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How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

In this ebook, we’ll explore the various themes leading to inconsistent visual content, and the process alignment you need to implement in order to solve these challenges.





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SOCIAL BUSINESS

Thwart money laundering and demonstrate compliance by improving your suspicious activity reports

November 21, 2017 No Comments

Due to increasingly stringent regulations both in the US and abroad, costly fines for noncompliance, stinging reputation damage, and the possibility of inadvertently assisting terrorists and criminals – instead of your intended customers – anti-money laundering (AML) is becoming increasingly critical for all financial organizations.

Top 5 Technology Advancements with the Biggest Impact on Businesses

November 21, 2017 No Comments

Technology has transformed the way in which businesses operate, and this article considers the Top Five Technology Advancements that had the biggest impact on businesses. Each of these advancements can be thought of as waves of transformation that revolutionized in paradigm shifts that are described below.

How to align your visual brand guidelines and create consistently on-brand content

November 17, 2017 No Comments

In this ebook, we’ll explore the various themes leading to inconsistent visual content, and the process alignment you need to implement in order to solve these challenges.

7 New Tech Devices Of 2017 Worth Mentioning

November 17, 2017 No Comments

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has finally come to a close and we have rounded up some of the best devices, which were on display. Consumers would definitely have been amazed by a large number of electronics, which had been displayed. We have selected for you 7 of the devices which we feel are worth mentioning.

7 Tips to Boost a Slow Computer

November 15, 2017 No Comments

Is your computer slower than a sloth? Do you spend more time staring at the ceiling than your monitor? When you first bought your computer, it probably ran like a dream. But over time, as you fill it with games, apps, and photos, these files take up space on your hard drive. The result? Your computer runs slower — and you get more frustrated. Before you give up and toss it out the window, try these seven easy tips for speeding up your slow computer.

Three Key Areas of Your Business That Need Proper Knowledge Management

November 15, 2017 No Comments

A business is only as strong as the workforce it employs. Whether that workforce consists of one or one thousand, the employees are in charge of executing the vision set out by the company’s leadership. Ideally, the most crucial pieces of information that are possessed by one member of the company should be possessed by all, once management makes the decision that the information is useful enough to be made widely known without doing some sort of collateral damage.

Democracy Being Threatened By Social Media Bots

November 14, 2017 No Comments

Can social media bots, which are tiny pieces of software, which perform automated tasks potentially, influence humans on social media platforms? Ever since the 2016 elections investigators from the Congress have been questioning social media companies after fears that bots were deployed for influencing public opinion during the presidential elections.

5 New Technoligies You Should Embrace in Your Business

November 9, 2017 No Comments

Increased productivity does more than just get projects executed seamlessly. It helps a lot in cutting costs and saving a lot of quality time which improves the overall ROI. With the ever changing technology trends in the business sector, if you don’t embrace new technologies as soon as they emerge, you might find yourself playing a very tricky game of catch-up in order to stay ahead of the curve and be relevant in your sector. Currently, even smaller players or small business owners have also started maneuvering quickly in order to take advantage of newer technologies whenever they emerge unlike it was in the recent past.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How to Identify & Avoid Customer Friction

November 9, 2017 No Comments

NTT DATA Services recently released its latest Customer Friction Factor (CFF℠) Assessment, Friction Challenges for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry, confirming that consumers’ online experience impacts the bottom line for CPG companies. Matthew Leach, Vice President, Digital and Application Services from NTT DATA Services offers some insight on customer friction and why CPG companies should make customer experience a priority for business growth.

3 Ways to Simplify Your Legacy IT Infrastructure

November 8, 2017 No Comments

Outdated legacy technology is wasting companies’ time and money. Software maintenance and development consumes 25 percent of IT budgets. Fifty percent of this is spent on legacy software maintenance and enhancement, while 45 percent goes to customization, including 27 percent spend on new application development, reports the Society of Information Management.

