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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...





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Three of the Latest and Greatest Ideas in Technology

April 9, 2018 No Comments

When it comes to the fastest growing ideas in technology and business, they are being driven by the digital innovation the world is seeing. These changes affect every industry. And if you want to compete in the coming years, you need to understand what these growing ideas are and why they have taken hold. That way, you can stand out from the competition and grow your market share.

What is Cloud Computing Architecture?

April 5, 2018 No Comments

Cloud computing is transforming the way we think about computation. It’s already big business: Microsoft and Amazon together have more than 4 million servers in their cloud computing networks. Cloud computing is getting so much buzz because it provides distinct advantages over more traditional computing models. And understanding how this technology works is essential if you want to keep up.

How SEH Technology Gets a) USB Headsets to Plug into b) Virtual Servers for c) Speech-Recognizing Apps

April 4, 2018 No Comments

Here’s what the customer wanted: something that would let them connect the USB headsets worn by air traffic controllers-in-training to the PCs running their air traffic control simulation software. Since the human interface was speech recognition and simulations run in real time, orders barked through the headset had to land on those PCs in under 25 ms. The other problem? They wanted to run that software on virtual Windows 10 machines. Being virtual, those PCs had no physical USB ports in which to plug those headsets.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INDUSTRIAL INTERNET-OF-THINGS (IIOT)

April 3, 2018 No Comments

In fact, we live in the era of new technologies. People use them almost in all the spheres of their lives. Also, for such technologies as smart devices, we need to use the Internet. Nowadays, the Internet plays a big role in our lives. Actually, we can use the Internet for many various purposes such as to buy or sell something, communicate with other people, study, watch movies, listen to music, even earn money, etc. But still, have you ever heard about the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT)? In this article, we are going to look through the benefits of the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT).

Top 10 Reasons to Outsource IT Support

April 3, 2018 No Comments

If you have IT professionals on your company’s staff, there’s a good chance you are paying a lot of money to them. The average U.S.-based IT professional makes almost $100,000 per year. It’s why so many companies are making the decision to outsource IT these days. Have you considered doing it? If so, you might be concerned about how outsourcing your IT needs could affect the overall well-being of your company. The IT professionals on your team obviously play a vital role in everything from the security of your internal computer network to the development of your company’s website.

IT Briefcase Interview: Looking at Open Source Software 20 Years After The Term Was First Coined

March 23, 2018 No Comments

As the term “open source” enters its third decade, we talk to DreamHost’s Brett Dunst about the state of open source right now, how open source factors into DreamHost’s own 20-year history, and get an update on 2017.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

March 14, 2018 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Using Big Data To Identify The Cells Already In Your Body To Fight Disease

February 23, 2018 No Comments

with Kevin Bermeister, CodondexBig data is promising to help healthcare providers take massive steps forward in treating diseases such as cancer. In this interview, we sit down with KevinBermeister, long time technology investor and innovator, about his startup Codondex. Read More >>>

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.

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