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How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both...

Transformation on a Global Scale

Transformation on a Global Scale

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their...

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
In this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them.
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6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one...

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry....

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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SOCIAL BUSINESS

Section 508 Refresh Seeks Digital Access to All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

It is time for government agencies to take heed of accessibility requirements. The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (also known as the Access Board) delivered a final rule, effective March 21, concerning the contemporary implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which relates to ensuring the availability of accessible IT in the federal workplace. Because technology is constantly evolving, this “refresh” serves to address technological advancements and keep the Rehabilitation Act current.

What to Consider When Switching Service Providers: An MSP Tells All

March 23, 2017 No Comments

There are ample reasons why a company may be looking for a new service provider: customer satisfaction issues with the current provider, a move to a new ERP application or migrating to a cloud solution, to name a few. Whatever the reason, it is important to understand the pitfalls that can happen when making the switch.

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

March 22, 2017 No Comments

We’ve been moving more and more towards computerized processes in our daily lives for a long time now, but the full extent of this technology is yet to be fully realized; the potential applications of this technology are both far reaching and complex, offering possibilities that we’ve not yet seen the full reach of. That’s part of the reason why it’s worth offering further attention to these policies, and to try and see where they can take us. The potential they offer can’t be ignored.

Transformation on a Global Scale

March 22, 2017 No Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s people that make it happen. For an IT organization to help transform an institution, the individuals in the technology group need to make a concerted effort to look beyond their jobs in order to understand the needs, struggles, and goals of the business. Only by doing so will they be able to create and bring to the table new technology-enabled solutions.

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.

Uniting Diverse Teams for Successful Digital Innovation

March 21, 2017 No Comments

The need to innovate is driving the push to digitization. Organizations and governments around the world want to capture the flow of Big Data generated by billions of connected devices, machines and people. They want this information to help them operate more efficiently and connect better with their customers or constituents. They also want it to help them design and produce better products and services. They need it to remain competitive in a global market.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

March 21, 2017 No Comments

Fei Huang, NeuVectorIn this Fresh Ink interview segment, we talk to NeuVector CEO Fei Huang about the most pressing container security concerns and strategies to mitigate them. Read More >>>

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

March 17, 2017 No Comments

One of the main problems facing small businesses is growth and getting the word out. You could have the best product or service in the world, but it’s still not going to make a successful business if no one knows about it. Many worry that without the huge marketing budget that huge firms have, they won’t be able to create great marketing strategies. Fortunately, this isn’t the case. Even with a small or non-existent budget, your small business can utilise some amazing marketing strategies and start to grow.

Spring has Sprung: CISO Guidelines for Organizational Spring Cleaning

March 17, 2017 No Comments

Winter is finally over and spring is in the air. If you’re like us and prefer warmer days, in preparation for spring, we compiled a CISO checklist. Throw your broom away and replace it with a pen and paper to be sure you’re following these guidelines…

How to Manage Employees from Afar

March 16, 2017 No Comments

Modern technology has allowed us to hire people with exceptional skills from neighboring countries or even from other continents. This has created a lot of opportunities for both employers and employees. For employers, remote hiring has allowed a wider scope of potential employees. While for employees, remote employment has created an opportunity to work for a company that is far away without having to travel there every day.

Inside the Play Business: The Influence of JavaScript in Android Applications

March 14, 2017 No Comments

The mobile gaming industry is one of the most creative, dynamic and revolutionary creations of the 21st Century. From stakeholders, software developers, coders to consumers, many parties have played an active role in the development of this thriving industry. Games like Angry Birds, Transformers and Clash of Clans have taken the industry by storm. Currently, millions of consumers worldwide spend time and money playing their favourite games on their tablets and smartphones.

Amazing Software People Should Test Out If They Create Videos

March 9, 2017 No Comments

According to nearly every business-related blog you read these days, video marketing is set to become bigger than ever before. You no longer have to acquire lots of qualifications before you can shoot award-winning videos. We definitely have one thing in particular to thank for that.

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 >>>

A Decade of Technology-Driven Transformation

March 7, 2017 No Comments

In any organization—especially one that has grown large and successful—it’s easy to make the next year’s strategy simply an incremental improvement on the previous year’s. Too few companies make the effort required to position themselves for the future. But it’s critically important, particularly in this era of digital disruption.

Why all Businesses should care about their Reviews

March 6, 2017 No Comments

As the era of the internet has taken over the world, the importance of online reviews for businesses has also grown considerably. This is mostly due to the inability of customers to test out the objects, or experience the services prior to making their purchase, hence needing to rely on more factors other than the product description and the afferent price.

A 6-Step Guide on How to Use Social Media to Build Your Reputation

March 6, 2017 No Comments

The modern business landscape has tremendously changed, especially with the advent of internet technology. It is now easier to market your brand using digital marketing strategies because your target audience has also embraced the same communication tools. Social media has now become an integral marketing strategy for modern business and it is no wonder even the biggest brands are working tirelessly to get more visibility on these networks.

