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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...

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....





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The IT Industry’s Most Prestigious Awards

February 1, 2018 No Comments

At the center of information technology is a constant goal of finding more innovation and reaching new heights in what information can help the world with. Developing these innovative ideas can often be a thankless job that has entrepreneurs and innovators experiencing frustration. While there are some instances of finding success and reaching financial goals, many of these thinkers, dreamers, and planners are often left anonymous.

Forrester Wave for Strategic Portfolio Management

January 31, 2018 No Comments

Digital Transformation requires having the best architecture. This complimentary Forrester report analyzes the top Portfolio Management products and explains their strengths and weaknesses.

Lots of Bots: 5 Types of Robots that Are Running the Internet

January 24, 2018 No Comments

Did you know that the internet is not run by humans, but by robots? According to research by security firm Imperva, bots account for 52% of all web traffic. The survey, which took into account almost 17 billion website visits ranging over roughly 100,000 domains, concluded that the bots have officially taken over the internet. And in good news, helper bots outnumber malicious bots, i.e. spambots and botnets responsible for launching DDoS attacks by 6%.

7 Active Directory Management Tips and Tricks

January 22, 2018 No Comments

Active Directory management is a complex task that involves a thousand little bits and pieces that need to add up properly. In this article we’ll discuss seven tips and tricks that are designed to help you keep things just right in your AD environment by following simple and straightforward rules.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: eDiscovery and Artificial Intelligence in 2018

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Veritone is a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions with an open, extensible platform that combines powerful applications with orchestrated cognitive computing to transform unstructured data, executing actionable intelligence from public and private content globally. In today’s IT Briefcase Q&A we sit down with Veritone’s Sr. Director of Product Management, Chris Roks, to learn about how AI is being applied with Legal eDiscovery and Compliance professionals and what lies ahead.

The Last Year In Tech: 2017 Review

January 16, 2018 No Comments

The past year was a unique period of technological growth and advancement. Technology impacts the lives of people in new ways, thanks to the internet, politics, and other market forces. Understanding what happened in 2017 and what that means for the year coming will be the key for making upcoming plans.

The Secret to Growing Your Business in 2018: Ecommerce

January 16, 2018 No Comments

If you’re a small business owner and you can’t seem to figure out where or how to increase your revenue, you’re not alone. Tons of small business owners are in the same boat as you. The good news: there’s a solution. And not only is this solution available, it’s incredibly efficient and any small business can take advantage. It’s called ecommerce. You’ve heard of it. It’s everywhere.

The Promise of Industry 4.0: Why Companies Should Prepare for the Future of Smart Production

December 1, 2017 No Comments

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing, commerce, and even healthcare. Think smarter, more efficient factories. Supply chains and distribution networks revolutionized by real-time location data. Imagine more fault-tolerant systems for producing products, food, and power. This is the promise of Industry 4.0, and the transformation is already underway.

Transitioning to Digital: Steps to Make Your Online Debut

November 9, 2017 No Comments

The potential of the Internet is limitless, and it’s changing every day. If your small business isn’t already online, it should be. Not only can having an online presence increase your sales, but it could also increase your reputation and credibility. Today, consumers need to trust a store before they buy from it, especially if it’s online and they can’t see the physical object for themselves. To make the transition to digital, however, you need to do it right.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Open-Source Social Media – The Importance of Transparency

October 23, 2017 No Comments

with Bill Ottman, MINDS.comIn this interview, Bill Ottman, CEO of Minds.com discusses the open source foundation of tools and platforms all of us like to use every day — such as social networks. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Freeing Data from Vendor Lock-in; Leveraging Data for Today’s Digital Enterprise

October 3, 2017 No Comments

with Cuong Le, Data DynamicsIn this interview, Data Dynamics’ Senior Vice President of Field Operations, Cuong Le, shares his thoughts on why IT professionals need to be put back in total control of their data – and the best ways to make that happen. Read More >>>

Implementing a Culture of Knowledge Sharing for Better Knowledge Management

August 21, 2017 No Comments

Knowledge sharing through your service desk is extremely important and the topic should really receive much more coverage than it does. There are several reasons for this including the reduction of resolution times massively, but it also promotes a better working culture. But to really push this cultural shift through in your organization, there are a few things you need to do.

