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The 4 Advantages of Choosing a Cloud BI Provider

February 3, 2016 by Annie Bustos

Along with the rise of Big Data and the desire for companies to better understand their customer base comes the pressing need for business intelligence (BI) solutions. In the past few years these were traditionally on-premises solutions but they are now shifting to the cloud making them more affordable and more scalable. In fact, the cloud based BI market is projected to grow to $2.94B by 2018.[read more]

Interop Las Vegas 2016 will Highlight Emerging Cloud Innovations

February 1, 2016 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud Connect at Interop Las Vegas 2016 will dive deep into the disruptive technologies that will impact businesses in the coming years. Interop is celebrating its 30th anniversary as being the top independent Networking and IT conference. Interop 2016 will be held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort on May 2nd through the 6th. The 2016 event will heavily focus on cloud, with several workshops, breakaway segments and conferences that are designed to give your organization both motivation and inspiration.[read more]


Why You Should Be Securing Big Data In The Cloud

January 30, 2016 by Ryan Kidman

Combining big data and the cloud is the perfect solution for a company's computing needs. A company's data often requires a computing environment which can quickly and effectively grow and flex, automatically accommodating large amounts of data. The cloud computing environment does just that. There is one question which continually arises when discussing cloud computing.[read more]


Is Your POS Plugged To The Cloud?

January 29, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

While big retailers with annual turnover in the billions stand to gain from this technology, the need of the hour for small retailers is to adopt technological tools that will help them scale. There are two ways of doing this.[read more]

4 Ways to Increase the Security of Wearable Devices

January 21, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

iStock_000077380897_Small As the Apple Watch and other Smart Watches gain momentum, we’ve seen increasing adoption in the business world. These wearable devices have done a lot for the productivity of employees. But a concern that must be raised is what security gaps exist in these devices? Hackers are always looking for ways to infiltrate company networks and data, and wearables are just one more opportunity for them to find a hole or weakness. Without a doubt, because of their access into e-mail, there are certain precautions that must be taken to ensure that company information cannot be compromised. Here are a few ways to increase the security of wearable devices.[read more]

In-House vs. Outsourced Call Centers: What to Choose

January 21, 2016 by Deepanshu Gahlaut

The Internet has also provided the option to outsource the call center services. This frees the company from managing an in-house call center staff and focus on other parts of the organization. Outsourced call center service providers are becoming really popular these days. Still it's not a decision that can be taken lightly. While these outsourced centers are more affordable, they often end up being negligent in quality control so many companies are staunch believers in having on-site call center staff even if it becomes cost ineffective, not willing to risk their brand’s reputation.[read more]

The State of Complex Data in January 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 15, 2016 by Eran Levy

This infographic is based on independent research and surveys conducted by Ventana Research and the Aberdeen Group, and supports the notion that we have mentioned here more than once – i.e., that data complexity is on the rise. This is due to the size and number of data sources growing exponentially with each passing year due to technological advancements in data collection, storage and querying technologies, along with increased adoption of business analytics tools.[read more]

What’s in Store for Big Data Analytics in 2016

January 14, 2016 by Steve Sarsfield

It’s the time of year again for predictions on all sorts of topics. Worthy, solid predictions are often based on the past and present trends and then projecting those trends into the coming year. Since I spend a lot of time studying trends of big data and analytics, I’m going to offer my predictions for the upcoming year.[read more]

IT Trends 2016: What to Wait for This Year [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 13, 2016 by Alexandra Riabtsun

2016 promises to be fruitful for the IT world. Let's see what companies promise their IT departments this year.[read more]

NoSQL Databases: 4 Game-Changing Use Cases

January 13, 2016 by Jim Scott

Sure, you’ve heard about NoSQL, but is it just another technology fad that’s all hype? What can you actually do with a NoSQL database? With the performance and scalability that NoSQL offers, especially MapR-DB, the only limit is your imagination.[read more]

Flash Vulnerabilities & Exploits: An Information Security Primer

January 12, 2016 by Thu Pham

Adobe Flash Player is used to create and play animations, video games, advertisements and mobile apps - it’s considered a software necessity by many users and is used daily. But to criminal and malicious hackers, it’s also easy to exploit, due to many known vulnerabilities in old Flash versions.[read more]

3 Perks of an Office 365 Migration that You Didn’t Know About

January 12, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

When executed by a reputable, experienced organization, an Office 365 migration can be completely seamless.[read more]


How IoT Applications Can Help Businesses Grow Internally

January 7, 2016 by Xander Schofield

Many companies are still in the early stage of IOT adoption. However, by looking at already working IOT strategies, business managers might reconsider adopting the application to grow their business internally.[read more]


72% of People Aren’t Familiar with Hosted VoIP

January 4, 2016 by Josh Rose

VoIP is the concept of using the internet and cloud based servers to place calls instead of using traditional pbx boxes and phone cables. A universally understood example being Skype which allows you to video or audio call anyone around the world over the internet for free.[read more]

Public vs. Private Cloud: How to Integrate Your Data Across Both

December 30, 2015 by Pete Johnson

Private clouds are a natural extension of the virtualization revolution of the late 1990s and early 2000s, and they give organizations the ability to quickly create virtual machine environments— whether they are running vSphere, OpenStack, CloudStack or some other technology. Ultimately, though, that private cloud is based on capital expense of bare metal hardware in a data center you are responsible for.[read more]