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  • Cloud Migration 101

    Cloud Migration 101

    We have all read the articles touting the benefits of cloud computing and have also read the warnings about downtime and security. After doing your own research and evaluating your current business situation, we have decided that moving to the cloud is a good idea. Now what? As any IT professional can attest, implementing a new application or process is complicated enough, let alone moving an entire or maybe part of an infrastructure from one medium to another. How should businesses prepare for this move? What steps should they take and what issues should they watch out for? The complete answer will vary for each organization, but the following advice should get you started in the right direction when migrating to a cloud database.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted October 18, 2013

  • Cloud Computing 101: A Small Business Guide

    Cloud Computing 101: A Small Business Guide

    Should small business owners be jumping into the realm of cloud computing? More than likely your small business can benefit from one or more of the cloud services. Cloud computing provides the resources and flexibility small business owners need to build a business and compete in a highly competitive market. Still, jumping in without thinking strategically about the steps your business will take could lead to wasted resources, so read on for the basics you need to know.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted October 11, 2013

  • The CMS Connection: Overcoming Challenges Presented by Big Data

    The CMS Connection: Overcoming Challenges Presented by Big Data

    Big data came in with a bang, but now many companies are wading through the nitty gritty details of actually applying Hadoop to their industry to get valuable insights out of it. Like every other new technology that is implemented, companies have found some challenges that need to be overcome in order for big data to reach its full potential. While some have found temporary solutions, a long-term, efficient solution is needed in order for big data to be valuable to companies with little resources.

    Read the three biggest challenges facing businesses today at The CMS Connection.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted October 08, 2013

  • 5 Signs You’re Paying Too Much for Your Data

    5 Signs You’re Paying Too Much for Your Data

    Businesses have seen the value of data for years. Thus, businesses have collected survey, transaction and marketing data all with the hope that by analysing it they can improve their business processes and become more profitable. The problem is that some companies end up paying more than the data is actually worth, due to poor business practices or relying on a data warehouse that simply can't keep up with today’s influx of data. For business leaders who find the following five signs familiar, it may be time to switch to big data as a service, such as Qubole, to get the most out of the data they collect and the money they spend.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted September 26, 2013

  • dotcms 2.5 Offers Easy-to-Deploy Push Publishing Architecture in the Cloud

    dotcms 2.5 Offers Easy-to-Deploy Push Publishing Architecture in the Cloud

    “2.5 focuses on providing an advanced, flexible and efficient publishing platform for large scale content management deployments,” said Will Ezell, CTO of dotcms. “Like all things in dotcms, the push publishing has been designed to be simple to use and still provide the power to design the architecture and process that fits your organizations’ needs”.

    By TPBrigham
    Posted September 25, 2013

  • Warning: Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

    Warning: Cloud Computing is Here to Stay

    Those who dismissed cloud computing a couple years ago as a passing fad are quickly learning that the cloud is here to stay. Just like Twitter and Facebook evolved from a college student “fad” to key marketing tools, cloud computing is a viable business solution. CIOs and CTOs who embrace the cloud and create a plan for their company’s transition to the cloud will provide a valuable asset to their company. Those who don't will soon fall behind and find themselves replaced by someone who knows how to incorporate the cloud.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted September 13, 2013

  • 7 Warning Signs You’re Analyzing Your Data Wrong

    7 Warning Signs You’re Analyzing Your Data Wrong

    Businesses tend to put all of their time and resources into storing and maintaining their data rather than improving their analysis process. These are seven warning signs that you may have fallen into the data collection trap and are not gaining the insights that you need and want.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted September 05, 2013



 


 

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