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DATA and ANALYTICS 

Survey: The typical enterprise manages 50,000+ certificates, thousands outside IT’s control

January 24, 2022 No Comments

Manually managing public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates can feel as stressful as hosting an annual holiday party – especially if the guest list grows exponentially each year. Instead of making sure holiday guests have been welcomed, shown the snacks and introduced to other guests, IT managers are issuing new digital certificates, verifying identities and handling a myriad other management tasks.

Why The Future of Commerce Rests on Data Integration Technologies

January 24, 2022 No Comments

In bygone days, data integration methods included resource-intensive iterations of ETL procedures, and manual scrubbing and script-creation. Historically, these methods were labor-intensive, could be quite expensive, and were prone to human error or technological misfire. Yet in today’s world, companies must be able to extract and synthesize data from an increasing range and type of sources into a unified view. Luckily, data integration technology has evolved from its fraught and sluggish ancestry into a vital, streamlined component of everyday business practices.

Why Should Organisations Adopt an API Platform for their Development Strategy?

January 24, 2022 No Comments

The world of digital technology is always changing. One of the most challenging parts of this change is trying to keep up with the latest trends in software development. For many companies, this means spending more time and resources on developing software themselves, rather than focusing on their core business.

Accessibility Overlays: What Are They?

January 20, 2022 No Comments

Overlays are utilized by businesses and organizations looking for a quick and cost-effective solution to establish accessibility compliance online. Business owners who recently realized the importance of accessibility for ethical and legal reasons usually lack in-house resources and expertise to resolve accessibility issues efficiently. As a result, majority turn to accessibility overlay enhancements on their online platforms to avoid complications, such as getting sued under the ADA.

How AI is Changing the Security Audit Process

January 19, 2022 No Comments

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an approach to computer science aimed at creating intelligent software tools to perform tasks traditional software cannot. AI-powered software can be used to automate tasks, analyze large volumes of data, and make decisions without human intervention. Security audits are one of the many areas AI tools have proven immensely valuable. Because AI tools can ingest, analyze, and spot patterns in vast amounts of data, they enable auditors to test more thoroughly and efficiently.

5 Reasons Why You Should Develop a Career in Data and Analytics

January 19, 2022 No Comments

Data has proven to be one of the most valued assets of the 21st century. Companies collect thousands of terabytes of information about their clients, competitors, and business. This helps improve customer retention and come up with interesting strategies.

What Is a Blockchain?

January 12, 2022 No Comments

A blockchain is a database which stores information electronically in digital format. They are distributed databases which are shared among computer networks. Blockchains are best known for their crucial role in cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin and Floki Coin, for maintaining secure and decentralised records of transactions. The main benefit of blockchain for cryptocurrencies is that is guarantees fidelity and the security of record of data and generates trust without the need for a third party.

How to increase business productivity using BPMS?

January 10, 2022 No Comments

Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) are a way for organizations to manage their internal business processes. BPMS allows for increased efficiency and greater customer satisfaction by helping you to do things like reduce costs, increase revenue, and make sure all aspects of your company are running as efficiently as possible. In order to implement these systems, companies need to know about the basics of the system.

Predictions 2022 Live Webcast

January 4, 2022 No Comments

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6 Essential Components of a Tough Security Posture

December 22, 2021 No Comments

Security posture, a popular buzzword in the cybersecurity field of late, is more than just installing security controls and formulating a security policy or protocol. It is about overall cybersecurity strength and the ability of an organization to predict, stop, and respond to evolving cyber threats. It entails the assurance that an organization’s cyber defenses are effective and, in case breaches happen, an organization can competently mitigate and remediate the impact. It is not enough for organizations to have their antiviruses, firewalls, and endpoint security tools in place. There are other measures and factors to take into account. A formidable security posture has to include the following.

