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Why High-Speed Networks Are Bringing Packet and Flow-based Analytics Together By Jay Botelho, Director of Engineering at Savvius, Inc., a LiveAction Company According to Cisco, broadband speeds will nearly double by 2021, and more powerful networks mean a host of benefits for businesses. However, extracting insight from the flood of information traveling through these high-speed networks is a constant challenge for the IT and networking teams responsible for managing network performance and reliability. As businesses move applications to the cloud, virtualize parts of their network and pursue other digital transformation projects, IT and network engineers need actionable, real-time visibility into network and application performance issues to ensure strong performance across the board. ...Read More »
The application of technology in customer relation management. Technology plays an essential role in the business world today. Better yet, it facilitates a better and faster communication between a company and its customer. CRM and technology when partnered and adequately utilized would result in a very productive and a successful business. Here are some of the roles of technology in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). ...Read More »
Four Ways to Improve IT Security on a Limited Budget By Robert LaMagna-Reiter, Senior Director of Information Security As overall IT budgets grow tighter, it becomes more challenging to improve IT security. In a recent IBM security study polling more than 2,800 IT and security professionals, 69 percent reported that funding for cyber resiliency is insufficient. But even as IT security threats continue to evolve, it's the more fundamental IT security improvements that can provide the most foundational protections for data security. Based on that understanding, here are four ways to improve IT security on a limited budget. ...Read More »
What Makes Google Maps So Popular? A Case Study By Riley Panko If you own a smartphone and are looking for directions, more likely than not the first app you'll open is Google Maps. Google Maps is the preferred navigation app by a large number of U.S. smartphone owners. This was reported in a 2016 survey, in which 69% of iPhone and Android users marked Google Maps as their favorite map app. Why does Google Maps succeed so far beyond competitors such as Apple Maps? Its popularity can largely be attributed to its attention to detail, made possible by Google's massive data collection endeavors. ...Read More »
Tips for Managing a Tech Team Running any sort of team can be difficult as everyone is different, and people like to work in strange and unusual ways. Running a tech team is not much different and if you have to take on this task you might want to get some advice. When you run a tech team, you need to make sure that you have the right people involved and that you can trust that they have the right skills to complete the project. In this article, we are going to give you some advice on how you can manage your tech team effectively. ...Read More »
Content Insider #575 - She Belongs By Miles Weston If company big wigs can't insist on equality because it's the thing to do maybe shareholders should be selfish. The World Bank just reported equal pay, equal hours and equal participation in the workforce could improve the global economy by $23,620 a person ($160 T). And we'd have added benefits like lower malnutrition and child mortality rates. While we're at it, knock off the excuses for not having more female executives and board members. Treating everyone equal - personally and professionally - might help get things done more quickly...and better. It's worth a shot! ...Read More »
ICOs - Modern Business Funding Techniques Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency that is currently taking the world by storm. Many of you will have head of Bitcoin. It is one of the most popular digital currencies in the world. Within the cryptocurrency world, a new type of funding has developed that has great potential and could change the way startup businesses gain funds in the future - ICOs. This article and infographic look at what an ICO is, how it works, and how businesses profit from this new type of funding. ...Read More »
Facebook - Have they suddenly seen the Crypto-Light? By Arran Stewart, Job.com I'm frustrated to report that Facebook would have been looking into the possible benefits of blockchain, crypto and ICO's for some time, however for several reasons they decided to announce that they would remove ads relating to crypto earlier this year. I was personally quoted saying that this was not a bad thing, purely because anyone being enticed into buying into crypto through a Facebook or Google ad was certainly not a sophisticated investor and for something that is still so embryonic, that is dangerous. However, it's clear now that Facebook didn't do this for the wholesome intentions I was quoted for, instead, it seems to be yet another self-centered play. Low and behold, they announce that they're removing the ad ban and which has left them wide open for speculation as to why the sudden change of heart. ...Read More »
3 Reasons Why You Need to Embrace AR in Your Workflow The year 2017 marked a new development in my work as the mobile team manager at Vectorworks, Inc. - one that perfectly aligned with a new trend in the AEC industries. Apple just introduced its ARKit to complement the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X models. This platform allowed developers to create Augmented Reality (AR) applications that integrated live images from a device's camera with dynamic 3D models developed by the user. ...Read More »
Facebook Is At It Again Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Mark Zuckerberg's "apology tour," it seemed like the social media company might have learned its lesson. But like water from a leaky faucet, the news cycle keeps dripping out new information, revealing a variety of holes and fissures in Facebook's story. According to a New York Times article published earlier this month, the social media company has been quietly sharing users' private data with mobile device manufacturers - such as Apple, Blackberry, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and dozens more. In making these deals, Facebook may have violated a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, which requires the company to disclose its privacy-related behavior. ...Read More »

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