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3 Ways Having the Wrong Internet Service is Costing You Money

May 19, 2016 by Kyle Cebull
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Internet service can be frustrating, can’t it? Outages galore, poor customer service and constantly having to power cycle your router are just a few of the major frustrations that come along with small business internet. It doesn’t end there, though. Many small businesses also deal with slowness, bandwidth issues and billing frustrations...[read more]

Three Technology Services You’re Definitely Overpaying For

May 17, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

To the small business, budgets are important. They need to be set and stuck to in order to confidently predict cash flow and succeed in the long term. But once you sign contracts with vendors, prices seem to escalate. Machines break. Your server is getting older. It seems as though there is a never-ending need to invest in new...[read more]

Can We Trust Salesforce for Business in the Cloud?

May 16, 2016 by Mark Smith

I have been meaning to write about Salesforce since its Dreamforce 2015 conference. Salesforce provides a platform, tools and applications for business and IT who claims to be the ‘no software’ company which as you will read is exactly what happened on May 10th. Heck, Salesforce is making a lot of advances on its platform, its...[read more]

4 Things to do to Reduce your Risk of Server Failure

May 11, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

I can’t stress enough the importance of treating your technology and equipment properly. While we recommend that our clients always have equipment that’s within warranty, when you aren’t taking proper care of it or are neglecting it in certain ways, it can absolutely fail sooner. Your server is your lifeline. It’s where you store all...[read more]

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8 File Types, Databases and Platforms You May Not Know Can Be Rescued

May 11, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Compromised files and data is something we don’t tend to worry about much these days. Backup to the cloud and other forms of remote digital information storage have us accustomed to the data always being there, somewhere.Sometimes, however, this isn’t the case. Plenty of critical, crucial data for individuals and businesses wind up...[read more]

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NPV Considerations for Open Source Big Data Technologies

May 2, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Net Present Value (NPV) offers a compelling look at whether the present value of cash inflows expected from your proposed open source big data project exceed what’s potentially going out in terms of cash.[read more]

5 Tips to Speed Up Your BPM

April 14, 2016 by Sarah Caulfield
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Business Process Management (BPM) is sometimes a difficult thing to define, let alone make more efficient. The emergence of software and computers into all kinds of business and industry have certainly made things easier, but they’ve also made them considerably more complicated.BPM.com defines it as “a discipline involving any...[read more]

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Five Steps to Successfully Manage Multiple Data Platforms

April 13, 2016 by Kevin Petrie

We data folks live in exciting times.As we saw at the Strata + Hadoop show in San Jose, open source developers continue to deliver new ways to analyze high volumes of fast-moving data.One of the hottest, Apache Kafka, can feed data from thousands of applications to emerging platforms like HBase and Cassandra. Enterprises can use Kafka...[read more]

Blockchain disrupting many industries

April 12, 2016 by Sandeep Raut

Until recently, Blockchain was a term only known to geeks and specialists. But in the last six months it has become a buzzword.In very simple terms Blockchain is the act of recording events in a database. The database itself is referred to as the Blockchain. Once data is added to the Blockchain, it cannot be removed from the database or...[read more]

Disaster Recovery Solutions in Cloud Infrastructure

April 5, 2016 by Kelvin Smith

What strikes your mind first when you hear about disaster recovery? One can say recovery or continuation of systems and proper functioning of systems after occurrence of any disaster. If we talk about disaster recovery in the world of cloud computing, the term Disaster Recovery is quite new. But are you aware of top cloud disaster recovery concerns?[read more]

The Evolution of today’s enterprise applications

March 25, 2016 by David Strom

Enterprises are changing the way they deliver their services, build their enterprise IT architectures and select and deploy their computing systems. These changes are needed, not just to stay current with technology, but also to enable businesses to innovate and grow and surpass their competitors.In the old days, corporate IT departments...[read more]

Is this data alive through deep learning and intelligence?

March 21, 2016 by Bruce Robbins

I read a description of deep learning as, 'a powerful set of techniques for learning in neural networks', it also described neural networks as 'a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data'. Both are tools that can be applied to data to do all kinds of useful things such...[read more]

Interactive Intelligence Doubles Down on Cloud Computing

March 16, 2016 by Richard Snow

Six months ago I wrote that Interactive Intelligence bases its product strategy on continued support of its three core products: CIC, CaaS and PureCloud. During a recent briefing CMO Jeff Platón made it clear that although the company continues to support all three, its main focus will be PureCloud Engage that is also certified...[read more]

Apache Drill vs. Apache Spark: What’s The Right Tool for the Job?

March 1, 2016 by Jim Scott

If you’re looking to implement a big data project, you’re probably deciding whether to go with Apache Spark SQL or Apache Drill. This article can help you decide which query tool you should use for the kinds of projects you’re working on.[read more]

Preparing Yourself to Move to Apache Spark

February 29, 2016 by Jim Scott

While MapReduce has been the mainstay of Hadoop processing, Apache Spark is now taking the throne as the way to handle distributed computation. The reasons are obvious: Spark is very fast due to its use of Resilient Distributed Datasets, or RDDs, and it has a clean programming model.[read more]