Computers Are Hard, Work Doesn’t Have To Be

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There is always an occasion where there is a complex issue, one that even the most skilled engineer struggles with. I do quite a bit with cars (restoring, building, and racing) and they are fairly simple machines all things being said. In that problem solving phase, without fail, in will sweep the Sunday mechanics with…

The Digital Art of Laziness & Break Dancing

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Ok, so maybe it’s not laziness, let’s call it “the art of humans having better things to do” and the break dancing part, well it's just funny. I personally always felt that the most innovative technologists were lazy. Not that they didn't work hard, but that they didn't like to do repetitive tasks. Why go…

The Evolution and Revolution of Data

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The advent of data Throughout the years there have been several approaches for the storage of data. It started with the punch card and progressed through magnetic storage such as tape and disk with further progression. Then came optical storage such as compact disk and optical drives, then to flash memory such as solid-state drives,…

So Many Architects, So Little Time.

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Let’s talk about architecture. That word is thrown around a lot in IT circles but is often misunderstood or misrepresented. In the traditional sense, to practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings that have human occupancy or use as their…

Low-Code/No-Code

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For this edition of the Tech Blog, we will cover the topic of configured systems also known as "low-code/no-code" applications. It has become a bit of a buzz-term, but it is nothing dramatically new. The applications have matured and the marketing surrounding them have slightly changed. For over a decade, vendors have sold the message…

Tips to Migrating Workloads off Legacy Mainframes

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As we talk to our clients, the opportunities to reduce IT spend across an organization are at an all time high, from the advent of Cloud computing, to easily transitioning legacy workloads to new platforms. Migrating rapid, low-risk mainframes to distributed environments are becoming the norm. Thousands of MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages) are being moved to…

Diving in to Hyper-Convergence

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What is Hyper-Convergence? Hyper-convergence is a software-centric architecture, or HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) for short. It integrates compute, storage and virtualization resources in a single system that is generally powered by stacks of x86 hardware. Let’s Take a Step Back To power an IT solution you need basic building blocks, like LEGOs that we often use…

Staying Aware of Social Media Hacking

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Be Careful Out There For this week's blog post, we are going to examine the subject of social media, hacking, how they can effect outcomes and what platforms are doing to try to curb it.  You might have heard something in the news a time or two about these subjects (if only the internet had…

What is IoT and Why Should You Care?

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With the advances of chatbots, wearables and smart devices, it seems like a good time to cover some of the basics and talk about the power (and perils) of connectivity. When we say the IoT, the majority of people either don’t get the idea of what it is or associate it simply with WIFI-enabled devices…