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Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce® runs seamlessly inside your Salesforce application, and enables anyone on your team to send and track contracts in a few clicks—without leaving the Salesforce application.

The Future is Here: Smart Electronics Designed to be Worn

The Future is Here: Smart Electronics Designed to be Worn

In this program, Gartner analyst Angela McIntyre and Dr. Andrea Claussen and Thomas Claussen of ambiotex look at how measuring and combining heart rate variability, respiration, pulse and movement can make a huge difference for athletes and stress workers...





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DATA and ANALYTICS 

Outsourcing Your Enterprise Mobility Management: Considerations and Questions

March 26, 2015 No Comments

Nieslen reports that mobile Web adoption has grown at a rate eight times faster than Web adoption in the 1990s and early 2000s. More than 1.2 billion people are accessing the Web from their mobile devices. This explosion of mobility creates exciting opportunities to serve customers better and more quickly, as well as allow employees greater work flexibility. It also creates a strain in IT resources.

March Madness Should Not Rest Solely on IT’s Shoulders

March 26, 2015 No Comments

by Steve Riley, Riverbed TechnologyThere are several steps companies can take to keep network performance from faltering without ruining employee morale. Some fall under IT’s area of responsibility, but others require other typically non-tech savvy departments and personnel. Read More >>>

How the Experience Web Will Finally Eradicate the Language Barrier

March 25, 2015 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, Lingotek Now that our global culture is becoming increasingly digitized, not least with the addition of the Apple Watch and drone delivery, language is going to take on new meaning. The barriers to comprehension will be lower than ever, but the obstacles to effectively marketing your global business will rise. Read More >>>

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce

March 23, 2015 No Comments

Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce® runs seamlessly inside your Salesforce application, and enables anyone on your team to send and track contracts in a few clicks—without leaving the Salesforce application.

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015

March 20, 2015 No Comments

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2015, May 18-20, Orlando, FL., delivers the strategic insights and actionable advice needed to redesign your organization’s work environment.

Retail: It’s all about gaining consumer confidence

March 18, 2015 No Comments

It’s no secret that the Internet and e-commerce have revolutionized the retail industry in recent years. E-commerce has drastically changed the way in which information about a customer’s journey to purchase is captured. Companies can now determine with relative ease what a specific customer is looking for, how they found the site, products they have purchased previously, and even past purchases they abandoned.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with IBM: How Major Snow Storms Effect Shopping Trends

March 18, 2015 No Comments

with Jay Henderson, IBM CommerceIn this interview, Jay Henderson, Director, Product Strategy, IBM Commerce, speaks with IT Briefcase on how trends such as extreme weather and holiday shopping impact online commerce and what it means for retailers. Read More >>>

Why Documenting your Business Operating Systems Matters

March 11, 2015 No Comments

Let’s face it, documenting your business operating systems can’t be classified as an exciting or creative process. While a little dull and most definitely time-consuming, it’s nevertheless absolutely essential that your business has comprehensive documentation of your business operating systems. And there are more than just a couple of reasons for it.

How to lower your company`s IT development costs

March 10, 2015 No Comments

Doing business is one of the things that has changed the most with the advent of the modern digital age, along with human communication. Since the 1980s, our entrepreneurial processes have begun integrating computers and information and communications technology solutions in order to provide easier management of a number of business factors – financial analytics, inventory and storage listing, transport and logistics monitoring, ordering and providing post-sales services to the customers, just to name a few.

PCI DSS 3.0 Still Isn’t Enough

March 3, 2015 No Comments

By Ed Fox, Met’TelFollowing the data breaches of 2014 (think Home Depot, Target and Sony Entertainment Pictures), it’s clear that security should be top of mind for both businesses and consumers in 2015. Read More >>>

How to Maximize the Business Value of IT

February 23, 2015 No Comments

This has come true, and the time is not far when entire businesses are going to be run from the cloud. Businesses will also use the other arms of the Nexus of Forces — social, mobile and information — to drive employee productivity and deepen customer relationships in the next few years. But a day will come when this will not be enough to compete. Companies will need to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to build innovative business models with smart machines. By 2020, there will be over 30 billion devices wirelessly connected to the IoT.

The Future is Here: Smart Electronics Designed to be Worn

February 23, 2015 No Comments

In this program, Gartner analyst Angela McIntyre and Dr. Andrea Claussen and Thomas Claussen of ambiotex look at how measuring and combining heart rate variability, respiration, pulse and movement can make a huge difference for athletes and stress workers and why wearable technologies are impacting the health, fitness and other industries.

Making the most of your Hybrid Cloud Migration

February 20, 2015 No Comments

By Dave Eichorn, Zensar TechnologiesEnterprises understand the value of hybrid cloud models to achieve a variety of benefits, including lower startup costs, simplified management, and flexibility to scale storage on an as-needed basis. In fact, according to Gartner, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. Read More >>>

Top five reasons to take advantage of the private cloud now

February 19, 2015 No Comments

Download this white paper and read about the five reasons why companies should take advantage of the private cloud now.

