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Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than...





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SOCIAL BUSINESS

How to Make a Successful Online Store: A Detailed Guide

December 6, 2018 No Comments

Running an online business is a great way to earn some money on the side. Statistics show that e-commerce sales account for 9.8% of total retail sales, with online retailing itself growing at an astonishing rate of 13.7% year-on-year. There’s never been a better time to start an online business. While running a successful online store has its appeal, it comes with its own set of challenges. There are lots of decisions to make and focusing your efforts on wrong areas can lead to wasted time and efforts.

6 E-Learning Apps for an Optimum Online Learning Experience

December 5, 2018 No Comments

In today’s day and age, it makes more sense to whip out your phone and learn about events happening around the world than to open the TV and wait for the news. With over 2.5 billion people owning or using a smartphone, it’s easier than ever to send, receive, and access information regardless of location. Almost everything can be solved using an app, from shopping from your couch to learning new skills while commuting or simply enjoying a walk in the park. Given this situation, most online courses platforms offer apps that make access to knowledge smoother and faster.

Ways to Increase Sales in Your Online Store

November 28, 2018 No Comments

Selling items online is efficient since people don’t need to leave their homes to start purchasing. You can set up a website where they can find information about your company and pick the items to buy if they see something interesting. The only problem is that given the popularity of online stores, you might have lots of competitors. If you can’t entice enough people to buy your products and services, you will be left behind. These are some practical ways to increase your sales when selling items online.

Benefits of Online Training for Employees and Businesses

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Apart from the nature and size of your business, moving on with highly professional and well trained employees is one of the vitals for optimistic development and growth of the business. Keeping them well-versed with latest market trends, business technologies and models can be another great step to keep your business moving towards the chosen destination. Thanks to the latest technology and innovations, online training is a plus point for business organizations and companies to help their employees learn new business related things even when they are performing assigned duties and tasks.

Contract Management Tech Tools You Can Use to Save Time Today

November 27, 2018 No Comments

Contracts particularly need to be managed well, so you don’t end up with any legal or other issues down the track. Thankfully, though, you no longer need to spend hour upon hour handling contract management. Due to the advancement of technology, there are many excellent low-cost software programs and apps on the market to make this business task quicker and simpler. Read on for some tools you should know about, plus tips to help guide you to selecting the right option for your needs.

Tips for increasing brand visibility on Instagram

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Have you wondered how other brands are increasing their Instagram visibility? Do you wish to get there as well? All you need is the right pictures and tactics. That should get you stronger on Instagram. Instafollowfast.com is clear proof that Instagram might be everything you need you to get more traffic.

Governments of the Future: IT in Service of Governmental Institutions

November 19, 2018 No Comments

Digital transformation trends are continuing to change various industries in the world and it’s safe to say that the latest achievements in technology are literally revolutionizing government institutions. Federal, state and local governments are relying on modern technology to provide their citizens with better living conditions. In fact, these entities realized that things like the internet of things and automation can improve not only the lives of their citizens but almost every other aspect of life such as workplace efficiency.

7 Reasons to Invest in Custom Mobile App Development

November 16, 2018 No Comments

It is becoming increasingly common for today’s businesses to make many of their services available online. From providing customers access to FAQs to offering a way to make purchases online, even the smallest shop understands the importance of doing business online. However, most small businesses also understand just how beneficial mobile apps are and if you have any doubts whatsoever, here are seven reasons to invest in mobile app development for your company.

The Benefits of Using an Industrial Computer

November 13, 2018 No Comments

In many different industries such as medical, food and pharmaceutical, industrial computers are vital to help with everyday tasks that your standard computer just would not be able to do. Below, we are taking you through the many great benefits of using an industrial computer and why your business needs one.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

November 13, 2018 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

Expert Tips For Maximizing The Power of Amazon Redshift Spectrum

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Redshift Spectrum is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision-making. This fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud allows organizations to run complex queries on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Help increase performance and potentially reduce the cost of your queries with Amazon Redshift. Download your complimentary ebook and get ten valuable tips on using Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift.

HIPAA Compliance Checklist for the Digital Transformation

November 7, 2018 No Comments

Since Congress enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, healthcare organizations have been required to ensure the privacy and security of all medical records. However, the world has changed greatly since HIPAA’s inception, namely through the digital transformation. To keep operations more organized and agile, the healthcare industry has traded paper for electronic processes.

Best Practices for Blended Workforce Management

November 7, 2018 No Comments

As the U.S. freelance economy continues to grow, businesses are forced to find efficient ways to manage a blended workforce comprised of different types of talent, including freelancers, full-time employees and vendors. As work is being completed by a variety of different parties, it’s integral to identify solutions that streamline the entire blended workforce management process. Ultimately, by simplifying the process of managing a blended workforce, companies will be able to focus on what really matters – revenue and growth.

SD-WAN vs MPLS: Which Delivers the Most Business Value?

November 5, 2018 No Comments

In short, SD-WAN and in particular premium cloud-based SD-WAN (a.k.a. SD-WAN 3.0 or SDWaaS / SD-WAN as a Service) offers a set of compelling benefits to most enterprises when compared to SD-WAN. While this piece will stop short of saying MPLS is going the way of the horse and buggy, it will explore the real business benefits that enterprises that adopt SD-WAN can expect to enjoy.

