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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

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

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

My First Dance With Esri's Story Maps

Posted by Jay Fowler on Jul 8, 2015 8:35:46 PM

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Platform, Cloud, Configurable, CSV, GIS, Mapping Services, mobile, Mobile Applications, ROK Mobile, ROK Technologies, Story Map

Instant Enterprise from ROK - Learn How to Leverage ArcGIS Platform and the Cloud with Your Data

Posted by Mike Murphy on Oct 17, 2014 8:26:48 AM

My webinar from Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Please give it a watch, learn more about ROK's Instant Enterprise, and let us know what you think! Check back on ROK's blog over the next five weeks as we launch a five part series of blogs related to this webinar. Topics will include how ROK's Instant Enterprise solution gives you:

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Topics: arcGIS, ArcGIS Hosting, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Server Hosting, ArcSDE, ArcSDE SQL, Data, Esri, GeoDatabase, GIS, GoMaps, Infrastructure as a Service, Legacy Systems, mobile, ROK Mobile, ROK Technologies, Version Lock

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