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The Human Factor: Increasing IT Security Awareness in Your Workplace

February 8, 2016 No Comments

To engage employees in IT security, they’re going to need to understand why it’s important. Simply telling them it’s important isn’t enough. Sure, everyone has a vague notion of what security is, and many – if pressed – would tell you it’s important.

The Benefits and Risks of Digital Communication Between Teams

February 4, 2016 No Comments

There are many different benefits that the digital age has brought to businesses. For example, there is the variety of new industries and products that have been launched since the Internet was created, and the ability to pitch and sell to customers worldwide. However, there can also be some unique changes to this Internet age that business owners, managers, and human resources workers need to be aware of.

Rugged DevOps: Solving Big Problems

February 4, 2016 No Comments

In part one of this series, “Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory”, I shared news that 1 in 16 open source and third-party components downloaded last year included a known vulnerability. That may not seem like too many until you realize the average company downloads well over 200,000 components annually. These components are electively downloaded by development teams, often unaware of the vulnerabilities that come with them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Hottest Trends for Government IT Leaders in 2016

February 4, 2016 No Comments

with Chadd Kenney, Pure StorageIn this interview, Chad Kenney discusses how critical laying strategic foundational IT infrastructure is for success in the short-term and over the long haul. Read More >>>

The Access and Identity Market Is Growing: Here’s Why

January 28, 2016 No Comments

by Dean Wiech, Tools4everWhile as a whole, the IAM market has been growing, there have been certain areas and solutions that have, in particular, shown great growth. What are these and why have organizations of all sizes been implementing them? Read More >>>

CIO Survey: Majority of Tech Failures Due to Lack of Employee “Buy-in”

January 22, 2016 No Comments

This communication breakdown was identified by a survey of global CIOs conducted in December 2015 by POP, a crowd-solving app maker. The survey found that 52% of respondents said technology initiatives fail due to “slow” or “reluctant” adoption from end users. That compares to just 23% of respondents who cited budget concerns for IT failures, and 17% who cited lack of support from senior management.

Rising Rates of Cyber Shoplifting Causing Innocent E-tailers to Lose Their Bank Approval

January 22, 2016 No Comments

While technology has benefited retailers in many ways, it has also contributed to growing levels of fraud. Although EMV and other developments are helping to curb identity theft fraud and unauthorized transactions, “chargeback fraud” remains a major threat to eCommerce merchants. As the technology of electronic payment processing becomes nearly ubiquitous in the business world, online shopping is rapidly overtaking in-store sales for many items. But with any fast-evolving system, scammers find loopholes that can eat deeply into profits.

Are You Spending Too Much on Social Marketing? How to Trim Your Costs

January 21, 2016 No Comments

Marketing experts hear it all the time: “Can we just do some social media stuff? It’s free.” And yes, social media marketing can be inexpensive, and save your company money in the long term. A responsive presence on Twitter and Facebook can help you trim your customer service budget, for example, while promoting your content via those channels can drive more traffic to your site.

Infographic: SAP Fieldglass takes a deep dive into “The Future of Work”

January 20, 2016 No Comments

With 35 out of every 100 workers at a given company being contingent, a 50-50 split between non-employee and permanent workers is not far off. As the external workforce grows, contingent workforce management programs are evolving with it. This infographic from SAP Fieldglass takes a deep dive into recent research in conjunction with Ardent and explores how key trends – services, total talent management, globalization and technology evolution – are shaping today’s programs.

Infographic: mLearning vs eLearning

January 20, 2016 No Comments

Webanywhere has created the infographic below to distinguish the difference between the use of e-learning and mobile learning. Given the similarity between the two terms, some people assume that mLearning is simply eLearning on a mobile device. This assumption is an especially common error. Check out the infographic below to understand why.

7 Ways to Use Video to Promote your App Online

January 19, 2016 No Comments

Video demonstration of a mobile application can bring in more visibility than the blogs or content. There are several ways how you can make your app go viral by using videos, wisely. So, another competitive year has begun. This year android app market is determined to touch new heights and set new milestones. Like last year, this year as well the market is expected to grow tremendously thus bringing new innovations in the industry.

Tech Training: Tips For Successful Software Implementation

January 14, 2016 No Comments

“Software is eating the world.” The now-classic quote from Marc Andreessen needs some updating, since it’s now more accurate to say software as a service (SaaS) is consuming the world, but the core statement is spot on: Companies can’t survive (and thrive) without the regular influx of new software. The problem? Many employees struggle to keep pace with changing environments and workflows — here are four tips for executives looking to streamline the software training process.

Network Visibility: Meeting the Challenge of Windows 10 and Beyond

January 14, 2016 No Comments

2015 was a banner year for Microsoft. The company updated its Xbox One video game console, created an Outlook app for iPhones and other user-friendly tools across platforms, and opened its successful Microsoft Azure cloud to a wider base of software developers than ever. To top it off, Microsoft released Windows 10 – for free.

Choosing a local PPC Agency?

January 13, 2016 No Comments

You can, of course, find people who know how to manage PPC anywhere in the world; however it is strongly recommended to use an agency that is in the same country as you and your main customer base. If you are UK based then, you’ll find a UK company will have a better understanding of the UK PPC market, as well as your competition and target audience – even if you are aiming to promote your site globally.

