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Who Should Consider Platform as a Service, and When?

Posted by Charlie Baker on Oct 20, 2016 11:51:51 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-478450750.jpgPicture, 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.

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Topics: Cloud, Collaboration, Infrastructure as a Service, Virtualization

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 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

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

Desktop Virtualization is the Way of the Future: 3 Reasons to Convert Now

Posted by Jay Fowler on Apr 7, 2016 1:27:14 PM

ThinkstockPhotos-478450750.jpgDesktop Virtualization is quickly becoming the norm for organizations of all kinds who are looking for more flexibility with their data and desktop applications. The advent of cloud computing has made desktop virtualization available to everyone while saving them the hassle of upgrading local systems. If you want to hire remote employees, upgrade your security or make the move to the flexible and cost effective cloud, it’s time to start thinking about desktop virtualization as a great option. Don’t let the age of cloud computing and desktop virtualization pass you by!
3 Reasons for Desktop Virtualization

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Topics: Cloud, Cloud Computing, remote access, Security, virtual desktop, Virtualization

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