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Knowing Your Data’s DNA

Most likely, you’ve seen the advertisements or know a friend or family member who recently leveraged one of the many ancestry and/or DNA tests available on the market. These tests not only provide insight into family lineage but also shed light onto genetic predispositions. Overall, these offerings provide many benefits to the users, including quenching a thirst for history enthusiasts, connecting with long-lost relatives, proactively addressing genetic ailments and last, but not least, understanding how the world’s cultures and races are more similar than dissimilar. 


Opening the IoT Gateways Into the Future of Connected Devices

January 29, 2018    |   Christian Sullivan    |   Internet of Things (IoT), gateways

IoT gateways, also known as intelligent gateways, are the key to almost any IoT solution. Traditional gateways perform protocols mostly for connecting a network to an outside network. They act like a computer with multiple ports that connect devices to the internet. To get more granular on this, an IoT gateway is an enhanced version, operating as more than just a router; it’s intelligent. It is intelligent in a way where programmable devices can perform in-depth and complex processing of IoT data. An IoT gateway aggregates sensor data and translates this data between sensor protocols (since compatibility is one of IoT’s biggest enemies) and understands/processes this data before sending it out.


Prioritizing Requests for Data Analytics

January 15, 2018    |   Colleen Balda    |   Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT)

From small mom-and-pop businesses to a multi-billion dollar franchises, big data and analytics appeal to everyone looking to improve their insights to better understand clientele and make more informed business decisions. Whether it’s the IT guy, the director of marketing, the company CPA or the vice president of operations – each role needs a lot:


We’re Trying to Become the Smartest City in America

January 3, 2018    |   William Rowe    |   IoT, tag-3, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City

… says Patrick Sinnott, business development manager for the City of Las Vegas. I say: indubitably. Every mid-major city today has that vision, desire or initiative…But why? 


Healthcare Industry IoT Technology Trends

December 18, 2017    |   Sam Oliver    |   IoT, Healthcare, Internet of Things (IoT)

Demands on the healthcare industry are driving technology advancements to help healthcare providers transform their businesses. The Internet of Things (IoT) can directly boost patient engagement by giving their healthcare providers more time to interact with the patient. 


Harnessing Big Data in the Healthcare Industry

Big data has become a hot topic. Yet, companies are all over the map in terms of understanding what big data is and how they can harness it to optimize their business processes and innovate within target markets. Big data adoption follows a classic maturity curve. After seeing specific and measurable benefits realized by early adopters, an increasing number of companies want to put big data to work, and those in the healthcare industry are no exception. The problem is they don’t know how.


Retail Is Not Dying, It’s Simply Evolving Thanks to IoT

November 29, 2017    |   Michael Antoniou    |   IoT, Retail

The malls, restaurants and retail stores in Tampa Bay are booming! How do I know? I can't find parking anywhere. There are wait times to be seated at dining establishments on a weekday. And I had to wait in line to buy hand soap at the mall – seriously!  It seems like we’re hearing more and more about retail store closures and bankruptcies. But the reality is, these store closures aren’t new and there are retailers who are actually thriving thanks to digital transformation. But, in order to succeed in today’s competitive retail industry, retailers must be able to enhance their business operations and customer experience if they want to avoid falling behind the competition, losing consumer trust and ultimately going extinct. 


Mitigating Risk and Creating Loyal Customers – Creating a Roadmap to Analytics Success

November 22, 2017    |   Colleen Balda    |   Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mitigating Risk

There’s immense pressure in the marketplace for organizations to become data driven and utilize the flows of data in and out of the business. When an organization harnesses its data properly, many advantages can be gained. These benefits include an increase in competitive advantage, finding new revenue opportunities, increasing profitability, increasing customer service and satisfaction, as well as achieving operational efficiencies. Unfortunately for some, the promise of those benefits comes at a cost and real value is never realized.


Keys to Effective Analytics Software Sales Cycles

November 17, 2017    |   Colleen Balda    |   Analytics, sales, Internet of Things (IoT)

The availability of information about products and services, from choosing a restaurant for lunch to implementing enterprise-wide analytics software, empowers modern consumers and businesses to become more educated and proactive than ever before. Such detailed data means the competition is more robust than in the past because these consumers can easily compare products and prices. Also, the expectations of the products and services’ derived value has increased. To be effective in getting through the noise to end customers, salespeople need to stand out as trusted advisors and leaders who add value and solve complex customer challenges.


'Tis the Season: Holiday Lights and Data Architecture Complexity

November 15, 2017    |   Brittany Taylor    |   holiday, Internet of Things (IoT), data architecture

With Halloween now behind us, I can't help but think about the upcoming winter holidays. Like many children, I grew up helping my parents decorate the outside of our house with an abundance of holiday lights. My father, an electrical engineer by training, always meticulously organized the overall process, including how we prepared and organized the lights for the following year. As a child, I always thought the organization was a bit overkill. However, as an adult, I came to appreciate the extra time we spent organizing the boxes, wrapping and testing the lights, and sealing the bags airtight. If it weren't for the additional organization, the decorating process would have been stressful and ruined the overall holiday spirit.