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Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

Enterprise IT is a driver of the global economy. In 2017, an estimated $3.5 trillionwas spent on software and telecommunications services. Those figures exceeded expectations, and spending on software is expected to grow by another 7.6 percent this year....





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SECURITY

Discover Real Benefits Of Secured Credit Cards

February 19, 2018 No Comments

Often people do not pay, because they do not fully understand how to pay a loan back. Such people should open secured credit cards. These products will help a person to understand how credit mechanism works. It will also help to form a positive credit score. You can access the effectify.com/credit-cards/secured-credit-cards/ to learn moreabout secured cards.

Cyber Identity Essentials – How Can You Protect Yourself?

February 16, 2018 No Comments

The world wide web opens countless doors but brings with it specific threats. Few consumer security threats are quite as prevalent right now as identity theft, affecting 16.7m in 2017 alone. Much of this is owed to the ever expanding scope of open communications like the IoT, cloud and preference of cloud hosting like AWS. Clearly, the stats show identity theft is a big issue.

Cloud Computing: The Good, the Bad, and the Solutions

February 7, 2018 No Comments

Cloud computing is an increasingly popular method of doing business in the modern age. Though it is a relatively simple concept to understand, at least on the surface level, the pros and cons of adopting this type of infrastructure are not quite as obvious. Here, we will go over a few of the benefits and risks to this type of system, and how some of the risks can be mitigated in order to create a more viable system for you and your workplace.

How to Understand Blockchain?

February 6, 2018 No Comments

If you want to know all about blockchain you need to sign up for special courses that will allow you to acquire all kind of information about the subject in details. Actually, blockchain is something more that just a sequence of blocks, so if you want to understand how it works you need more than just reading one article. However, if you want to get a brief info on a subject read below.

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: GDPR – Are You Prepared?

January 29, 2018 No Comments

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to take effect in May, some might still be asking themselves, am I ready? There is a lot to know regarding the new regulation and it will have a major impact on many companies. So, what exactly needs to be done to prepare and what can be expected from GDPR? Paul Speciale, Chief Product Officer at Scality takes us through the important questions we should be asking ourselves as the date approaches.

4 Tips for Conveying Your Ideas to Your App Development Team

January 26, 2018 No Comments

It is often said that if you can name it, there is an app for it. The greater challenge is communicating your vision to your developers so that they create the app you’re envisioning. This is especially true when you’re trying to create an app that does something truly novel or requires complex functionality and interactivity beyond what many cookie-cutter projects do.

Is Your Enterprise IT the Best It Can Be?

January 24, 2018 No Comments

Enterprise IT is a driver of the global economy. In 2017, an estimated $3.5 trillionwas spent on software and telecommunications services. Those figures exceeded expectations, and spending on software is expected to grow by another 7.6 percent this year. Investment in devices is also expected to climb another 3.8 percent, ultimately reaching $654 billion.

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: The GDPR is not just another run-of-the-mill privacy regulation

January 19, 2018 No Comments

with Oksana Sokolovsky, Io-TahoeIn this interview, Oksana Sokolovsky, CEO of Io-Tahoe, discusses the critical topic of the pending European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read More >>>

The Top 5 Benefits of Implementing ERP Software

January 18, 2018 No Comments

Businesses and corporations have a vested interest in improving efficiency, employee management, procurement, and many other elements of daily work. As technology continues to provide solutions for accomplishing all of this, many businesses are looking for ways to more seamlessly integrate these components for even greater efficiency. One such example of this in practice is ERP software. Short for enterprise resourcing planning, there is very little that such software cannot handle or integrate when handled properly.

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Overcoming the Business, Regulatory and Legal Risks Introduced By Social Media and Cloud-Based Collaboration Platforms

January 16, 2018 No Comments

The use of social media and cloud-based collaboration platforms has proliferated many, if not most, business environments. While the benefits are well documented, there are also significant business, legal and regulatory risks introduced. But these risks can be mitigated. I had the opportunity to sit down recently with Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing for Archive360 (www.archive360.com) to discuss this important topic.