Active Directory Management Mistakes to Avoid

November 8, 2017 No Comments

Managing an Active Directory environment can be very technical and require highly skilled IT staff to operate. But nobody is safe from making mistakes. And the more basic those mistakes are, the harder it can be to notice. It’s often the management’s task to look into your system and identify them. In this article we’ll discuss some of the most common mistakes in AD management and what you can do to avoid them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Glitch Economy

November 8, 2017 No Comments

with Dalibor Siroky, PlutoraIn this interview, Dalibor Siroky, CEO and co-founder at Plutora, answers some questions about the impact of the glitch economy. Read More >>>

Why Selling Online is Still a Challenge in some B2B Markets and Tips to Successfully Make the Transition

November 7, 2017 No Comments

In many B2B sectors, especially those with more complex distribution channels, the move to selling online has come with a variety of challenges. Dealers and distributors who have launched their own eCommerce solutions are confronted with the expense and fatigue which comes with managing large amounts of product and pricing information, while also attempting to integrate their legacy investments into a new, digital model.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Transforming to Meet the Needs of the Digital Economy, with Achievable Baby Steps

November 7, 2017 No Comments

Efficient and cost effective file management, that enables organizations to glean the greatest value from its data, has been pushed to the top of most organization’s strategic initiatives list. Today, we speak with Data Dynamics’ CEO, Piyush Mehta regarding why this is such an important topic, and why it is critical for transforming to meet the needs of the tomorrow’s digital economy.

Tracking the End-User Experience & Optimizing IT Resources with Visual Synthetic Monitoring

November 3, 2017 No Comments

In the modern digital age, it’s absolutely critical for businesses to ensure comprehensive monitoring across their entire IT environment — and this especially includes the end-user perspective. With the enormous volume of transactions running through business-critical websites and applications, it’s important to have an eye on these in real-time to avoid outages or disruptions. Any major latencies can affect both the productivity and credibility of an organization, and in turn, overall revenue.

PCB Designers: Here’s Why You Should Attend a Design Conference This Year

October 31, 2017 No Comments

It doesn’t matter how experienced you are as a PCB designer – there’s always something to learn and develop your skills further. While most PCB designers don’t attend conferences, there are multiple reasons why it’s a good idea, especially if you’re one yourself and you’re looking to improve your skillset. Here are a few of the reasons you should strongly consider putting your name down for a conference taking place this year.

Top 4 Ways to Protect Yourself Online

October 30, 2017 No Comments

With 72% of British consumers being concerned about how secure their data is online, many businesses are taking action to step up and evaluate their current security measures. However, there is still plenty you can be doing yourself to ensure your own safety and privacy while on the web.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Importance of Containers and Best Execution Venue (BEV) for Datacenter Modernization

October 30, 2017 No Comments

The topic of container technology has maintained front page presence in the media and industry analyst community for some time now. Likewise, there has been consistent interest from business and IT professionals. Today, research indicates that the number of IT shops deploying container technology into production has taken a giant leap forward. One of the key reasons for this jump is the ability for containers to enable Best Execution Venue (BEV) workload portability. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with DH2i’s Connor Cox, Director of Business Development, to discuss these two increasingly important topics.

6 Tips for Experienced Mac Users

October 27, 2017 No Comments

There are numerous features in Mac operating system. But you should know the six tips as an experienced Mac user to work smarter at the workplace or at home.

The Influence of Modern Technologies on Education

October 26, 2017 No Comments

There are plenty of mobile applications that initiate students with special needs into the learning environment through enabling and facilitating them with digital education aids. Online learning and computer technology activities hugely help to bridge the gap between regular and disabled students through making knowledge easily accessible. With technology, it is also possible for special needs students to enjoy other fun activities like playing mecca casino.

