Microsoft BI: From Excel to Power BI

Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence software ranks Microsoft as the Leader. Here's how their Power BI solution emerged as the evolution of Excel, along with some clarity on the various components and product names which Microsoft has been using. 

Public, Private or Hybrid Clouds: What's the Difference?

The distinctions between the different types of clouds can be confusing. Public, Private, Hybrid- what exactly sets them apart and which is right for your business? Let's clear the air between the three.

Apache's Hadoop: 10 Things You Need to Know

While it may have a funny name, Hadoop provides all of the key elements which make this open-source software framework a powerhouse for those needing speed, strength and dependability. Here's a breakdown of its key features. 

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Inspector from Amazon Web Services

Inspector from Amazon Web Service is a cost effective, automated assessment that helps ensure the security and compliance of your cloud deployed applications. Here's how it can help your organization.     

The Business Intelligence Software You Didn't Know You Had

Users of MS Excel 2013 or above have BI capabilities built in with PowerPivot; a powerful, low-cost solution for collecting and analyzing your data. Here's a look how its implementation and productivity increasing abilities can be gained without investing too much time or money.

15 Steps to implement 21 CFR 11 for JDE EnterpriseOne

Transparency and fairness must prevail for electronic records and signatures to be considered valid which is where CFR Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations finds its relevance. While it gives companies the guidelines to do this successfully and succinctly, Oracle EnterpriseOne gives companies the platform and controls to implement it in just 15 steps.

5 Reasons to Execute a SQL 2016 Upgrade

Resistance to change is understandable when it comes to the Database, but the many benefits of Microsoft's SQL 2016 should make any IT leader consider the upgrade.

The True Cost of Downtime

Even with 99.999% uptime guarantees, interruptions in operations are inevitable. Here's a look at the reasons behind systems downtime and effects it has on business.