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Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

Enterprise IT is a driver of the global economy. In 2017, an estimated $3.5 trillionwas spent on software and telecommunications services. Those figures exceeded expectations, and spending on software is expected to grow by another 7.6 percent this year....





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What Are Some of the Specialist Jobs Involved in a Software Development Project?

February 22, 2018 No Comments

When you think of software projects, you probably mainly think of developers – after all, they are the people who write the code that eventually makes the software. However, with hundreds of different job titles falling under the umbrella of IT in general, it is likely to be no surprise to you that even within the specific field of software development projects, there are quite a lot of standard roles which are all crucial to completing the piece of software, launching it and supporting its users.

Solving the steam_api.dll Missing Issue

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Usually this error is faced by the gamers – people who have installed Steam games and now cannot launch them. Usually, this happens when you try to launch not licensed games, however, the problem still need to be solved. As a rule, you need to start from finding a good source to download steam_api.dll from as you need the original file without modifications.

New Technologies that Are Supposed to Change Education

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Technology continues to revolutionize aspects of the economy every year. Currently, it is making strong headways in the education sector, and major changes are expected as others are slowly integrated. From preschool to students at the university level, teaching and learning are being changed to something that has never been seen before. Teaching is being made fun and enjoyable while students are being introduced to learning ways which are making school fun and success almost tangible. While some people and parents are in support of the new changes and improvements, others believe that students may become too dependent on technology which will impede their creativity.

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your SEO in 2018

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Nowadays, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is more crucial than ever. It is an effective marketing strategy to get desired results out of your online business. It not only increases your website’s organic ranking but also provides a quick recognition to your brand in comparison to traditional marketing such as newspaper, billboards, etc. As a result, everyone is obsessed with their search engine ranking. The higher your ranking, the higher your website shows up in keyword searches through top search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

Is Serverless Printing Right for You?

February 19, 2018 No Comments

Do you remember your Exchange server? Gone. CRM and accompanying database servers? Gone. “XYZ” server. Gone. My point being: IT has undergone a rather quick shift from a focus on infrastructure to a focus on service. Applications and functions are now provided as an on demand service, consumed as needed to lower cost and increase operational efficiency.

Best Ways to Monetize Android App in 2018

February 9, 2018 No Comments

Although the global app market is set to reach $ 188.9 billion by 2020, the percentage of successful apps still staggers around 0.01%. While certain application categories like shopping (+54%) and productivity (+20%) now boast longer sessions, the categories that did well in the past including mobile games and lifestyle have been in decline lately. Contrary to early 2017 predictions, Google Play failed to outpace the App Store in terms of revenue and ended the year with $ 20.1 billion.

Top 5 Hadoop Online Courses: Which one to choose?

February 9, 2018 No Comments

If you are searching to further your knowledge in the Hadoop either for career-advancement purposes or for personal development or business purposes, then there are several different courses that can satisfy your need. Below are five of the best Hadoop courses online that could help you achieve your goal to become a data scientist. Take a look.

Tomorrow’s Banking Depends on Digital

February 9, 2018 No Comments

40% listen to friends and family when selecting a new service. Wow your customers with new ways of banking. View Infographic.

Cloud Computing: The Good, the Bad, and the Solutions

February 7, 2018 No Comments

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular method of doing business in the modern age. Though it is a relatively simple concept to understand, at least on the surface level, the pros and cons of adopting this type of infrastructure are not quite as obvious. Here, we will go over a few of the benefits and risks to this type of system, and how some of the risks can be mitigated in order to create a more viable system for you and your workplace.

How to Understand Blockchain?

February 6, 2018 No Comments

If you want to know all about blockchain you need to sign up for special courses that will allow you to acquire all kind of information about the subject in details. Actually, blockchain is something more that just a sequence of blocks, so if you want to understand how it works you need more than just reading one article. However, if you want to get a brief info on a subject read below.

More Data, New Year – Three Trends to Dominate 2018

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Today’s data-driven enterprise requires hard working analytics, but recently, the industry has been flooded with so many trends and predictions that companies may have difficulty discerning value from hype. Data saturation is at a point where businesses can practically drown themselves in data collected from various sources. To make data work for them in the new year, they need to know how to tap into its full potential with the right advancements.

The IT Industry’s Most Prestigious Awards

February 1, 2018 No Comments

At the center of information technology is a constant goal of finding more innovation and reaching new heights in what information can help the world with. Developing these innovative ideas can often be a thankless job that has entrepreneurs and innovators experiencing frustration. While there are some instances of finding success and reaching financial goals, many of these thinkers, dreamers, and planners are often left anonymous.

Integrate Your Business Network with the Blockchain Platform

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service gives you a pre-assembled platform for building and running smart contracts and maintaining a tamper-proof distributed ledger.

A Blockchain Service Built on Oracle Cloud Expedites Loan Processing

February 1, 2018 No Comments

“Biz2Credit thought there was an opportunity to help the borrowers lower their rates and get access to more money by using the Blockchain Cloud Platform,” said AuraBlocks CEO Richard Brownstein. “But they didn’t know how to put it all together. We designed technology on the Oracle Blockchain.”

Is Blockchain a disruptor or enabler for Transfer Agency?

February 1, 2018 No Comments

Download this white paper and learn if ‘Blockchain’ can and will have an impact on the industry and the potential number of players within it.

Forrester Wave for Strategic Portfolio Management

January 31, 2018 No Comments

Digital Transformation requires having the best architecture. This complimentary Forrester report analyzes the top Portfolio Management products and explains their strengths and weaknesses.

