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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Best Practices for Migrating to Windows 10

April 19, 2019 No Comments

With Windows 7 retiring in early 2020, organizations are beginning to feel the pressure to get migration projects completed. While Microsoft provides tools to automate each step of the process, many organizations, find the challenge isn’t in the upgrade of the operating system; it’s in the standardization of the user workspace once on Windows 10. A critical step in the migration process is ensuring all configuration settings, applications, printers, and security are set up in a way that balances IT’s need to ensure a protected work environment, with the users need to be able to work in that environment.

Elevating operations with immersive learning

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Download the free ebook “Elevating operations with immersive learning” to learn about the tremendous impact that immersive learning has had on employee experience at companies like Walmart, JetBlue and Fidelity.

How to Evaluate the Potential Risks in an Open Source Strategy

April 15, 2019 No Comments

While the distinguishing benefits of open source software are increasingly (and deservedly) winning enterprise adoption, it’s still critical to understand that open source is by no means synonymous with risk-free. By embracing OSS, enterprises can leverage everything from mature solutions to the most cutting-edge tools, preserve their flexibility by avoiding the lock-in associated with proprietary alternatives, and greatly reduce costs by using software that is often free to use in and of itself. That said, adding major software components to enterprise architecture means investing time and resources, and making a commitment that oftentimes represents some level of risk.

3 Things You Need to Know About Prioritizing Vulnerabilities

April 11, 2019 No Comments

If you’re looking for answers to questions like “Where should we prioritize based on risk?” and “Which vulnerabilities are likeliest to be exploited?” this quick read is an excellent way to get started. Download the free ebook now.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

April 10, 2019 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

How To Secure Your Data With A Remote Workforce

April 9, 2019 No Comments

Times are changing. We can see it everywhere. More freedom and choice exists now in how you run your business. Remote working can be an excellent change. Employees have a new sense of freedom while you cut down on the costs that come from running an office. Although you may trust your employees, there is one risk present when it comes to remote working: data security. If strict procedures aren’t followed, there’s the possibility of data breaches. That’s not something anyone wants to contend with.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

April 8, 2019 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

8 Tips for Setting Up Continuous Integration in AWS

April 8, 2019 No Comments

When utilized together, Continuous Integration tools and AWS (Amazon Web Services) can be a killer combination for improving your processes and efficiency. That said, the whole process of getting various software programs to communicate and automating CI in AWS sounds pretty complex right? Not necessarily.It can be relatively simple to set up a CI/CD pipeline on AWS. This article will give you the know-how that you need to get started

Cloud Computing and Big Data: Everything you Need to Know

April 6, 2019 No Comments

Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations manage and interact with their data. Over the last few years, several organizations, including small and mid-sized companies, have migrated their data workloads and computing to the cloud. And the trend continues. As per a recent Forrester report, cloud computing will firmly establish itself as the foundation of future enterprise application platforms in 2019 and cloud spending will increase as enterprises adopt cloud tools and services in whatever way they can.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

Cloud Computing: Tips & Tools to Increase Team Productivity

April 2, 2019 No Comments

The increasingly fast adoption of new technologies has drastically changed how business is conducted, and it isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. Businesses of all sizes recognize the benefits of cloud computing, regardless of industry. It helps control costs and is easy to scale as the business grows. It also requires less investment than physical equipment or software, as well, allowing more small businesses and start-ups to utilize the newer technologies without the typical budgetary constraints.

Big Data in 2019: Trends to Watch Out For

April 1, 2019 No Comments

This 2019, big data will continue to be bigger. More and more organizations will realize its benefits, prompting the management to make it a part of their spending, making it a necessity and not a luxury. With this, keep on reading and we’ll look at some of the big data trends that you should watch out for this year.

Best Practices for Using 2nd & 3rd Party Data

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Tweet Learn best practices for taking inventory of first-party data, and using second- and third-party data to fulfill programmatic campaigns and achieve digital marketing goals. • Define your team’s goals for customer data. • Take inventory of your first-party data. • Explore use cases for second- and third-party data. • Finding the best data providers. […]

2019 Econsultancy Digital Trends Report

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Discover what your top digital priorities for 2019 should be with the 2019 Digital Trends report by Econsultancy in association with Adobe.

UI Testing as a Part of the Product Development Cycle

March 27, 2019 No Comments

No site development is considered complete without UI regression testing. Checking if the page layout is accurately matching the original mock-up is not so easy, because you need to check every element, image, and header. Moreover, testing of mobile and tablet versions requires even more attention.

