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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

with Sander Barens, Expereo
In this interview, Sander Barens discusses new solutions and evolutions driving internet into exciting places today and keeping enterprise business ahead of the game, from managed internet networks to SD-WAN services. Read More >>>





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DATA and ANALYTICS 

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

July 27, 2017 No Comments

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42QIn this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages in efficiency and cost. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Become a Cloud Catalyst, Not a Cloud Road Block

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Brian Kelly, CloudGenaIn this interview, Brian Kelly, CEO & Founder of CloudGenera provides insights on the current challenges in selecting the right cloud solution to satisfy businesses specific individual needs, and how CloudGenera is helping companies, like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), overcome them. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Security Jiu-Jitsu

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Jack Kudale, LaceworkIn this interview, Lacework CEO Jack Kudale discusses the challenges of cloud computing today and how to overcome cloud security challenges. Read More >>>

Unified Workgroup Communications Brief Featuring Research by Gartner

July 19, 2017 No Comments

Discover how some emerging technologies on Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Unified Communications and Collaboration apply in the Unified Workgroup Communications space.

Best Practices in Device Migration: Two Scalable Strategies

July 19, 2017 No Comments

IT professionals know data migration projects are as unavoidable as they are unenjoyable. Whether planned (device refresh cycles or OS updates) or unplanned (ransomware, spilled coffee, or a failed drive), there’s a constant need to move end-user data from an old device to a new or reimaged one. These common projects have unfortunate impact: draining IT budget, time, user productivity, and even putting end-user data at risk of loss. Organizations will get more of the same unless they replace cumbersome one-to-one migration processes with more scalable alternatives that minimize IT costs, limit end-user burden, and mitigate the risk of data loss.

Fireside Chat: How to Think “Unicorn”

July 18, 2017 No Comments

Mohit Aron knows scale. He was one of the key engineers who developed the Google File System that sits at the heart of Google’s infrastructure today. He was the co-founder and CTO of Nutanix, a company that pioneered “hyperconvergence” in the storage industry and filed a $6 billion IPO last year, and he’s now the founder and CEO of Cohesity, a hot startup that’s reinventing secondary storage through hyperconvergence. Mohit has raised $160 million so far from top investors in Silicon Valley, and his company is growing at a fast clip.

What’s Ahead for Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Many analysts are quick to weigh in on analytics and business intelligence (BI). A Gartner report predicts that by 2018, more than half of large organizations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms, especially as the firm sees analytics as the fastest growing segment of the BI market. Analytics simultaneously drives business transformation, becoming the core of business data today. But what will analytics look like in the future, and what impact will this have on BI?

How Big Data is Changing the Entertainment Industry

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Big data and analytics play an increasingly key role in the development of the entertainment and leisure industries. Today, we have more statistics at our fingertips than ever before, with vast data volumes continuously building up online daily through smartphones, social media, and many other platforms and applications. As a result, there are some significant benefactors within the entertainment industry when it comes to leveraging big data, resulting in increased profitability and improved connections and experiences with users and customers.

Simple Secrets of Successful Knowledge Management

July 13, 2017 No Comments

Knowledge that doesn’t serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises need to organize, manage and offer it in the best way possible. Fortunately, the best way isn’t a Herculean task when you employ simple tricks to build a profound knowledge base (KB). A sound knowledge base eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge and improves the support process. With that in mind, consider these best practices to help build a successful knowledge base.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Application Delivery in a Modern Network Infrastructure

July 13, 2017 No Comments

he modern network isn’t all based in a static data center. Rather it combines self-managed data centers, clouds for storage and computation, and content delivery networks for delivery. Where once a monolithic application delivery controller (ADC) acted as the master decision-maker for all load balancing, today organizations increasingly use software-based ADC solutions, caching servers, and open-source local traffic manager like NGINX.

Webcast: The IT Infrastructure Roadmap for the Data-Driven Era

July 13, 2017 No Comments

In this Webcast you will learn how to craft a roadmap that addresses these challenges point by point. And you will learn to implement that roadmap across the enterprise with a database appliance.

CIO Magazine and Oracle White Paper: Six Ways Organizations Can Make Better Use of Data Through An Appliance

July 13, 2017 No Comments

If IT can deliver databases and applications faster, on a more automated and consistent basis, to more locations without having to commit onsite resources, IT will be free to focus on more strategic projects.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How All-flash Storage Helps Retailers Stay Competitive

July 12, 2017 No Comments

with Sundip Arora, KaminarioIn this interview, Kaminario, shares his take on how this rapid increase in retail technology means retailers must implement a solid storage backbone to handle the exponential growth of data and stay ahead of their competition. Read More >>>

Infographic: Oracle Databased Exadata Cloud Machine

July 12, 2017 No Comments

Exadata Your Way, in the cloud, on premises, or both. Be introduced to Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine in this infographic.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How Automation and Machine Learning Are Solving the Technology Staffing Crunch

July 11, 2017 No Comments

with Gabby Nizri, AyehuIn this interview,Gabby Nizri, Co-Founder and CEO of Ayehu Inc., discusses how automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are being used as a force multiplier to help organizations overcome the staffing crunch and operate at peak performance. Read More >>>

The Data Proves It: First Case Starts And Turnover Time Are Not Your Best Metrics

July 10, 2017 No Comments

As a perioperative business manager for almost a decade, I’ve seen dozens of operating room efficiency improvement projects and benchmarks that focus heavily on first case delays and turnover times. On the surface, that makes sense; if the first case doesn’t start on time, it has a snowball effect on the rest of the day. Turnover delays have a similar effect.

