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Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

What’s Stopping Cloud Analytics?

September 28, 2016 by Timo Elliott

It turns out that what’s stopping people from moving to cloud analytics isn’t what I expected.I recently moderated a web seminar with a presentation from Dan Vesset of IDC talking about the Future of Cloud Business Analytics. The recording is now available.Dan covered the big changes in BI, and how moving to the cloud can...[read more]

Teradata Takes On Cloud and Developers with Big Data & Analytics

September 23, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Teradata recently held its annual Partners conference, at which gather several thousand customers and partners from around the world. This was the first Partners event since Vic Lund was appointed president and CEO in May. Year on year, Teradata’s revenues are down about 5 percent, which likely prompted some changes at the company....[read more]

The Start-ups Guide to IT: Where to Invest your Money for Business Technology

September 23, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 As a startup, it’s important to make smart investments with your capital in order to maximize the return and have the most possible business impact. Well-funded startups can sometimes spend money in the wrong areas. Here are our best tips on where startups should invest their money when it comes to business technology:An IT...[read more]

What’s New in Finance Transformation? EPM, Cloud, Big Data and More

September 17, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The worlds of Finance and EPM are rapidly changing.  Finance teams are shifting their focus from counting and scorekeeping to adding strategic value to the business,  They are freeing up time to help managers consider the possibilities and make better decisions that can impact future results. To gain a better sense of the...[read more]

Is Shadow IT Still Lurking Inside Your Organization?

September 14, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Many file-sharing applications, such as Dropbox and Google Docs, have adapted to accommodate business needs, but few meet the security, privacy or regulatory demands faced by organizations.[read more]

3 Steps to Improving Agility in Financial Budgeting and Planning

September 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Financial agility is becoming a necessity in the business world, as the world of business continues to evolve and become even more dynamic.Today, there is rarely an aspect to business that isn't constantly fluctuating, evolving, and adapting to trends. Business tends to be one giant set of variables, and consistency is a rarity.It's on...[read more]

6 Things IT Executives Need to Know About Cloud-Based EPM

September 13, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise performance management (EPM) processes – such as budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis – are clearly owned and managed by the CFO and Finance department and can be extended across the enterprise. The systems used to support these processes are typically evaluated, selected, and maintained...[read more]

A Deep Dive in Big Data

September 6, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Geospatial big data can include information from an assortment of sensors and data collection methods. Points and features with their associated attributes can be gathered using handheld or survey-grade GNSS, dedicated field computers or even smartphones. These data sets are small compared to other techniques, but they provide very high levels of precision and detail and can be updated rapidly. Mobile mapping systems combine lidar, imaging, GNSS and other sensors to capture large quantities of 3D information.[read more]

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Understanding Cloud Services And Their Benefits

September 3, 2016 by Sean Mallon

You have probably heard people talking about the Cloud, but unless you use it yourself you may be unsure why it matters. Cloud services are the catch-all term for outsourced online hosting and storage services, operated through third party software that you manage yourself or employ an agent to look after. Instead of maintaining...[read more]

The State of Performance Management for Hybrid Clouds

September 2, 2016 by Sean Shado Shado

IT Administrators have more choices today than ever before on how to run the workloads that are mission-critical for the business — physical, virtual, on-premises, in Clouds, or some combination. That’s why it’s vital to find a performance management toolset to help inform those choices.The Move to VirtualIn virtualized infrastructures,...[read more]

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Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) Is it really about services or winning customer trust?

August 24, 2016 by Alakh Verma

            We have entered the era of outcome economy, or it would be appropriate to say that we are slowly entering the era of consumer trust economy. We can conclude that customers across the industry are shying away from paying for products or services. Consumers are willing to sign on the outcome,...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

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Should You Move Your Business to the Cloud?

August 14, 2016 by Richard Smith

More and more business owners are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The benefits are numerous: reduced It costs, reduced energy consumption, better efficiency in collaboration, scalability, and automatic updates. But maintaining the security of valuable business and client data is still paramount to avoiding data loss or...[read more]

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AWS IoT Button: Introduction

August 13, 2016 by Mihai Corbuleac

Did you heard about the AWS IoT button? Anyone who has basic programming skills can easily test out different IoT applications and create their own through the IoT button. Create the AWS IoT resources, configure your button and count items, call/text someone, start/stop a process, etc.[read more]

Add More Fuel to Your Migration with these Parse Alternatives

August 12, 2016 by Ritesh Patil

Parse is the Facebook’s Mobile Backend as a Service provider that application developers use for web or mobile apps. It allows you to develop the app without worrying about creating your own backend. The reason developers like Parse is because it offers many ready-made features that can easily be customized. Some of these includes:Third-...[read more]