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DATA and ANALYTICS 

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: How VMware Cloud on AWS Can Improve Data Protection and Recovery

September 19, 2019 No Comments

Matthew Wallace, CTO of Faction, sees VMware Cloud on AWS growing in 2019. Here, he shares insights about trends in VMware, best use cases, advantages, and how to avoid delays and complications in disaster recovery.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Machine Learning: The Next Frontier in Data Protection

September 18, 2019 No Comments

Deploying machine learning as part an organization’s data protection strategy can provide the critical assistance users need to apply the proper safeguards to data they’ve created without adding friction to their day-to-day activities. Machine learning can go one step further and remove the user from the equation while increasing confidence in your organization’s ability to identify, contextualize and classify its unique data. In this discussion with Mark Cassetta, senior vice president of strategy for TITUS, we learn why machine learning can provide greater confidence in identifying and protecting critical data.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Changing the World of Brand Tracking

September 16, 2019 No Comments

In this interview, we talk with Rytis Jakubauskas, General Manager at Latana, about the changing world of brand tracking. Rytis discusses the need for a more innovative and reliable brand tracker in the market – and why the Latana team decided to build just that.

Webinar: How to prepare your data pipeline for machine learning and AI

September 12, 2019 No Comments

Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global intelligence provider, IDC, for a training-based session on transforming your data to power machine learning and AI projects. Learn how to prepare data pipelines that automate your machine learning and AI workflows, use AWS Data Pipeline to automate data movement and transformation, unlock insights that fuel your business, and explore software solutions in AWS Marketplace that make your data analytics-ready.

Feature-rich encrypted chat: exploring Utopia messenger!

September 11, 2019 No Comments

Data is getting more precious than oil in 2019. Companies collect tremendous masses of data from essential daily apps. Your must-have kit, including messenger, browser, e-mail, and e-wallet track online activities so that institutions can draw well-defined conclusions about your habits. Why do they need this data? To enhance their influence in commercials and marketing campaigns, sell databases, commit investigations, and many more.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Predictive Prioritization: A Data Science-based Process

September 6, 2019 No Comments

Earlier this year, Tenable introduced Predictive Prioritization, a data science-based process that helps security teams focus on the 3% of vulnerabilities that matter most. Here, we answer the top 10 questions about what this capability means for your vulnerability management practice. For a closer look at Predictive Prioritization, check out the interactive demo.

What Is Code Unit Testing?

August 27, 2019 No Comments

When it comes to mapping out the DNA of your code, there is a lot that goes into it, including the testing phase. You want to be able to spot all possible issues and anomalies, and also find the root cause and make sure that gets to the right person. You never want code that’s poor quality to be moved to production, and with that in mind, it’s important to understand all aspects of testing and quality control.

Best Android Security and Antivirus apps

August 23, 2019 No Comments

Unarguably, Android is the most extensively used operating system on the planet. It implies that it is essential to have the best security apps and antivirus tools for Android installed on your Android used phones , as Google’s OS is often targeted by malware because of its ubiquity. Whatever software you use with your Android phone or tablet, you’d be insightful to have an antivirus or a security app installed on your device. In this article, we’re going to feature 6 of the top antivirus apps for Android in 2019 — most of which are free apps to download.

Choosing the Right DCIM Solution

August 23, 2019 No Comments

With the ever-expanding complexity of IT configurations and environments found in today’s data centers, choosing the right data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution for your facility can be something of an involved proposition. At minimum, you want to ensure your choice will facilitate the management and monitoring of all assets and identify optimization methods, while contributing to maximum uptime and availability.

Demystifying Common GDPR Terms

August 22, 2019 No Comments

Back in May, the world marked the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR as it’s now commonly known. Over the course of the year, GDPR and related stories were rarely out of the headlines. GDPR was mentioned in seemingly every story written about data privacy if not covered exclusively. In the wake of all the hype, companies around the world with a data presence in the EU spent millions to comply with the newly passed regulations. GDPR was, and in many ways remains, everywhere.

Software Monetization: Trends in Business and Monetization Models

August 14, 2019 No Comments

As director of global marketing and enablement at Flexera, Nicole Segerer keeps her finger on software monetization trends. Here, she shares insight about how software suppliers are using deployment and monetization models, the relationships between these models, best practices for pricing and licensing, and guidance for product managers.

Why You Need To Use VPNs on Mobile Phones

August 6, 2019 No Comments

The development of mobile Internet technologies has allowed people to use phones for surfing the Web. Mobile gadgets are used not only to search for the necessary information but to communicate in social networks, make purchases, conduct financial transactions, work in corporate networks, etc. But how to make these actions totally safe and anonymous? You just need to use a VPN.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Current State of Technology in the Domain of Business Process Management

July 31, 2019 No Comments

IT Briefcase talks to Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and co-founder of Bonitasoft, on the 10th anniversary of his company about the current state of technology in the domain of Business Process Management. Miguel rather famously claimed “BPM is not dead” at BPM2017. Where is BPM today?

Tech to Get Your Health Organization Communicating Securely

July 29, 2019 No Comments

The explosion of new technology hitting the market has transformed the way companies do business, governments make policies, and citizens live their lives. That we all have pocked-sized devices which keep us connected to people around the world is truly a marvel, but it comes with risks too.

Who will blink first: desktop vs cloud-based authoring tool

July 18, 2019 No Comments

Cloud The world is progressing into a technologically advanced era and workplaces all around it are rummaging to find the best-suited technology for their employees. One of the most important aspects of this process is to select the most sophisticated and effective training methodologies for one’s employees. And the biggest tool for this is eLearning and eLearning authoring tools.

