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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

with Kendra Morton, Flexera
In this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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DATA and ANALYTICS 

Why Cybersecurity is Important for Your Business

April 3, 2020 No Comments

Cybersecurity refers to the measures taken by an organization to protect its information systems from theft and damage. The frequency and success rate of cyberattacks carried out on businesses continues to increase, thanks in no small part to their growing digital presence. A single incident can have devastating financial, reputational, and legal implications.

The risks and rewards of Workplace Messaging

April 3, 2020 No Comments

Messaging as a medium is exploding. By 2020, the four largest mobile messaging apps – WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Viber – had more than 6 billion users in total, surpassing the 4.5 billion users on the four largest social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). We are active messaging app users every day, in both our professional and personal lives.

WipeDrive and the IT Asset Lifecycle

April 2, 2020 No Comments

The assets of your company or organization are constantly being cycled through the stages of active use, upgrade, or disposal. When we discuss IT assets including servers, laptops, and mobile devices, managing the security of the data these assets contain often requires disk wipe software like WipeDrive to allow secure disposal at end of life.

What is Low-Code? Get The Low-Code Basic Understanding

March 26, 2020 No Comments

Building applications for the web, computers, or mobile phones is made easier and faster by low-code and low-code platforms. Low-code is a family of tools that help users to create applications using point and click drag and drop actions visually. Low-code uses digital visual processes that do not involve traditional processes that involved following winding lines of complex code and syntax.

How compliance teams are using AI technology to get ahead

March 25, 2020 No Comments

Compliance teams in businesses of all shapes and sizes across the globe require a number of different tactics to ensure that they are meeting legal or organizational policies set in place, but there is a newcomer in the form of AI that is proving to shake up the way compliance teams conduct business. Artificial intelligence is starting to prove yet again that it might be the solution for businesses.

BEST CYBERSECURITY PRACTICES: DATA PRIVACY

March 24, 2020 No Comments

In today’s digital age, data collection and sharing have become seamless, fast and inexpensive. Each day, people share increasing amounts of their personal information online, oftentimes unknowingly. This personal data becomes an important asset to numerous companies and government institutions all over the world. Giant organisations such as Google, Amazon, WhatsApp and Facebook have built empires based on people’s data.

Here’s How to Keep Your Mobile Data Secure

March 23, 2020 No Comments

Mobile phones are the most widely used internet device by billions of people across the world. The portability and affordability of mobile phones mean that they have become an important aspect of our daily lives. However, just like other internet devices like the PC, the rate of losing private data on mobile devices has increased significantly.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PERSONALIZATION ENGINES AND CUSTOMER DATA PLATFORMS (CDP)

March 20, 2020 No Comments

Personalization Engine is a technology that interacts with individual customers to enhance business revenue. It collects data of the customer from outside sources and creates a unique user experience. It creates digital channels to interact with customers to deliver business-related offers, schemes and tries to befriend with the customer, which in turn increases the business profits.

White Label Ad Platform vs Building Your Own

March 20, 2020 No Comments

It’s never the norm for us, so we’re coming clear right away: we won’t be offering a decision-making model on white label vs DIY ad platform and instead we’ll try to do our best to nudge you in the right direction of the highly effective world of ready-made white label solutions.

The Place of Information Technology in Education

March 17, 2020 No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt that information technology advancements have played a major role in the education sector by making information sharing very easy. Today, teachers have an easy time giving students relevant knowledge through the use of computers and tablets. Classroom collaborative projects have been made possible through video conferencing, where students from the same or different schools can participate in group projects.

5 Reasons Why You Might Like Being A Cybersecurity Analyst

March 5, 2020 No Comments

Do you wonder what life would be like as a cybersecurity analyst? Or maybe you want to know if cybersecurity careers are something that you would be good at? Well, if so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to talk about five reasons why you might like being a cybersecurity analyst.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

March 4, 2020 No Comments

with Kendra Morton, FlexeraIn this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

February 28, 2020 No Comments

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).

What to Look for When Shopping for IT Services

February 26, 2020 No Comments

The best businesses know when they are out of their depth. They also know the importance of outsourcing work to reputable companies. Hiring IT services is one of the most important steps that any company will take—whether this is in-house or outsourced doesn’t matter. You need talent. You need dedication. You need a solution that works proactively to prevent issues instead of just dousing fires.

Building A UX Friendly App With Xamarin Framework

February 17, 2020 No Comments

When considering building an iOS or Android application, the first thing that comes to mind is Java, Objective-C or Swift. This is because they are naturally considered as the most established native tech stacks for Android and iOS app development. However, when talking about key other mobile app development approaches, it’s impossible to downplay Xamarin. This tech sack helps Xamarin developersto easily build performance-oriented and user-friendly mobile applications with a fully native experience. So, if you are looking for Xamarin developers for hire to help you build a secure and scalable app that is packed with intuitive features you will find this article helpful.

Successfully Outsourcing Software Development

February 17, 2020 No Comments

Outsourcing is becoming the international trend in today’s “in leaps & bounds” world. Technology changes so quickly that it’s not only desirable, but necessary, for any forward-thinking company to consider it. While outsourcing can mean many things, outsourcing to a foreign country has emerged as the most profitable, for a multiple of reasons…

6 Tips For Decluttering Your Business’ Software Systems

February 13, 2020 No Comments

If your business has been around for some time, then you likely have an odd assortment of software systems filling up your in-house network. You may have outdated programs that are no longer fulfilling their purpose or even some that you have been meaning to upgrade for months but never seem to find the time.

