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Public Cloud Computing: The End Goal

Public cloud computing seems to be the end goal for various firms, according to a new survey by RightScale featured in CloudTimes; hybrid and multiclouds are also on the upswing. No matter which cloud route a firm chooses, the findings ...

Wearable Devices and WYOD: How to Succeed

Wearable devices are going beyond the early adopter phase, according to a recent report by IDC featured on eWeek. The latest research shows that the market is moving at a fast pace and changing the way tech is hitting the ...

Gamification Coming to ERP

The concept of turning ordinary tasks into games in order to make them more appealing is hardly new, even within the tech industry; but there have always been some systems that seemed so far removed from being a game that ...

Big Data Virtualization Trends

Big data virtualization is changing the way corporate data is stored, analyzed and processed. In the end, midsize companies can utilize data that can be applied to their market to help them make smarter business decisions.Business ViewData virtualization is data ...

In the Programming Language Landscape, One Venerable Player Slips While Another Hangs On

As Paul Krill reports at InfoWorld, the latest monthly Tiobe survey of language popularity is out, providing a snapshot of the ever-evolving programming language landscape. This month's picture shows one venerable language slipping to a new low in popularity while ...

Small and Midsize Businesses Hit Hard by Cyber Attacks

Cyber security experts have long warned small and midsize businesses (SMB) that they are not immune to cyber attacks. Criminals are in search of financial gain and any information they can gather to achieve that end; and they certainly do ...

Object-Based Storage: The File System Killer?

By this time next year, midsize companies will be dealing with 60 to 70 percent more data, a trend likely to continue through the foreseeable future. The result? IT professionals are tasked with finding better storage and analytics solutions, often ...

The Serious Business of Mobile Business Apps

Embarking on a mobile business strategy requires more than releasing a quick and dirty app branded with the business name. Mobile business apps are not a shortcut to becoming a mobile business, according to Joe McKendrick at ZDNet. Developing business ...

Cloud Storage Providers Offer Apps for Competitive Edge

The cloud storage market, including the fast-growing personal storage segment, is fiercely competitive. Cloud storage costs are being driven down, which is good news for all cloud users, especially IT professionals at midsize firms. At the same time, cloud storage ...

Business Technology Spending on the Rise

Business technology spending is set to increase significantly within the next few years, according to IDC. Its latest report suggests that technology purchasing is shifting from the CIO due to the emergence of cloud computing, social, mobile and big data ...

The Demand for Location Analytics

The demand for location analytics is increasing, according to a new survey from Ventana Research reported by Information Management. Location-related technology resulted in better business outcomes and created useful data for all types of business users.Confident DeploymentsVentana Research recently conducted ...

In Public Cloud Computing Warfare, Is ITaaS the Key to Peace?

The gloves are off in a fight for public cloud computing dominance. In the last two weeks, several cloud leaders have announced changes to their pricing structure in a bid to woo enterprise and midsize IT professionals who still have ...

Mobile Device Users Out of Control in the Workplace

It is easy to talk about the increasing use of mobile devices in the workplace. But how does the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend really translate into hard numbers? According to a recent survey featured on GeekWire, Americans now spend almost three ...

Bring-Your-Own-Device Growth, Policies and Concerns

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is on the upswing in the health care field. The health industry is particularly critical because it involves the transfer, storage and usage of the most sensitive patient, client and corporate data. A new survey, featured ...

The Internet of Things Will Revolutionize CRM

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is expected to continue its steady growth over the next year, but the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) could spur some serious innovation and investment within the area in a very short time. As the ...

Cloud Computing: The Center of Midsize Business

The cloud is becoming the center point of IT for midsize firms. A new report, featured on Channel Partners Online, delves into the details concerning why growing firms are more accepting of the technology. When it comes to keeping a ...

BYOD and the Consumerization of IT: What's Next?

Employees and prospective employees are already tethered to the Internet before they arrive at a company's front door. They bring with them their devices, a variety of applications on those devices and their own unique cyber habits — some good, ...

The Call Center and Social Engagement

When it comes to both sales and support, the call center has been the first point of customer contact for many businesses; but as customers move to embrace social media, online channels and communities are becoming a preferred avenue of ...

Data Protection: Good Enough Is Not Enough

The best answer to data protection is an approach that includes advanced strategies beyond anti-virus software, according to an article in ITBusinessEdge.Bye-Bye Basic SecurityAnti-virus software fails to detect 54 percent of new malware collected by honeypots, according to a new ...

Advanced Analytics Market on the Rise

The advanced analytics market is set to rise a considerable amount, according to new findings featured on Virtual-Strategy Magazine. Businesses are taking a closer look at the technology since it has proved to help early adopters increase efficiency. Midsize firms ...

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