a care only for you to realize you have nothing in your account by mid-month?

Why ERP fails after the successful implementation?

January 16, 2017 No Comments

During one of my case study presentations of a complex ERP implementation, a CFO in the audience asked me a question, “Around 15 years ago, there was a very popular story of ERP implementation failure in this CPG Company. Why this company failed to implement the solution?” This CPG Company attempted SAP implementation during late nineties for their North American operations and failed. It was a very popular story in the media.

IDC Paper: AFA Vendor Profile

January 16, 2017 No Comments

As you consider what vendors you will partner with in the future, this analysis provides a helpful summary of the evolving AFA Market as well as the Nimble technology, business value, customers, and go-to-market strategies.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016

January 16, 2017 No Comments

A new Gartner Magic Quadrant report shows Nimble solidly in the “Leaders” category for General Purpose Disk Arrays – in fact, Nimble is the industry leader in “Completeness of Vision”.

Three Things Business Leaders Should Know About Industry 4.0

January 13, 2017 No Comments

The first two industrial revolutions characterized a period of extraordinary innovative, financial and social change. The revolutions transformed some countries into the world’s first industrialized societies. A large group of us have lived, worked and gained experiences through the third one, which was characterized by information innovation. Progressively, the winds of industrial transformation are blowing once more, bringing with them another transformation – Industry 4.0 – which is set to change life as we have become accustomed to it.

DevOps Express: How It Happened and Why We Did It

January 12, 2017 No Comments

Tracing the Steps.  For years now, I have witnessed needless work being performed across the DevOps industry.  No, not within our clients DevOps and continuous delivery practices.  I have seen it in the buyer’s journey — from the folks taking their first baby steps into DevOps to those organizations trying to master their craft.

Avoiding IT System Breakdowns

January 11, 2017 No Comments

With the holiday season behind us, e-commerce and retail companies are recovering from the accelerated pace of their peak season. The National Retail Federation found that more than 154 million consumers shopped or planned to go shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend alone. Out of this number, around 40 percent shopped in-store. With this type of traffic, retail companies need to know that their systems will be able to handle high traffic loads.

Customer Case Study: How the Chester Zoo Enhanced the Customer Experience through Mobile

January 9, 2017 No Comments

Chester Zoo realized its customers were rapidly going mobile as early as 2010. Working with agency partner, Code Computerlove, the zoo embarked on a mobile transformation project to make sure every customer visit is mobile optimized before, during, and after every zoo visit.

Selecting Platforms to Optimize IT Operations

January 9, 2017 No Comments

These are the best of times and the worst of times for IT managers. On the one hand, newer technologies like cloud, flash storage, and converged and hyper-converged systems provide compelling on- and off-premise choices for optimizing IT infrastructure and workloads. On the other, the number of choices and the complexity of the decision-making process present a variety of hurdles for busy IT teams, frustrating efforts to use these new platforms to create leaner and more agile IT environments.

5 Ways ITSM Analytics Improves IT Service Delivery

January 6, 2017 No Comments

Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly important to an organization’s IT strategy, and companies are seeking new ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes. This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs.

5 Best Ways to Improve Your Company’s Efficiency

January 4, 2017 No Comments

People outside of the business world imagine success as something similar to winning a lottery. You make your moves, your competition makes theirs and someone has the winning ticket. However, nothing can be further from the truth. There is a reason why some businesses make it and others don’t and this reason is the difference in their efficiency.

Managing BYOD with DaaS (Desktop as a Service)

January 2, 2017 No Comments

Bring your own device or “BYOD” is gaining serious momentum. However, before we go any further, it’s important to establish what BYOD is. Essentially, it’s a business policy that enables employees to bring in personally owned endpoint devices (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and allows them to securely connect to company applications and access privileged business data. It also allows employees to remotely access this information from locations outside the office (anywhere, anytime, any device).

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Evolving the Enterprise with the Service Desk and Improved Workflows through IT Service Management

December 26, 2016 No Comments

with Nancy Van Elsacker, Top DeskIn this Interview, Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord, president of TOPdesk US, discusses the value of IT Service Management within the ever evolving IT Enterprise. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

December 20, 2016 No Comments

with Alexander Vityaz, CorezoidIn this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Read More >>>

Scale-Up Architecture Makes Deploying SAP HANA Simple

December 20, 2016 No Comments

This joint session will explain SAP’s road map for SAP HANA on Power architecture and Pfizer’s rationale and lessons learned during this exciting project. Pfizer has now moved from development into production and will share the results from this recent experience.

