With an estimated 70% of organizations overspending on hosting and a 30% first-time deployment failure rate, the need for expertise is real. The goals of increased agility, innovation, and lower costs, when coupled with the complexities of managing a modern-day GIS infrastructure, create a challenging task for CIO’s, IT Professionals, and GIS Managers. Organizational leaders must understand all the risks and opportunities in GIS infrastructure management.
A frequent misconception regarding cloud platforms is that they are inherently insecure. The reality is that all IT platforms are inherently insecure and, whether you’re using a cloud service for your hosting or an on-premises solution, security is always something you have to deal with. Once you understand what a secure cloud services platform can do for your business and what security measures need to be taken, you will quickly learn that the benefits of making the change far outweigh the risks.
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Are you considering outsourcing your IT to experts? Studies have shown that the most successful small businesses have already outsourced IT services to companies whose expertise lies in giving you technology that will set you apart in your industry. There are many motivations besides targeted expertise that lead business leaders to opt for outsourced IT services like significant cost and time savings. Outsourced IT services save companies from managing an entire department, allowing for more predictable time and money management. If you’ve got a big project in the pipeline, look into the options for outsourced IT services before you make a move.
When looking for server solutions for your ArcGIS services, finding and setting up hosting for yourself can be a huge cost and even one big headache. When expanding your services you ought to consider finding the right GIS hosting partner to lighten the load. You can’t take choosing a GIS hosting partner lightly, though, as the growth of your business depends on a trustworthy partnership that will meet all your needs. As a unique business, you need unique solutions and customer service. Don’t compromise on your needs for ease, but make sure to find someone who can get the job done right, and in a timely manner.
The 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.
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.
This month’s ROK Star Update goes out to the Forest Preserve District of Will County, based in Joliet, Illinois. We follow in celebration of their much anticipated interactive map release--a Flash application designed to let users find and explore their forest preserves, visitor centers, trails, and activities located throughout Will County’s 849 square miles.
Our ROK team had a great time attending Esri’s Southeast User Conference in the beginning of May--Jason’s talk on Virtualized ArcGIS went well, we got to see a few of our clients, and brought back some good project ideas to work on. We also brought back a few good “myth buster” notes from Esri’s Plenary (hint: the myths are all… myths) that we thought we’d pass along.