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 Live tellers and bankers have been replaced by online transactions and...





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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.

The Main Benefits of Sap Business Intelligence

November 12, 2021 No Comments

To talk about SAP, we need to start with understanding the basics of business intelligence (BI). BI is a set of tools and technologies for collecting, analyzing, and processing data. BI makes working processes easier for many types of businesses. For instance, a company uses several channels to receive applications and needs to collect uniform sales statistics. Or advertising campaigns of famous brands cover several websites and you need to compare their effectiveness. All these processes require BI.

10 Signs Your Legacy Software Needs Migration to Cloud

October 5, 2021 No Comments

They say if something is not broken, then you should not bother fixing it, but this statement does not apply when it comes to a company’s IT infrastructure. Put simply, legacy software refers to outdated software that companies still use despite its limitations. The problem with legacy systems, even if they still function properly now, is that they limit business growth, opens your infrastructure up to security risks and keeps your operations stagnant while your competitors evolve.

How to handle OOMkilled errors in Kubernetes

September 28, 2021 No Comments

Users will encounter different kinds of errors in any software development environment. This is the same when dealing with container developments. With its immense popularity, Kubernetes has become the leading container orchestration platform. Therefore, it is more likely that you will encounter errors in Kubernetes environments.

5 business technology ideas that you start from home

August 30, 2021 No Comments

With modern technology advancement, owning and operating a business from home has never been easy. In this article, we will explore some business tech ideas that you can easily start from home and make a living.

How Tango Can Boost Business Productivity for IT Professionals

August 19, 2021 No Comments

With digital transformation ruling the world of business, IT professionals are under unprecedented pressure to be more productive, adopt better workflows, and develop new skills. While we often think that all this will happen by taking on another online course or experimenting with time management tools, there’s another alternative. Tango.

9 Ways Technology Has Affected Teaching During Pandemic

August 19, 2021 No Comments

The pandemic has led to significant changes in education. The level of education directly affects the income and employment of the population – better-educated people find jobs easier, have better working conditions, and earn more. Education is also positively linked to life expectancy, health, and social integration. Education is a fundamental human right enshrined in Article 26 of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Why Instaclustr Acquiring credativ’s PostgreSQL Expertise Is a Big Deal for Businesses Seeking an Open Source Data Stack Built to Scale

August 19, 2021 No Comments

Instaclustr’s recent acquisition of credativ is a welcome development for any enterprise looking to join the PostgreSQL momentum – and particularly so for those who want to pair the relational database with other powerful open source data technologies. As a company, Instaclustr focuses on providing pure open source data-layer technologies such as Apache Cassandra and Apache Kafka that are optimised for performance, cost and security, and free from any license fees or lock-in associated with proprietary or “open core” solutions. It’s open source the way open source should be.

How To Build An Enterprise Software Development Infrastructure

August 12, 2021 No Comments

There are several steps to building an enterprise software development infrastructure. Leading firms need an advanced infrastructure to manage development methodologies, active projects, and necessary resources such as container images. Using these infrastructure, enterprises boost tech workplace productivity, reduce costs, and provide opportunities to differentiate from the competition. This way, businesses increase resource usage efficiency, accelerate software releases, and provide continuous post-release support. As an enterprise software developer, you should embrace lightweight, open source software with minimal dependencies and strong encryption to build your infrastructure.

Affinity Federal Credit Union Implements Self-Service Analytics Program

August 11, 2021 No Comments

While self-service data analytics requires the right technologies, promoting the use of data throughout an organization demands strong data literacy and non-intrusive governance, as well. During our webinar, How to Scale Self-Service Analytics for Smarter Decision-Making, we spoke with John Ackerman, VP of Data and Analytics at Affinity Federal Credit Union about their success with adopting a modern data architecture and facilitating data empowerment.

Make Power BI Shine on Snowflake, BigQuery & Redshift

August 11, 2021 No Comments

Why is this such huge news? To date, there has never been a great, live query experience on Power BI for Snowflake, BigQuery, RedShift, Databricks and even Azure Synapse SQL. Historically, Power BI has only supported “DirectQuery” access for cloud data sources. “Live Query” provided by AtScale’s DAX connector will deliver extreme performance benefits for these applications. Coupled with the AtScale semantic layer, the combination of analytics-ready data with the ease of use of Power BI is a terrific combination.

