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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alan Win... (more)

Value of Unlocking Legacy Applications | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Analytics

The Value of Unlocking Legacy Applications By Craig Marble, Sr. Director, Legacy Modernization Services, Astadia There's an impulse to roll one's eyes and think of legacy applications as problematic, almost by definition. They're old, and they may run on hardware that's slower or more difficult to maintain. But in many instances, that's too simplistic an assessment. Would you respond the same way to an older bottle of a Grand Cru Bordeaux? For many state and federal agencies, the data and the processes associated with legacy applications take on a similar rarified value. There may be years of insights bound up in that older database, processes that have been tried, tested and streamlined over years of use. That data and those processes may be an essential part of what enables an agency to meet its stakeholder needs. Rather than viewing it as a creaky old system that ... (more)

Successful Knowledge Management | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DX #CloudNative

Simple Secrets of Successful Knowledge Management By LeAnn Smiles, Product Analyst, ManageEngine Knowledge that doesn't serve is knowledge wasted. And for knowledge gained from experience and research to be useful, IT enterprises need to organize, manage and offer it in the best way possible. Fortunately, the best way isn't a Herculean task when you employ simple tricks to build a profound knowledge base (KB). A sound knowledge base eliminates the need to rediscover or reformulate knowledge and improves the support process. With that in mind, consider these best practices to help build a successful knowledge base. 1. Collect information to build your KB. The most important part of knowledge management is building knowledge itself. The first step is to identify prospective areas from which knowledge can be derived and extract information. Resolutions on common issues can... (more)

Data Reduction Improves the Cloud Business Case | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Data reduction delivers compelling cost reduction that substantially improves the business case in every cloud deployment model. No matter which cloud approach you choose, the cost savings benefits from data reduction should not be ignored and must be a component of your cloud strategy. IT professionals are finding that the future of IT infrastructure lies in the cloud. Data reduction technologies enable clouds - public, private, and hybrid - to deliver business agility and elasticity at the lowest possible cost, making cloud the deployment model of choice for IT infrastructure going forward. You probably have already made a commitment to the cloud because it enables you to flexibly deliver IT resources more quickly and at a lower cost. IT buyers are steadily shifting towards cloud-first strategies where they can rapidly adapt to market dynamics as they are no longe... (more)

Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line

The term "Business Intelligence" and its acronym "BI" are so pervasive in today's data-intensive lexicon that it's a challenge to know just what to make of it. If you add in all the new trendy terminology such as business process management (BPM), data mining, data warehousing, business process automation, decision support systems, query and reporting systems, enterprise performance management, executive information systems (EIS), business activity monitoring (BAM), modeling and visualization, and so forth, your head can start spinning. Here is a workable definition of BI that was provided in a Technology Evaluation report from a January 10, 2005, Technology Evaluation Centers article by Mukhles Zaman entitled, "Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs": "BI is neither a product nor a system. It is an umbrella term that combines architectures, applications, and databa... (more)

Announcing @CRIAuditwerx to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | #API #AI #Agile

SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attention of a boutique firm. For more information, visit http://www.auditwerx.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ ... (more)

Massive Content Stores | @CloudExpo @Alfresco #ECM #BPM #IoT #BigData

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Massive Enterprise Content Stores in the Cloud Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern co... (more)

Transform Your Applications to Drive Business Innovation & Growth (Part 3)

Businesses can be transformed, sometimes through new leadership, sometimes through new market realities or business relationships. But perhaps the easiest way, for IT at least, to transform the business is by enabling the business to evolve from a data silo'd organization to a data-centric enterprise and by unleashing the power of data in new ways. Of course, easy is a relative term, and there are substantial challenges to truly transforming a business environment and proactively supporting business needs through the use of data. These include: Achieving a Single Source of Truth Across all Enterprise Applications - A single, authoritative view of the customer is essential for a business to become truly customer-centric. Achieving an Extended View of Business-Critical Data and Its Key Relationships - Understanding the true value of each customer hinges on possessing ... (more)

Computer Inventory Software Management

Hardware and software are expensive to maintain in any organization. Technology is constantly changing, and thus, organizations must budget for equipment upgrades and software upgrades. For some organizations, this may require upgrades annually. To remain up-to-date, companies must invest a significant amount of revenue. Many companies cannot afford to make significant investments and begin to search for ways to lower expenses.  Why is Computer Inventory Software Important? Computer inventory management is necessary for the efficient operation of an organization. A computer inventory management plan is part of the lifecycle management plan. Computer inventory plans are necessary to develop a strategy for cost reductions within an organization. When IT professionals monitor the computers lifecycle, they can reduce a companies costs by extending the lifecycle of hardwa... (more)

Change Management Is Redundant Without Configuration Management

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services The first law of change management is not to use change management. To be more precise, the first law of change management is not to use change management until you use configuration management first. Okay so that might be a slightly sneaky way of making a point, but many change management vendors will primarily label their software as an SCCM tool, i.e., Software Configuration and Change Management. There is a good reason why these two disciplines are stated in that order; you should never change until you configure (and analyze) so that you know what you have in the first place. Software, Applications, People, Companies This principle and approach applies whether we are considering a complete software system, an individual application, the graphics code for a piece of gaming softwar... (more)

Using Business Process Management and Workflow Automation

Organizations have started to see the value in discovering and harnessing the potential of the typically large amounts of information as well as data they generate and consume on a regular basis, all in ways that help their organizational goals and associated business models perform well and execute even better in the market place. Being able to integrate BPM as a strategic approach and discipline towards the enablement and transformation of a company's less efficient current-state process into a more progressive and efficient future-state of operations fosters an environment where the ability to integrate content with core business processes proves significant in progressively maximizing the value of your operational efficiencies while simultaneously minimizing cost, thereby delivering an overall Return on Investment (ROI) for the organization and its customers. T... (more)