How IT Executives Evaluate SD-WAN Solutions

March 27, 2019 No Comments

The proliferation of cloud applications has IT leaders scrambling to upgrade their wide area networks (WAN) with flexible software-defined technologies. Known as software-defined WAN or SD-WAN, these software-based services help IT teams diversify their network access methodologies for cost savings and more easily manage bandwidth and network performance. SD-WAN enables IT teams to prioritize critical business applications, dynamically allocate bandwidth where it’s needed, and automate many management functions that have traditionally been manual tasks.

How to Become a Senior Software Engineer

March 21, 2019 No Comments

If you’re a software engineer developer, coder or programmer with some years of experience behind you and you’re trying to take your career to the next level, you can’t sit around and wait for someone to present you with an opportunity. Software development and engineering is a competitive and fast-moving industry and to be seen as ‘senior,’ you need to put in the effort to stand out from the crowd. There is a huge amount to learn in the field of computer science and programming, and it’s impossible to know everything all the time, but there are key areas you can focus on to ensure your skills stay sharp and you develop the soft skills needed to progress in your career.

The 5 Foundational DevOps Practices: How to Establish and Build Them

March 21, 2019 No Comments

Puppet and Splunk surveyed more than 3,000 participants and the findings reveal a set of core DevOps practices that are critical for success.

2019 State of Corporate Law Departments Report

March 20, 2019 No Comments

Tweet Today’s corporations need law departments to provide legal support that enables them to maximize their competitive advantage, while at the same time safeguarding the organization against unnecessary risk. Yet, many corporate law departments are faced with dynamic and wide-ranging problems, and the solutions require a highly diverse set of skills and capabilities. Teams of […]

Digital Innovations in the Healthcare Industry

March 19, 2019 No Comments

Digital innovations in the healthcare industry, also known as “healthtech”, are technologies that are either revolutionizing or predicted to revolutionize the industry. The healthcare industry is a great testing ground for digital innovations, because the goal is to make a lot of medical procedures easier to perform, and easier to obtain.

Current Focus Areas For App Development

March 19, 2019 No Comments

We now live in a world where there seems to be an app for everything. There’s not a day goes by that a smartphone user doesn’t open multiple apps on their handset, and what the apps are capable of is always accelerating at an impressive rate. In the past, we usually associated apps with games, which would cover anything from Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog to mFortune’s Bingo.

Security Matters

March 19, 2019 No Comments

As technology advances in ever increasing leaps and bound so numerous businesses have been able to expand all over the world, something that would have never have been imagined before the invention and development, then adoption of the internet. In fact, businesses can now employ remote workers from about the globe to form a perfect team for specified requirements, working via the internet expands businesses far more quickly than the norm, creating more profits which results in further employment.

The Role of Technical Analysis in FX Trading

March 6, 2019 No Comments

The role of technical analysis in FX trading varies from market to another. The currency market tends to be influenced by technical analysis. Forex trading is all about making currency exchange predictions. To be successful in this market, you need to make the right predictions with very minimal errors. There is no way a trader can make correct predictions without identifying market trends and that is where technical analysis comes in. Price trends in the forex market make use of charts and technical indicators for prediction.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

March 5, 2019 No Comments

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.

Guide to Enterprise AI Chatbots

March 4, 2019 No Comments

Sophisticated chatbots represent one of the most complex areas of artificial intelligence (AI). It’s impossible to enumerate all possibilities for the future, thus conducting a conversation is an extremely challenging task. Read more about AI chatbots.

2019 Chatbot Predictions Report

March 1, 2019 No Comments

The following five predictions represent our thoughts on how conversational systems will evolve from its current state in 2019.

Toucan Toco, the Ultimate Data Visualization Applications for Decision Makers

February 27, 2019 No Comments

Toucan Toco is a French company that specializes in the creation of data visualization software for businesses to help them in decision making. The company also offers mobile applications for analyzing, correlating, and visualizing sales, marketing, financial and human resources data. It was founded in March 2014 by Kilian Bazin.

Good Data Management Practice When Your Business Is Scaling Up

February 22, 2019 No Comments

Every business starts small and that’s fine, we all need to begin somewhere but what that usually means for data management is that you might end up with a series of different systems and processes, often put together as you go, but not really designed for growth long term. Maybe you didn’t envisage growing as fast as you did or grew in a certain unexpected direction but then you are left with data on different systems that don’t exactly work together, share or line up properly. So you need to look at better ways of managing your data.

The Digital Procurement Guide

February 20, 2019 No Comments

Download this eBook to learn how you can streamline processes and cost with a fully digital solution.

AI Takes On ATO: OneSpan Risk Analytics

February 14, 2019 No Comments

Account Takeover (ATO) and New Account Fraud (NAF) are the top two types of fraud challenging financial institutions and the financial/merchant ecosystem. In the U.S. alone, ID fraud accounted for $16.8 billion dollars in fraud losses in 2017.

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