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Network Access Controls in the Age of Enterprise Mobility

April 23, 2018 No Comments

Enterprise mobility is an approach to work in which companies allow their team members to work from anywhere using a variety of devices and applications. The term “Enterprise Mobility” typically covers both the mobility of corporate data as well as the mobility of team members. This includes the use of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops for business purposes, from anywhere – in the office, at home and in transit to remote cities or countries, while maintaining access to corporate data, communications and programs.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Insights on Technology Challenges for SMEs

April 23, 2018 No Comments

To say that small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) represent the heart and soul of the U.S. market is an understatement. More than 90 percent of all U.S. businesses – or approximately 28 million – fall into the SME category. While no two SMEs are the same, many share similar challenges, including the adoption and cost of new software and other technologies needed to help manage their businesses. This Q&A with Kradle CEO, Michael Haddon, discusses some of the tech challenges that SMEs face, as well as trends and solutions within the market.

How Poor Web Design Can Impact Your Brand

April 23, 2018 No Comments

Setting up a website for your business is easier than ever thanks to a large number of tools and services available for would-be online entrepreneurs. However, just because something is possible does not necessarily mean it is always the best solution. A poorly-designed, ill-conceived website will hurt your brand and damage your sales. Read on for a few key elements to avoid if you want to ensure your business enjoys steady growth.

How to Make Your Business’s Website Stand Out

April 20, 2018 No Comments

These days, it is more important than ever for your business to stand out from the others. There are quite a few different methods you can use to do this, but not all of them are equally effective. The more your site stands out, the easier it will be to increase your traffic and get more customers on a regular basis. People look for sites that are unique, so you’ll need to see what you can do for yours.

How to Advance Your IT Career With a Specialization in Data Science

April 20, 2018 No Comments

Today’s businesses generate massive volumes of data that nobody knows what to do with — yet this data could hold the keys to reducing costs, improving customer retention, increasing profitability, saving time, and a host of other positive outcomes for businesses. So savvy employers are on the lookout for data scientists who can help them make sense of their data and use it to solve their company’s problems.

Running a local business in the UK? The Importance of Choosing a Local Hosting Company

April 18, 2018 No Comments

It’s easy to overlook the importance of hosting company location when you’re hoping to get your website up and running quickly. If your company operates out of the United Kingdom, however, you should be thinking about choosing a provider that keeps their servers in the UK too – and this is for a number of reasons. Of course, when you’re looking for a hosting company, the first thing that springs to mind is often the cost. There are plenty of hosting companies out there that offer seemingly identical products for much less than the going rate, but if this isn’t ringing alarm bells, there’s something you should know: not all web hosting is made equal.

Infographic: Are you Interested in Trading with Bitcoins?

April 18, 2018 No Comments

There’s no doubt about it — Bitcoin is gaining popularity in the world of Forex trading. These electronic funds were initially designed as a way to make payments through an online platform like an e-commerce site. Today, Bitcoin is leading the race to replace traditional currency in the market, too. Due to its skyrocketing growth as a form of cryptocurrency, even Forex brokers now accept Bitcoin as compensation. It’s becoming so prevalent that Forex has created multiple platforms for trading with digital currency, and large trading subsidiaries are starting to follow the Bitcoin trend, too.

How To Transfer .eml Files To Outlook

April 17, 2018 No Comments

In order for the operating system to encode the information, different file extensions are used. For the emails, the .eml is widely used. You get the files with this extension on Thunderbird, Eudora, The Bat, and other emails. If you would like to extract the emails from these mailboxes to the Microsoft Outlook, you will face a problem. You need a special software for that.

DevOps – Ensuring Everyone at a Large Organization is on the Same Team

April 17, 2018 No Comments

Think about playing tennis and about playing football. Or how about relay swimming compared to soccer? What is one of the biggest differences between these sports? Tennis and swimming are individual sports and at most require coordination between only a couple of people, while football and soccer have a lot more moving parts that need to work perfectly in sync to ensure success. DevOps in SMEs vs. DevOps in large organizations is a similar concept – in small organizations, successful DevOps strategies require coordination between small, tightly-integrated teams.

Do You Need a Literary Agent to Sell Your eBook?

April 16, 2018 No Comments

One of the many changes the internet has wrought is the lowering of the barriers to publishing a book. Self-publishing is easier than ever and platforms like Amazon will let pretty much anyone upload a book and take their chances. However, if you want to get picked up by one of the big publishing houses, self-publishing might well kill your shot. In those cases, you generally need to seek professional help. Still though, done right, it is possible do quite well selling on your own. Ultimately, this begs the question: Do you need a literary agent to sell your ebook?

Tech Tips for Reviving A Struggling Business

April 12, 2018 No Comments

In the competitive world of business, it is natural to experience a number of ups and downs. The road to success is never easy, so you shouldn’t be disheartened if you are facing a few problems along the way. What really matters is how you deal with these problems. Instead of running away from the situation or burying your head in the sand, you need to confront your issues head-on. Then, you can work on turning things around and securing a brighter future for you and your business. Below are four tips that will help you to do this.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Fighting Crime with Forensic Software

April 10, 2018 No Comments

In this interview, we talk to Dr. John Buckleton about the increasing use of forensic DNA software in solving criminal cases. Dr. Buckleton is one of the developers of STRmix™, a sophisticated forensic software used to resolve mixed DNA profiles previously considered too complex to interpret.

