with Shashi Kiran, QualiIT Briefcase conducted the following Q&A with Quali Chief Marketing Officer Shashi Kiran to get a better understanding about the beneficial uses of cloud sandboxes as the DevOps trend continues to take hold and gain industry momentum. Read More >>>
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Just when you think that you have seen it all, as far as cars and technology are concerned, the automotive industry takes it to another level. While the ability to create cars that have the capacity to fly may be quite a way off, that has not stopped the automobile industry from doing some incredible things with the latest cars off of the assembly line. According to a recent article by CSC, the automotive industry has turned to cloud computing, big data technology and location awareness as a means of integrating the latest in computing technology into the driving experience.
As you may know, Microsoft Office 365 is the number one cloud-based solution, due to its appeal on multiple levels to individuals and business users alike. In recent years, Microsoft has invested heavily in cloud computing, with its revenue from Office 365 jumping 54 percent over the last quarter.
Analytics is one of the most indispensable tools any website owner can have. It had gotten to the stage where if you don’t use analytics in some form, your site or company (if it’s web dependant) will fail. I’ve collected the things that I feel are the most important aspects to focus on when looking at your analytics.
IT Briefcase Analyst ReportThis product guide allows you to quickly assess — current products in the market, deployment options, basic differences by monitoring features, the stability of suppliers and more. Read More >>>
with Mike Martin, nfrastructureIn this interview, Mike Martin, CTO, nfrastructure, speaks with IT Briefcase about what he believes will be the top IoT trends and predictions for organizations of all sizes and their IT teams for the coming year. Read More >>>
globeYour business depends on pushing accurate and dynamic content to its global audience–at the snap of a finger. In today’s world, it is possible to break through barriers, rapidly enter new markets, and transform your global aspirations. Traditional translation processes are hurting your business. If you’re reading this, you’ve most likely felt the pain of a manual translation process, which can slow and even derail brilliant marketing campaigns, global web content, and in-office productivity and creativity. Chances are you’ve felt that pain within the last week.
Thinking about a move away from traditional phone lines to a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution? You’re not alone: According to Business Wire, the market is on track to reach almost 350 million subscribers by 2020 and generate $136 billion in revenue. However, before ditching your plain old telephone service (POTS) for a VoIP, it’s important to ask a few critical questions.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween are both in October. Coincidence? Maybe. But, executives do have a lot to fear when it comes to cyber security. While many executives and IT teams are working hard to keep the bad actors out, there are still A LOT of vulnerabilities out there dressed up as the good guys. Today many agencies are being fooled by cyber threats hiding in plain sight – disguised in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) traffic.
More than half of U.S. businesses use cloud computing, and that number is expected to keep growing. Companies are shifting from traditional data centers to the cloud for reasons including convenience, speed and efficiency. Traditional data centers are on-site hardware that store data within a company’s local network, whereas the cloud is an off-site storage on the Internet. While the fact that the storage is off-site might sound like it’s not as safe, that isn’t the case. Here are three reasons why the cloud is safer than traditional data centers.
In the last five years, Cloud hosts such as Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Box and Dropbox have become increasingly popular and cost effective for storing and sharing data. That said, data theft has never been greater with network and cloud security becoming more porous. As the need for information sharing increases, the network domain and cloud-based model become more inadequate.
Today’s IT Needs Heroes to Keep Sensitive Data Safe & Protected. Over 78% of data breaches occur from employee negligence or maliciousness according to a recent study.
When it comes to both online and offline systems, many business owners know that it’s important to think seriously about the security of their company. However, a large number of business owners also often lack the funds or time needed in order to take the necessary steps to ensure that their systems are as secure as possible. The fact is, however, that security can be as costly or as inexpensive as you make it, and there are certainly a number of security related steps that you can implement into the running of your business without having to spend a lot of money. Here we have listed a number of cost-effective ways in which you can improve the security of your business both online and offline.
The Internet contains everything today. If you doubt this, just do a simple task, Google yourself and see what the results are. A lot of information about you will pop up some of which you didn’t even know prevailed. As a medical professional, the internet is a potentially good platform that can enable you attract huge client base. Every day, patients resort to using the internet to connect with medical professions and seek medical assistance. A study done in the US reveals that 88% of consumers trust online reviews more than personal recommendations. The research further highlights that 30 percent of the consumers look for doctors online. It is the time a healthcare professional can take to lure in more patients and market services.
