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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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

with Shashi Kiran, Quali
IT 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...

The Automotive Industry Goes Driving in the Cloud

The Automotive Industry Goes Driving in the Cloud

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...

Preparing for the Adoption of Office 365

Preparing for the Adoption of Office 365

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...

How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

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...

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

IT Briefcase Analyst Report
This 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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

with Mike Martin, nfrastructure
In 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...

Unleash the Power of Global Content

Unleash the Power of Global Content

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...

Clicking Away Your Right to Privacy

Clicking Away Your Right to Privacy

Before using any standard Internet service provider for e-mail (i.e., Gmail, AOL, Yahoo), you must agree to the site’s terms of use by clicking a seemingly innocuous “I Agree” button. Most users fail to actually read the terms and...

Top Questions to Ask Before Implementing VoIP

Top Questions to Ask Before Implementing VoIP

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...

Happy Halloween: Bad Cyber Security is Scary

Happy Halloween: Bad Cyber Security is Scary

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...

Three reasons why the cloud is safer than traditional data centers

Three reasons why the cloud is safer than traditional data centers

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...

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING DATA – TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING DATA – TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS

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...

Wanted: Guardians of the Data

Wanted: Guardians of the Data

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.





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Inside the Briefcase

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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Sandboxes and Their Many Benefits

October 17, 2016 No Comments

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 >>>

The Automotive Industry Goes Driving in the Cloud

October 13, 2016 No Comments

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.

Preparing for the Adoption of Office 365

October 3, 2016 No Comments

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.

How to Best Utilise Analytics in all its Forms

September 27, 2016 No Comments

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.

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

February 11, 2016 No Comments

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 >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top IoT Trends and Predictions for Organizations in 2016

December 2, 2015 No Comments

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 >>>

Unleash the Power of Global Content

November 13, 2015 No Comments

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.

Clicking Away Your Right to Privacy

November 4, 2015 No Comments

Before using any standard Internet service provider for e-mail (i.e., Gmail, AOL, Yahoo), you must agree to the site’s terms of use by clicking a seemingly innocuous “I Agree” button. Most users fail to actually read the terms and simply click the button without a second thought. Without knowing it, that simple act may be waiving an important Constitutional right toprivacy.

Top Questions to Ask Before Implementing VoIP

November 4, 2015 No Comments

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.

Happy Halloween: Bad Cyber Security is Scary

October 28, 2015 No Comments

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.

Three reasons why the cloud is safer than traditional data centers

October 27, 2015 No Comments

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.

WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTING DATA – TAKE YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE CLOUDS

October 26, 2015 No Comments

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.

Wanted: Guardians of the Data

October 23, 2015 No Comments

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.

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