Four Steps to Improve Employee Communication

April 10, 2018 No Comments

Taking steps to improve communication within your company will lead to a higher workplace morale, with employees who feel that their voice is heard and appreciated by their employer. Employees who are encouraged to openly share their ideas, opinions and suggestions are more likely to feel valued at work than those who are never called upon. As a result, improved communication can lead to higher rates of employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention. We’ve put together some of the best ways to improve employee communication within your business.

4 Effective Ways to Manage Business Resources

April 10, 2018 No Comments

One of the best ways to help your business reach new heights of success is to manage and optimize the resources at your disposal. Business resources can be tangible – finances and equipment – and intangible – human skills and time. As a business owner, you need to be in control of your resources to minimize losses and get value for money.

5 Ways to Make Your Online Store Stand Out

April 10, 2018 No Comments

One of the biggest challenges online store owners face aside from increasing traffic to their stores is making the store stand out to visitors who land on the shop. While more traffic to your web store is good, it won’t mean much if the store itself doesn’t inspire trust and encourage people to buy what you are selling. So, how do you make your store stand out so visitors are inspired to buy from you?

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.

How New Touch Screen Technology Is Stimulating Innovation

April 7, 2018 No Comments

Ever since touch screen technology emerged in in the 1970s, it has been linked to a wide array of breakthroughs in industries as diverse as logistics, computing, entertainment, and the military. As touch screens have become more sophisticated, they have opened up new possibilities for developers to create products that would not have been imaginable without high quality, responsive touchscreens. Just as the smartphone revolution was made possible by the projected capacitive (PCAP) touch screen, new developments in resistive screen technology are now fuelling new applications for kiosks, industrial control panels, and mobile computing devices.

Mainframe Modernization: Debunking the Myths

April 5, 2018 No Comments

In today’s agile enterprise environment, IT finds itself at a crossroad: either modernize its solutions or fall behind the technology curve. For established corporations that are relying on mainframe technologies, this reality can quickly become a nightmare. With changing enterprise demands, a growing skills gap between modern and legacy developers and decades-long investments into “big iron” technology foundations, the idea of altering technology may seem like a distant, and costly, dream.

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.


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.

Demonstrating Potential Impact of Optimization on Shareholder Value

April 1, 2018 No Comments

The key to creating a more synergistic relationship between marketing impact and shareholder value is creating visibility and a common language: What is marketing doing for shareholder value; and what can a shareholder value approach do for marketing?

Seven Essentials Every Website Needs

March 28, 2018 No Comments

There will come a time when your website needs to be updated. Perhaps it is running slowly, or it looks a little old-fashioned. Maybe it was designed for free by someone who wasn’t quite at the top of their game. It could be that you did it yourself and although you now have more skills in the web designing sector, you just don’t have the time to do anything about it.

Why Your Online Business Isn’t Doing Well

March 27, 2018 No Comments

Selling products or services online allows you to reach a larger audience while reducing the cost of your business’s overhead in the process. According to research cited by TechCrunch, 79 percent of U.S. consumers shop online. By taking your business online, you’ll experience greater sales. It takes more than just a basic website to succeed online, however. Many businesses launch a website, believing that it will immediately drive sales. It’s only later when they realize that more work is needed to create a successful online business.

5 Ways to Build an Online Business That Connects People to Their Culture

March 26, 2018 No Comments

Anyone who has tried to shop for clothing, accessories, or any other product understand the fact that choices out there are limited. Blue jeans, dinosaurs and rocket ships for boys; tiaras, cupcakes, and Barbie dolls for girls. And for adults, the dull neutral colors that everyone else is stocking their closets and cabinets with. Sadly, there is not the smallest hue of culture to be found in these stores and establishments.

How Small, Sophisticated Sensors are Building a Global Nervous System

March 22, 2018 No Comments

If it seems like everyone on the planet has some type of personal electronics and that the number of tech devices that can connect to another device is growing by leaps and bounds, you are correct. In fact, last year there were 8.4 billion connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT); by 2020, this number is expected to jump to 20.4 billion. Because of the proliferation of smart devices like security cameras, refrigerators and more, this 8.4 billion figure is actually about a billion more than the total population of the world. In other words, we now have more connected devices than people.

7 Ways to Use the Digital World to Grow Your Business in 2018

March 21, 2018 No Comments

Digital marketing has become ubiquitous in the world of business. Even if you haven’t yet hopped on board, it’s likely that you’ve heard people talking digital marketing jargon or incorporating it into their strategy in various ways. From a distance, making your business digital can seem like a complex matter, however, it doesn’t have to be if you learn how to use it effectively. There are several methods and strategies that have proven useful to businesses globally and have contributed to the exponential growth that many have seen. This article is going to look at a number of ways that you can use the digital world to grow your business.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Applying Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Data Discovery, in order to Meet Business, Legal and Regulatory Goals

March 20, 2018 No Comments

Enterprise organizations around the world continue to struggle with managing exponentially growing data volumes, while at the same time trying to manage IT infrastructures that are correspondingly growing out-of-control. Instead of fighting fires, IT’s time and expertise would be better spent leveraging new and innovative technologies and methodologies – should as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data discovery, that could positively contribute to their organization meeting its business, legal and regulatory goals. Today, we speak with Oksana Sokolovsky, CEO of Io-Tahoe, on this critical topic.

Four Insights: Simplifying IT Eliminates Workplace Stress

March 20, 2018 No Comments

Each day America’s 60 million knowledge workers are bombarded with countless emails, tedious processes and long meetings. It’s no wonder the American Institute of Stress names the workplace one of the leading sources of stress. The demands of a competitive environment and lack of control can lead to life-threating physical and emotional disorders such as increased rates of heart attacks, hypertension and anxiety.


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