A New Data Warehouse Architecture for the Brave New BI World

February 18, 2015 No Comments

by Paul Moxon, Denodo TechnologiesAlthough Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, Streaming Analytics, and Machine Learning provide us with new sources of data and new forms of analytics, the reality today is that traditional data warehouse architectures are no longer able to handle many new technologies and a new data architecture is required. Read More >>>

5 Things to Look at Before You Buy Monitoring Software For Your Organization

February 12, 2015 No Comments

When trying to manage a large office, business owners must make sure to use monitoring software on all computers, tablets, laptops and electronic devices. The monitoring software your company invests in will lead the accountability of business, and help keep track of what happens within your office. Furthermore, it’s important to look for a few things in monitoring software before you buy, and understand how it’s going to work in your office.

Why Your File Transfer Solution Should Be As Secure As Your Valentine’s Day Delivery

February 12, 2015 No Comments

by Aaron Kelly, IpswitchLet’s face it, we don’t really pay a great deal of attention to delivery methods. As long as things arrive when they are supposed to and in good condition, we give the process very little thought. Read More >>>

“The Offline Problem”: How to Solve the Biggest Hurdle Facing the Mobile Workforce

February 10, 2015 No Comments

by Richard Rabins, Alpha SoftwareDespite the opportunities that mobilizing the workforce offers, enterprises have deployed a surprisingly small number of apps due to the challenges inherent with mobile app development. Read More >>>

A Year in Review of the IT Security Industry and 2015 Predictions

February 10, 2015 No Comments

by Yo Delmar, MetricStreamNow that we are well on our way into 2015, we can look back on the year past to reflect on some of the challenges faced, and also on some of the lessons learned. Hindsight is always 20/20. Read More >>>

Infographic: How Big is Big Data?

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Big data has developed and grown significantly over the last several years. It has evolved as more than just a trend or a buzz word. In fact, more and more organizations have begun to leverage big data in all aspects of business. However, just how big is big data? This infographic we have created attempts to show important facts and latest findings that you need to know.

2015: The Cloud Broker Comes of Age

February 5, 2015 No Comments

by Jarid Cottrell, Booz Allen HamiltonIn 2013, the cloud started to officially climb the maturity curve. Business leaders understood its value, CIOs understood how to implement it, and new companies arose focused solely on cloud environments. Read More >>>

Nubo Launches Virtual Mobile Infrastructure with HTML 5 Compatibility

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Nubo Software announced today the launch of their new and enhanced Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) platform which can now be accessed from any computer with an internet browser. The first enterprise mobility solution in the world to develop VMI technology, Nubo’s new Version 2 client is the only remote workspace that is compatible with all HTML 5 web browsers, in addition to all Android and iOS devices.

The Hidden Requirement for Federation: Syncing and Provisioning to the Cloud

February 5, 2015 No Comments

Although federation divides the work between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider/relying party (SP/RP), this decoupling has not eliminated the need for some form of identity syncing and remapping between the two. While it sounds counterintuitive, the act of externalizing identity from applications to reduce dependencies still requires some form of coordination and identity management between an identity provider and its relying parties. Toreally deploy federation, organizations will need to do some identity syncing and provisioning.

The Cost of a Bad App – and how to deliver a good one, fast

February 4, 2015 No Comments

A new Forrester report commissioned by IBM finds that companies can save 10% building an app and 20% running an app by following best practices – or have development costs double unless ten key cost drivers are kept under control

Clarizen Survey Reveals Workers Consider Status Meetings a Productivity-Killing Waste of Time

January 30, 2015 No Comments

On January 22, 2015, San Mateo, California based Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software announced survey results that show status meetings undermine worker productivity with lengthy preparation requirements and distracted, multi-tasking participants. Three in five employed adults reported that preparing for a status meeting “takes longer than the meeting itself,” while more than one-third of those who attend status meetings called them a waste of their time.

From Big Data Swamps to Big Data Value with the Right Infrastructure

January 30, 2015 No Comments

by Tom Phelan, Blue DataBig Data promises a lot—new insights about customers, shorter product development cycles, new and increased streams of revenue, and more. But capitalizing on all that promise requires radical shifts in the way data is collected, managed, stored, accessed and used. Read More >>>

Five Tips for Strengthening the IT Department in 2015

January 28, 2015 No Comments

by David Kidd, Peak 10Data security continues to be a growing concern for all businesses – small and large – as part of a macro trend taking grip in 2015. While improving technologies are essential for protecting data, studies have shown that internal incidents continued to top the list of 2014 breaches. Read More >>>

IBM Research Announces Cloud Breakthrough For Protecting Personal Data

January 28, 2015 No Comments

IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloudbased technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers.

Recent Insight into Analytics in the Cloud

January 26, 2015 No Comments

by John L. Myers, EMAAs we enter the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, many organizations are recognizing and utilizing cloud infrastructure as a way to implement their analytical and business intelligence requirements. Read More >>>

Increasing Sales And Decreasing Cost Using Current Business Data

January 26, 2015 No Comments

In today’s business world, most use computerized cash registers and systems that record sales information, keep track of inventory and show income patterns for their businesses. These records make monthly reporting easier, help address issues with individual purchases, and tell business owners which products are selling well.

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