Cloudflare White Paper: The End-to-End Performance Imperative

Delivering fast, responsive, and available Internet-facing applications has become more critical and challenging. Learn a compelling strategy to tackle the most common problems facing leading “always-on” businesses.

Cloudflare White Paper: The End-to-End Performance Imperative
Cloudflare White Paper: The End-to-End Performance Imperative

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Seven Cybersecurity Myths Busted and Tips

Myth: Viruses and other malicious software (malware) only affect computers and laptops.
Reality: Mobile malware, which affects smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, increased significantly.
Example: Mobile malware families increased by 58% last year. Topping the list of activities was information stealing (phone numbers and email addresses), which occurred nearly a third of the time, followed by using the phone’s GPS to track the user, which happened nearly a fifth of the time.

Seven Cybersecurity Myths Busted
Seven Cybersecurity Myths Busted

Myth: I can’t get a virus or be attacked on social networking sites.
Reality: Many well-known social networks, including many of the newest ones, are prime targets for scammers, with 56% of social media attacks involving fake gift cards and survey scams.
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Amdocs SD-WAN Case Study: Leading Media & Communications Service Provider Achieves Rapid Time to Market for SD-WAN Services

Working with Amdocs, this leading North American media and communications service provider successfully brought commercial SD-WAN services into production in under seven months, enabling both greater scale and increased cost efficiencies. They are now able to offer multi-site mid-market and enterprise customers a powerful and scalable, yet cost-effective alternative to MPLS.
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Digital Marketing Channel Trends in 2019: Top Channels that Delivers Highest ROI

With 2019 fresh and new, it can be said that most businesses and digital marketers are starting to finalize their strategy for this year, while some might still determining the budget they’ll be willing to invest across channels they are already or planning to leverage in the next 12 months.

Before you decide which digital marketing channels you should focus on 2019, it is first essential that you understand how each one has performed for the past recent years.

Just as you wanted to utilize the channels that will get you the most out of your time, you also want to ensure that you’ll only be investing in channels that will deliver the best ROI for your money as possible.

As it is often said, selecting the right combination of channels is crucial to improving the overall success of your digital marketing campaign. If you haven’t done that critical step yet, let us help you as we detail in this infographic the top digital marketing channels that deliver the highest ROI.
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Overcoming & Succeeding with Challenges of New Managers: Adjusting to Your New Role

In this lesson, the focus is on Adjusting to Your New Role. We’ll cover the complexity and challenges inherent in moving from individual contributor to manager and you’ll learn ideas to help you adjust and adapt successfully to your new role as a manager.

Overcoming & Succeeding with Challenges of New Managers: Adjusting to Your New Role
Overcoming & Succeeding with Challenges of New Managers: Adjusting to Your New Role

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11 Important Sales Enablement KPIs for Marketing Leaders to Prove The Contribution to Revenue

Prove the value of your marketing activities and contribution to revenue across the sales and marketing funnel. Imagine being able to walk into a meeting and say, “this is what our content has done to accelerate deals, the amount of revenue it has affected, and the ROI of our overall content strategy.”

11 Important Sales Enablement KPIs for Marketing Leaders to Prove The Contribution to Revenue
11 Important Sales Enablement KPIs for Marketing Leaders to Prove The Contribution to Revenue

Every marketer dreams about proving ROI and the Information Age has finally made it possible for marketing teams to get concrete numbers on the success of various campaigns, but proving the value of your marketing activities, especially content production, can be challenging if you’re not tracking the correct KPIs.

With all the data out there, how do marketers know which KPIs provide the best insight into the health and success of their marketing activities?

11 Important Sales Enablement KPIs for Marketing Leaders to Prove The Contribution to Revenue
11 Important Sales Enablement KPIs for Marketing Leaders to Prove The Contribution to Revenue

Read on this article to learn the top sales enablement KPIs for improving internal marketing efficiency, having better visibility into content usage and proving content value:

  • The top KPIs for improving internal marketing efficiency
  • The content engagement analytics that prove value
  • How to have better visibility into what content sales uses most often

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The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning

Software, Data and Algorithms: The currency of Digital Transformation, by 2020:

  • 10% of enterprise applications spending will be for new task-level applications that incorporate software, data and algorithms.
  • 66% of enterprises will implement advanced classification solution to automate access, retention and disposition of unstructured content, making it more useful for analytics.
  • Organizations able to analyze all relevant data and deliver actionable information will achieve a extra $430 billion in productivity benefits over their less-analytically-oriented peers.
The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning
The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning

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How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success

Change is the one constant in the IT world, and the way companies purchase and consume technology continues to transform and evolve. These changes are forcing both MSP IT vendors and partners to evolve their business models to provide full range of technical services to configure, integrate, operate and secure the range of new hybrid platforms and systems, develop specialized skills and expertise that leverages advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to put both traditional and cloud-based technologies to work in the real world.

How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success
How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success

This article provides an overview of ESG’s security research in this area and outlines the benefits partners can enjoy when they integrate machine learning and AI-based technologies into their offering.
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5G Monetization: Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers

It’s easy to consider 5G as a progression of internet speeds and bandwidths from 4G that will make the instant gratification that we expect from our online experience even more instantaneous.

5G Monetization - Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers
5G Monetization – Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers

But 5G is about more than just enabling unprecedented speed. Its architecture will profoundly transform the way people experience their homes and cities, how they drive, how they receive healthcare, and the kind of augmented and virtual content that will forever expand the boundaries of their reality.
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Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019

Today’s data centers come with a new set of challenges. A recent article by Steve Gillaspy of Intel discusses many of the challenges and outlined the top 10 concerns faced by those responsible for designing, operating, and sustaining the IT and physical support infrastructure found in today’s data centers. Read on this article as we explore four of the five macro trends discussed by Gillaspy, how they influence the decision-making processes of data center managers and the role that power infrastructure plays in mitigating the effects of the following trends:

  • Hyper Growth and Hyperscale
  • Hyper Density
  • New Workloads
  • New Hardware
Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019
Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019

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Types of Quantum Computing: Applications, Generality and Computational Power

Quantum Annealer

The quantum annealer is least powerful and most restrictive form of quantum computers, it is the easiest to build, yet can only perform one specific function. The consensus of the scientific community is that a quantum annealer has no known advantages over conventional computing.

Types of Quantum Computing
Types of Quantum Computing

Application: Optimization Problems
Generality: Restrictive
Computational Power: Same as traditional computers
Difficulty Level: A very specialized form of quantum computing with unproven advantages over other specialized forms of conventional computing.
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Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP): Originally convened to establish agreed upon standards for 3G wireless technology, the 3GPP is a collaboration group of telecommunication standard setting associations. The 3GPP is one of the groups currently working on new standards for 5G wireless technology.

Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know
Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know

Beamforming: Traditionally, wireless signals are broadcasted in all directions, but beamforming, signals are aimed at specific locations or devices using arrayed antenna. This technology will save energy and decrease interference.

Cloud Radio Access Network (cRAN): Part of the envisioned virtualized network concept, the proposed cRAN architecture world move processing from the radio or device level to the cloud. The idea is that pooling resources in the cloud will create more efficient and less costly mobile networks.
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