Every UI is a Conversation. Make it Thoughtful and Delightful

October 25, 2017 No Comments

With the proliferation of chat bots, there is a lot of attention towards conversational UIs. But every UI is a conversation – between your application and the user. As engineers, we tend to focus more on what our application needs and what we need from the user. That works, but if you want to make a good UI, you have to enter the user’s mind and focus on what they are trying to accomplish and create an experience that works for them.

5 Tricks to Treat Your Customers to Great Self-Service

October 23, 2017 No Comments

Halloween is upon us again, but now is not the time to get scared away by bad internal customer support. The opposite must occur, your staff must feel more empowered and confident because of their improved knowledge and gain their wits about them so they don’t become headless horsepeople roaming about the office bumping into furniture and desks because the knowledge they need is not available for them to be able to do their jobs.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Open-Source Social Media – The Importance of Transparency

October 23, 2017 No Comments

with Bill Ottman, MINDS.comIn this interview, Bill Ottman, CEO of Minds.com discusses the open source foundation of tools and platforms all of us like to use every day — such as social networks. Read More >>>

Questions to Ask on Infrastructure for Your Windows 10 Deployment

October 19, 2017 No Comments

Delivering Windows 10 deployment data of 30GB+ over a company WAN reminds me of my brief life as a PC gamer back in the 1990s (ancient tech, 386 and MS-DOS). I became obsessed with a game called Wing Commander. I flew a fighter through space — slowing down to navigate asteroid fields and tangling with enemy fighters — to help get the mother ship safely to its destination before it was too late.

New Report: Companies Passing on Password Security

October 19, 2017 No Comments

You can have the most sophisticated home security system in the world, but if you leave the front door open, it’s all for nothing. The same principle applies to enterprises. Protecting data starts with disallowing unauthorized access, and that begins with a solid username and password. Login information is the “front door” to your company’s data, but according to a recent study, most large companies are leaving basic, “dead-bolt” security measures on the table, potentially losing millions of dollars.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Preparing your Business for the GDPR

October 18, 2017 No Comments

After four years in the making, the new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will finally go into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR aims to unify and standardize privacy laws across the European Union, as well as protect EU citizens and their data privacy rights. This is a major update that will require organizations to re-frame how they handle data privacy, and comply to new standards or face heavy fines. Despite its major impact, however, many organizations remain unclear about the real business impact of GDPR, and what steps they should take to adequately prepare.

Security vs. Productivity: Is BYOD Worth the Risk?

October 17, 2017 No Comments

As technology continues to advance and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplaces become more and more commonplace, IT leaders everywhere are faced with a critical dilemma: Do we embrace the more productive mobile workplace at the expense of security, or do we sacrifice productivity for peace of mind?

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Leveraging Technology to Improve Employee Engagement, Customer Satisfaction, and Bottom-Line Results

October 17, 2017 No Comments

With the world’s foremost authorities such as Gallup, Kronos, Deloitte, and Aon Hewitt to name just a handful, offering irrefutable evidence of the growing employee engagement crisis, it is rising to the very top of most HR professional’s priority lists. Today, to think of it otherwise would be foolish, and perhaps even negligent for a business. Likewise, the C-suite is paying close attention as well due to the undeniable effect employee engagement has on the bottom-line and shareholder value. Today, we speak with Geraldine Osman, Vice President of Marketing for StaffConnect, and a respected voice on this critical topic.

Why IT Workers are Relocating for Work

October 16, 2017 No Comments

IT workers have always been known to be reliable for companies. They have been the backbone of the huge growth of the global economy in recent years. While this is not surprising, one factor is: many IT workers (programmers, designers, security analysts) are moving overseas. This trend of relocating is interesting and worth looking at.

The Future of Quantum Computing Means Changes for Big Data Processing

October 16, 2017 No Comments

Quantum computers are coming. Actually, quantum computers plans are here but the cost of developing workable models for personal and business delays prototype arrivals for the foreseeable future. That won’t be the case forever. 50 years ago, very crude computer systems weren’t exactly affordable nor accessible. Government entities had a hard time affording those giant computer rooms visible in old news footage.

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