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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.

Cyber Security Tips for Businesses to Prevent Cyber Attacks

May 15, 2019 No Comments

As more and more businesses are running and managing their most of operations and processes online, it is most vital to protect a business or brand against cyber security threats in this digital world and to get more from the opportunities offered by the virtual world. No doubt, the world of internet offers all businesses the potential for reaching a bigger audience and use international suppliers to grow more, but it also brings the potential for scams and cyber security risks as well. Even a single cyber security attack can harm your repute and can also cause a serious financial upset. Here is a comprehensive list of cyber security tips for businesses to prevent cyber-attacks that any business can assume to maintain customer trust and confidence.

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.

5-Point checklist when building an external knowledge base

May 13, 2019 No Comments

There are a variety of impactful knowledge management solutions available to modern organisations. Each can empower a business with the resources they need to improve training, collaboration and team cohesion. Having all your knowledge in one place has various benefits, from helping you to improve your communications skills to allowing you to become a better manager. This makes it all the more important to build your knowledge base in the best way possible.

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.

Basic Ways to Improve the SEO of a Law Firm

May 6, 2019 No Comments

In this article, we are going to have a look at some of the most basic ways that you can improve the SEO (search engine optimization) of a law firm. If you are the owner of a law firm, it is likely that you will not have a department that is dedicated to technology and therefore search engine optimization – unless of course you own a very large firm.

How to use Gmail as a CRM

May 2, 2019 No Comments

Today, companies manage customer relationships in various ways. Some still store information on mobile devices. Others use Excel spreadsheets or Google documents. This works both in the short term and for small business. Also, when you have a small team involved, just launching a startup. However, if you want the expansion, it’s time to choose a CRM system that would organize important business operations and data in the same space perfectly. Later the time saved the businessmen can spend on learning the, working with clients, team buildings, conferences and many other.

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.

7 Email Habits of CEOs to Learn From

April 30, 2019 No Comments

There are few features of our modern work environment that take up as much of your time as email. Sure, it’s one of the most effective communication mediums we have access to, but the average United States worker gets 121 emails per day — and the average founder gets even more. With that incredible volume, all it takes is one or two bad habits to disrupt your productivity, and throw off your entire schedule. So how do the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs handle the stress of managing an inbox?

Running Hard to Stay in Place

April 23, 2019 No Comments

The fifth annual extensive study on third party risk, “Running Hard to Stay in Place,” released by Shared Assessments and Protiviti, is broken down by industry sectors and program maturity criteria. This year’s study has some very interesting findings. Read this article to find out!

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.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview with Ting!

April 17, 2019 No Comments

Ting, a mobile virtual network operator, launched a fiber-to-the-home symmetrical gigabit Internet in 2014 when it bought ISP Blue Ridge InternetWorks of Charlottesville, Virginia. Since then, Ting has launched similar fiber networks in a number of U.S. markets, including parts of Maryland, North Carolina, and most recently, Fullerton, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. IT Briefcase spoke to Monica Webb, Director, Market Development and Government Affairs, at Ting Internet/Tucows following Ting’s recent “lighting ceremony” in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

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.

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

Benefits of Cloud Computing for Businesses

April 7, 2019 No Comments

However, with thousands of these logs being created, they can often take up a lot of space to store. Instead of keeping them local on the computer, maybe companies elect to use cloud logging. This will allow you to securely access them anywhere, will reduce the need for physical storage is often more affordable. Also, these logs can be helpful both in terms of security and compliance, so keeping them safe and secure in the cloud is a good idea.

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.

How to Modernize Your Website to Ensure It Belongs in 2019

April 3, 2019 No Comments

Staying on top of web design trends is very important for improving user experience and the overall effectiveness of your website. However, trends come and go, so it’s vital to know the difference between something that will become outdated in several months, and a design that will make your website look fresh and modern for at least several years. Some of the following design trends have recently come into the spotlight, while others have been around for a couple of years now, and they’re not showing any signs of decreased popularity.

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.

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.

7 Ways Technology Has Impacted Modern Education

March 26, 2019 No Comments

There have been many technological advances over the last decade that have improved many areas of life, both professionally and personally. With the invention of the internet in the 21st century, as well as the developments of mobile devices and computer software, the way we learn has been transformed. Long gone are the days of pen and paper; now the use of technology is engrained within modern learning methods.

How to Become a Senior Software Engineer

March 21, 2019 No Comments

If you’re a software engineer developer, coder or programmer with some years of experience behind you and you’re trying to take your career to the next level, you can’t sit around and wait for someone to present you with an opportunity. Software development and engineering is a competitive and fast-moving industry and to be seen as ‘senior,’ you need to put in the effort to stand out from the crowd. There is a huge amount to learn in the field of computer science and programming, and it’s impossible to know everything all the time, but there are key areas you can focus on to ensure your skills stay sharp and you develop the soft skills needed to progress in your career.

Overcoming Roadblocks to IT Transformation

March 21, 2019 No Comments

IT teams today are faced with two equally challenging strategic transformation missions. On the one hand, they’re charged with spearheading digital initiatives that will drive business growth, efficiency and competitive advantage. On the other, they must execute IT modernization projects to keep pace with technology changes that have upended both the infrastructure and the management of the data center. Progress can be slow on both fronts.

Online Marketing Tips for Growing Your Small Business

March 21, 2019 No Comments

Establishing a strong presence on the digital domain is vital for burgeoning brands that are looking to expand their reach. By implementing sound digital marketing tactics, this is made possible. Navigating the ins and outs of online advertising is no easy feat, but with keen insight and guidance from 5-star internet marketing agencies like LD Sydney SEO, propelling to the front lines of search engines is simple. Here are some savvy online marketing tips to heed if you’re a small business looking to thrive on the Web.

4 Surefire Tips to Prequalify Your PPC Traffic and Improve ROI

March 14, 2019 No Comments

In a perfect world, click-through rates and conversions should be directly proportional. But a quick SEO audit on your website often tells a different story. Although the CTR may be high, the number of conversions doesn’t meet your expectations. This can be a challenge if you are looking to improve your business activities online. A high CTR may help you reach more customers, but unless they turn into paying customers, the CTR is basically useless.

Technology Your Business Can Benefit From This Year

March 12, 2019 No Comments

There’s no escaping the fact that technology is now the primary driver of all business ventures. From marketing to accounts, the latest and greatest examples of IT in the workplace can improve productivity, security, and even boost profits. Knowing which technologies are useful and which are nothing more than a flash in the pan trends is absolutely vital. The problem for many is that tech is covered in the media with sensational headlines and bold claims that often have very little bearing on reality.

The Role of Technical Analysis in FX Trading

March 6, 2019 No Comments

The role of technical analysis in FX trading varies from market to another. The currency market tends to be influenced by technical analysis. Forex trading is all about making currency exchange predictions. To be successful in this market, you need to make the right predictions with very minimal errors. There is no way a trader can make correct predictions without identifying market trends and that is where technical analysis comes in. Price trends in the forex market make use of charts and technical indicators for prediction.

Does My Company Need Any Software?

March 5, 2019 No Comments

More and more firms are hiring IT companies to provide various solutions to business. The truth is that those who want to keep up with time, are obliged to keep up with technologies. No matter whether you are selling bread or own a hotel, your business will be successful with certain IT solutions. Computer programs dramatically ease our life. No matter whether you need to find online PDF to Word converter, you click here and your problem is solved in a minute. Still hesitating whether you need any software to use?