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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]

The Worst Case Scenario: Manufacturing Company Data Loss

August 23, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

We don’t often like to think about the worst case scenario when it comes to our businesses, but the fact of the matter is that at any moment something terrible could happen with your business technology, resulting in data loss. You have to be prepared for every scenario and have a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place. But what...[read more]

Four Really Real Meanings of Real-Time

August 22, 2016 by Paige Roberts

Our director of engineering told me that she had a customer ask if we could do real-time data processing with Syncsort DMX-h. Knowing that real-time means different things to different people, the engineer asked what exactly the customer meant by real-time. He said, “We want to be able to move our data out of the database and into...[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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Rethinking Big Data’s Usability

August 16, 2016 by Josh Knauer

Big Data is supposed to make its mark on the world. But how can its impact be achieved if Big Data remains inaccesible for most business professionals? It's time to rethink the way professionals engage data.[read more]

Big Data Projects – When You're Not Getting the ROI You Expect

August 8, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Some failing big data projects get millions more pumped into them with the hope that they’ll break even. At some point good money needs to stop chasing bad projects, but it takes leadership to make the right decision.[read more]

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Are Smart Data Lakes the Answer to Data Warehouses?

August 2, 2016 by Sean Martin

A phenomenal shift has occurred over the past few years in the enterprise data world. The ubiquitous data warehouses – the foundation for business intelligence and data discovery for several decades – are now becoming obsolete due to the emergence of data lakes. While both data warehouses and data lakes have their pros and cons, a new era of ‘smart’ data lakes based on semantic technology is emerging that can reduce the disadvantages of either, creating a clear path for the industry.[read more]

Lessons to Learn from the Top 3 SMB IT Failures

August 1, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Downtime and inefficiency are some of the biggest issues that businesses experience on an everyday basis with their technology. While interruptions can and will happen, there’s no reason that your business should be crippled by downtime or inefficiency. Proactive measures go a long way when we’re talking about technology failure....[read more]

Citizen Development 101: Understanding the Basics

July 15, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. They can’t possibly complete every project when the business wants it done. Meanwhile, the business users get tired of waiting, and start bypassing the IT department altogether. Today, we explore the concept of “citizen development”, and explain how it helps address this problem.[read more]

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4 Best Practices for Backing Up and Recovering Data

July 15, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Protecting and accessing company data is an issue every modern business, large or small, needs to prioritize. According to 24/7 Wall Street, there have been 16% more data breaches in 2016 than during the same period in 2015, and this upward trend is not new. With data breaches on the rise each year, preserving irreplaceable data should...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

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Lessons To Learn From How Google Stores Its Data

July 7, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

Storing and managing such a humongous volume of data is no easy task and how Google handles this data is a lesson for anybody who deals with cloud and big data.[read more]

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Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.

June 29, 2016 by Maria Grineva

Keeping Sales & Marketing Data in Order: What startups must learn from the enterprise.Nowadays it’s hard to find a startup CEO or CTO who’s not thinking about how their company can maximize the value of its data. Yet, most of the startups I speak with are shocked to learn how much money they’re leaving on the table as a result of...[read more]

5 steps to protect your business data in a mobile world

June 23, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

While mobility offers many advantages to the modern business, it brings new security challenges. How can your business protect your sensitive data in a mobile world? How can you maintain security, when you can’t control every device in your organization? In this article, we explore 5 steps you must take to protect your business data in a mobile world.[read more]

Enabling a Data Value Chain

June 21, 2016 by Ron Bisio

The Data Value Chain has the power to disrupt industries with new ways of thinking and doing, but it also has the ability to unify disparate business practices by putting data – knowledge – into the hands of decision makers across each workgroup or department, informing daily workflow from the simple deployment of resources, to the strategic placement of those resources, to the ultimate value those resources provide in return.[read more]