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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

with Kendra Morton, Flexera
In this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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CLOUD COMPUTING

Beyond Legacy Thinking: 3 Suggestions for SME IT Admins Considering the Shift to the Cloud

January 21, 2021 No Comments

For those of us who have worked in IT long enough to remember checking out dongles to employees or assisting users with dialing in through phone lines, the shifts in technology over the last 30 years have been no less than extraordinary. Despite such innovation, legacy thinking (as opposed to legacy systems) often binds us to solutions and processes that simply don’t work as well as contemporary alternatives. This can be especially true for those of us who work in the SME space, where we’re often the only one managing a complex and critical infrastructure that supports many.

What is Cloud hosting and How Does it Work

January 18, 2021 No Comments

The world is progressing daily and the use of the interest has tremendously increased in this day and age. The importance of a web presence has been crucial for any online business to achieve success. The growth in technological advancements has allowed the internet speed to expand while server costs have dramatically fallen. If you have been exploring your hosting options, have a look on 28Msec. Check out their reviews on best web hosting comparisons in Australia and Canada.

What’s Next For API Integration: Survey

January 14, 2021 No Comments

Is GraphQL the path forward? How are “tried and true” enterprises pivoting to meet the connectivity demands of corporate customers? And how is anyone supposed to build repeatable integrations that won’t leave you stuck in a constant rut of endpoint maintenance?

Cloud Native Security: 4 Key Takeaways to Understand About This Exciting Approach

December 18, 2020 No Comments

Cloud native approach is currently the hottest discussion in the corporate town. This modern software development approach is providing organizations a competitive edge by boosting operational efficiency, robustness, and agility. It also empowers digital transformation by opening the doors of flexibility and scalability while reducing operating costs. It does this by letting providers deal with undifferentiated IT infrastructure allowing the organization to narrow down its efforts to developing apps that offer a competitive advantage, streamline different workforces, and meet its customers’ needs.

Developing IT Trends To Be Aware Of

December 9, 2020 No Comments

Times of great crisis tend to be accompanied by times of great innovation – and 2020 has been quite a crisis. We’ve all found out new things about ourselves and the world around us during the past year. Many of us now know that we don’t need to go into the office to get our jobs done. Some of us might never go back into the office again because of that revelation. We’ve also found out that we don’t need some of the things that we used to rely on, many meetings really could just be emails, and technology is even more essential than we already thought it was. In short, it’s been a good year for the world of information technology.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Safeguarding Quality and Compliance Processes Across Supply Chains

December 8, 2020 No Comments

with Sébastien Breteau, QIMAIn this informative interview, Sebastien Breteau, founder and CEO of supply chain compliance solutions provider, QIMA, discusses the growing role of digital transformation in safeguarding quality and compliance processes across brands’ supply chains. Read More >>>

How to Easily Solve all Your Technical iPhone Problems

December 8, 2020 No Comments

It’s no secret that people love their phones. We get attached to these pocket-sized devices that hold onto the contact information for every person we’ve ever met, store all our photos and videos, and connect us to others. Our phones even give us directions when we’re lost. We’re not exaggerating when we say it would be hard to go back to living without them.

Hybridization & Innovation: Building Resilience for Software Suppliers

September 25, 2020 No Comments

Software licensing trends are always top of mind for Nicole Segerer, vice president of product management and marketing at Revenera. Reflecting on findings from newly-released annual research, she sheds light on how software suppliers use monetization and deployment models, how to support customers’ needs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

500 Million Users of Android VPN Apps Risk Being Affected By Hidden Adwares

August 18, 2020 No Comments

There is no doubt that the Android operating system is more popular compared to its counterparts (iOS, Windows, etc). According to Statista, as of 2019, the Android global market share was at 87%. From the stats, it is evident that some developers choose to gain revenue fraudulently from the widely used operating system.

Performing SEO: Should I Hire an Agency or Do It Myself?

July 30, 2020 No Comments

It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of search engine optimization. SEO gets you near the top of search engine results pages and discovered by eager customers. While the fact of customers conducting online searches is hardly recent news, this kind of interaction is not going anywhere any time soon. Internet Live Stats reports that the volume of Google searches is growing by nearly 10% every year.

How SASE is shaking up cloud security

July 20, 2020 No Comments

There is a digital transformation taking place within organizations. Closed-perimeter security methods are becoming a thing of the past, except for extreme circumstances. Private government facilities and confidential R&D centers can ensure the safest security by completely cutting off remote access. But for today’s modern offices, their network needs to support remote workers, be agile, perform well, and have an easy management and operations console.

Can Today’s ERP Handle Bid Evaluation Process?

July 13, 2020 No Comments

The Bid evaluation is a process that takes places after a bid proposal is submitted by the supplier in response to a bid and the bid date has ended. Once the bid responses are received by the organization, bids are evaluated by a group of panelists to examine and determine the best offer in the effort to acquire goods and services for the organization. These panelists may interview the selected finalist(s) and conclude if necessary, in determining the most economically advantageous procurement bidding.

Want a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection? Here’s What to Look For

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Technological innovations paved the way for various information, products, and services to be available online. However, the key to accessing all these is having a fast and reliable internet connection. If you are in the hunt for the best deal that internet service providers (ISPs) can give you, below are some of the things that you need to look for.

A Comprehensive Guide to Cloud Computing for Businesses

June 23, 2020 No Comments

Cloud computing continues to take the tech world by storm and for good reason, but there is one area where these systems really come into their own: when they are used to improve the power of business. They enable both large and small companies to save time and money by increasing productivity, increasing the possibilities for collaboration and fostering innovation.

