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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The rise of cloud application control technology

April 26, 2016 No Comments

with Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNetIn this interview, Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, speaks with IT Briefcase on how security technologies needs to evolve to meet the challenge and opportunities of cloud computing.Read More >>>

Top Apps for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

April 11, 2016 No Comments

Advances in technology have made it easier than ever to manage both your personal and professional life. Having a smartphone on hand at all times is no longer a novelty—almost two-thirds of the population own one, according to a 2015 Pew Research Study. And smartphone owners are using them for more than just making phone calls and sending texts. Smartphones are used heavily to get online, or download applications specifically created to manage every facet of life.

New Opportunities in the World of Custom Apps

April 6, 2016 No Comments

The mobile revolution has transformed the way that businesses get work done. Distributed teams and remote individuals need applications that are available any time and on all of their devices. This new model of collaboration and productivity has created a high demand for the latest “it” career in tech: custom app developer.

Hayat Communications Goes Mobile: Company Saves Time, Money, and Relationships with RMAD Platform

March 31, 2016 No Comments

At Hayat Communications, we design, supply, build and manage diverse spectrum services in fixed line and wireless networks, with offices and major activities in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, India and Iraq. Supporting our field workers across such a large geographic area can be difficult. For years, we had been doing it with an ad-hoc set of tools, and didn’t have an easy way to coordinate the work of our people in the field – or tie them back to centralized databases. We needed to improve our efficiency and field productivity.

6 Phone Apps That Will Make you a Better Driver

March 30, 2016 No Comments

Technology is improving each day. One of the technologies that have had a significant impact on people’s lives is the mobile phone technology. Using a mobile app while driving is forbidden by the law. However, some apps have been developed that can be used to make one a better driver. Below is a list of some of these apps.

Factors to Consider When You Are Developing a Mobile Business Strategy

March 29, 2016 No Comments

Mobile communication is playing a bigger role in modern businesses. However, many business owners are still coming to terms with this relatively new technology. Before you rush in and implement a new mobile business strategy, there are important factors you should consider first.

4 Ways to Protect the Information on Your Cell Phone

March 23, 2016 No Comments

Cell phones are so much more than an easy way to keep in touch with loved ones. Smart phones are a pocket-sized computer that’s capable of everything from browsing the internet, to finding your location through GPS, and even helping you complete business-related tasks from a distance. Unfortunately, as convenient as the cell phone is, it’s all rife with possible security risks – particularly in regards to your personal data.

What Does a 5G World Mean for the IoT Industry?

March 18, 2016 No Comments

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago when people and businesses alike were excitedly talking about the possibilities and potential that accompanied the introduction of 4G networks. There’s little doubt that 4G has transformed how people use mobile devices and take advantage of internet connections, but already many experts are dreaming of what lies ahead with the fifth generation of mobile networks: 5G. Verizon may introduce the first 5G network as early as next year, while Samsung may show off its own 5G capabilities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Untangling the Four Major Challenges of Enterprise Mobility

March 8, 2016 No Comments

“Going mobile” seems to be the mantra of modern day enterprises, with 63 percent of them firmly believing that mobility leads to competitive advantage. Their belief is not without cause, as a recent survey by Nielson reports that 93 percent of consumers who research products via mobile go on to make the purchase, while 55 percent of them make the purchase within an hour. If this wasn’t reason enough for businesses to jump on the mobility bandwagon, high operational efficiency coupled with increased employee productivity and customer loyalty paint a compelling picture.

Redefining Networks for Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social

March 2, 2016 No Comments

This paper explores the implications of cloud, big data and analytics, mobile, social business and the evolving IT security landscape on data center and enterprise networks.

Is IT Prepared for the Changes in Enterprise Mobility?

February 29, 2016 No Comments

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the primary devices among enterprises. Their great user experience, increased computing capabilities, explosion of apps, and always-on connectivity combined with agility, make them ideal replacements for PCs. Mobility these days, is not just a tool enabling employees access to email and a handful of corporate applications, but rather a tool to improve employee productivity and ease of working by enabling them with real-time connectivity to customers, partners, suppliers and workers.

Enterprise Application Risk in a BYOD-driven World

February 22, 2016 No Comments

Mobile devices are almost ubiquitously used by employees in today’s workplace. These devices have the power to vastly increase productivity, connectivity and the ability to collaborate, but they also present significant challenges in maintaining privacy and security. Employees can easily access corporate networks and sensitive enterprise data with just a flick or a swipe – whether they are using their own device (BYOD) or a corporate-owned device.

The IoT Is Reinventing Manufacturing

February 18, 2016 No Comments

No longer a catchphrase or a vague notion, the Internet of Things is in full swing. McKinsey & Company estimates that the IoT has a total potential economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025. Manufacturers are already spending considerable amounts of money on mobilizing the enterprise, including connecting employees, products, services and machines/vehicles. Digging deeper, we can see what functions in the business they’ve tackled first.

Mobile Payments: Key E-commerce Trends in 2016

February 17, 2016 No Comments

E-commerce continues its rapid growth and ever shifting shape. In 2016, we are likely to see a stronger focus on customer experience and personalization, according to some e-commerce experts that IT Briefcase has spoken to. Mobile payments and the technolical infrastructure will also become more important as differentiators between e-commerce winners and losers in the coming year.