Steps to Picking a Retail POS Solution?

January 29, 2020 No Comments

Whoever you are — a novice or an experienced retailer — investing in Point of Sale (POS) system relevant for a project you’re managing is worth the candle. Although, do you know what POS is working perfectly for you? Drawing on the expertise of specialists at zoolatech.com, in this post, we’ll shed light on some criteria to examine when picking a retail POS that would perfectly work for your merchandise. Without any further delay, let’s get to them.

7 Ways Technology Can Help You In Your Career

January 23, 2020 No Comments

There are seven ways in particular that technology can be a lifesaver when it comes to getting ahead professionally. It’s worth diving into these topics in more detail if you’re at a crossroads with your job and want to build a successful future for yourself in the workplace. Let these ideas inspire and motivate you to want to do more with technology when it comes to your career and moving on up the corporate ladder.

Technology in the Workspace: Creating a More Effective User Experience

December 20, 2019 No Comments

Technology is making the workplace relevant again. Recognizing this change – and the fact that tech is largely responsible for empowering a better, more productive work experience for employees – leading companies are adapting their office environments to support their workers. Spaces are remodeled, new paint is applied, and new furniture is brought in. But what about the technology the employees need?

App Development Agency: 5 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile App

December 19, 2019 No Comments

Since the advent of mobile marketing, the use of mobile apps has become unstoppable. It means that if your business is not into mobile marketing, then you are left behind. Countless people are using their mobile phones and other devices to search everything they need. Thus, it is important that you are adaptive to the changes.

What Is Firmware in Computer Systems?

December 17, 2019 No Comments

Most people have heard of software or hardware, but if you are simply an average tech user who knows how to navigate a smartphone and not much else, you are likely unfamiliar with the word “firmware.” Yet firmware is essential to the operation of any computerized system, so it is important to understand what it means as well as how you can use it to your advantage.

IDA 2020 Predictions: The Growing Data Center Sector Will Ramp Up Its Shift to Renewables

December 17, 2019 No Comments

The number of data centers is expected to soar in the next several years. The global data center market is estimated to reach revenues of around $174 billion by 2023. Yet, data centers are in the spotlight over their carbon footprint. The growing number of these facilities and their increasing electricity demands strains power generation resources and grid infrastructure.

Data Governance from the Outside Looking In

December 17, 2019 No Comments

Companies are on high alert these days. Most are continually working to avoid being the next headline. While the importance of protecting a customer or other third-party data cannot be understated, it is my experience that many companies are too narrow in their vision of data governance. Internal data, for instance, makes up the majority of overall data held by a company. Not only is internal data the most voluminous, it includes some of the most sensitive information.

What is DNSSEC?

December 16, 2019 No Comments

Internet security is, to put it lightly, a really big deal. Sometimes the problem with internet security isn’t clever hackers finding ways around complex systems—sometimes the systems are just innately vulnerable. Why and where this is the case is best understood by recognizing that, when the internet was being formed in the 1980’s, it was new, its potential was wholly unknown, and it was mostly only of interest to governments, militaries, and a small few technology enthusiasts and scientists at technical universities.

Improve Operational Efficiencies with AI-Based Predictive Analytics

November 26, 2019 No Comments

As a business leader, you can’t see into the future, but you can forecast what’s going to happen. When you have the right kind of assistance, your business forecasts become more accurate. And with greater accuracy, forecasts can help guide your business decisions and put you ahead of your competition. This, in a nutshell, is the premise of predictive analytics. Predictive analytics takes data from past events – such as the number of customers that convert into prospects, or the amount of products sold within a given interval – and uses it to make informed guesses about the future.

What’s the Difference Between a Smart DNS and a VPN?

November 20, 2019 No Comments

When it comes to unblocking content, VPNs and Smart DNS services are the go-to options nowadays. But how exactly are they different from each other? And which service should you use to enjoy a great online experience? Well, here’s everything you need to know about that…

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How DevOps Teams Can Leverage Policy-as-Code to Scale Kubernetes

November 19, 2019 No Comments

Kubernetes and containerization make application delivery much faster. But DevOps professionals hit a brick wall when they have to prove compliance to non-coders. In this QA, Styra security strategist Chris Webber talks to us from KubeCon in San Diego on how to bridge the communication gap between DevOps and Security/Compliance professionals.

How Machine Learning and AI is Transforming the Future of Healthcare

November 14, 2019 No Comments

Artificial intelligence has been vexing us all for years. And it only continues to get better and better as time goes on. Sure, you will have some people who believe AI is a bad thing, or that it knows too much. However, whether we like it or not, AI is here to stay. Imagine a machine learning technology that can bring with it the knowledge of THOUSANDS of doctors-and bringing valuable insight to a single physician who can then make a sound treatment decision.

From Talent Loss to Data Breach: The Risks of Outdated Technology

November 13, 2019 No Comments

An impressive 91% of knowledge workers say they’re proud of the work they do and care about bigger picture objectives, according to Workfront’s 6th annual State of Work report, which surveyed 3,750 knowledge workers in the US, UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. But almost half of those surveyed struggle to be productive because of outdated workplace technology.

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