Picture, for a moment, a young artist who just moved to New York City. He has big dreams of breaking into the world of high society art. Unfortunately, finishing even one painting isn’t as easy as he imagined. He has to find an apartment and a studio. Both of those require rent money, so he also needs to get a day job. Then there’s the matter of art supplies. So many details to consider, and he hasn’t even picked up a brush! Sometimes, software developers may feel like that struggling artist. Before you can create cool or useful new applications, you need to set-up and configure the underlying infrastructure, install software, back everything up and so on. How can you make it easier? ROK Tech recommends the benefits of cloud computing. Developers have already been utilizing the cloud via IaaS, but another emerging option is Platform as a Service.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
One integral part of ROK’s enterprise solution is delivering virtualized ArcGIS Desktops to clients all over the country. Many people have already discovered the benefits of virtualizing applications - especially those in ArcGIS platform.
Mike, Jason, and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Palm Springs California. We attended Esri's Partner Conference and want to share some of the notable exciting developments for the ArcGIS© Platform.
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