How GDPR Can Help Against Phishing Scams

December 21, 2017 No Comments

There are no letters more on IT and business professional’s lips at the moment than GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, giving businesses the first half of the year to ensure they are compliant across the board. Companies could foot landmark fines for mishandling sensitive data, which accounted for a rise in cybercrime since 2015. While the general public won’t notice too much difference, there could be an unexpected benefit in the new data laws: the stopping of phishing scams.

Free Techniques to Increase Your Online Security

December 19, 2017 No Comments

Are you worried your computer/device isn’t as well protected as it should be? Maybe you’ve recently encountered several security issues and now you’re looking for more information on how to protect yourself properly. As the internet keeps growing on a daily basis, so are the risks involved when simply surfing the net. Therefore, it’s crucial you do everything you can to secure your computer and your identity with it. Here are a few helpful tips to add a few extra layers of security to your devices.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Security Paradigms Shift from Prevention to Incident Response

December 19, 2017 No Comments

with Bob Noel, PlixerThere have been 3,833 publicly disclosed data breaches in the first nine months of 2017, exposing more than seven billion records which is causing harm to more than half the individuals in the US* that are now in danger of identity theft. This interview discusses IT Security trends and paradigm shifts to be aware of in 2018. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Successes in Maximizing Computing Infrastructure Investments

December 15, 2017 No Comments

with Mark Gaydos, Nlyte SoftwareThis interview offers insight into how the leading organizations utilize technology to reduce costs while tackling high business demands by sharing real-world successes, challenges and best practices. Read More >>>

Securing Hybrid Networks for Dummies

December 15, 2017 No Comments

In our latest e-book, “Securing Hybrid Networks for Dummies,” you’ll discover how to manage and sustain complex hybrid network infrastructures with ease with next generation firewalls. Read the e-book now.

A Guide on Using the Cloud Safely

December 12, 2017 No Comments

Any small or large business using cloud computing must ensure their files are as secure as possible, which will help companies to protect their data while enjoying the benefits that come with migrating to the cloud. To prevent your files from falling into the wrong hands, read the following informative guide on using the cloud safely.

Booters on Demand: When Too Much of a Good Thing is Actually Horrible

December 11, 2017 No Comments

As Nancy Sinatra explained, boots are made for walking. Booters, on the other hand, are made for stomping websites right off the Internet. Isn’t it strange that you’re able to purchase both footwear and cyberattacks from your smartphone today? Since booters are essentially Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack services for hire, it’s a good idea to recap just what a DDoS attack is.

Securing the Digital Dream: The need for SD-WAN security to be included as fundamental consideration of digital transformation plans

December 6, 2017 No Comments

The latest Computing Research whitepaper, looks at the research and benefits of using hybrid networks / SD-WANs to help facilitate digital transformation as well as some of the issues associated with this approach.

Tips For Getting Your Ideas Heard When Working With Leadership

December 4, 2017 No Comments

Being an IT professional has its challenges in the field. While you’re smart, talented and have a lot of knowledge, not everyone at your company is going to recognize this right away. IT is like speaking another language for a lot of people, including staff and leadership in your office.

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.

Automating Active Directory Cleanup

November 29, 2017 No Comments

Managing Active Directory isn’t rocket science. Of course, there are difficult parts, but most of the time it’s about getting the basics right and following straightforward routines. If you keep things organized and do all the simple things on time, you have 90% of success. But if you don’t, you won’t get far, no matter how complex and sophisticated your toolbox is.

How Biometrics Can Benefit User Privacy

November 28, 2017 No Comments

Living in the digital age means that most of our assets have crossed over from the real world and into the digital domain, including out personal information. One of the main issues e-commerce and online business owners face is trying to keep that information private and secure and all it takes is a single hack, fraud, or some other breach of security for customers to lose their trust in a specific brand and abandon it for some of the other, more secure alternatives.

Secure Workspaces: Enhancing Physical Security around BYOD

November 28, 2017 No Comments

New data breaches hit companies and organizations of all sizes, in all industries just about every day. And, while it’s much harder to hack into a corporate database, the proliferation of BYOD policies and mobile workers have sadly increased the amount of breaches caused by stolen devices. While the latter isn’t high up on the “massive” breach scale, breaches caused by stolen devices are still very much a real threat.

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