Big Data, Einstein and the Definition of Madness

July 10, 2017 No Comments

Now, while there’s some debate about whether Einstein did or did not give us this well-worn aphorism, there’s little doubt that whoever did come up with it was NOT talking about Big Data! And yet, I think it’s an entirely appropriate observation to make about the state of the Big Data industry right now.

Prefabrication – The Winning Formula for Edge Data Centers

July 6, 2017 No Comments

Here’s the issue… in order to meet the demands of enterprises outsourcing to the cloud, or indeed end consumers wanting a faster more seamless experience when using social media or content streaming services, most of the existing hyperscale data centres are too far away from users in Tier 2 or 3 cities and certainly too far from emerging economies, with the result that latency increases and user experience suffers.

Make Sense of Your Data with IT Analytics

July 6, 2017 No Comments

The reality of data ubiquity is here—data is buried in operational statistics, machine logs, stacks of overflowing tickets and customer details, among other things. How can any user get valuable information amid this rapid influx of data? Imagine a situation where your firm’s revenue takes a hit owing to an unexpected failure in some business process. It would be a nightmare for IT admins to sift through the interminable piles of data to deduce exactly why and where the problem occurred. To save time and their sanity, they need a solution that instantly analyzes data and detects the problem for them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Digital Collaboration – Shaping the Enterprise’s Evolution

June 29, 2017 No Comments

with Daisy Hernandez, SAPIn this interview, VP of Product Management for SAP Jam Collaboration, Daisy Hernandez, shares her thoughts on how the adoption and application of digital collaboration are shaping the evolution of the enterprise. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Internet Connected Devices and Data Protection in SMBs

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Businesses continue to see an uptick in IoT devices used within the office, but often times are not taking the appropriate measures to track and secure these seemingly innocuous devices. Andrew Newman, CEO and founder of Reason Software Company, shares his insight on internet connected devices in small-to-medium businesses and how these companies can keep themselves protected from IoT-based attacks.

Internet privacy…is it a thing anymore?

June 28, 2017 No Comments

Edward Snowden’s leak about massive government surveillance happened almost four years ago, but the debate about internet privacy is far from over. Net neutrality is under threat, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) work to collect and share your data with the US government. The UK government has repeatedly called for investigation into encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp. The internet we all know and love is under threat.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: New Solutions Keeping Enterprise Business Ahead of the Game

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Sander Barens, ExpereoIn this interview, Sander Barens discusses new solutions and evolutions driving internet into exciting places today and keeping enterprise business ahead of the game, from managed internet networks to SD-WAN services. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Driving Data Decisions Throughout the Development Lifecycle

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Keith Fenech, RevulyticsIn this interview, Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics, speaks with IT Briefcase on how collecting and analyzing software usage data can help developers make faster, more efficient decisions at all stages of the development lifecycle. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Evolution of The IoT and Data Management

June 26, 2017 No Comments

In today’s always-on, connected world, exponential data growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) is placing unprecedented demands on the data center, and current IT environments are struggling to handle the influx. To address continuously changing data center needs, IT managers are turning to converged and hyperconverged solutions to simply and quickly deploy IT.

The Benefits of Multi-Cloud in a Storage Environment

June 22, 2017 No Comments

with Paul Speciale, ScalityVice President of Product Management at Scality, Paul Speciale offers insights on multi-cloud – from how multi-cloud harnesses the power of thousands of cloud compute instances to what’s in store for the future of multi-cloud. Read More >>>

Wireless Sensor Networks: What IT Needs to Know to Successfully Manage Them

June 20, 2017 No Comments

In addition to contributing to the exponential increase in data, security concerns, and strain on enterprise networks, the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating demand for upgraded wireless sensor nodes in the enterprise. And as IoT becomes more prevalent in the enterprise, the ease with which we as IT professionals can deploy and create sensor networks increases in tandem.

DevOps & Security: Top 4 Myths Debunked

June 20, 2017 No Comments

In DevOps, when you’re deploying hundreds, possibly thousands, of features and bug fixes a week, security cannot afford to be an afterthought. The beautiful thing about DevOps is that it is a process that continues to get more streamlined, faster and efficient – and deployments will be that much better if they are also fully secure before release time comes.

What you need to do before iOS upgrade

June 19, 2017 No Comments

Whenever one is planning for an upgrade for their iPhone device, they have to be very careful. IOS upgrades are famous for being unpredictable and can be the cause of unforeseen problems in your device. This is why it is better to be appropriately prepared before actually going forward with the upgrade. Following are a few tips about the things you need to do before an IOS upgrade…

Modern Infrastructure: Enabling the Future of Business

June 15, 2017 No Comments

In this digital era, the ability to deliver applications and services fast is tightly linked with business performance. To meet rising demand and help the business gain a competitive advantage, IT must effectively manage performance, availability, capacity, and cost across multi-cloud infrastructures. Download this eBook to learn more about how to lay the foundation for a software-defined data center.

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