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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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Best Practices for Migrating to Windows 10

April 19, 2019 No Comments

With Windows 7 retiring in early 2020, organizations are beginning to feel the pressure to get migration projects completed. While Microsoft provides tools to automate each step of the process, many organizations, find the challenge isn’t in the upgrade of the operating system; it’s in the standardization of the user workspace once on Windows 10. A critical step in the migration process is ensuring all configuration settings, applications, printers, and security are set up in a way that balances IT’s need to ensure a protected work environment, with the users need to be able to work in that environment.

Elevating operations with immersive learning

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Download the free ebook “Elevating operations with immersive learning” to learn about the tremendous impact that immersive learning has had on employee experience at companies like Walmart, JetBlue and Fidelity.

How to Evaluate the Potential Risks in an Open Source Strategy

April 15, 2019 No Comments

While the distinguishing benefits of open source software are increasingly (and deservedly) winning enterprise adoption, it’s still critical to understand that open source is by no means synonymous with risk-free. By embracing OSS, enterprises can leverage everything from mature solutions to the most cutting-edge tools, preserve their flexibility by avoiding the lock-in associated with proprietary alternatives, and greatly reduce costs by using software that is often free to use in and of itself. That said, adding major software components to enterprise architecture means investing time and resources, and making a commitment that oftentimes represents some level of risk.

3 Things You Need to Know About Prioritizing Vulnerabilities

April 11, 2019 No Comments

If you’re looking for answers to questions like “Where should we prioritize based on risk?” and “Which vulnerabilities are likeliest to be exploited?” this quick read is an excellent way to get started. Download the free ebook now.

How to Enhance Your Data and Analytics Process

April 10, 2019 No Comments

It isn’t always easy to keep pace with today’s high volume of data, especially when it’s coming at you from a diverse number of sources. Tracking these analytics can place a strain on IT, who must provide the requested information to C-suite and analysts. Unless this process can happen quickly, the insights grow stale.

How To Secure Your Data With A Remote Workforce

April 9, 2019 No Comments

Times are changing. We can see it everywhere. More freedom and choice exists now in how you run your business. Remote working can be an excellent change. Employees have a new sense of freedom while you cut down on the costs that come from running an office. Although you may trust your employees, there is one risk present when it comes to remote working: data security. If strict procedures aren’t followed, there’s the possibility of data breaches. That’s not something anyone wants to contend with.

Getting Started with Amazon Redshift – Best Practices

April 8, 2019 No Comments

Businesses are generating staggering amounts of data—and extracting the most value from this information is paramount. Amazon Redshift provides organizations what they’re looking for: Affordability and flexibility combined with a powerful feature set. Download our solution overview covering some of the best practices on loading data and making the most of Amazon Redshift.

8 Tips for Setting Up Continuous Integration in AWS

April 8, 2019 No Comments

When utilized together, Continuous Integration tools and AWS (Amazon Web Services) can be a killer combination for improving your processes and efficiency. That said, the whole process of getting various software programs to communicate and automating CI in AWS sounds pretty complex right? Not necessarily.It can be relatively simple to set up a CI/CD pipeline on AWS. This article will give you the know-how that you need to get started

Cloud Computing and Big Data: Everything you Need to Know

April 6, 2019 No Comments

Cloud computing has transformed the way organizations manage and interact with their data. Over the last few years, several organizations, including small and mid-sized companies, have migrated their data workloads and computing to the cloud. And the trend continues. As per a recent Forrester report, cloud computing will firmly establish itself as the foundation of future enterprise application platforms in 2019 and cloud spending will increase as enterprises adopt cloud tools and services in whatever way they can.

Next-Gen Storage: A Building Block for Digital Transformation

April 4, 2019 No Comments

Organizations today need to take an entirely different approach to data storage than they did in the past. The age of monolithic storage arrays of spinning disks in data centers is quickly fading away. Without reevaluating storage strategy, organizations might miss out on the true benefits of digital transformation.

Cloud Computing: Tips & Tools to Increase Team Productivity

April 2, 2019 No Comments

The increasingly fast adoption of new technologies has drastically changed how business is conducted, and it isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. Businesses of all sizes recognize the benefits of cloud computing, regardless of industry. It helps control costs and is easy to scale as the business grows. It also requires less investment than physical equipment or software, as well, allowing more small businesses and start-ups to utilize the newer technologies without the typical budgetary constraints.

Big Data in 2019: Trends to Watch Out For

April 1, 2019 No Comments

This 2019, big data will continue to be bigger. More and more organizations will realize its benefits, prompting the management to make it a part of their spending, making it a necessity and not a luxury. With this, keep on reading and we’ll look at some of the big data trends that you should watch out for this year.

Best Practices for Using 2nd & 3rd Party Data

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Tweet Learn best practices for taking inventory of first-party data, and using second- and third-party data to fulfill programmatic campaigns and achieve digital marketing goals. • Define your team’s goals for customer data. • Take inventory of your first-party data. • Explore use cases for second- and third-party data. • Finding the best data providers. […]

2019 Econsultancy Digital Trends Report

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Discover what your top digital priorities for 2019 should be with the 2019 Digital Trends report by Econsultancy in association with Adobe.

UI Testing as a Part of the Product Development Cycle

March 27, 2019 No Comments

No site development is considered complete without UI regression testing. Checking if the page layout is accurately matching the original mock-up is not so easy, because you need to check every element, image, and header. Moreover, testing of mobile and tablet versions requires even more attention.

How IT Executives Evaluate SD-WAN Solutions

March 27, 2019 No Comments

The proliferation of cloud applications has IT leaders scrambling to upgrade their wide area networks (WAN) with flexible software-defined technologies. Known as software-defined WAN or SD-WAN, these software-based services help IT teams diversify their network access methodologies for cost savings and more easily manage bandwidth and network performance. SD-WAN enables IT teams to prioritize critical business applications, dynamically allocate bandwidth where it’s needed, and automate many management functions that have traditionally been manual tasks.

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