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Geospatial Data On-Demand

September 22, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Spatial data and building information modeling (BIM) bring new tools for data visualuzation and analysis to building construction and operations. Information is now able to be shared across design teams, contractors and facility managers in real-time.[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]

5 Advantages of Using Encryption Technology for Data Protection

September 12, 2016 by Ryan Ayers

Data breach and mega attacks are on the rise and at an all time high. With recent advancements developing in encryption technology, hackers are having are harder time breaking into sensitive data. This article overlooks five advantages of encryption technology and how it can protect confidential information.[read more]

4 Business Risks That Might Prevent Big Data ROI

September 9, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Evaluating risk vs. return of a big data initiative can be tricky, especially because the open source market is so active and fluid. Financial risk aside, business risk actually plays the bigger spoiler in properly estimating future cash flows and profitability of a big data project.[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]

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]