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Dec
14

Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Are Leveraging eCommerce to Their Advantage

In the not-so-distant past many believed brick-and-mortar stores were on their way out and the rise of eCommerce would enable online-only stores to dominate the retail industry. There is no denying the explosive growth, popularity, or benefits of online shopping: Consumers can shop from nearly anywhere, quickly search for products while comparing prices and reviews, and use simple, secure checkout features. With countless options and information online, it was looking as though brick-and-mortar stores couldn’t compete. However, savvy retailers are finding ways to level the playing field against their cyber competition. And one strategy that offers leverage by using a multichannel user...
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Nov
30

BoxBridge: Bridge the Gap Between Your Current Systems and the Cloud

The transformation into a hybrid enterprise is imperative for business leaders across industries today. Those within oil and gas companies in particular are embracing the ability to leverage cloud platforms — such as Box — for security, flexibility, and scalability without sacrificing their legacy applications like Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and P2 Enterprise Upstream. Unfortunately, these disparate systems often do not work well together in their out-of-the-box states, and the lack of collaboration between systems forces users into more workarounds as well as complicated document archival and retrieval processes. Take, for example, the EBS Attachment Oracle clients use. Their EBS...
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Nov
8

P2 ASCEND Conference

Discover the ways to streamline efficiency in production and reduce costs! P2 ASCEND will be hosted in San Antonio from Nov. 13-15, 2017. Learn how those in the oil and gas industry are achieving a competitive edge and becoming more successful using the P2 Oil & Gas Platform. With more than 500 oil and gas professionals expected to be in attendance and over 100 session presentations, the insights and expert advice on how to maximize use of the platform will be invaluable. On Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 3:10 p.m., Shree Sannabhadti, managing principal at Value Global LLC, will deliver a presentation entitled, “BoxBridge: Bridging the Gap Between EBS and the Cloud.” Sannabhadti will...
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Oct
27

Implement a Smarter, Sleeker IT Environment

The past couple of years have seen a challenging downturn affect the oil and gas industry. Navigating through cutbacks to budgets and postponed initiatives are now second nature to many professionals. Those who have risen to the challenge are offering creative and innovative solutions. These innovations help to increase automation and offer better integration solutions to improve profits and aid in expansion as the market picks up. For IT environments across industries, one of the main challenges is the ability to meet the constant need for new extensions and interfaces in their ERP systems and applications to reflect streamlined processes and new workflows. And without an effective...
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Oct
18

How Can You Use AWS Services to Support Your Hybrid Cloud in Your Digital Transformation?

In November 2016, the International Data Corporation released an IDC FutureScape report, which outlined worldwide information technology industry predictions. IDC predicted that by 2020, approximately 67% of IT and software spending would be for cloud-based offerings. The transition will not only support IT but will also support core business operations. It also predicted that by the end of 2017, more Global 500 companies would have dedicated digital transformation and innovation teams to support the needs of the digital transformation (DX) economy. That means more investment in software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) forms of...
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Sep
20

Role of Technology During Natural Disasters

Mother Nature will always have her way with the world. While we can predict paths of natural disasters as they form, we cannot predict when and where they will develop or the amount of catastrophic damage they will inflict. On Aug. 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the South Texas area and is already estimated to take the number two spot for costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. With 33 trillion gallons of rain falling, it has caused great distress to residents in effected areas. Flood waters rose quickly and emergency personnel and volunteer groups performed thousands of rescues by boat and helicopter. Designated shelters were overwhelmed with evacuees, but Houston...
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Aug
31

Automated, Accelerated, Applied: How Machine Learning Can Improve Your Managed Services

For any company that relies on managed service providers (MSPs) to automate IT services and streamline operations, there are no two words perhaps more important to their future than machine learning. Machine learning is the intelligent interpretation of high volumes of data by machines to make improvements without being explicitly programmed. Although machine learning is not a new concept to data scientists, the term has taken the business world by storm in the last several years, thanks to its increasingly wide range of applications. In fact, a Forrester brief states that machine learning investments should increase by more than 300% this year compared to 2016. As machine learning...
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Jul
12

Non-functional Testing Affects Your Bottom Line

Is there anything more frustrating than an app that crashes or a website that just wont load? Companies are well aware of how quickly a user will dismiss a product that doesn't work, and so employ Quality Assurance and Testing procedures to guard against failure. Non-functional testing plays an important role in today's software development, because it emphasizes not only on the essential functional capabilities of the application but also on other parameters such as performance, security, and usability. Non-functional testing demonstrates how well the product behaves. The ISO 9126 international standard lists six quality attributes for Software Systems, which are then broken down to...
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Jun
27

Cloud Security Is Extremely Important in Today’s World.

Most likely, you have a security system at your home or business. It probably includes an alarm system, cameras, or keypads. More sophisticated systems offer biometric registration to access various departments. A security system is there to add an extra layer of protection. While not perfect, it assists in mitigation of possible threats. In this sense, cloud computing is very similar. Although it is used to safely store data — adding a layer of protection — there are still potential security issues. Here is what you need to know about security systems within the cloud: It is a system, not a protocol. Your business should have a documented set of protocols you are required to...
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Jun
22

Why You Should Consider Infrastructure Innovation After the WannaCry Attack

The IT industry has had another wake-up call, and it is time to innovate your infrastructure to avoid another nightmare. Due to the international damage caused by the WannaCry Ransomware attack, professionals are re-examining their current technology infrastructures. Their goal is to protect crucial data while preparing for another large cyberattack. It is not matter of if this will happen again, but when it will happen. Ensuring data security is just as important as securing your physical infrastructures. It’s imperative you take precautionary measures to minimize risk and maximize protection. Here are a few avenues to consider: Move to the cloud. The WannaCry attack affected...
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