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Top 5 things to know about YARN

Here’s a little quiz for you. What is YARN? A) spun thread used for knitting, weaving, or sewing, B) a long or rambling story, especially one that is implausible, or C) a cluster management technology that is one of the key features in the second-generation Hadoop 2 data processing system. If you guessed letter C… Read the full post

Is your business in the clouds? – part 5

The trade-off of the massive growth in technology in recent years has meant heightened customer demands, with the expectation that products and services will be tracked and delivered faster than ever. While all of this poses considerable integration and infrastructural challenges, the most innovative organizations today will be those that stay on top of the… Read the full post

Is your business in the clouds? – part 4

It would be an understatement to say that cloud computing has revolutionized IT. In terms of costs, scalability, and performance – cloud solutions have been the impetus for bringing traditional infrastructures into the digital age. So far we’ve outlined a number of ways that businesses can start to leverage the cloud in everything from email… Read the full post

Is your business in the clouds? – part 3

When we talk about someone being “in the clouds” it often has a bad connotation, as if one is not planted squarely on the ground and not aware or engaged with one’s surroundings. But when applied to business, what a difference an expression can make! Being “in the clouds” is incumbent on organizations today because… Read the full post

Is your business in the clouds? – part 2

According to a recent study, the real value of cloud services for SMBs is access to services that were once only available to enterprises – and for a faction of the cost: “Cloud computing can help level the playing field for smaller firms. It allows them to access sophisticated IT services that were previously out… Read the full post

Is your business in the clouds? – part 1

Over the past 5 years we’ve seen an amazing amount of growth of major disruptive technologies in mobile, information, collaboration, and cloud. Each area has spawned new and amazing capabilities that have transformed our lives, the way we communicate, how we consume our news and access information, and the way we work. Otherwise known as… Read the full post

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Big Data plus the Internet of Things Equals Big Revenues

The Internet of Things started a while back and sounded like another good idea but nobody was sure if it would become reality or just fall to the wayside like a lot of good ideas. While the long term future is still to be determined, there is no longer any doubt about the fact that… Read the full post

Is your business cyber-secure? – part 2

Cybersecurity often doesn’t get the attention it deserves within small businesses. According to a 2012 joint study by security firm Symantec and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), 83% of small businesses do not have a formal cyber security plan, and 69% are without even an informal plan. Like most accidents and misfortunes the assumption… Read the full post