Instaclustr’s Managed Elasticsearch Service on AWS Gets PCI-DSS Certification

June 14, 2021 No Comments

Instaclustr’s Managed Elasticsearch is based on the Open Distro for Elasticsearch, which will soon be updated to OpenSearch. Using the open source distribution ensures that Instaclustr customers always have control and portability of their data, are not subject to vendor lock-in, and are free from licensing costs.

Why Software Vendors Still Audit Their Customers

June 14, 2021 No Comments

Software license compliance audits remain a key part of the strategy for many of the world’s large software vendors. It is a practice that causes conflict between software providers and their customers and has made it necessary for Software Asset Management to grow into a multi-billion-dollar industry. Whilst a handful of vendors are beginning to pull back from full-scale invasive audits, the vast majority continue with this unpopular and relationship damaging practice.

Top 5 Enterprise Technology Trends in 2021

May 25, 2021 No Comments

COVID-19 shook the world in a swift blow. People realized how it might take only a tiny virus to change everything in the blink of an eye. Business models collapsed within weeks after this virus spread across the globe. The one thing that the year 2020 taught all of us is to be prepared for unforeseen events. While some of the industries thrived, small enterprises jiggled badly last year as many of the merchants didn’t take technology seriously. To get back up in the market, they must rely on enterprise technology trends that are going to revolutionize the economic world.

6 Most Interesting Open-Source Project Platforms to Help Tech Students Hone Their Skills

April 14, 2021 No Comments

Today, even recruiters are using open-source code platforms to find prospective employers. They are not merely looking for the best coders – instead, they want to find the right attitude. Your willingness to work in a team, ability to accept constructive criticism, and dedication to your duties are as important to an organization as your coding skills.

Latest IT Support and Services Technology

February 10, 2021 No Comments

IT support plays a huge part in making sure modern businesses stay functioning and continue their day to day roles. Anytime a system goes down or there is a technical problem involving a computer, network, or server it is the job of IT or tech support to fix this as soon as possible to avoid any financial loss or any damage to files and data. What areas do IT support cover in these challenging times and what is the technology that will be shaping how these services will continue?

How Technology is Transforming the Hiring Process in 2021

February 9, 2021 No Comments

Rapidly developing technology is a defining catalyst for change across all industries, and job recruitment is no different. Big tech has wholly upended the hiring process as we know it in the last ten years. If you consider that people used to hand out resumes in person and big corporations put job ads in newspapers, the impact technology has had on hiring is impressive.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Open Source Software – Trends and Tactics

February 5, 2021 No Comments

In this interview, Alex Rybak, Director of Product Management at Revenera, evaluates issues related to the rapid growth of open source software usage and reflects on how to tap into its strategic advantages safely.

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.

How Technology Improves Customer Retention

November 19, 2020 No Comments

Industries such as ecommerce, healthcare, learning, and more are dramatically changing the way they operate due to the rise in technology usage. Using technology can help retain customers, increase your customers’ lifetime value, and improve customer experiences. So, which technologies are available to achieve your business objectives and help to retain customers? Read on to find out.

TCP/IP vs OSI: Which Is the Better Network Communication Model?

November 18, 2020 No Comments

Also known as the internet protocol suite, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) model is one of the primary sets of rules for communication and the interconnection of devices on the internet. Around a decade later, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model was introduced. It was created with the goal of enabling interoperability among a wide range of communication systems that employ standard communication protocols.

Why You Should Use A CXP2 Cable For Your High-Performance Computing

August 28, 2020 No Comments

Do you own a company or business that relies on high-performance computing? If you do and you are not using cxp2 cable yet, now might be the right time to reconsider. In order for computers to provide the highest performance, you need to have the right hardware. This includes the cables used. With the use of a high-quality cxp2 cable, you could be sure to enjoy high-performance computing at all times.

Automating Monitoring for Proactive Revenue Protection

August 13, 2020 No Comments

As online commerce has exploded in the last decade through micro-transactions, single purchases, and subscription plans, the need to monitor revenue-related metrics is greater than ever. While this isn’t a groundbreaking assertion and many companies agree on the importance of revenue monitoring, the challenge is that revenue streams are highly complex, fragmented, and dynamic, which makes them notoriously difficult to monitor.

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.

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