3 smart ways to earn money with machine learning

July 9, 2019 No Comments

AI and machine learning is one of the most valuable technologies for all kinds of industries. Machine learning can be applied to nearly any kind of industry, though currently, data collection is at the top of the mountain. In this article, we’re going to highlight 3 ways that individuals with experience in programming and machine learning can put their skills towards financial gain.

It’s Time to Deploy White Box Leaf-Spine Architecture in the Enterprise

July 3, 2019 No Comments

Driven by a deluge of new types and volumes of devices and services, staid, three-tier enterprise networks have become a hot, and increasingly complex, mess. IT managers who are used to the relatively “climate controlled” environment of their data centers – fixed topologies, extant automation tools and management networks – are instead facing the moral equivalent of out-of-control climate change in their campus and access networks.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Kubernetes Security & Compliance: How Software Development is “Shifting Security Left”

July 3, 2019 No Comments

with Tim Hinrichs, StyraIn this interview, Tim Hinrichs, CTO and Co-Founder of Styra and Co-Founder of Open Policy Agent shares insights about how software development teams are “shifting security left,” focusing on prevention, rather than detection.Read More >>>

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Stampede To Subscriptions

June 27, 2019 No Comments

Many businesses are monetizing software by moving to the subscription business model. 80% of all software vendors are estimated to be offering subscriptions by 2020. While companies scramble to make this transition, those that establish and follow a comprehensive plan are the ones most likely succeed on the journey. What should businesses know about how to ensure a viable subscription business? As principal product manager at Flexera, Scott Niemann, sees vendors dashing to the subscription business model. Drawing on his background in software monetization practices for IoT and SaaS markets, he shares guidance on how companies can prepare for the journey and provide business models that meet customers’ expectations.

Why It’s Time to Go Beyond Traditional BI Dashboards in the Digital Age

June 20, 2019 No Comments

All technology builds on that which came before it, and business intelligence (BI) is no different. Organizations aiming to stay competitive are seeking out the best way to capitalize on company data, including the latest in BI technology—like search-driven analytics and dashboard technology. The goal today goes beyond having BI software available; it’s all about adoption, or how employees are actually able to get and use insights. This is exactly why it’s time to go beyond traditional business intelligence (BI) dashboards in the digital age.

Do You Need a Multi-Cloud Structure?

June 16, 2019 No Comments

There are so many different cloud softwares available on the market but some of them still fall short. In this scenario, which is better? To struggle with what you have or to branch out and see what else is on offer. We think the latter, so we have put together this guide to help you learn about multi-cloud structures. No matter what your business involves, you may be able to find a use for a multi-cloud structure in your online operations.

Content as currency: How agile ecommerce is transforming retail

June 10, 2019 No Comments

Read the report to discover how to enable your ecommerce initiatives to move faster and iterate and scale quickly.

Big Data and Effective Business Management

June 7, 2019 No Comments

Every business must respond to its environment. Part of that environment includes how its customers are behaving, what they are doing and where their aspirations. When a business truly understands their market, it has a real opportunity to refine processes, tweak campaigns and grow. These needs can be traced to big data. Big data allows us to understand how our market behaves and predicts what it will do next. This is done by, as the name suggests, analysing huge amounts of data using computer software and talented individuals.

Does it pay to make market analysis in 2019?

June 6, 2019 No Comments

Market analysis is one of the essential components of a marketing plan. It offers companies feedback on their competitors, their competitors’ offering, clients’ preferences and many other similar aspects. Even if it comes with proven benefits, many start-ups choose to skip it because it can be expensive. So the question is Should you invest in market analysis in 2019? You may think that you have many other ways to find out if your brand is successful in the market. Well, the fact is that market research is more effective than any other tool because it’s an objective and systematic collection and analysis of data about the factors that impact your business.

6 Ways to Plan Application Performance Testing

May 22, 2019 No Comments

Today business organizations think that providing customers with a complete digital experience is more important than page speed and load times. This is the reason why application performance testing is becoming a responsibility for the testers and they are pushed by the developers to adapt multi-layered testing methods. But without a plan or strategy, no process can take place. If you don’t know how to manage things then you will definitely puzzle in achieving the best results.

What are the most successful IT sectors?

May 15, 2019 No Comments

The information technology industry can possibly reach $5 trillion in 2019, generating significant revenue and employing workers at a high median wage. It is the world’s third-largest economy in terms of GDP, growing at a rate of 4,0%, according to CompTIA. IT has the power to set the markets in motion and create transformative business value across numerous industries. The digital revolution has transformed information management and applied technology within the global economy.

Ways Cloud Computing Can Increase Productivity

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As a lot of effective and economical business solutions and tools are out there that business owners can adopt right now to get their operations and processes better than before, cloud computing is one of the things that can drastically increase productivity of a business. Thanks to the cloud computing solutions and techniques, things are becoming more effective, faster, approachable and precise for businesses of all type. Taking business systems and software from local machines or hard drives to remote cloud locations, businesses are enjoying the myriad benefits in terms of improved operational efficiency, better collaboration and quick access to required business data etc.

Financial Advisors Guide to Social Media

May 8, 2019 No Comments

This guide contains practical steps that will help you develop a social media strategy and policy that meets your recordkeeping and supervision regulatory requirements.

6 Digital Transformation Trends To Watch For In 2019

May 1, 2019 No Comments

More and more businesses are looking to technology to address process, model, and resource challenges. While many digital transformation trends aren’t yet a fit or don’t perform at a high enough level to provide universal business value, there are other upcoming solutions that show a great deal of promise.

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