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: How CTOs Close the Tech Gap with Open Source

August 14, 2017 No Comments

Open source software has characteristics such as quality, flexibility, security, and standardization that are unsurpassed by traditional software solutions. It has long-term viability and is always on the cutting-edge of technology. The software is created and supported by a worldwide community of organizations and individual developers, many of whom also live by open source values like collaboration and volunteerism.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: In the New Age of Ecommerce, Fulfillment is the New Battleground

August 8, 2017 No Comments

with Arun Rao, GrandCanalsIn this interview, Arun Rao discusses how to support businesses who are struggling with the “Amazonification” of the fulfillment chain where there are rising costs and rising expectations on delivery times. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How All-flash Storage Helps Retailers Stay Competitive

July 12, 2017 No Comments

with Sundip Arora, KaminarioIn this interview, Kaminario, shares his take on how this rapid increase in retail technology means retailers must implement a solid storage backbone to handle the exponential growth of data and stay ahead of their competition. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How Automation and Machine Learning Are Solving the Technology Staffing Crunch

July 11, 2017 No Comments

with Gabby Nizri, AyehuIn this interview,Gabby Nizri, Co-Founder and CEO of Ayehu Inc., discusses how automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are being used as a force multiplier to help organizations overcome the staffing crunch and operate at peak performance. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Driving Data Decisions Throughout the Development Lifecycle

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Keith Fenech, RevulyticsIn this interview, Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics, speaks with IT Briefcase on how collecting and analyzing software usage data can help developers make faster, more efficient decisions at all stages of the development lifecycle. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Combating the Employee Threat to Data Security

April 28, 2017 No Comments

with Cam Roberson, Beachhead SolutionsIn this interview, Cam Roberson, Director of the Reseller Channel at Beachhead Solutions, shares his perspective on how device security technology is addressing this need across industries. Read More >>>

Can’t Miss! Tech Forum in Boston: Accelerate Time-to-Strategy Execution

April 25, 2017 No Comments

Join bpm’online on May 11-12 in Boston, MA to hear from key industry experts, learn best practices and success stories on how to leverage intelligent tools to adapt and transform your business faster.

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.

The Future of IT Troubleshooting

March 21, 2017 No Comments

A common approach to addressing any number of performance issues in IT environments is to throw a bunch of potential solutions at the wall and see what sticks. However, IT environments are becoming increasingly complex and varied, making the dart-on-the-wall strategy even less effective than it already was. As such, here I will cover what IT troubleshooting should look like in the hybrid IT world we now find ourselves in, and will continue to be encompassed by into the future.

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 Open Source AI Effects the World Around Us

March 8, 2017 No Comments

The marriage of artificial intelligence and the open-source concept is still very new, and we’re beginning to see its production come to fruition. After a few years, outsiders have been able to help play with other’s open-sourced AI technology and in turn, send these improvements back to the original creators.

Top Five Ways Marketing Teams Benefit from Box

February 21, 2017 No Comments

To create a success, marketing teams have to move fast! Moving the business forward means completing the next project, campaign or launch flawlessly. But keeping every stakeholder aligned and informed has never been easy. Read this article to discover top five ways marketing teams benefit from using Box.

Featured Tech Article: Preemptive Transformation at Western Union

February 16, 2017 No Comments

Western Union has always been on the forefront of technological innovation. The company launched in 1851 with the invention of the telegraph. Now, 165 years later, we are digitally transforming ourselves and devising new and easier ways for our customers to move money around the world.

The Necessity Of Security Audits For Open Source Projects

January 5, 2017 No Comments

Curl, an open source application installed on hundreds of thousands of servers, was found to have several serious security vulnerabilities in a voluntary audit. The vulnerabilities were quickly fixed, but the incident exemplifies the importance of external auditing of the open source projects on which we all depend.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Evolving the Enterprise with the Service Desk and Improved Workflows through IT Service Management

December 26, 2016 No Comments

with Nancy Van Elsacker, Top DeskIn this Interview, Nancy Van Elsacker Louisnord, president of TOPdesk US, discusses the value of IT Service Management within the ever evolving IT Enterprise. Read More >>>

Are You Ready to Join the Ranks of Open Source Rookies?

December 16, 2016 No Comments

A lot of great software is being built using open source, and each year Black Duck reviews open source projects started during the past 12 months to recognize those whose mission, community growth, and market impact make them particularly notable. We call our selections the “Open Source Rookies,” and the process begins with an average 100-200 projects that meet those requirements of intriguing vision, ability to build a community, and value to the marketplace.

10 Tips for Taming IT Tickets

December 8, 2016 No Comments

In many organizations, IT support seems to follow a corollary of Moore’s Law in which the number of support tickets — rather than the number of transistors — doubles every two years. Even companies that experience slower growth find that tickets ultimately proliferate and threaten to overwhelm their IT support teams if they haven’t kept their ticket management systems and processes up to date. You can avoid that fate by following the 10 steps below to keep tickets manageable, resolve them quickly and provide an amazing help desk and ticket management experience.

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