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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 >>>

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...

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....

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.
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Enterprise Mobility for Dummies

September 7, 2017 No Comments

Mobile is the new normal for users to connect and consume content. You need to consider apps, mobile integration, security, analytics, development tools, life-cycle management, various mobile stakeholders, and the overall enterprise mobile ecosystem.

Why Mobile Security Relies on a Great User Experience

August 30, 2017 No Comments

There’s no doubt that mobile security is a significant concern for individuals and for businesses. In the age of BYOD, organizations simply cannot ignore the risks that come from individual devices — and even consumers themselves are beginning to realize that their beloved smartphones and tablets are a target for cybercriminals. However, as mobile security has become a priority, so has the perception that it takes precedence over everything else, including usability. That’s not to say that user experience is more important, but most developers have struggled to find balance between the two.

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.

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: 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 >>>

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.

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…

The 10 Must-Have Android Apps For Your TV

May 23, 2017 No Comments

Smart televisions these days come with built-in applications. Nonetheless, you can still install several other apps and games to make the most out of your smart TV experience. Whether you have an Android TV or an Android TV box (check out http://www.wgtvboxes.com/android-tv-boxes/), you can easily access the Google Play Store to download a plethora of Android apps. You can download apps that let you relax with a movie after long day’s work, tell you about the weather, keep you updated with the latest news from across the globe, and many more.

3 Smart Reasons to Use Mobile Apps to Improve Business Operations

May 3, 2017 No Comments

In a previous post, we took a closer look at Oracle Mobile, a new solution designed to help businesses develop better mobile apps faster. This new development platform enables businesses to offer advanced features, including chat bots and contextual content, without getting hampered by the complicated development process.

10 Things to Consider As You Choose Your Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

April 5, 2017 No Comments

The past decade has seen an increasing trend in employees using mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to aid in their work. This trend has fostered organizations to adopt practices like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) with hopes of improving employee productivity and efficiency. There is, however, a downside to this because such practices pose major risks concerning corporate data security and data management. In order to ward off these risks, enterprises seek out reliable mobile device management (MDM) solutions.

Section 508 Refresh Seeks Digital Access to All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.

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.

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.

Mobile-Marketing: The Holy Grail of 2017 Business

March 10, 2017 No Comments

In 2017, mobile users are quickly becoming a majority in nearly every single aspect of business. They browse more, buy more, and are more easily engaged. However, some businesses still refuse to put stronger focus on them than they do on their desktop users. Why? Well, simply because they are used to doing things one way, and the idea of change seems both complicated and expensive.

Customer Case Study: How the Chester Zoo Enhanced the Customer Experience through Mobile

January 9, 2017 No Comments

Chester Zoo realized its customers were rapidly going mobile as early as 2010. Working with agency partner, Code Computerlove, the zoo embarked on a mobile transformation project to make sure every customer visit is mobile optimized before, during, and after every zoo visit.

Managing BYOD with DaaS (Desktop as a Service)

January 2, 2017 No Comments

Bring your own device or “BYOD” is gaining serious momentum. However, before we go any further, it’s important to establish what BYOD is. Essentially, it’s a business policy that enables employees to bring in personally owned endpoint devices (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) and allows them to securely connect to company applications and access privileged business data. It also allows employees to remotely access this information from locations outside the office (anywhere, anytime, any device).

4 BYOD Mistakes Employers Must Avoid

December 16, 2016 No Comments

As the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend becomes increasingly popular for large enterprises and small businesses alike, the need to discuss best practices and proper implementation also grows. While the decision to launch a BYOD policy can be very advantageous and prosperous, going in without an understanding of potential mistakes is essentially a disaster waiting to happen.

The 2017 CIO: 7 Trends for the Year Ahead

December 15, 2016 No Comments

2017 will be a critical year for the CIO. We are in the midst of a major technological revolution, and as businesses face unprecedented technological transformation and new generations enter the workforce, the CIO will play a crucial role in the ongoing challenge to ensure their organizations stay competitive in the marketplace.

Should You Use Cross-Platform For Mobile App Development?

December 13, 2016 No Comments

Businesses that depend heavily on custom software, top mobile app developers may have to build applications for all diverse operating systems and devices. It is not an easy task to learn all the different coding languages, moreover, it is time-consuming and tedious to build the same app more than once to run on different OSes. While the smart mobile market is ruled by Apple iOS and Android OS, app makers who want to reach all the smartphone users cannot ignore other gadgets.

Edison Group: IBM FlashSystem:
Powering the Future of IT

November 28, 2016 No Comments

The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.

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 >>>

BI Goes Mobile: The Combined Power of Watson and MobileFirst

November 15, 2016 No Comments

Two weeks ago, at the World of Watson event in Las Vegas, IBM announced that they are bringing their Watson tools to the enterprise world in a big way. As it turns out, MobileFirst for the iOS apps can now be integrated with a set of cognitive abilities to help enhance productivity, decision-making and the experience of enterprise employees. Basically, with Watson’s abilities, enterprise applications will be able to comprehend, reason and learn using analytics, according to the press release.

How the Swiss banking giant UBS is changing the workplace with the new mobile desk concept

November 4, 2016 No Comments

Swiss banking giant UBS is looking to change how employees view their relationship with their work spaces.

Shaping Mobile Strategies for Insurers

October 31, 2016 No Comments

This white paper explains a three-part approach that can be used by insurance organizations to address the mobile business concern.

The Need for Speed in IT Innovation

October 26, 2016 No Comments

The pace of change and innovation is speeding up every day as technology continues to radically transform businesses. This rate of change is like nothing before. When the telephone was invented, it took 75 years for it reach 100 million users. However, Instagram accomplished that in just two years.

Most Useful Mobile Technology in Today’s Market

October 11, 2016 No Comments

It seems as though the world has gone mobile. Everywhere you look someone has their smartphone out doing everything from playing Pokémon Go to shopping on the QVC online store. From texting to checking Facebook to keeping abreast of the news and weather forecasts, there is always something to do and see on that handy little gadget we wouldn’t leave home without. Not only are our cell phones a source of entertainment, but also a source of information and even function.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms

October 5, 2016 No Comments

Mobile apps are at the front line of the digital revolution, and MADPs are becoming the main driver accelerating digital transformation in businesses. By 2020, more than 75% of enterprises will have adopted at least one mobile app development platform to accelerate their digital business transformation strategy, up from approximately 33% in 2015.

USING THE CLOUD TO DRIVE MOBILE SOLUTIONS

October 5, 2016 No Comments

This white paper discusses emerging uses cases and methods used by vendors’s professional services and systems integrators to help enterprises navigate the challenges around digital transformation.

How Companies Can Ensure Stronger Mobile Security

September 15, 2016 No Comments

The modern business environment has upended some long-standing traditions. Many employees are now expected to work not just at the office from their desktops, but from home as well, on devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The BYOD phenomenon has transformed industries across the country, as employees are now always in reach. As a result, the traditional 9-to-5 work day is quickly becoming blurred.

3 Reasons to Strive for Mobile Friendly Websites

August 4, 2016 No Comments

A good website is important, no doubt, but it’s not enough on its own. There are so many more factors as to successfully attracting visitors to a website that both website owners and website designers need to be aware of them, because they come into play from the code up. As mobile usage becomes increasingly common, building a website that’s equally friendly to mobile devices is a big factor of a website’s ability to sink or swim.

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