First-Time Telecom Implementation? Four Tips To Help You Choose

February 16, 2016 No Comments

The voice over IP (VoIP) services market is enjoying a strong growth. According to Empowered News, the corporate consumer segment of VoIP technologies should reach $86.2 billion in revenue by 2020, while alternatives like hosted PBX and even PSTN continue to perform well. If you’re considering a first-time telecom implementation and this all sounds confusing, you’re not alone — many companies struggle when choosing the right mix of value, features and ease of use. Here are four tips to help jump-start the telecoms conversation.

Guide: How to Migrate Your App from Parse to AWS?

February 10, 2016 No Comments

Facebook’s latest move on shutting down Parse.com came across as a shock to many! It’s important to take a look at the other alternatives and pick the right cloud computing service. Here’s a quick guide on how to migrate your application from Parse to AWS!

How Can Enterprises Be Mobile-First?

February 9, 2016 No Comments

What is mobile-first, and how can enterprises be mobile-first? Enterprises that realize that mobile devices are primary tools for employees to get work done are referred to as mobile-first enterprises. Enterprises are slowly but surely opening up to the idea of their employees using mobile devices for work. A research study by Juniper even suggests that there will be 1 billion employee-owned devices by 2018. It is imperative that enterprises start preparing their monitoring capabilities to withstand the barrage of mobile devices that will come into their environment over the next few years.

4 Best Android Apps You Missed in 2015

February 4, 2016 No Comments

It’s a jungle out there! The Android marketplace is packed with apps being released on a daily basis. After reading this article, you will become aware of all the coolest Android apps that were both released and which were already there at the Google Play Store. Take a look.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Hottest Trends for Government IT Leaders in 2016

February 4, 2016 No Comments

with Chadd Kenney, Pure StorageIn this interview, Chad Kenney discusses how critical laying strategic foundational IT infrastructure is for success in the short-term and over the long haul. Read More >>>

Taking Your Enterprise Mobile: The Executive Checklist

February 2, 2016 No Comments

Consumer mobile devices are so compelling and offer business users such a powerful medium for learning, transacting, sharing, and presenting that companies are willing to upend the “way we do things around here” to have them. Download this white paper to read about what you need to do to take your enterprise mobile.

Enterprise Mobility Best Practices: MDM, Containerization or Both?

January 28, 2016 No Comments

Today, the market tells a slightly different story. MDM is still the preferred method for BYOD security, according to a Technavio report.

The Access and Identity Market Is Growing: Here’s Why

January 28, 2016 No Comments

by Dean Wiech, Tools4everWhile as a whole, the IAM market has been growing, there have been certain areas and solutions that have, in particular, shown great growth. What are these and why have organizations of all sizes been implementing them? Read More >>>

Mobile App Marketing: Ways to Stay Ahead of the Game

January 28, 2016 No Comments

In the mobile app industry, it’s a must to analyze your competition as it provides your mobile app tons of inspiration. Super helpful for the pre-launch process, and apart from that it can also help you optimize your ASO and marketing effort which would have a direct impact on your mobile application rankings, downloads and this would impact in a much higher LTV rate. After reading this article, you will gain insights on how to integrate mobile app marketing within your app development strategy.

Infographic – How Mobile Marketing Impacts App Store Ratings to Impact Downloads

January 21, 2016 No Comments

With more than 1.5 million apps in Apple App Store, making your app stand out can be a gargantuan challenge. Proper marketing and engagement are proven ways to help your app get featured in the Promoted Apps lists, which drives more downloads. Kahuna, the leading mobile marketing platform, outlines a few simple steps to help your app land in the Top Charts in this infographic.

Network Visibility: Meeting the Challenge of Windows 10 and Beyond

January 14, 2016 No Comments

2015 was a banner year for Microsoft. The company updated its Xbox One video game console, created an Outlook app for iPhones and other user-friendly tools across platforms, and opened its successful Microsoft Azure cloud to a wider base of software developers than ever. To top it off, Microsoft released Windows 10 – for free.

Security Implications of Target’s Proposed Mobile Payment System

January 11, 2016 No Comments

Leave your front door wide opened and see what happens. More than likely you’ll suffer a home invasion. Better yet, why not just hang a sign on your door inviting in violators? Leave your network and computer systems unsecured and you are asking to be compromised. You’re advertising your vulnerabilities, and unless you fortify and strengthen technical safeguards, you too will become a sad statistic, one your clients will be ill-inclined to trust and one that could easily affect your bottom line adversely.

Lenovo and Google Partner on New Project Tango Device

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Today at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. Available in summer 2016, the new smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.

Mobile Devices, Wearables and the Future of Identity

January 6, 2016 No Comments

CBS Interactive is proud to present “Mobile devices, wearables, and the future of identity,” a recording of a live, interactive webcast about how the small devices we carry with us everywhere can help keep even the biggest companies more secure.

Single Sign-On: Past, Present, and Future

January 5, 2016 No Comments

Join Pete Lindstrom, Research Director for IDC’s Security Products program, and Chris Webber, Security Strategist with Centrify, to learn how the lessons of the past can help IT springboard into the future of Identity.

How to Determine the Right Pricing Model for Your App

December 30, 2015 No Comments

There is a point comes when the iOS and Android app developersrealizes that app development is bit easier than determining its pricing model. Now let’s be realistic, no one develops an app without having a primary goal of earning money out of it. You work day and night long to develop an app, but you need to figure out how to plan and implement a pricing strategy. Constructing a good pricing model is quintessential; otherwise all your effort of developing an app would go down the drain.

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