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A Fresh Look at IT Infrastructure for Government

Posted by Jason Harris on Apr 27, 2016 1:27:27 PM

We are all aware that the government is not only in need of an IT infrastructure overhaul in many of its departments, but also that they are now actively seeking it. This will give civilian experts nationwide the chance to consider scaling up their solutions for the fed. IT infrastructure for government is a hot topic in the tech world and a feasible collaboration for companies who can accommodate a range of solutions for the all-encompassing infrastructure paradigm. Cloud computing is an aspect of IT infrastructure for the government that is of particular interest as it would alleviate many of their challenges with one integrated solution. It requires a partnership with some form of IT entity or cloud provider, which can have other benefits as well.

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Topics: ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Cloud, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, GIS, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, IT, Legacy Systems, mapping, networks

Collaboration Technology is the Way to Make Nice with IT

Posted by Jason Harris on Apr 20, 2016 3:29:37 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-503489106.jpgThe benefits of outsourcing IT services to real experts in the field are endless and include cost savings in many shapes and sizes. When you have the need for remote computing solutions for both clients and employees, the right IT consultant can help you get the systems in place that you need for optimal workflows so you can work completely uninterrupted from anywhere you have a wifi connection. Collaboration technology is a software as a service (SASS) solution that will allow team members to work free of any burden from anywhere in the world. In a market where companies are increasingly becoming at least national entities, if not global networks, collaboration technology is something we all need to be more aware of.

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Topics: Collaboration, GIS experts, it consultant, mobile, team work, technology

How Quickly Can You Access Data for Asset Management?

Posted by Jason Harris on Mar 1, 2016 6:50:46 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-523293693.jpgThe asset intensive industries are far reaching, literally and figuratively. Covering everything from oil and gas to timber and railroads, there are many moving parts to a company whose business relies on their many assets spread across large geographic regions. Easy asset management is crucial to making these industries run, with a need for clear and quick communication from the corporate office to the workers in the field.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, assets, management, MRO

How to Maximize the benefits of ArcGIS License Ownership

Posted by Jason Harris on Feb 26, 2016 5:20:01 AM


Finding the right ArcGIS license can be one of the most challenging aspects of getting your ArcGIS for Desktop up and running, not to mention being among the most costly steps in the process. The benefits of this tool far outweigh the cost of ArcGIS licensing, making it a worthwhile investment that will continue to deliver returns for years to come. Whether you’re an individual seeking GIS training at home, or an enterprise looking for an affordable ArcGIS license solution, you won’t fall short of finding just the thing to suit your needs.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Desktop, Esri, license

3 Ways to Ensure Your ArcGIS Data is Properly Protected

Posted by Jason Harris on Feb 11, 2016 10:37:24 AM

GIS maps are invaluable tools across many industries in a world whose transactions are increasingly digital. Collecting and storing sensitive data in the cloud is undeniably more efficient. For a large enough organization it requires expertise not only for deployment but also for the ongoing security needed to keep your ever-changing and growing ArcGIS data safe. Data security is often a role all its own and quickly outgrows many IT positions as it becomes a task too large to keep in-house.

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Topics: cyber security, data security, redundancy, Uncategorized

Enjoy 3 Amazing Benefits of Virtualized ArcGIS Desktop​

Posted by Jason Harris on Feb 5, 2016 7:47:59 AM


Are you wondering how to simplify your GIS services and packages? Chances are you have become frustrated with all the administration tasks of keeping your GIS operations up and running, and accessible to everyone who needs them. A full-service Cloud-GIS Enterprise offers users hosting of all your data so you no longer have to worry about what is happening behind the curtain to keep the gears spinning. When you virtualize ArcGIS Desktop, you can focus on delivering stellar solutions and leave the boring stuff to the hosting pros while you enjoy the benefits of having secure access to your real-time data everywhere you go.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, cloud hosting, GIS, mobile, virtual desktop

What You Need to Know About ArcGIS Server Hosting

Posted by Jason Harris on Dec 22, 2015 7:31:05 AM

Are you considering moving your ArcGIS server hosting to the cloud?  The cost savings alone convince most, but the big question comes when you decide where your applications, infrastructure and data should live. While private hosting is always an option, it can be a costly operation to maintain if isn’t central to your business. There are endless public ArcGIS server hosting providers in the cloud, including the big boys like Amazon EC2, Azure, and Google, as well as many smaller outfits providing similar services.  So how do you choose which one is best for you? Unfortunately, there is no a one-size-fits-all solution. When choosing a provider for your ArcGIS related infrastructure, there are some key points to consider.  

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Topics: ArcGIS for server, hosting, server hosting, Uncategorized

Debugging ArcGIS Server Performance Issues - Part 2

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 27, 2015 1:08:28 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcGIS Server REST, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Cloud, GeoDatabase, GIS, Performance, ROK Technologies, Uncategorized

Virtualizing ArcGIS - Now and the Road Ahead

Posted by Jason Harris on Apr 8, 2015 9:36:45 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-478450750.jpgOne integral part of ROK’s enterprise solution is delivering virtualized ArcGIS Desktops to clients all over the country.  Many people have already discovered the benefits of virtualizing applications - especially those in ArcGIS platform.

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Pro, Esri, Infrastructure as a Service, ROK Technologies

Fix the Missing ArcSDE Layer

Posted by Jason Harris on Mar 19, 2015 2:09:47 PM

You ever do something stupid, like delete a spatially enabled view or table or layer in SQL Management Studio?  Sure you have.  We all have at some point I'm sure.

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Topics: ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, GeoDatabase

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