Online SMS Platforms And The Benefits It Can Give To Your Business

June 23, 2020 No Comments

The very first SMS message was sent way back in 1992 and throughout the 90s and the early 00s we heavily used this messaging system to stay in touch. Once the smartphone emerged however and we began to see web based instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber, the SMS almost became obsolete. Despite the fact that people no longer use SMS to keep in touch with friends and family, the messaging system presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses and email SMS is one of the most frequently used methods, which has become vital to many companies. Let’s take a look at how these tool can help businesses.

IT Modernization Yields Business Benefits Even in Early Stages: Survey

June 16, 2020 No Comments

In recent years, with the emergence of newer technologies ranging from the cloud to machine learning, IT modernization has evolved from a replacement of end-of-life infrastructure to an enabler of innovation and business value. It is a complex process that can take months or even years, but a recent survey shows that the effort begins to deliver measurable results almost as soon as an organization executes the first steps on its roadmap.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

June 14, 2020 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

How to Increase the Security of Your Cloud Server in 5 Steps

May 25, 2020 No Comments

If you are having a bit of hesitation about whether or not to add cloud computing services to your IT infrastructure, then you need to know that it’s normal for you to be cautious. When it comes to cloud services, data security is a big source of concern for IT professionals. With an increasing number of companies moving their data and applications to the cloud, company executives are left with the job of striking a balance between the benefits of an increase in productivity and worries about IT security and compliance.

Backing Up Our Future: Internet and Cloud Storage Statistics for 2020

April 14, 2020 No Comments

To look at today from the lens of even 15 years ago is an extraordinary thing. Computers and connections are faster than they’ve ever been, and our ability to communicate with each other is now effectively unlimited, given the advent of video chatting and high internet speeds. People use and rely on computers (including smartphones) for most of their working and leisure hours, and children are by default digital natives, ready to tune into whatever the next developments are.

JetStream DR on Cloudian Selected by Managed Service Provider ENS-Inc for Cloud Disaster Recovery Service

March 24, 2020 No Comments

JetStream Software Inc., an innovator in cloud-native disaster recovery, today announced that Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. (ENS-Inc), a premier managed services provider (MSP), is the first to deploy JetStream DR on Cloudian, a cloud-native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution built on JetStream DR and Cloudian® object storage technologies.

The Place of Information Technology in Education

March 17, 2020 No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt that information technology advancements have played a major role in the education sector by making information sharing very easy. Today, teachers have an easy time giving students relevant knowledge through the use of computers and tablets. Classroom collaborative projects have been made possible through video conferencing, where students from the same or different schools can participate in group projects.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Getting the Most Out of Open Source While Managing License Compliance, Risk, and Security

March 4, 2020 No Comments

with Kendra Morton, FlexeraIn this interview, Kendra Morton, product marking manager at Flexera, discusses Software Composition Analysis (SCA) trends including leading Flexera’s annual State of Open Source License Compliance report. Read More >>>

Why DEM Matters More Than Ever in Financial Services

February 28, 2020 No Comments

Remember waiting in line at the bank? Banking customers are doing a lot less of that in the digital era, which has revolutionized the way financial services function. Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and digital currency. Insurance, mortgages, investments, and more are also mainly handled online. Waiting is no longer an option for today’s financial services customers, who now expect instant and accurate transactions conducted on a website or mobile app. This has given rise to a new technological discipline called digital experience monitoring (DEM).

The Truth about the “Cloud.” How Do the World’s Largest Companies Store Our Data?

January 9, 2020 No Comments

About 15 to 20 years ago, a computer with a 200 to 300 GB hard drive was considered an impermissible luxury. In the 2000s, to score such a capacity seemed fantastic: almost the entire Internet was charged by megabytes, and with an unlimited tariff could spend eternity to score the same 200 GB. But time changed everything. What do users do when need to store large amounts of data but can’t carry an external drive everywhere? “Clouds” or cloud storage will help.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How DevOps Teams Can Leverage Policy-as-Code to Scale Kubernetes

November 19, 2019 No Comments

Kubernetes and containerization make application delivery much faster. But DevOps professionals hit a brick wall when they have to prove compliance to non-coders. In this QA, Styra security strategist Chris Webber talks to us from KubeCon in San Diego on how to bridge the communication gap between DevOps and Security/Compliance professionals.

Addressing Cloud Deficiencies – Can Your Cloud Stay Afloat?

November 12, 2019 No Comments

It’s no surprise that cloud adoption continues to be on the rise with some studies showing that 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud by 2020 and that 94% of enterprises already use some type of cloud service. Moreover, since the cloud offers numerous benefits including reducing IT costs, providing quick access to business applications and forms, and supporting work groups with on-demand and easy access to important data, it’s no wonder that numerous industries, from retail, to finance, to banking and even healthcare are all taking the cloud by storm.

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know

October 22, 2019 No Comments

Governments around the world have responded to cyberattacks by enacting regulations to govern data protection and privacy for their citizens. The EU, for example, passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, giving citizens throughout the EU control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international companies doing business there. Similarly, Brazil will enact its new General Data Protection Law in mid-2020.

15 Benefits Of Cloud Management Suites That Will Change Your Perspective On Your Business

October 10, 2019 No Comments

Cloud management suites can do a number of things for you and your business. There are 15 tips listed below that show you what the suite can do for you. You can buy your next software program using these tips, and you will find something that works perfectly for your business.

Understanding Containers on AWS

October 8, 2019 No Comments

Every so often there is a game changer in technology that completely disrupts how people operate. Over the last six years that game changer has been cloud computing — in the past two years it has been containers (often interchangeably known as Docker).

How Hackers “Slurp” Up Your Cloud Data

September 19, 2019 No Comments

The cloud can be a huge asset for most businesses. By leveraging the capabilities and services provided by cloud service providers, organizations can offload many of the problems and responsibilities of maintaining their own infrastructure to a third party and take advantage of the cost savings and scalability available in the cloud.

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