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ROKMAPS™ - A Best-in-Class Web GIS Platform

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Aug 29, 2016 5:51:50 PM

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Topics: Amazon Web Services, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, big data, Cloud, Visualization

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

SSL and ArcGIS Server - Time For HTTPS is Now

Posted by Jason Harris on May 5, 2016 10:53:50 AM

We all knew it was coming and now it's here.  The #1 desktop browser, Google Chrome has recently updated several of their API's that affect us GIS developers - most notably for us, GeoLocation.  The short take away here is, in order to take advantage of in-browser geolocation (you know, that home/crosshairs button), you need to use HTTPS when serving your webs and map services.  Adding SSL to your ArcGIS Server site is pretty straightforward as is adding SSL to the webserver of your choice.  The bigger issue (pain) is going through all your code and making sure that everything is being served via HTTPS.  You know, all the javascript libraries, google apis, jquery, etc - they all need to be called via HTTPS or you'll get a 'Mixed Content' error that will block regular HTTP calls.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, arcgis https, ArcGIS JS API, arcgis security, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, arcgis ssl, Cloud, Dojo, jQuery, mobile, Mobile Applications, ROK Mobile

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

3 Ideas to Consider When Choosing a GIS Hosting Partner

Posted by Shea Charlotte on Mar 11, 2016 10:26:37 AM

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.

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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, Cloud, Cloud GIS, GIS partner, server

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

ROK Star Update - Union County Leisure Services

Posted by Emma Paz on Aug 17, 2015 3:07:54 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server REST, Bootstrap, Esri, GIS, jQuery, mobile, Mobile Applications

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

ROK Star Update - Forest Preserve District of Will County

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 22, 2015 1:58:49 PM

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.

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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, Example Sites, GIS, Map Cache

Client Spotlight - City of North Miami Beach

Posted by Carey Jenkins on Apr 22, 2015 2:19:34 PM

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Topics: Application Development, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS JS API, ArcGIS Server, Cloud, Example Sites, GoMaps, Mobile Applications, Uncategorized

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