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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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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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Value of BPM in 2015

January 23, 2015 No Comments

with Anatoly Belaychuk, ComindwareIn this interview, BPM Evangelist at Comindware outlines some of the key challenges and benefits BPM will offer to organizations in 2015. Read More >>>

5 Ways DocOps Will Help You Globalize Your Business

January 23, 2015 No Comments

by Rob Vandenberg, LingotekIn yet another case of “what you don’t know actually can hurt you,” DocOps is the latest process poised to up-end your content-management world. If you haven’t heard of this DevOps adaptation, you need to, especially if you hope compete in the race to globalize. Read More >>>

Trusted data will tip the balance between success and failure in 2015

January 22, 2015 No Comments

The wheels are turning ever faster in the telecom industry. For every year, there are new and often unexpected developments. As we face another eventful year, industry expert David King, CEO of leading data centre and power management systems supplier Flexenclosure, describes which developments had the biggest impact in 2014 and what we can expect from 2015.

Infographic: Docker Ecosystem – 2014 Year in Review

January 19, 2015 No Comments

Docker has gone from a hot enterprise tech startup to an ecosystem that accelerates the delivery of distributed applications. 2014 had many milestones that shaped the fast-changing containerization landscape. The infographic below, created by WaveMaker, outlines the partnerships, releases, announcements and competition related to the Docker ecosystem.

3Scale Releases 2015 Predictions for the API Industry

January 19, 2015 No Comments

2014 was a great year for APIs. There were new technologies, and a lot more reach and relevance as API deployments broadened. More companies launched APIs, those APIs were more robust and useful than ever before and executives in the C-Suite began understanding the importance an API can have for a company and its bottom line. Looking forward into 2015, Steve Willmott, CEO of 3Scale, the leading API management platform, has compiled his list of predictions for the API space in 2015. The year promises to have a lot of new API innovations and uses, combined with the inevitable growing pains of any young industry.

MapR CEO Offers His Predictions for Big Data Drivers in 2015

January 15, 2015 No Comments

Hadoop continues to show significant evidence of how companies are achieving measurable ROI from storing, processing, analyzing and sharing Big Data. MapR Technologies’ CEO and Cofounder, John Schroeder, forecasts several major developments he believes will drive Big Data in 2015 to become a must-have infrastructure for enterprises.

Crisis Communication: an Important Part of Emergency Preparation

January 14, 2015 No Comments

Businesses today are smart. They consider all kinds of outcomes for every business decision and use complex sets of variables to predict the future. If challenging times are coming for the company, they can often see it in advance and make preparations to lessen the storm. But among all the maybes and possibilities is one situation that many businesses tend to overlook: emergencies within the office itself. It may be a natural disaster, fire or even threat of violence.

From Information to Insights: IBM Sterling B2B Services Reporting & Analytics

January 12, 2015 No Comments

Discover how IBM’s B2B Services Reporting and Analytics can deliver unprecedented levels of insight into all of your trading partner relationships in order to drive better, more profitable business decisions.

Inside the mind of the successful Business Intelligence (BI) customer: From best practices to lessons learned

January 12, 2015 No Comments

Virtual Roundtable: Four long-time BI customers – Mueller, Inc., Elie Tahari, Michigan State University and Host Hotels & Resorts – will speak candidly about their BI success from the front lines.

Calling all CIOs: IoT Will Change Everything in 2015 and Beyond

January 7, 2015 No Comments

by Ali A. Alkhafaji, VirtusaThe Internet of Things (IoT) introduces difficult questions: How can someone manage all of his or her devices? A unified user interface? Are different companies and industries ready to standardize? What is the potential commercial value for IoT? How will we manage security and safety? Software compatibility? Read More >>>


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