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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42Q
In this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages...





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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Keeping Your (Manufacturing) Head in the Clouds

July 27, 2017 No Comments

with Srivats Ramaswami, 42QIn this interview, Srivats Ramaswami, CTO and Vice President of IT at 42Q, takes a look at the differences between legacy, on-premise and cloud-based MES solutions and why moving to the cloud provides competitive advantages in efficiency and cost. Read More >>>

Business Success through the Best Payment Gateways

July 25, 2017 No Comments

Acquisition of items is more of a quid pro quo strategy. Your customers pay to acquire what you are selling. In order to sell conveniently, there has been the formulation of different ways to make these payments. Some are old-fashioned, while others are at par with the modern technology. Therefore, making payment is not much of a deal, but making the right choice on the means that your entity has to utilise is the task.

On the Dock and on the Books – Paying Ransom to Law-Breaking Hackers

July 19, 2017 No Comments

So-called “ransomware” has been making headlines again, most recently with the WannaCry malware. The computer code encrypts files on computers, making them inaccessible to the owners. A certain sum of money, usually in the form of Bitcoin, is demanded by the attacker in exchange for being sent the “key” needed to decrypt the files. The malware can infiltrate any type of device connected to the internet: servers, desktop computers and laptops, even smartphones.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Become a Cloud Catalyst, Not a Cloud Road Block

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Brian Kelly, CloudGenaIn this interview, Brian Kelly, CEO & Founder of CloudGenera provides insights on the current challenges in selecting the right cloud solution to satisfy businesses specific individual needs, and how CloudGenera is helping companies, like Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), overcome them. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Security Jiu-Jitsu

July 19, 2017 No Comments

with Jack Kudale, LaceworkIn this interview, Lacework CEO Jack Kudale discusses the challenges of cloud computing today and how to overcome cloud security challenges. Read More >>>

ebook: 3 STEPS TO BUILDING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE SALES TEAM

July 18, 2017 No Comments

With only 20 percent of salespeople generating most of the revenue, and long lead times to get new sales reps up to speed, effective sales performance management is more critical than ever.

What’s Ahead for Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

July 17, 2017 No Comments

Many analysts are quick to weigh in on analytics and business intelligence (BI). A Gartner report predicts that by 2018, more than half of large organizations globally will compete using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms, especially as the firm sees analytics as the fastest growing segment of the BI market. Analytics simultaneously drives business transformation, becoming the core of business data today. But what will analytics look like in the future, and what impact will this have on BI?

Simple Secrets of Successful Knowledge Management

July 13, 2017 No Comments

Knowledge that doesn’t serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises need to organize, manage and offer it in the best way possible. Fortunately, the best way isn’t a Herculean task when you employ simple tricks to build a profound knowledge base (KB). A sound knowledge base eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge and improves the support process. With that in mind, consider these best practices to help build a successful knowledge base.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How All-flash Storage Helps Retailers Stay Competitive

July 12, 2017 No Comments

with Sundip Arora, KaminarioIn this interview, Kaminario, shares his take on how this rapid increase in retail technology means retailers must implement a solid storage backbone to handle the exponential growth of data and stay ahead of their competition. Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How Automation and Machine Learning Are Solving the Technology Staffing Crunch

July 11, 2017 No Comments

with Gabby Nizri, AyehuIn this interview,Gabby Nizri, Co-Founder and CEO of Ayehu Inc., discusses how automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are being used as a force multiplier to help organizations overcome the staffing crunch and operate at peak performance. Read More >>>

Can You Launch a Tech Startup without Technical Knowledge?

July 10, 2017 No Comments

Whenever there is a talk about tech startups everyone instantly imagines Silicon Valley geniuses who, although perhaps dropped out of a college, have coding at their fingertips. Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to be an IT engineer or a programmer to launch an app or a web service. It may take a lot of work on your side and stubborn persistence, but it is definitely possible. A partner with technical expertise would make things much easier, but it isn’t necessary. Prepare for a good share of rough patches and bumps along the road, but with a clearly defined idea and a dedicated team, you will be able to tap into this lucrative industry.

Are You Overlooking This Technology to Improve Security and Cost Savings?

July 6, 2017 No Comments

You probably don’t give much thought to your organization’s office printing expenses. It’s not sexy, and it’s perceived by many people as “free.” However, you might want to think twice about this. For many companies, printing is one of the highest ongoing expense categories.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Digital Collaboration – Shaping the Enterprise’s Evolution

June 29, 2017 No Comments

with Daisy Hernandez, SAPIn this interview, VP of Product Management for SAP Jam Collaboration, Daisy Hernandez, shares her thoughts on how the adoption and application of digital collaboration are shaping the evolution of the enterprise. Read More >>>

Five Apps for Students to Fight Procrastination

June 29, 2017 No Comments

I was an ordinary student who wanted to get a good qualification but had no time to cope with all tasks assigned to me. In fact, I wasn’t a lazy person. Still, I was unwilling to accomplish essays or learn some information on time. Every insignificant distraction could throw me into confusion. One day, I decided to end up with my procrastination and began to search for the toolkit and quick tips to find the way out of the situation. I found some precious apps that changed my life greatly and gave me an opportunity to do everything in time and execute more tasks than earlier.

What you’ll need to run your own tech start up in 2017

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Starting a tech company in 2017 has never been easier. Today we have so much more technology in our lives and it can be found anywhere. With all these various tools at our disposal, it makes sense to start a tech company as you are very supported through modern technology. Gareth Bull took a leap of faith 4 years ago when he started his very own digital marketing media agency, Bulldog Digital Media in 2013. Starting with no money and just a laptop he has turned his part-time hobby into a full-time job! His agency is now ranked as one of the top 5 SEO agencies in Europe. If you need a little divine inspiration to help you below are 3 ways you can create your own tech start up in 2017.

