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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 Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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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.

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.

TOP opensource JavaScript UI libraries in 2020-2021

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Technological progress has made it possible to perform teraflops of calculations both on personal computers and on most modern mobile devices. Productivity increases simultaneously with energy efficiency, which leads to the miniaturization of computing devices and as a result, their wider distribution.

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 >>>

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Windows Safe Mode Is Still the Best Diagnostic Tool for System Recovery: Here’s Why

January 4, 2019 No Comments

It’s officially 2019 and Windows safe mode still remains the go-to tool for system recovery. This is a feature that’s truly survived the test of time. It’s available in all Windows operating systems right from the prehistoric Windows 95 to the latest Windows 10. This often begs the question why is safe mode still used by IT professionals for system recovery. After all, there are no shortages of third-party tools that can run diagnostic tests and perform everything from registry “cleanup” to freeing up the HD space by clearing out non-essential files

Instaclustr Makes Three Open Source Projects Available, Including a Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra

December 12, 2018 No Comments

Instaclustr, the leading provider of completely managed solutions for scalable open source technologies, today announced the availability of three open source projects purpose-built to expand developers’ capabilities using Apache Cassandra and address pain points. These projects include an open source Cassandra operator for more seamlessly running and operating Cassandra within Kubernetes, and open source LDAP and Kerberos authenticator plug-ins for Cassandra.

Expert Tips For Maximizing The Power of Amazon Redshift Spectrum

November 13, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Redshift Spectrum is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision-making. This fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud allows organizations to run complex queries on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Help increase performance and potentially reduce the cost of your queries with Amazon Redshift. Download your complimentary ebook and get ten valuable tips on using Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift.

Cyber Defender Strategies: What Your Vulnerability Assessment Practices Reveal

September 13, 2018 No Comments

What’s your vulnerability assessment style? Are you scanning weekly, monthly or quarterly? And, what does your scanning habit reveal about the maturity of your organization’s vulnerability assessment practices, a critical part of cyber hygiene? These are the key questions Tenable Research set out to answer in our Cyber Defender Strategies Report. We discovered four common vulnerability assessment strategies in use today. These strategies tell us how mature an organization’s vulnerability discovery process is – and help us identify ways to improve.

Cybersecurity Insiders 2018 Application Security Report

September 13, 2018 No Comments

What happens when you mix swelling application portfolios and eager attackers? According the 2018 Application Security Report from Cybersecurity Insiders, you find 62% of organizations less than fully confident in their application security posture. With over 20 charts and graphs, the 2018 Application Security Report gives you insight into the most critical appsec trends and challenges, and provides an overview of the tools cybersecurity professionals choose first when keeping applications safe and secure.

How to Set Yourself Up as a Professional Online Business

May 8, 2018 No Comments

Many people dream of going into business for themselves. A relatively select few will actually pursue these dreams and take steps towards making it a reality. The reason why there are so few business owners is that the nature of the business world makes running a business a difficult endeavor. Between developing a truly great idea to securing the capital necessary to open your doors, the challenges can be immense.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Selecting the Best BPM Tools for Your Business

May 8, 2018 No Comments

In this interview, we talk to Thomas Kohlenbach, Principal Consultant with Promapp Solutions, about the role business process management can play in supporting process improvement, and how to go about selecting the appropriate BPM tool for your business.

Top BI Analytics Tools for 2018 – Expert Reviews and Pricing

May 4, 2018 No Comments

Zero in on the best BI solutions for your company. Interactive analyst report gives you comparison ratings, reviews and pricing from actual software selection projects. Unlike some ratings, SelectHub product scores are taken from multiple sources including top analysts and actual software buyers—ideal for your shortlist.

Three of the Latest and Greatest Ideas in Technology

April 9, 2018 No Comments

When it comes to the fastest growing ideas in technology and business, they are being driven by the digital innovation the world is seeing. These changes affect every industry. And if you want to compete in the coming years, you need to understand what these growing ideas are and why they have taken hold. That way, you can stand out from the competition and grow your market share.

What is Cloud Computing Architecture?

April 5, 2018 No Comments

Cloud computing is transforming the way we think about computation. It’s already big business: Microsoft and Amazon together have more than 4 million servers in their cloud computing networks. Cloud computing is getting so much buzz because it provides distinct advantages over more traditional computing models. And understanding how this technology works is essential if you want to keep up.

How SEH Technology Gets a) USB Headsets to Plug into b) Virtual Servers for c) Speech-Recognizing Apps

April 4, 2018 No Comments

Here’s what the customer wanted: something that would let them connect the USB headsets worn by air traffic controllers-in-training to the PCs running their air traffic control simulation software. Since the human interface was speech recognition and simulations run in real time, orders barked through the headset had to land on those PCs in under 25 ms. The other problem? They wanted to run that software on virtual Windows 10 machines. Being virtual, those PCs had no physical USB ports in which to plug those headsets.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM INDUSTRIAL INTERNET-OF-THINGS (IIOT)

April 3, 2018 No Comments

In fact, we live in the era of new technologies. People use them almost in all the spheres of their lives. Also, for such technologies as smart devices, we need to use the Internet. Nowadays, the Internet plays a big role in our lives. Actually, we can use the Internet for many various purposes such as to buy or sell something, communicate with other people, study, watch movies, listen to music, even earn money, etc. But still, have you ever heard about the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT)? In this article, we are going to look through the benefits of the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT).

Top 10 Reasons to Outsource IT Support

April 3, 2018 No Comments

If you have IT professionals on your company’s staff, there’s a good chance you are paying a lot of money to them. The average U.S.-based IT professional makes almost $100,000 per year. It’s why so many companies are making the decision to outsource IT these days. Have you considered doing it? If so, you might be concerned about how outsourcing your IT needs could affect the overall well-being of your company. The IT professionals on your team obviously play a vital role in everything from the security of your internal computer network to the development of your company’s website.

IT Briefcase Interview: Looking at Open Source Software 20 Years After The Term Was First Coined

March 23, 2018 No Comments

As the term “open source” enters its third decade, we talk to DreamHost’s Brett Dunst about the state of open source right now, how open source factors into DreamHost’s own 20-year history, and get an update on 2017.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Using Big Data To Identify The Cells Already In Your Body To Fight Disease

February 23, 2018 No Comments

with Kevin Bermeister, CodondexBig data is promising to help healthcare providers take massive steps forward in treating diseases such as cancer. In this interview, we sit down with KevinBermeister, long time technology investor and innovator, about his startup Codondex. Read More >>>

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