Connected Manufacturing – An IoT Revolution

January 31, 2018 No Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) has potential far beyond operational cost savings. It will be the foundation for new ‘smart’ products and services. Download this whitepaper and learn how to unleash your IoT vision to optimize machine reliability and production, improve product quality and drive new business models.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: GDPR – Are You Prepared?

January 29, 2018 No Comments

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May, some might still be asking themselves, am I ready? There is a lot to know regarding the new regulation and it will have a major impact on many companies. So, what exactly needs to be done to prepare and what can be expected from GDPR? Paul Speciale, Chief Product Officer at Scality takes us through the important questions we should be asking ourselves as the date approaches.

4 Tips for Conveying Your Ideas to Your App Development Team

January 26, 2018 No Comments

It is often said that if you can name it, there is an app for it. The greater challenge is communicating your vision to your developers so that they create the app you’re envisioning. This is especially true when you’re trying to create an app that does something truly novel or requires complex functionality and interactivity beyond what many cookie-cutter projects do.

Top 5 Benefits of Transcribing and Captioning as a Business Practice

January 26, 2018 No Comments

In today’s world, there is a belief that people are reluctant towards reading and would rather prefer audio or visual formats instead. After all, they are more convenient, mobile-friendly and overall more stimulating. Nonetheless, many companies still insist on transcribing and captioning their video and audio materials. While, to some, this may be somewhat confusing, there are numerous great reasons why this is so. With this in mind, here are the top five reasons why transcribing and captioning matters even in the 2018 business world.

Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

January 24, 2018 No Comments

Enterprise IT is a driver of the global economy. In 2017, an estimated $3.5 trillionwas spent on software and telecommunications services. Those figures exceeded expectations, and spending on software is expected to grow by another 7.6 percent this year. Investment in devices is also expected to climb another 3.8 percent, ultimately reaching $654 billion.

Lots of Bots: 5 Types of Robots that Are Running the Internet

January 24, 2018 No Comments

Did you know that the internet is not run by humans, but by robots? According to research by security firm Imperva, bots account for 52% of all web traffic. The survey, which took into account almost 17 billion website visits ranging over roughly 100,000 domains, concluded that the bots have officially taken over the internet. And in good news, helper bots outnumber malicious bots, i.e. spambots and botnets responsible for launching DDoS attacks by 6%.

Welcome to 2018: Technology Predictions for the Year Ahead

January 23, 2018 No Comments

Today two key roles exist in organizations related to data analytics. First, there are data consumers, people who use data to perform their jobs. These are analysts and data scientists who use tools like Tableau and Python to answer important questions with data. Second, there are data engineers, people who do the heavy lifting of moving and transforming data between different systems using powerful scripting languages, Spark, Hive, and MapReduce.

7 Active Directory Management Tips and Tricks

January 22, 2018 No Comments

Active Directory management is a complex task that involves a thousand little bits and pieces that need to add up properly. In this article we’ll discuss seven tips and tricks that are designed to help you keep things just right in your AD environment by following simple and straightforward rules.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The GDPR is not just another run-of-the-mill privacy regulation

January 19, 2018 No Comments

with Oksana Sokolovsky, Io-TahoeIn this interview, Oksana Sokolovsky, CEO of Io-Tahoe, discusses the critical topic of the pending European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read More >>>

Java Language Explained: To Learn or Not to Learn

January 18, 2018 No Comments

What is Java? Where is it used? And why is it considered to be one of the most perspective programming languages to learn in 2018? Today, we’re going to answer all these questions and even more. We’re going to explain the concept of Java, the software it is used for, and the best ways to learn it for a beginner. We’re going to start with the last issue. Is it a good choice to start your programming career with Java learning? Or is it better to pay attention to something different like C++, C Shell, Python, PHP, or Swift? Among all existed programming languages, Java is the most recommended for the beginners. There are two reasons for this.

The Top 5 Benefits of Implementing ERP Software

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Businesses and corporations have a vested interest in improving efficiency, employee management, procurement, and many other elements of daily work. As technology continues to provide solutions for accomplishing all of this, many businesses are looking for ways to more seamlessly integrate these components for even greater efficiency. One such example of this in practice is ERP software. Short for enterprise resourcing planning, there is very little that such software cannot handle or integrate when handled properly.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: eDiscovery and Artificial Intelligence in 2018

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Veritone is a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions with an open, extensible platform that combines powerful applications with orchestrated cognitive computing to transform unstructured data, executing actionable intelligence from public and private content globally. In today’s IT Briefcase Q&A we sit down with Veritone’s Sr. Director of Product Management, Chris Roks, to learn about how AI is being applied with Legal eDiscovery and Compliance professionals and what lies ahead.

The Last Year In Tech: 2017 Review

January 16, 2018 No Comments

The past year was a unique period of technological growth and advancement. Technology impacts the lives of people in new ways, thanks to the internet, politics, and other market forces. Understanding what happened in 2017 and what that means for the year coming will be the key for making upcoming plans.

The Secret to Growing Your Business in 2018: Ecommerce

January 16, 2018 No Comments

If you’re a small business owner and you can’t seem to figure out where or how to increase your revenue, you’re not alone. Tons of small business owners are in the same boat as you. The good news: there’s a solution. And not only is this solution available, it’s incredibly efficient and any small business can take advantage. It’s called ecommerce. You’ve heard of it. It’s everywhere.

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