Infinite Scrolling, Pagination Or “Load More” Buttons? Usability Findings In eCommerce

November 2, 2018 No Comments

Pagination is by far the most popular loading method to show new items on a site. This is due to the fact that it ships in almost all e-commerce platforms by default. But the usability tests have found that “load more” buttons added to lazy-loading was a superior integration. It resulted in a more seamless user encounter.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Why Donating Equity Can Lead to Greater Innovation in the Open Source World

October 31, 2018 No Comments

In this interview, we talk to Ozgun Erdogan with Citus Data, about the importance giving back can play in driving improvement, and what the outcomes might be for the open source community.

Death to Dashboards

October 31, 2018 No Comments

In many ways we are living in the future we once dreamed of as kids. While we are all still waiting for our flying cars from the Jetsons, the truth is my childhood dreams are nearly satisfied with the truly futuristic technology of today’s self-driving cars. Of all the revolutionary changes that will come with the technology of self-driving cars, the good old-fashioned dashboard, is one of many things that will quickly become irrelevant.

Moving On Up From Desktop To Dedicated Server

October 29, 2018 No Comments

Over the years, companies that didn’t embrace new technologies have been finding it hard to keep afloat in the ever-changing world of technology. Accordingly, most businesses find it hard to get started with new technology that would probably improve their business. American taxpayers lose over 1.5 trillion dollars due to outdated technology. As a business, you need to be at the forefront of embracing new technologies if you wish to remain relevant.

3 Ways AI Will Have an Impact on Your Business

October 29, 2018 No Comments

The rapid development of artificial intelligence technology means one thing for all of us: it’s here to stay. AI’s impact can already be observed in fields like medical diagnostics and treatment, customer support, baking, and even our homes as so many of us now ask our digital assistants to dim the lights or restock dwindling supplies of batteries. Inevitably, businesses are also experiencing an AI revolution and changing many pre-established operations and processes. To understand more about how AI will impact businesses in the future, continue reading below.

Tech That Every Business Owner Worth His Salt Should Have: Mass Payments API

October 29, 2018 No Comments

We, as a species, have always found ways on how to make technology work to our advantage. We live in the age where, now more than ever, our computers play a vital role in the flawless functioning of any institute, business, and even the home.

How Has Technology Changed Personal Finances?

October 24, 2018 No Comments

As technology advances, so does the financial industry. Over the years, there have been many advances that have impacted the way you handle your finances. Find out how banking has changed things.

IT Incident Management Do’s and Don’ts

October 23, 2018 No Comments

Putting incident management processes into place can be a tricky task. In this blog, we’re covering the do’s and don’ts that you need to know about.

5 Easy and Smart Ways to Attract Customers to Your Online Store

October 22, 2018 No Comments

Being that we live in a digital world, the demand for online shopping keeps increasing with each passing day. This means that e-commerce stores have to up their game to stay ahead of the competition. Attracting customers to your online store can be quite challenging. In fact, the major challenge facing online businesses, especially startups, is generating traffic and leads. With such a competitive business world, here are some effective ways to help you attract customers to your online store:

4 Ways AI is Shaping Real Estate

October 16, 2018 No Comments

According to Adobe’s most recent Digital Trends report, 15% of businesses are currently using artificial intelligence (AI), but 31% stated they planned to do so within the next 12 months. The report also notes that the top-performing organizations were more than twice as likely as their peers to be taking advantage of AI for marketing.

3 Apps for SMBs to Improve Conversion

October 10, 2018 No Comments

Improving the conversion rate presents quite a challenge for a lot of SMBs because many of them mainly focus on quantity over quality. They want to grow their business, so they put a lot of effort into using various marketing techniques to drive more traffic to their website, without getting a good look at the big picture and trying to attract the right kind of traffic.

Work That Matters

October 9, 2018 No Comments

What type of work matters to your organization? Every minute of every day you have talented, experienced professionals working for you – people you are paying well to do their job. What are they doing with that time? Are they inputting data or filling out forms? Are they checking boxes?

Ironclad SaaS Security for Cloud-Forward Enterprises

October 5, 2018 No Comments

The 2015 Anthem data breach was the result of a single user at an Anthem subsidiary clicking on a phishing email. Yet, the breach exposed the sensitive information of approximately 78.8 million members and cost the company more than $100 million. A quick search for “security breach” won’t just deliver news about the biggest scandal from the past few years. Instead, you’ll likely find one from just yesterday or last week. Following the digital transformation, data breaches are happening more often.

How Automation Can Drive Digital Transformation in IT

October 4, 2018 No Comments

Digital Transformation – has come a long way from being a buzzword to a way of defining business. Indeed, it is imperative for companies globally, whether it is a small agency or a big enterprise. Competitive market strategies, boardroom discussions, contents, researches, and study – everything is making digital transformation evident and prominent. When we talk about IT, digital transformation is affected by automation at a larger scale.

How to Stay On Top of Technological Trends as a Graphic Designer

October 3, 2018 No Comments

Technology today develops exponentially. Every day, it gets harder and harder to keep up with all the new and improved. Staying relevant as an artist is vital to one’s survival – artists just don’t get paid enough to risk failure. Graphic designers are limited almost exclusively to digital work, usually in branding and website design, so in this digital age, they need to be staying far ahead of the curve in terms of technological changes. So if you’re falling behind as a graphic designer, follow these tips and tricks to get back on track.

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