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Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than...

The Key Benefits of Using Social Media for Business

The Key Benefits of Using Social Media for Business

Worldwide, there are more than 2.6 billion social media users. For business owners, social media is a great way to reach both potential and current customers. Still, many people are on the fence about using social media to promote...

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit 2018, September 5 – 7, in Orlando, FL

Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit 2018, September 5 – 7, in Orlando, FL

Register with code GARTITB and save $350 off the standard rate!

Infographic: The Three Pillars of Digital Identity: Trust, Consent, Knowledge

Infographic: The Three Pillars of Digital Identity: Trust, Consent, Knowledge

8,434 adults were surveyed to gauge consumer awareness of digital identity. The findings suggest that companies should look to realign their online interactions with customers with three key principles in mind: trust, consent, and knowledge.

FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

Doug Clare, Vice President at FICO, describes how Oracle Cloud helps them extend the performance of one of their key money laundering and compliance applications.

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....

The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries

The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries

This IDC white paper examines current and future potential for IoT in the consumer industry. In addition, this white paper examines a set of IoT scenarios that are either available today or possible in the future.

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

In this ebook, we’ll explore the various themes leading to inconsistent visual content, and the process alignment you need to implement in order to solve these challenges.

Your B2B Content Strategy in 2017: How To Think Like A Movie Studio + 6 Other Tactics

Your B2B Content Strategy in 2017: How To Think Like A Movie Studio + 6 Other Tactics

Jon Lombardo, Creative Lead, LinkedIn, reveals in this presentation how B2B businesses can improve their content strategy in 2017. In particular, he points out why the “Newspaper Model” is difficult to scale and harder to monetize while a B2B...

2017 State of Technology Training

2017 State of Technology Training

Pluralsight recently completed an in-depth survey of 300 enterprises that looked at the training challenges they face today.

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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

with Shawn Moore, Solodev
In this interview, Shawn Moore, CTO of web experience platform, Solodev, speaks to IT Briefcase about the rise in cloud computing and the challenges cloud migration posed for businesses—particularly the enterprise. Read More >>>

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

Find out what’s really going on in your business with our new online analytics tool.

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the...

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors?  It’s time for change.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding...

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to...

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to...

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them.
Read More >>>

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one...

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry....

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

The tech industry is notorious for its unquenchable thirst for upgrade. With new models and generations of the same product being released often several times per year, this is an easy trend to detect. This idea is to increase...

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

with Gary Marks, Opengear
In this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites....

How Technology Continues to Change the Health Sector

How Technology Continues to Change the Health Sector

Thanks to the latest health care technologies, more people are living longer, healthier and happier lives. This is a trend that is continuing to affect more people's lives around the world as the latest online, mobile and smart technologies...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

with Alexander Vityaz, Corezoid
In this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
Read More >>>

Human-Plus-Machine Computing: Beyond Moore’s Law

Human-Plus-Machine Computing: Beyond Moore’s Law

How do we move forward in a world where Moore’s Law no longer holds true? For five decades, Gordon Moore’s famous prediction about processing power doubling about every two years held firm. It was a reliable sort of constant...

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

with Dale Kim, MapR Technologies
In this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today.
Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream
In this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming.
Read More >>>





Briefcase Highlights


Inside the Briefcase

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

October 5, 2018 No Comments

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than $100 million. A quick search for “security breach” won’t just deliver news about the biggest scandal from the past few years. Instead, you’ll likely find one from just yesterday or last week. Following the digital transformation, data breaches are happening more often.

The Key Benefits of Using Social Media for Business

August 20, 2018 No Comments

Worldwide, there are more than 2.6 billion social media users. For business owners, social media is a great way to reach both potential and current customers. Still, many people are on the fence about using social media to promote their company because they’re not sure where to start or if it will be worth it. However, there are some solid benefits proven to make it worth your while. Here are some of the biggest benefits of social media for business. Check them out!

Infographic: The Three Pillars of Digital Identity: Trust, Consent, Knowledge

June 11, 2018 No Comments

8,434 adults were surveyed to gauge consumer awareness of digital identity. The findings suggest that companies should look to realign their online interactions with customers with three key principles in mind: trust, consent, and knowledge.

FICO Scales with Oracle Cloud

February 12, 2018 No Comments

Doug Clare, Vice President at FICO, describes how Oracle Cloud helps them extend the performance of one of their key money laundering and compliance applications.

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.

The IoT Imperative for Consumer Industries

January 10, 2018 No Comments

This IDC white paper examines current and future potential for IoT in the consumer industry. In addition, this white paper examines a set of IoT scenarios that are either available today or possible in the future.

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

November 17, 2017 No Comments

In this ebook, we’ll explore the various themes leading to inconsistent visual content, and the process alignment you need to implement in order to solve these challenges.

Your B2B Content Strategy in 2017: How To Think Like A Movie Studio + 6 Other Tactics

October 23, 2017 No Comments

Jon Lombardo, Creative Lead, LinkedIn, reveals in this presentation how B2B businesses can improve their content strategy in 2017. In particular, he points out why the “Newspaper Model” is difficult to scale and harder to monetize while a B2B “Blockbuster” approach can monetize a brand’s expertise.

