The 5 Hottest BYOD Trends to Watch Out in 2016

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BYOD trends in 2016

Bring Your Own Device movement is booming, with 74 percent of organizations either already using or planning to allow employees to bring their own devices to work.

_ Tech Pro Research’s Survey

From a nascent and undefined entity in 2009 to the fast evolving and maturing business transformation tool of today – BYOD is revolutionizing the way enterprises run their business operations. As the plethora of mobile devices and business application are mounting, BYOD programs are also on the rise. Continue reading

Internet of Everything – Security Concerns In a Connected Era

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securing IoT

Imagine a world where every aspect of your life is connected. What you do is recorded by a growing number of connected devices you touch, interact and encounter every day. And then the collected data is shared over a network. Our world is becoming a central nervous system running on a network of connected devices.

By 2020, the number of internet-connected devices will reach 50 billion. Mathematically, that’s around 8 connected devices per person. And this indeed creates a simple but a dangerous dilemma. While our ability to collect data will grow via connected devices, there is hardly any adequate security system in place to protect and secure this data. Continue reading

5 Key Factors to Consider Before Building Enterprise Mobility Roadmap

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Enterprise Mobility Roadmap

Today, “Mobility” is on the radar of every enterprise. As mobility breaks barriers of traditional concepts of cabins and fixed desks, it is turning out to be the most impactful disruption for business transformation.

Enterprise can enable production, distribution and sales and provide prompt services even when customers are on the move through EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management). The business model emphasizes on collaboration, connection and instant communication. Anyone can access and process any business service form anywhere, anytime on any device. Many C-Level executives are brainstorming with their teams to chart out a clear roadmap for EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management). But here lies the problem:

A staggering 71% of IT leaders see mobility as transformational, yet only 18% of companies have a well-defined mobile strategy.
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Beacon revolutionizing the world of retail shopping

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Beacon revolutionizing the world of retail shopping

What is Beacon?

Beacon is a new technology created to enhance location-based services for mobile devices. It was created with an objective to enable your phone to receive signals from Beacons in the close proximity and react accordingly.

Understanding the Beacon technology

A Beacon is like a business lighthouse that emits signals to nearby smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile users can use this signal as a navigational aid for their shopping experience.

Beacon follows Bluetooth Low-energy specifications which are embedded in most smart devices. It transmits small packet of data to alert the receiver. From business point of view, they can advertise their items to a unique identifier. It’s a proximity-based (how near you are to the Beacon) and not location-based, which is what GPS technology does. (GPS technology is great for finding location but not for proximity.)  Moreover, Beacons are cheaper than Bluetooth technology, since it consumes less battery. Continue reading

Mobile & Cloud – The Top Security Concerns of 2016

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top security concerns of 2016Mobile security challenges:

The mobile has taken center stage in all aspects of life, but its influence is perhaps most noticeable in the corporate sector where the influx of mobile technologies has brought a sea change in the way enterprises operate. The proliferation of mobile has naturally led to concerns regarding security.

Today, 2 out of 3 employees use their mobiles for work-related activities. More and more companies are adopting BYOD’s at their workplace. Mobiles have become a mine of sensitive corporate information and a probable entry point in the IT. In the event of a mobile getting lost or stolen, there is a high chance of sensitive data falling into the wrong hands. For example, according to OCR, there were 253 breaches affecting more than 500 individuals, and running into a combined loss of over 112 million records in healthcare sector. And in Japan, at least 2.07 million sets of personal data were stolen or feared leaked from 140 organizations in 2015, according to a Kyodo News survey. In automobile sector, Mercedes has filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Hoyle (the company’s former employee) for stealing confidential information before leaving to join a rival company. These are perilous security incidents that corporates and companies cannot overlook.
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Boost Data Center Operations with CMS IT Analytics

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Data Center Operations with CMS IT Analytics

Why data center managers are facing so much heat?

Digital disruptions like Social Media, Big Data, and proliferation of devices are making direct impact on data centers. And data center managers are facing the heat to make their centralized repository more agile, responsive and intelligent to meet evolving user expectations.

But, the challenge is conventional data centers were built to perform simple business data functions. The radius of its functions range from storage to connectivity, security to back up and disaster recovery to easy accessibility. Analytics was never a standard feature or a given capability of legacy data center operations. Continue reading

How cloud unlcouds business?

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How cloud unlcouds business
In the current digitalized world, businesses are encountering some big challenges.

  • Business must be in constant touch with their customers
  • Customers are looking for fast and quick solutions
  • Real-time information is the key to give real-time solutions
  • Employees must be empowered to work form anywhere, anytime
  • Scalability is the key to meet rising and unexpected business demands
  • Enterprises don’t have the time, money and expertise to design, develop and deploy all business software and IT platforms

What does it mean for the businesses? They must be able to function faster in lesser time with fewer resources, greater flexibility and high-performance level. Continue reading

Making the Most of Your Enterprise Software?

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Good is no longer good enough!Enterprise Software

Is your enterprise software performing at the optimum level? In the era of changing technologies and digital disruption, businesses are faced with quandaries, and making the most of your enterprise software has become a business imperative.

So, when was the last time you measured the performance level of your enterprise software or questioned its capabilities to meet the dynamics of new business demands?

It was not long ago enterprise software was considered to be good if it helped a company to:

  • Increase process efficiencies
  • Automate mundane and repetitive tasks
  • Reduce workflow errors & redundancies
  • Collaborate cross-functional teams

But today, the story and situation is quite different. Enterprise software’s performance level has to move beyond the normal SLA level. Continue reading

Why do you need a Big Data factory?

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Big data factory

“The world is one Big Data problem.”

_Andrew McAfee, Associate Director at MIT Sloan

The traditional IT infrastructure will not be able to handle the 10X increase in data flow. A recent report suggests that information directly managed by enterprise data centers will grow by 14% every year. Data under security governance will grow by 40%, but there won’t be a corresponding increase in the IT professionals to manage this data surge.

Also, traditional data is largely captured and stored in Enterprise Data Warehouses, but now, new data sets are emerging. There is a large volume of structured and unstructured data that requires real-time analytics processing to distill business insights. You need an agile and flexible infrastructure which can deliver scalable and measurable performance. Continue reading

Digital India – The Next Big Thing for Native Businesses

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Digital India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India is an ambitious plan to transform India into digitally-empowered society and knowledge economy. The program is centered on three key vision areas:

  1. Digital infrastructure as a core utility to every citizen
  2. Governance and services on demand
  3. Digital empowerment of citizens

And the three big goals of Digital India Campaign are:

  1. Connect 2,50,000 villages with broadband optical network
  2. Investment of Rs. 4.5 lakh crore
  3. Creating 1.8 million jobs

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