Top 6 Website Trends for Year 2016

January 12, 2016 No Comments

In this contemporary industry of web designing, things go with first pace. New and energizing ideas, methods and apparatuses are always being presented. Unique personalities keep the business new by testing standards and concocting creative styles. The web designer of advertising, marketing, promotion and online business has to continually keep his/her finger on the beat of the business. This is for the reason, to be updated of the current trend.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Customer Experience Gap – A Q&A with IBM’s Hannah Egan

January 10, 2016 No Comments

with Hannah Egan, IBM CommerceIn this interview, we posed several questions to Hannah Egan, Product Strategy Specialist, IBM Commerce and she helped us understand the changing customer experience landscape and offered some useful tips. Read More >>>

Make Room for a New Title on the CIO’s Business Card: Chief Productivity Officer

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Thirty years ago, BusinessWeek magazine announced the creation of a new senior executive leadership position: the CIO. The role and responsibilities of overseeing the IT infrastructure had become so important that companies started promoting their Directors of Data Processing to the C-Suite. In 2016, those responsibilities will undergo the most significant transformation in the last three decades.

Five Things to Look Forward to in 2016

January 7, 2016 No Comments

by Alex Atzberger , AribaIt’s time for annual predictions. Rather than trying to consult a crystal ball, I will instead offer up five things I see today that I believe will shape our tomorrow.Read More >>>

Infographic: Past, Present & FUTURE of RFP

January 4, 2016 No Comments

The RFP landscape has drastically evolved from humble beginnings as a government procurement tool to a critical driver of revenue for enterprises. Leading sales execution solution provider, Qvidian, developed an infographic taking a deeper dive through a compliance and economic lens into how historical events have shaped the RFP management process and function. Qvidian has been a major player in RFP management since 1995, and has it’s finger on the pulse of what will render business success for this painstaking yet critical business function in the New Year.

Five Keys to ICT Project Success in Developing Nations

January 4, 2016 No Comments

With the data boom in parts of Asia and much of Africa continuing to grow exponentially, business opportunities in the ICT sector have never been more exciting. However, they have probably never been more challenging either, and deployments that would be considered relatively straightforward in much of the western world face more onerous obstacles in the world’s developing nations.

Spiceworks Report: IT trends 2016

December 28, 2015 No Comments

Glorium Technologies knows that plenty of people are interested in what to wait for in the IT world in 2016. That’s why, we decided to prepare infographic based upon Spicework report. Enjoy!

How to Update a WordPress Theme Without Losing Customization?

December 28, 2015 No Comments

Updating WordPress is not only recommended but also necessary to ensure your website is protected against hackers and spams, and is up-to-date with latest features. There are various ways to update a WordPress theme from automatic updates to manual ones. However, before you update your theme, it is important to ensure that you don’t lose any customization you may have done in your current theme.

Upgrades That Help You Manage Your Business

December 26, 2015 No Comments

There are always upgrades you can make to run your business more efficiently, but you need to find a way to prioritize them. A new computer may not break new ground, but it will speed up your day-to-day tasks. Alternatively, there is a host of software out there that makes the management of your employees and your business easier. Here is a look at some of the best upgrades you should invest in for the new year.

Leverage Social Media Marketing: 5 Interesting Methods to Gain Online Visibility

December 26, 2015 No Comments

Do you utilize the latest social media marketing techniques? In order to gain visibility in the social media, you need to adopt certain methodologies. In this article, we will discuss about some of the trendiest ways of social media marketing.

Learn How You Can Get More Instagram Followers

December 26, 2015 No Comments

Instagram is one of the most popular social media sites in the world. There are millions of people on it. They share their lives through pictures posted to the site. Instagram helps these people interact by following each other.

Curbing the Global Language Barrier in Business

December 26, 2015 No Comments

The world has turned into a global village due to the emergence of fast and effective means of travel and communication. Most businesses have taken full advantage of this phenomenon and have turned their business into global enterprises.

Keeping the Connected Car Safe from Today’s Most Malicious Cyber Breaches: the Attacks and Defense OEMs Need to Know

December 17, 2015 No Comments

The demand to stay connected while driving is steadily growing and car manufacturers are keen to provide better and more innovative connected services to differentiate their brands and stay ahead of the competition. This is a global phenomenon, especially with Gen-Y car buyers who are used to a digitally connected lifestyle. In fact, some research indicates that a quarter billion of cars will be connected to the internet by 2020 (source: Gartner).

Five Business Computing Behaviors and Technologies Expected to Shape IT Environments in 2016

December 17, 2015 No Comments

BOSTON, MA – December 15, 2015 – IndependenceIT, an integrated workspace automation software platform provider allowing IT departments, service providers and ISVs to easily deliver workspaces, applications and desktops as a service, today made several predictions regarding business computing trends and the consumption of information technology assets. These insights highlight the continued shift toward cloud computing by every size organization, from small businesses to the enterprise.

Why you should listen (not just talk) to customers in IT

December 15, 2015 No Comments

In today’s ever-evolving technology landscape, it is vital to understand what issues your customers are trying to address in order to provide the right solutions. Across a vast range of industries, one of the greatest errors sales and account teams can make is to talk “at” customers, rather than “to” them – and even worse, forget to listen. The value of feedback from an individual customer not only strengthens and improves the relationship, it also makes your business smarter and stronger to current and prospective clients. Additionally, the insights gleaned from an end-user can immensely enhance product development and overall business growth.

4 Ways Online Retailers Can Shine This Holiday Season

December 15, 2015 No Comments

It is the busiest time of the year in many retail industries, and there is a substantial uptick in customers looking to spend money. The National Retail Federation notes that online shoppers are expected to spend $105 billion during the 2015 holiday season.


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