The Critical Role of Cybersecurity in Protecting Remote Workers and Business Assets

December 17, 2021 No Comments

During the early days of the pandemic, the business community scrambled to find ways to prevent closing their offices. Finally, after some time, they settled for a work-from-home scheme to allow most of their employees to continue working and keep their businesses alive. As organizations quickly adapt to the remote working situation, cyber actors likewise adapt their strategies rapidly.

How to Communicate Between CNC Machinery and a Computer Through USB Ports

December 15, 2021 No Comments

CNC machines typically use a serial port configuration to connect to an included or standalone monitor. However, most modern laptops or desktops don’t come with serial plugins, making it impossible for you to use data acquisition and control products available on the market. Fortunately, you can use a USB-to-Serial-Port adapter to connect CNC machines to modern computers. Unfortunately, you can’t just hook up an adapter and call it a day. You’ll also need to configure your USB-to-Serial-Port adapter so that it can communicate with your CNC machine.

Is Blue Stacks Safe to Use on Mac & Windows PC in 2021?

December 9, 2021 No Comments

Bluestacks is becoming more and more popular among Android users, but is it safe to use? Most of you out there know what Bluestacks is since you clicked on this article, but for those who don’t, it’s an Android emulator, which helps you to run Android games and apps on your Windows or Mac devices. In order to check if Bluestacks is actually safe, you can first download it and scan the link for possible viruses.

2022 Tech Trend Prediction: Location Intelligence Platforms Will Guide Future-Forward Workplace Transformations

December 3, 2021 No Comments

The office we used to know is a construct of the past. Now the de facto strategy for many companies, the hybrid office concept captures the idea that neither extreme – everyone in the office or everyone out of the office – is optimal. The hybrid office is a balanced compromise that allows employees the flexibility to commute into the office on specific days for specific purposes. Forward-thinking companies are shifting their view from seeing the office as a homogenous workspace to one that serves each employee and team differently according to need.

How to Tell If You Have Ransomware?

December 1, 2021 No Comments

Ransomware is on the loose in 2021. The statistics reflect skyrocketing incidents. A ransomware attack has been taking place every 11 seconds in 2021. One of the reasons for such a high number of ransomware attacks is a switch to the remote environment. According to Upwork, 26.7% of the workforce operate remotely in 2021, and by 2025 the number of remote workers is expected to double.

Why you should choose open-source help desk software for your growing business

December 1, 2021 No Comments

Help desk software can greatly improve your customer service. But, with so much choice in the market, it can be difficult to find the right help desk system for your business. Should you choose a locally installed on-site system or one that’s cloud-based? What about closed versus open source software? The answer largely depends on your business’s unique needs. If your business is expanding, ideally you want help desk software that can scale up as your customer base grows. In this case, we recommend choosing an open source help desk system.

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Higher Education

November 30, 2021 No Comments

Safety is a basic human need; humans appreciate safety physically or on the web; this security takes on different facets such as privacy; humans want to know that their private affairs are kept confidential and hidden from prying eyes. This is essential in every sector of activities; finance, education, individual enterprise, etc. With the incorporation of software-as-a-service platforms in universities and colleges to support registrar, admissions, and bursary, higher education institutions are gathering a copious quantity of information and data. Higher learning establishments, universities, and colleges are facing difficulties with securing information and digital from criminals. Information security has become a hot cake.

3 Things To Consider When Integrating Enterprise Apps

November 30, 2021 No Comments

The business realm continues to grow a mile each day. New innovations and upgrades are born from the minds of ingenious inventors. As a business owner, one would ensure that the company flourishes and be ‘out in the market.’ The growth of a business ought to be directly proportional to the integration of enterprise applications as well.

Top 6 Data Privacy Trends To Look Out For In 2022

November 29, 2021 No Comments

Twenty Twenty-One is nearly ending. And with 2022 just around the corner, you can expect new developments in data privacy that will significantly impact your business. In this article, you’ll find key trends and major shifts that will shape data privacy in the coming year.

Automation of Payroll Processes: What Hinders Organizations & What Solutions Exist?

