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5 Ways Location Analytics can Easily Improve Processes

Posted by Charlie Baker on Oct 20, 2016 11:40:03 PM

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Location Analytics, On the Rise

As more companies like Google continue to acquire Location Analytics services, the popularity of this technology becomes increasingly clear. Location Analytics is already making a big splash in the world of retail, and that is hardly the only area where it can make a difference. Engineering firms, city planning and the military all benefit from using it. ROK Tech wants you to understand the incredible value of this amazing technology, so here are 5 ways that Location Analytics can improve your processes.

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Topics: Data, Mapping Services, Visualization

3 Practical Ways GIS Puts Predictive Analytics on the Map

Posted by Jason Harris on Aug 29, 2016 7:48:45 AM

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GIS is a powerful tool in many respects and is one of the central ways in which predictive analytics will become the norm across many disciplines and industries. Geospatial analysis can be a critical way to determine many things from crime to health risks and even in helping communications for corporate or government field workers. With excessive amounts of data and the expansive mobility of workers, predictive analytics maps are a useful tool that help leaders make faster, smarter and more informed decisions, whether in the face of an impending crisis or a big business deal.

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Topics: arcGIS, big data, Cloud, crime prevention, Data, data analysis, drug control, field workers, Geospatial, GIS, Legacy Systems, map, medical informatics, mobile maps, place history, predictive, public health

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

Look Out for the Top Emerging Trends in Information Technology

Posted by Jason Harris on Jul 30, 2016 2:55:47 PM

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It’s hard to imagine our lives without the constant connectivity of our smartphones, and yet just a few years ago we lived in such a world. What about the cloud and GPS? Can you imagine a week of your life without using these information technology tools? In a few short years, we will be saying the same thing about today’s emerging technologies that, for the moment, seem surreal and intangible and yet will soon be taken for granted aspects of our daily lives. Did you ever think you would be on the brink of robotics applications in industries across the board, or virtual reality for that matter? These are just a few of the emerging trends in information technology to keep your eye as their will inevitably be applications for them in your business, even if you can’t imagine how right now.

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Topics: arcGIS, big data, Cloud, connected devices, Data, drones, emerging trends, futures, GIS, internet of things, IT, mobile, Mobile Applications, robotics, ROK Mobile, Virtualization, Visualization

3 Ways Data Visualization Can Help Make Your Vision a Reality

Posted by Emma Paz on Jul 22, 2016 3:07:07 PM

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Data visualization is a modern form of communications that involves the study and creation of visual representations of large data streams often known as big data. Visualizing data is a powerful tool across many industries and disciplines and is often done with tools like ArcGIS, capable of turning almost any form of data into a geographical point ready to be mapped. If you have yet to unlock the power of big data in your company or organization and leverage it through maps and other means of data visualization, it’s time to get caught up with the technology quickly becoming taken for granted in various fields. It is being used in various administrative settings around the world from city planning to shipping and logistics and even marketing and sales.

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Topics: analytics, arcGIS, big data, big data visualization, Data, GeoDatabase, Geoprocessing, Geospatial, GIS, mapping data, Visualization

Why You Need to Invest in a Secure Cloud Services Platform

Posted by Jason Harris on Jun 27, 2016 9:00:30 AM

ThinkstockPhotos-459526105.jpgA 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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Topics: ArcGIS Hosting, Cloud, cloud platform, cloud services, Data, data security, hosting, secure cloud

3 Reasons Why it's Your Right to Demand Redundant Back-Ups

Posted by Emma Paz on May 25, 2016 12:03:53 PM

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Redundant backups are becoming the norm across nearly every industry to which technology is central. Many companies are now turning to IT consultants to take care of their hosting and greater infrastructure to ensure that their service is always as secure as possible and completely uninterrupted. The right IT partner will ensure that you have all the specs you need that will best suit your specific industry needs. This kind of intentional partnership will ideally save you money in the long run on things like hiring extra staff to manage IT and getting workstation updates that could be avoided with virtualization. Technology consultants are invaluable in the process of ensuring you have the most redundant backups.

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Topics: backups, Cloud, Data, Infrastructure, redundancy, secure, uninterrupted service, Virtualization

3 Things You Need to Know About Big Data Solutions

Posted by Ann Marie Houlihan on Jan 12, 2016 5:37:14 PM

We are all familiar with the dread of emails piling up in our inbox - it’s that sinking feeling in your stomach. The technology of tablets and smartphones curbs some of the anxiety of communications by allowing us to answer emails on our morning commute, or while waiting in line for our morning caffeine. Data is piling up in more than just our inboxes though, and many companies are learning about big data solutions that can help them stay ahead of the game in a world increasingly powered by data that doesn’t fit into the traditional analytical models. New models, in turn, require modern frameworks and skilled workers to operate them like the countless ArcGIS experts devoted to making the most big data. 

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Topics: arcGIS, big data solutions, Data, data platforms

4 Ways Mobile Cloud Computing is Enabling GIS in the Field

Posted by Emma Paz on Dec 29, 2015 9:18:58 AM

Mobile cloud computing affects our everyday lives in more ways than we even realize. We depend on mobile devices to perform tasks from basic communication to downright complicated professional operations like taking payments or collecting data. In the world of GIS mobile cloud computing has completely changed the way data is collected in the field, which not only expedites the process, but ensure we can make the most accurate maps.

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Topics: Cloud, Cloud Computing, Data, data collection, mobile, solutions

Make Faster Decisions With ArcGIS Software

Posted by Emma Paz on Dec 3, 2015 12:17:45 PM
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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS toolbox, ArcToolbox, Data, digital mapping

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