The Best Networking Opportunities You Must Not Miss

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Success is the outcome of a process that involves a number of ingredients. Your skills and expertise, your experience, and the opportunities you have access to are the key ingredients of this process. It is worth noting that all of these ingredients are factors that you can control. You can choose to pursue skills and expand your experience. The same can be said for the opportunities you get.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Internet Connected Devices and Data Protection in SMBs

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Businesses continue to see an uptick in IoT devices used within the office, but often times are not taking the appropriate measures to track and secure these seemingly innocuous devices. Andrew Newman, CEO and founder of Reason Software Company, shares his insight on internet connected devices in small-to-medium businesses and how these companies can keep themselves protected from IoT-based attacks.

Internet privacy…is it a thing anymore?

June 28, 2017 No Comments

Edward Snowden’s leak about massive government surveillance happened almost four years ago, but the debate about internet privacy is far from over. Net neutrality is under threat, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) work to collect and share your data with the US government. The UK government has repeatedly called for investigation into encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp. The internet we all know and love is under threat.

Three Reasons to Hire a Freelance WordPress Developer

June 27, 2017 No Comments

Do you need a WordPress website developed, but you have no clue how or where to start? If so, you are not alone. While WordPress is free to use, many people simply have not learned enough about the platform to be able to build a compelling website. So, where do you turn if you are in this situation? Below we are going to learn three reasons why hiring a freelance WordPress developer is your best bet.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Driving Data Decisions Throughout the Development Lifecycle

June 27, 2017 No Comments

with Keith Fenech, RevulyticsIn this interview, Keith Fenech, VP, Software Analytics at Revulytics, speaks with IT Briefcase on how collecting and analyzing software usage data can help developers make faster, more efficient decisions at all stages of the development lifecycle. Read More >>>

Choose The Best Web Hosting For Your Small Business

June 26, 2017 No Comments

Between struggling with cash flow while also working tirelessly to accumulate business experience, starting up can be quite challenging. There are however many secrets to making a small company successful, enabling it to reach a point where it can grow. The key for any budding enterprise is to keep long term goals in mind, put commitment to customers and clients at the absolute forefront, and to not get caught up in short-sighted concerns or apprehension.

4 Digital Marketing Strategies for Your Business

June 26, 2017 No Comments

Running a business is never easy. You have to put a lot of effort into retaining current customers and attracting new ones. And since today people tend to turn to the web when in need of a product or service, investing in digital marketing strategies seems to be a great idea. There are plenty of these that don’t require you to spend loads of money. We have come up with 4 of them that are guaranteed to help you attract new customers and turn them into loyal fans.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Evolution of The IoT and Data Management

June 26, 2017 No Comments

In today’s always-on, connected world, exponential data growth driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) is placing unprecedented demands on the data center, and current IT environments are struggling to handle the influx. To address continuously changing data center needs, IT managers are turning to converged and hyperconverged solutions to simply and quickly deploy IT.

Wireless Sensor Networks: What IT Needs to Know to Successfully Manage Them

June 20, 2017 No Comments

In addition to contributing to the exponential increase in data, security concerns, and strain on enterprise networks, the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating demand for upgraded wireless sensor nodes in the enterprise. And as IoT becomes more prevalent in the enterprise, the ease with which we as IT professionals can deploy and create sensor networks increases in tandem.

What you need to do before iOS upgrade

June 19, 2017 No Comments

Whenever one is planning for an upgrade for their iPhone device, they have to be very careful. IOS upgrades are famous for being unpredictable and can be the cause of unforeseen problems in your device. This is why it is better to be appropriately prepared before actually going forward with the upgrade. Following are a few tips about the things you need to do before an IOS upgrade…

The Digital Divide Between Generations in the Workplace

June 15, 2017 No Comments

Despite the widespread belief that IT issues are only associated with older, c-suite members of the workforce, research today by Vanson Bourne and Barco shows that more than two thirds (72 per cent) of IT decision makers claim Generation X and millennials ask for the most assistance. The survey of 500 IT decision makers shows that the reason behind the need for IT support is a lack of digital savviness across the business.

5 Tools Every Enterprise Needs to have in their Super Hero Arsenal

June 13, 2017 No Comments

Wonder Woman drew in huge crowds, with movie goers eager to watch the unconquerable warrior stop countless threats with ease. For enterprises, their biggest villain is not Ares or Circe, but data breaches. Headline after headline scream of yet another security breach at a huge corporation, exposing millions of private records. Whether it is a result of phishing scams, data leakage or a failure to properly protect unstructured data, enterprises need to be prepared for any threat.

A Digital Learning Makeover

June 12, 2017 No Comments

The world around us is going through a rapid digital transformation. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, learning technology is also changing rapidly. Traditional learning management systems are being complemented with and replaced by a wide range of new technologies for content creation, delivery, video distribution, and mobile use. This has become a catalyst for change, with 45 percent of surveyed executives citing the issue of improving employee careers and transforming corporate learning as urgent or very important.

CAREER INSIGHTS FROM A RISK-TAKER

June 9, 2017 No Comments

When I entered the IT workforce in the 1980s, it was a man’s world, with very few women IT executives, managers, or even technicians. I was outnumbered exponentially when I attended IT conferences and when engaging with third-party vendors and partners.

Infographic: Social Media Marketing Cheat Sheet 2017

June 7, 2017 No Comments

During the last couple of years, social media marketing has grown considerably, and is now one of the most-used forms of internet marketing, carried out by companies from all around the world. However, understanding the initial investment costs and the possible yield is quite difficult for someone just starting out. Luckily, the folks behind WebsiteBuilder have developed a cool report giving out some of the main monetary facts that you should be aware of, prior to starting your social media marketing campaign.

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