November 29, 2021 No Comments

The payroll process for organizations has long been inefficient, with many companies still relying on paper checks to distribute salaries. Even when they can automate the process, there are often complications that arise from human error or business growth. However, by investing in a modernized system and taking into account some essential factors, we can ensure that your company will be up and running smoothly without any unnecessary headaches. Here are common hindrances and solutions.

3 Best Voice Assistant Technologies for SMBs

November 29, 2021 No Comments

If you own or run a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you probably appreciate any ways to make your workflow more streamlined and productive. Voice-assistant technologies can certainly help get your to-do list done faster. While these options usually don’t provide the level of help that an extra person would, they let you use your voice to carry out many of the tasks that likely occur throughout your workday. Some voice-based apps also analyze people’s voices, which could help determine whether callers are genuinely satisfied with their phone-based interactions with your company.

5 Tips To Simplify Business Cloud Backup

November 26, 2021 No Comments

Data backup solutions have significantly improved in recent years due to the adoption of cloud backup in businesses. Compared to other solutions such as tape backup and in-premise backup equipment, cloud backup has proved to be efficient and budget-friendly. Despite challenges such as cybersecurity risks facing cloud solutions, it’s still the leading option to use as your backup solution.

The Essential Steps You Need to Follow When Analysing HR Data

November 23, 2021 No Comments

To create truly effective and long-term workforce strategies, you need to have a good volume of HR data to work with and guide your reasoning. If you’re an established large company employing, say, more than 500 or so staff, you’ve likely got stacks of HR data to work with – which is great! But here’s the thing: simply collecting data is not enough when it comes to getting the best from your workforce; you need to know how to make sense of that data to make a positive impact on your organisation – and this is where many HR teams can find things tough going.

List of Top Retail Management Systems in 2021-2022

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Retail management is no piece of cake. We see most of you nodding in agreement when we say this. No matter how much effort you put in, you can never beat a retail management system at handling your retail. Business expansion is fantastic news, but it also brings new difficulties and possibilities that necessitate innovative solutions. Operating a flourishing organization frequently necessitates the introduction of a system or application to fulfill urgent needs. However, this might pave the way for future inefficiencies, time and resource shortages, or error risk.

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Cloud Solution

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Tweet Featured article by Billy Lance, IT Expert Migrating to the cloud is currently the talk of the town. For one, many businesses are abandoning their on-premise systems and moving their data and software to cloud platforms. Also, you can now find businesses storing most of their files on cloud storage platforms, such as Google […]

Is BNPL About To Change B2B Transactions Forever?

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Buy now pay later (BNPL) is a payment method many of us have used before. Most people use it for one-off purchases that they can’t afford – some people get carried away with it. It’s a form of credit offered by creditors that means every purchase made is like a mini loan. Miss the payments, and it can affect your credit score.

Rookie Guide for Securing Your Digital Life

November 22, 2021 No Comments

Modern cybercriminals have an extensive range of practices, tools, techniques, and technologies at their disposal that they can use to endanger your digital life. The key to defending yourself against them lies in understanding the biggest cyber threats and ensuring that you stay secure and anonymous online.

5 Business Tech Solutions That Get the Job Done

November 22, 2021 No Comments

Consider the following five business tech solutions that have the potential to streamline your work, cut costs, and generally make life easier, no matter what kind of product or service you sell.

What types of bugs are detected during software testing?

November 19, 2021 No Comments

Software testing is a core part of the development process, allowing teams to look for problems and fix them before a product is finalized. There are actually a number of different bugs which are frequently highlighted by testing, so here is a brief overview of the common categories of software snafus that tests are designed to iron out.

How AI-Powered Chatbots Can Improve Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

November 17, 2021 No Comments

When we hear the term AI chatbot, a picture of a cool humanoid-looking bot might come to mind. While AI chatbots don’t look like humanoids, they work like a smarter version of a human. This allows them to make meaningful interactions with real people and improve service for various businesses.

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