Fewer than half of all payment cards and PoS terminals in the US are currently EMV-ready. Moreover, US merchants and card issuers have been slow to migrate to the new technology. In the wake of EMV’s worldwide implementation, a wave of technologies – including near-field communication (NFC), tokenization and cloud-based wallets – is having an accelerating impact on the industry.
Consulting firm Chadwick Martin Bailey found in a recent survey that 15 percent of U.S. consumers have used a mobile wallet in the past six months, up from nine percent in the same period in 2013. The numbers may seem small at first glance, but do the math: that’s a 66 percent increase in usage in just two years. In terms of awareness of mobile wallets, the percentage jump is even higher. Their Mobile Wallet in 2015 and Beyond report found that 18 percent of consumers are “very familiar” with mobile wallets, compared to eight percent in 2013.
Organizations need to explore another approach that encompasses cloud, but goes beyond it – called Hybrid IT.
by Rob Quiros, SohaAs the move to hybrid cloud infrastructure causes the Internet and corporate network to meld, enterprises need a new approach to ensure all of their applications and network resources remain secure. But that is easier said than done, since traditional network perimeters and VPNs simply don’t work in this new cloud-based environment. Read More >>>
If you’ve been holding off on changing your marketing strategy to cater to mobile device users, the time to act is now. If you’re hoping to stay relevant to target consumers and to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, preparing your mobile marketing strategy for the future is officially mission critical.
With the maturing cloud now a de facto technology choice for most businesses, especially start-ups, the choice of which cloud solution providers (CSP) to trust is the next big decision. With so many options to choose from, and so many providers, big and small, vying for your attention, it’s important to understand what critical aspects of a CSP to look for. What makes one cloud company better than the next?
The preponderant quantity of advances in IT and software engineering in the last ten years has been driven by scale. Ephemeral infrastructure and PaaS enable us to scale hardware, CI/CD enable us to scale the rate of production change, and microservices, eventually consistent data stores, and distributed systems engineering enable us to scale the applications themselves. Scale is a strange and unforgiving property. It cannot be fooled, and is never fully satiated. It has a way of unceremoniously obliterating conventional thinking. It demands 350 new servers right now and laughs mockingly at your change management meeting and your tape backups.
Technology is becoming more prominent in just about every industry. It’s starting to evolve the way we interact with the world at large. Certainly the concept of information technology, or IT, has expanded to include many more markets than just those involved with computers. There are IT teams trained to work on medical equipment, manufacturing and construction machinery, retail database and point of sale systems, and so much more. The list could go on for a long while.
Making a purchase or other payment is not like it used to be. These days, cash and credit cards aren’t the necessities they once were because alternative-payment options are just a tap or two away on a mobile device through apps such as Google Wallet, Apple Pay, Square, Levelup, Kash and PayPal. But just how secure are those mobile-payment apps and who makes sure that the companies behind them are doing all they can to keep your personal data safe?
Wearable tech like the FitBit, the Apple Watch, heart-rate monitors, and pedometers are currently the domain of the tech-savvy and the fitness-obsessed. But all that could soon change. Physicians say wearable devices have a lot of potential to improve health care for people with chronic physical and mental illness.
It wasn’t so long ago that doctors unanimously relied on paper charts to record and store patient health information. But thanks to provisions in the 2009 economic stimulus program, many doctors and hospitals have received cash incentives in return for switching over to electronic health records (EHRs). For that reason, most doctors and hospitals now store patient health information electronically.
Technology’s reach has extended across industries and the healthcare space is no exception. Everything from mobile innovations to wearables and advanced technologies are changing the way doctors care for patients and the way patients care for themselves. These innovations are transforming every aspect of health and wellness, from patient intake to record keeping to testing and treatment. It’s undeniable that there have been huge transformations and advancements in healthcare thanks to technology, and that these are being readily embraced by doctors, hospitals, specialists and other providers.
with Bernard Golden, ActiveStateIT professionals are evaluating how open source products can help them meet their organizations’ responsibilities. Enterprise IT has a large and growing commitment to open source products in preference to proprietary alternatives. Read More >>>
Many solution platforms and data technologies come to mind in the context of harnessing the power and promise of the Internet of Things (IoT). A relational database does not typically top the list. The potential of an interconnected world of smart devices communicating with one another to meet human demands instead emphasizes new solutions and new ways to connect and analyze data.
Daniel Joseph Barry, NapatechIn this interview, Dan Joe Barry, VP Positioning and Chief Evangelist for Napatech, speaks with IT Briefcase about the emerging technology of software acceleration platforms and tools.Read More >>>