3 Essential Tools for Online Students

March 3, 2017 No Comments

In a previous blog, we’ve talked about 3 essential tools for bloggers, particularly about the photography gear you can pick up to improve the photos you post on your blogs. That article received a lot of positive feedback, which is why I’m making another 3-essential-tools post. Since a lot of bloggers are now taking online courses and pursuing a higher degree, I think it is time to take a look at the gadgets that will make the whole online learning experience much more enjoyable. In this part, we’re going to talk about the three essential tools every online student must have.

Tech Tips for Maintaining a Successful Business

March 2, 2017 No Comments

Technology is by far one of the most useful tools to utilize when starting up and maintaining your business, regardless of its size or how long it has been running. From something as simple as using a business name search online to conduct a company name check to choosing the right software for your employees to use, technology is a business owner’s life saver. It is important to always be on top of all the latest technological advancements that are taking place in the business world to help you to become a successful business owner.

The Taming of the Skew – Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Data

March 1, 2017 No Comments

An analogous challenge exists when using predictive analytics with healthcare data. Healthcare data can often seem quite stubborn, like Katherina. One of the main features of healthcare data that needs to be “tamed” is the “skew” of the data. In this article, we describe two types of skewness: the statistical skew, which impacts data analysis, and the operational skew, which impacts operational processes.

Why a Tech Career is the Way to Go for 2017

March 1, 2017 No Comments

One of the reasons people are seeking tech careers is opportunity. The market for technology jobs is booming, but many believe that an advanced degree in computer science or other seemingly prohibitively difficult field is needed to make the jump. In fact, many millennials and others switching to the tech industry have college degrees in fields that are unrelated to their current job prospects.

Automation Technology’s Impact on Jobs

February 28, 2017 No Comments

Many people assume that technical progress is responsible for reduction in the American workforce and will create even greater unemployment. It’s not just happening in America. In other developing countries, they have also seen how factories are hiring fewer workers. Robotics is expected to be an $80 billion industry in the next five years.

How Business Intelligence Has Evolved Over the Last Few Decades

February 28, 2017 No Comments

It’s unprecedented the way business intelligence (BI) has evolved over the course of several decades. In your parents’ and grandparents’ generation, data was limited to sales numbers and a few other broad metrics. Today, that has all changed due to the breakout of new key performance indicators made possible through advancements in BI.

Digital Era Creating More Spending

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Convenience has always played a role in the way that people shop. In general, the odds of a person making a purchase increase as the convenience of making that purchase increases. This isn’t the only factor in the decision-making process, but it is significant enough that every business needs to think about it. In particular, they need to think about the ways in which digital shopping and finance have made it easier to spend money than ever before.

Appliances Retain Leading Role in Backup Market

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Despite the benefits of cloud backup, relatively few organizations are using the cloud as their primary data storage tier. One of the consequences is that on-premise backup appliances remain a popular solution for many organizations, particularly small and mid-sized enterprises that lack the resources to implement big-company business continuity strategies.

7 Reasons Manufacturers Should Have Moved to the Cloud Yesterday

February 24, 2017 No Comments

Sometimes, it’s hard to see the forest because of the trees. You’ve likely heard that truism before as it applies to many situations, including business application and manufacturing processes. This also is true for Cloud deployment. Because cloud technology is right in front of us, it can be difficult to see the total impact of this disruptive technology on the entire industry.

Three Ways to Begin Harnessing AI – Now

February 24, 2017 No Comments

by Matt Smith, CognizantThis article discusses how intelligent automation has moved beyond the back office, and into front-line, customer-facing systems that are quickly changing the way businesses and their customers interact. Read More >>>

What is Predictive Search?

February 23, 2017 No Comments

What is predictive search anyway? Wordstream.com explains it as “Google’s predictive search feature uses a predictive search algorithm based on popular searches to predict a user’s search query as it is typed, providing a drop-down list of suggestions that changes as the user adds more characters to the search input.” In other words, it helps to make searching for something easier because it tries to predict what you will be typing in the search box. 

Five Best Analytics Practices to Ensure the Injured Worker Comes First

February 22, 2017 No Comments

Putting the injured worker first is key to the “advocacy-based claims model,” which puts the worker at the center of all activity. “It focuses on improving the injured worker’s experience. Until now, most employers have focused on corporate outcomes. Goals such as cutting costs and reducing days lost. But experts now say focusing on the worker can improve all outcomes.”

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.

Forrester: The Total Economic Impact Of Box’s Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration Platform

February 21, 2017 No Comments

What’s the true cost of collaboration? A better question might be: What’s the cost of NOT collaborating? Read this report to learn about the cost, success factors and return on investment of using Box’s cloud-based content collaboration solution. See how effective content collaboration translates into a competitive business advantage.

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