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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

Why Managed Services for IT? And Why Now?

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 24, 2016 3:21:30 PM

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The world of business is in rapid motion in the age of technology, with a never ending stream of new hardware and software changing the way things are done. One of the biggest shifts of late is the redefinition even presence of the formerly crucial role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). While CTOs were central to the operations of all businesses from local to multinational corporations, they are now being made obsolete by companies who provide a full range of managed services for IT.

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Topics: Cloud, consultant, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, IT management, managed IT services, 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

Make Way for the New Chief Information Technology Officer

Posted by Emma Paz on Jun 2, 2016 11:37:46 AM

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In the quickly changing world of business, of which technology has now become central, companies have just gotten settled into the idea that they need a real IT professional to operate as the Chief Information Technology Officer. But it seems now that things are comfortable, the tides are turning again with the advent of impeccable and specialized IT consulting firms who can readily replace the need for this management position, especially within companies who, while they use technology to leverage business, don’t have products and services based on it. Now CEOs are faced with yet another crossroads. Do you keep your IT management in house and in the hands of a highly paid manager, or do you seek help from the outside? Maybe it’s a middle of the road solution you’re looking for?

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Topics: business growth, CIO, Infrastructure, Infrastructure as a Service, IT, manager, technology

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

The Smart Money is on Mobile App Design

Posted by Jason Harris on May 5, 2016 9:28:21 PM

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If you’ve taken a moment to make some observations in any public space recently, you’ve no doubt seen that the majority of people are, if not staring at it, at least very in tune with whatever is happening on their mobile devices. This constant connectivity is now central to both our workplaces and the way we interact with customers. No matter what industry you’re in, mobile app design is a must, allowing you to reach more people anytime and anywhere. Whether it’s a mobile app design for your website or a universal application that allows data sharing across platforms and geographic regions, there’s no way to avoid taking this step to stay relevant in your industry.

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Topics: Application Development, Cloud, cloud data, Infrastructure, mobile, Mobile Applications, mobile infrastructure, mobile solutions, remote access, 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

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