Smart Robotics in Action – Leads the way for Retail Optimization Revolution

Discover three ways to implement robotics in your retail business today. As technology advances and automation becomes more intelligent, so does the opportunity for higher profitability. For retailers, the next evolution of digital disruption comes in the form of robotics. ResearchandMarkets.com projects that the global robotics market will grow to $12.36B by 2023—and retail is particularly poised to take advantage of this market.

Smart Robotics
Smart Robotics

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Remote Monitoring and Management RMM 101 – Must-haves for Your IT Management Solution

Remote Monitoring and Management RMM 101 – Must-haves for Your IT Management Solution

Technology evolves and changes so quickly in this industry, and it can be difficult for managed services providers (MSPs) to stay up to date on the latest tools, trends and best practices.

Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software allows MSPs to deliver maintenance and repair work on servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints via the Internet – freeing up valuable time and resources that were previously devoted to solving client problems on-site.

Remote Monitoring and Management RMM 101 - Must-haves for Your IT Management Solution

This article explores today’s dynamic RMM landscape, offers real-world insights, recommendations designed to help you find the perfect platform, problems plagued by MSPs in the past and six key modern RMM requirements you should keep in mind when shopping for an RMM platform – one that will set you up for success both today and in the future.
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Continuum eBook: The Definitive Guide to Managed IT Services

This article is your one-stop shopping resource for all things managed IT services. Inside, you’ll discover the history and evolution of the MSP, the business case for an integrated RMM/NOC partnership, cost-benefit & TCO analysis, what to look for in an RMM/NOC provider, explore various tools and service delivery models designed to help MSPs better-serve clients, and acquire valuable insight into costs, third-party vendor evaluation criteria and more.

The Definitive Guide to Managed IT Services
The Definitive Guide to Managed IT Services

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Case Study: Learn how Citrix saves time and money on analytics with Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift

You may be wondering what your organization could gain from implementing a tool like Matillion. There are a number of benefits that could save your business time and money, and that’s why customers like GE, Converse, and Docusign use Matillion every day.

These benefits include:

  • An instant-on purchase experience, to get you up and running in just a few clicks
  • A pay-as-you-go billing model, to eliminate lengthy procurement processes
  • An intuitive user interface, to minimize technical pain and speed up time-to-results

But don’t just take our word for it. Read on this case study to find out how Citrix’s ShareFile was able to actualize these benefits, and save time and money on their analytics project to reduced Matillion ETL development and maintenance efforts by around 50% faster than hand-coding with Amazon Redshift and Matillion.

Case Study: Learn how Citrix saves time and money on analytics with Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift
Case Study: Learn how Citrix saves time and money on analytics with Matillion ETL for Amazon Redshift

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Automated Peering Engineering – Peering optimization in a modern internet world

The routing mechanism currently used for internet peering has remained largely unchanged over the past few decades, but it is fraught with problems. It still relies heavily on slow manual configuration, which requires skilled engineers and is laborious and errorprone. Added to this, the lack of visibility and the limitations of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) used to route traffic at these peering points can impact the end user’s quality of experience (QoE), as well as profitability.

Automated Peering Engineering - Peering optimization in a modern internet world
Automated Peering Engineering – Peering optimization in a modern internet world

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How IBM Cloud Internet Services Enhance Reliability and Performance of Internet Facing Applications

Dramatically improve website performance through our web optimization features. Organizations rely on mission-critical Internet applications to do business every day. Achieving the right security posture, without sacrificing performance, is a challenge. Winning applications require best-in-class performance to give users an unparalleled experience that’s fast, secure, mobile, and always-on.

