IDG Contributor Network: Networks for a yottabyte world

IDG Contributor Network: Networks for a yottabyte world The rate at which telecom networks are growing and changing is nothing short of fantastic. It’s always risky to embrace a new paradigm, but for network carriers and customers, the risks of waiting could be greater. Network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) represent a […]

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows

IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for IT to get out of the shadows Let’s start by agreeing to dispense with the term “Shadow IT.” Anything with the word “shadow” in it is bound to have a negative connotation and so whether we’re talking consumerization of devices or applications, almost every modern organization today is confronted […]

IDG Contributor Network: Shadow IT: When employees venture to the dark side

IDG Contributor Network: Shadow IT: When employees venture to the dark side The IT landscape today feels like the Wild West as IT managers play “cops and robbers” to chase down and neutralize an ever increasing number of problems. Technologists are mired in an array of high-tech challenges—balancing security with accessibility, integrating legacy and new […]

Why HR needs to look at Apple’s Schoolwork app

Why HR needs to look at Apple’s Schoolwork app Apple introduced its Schoolwork app for teachers and students at its Field Trip event in Chicago in spring 2018. The app promises so much for educators, but it may well prove itself outside the education sector as an on-boarding and training facilitator for human resources teams. […]

8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work

8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work 8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work Image by Peter Sayer/IDG Services like Microsoft’s Skype for Business or Google Hangouts mean you no longer need to turn to a specialist conferencing provider to collaborate with distant colleagues “face to face.” To read this article in full, please click here Source: […]

CES 2018: The top 9 new products for the enterprise

CES 2018: The top 9 new products for the enterprise Alexa on Windows 10 PCs at CES 2018 Image by HP At CES 2018 everyone was talking about – or talking to – Amazon.com’s Alexa digital assistant. It’s omnipresent – around the home and in phones, cars and, increasingly, offices. You’ll probably even find it […]

Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to?

Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to? Whether your concerns are privacy, security, competitive advantage, intellectual property or risk avoidance, your enterprise needs to be sharing—literally—as little data as possible with employees, contractors and third parties. As obvious as that statement is, it’s stunning how much data is unnecessarily shared with […]

Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform As the blockchain continues to mature and find adoption in areas other than cryptocurrency, ERP vendors are working to integrate the distributed ledger technology as a trackable, immutable record for everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and dispute-resolution systems. “This is very real […]

IDG Contributor Network: Real world challenges between us and the Internet of Things

IDG Contributor Network: Real world challenges between us and the Internet of Things Many a blog line has been penned on the rich topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) but not much has been written about the real world challenges between our today and the many promises of the IoT tomorrow. Technology considerations can […]