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Get on the Right Path to Enterprise Readiness

Posted by Jay Fowler on Aug 16, 2016 2:46:52 PM

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way business is done and will demand that leaders consider their enterprise readiness in order to adapt to new economies. Consumer technology is central to this shift that is beginning to take place and demands that businesses approach enterprise readiness with the understanding that employees will be working and accessing corporate data from personal mobile devices. While this proves to be the most productive model of leveraging the IoT for productivity, it also presents more risks than if you were limiting their work to company provided devices and on-site work. By freeing them up and encouraging their consumerism, you can expect better work and, as long as you have considered your enterprise readiness in making this shift, the risks can be aptly managed.

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Topics: big data, cloud services, data management, enterprise, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, internet of things, IoT, mobile, mobile infrastructure, Security

Gain Increased Security in the Internet of Things

Posted by Jay Fowler on Aug 5, 2016 4:26:28 PM
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One of the biggest questions companies have before moving forward to grasp all the amazing promises of the Internet of Things is that of security. Will data streams remain secure when they become even more varied through the growing number of mobile devices? As the Internet of Things becomes a reality across industries, new forms of data will emerge as information expands beyond current classifications, leading to an even greater need for new and yet unseen forms of analysis to sort and make sense of all this new data. The task at hand with this new reality is no small feat, and security is just one very important aspect of it. As you begin to consider how the Internet of Things will affect your industry and business, here are some things to consider in regards to security.

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Topics: big data, Cloud, connected devices, Data, Industry 4.0, Infrastructure as a Service, internet of things, IoT, mobile, mobile infrastructure, mobile solutions, Uncategorized

You Can Have the 3 Things You Crave With Big Data Management

Posted by Jay Fowler on Jun 16, 2016 11:37:29 AM

When it comes to collecting big data, most companies are doing it indiscriminately and have far more than they even realize, and let this endless resource go completely untapped. However, with a big data management plan that is buttoned up and ready to be leveraged, there are countless ways to make more informed business decisions than you could have ever imagined. Big data management is no cake walk, and requires an infrastructure that is deeply and widely integrated into your processes and operations. With the help of the right big data management experts, you will soon be unlocking the powers of amazing tools like ArcGIS that help you put those stores of useful information to use!

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Topics: analytics, arcGIS, big data solutions, cloud data, GeoDatabase, geographic data, Geospatial, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, management

Enjoy 3 Benefits When You Switch to a Virtual CAD Workstation

Posted by Jay Fowler on May 20, 2016 5:06:32 AM

Most CAD related industries are incredibly competitive, with constant pressure to meet market demands, and do it faster than the competition. With the demands of this industry, no one can afford to waste any time with unfit CAD workstations. If you have a few of these in your midst and you’re starting to feel the lag, you have a few options: you can either purchase new workstations that will give your employees the computing power they need to work more efficiently, or you can consider virtualization. In a world that is becoming increasingly cloud-centered, virtualized CAD workstations are probably your best bet, and here’s why.  

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Topics: ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, CAD, Cloud, Collaboration, high computing, virtual desktop, Virtualization

GIS is the Amazing, but Often Overlooked Software for Nonprofits!

Posted by Jay Fowler on May 11, 2016 10:06:07 AM

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Whether you’re a nonprofit with global reach, or a small community service looking for a better way to manage your local networks and fundraising efforts, software for nonprofits exists in many shapes and forms. That said, the software for nonprofits that is often the most overlooked, and yet the most versatile is GIS. Known as the mapping software, GIS actually has great value across many industries from urban planning and agriculture, to coordinating international initiatives as a central data hub. You wouldn’t believe how useful physical representations of all kinds of data can be in challenging and building out powerful strategies that will have a greater and more lasting impact.

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Topics: community building, environment, Esri, fundraising, GIS, humanitarian, nonprofit, Uncategorized

Desktop Virtualization is the Way of the Future: 3 Reasons to Convert Now

Posted by Jay Fowler on Apr 7, 2016 1:27:14 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-478450750.jpgDesktop Virtualization is quickly becoming the norm for organizations of all kinds who are looking for more flexibility with their data and desktop applications. The advent of cloud computing has made desktop virtualization available to everyone while saving them the hassle of upgrading local systems. If you want to hire remote employees, upgrade your security or make the move to the flexible and cost effective cloud, it’s time to start thinking about desktop virtualization as a great option. Don’t let the age of cloud computing and desktop virtualization pass you by!
3 Reasons for Desktop Virtualization

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Topics: Cloud, Cloud Computing, remote access, Security, virtual desktop, Virtualization

If You Really Want to be Targeted You Need Location Based Analytics

Posted by Jay Fowler on Apr 2, 2016 10:22:11 AM

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GIS can be used in countless ways to make smarter and more strategic business plans. Location intelligence is a growing interest across many industries from food and beverage to government organizations looking to target the right kind of people in the right places. If business intelligence, the process of analyzing data to have a more targeted strategy, is something your organization is growing in, consider the weight that location plays into all your decisions. Don’t overlook the importance of location based analytics in growing your business intelligence practices. Do some research on the powerful tool of ArcGIS and how you can use it in your industry.

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Why Wait to Transition GIS on Desktop to the Cloud?

Posted by Jay Fowler on Mar 19, 2016 5:54:28 AM

Moving your GIS on Desktop to the cloud is a big decision and one that often comes only after a long calculated decision. While it is no small task, the benefits far outweigh the time that goes into learning how to make the best use of your GIS on Desktop cloud capabilities. The GIS on Desktop platform comes with ArcGIS Online, which gives you access to all your data from anywhere in the world on a centralized secure server. This cloud computing solution for GIS on Desktop isn’t only more convenient for all your map making needs, but it is actually more cost effective. Don’t hesitate to make the move to the cloud if you’re looking for more scalability and flexibility.

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Topics: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, Cloud, GIS

3 Ways to Get Better Perspective When You 3D Enable Your Geographic Data

Posted by Jay Fowler on Feb 18, 2016 12:59:40 PM

Are you tired of working in abstractions with your GIS data on 2D maps that don’t quite give you the visualizations you want? The advent of ArcGIS Pro is a new era for GIS experts, allowing them to 3D enable their data to make their maps more honest representations of real life. Not only can you now work with your data in 3D, but you can analyze it also, giving you whole new datasets to work with through which to see the full height and depth of life in your digital representations and maps. The world is not flat, so why should we map it as if it were? If technology allows us to map in 3D, let’s do it!

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Topics: 3D map, ArcGIS Pro, GIS, Mapping Services

3 Reasons GIS Mapping is the Hero in Foul Weather

Posted by Jay Fowler on Jan 27, 2016 5:31:32 PM

The winter months are high time for treacherous weather around the country. Whether you’re gearing up for the Nor'easters of New England, the Lake Effect of the Midwest, or the few inches of snow down south that cause their own havoc, there is no better way to be prepared than having relevant GIS mapping strategies in place to respond quickly when weather strikes. There are few ways as efficient to keep track of storm courses and the damage they often leave behind them than the numerous tools available through GIS mapping. Not only are the tools more efficient, but they’re also mobile, allowing you to solve problems on-the-go.

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