Date: 30 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Five Reasons to Consider WAN Modernization for Your Organization

WAN modernization through the implementation of SD-WAN technology offers a number of significant benefits to organizations that are spread across a large geographic area and want to reduce cost, improve bandwidth, and support the user experience. 

We recently looked at what WAN modernization does and why it matters for modern enterprise organizations. Let’s take a closer look now at five reasons you should consider an update, especially in the current climate. 

 

Security and Automation of..

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Date: 17 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Great Collaboration Strategy Between Banks and FinTechs

With Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM) taking away customer mindshare from banks and FinTechs, the only viable option is for these former competitors to put aside their differences and form strategic partnerships.

The term coopetition is used in business and technology circles to describe a scenario where two companies that usually compete against one another work together. An example is when Apple (finally) made iTunes for Windows devices. The company realized that the..

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Date: 09 July 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

DevOps Demand, the IT Talent Gap and Your Company's Options

Despite record unemployment and a recession, many economists and analysts believe we’re on the edge of the biggest skills shortage in U.S. history for specific roles, especially in IT.

The tech industry is feeling the skills gap the most, and the search for DevOps is near the top of the list.

What does DevOps mean?

DevOps is a combination of software development and information technology operations practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of software developers and IT..

Date: 30 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Is Active Directory Migration and Optimization Right for You?

In the first six months of 2019 alone, data breaches exposed more than 4.1 billion records, and in 2018, 62% of businesses experienced phishing and social engineering attacks. The majority of all businesses are being targeted by hackers, and their methods are not particularly sophisticated. They’re going for the weakest link in the chain - your people and their password habits.

A range of policies and technologies like multi-factor authentication and single sign-on can help better secure..

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Date: 25 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

The Invaluable Role of DevOps in Retail’s Digital Transformation

The retail industry has seen several casualties over the past couple of years. But merchants that have adopted DevOps practices are becoming more engaged with their customers and are experiencing growth.

One of the biggest buzzwords talked about in retail right now is “digital transformation.” One publication describes this nebulous term as “the profound transformation of business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities..

Date: 17 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Benefits of Active Directory Optimization

The role of the Active Directory (AD) is to centralize user management within the network and manage the authentication and authorization of your users. But just because it exists doesn’t mean it is successfully performing that job. Through AD optimization, you can strengthen your security measures, streamline the user experience, assure business continuity, and perform due diligence in the case of an acquisition. 

Infrastructure Improvements in Your Active Directory

By addressing the..

Date: 11 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

Are You Ignoring This HUGE Security Risk in Your System?

Multiple studies have shown that the majority of data breaches in enterprise organizations are the result of misused or compromised credentials. Firewalls and software solutions only get you so far if your employees and vendors aren’t protecting their access credentials or if old credentials are still active on the system.

And this isn’t a problem from the past. Just this year, Marriott reported a data breach that exposed the personal information of 5.2 million guests. It’s the third such..

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Date: 03 June 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How DevOps is making the financial services industry a tech pacesetter

Until recently, the financial services sector was considered a laggard concerning adopting DevOps as a way to get solutions to market more quickly. Market pressures and better education are changing that for the better.

In our ongoing coverage of the state of DevOps, we're seeing a growing trend among companies across several industries turning to this business strategy as a response to a wide range of business challenges. And they’re experiencing impressive results. For instance, according..

Date: 28 May 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How DevOps Is Helping Healthcare Companies Overcome Big Data Challenges -- Part 2

Previously, we talked about the data explosion happening in healthcare and how the proliferation of software and the traditional software development lifecycle (SDLC) have created a huge burden on development and operations teams. (If you missed part 1, click here to read it). In part 2 of the series, we’ll look at ways healthcare IT teams are resolving these challenges.

Why a DevOps strategy and agile software development methodology are vital

DevOps is a new term and strategy that’s emerged..

Date: 21 May 2020

Author: Nicole Brinson

How DevOps Is Helping Healthcare Companies Overcome Big Data Challenges—Part 1

The healthcare vertical is one of the most data-intensive and data-driven industries there is, and it’s growing at an enormous rate. IT is playing a significant role in this growth, too. Between 2012 and 2018, for instance, the annual healthcare IT growth rate was about 7.4%, reaching $31.3 billion by the end of 2018 and representing a $10 billion spike within a five-year period, according to Healthcare IT News.

Why has the healthcare IT market grown so quickly? One primary contributor is the..