Building an Enterprise Linux Solution: SUSE & Power Systems

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Linux is becoming increasingly present in highly critical environments. View this webcast and learn about the benefits of having an agile and scalable platform for workloads running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Ensuring Business Success by Selecting the Right Application Development Platform

December 19, 2016 No Comments

This SmartSelect paper discusses the development challenges companies face today and how a suitable application development platform combined with a DevOps approach to development can provide the flexibility that takes into account the needs of developers, IT, and the business.

Middleware For The Modern Age: Tools For Making Cloud And On- Premises Systems Work Together

December 16, 2016 No Comments

In this white paper, you’ll learn how tools for continuous development, patterns for scaling infrastructure, resources for managing APIs, and highly flexible application servers can help meet your goals, as well as meet management and market demands.

Data is all: the new responsibilities of a CIO today

December 15, 2016 No Comments

Many organizations today still misinterpret the role of the CIO as a ‘head of IT’ – the computer guy, stowed away in a back office while the business units make the business decisions that matter. However, as the business world continues to rely on information to provide their competitive advantage, that perception is being rightly challenged. Technology alone doesn’t differentiate a business from its competitors – but data can, which is why the CIO is such a critical part of the senior management team.

The 2017 CIO: 7 Trends for the Year Ahead

December 15, 2016 No Comments

2017 will be a critical year for the CIO. We are in the midst of a major technological revolution, and as businesses face unprecedented technological transformation and new generations enter the workforce, the CIO will play a crucial role in the ongoing challenge to ensure their organizations stay competitive in the marketplace.

10 Tips for Taming IT Tickets

December 8, 2016 No Comments

In many organizations, IT support seems to follow a corollary of Moore’s Law in which the number of support tickets — rather than the number of transistors — doubles every two years. Even companies that experience slower growth find that tickets ultimately proliferate and threaten to overwhelm their IT support teams if they haven’t kept their ticket management systems and processes up to date. You can avoid that fate by following the 10 steps below to keep tickets manageable, resolve them quickly and provide an amazing help desk and ticket management experience.

Getting Past Denial: Addressing Misconceptions About SSH Key Management

December 8, 2016 No Comments

Many organizations are unaware that the back door to their networks is swinging wide open due to poor SSH user key management. When they become aware, they are likely to enter a three-stage process of denial, resistance and adaptation. Awareness begins with the answer to this question: Who is responsible for the provisioning, revocation and recertification of SSH user key-based access in your organization? If you answered this question with a shoulder shrug or a forced grin, you may be in denial or partial denial – and that can spell disaster for your network.


December 7, 2016 No Comments

Download this eBook to learn how to bust barriers to digital transformation success.

Low-Code Guide – Everything you need to succeed in your low-code development journey

December 7, 2016 No Comments

Low-Code development is the way to build apps more quickly by reducing the need to code.

Key e-commerce trends in 2017

December 7, 2016 No Comments

What are the specific ecommerce trends for 2017? The hunt for independency, the importance of larger volumes, and mobile engagement are some of the strongest trends as shared by four CEOs of leading Nordic ecommerce companies:

Online commerce: Plotting a course to personalization

December 7, 2016 No Comments

Inspire your organization to deliver the personalized, contextualized commerce experience your customers demand. Download this report.

When content meets commerce: How to make it a perfect relationship

December 7, 2016 No Comments

Download “When content meets commerce: How to make it a perfect relationship,” to help you more quickly and effectively shape your digital experience platforms around the needs of your customers.

Nexus and Automated Publishing

December 6, 2016 No Comments

As a long time Java developer, I’ve always depended on the Maven build process to automatically publish my artifacts to a Nexus Repository Manager. This automated process was made possible thanks to some very useful plugins — specifically, the Maven plugin for Nexus staging and the Maven Deploy plugin. Both made publishing of artifacts to Nexus Repository Managers remarkably simple as the final step of a Maven build.


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