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How Blockchain is Challenging Finance

April 18, 2016 by Melissa Thompson

Of all the new startups during the past decade that are classed as FinTech (Financial Technology) one of the most controversial and potentially powerful is bitcoin. Growth in the use of this cyber currency has been fantastic. Bitcoin transactions per day have grown 150% during 2015. And bitcoins are circulating as never before; with a 10...[read more]

Selling IT disaster recovery to your board of directors

April 18, 2016 by April Sage

 IT Disaster recovery is all about protecting your data, and the cost of data loss can be staggering. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25 percent of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. As a business, you spend an enormous amount of time, planning, and money into making your...[read more]

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Big Data Trends For 2016 - Predictions by Biggies

April 18, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

It has become imperative for companies across all industries, small or large to join the big data movement. Volumes of data (both structured and unstructured) continue to rise in manifolds as we see there is an exponential increase in the number of handheld devices and other systems that are connected to internet. It is true that this...[read more]

4 Key Takeaways from the Customer Experience Summit 2016

April 15, 2016 by Annie Bustos

We had the pleasure of attending the 5th Annual Customer Experience Strategies Summit last week in Toronto (our home town). Over the course of 2 days we listened to some amazing speakers and had some great conversations with innovative customer experience leaders from a variety of industries…and we got to enjoy some amazing food courtesy...[read more]

Approach Big Data Analytics Like A Lego Kit

April 15, 2016 by Bill Franks

A few months back I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine, Brad Elo. We were discussing the importance of operationalizing analytic processes and the need for the use of repeatable and standardized components to enable success. As part of the discussion, Brad brought up a terrific parallel between Legos and analytics...[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]

Top three IoT trends to watch for in 2016

April 14, 2016 by Daniel Casarin

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a very popular topic these days. This idea that everything will eventually be connected and everyone will have access to it, has, during the past decade, matured from utopian futurism to the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Gartner projects 6.4 billion (yes, with a b) connected...[read more]

5 Ideas For Using Big Data To Your Advantage

April 14, 2016 by Kamy Anderson
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You might want to consider how big data can work well for the demands you might hold when it comes to giving your business the upper hand. Here are a few great ideas that you can use right now to give your business a little more control over massive amounts of data like what you would come across in the world of big data and how it is organized in certain forms.[read more]

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How Business Intelligence is Making Real Estate Easier

April 13, 2016 by Sean Mallon

 Real estate markets are prone to change at a moment's notice. Nothing is certain, and prevailing trends ultimately determine the success or failure of sales and deals. In many cases, small local deals are irrevocably impacted by the status of international economies. For real estate brokers and developers, this poses unique...[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]

Forgettable Technology: 4 Qualities of Really Great IT

April 13, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

We talk about you, you know. Once a month we get the entire service team together and we chat about what sorts of issues we’re resolving and how we can help you better. We don’t just strive to get great scores on our IT support surveys (which is a bonus, because our satisfaction rates are pretty incredible). We want to take time to truly...[read more]

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How Big Data Is Changing The Customer Service Industry

April 12, 2016 by Jared Jaureguy

What Is Big Data? (Just a quick refresher)Companies are driven by data, which is the only way that large companies with hundreds of thousands or millions of customers can keep up with the customer they have. A company that has a few hundred customers may be able to remember their customers offhand, but bigger companies that have millions...[read more]

Big Data: Coming to a Little Screen Near You

April 12, 2016 by Faizan Raza

Pop the popcorn and fire up your favorite movie and TV show streaming service. While this might sound like the start of an average evening after work, you're not alone. No, I don't mean we’re being visited from another dimension. I mean the service you're using to stream your favorite show is monitoring what you're doing.What shows are...[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]

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The Future of Economics May Be in the Hands of Machine Learning

April 11, 2016 by Ari Amster

Economists have largely preferred to act within their own field and interpretations. However, the rise of big data challenges, data analytics, and machine learning is beginning to change all that. In the summer of 2015, Susan Athey, a Professor of Economics of Technology at Stanford attracted a crowd of over 250 economists for a one-day...[read more]