How IBM Cloud Internet Services Enhance Reliability and Performance of Internet Facing Applications
How IBM Cloud Internet Services Enhance Reliability and Performance of Internet Facing Applications

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Amdocs SD-WAN Case Study: Leading Media & Communications Service Provider Achieves Rapid Time to Market for SD-WAN Services

Working with Amdocs, this leading North American media and communications service provider successfully brought commercial SD-WAN services into production in under seven months, enabling both greater scale and increased cost efficiencies. They are now able to offer multi-site mid-market and enterprise customers a powerful and scalable, yet cost-effective alternative to MPLS.
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The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning

Software, Data and Algorithms: The currency of Digital Transformation, by 2020:

  • 10% of enterprise applications spending will be for new task-level applications that incorporate software, data and algorithms.
  • 66% of enterprises will implement advanced classification solution to automate access, retention and disposition of unstructured content, making it more useful for analytics.
  • Organizations able to analyze all relevant data and deliver actionable information will achieve a extra $430 billion in productivity benefits over their less-analytically-oriented peers.
The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning
The benefits of Becoming Information Driven Using AI and Machine Learning

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How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success

Change is the one constant in the IT world, and the way companies purchase and consume technology continues to transform and evolve. These changes are forcing both MSP IT vendors and partners to evolve their business models to provide full range of technical services to configure, integrate, operate and secure the range of new hybrid platforms and systems, develop specialized skills and expertise that leverages advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to put both traditional and cloud-based technologies to work in the real world.

How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success
How Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Drive MSP Success

This article provides an overview of ESG’s security research in this area and outlines the benefits partners can enjoy when they integrate machine learning and AI-based technologies into their offering.
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5G Monetization: Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers

It’s easy to consider 5G as a progression of internet speeds and bandwidths from 4G that will make the instant gratification that we expect from our online experience even more instantaneous.

5G Monetization - Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers
5G Monetization – Practical Use Cases to Business Models and Key Technology Enablers

But 5G is about more than just enabling unprecedented speed. Its architecture will profoundly transform the way people experience their homes and cities, how they drive, how they receive healthcare, and the kind of augmented and virtual content that will forever expand the boundaries of their reality.
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Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019

Today’s data centers come with a new set of challenges. A recent article by Steve Gillaspy of Intel discusses many of the challenges and outlined the top 10 concerns faced by those responsible for designing, operating, and sustaining the IT and physical support infrastructure found in today’s data centers. Read on this article as we explore four of the five macro trends discussed by Gillaspy, how they influence the decision-making processes of data center managers and the role that power infrastructure plays in mitigating the effects of the following trends:

  • Hyper Growth and Hyperscale
  • Hyper Density
  • New Workloads
  • New Hardware
Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019
Top Ten Concerns of Data Center Managers for 2019

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Types of Quantum Computing: Applications, Generality and Computational Power

Quantum Annealer

The quantum annealer is least powerful and most restrictive form of quantum computers, it is the easiest to build, yet can only perform one specific function. The consensus of the scientific community is that a quantum annealer has no known advantages over conventional computing.

Types of Quantum Computing
Types of Quantum Computing

Application: Optimization Problems
Generality: Restrictive
Computational Power: Same as traditional computers
Difficulty Level: A very specialized form of quantum computing with unproven advantages over other specialized forms of conventional computing.
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Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know

3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP): Originally convened to establish agreed upon standards for 3G wireless technology, the 3GPP is a collaboration group of telecommunication standard setting associations. The 3GPP is one of the groups currently working on new standards for 5G wireless technology.

Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know
Mini Glossary Term for 5G  You Should Know

Beamforming: Traditionally, wireless signals are broadcasted in all directions, but beamforming, signals are aimed at specific locations or devices using arrayed antenna. This technology will save energy and decrease interference.

Cloud Radio Access Network (cRAN): Part of the envisioned virtualized network concept, the proposed cRAN architecture world move processing from the radio or device level to the cloud. The idea is that pooling resources in the cloud will create more efficient and less costly mobile networks.
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Common Definitive Financial Technology (FinTech) Jargon, Glossary and Terminology

Artificial Intelligence (AI): The broader concept of machines being able to carry out tasks in a way that we would consider “smart”.

Analytics: The tool used to measure patterns or trends in data.

APIs: Application Programming Interface. Software that allows two different sources to communicate with each other instantly. Messenger that takes your message and tells a system what it is you want to do and returns the response to you instantly.

AWS: Amazon Web Services. A division of Amazon that provides cloud-based infrastructure for businesses.

Benchmark: A point at which activity and performance are measured and compared.

FinTech Glossary, Jargon and Term
FinTech Glossary, Jargon and Term

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