2017 State of Technology Training

October 4, 2017 No Comments

Pluralsight recently completed an in-depth survey of 300 enterprises that looked at the training challenges they face today.

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: 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: The Tipping Point – When Things Changed for Cloud Computing

May 1, 2017 No Comments

with Shawn Moore, SolodevIn this interview, Shawn Moore, CTO of web experience platform, Solodev, speaks to IT Briefcase about the rise in cloud computing and the challenges cloud migration posed for businesses—particularly the enterprise. Read More >>>

Driving Better Outcomes through Workforce Analytics Webcast

April 19, 2017 No Comments

Find out what’s really going on in your business with our new online analytics tool.

Legacy Modernization: Look to the Cloud and Open Systems

April 17, 2017 No Comments

On the surface, mainframe architecture seems relatively simple: A centrally located computer processes data through an input/output subsystem and stores its computations in memory. At the other end of the mainframe are printers and terminals that communicate with the mainframe through protocols. For all of its apparent simplicity, mainframe architecture can be extraordinarily complex. Mainframes process thousands of transactions per second and require an extensive infrastructure to house and maintain them.

Still keeping your hybrid power systems indoors? It’s time for change.

April 5, 2017 No Comments

Mobile telecommunications network equipment is expected to work without issue 24/7. There is no compromise on this, which is why transmission equipment, BTS systems, RF equipment, etc., are designed, tested and built for operation in the most demanding of environmental conditions.

As the Network Changes, Engineers Are Embracing the DevOps Model

March 28, 2017 No Comments

Businesses that have embraced digital transformation with a clear strategy are outperforming their peers. A Capgemini study found that digitization leaders generate more revenue, are more profitable and enjoy higher market valuation. This transformation requires making rapid changes to the network without taking critical systems offline – no easy task. An organization succeeds at this process when its customers are unaware that the changes are taking place because no services are being disrupted.

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

March 23, 2017 No Comments

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term “bottleneck” refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to keep pace with the rest of the system, thus slowing overall performance.

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

March 22, 2017 No Comments

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both far reaching and complex, offering possibilities that we’ve not yet seen the full reach of. That’s part of the reason why it’s worth offering further attention to these policies, and to try and see where they can take us. The potential they offer can’t be ignored.

Transformation on a Global Scale

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Fei Huang, NeuVectorIn this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them. Read More >>>

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

March 17, 2017 No Comments

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one knows about it. Many worry that without the huge marketing budget that huge firms have, they won’t be able to create great marketing strategies. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Even with a small or non-existent budget, your small business can utilise some amazing marketing strategies and start to grow.

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

March 14, 2017 No Comments

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry. Games like Angry Birds, Transformers and Clash of Clans have taken the industry by storm. Currently, millions of consumers worldwide spend time and money playing their favourite games on their tablets and smartphones.

NRAM: The Next Generation of Memory Technology

March 13, 2017 No Comments

The tech industry is notorious for its unquenchable thirst for upgrade. With new models and generations of the same product being released often several times per year, this is an easy trend to detect. This idea is to increase or optimize speed, capacity, durability or versatility. “Innovate or die.” That’s the mantra. In keeping with this trend, Massachusetts-based tech company Nantero Inc. is cooking up a new and innovative computer memory component that is expected to make major waves: NRAM.

IT Briefcase Interview: Why Increasing Demand for Always-on Connectivity is Driving Advances in Network Resiliency

March 9, 2017 No Comments

with Gary Marks, OpengearIn this interview, Opengear CEO Gary Marks offers analysis into why network resilience has become such a challenge for today’s enterprises, as well as how businesses are improving the management of their remotely-located network sites. Read More >>>

How Technology Continues to Change the Health Sector

January 2, 2017 No Comments

Thanks to the latest health care technologies, more people are living longer, healthier and happier lives. This is a trend that is continuing to affect more people’s lives around the world as the latest online, mobile and smart technologies continue to improve. Below are some of the ways technology continues to change the health sector.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Changing IT Landscape in the Financial Sector

December 20, 2016 No Comments

with Alexander Vityaz, CorezoidIn this interview, Alexander Vityaz shares his thoughts on effects that current advances in FinTech are having on the industry, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Read More >>>

Human-Plus-Machine Computing: Beyond Moore’s Law

December 5, 2016 No Comments

How do we move forward in a world where Moore’s Law no longer holds true? For five decades, Gordon Moore’s famous prediction about processing power doubling about every two years held firm. It was a reliable sort of constant as innovators continued to increase the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits. But all good things must come to an end, and Moore’s Law has been confounded by another, more immutable law: physics.

IT Briefcase Interview: Machine Learning – the Key for Securing Big Data?

November 29, 2016 No Comments

with Dale Kim, MapR TechnologiesIn this interview, Dale Kim, senior director of industry solutions at MapR, speaks with IT Briefcase on the critical role machine learning plays in cyber-security today. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: IBM Cloud Video Powers NASA Live Streaming

November 22, 2016 No Comments

with Alden Fertig, IBM Cloud Video’s UstreamIn this interview, Alden Fertig, Vice President of Product for IBM Cloud Video’s Ustream, and brings us along the evolution of NASA’s live streaming. Read More >>>

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