A Better Way to Select A DBaaS for the Future
This 15 minute video addresses the challenges of selecting a Database as a Service, including scalability, speed, reliability and flexibility. Simply putting classic relational databases in the cloud does not make their internal software scale. Learn how to future proof a real-time data strategy for applications.
- Cloud vendor databases are not hybrid or multi-cloud friendly, but leveraging different cloud strengths increases flexibility.
- Real-time applications require the ability to constantly absorb ever-increasing data workloads and pipelines.
- Low latency for fast reads and writes at SCALE will be table stakes.
- Flexibility to support new types of applications, business models, data types and architectures of evolving applications are necessary to future proofing application growth.
The more you look at these areas in detail, the more it will reduce the field of choices in surprising ways.
Popeye’s Supplements – A Point Of Sale System Success Story
When Popeye’s Supplements found out that their retail system was being discontinued by the developer, they began a two-year journey to find a replacement solution. After evaluating more than 10 POS systems, Popeye’s Supplements chose MyPOS Connect.
MYPOS CONNECT: Overview of Features
More than a decade ago we saw the potential for a POS system that was seamlessly connected to the Cloud. So we re-engineered our Client-Server POS solution using Microsoft’s .NET development platform, because of its superior ability to leverage Cloud servers without having to write an app that runs from an Internet browser. In 2009 we released our first Cloud-enabled version of MyPOS Connect, and we’ve been developing on that foundation ever since.
What makes MyPOS Connect unique is that, although your corporate database is in the Cloud, the software application resides on each workstation or device, along with a scaled-down local copy of the database. So you get a crisply responsive user experience, just like an on-premise application would give you, but you’re working with real-time data that is securely accessible from anywhere, at any time.
Eliminating Stockouts – An Inventory Planning Primer
With the advent of online sales digging deeper into retailers’ pockets, it is more important than ever for independent retailers to eliminate lost sales that occur as a result of stockouts.
According to a study in May 2018 by retail research organization IHL Group, customers of department stores and specialty retail shops experience a stockout 1 in 4 shopping trips. They estimate that stockouts are costing North American retailers more than $47B a year in sales! And where are these sales going? To Amazon, where else? IHL states that nearly 24% of Amazon’s North American retail revenue can be attributed to consumers who first tried to buy the product at a local store but couldn’t find it on the shelves.
The State of the Data Race
The data execution gap is real. We surveyed more than 500 CIOs and technology heavy hitters to uncover key attributes of “data leaders”—companies that excel at using data to deliver value to customers and derive at least 20% of revenue from data and analytics. Read the report to learn:
- What frontrunners do to improve the customer experience and boost revenue with data.
- The important role that open source technologies play in advancing organizations’ success with data.
- Key steps that organizations take to move toward the level of the highly successful data strategies used by leaders.
The State of the Data Race 2022
In an independent survey of 500+ CIOs and technology leaders, it revealed that leveraging real-time data pays off in two important ways: higher revenue growth and increased developer productivity.
Some highlights from the State of the Data Race research report:
- 71% of respondents agree that they can tie their revenue growth directly to real-time data.
- 78% of respondents agree that real-time data is a “must-have,” not a “nice to have”.
- 66% of real-time data focused organizations agree that developer productivity has improved.
- And more insights!
IDC Brief: Factors in Choosing DataBase Technologies
Combining Scalable Database Technologies to Achieve Operational Flexibility and Analytic Power, an IDC Analyst Brief.
This IDC paper discusses the different factors enterprises must consider to choose the right database technologies in the face of the confusing and daunting demands of digital transformation.
Enterprises require technologies that carefully address the workload at hand, which can be operational, streaming, or analytical. They must also consider deployment requirements — on premises, in the cloud, or hybrid, not to mention the organization’s capacity to handle the operational demands and technical requirements of running workloads in the cloud.
Choosing the Best Data Stack: DataStax Astra DB vs. Amazon DynamoDB
DataStax’s Astra DB is the serverless, fully managed, and cloud-agnostic DBaaS built on Apache Cassandra™ that provides developer freedom through APIs, unparalleled price, and scalable performance. Read this ebook to discover the advantages of Astra DB over DynamoDB:
- Rich API flexibility means there’s no need for developers to learn any new complex, proprietary APIs for application development.
- Better price/ performance (throughput and latency) at scale for lower TCO.
- Infrastructure-agnostic data layer provides flexibility to run on multiple clouds, on-prem data centers, or both in a hybrid fashion.
- Powered by Astra Streaming, a multi-cloud streaming as a service built on Apache Pulsar, to support real-time data pipelines.
Managing your Kubernetes clusters for dummies – DBCBA5
This ebook provides an introductory overview to Kubernetes clusters, trends in modern cloud computing, the challenges of managing Kubernetes clusters, and best practices for addressing those challenges. An integrated solution such as Red Hat® Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes can help your organization centralize management from end to end while retaining a security- and compliance-focus.
The Importance of Having a CISO Strategy for Small Business IT Teams
Avast CISO, Jaya Baloo, Discusses Cybersecurity Solutions for Today’s Businesses
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to businesses. Some may have a full IT team on staff. Others may not, and many are limited by resources and budget. With cyberattacks targeting small to mid-sized businesses at an all-time high, it’s critical for IT consultants and service providers to be having those conversations with SMBs about enterprise grade security protection, tailored exactly to their needs.
In an interview with Richard Tubb, the IT Business Growth Expert, Jaya Baloo covers:
- The best ways to present cybersecurity to SMBs and explain its importance
- The biggest cyber threats faced by SMBs today and the best defense strategy
- How SMBs with limited budgets and/or IT resources can still stay protected
- The importance of a response plan in case an SMB is impacted by a cyber attack
- The future of the cybersecurity landscape and the role of emerging technologies
Navigating the Evolving Network Perimeter
While legacy security applications did their part in the past, they no longer serve an increasingly cloud-powered digital world. Even encryption alone isn’t enough and has been used by cyberattackers to conceal and deliver threats.
- Find out how and why encryption is a security measure that could easily backfire
- Learn about the new alternative to on-premise hardware and firewalls
The 2020 Customer Communications Review
Let’s just say picking up the phone isn’t the only option anymore. Now, we can email, live-chat, even text businesses to get answers to our questions. But those forms of communications go the other way too— businesses can now text their customers (and prospects), email them with offers and promotions, and, of course, call them.
But is this actually good for business? Or is it just annoying and alienating customers (and potential customers)?
In this report, we’ll look at consumers’ preferences when it comes to communicating with businesses and dig into how businesses can reach out in a way that’s actually productive and effective.
Every year, video penetrates our personal lives a bit more. We broadcast personal events on Instagram Live, chat with our friends on FaceTime, and leave video messages on WhatsApp. As we’ve become more comfortable with video chat, it has steadily spread into the professional sphere.
In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of new workplace applications. Innovators are building virtual rec rooms, simulating spontaneous office conversations, and facilitating spontaneous conversations between remote colleagues.
In this insight report, we’ve profiled 5 of the most exciting applications, investigating precisely how organizations are implementing video and how it’s affected their teams.
How the Combination of Message, Video, and Phone Will Reshape the Future of Work
Before COVID-19, organizations dabbled in remote and flexible work arrangements for many years without any particular urgency. In the wake of COVID-19, however, the slow-and-steady approach turned upside down. Businesses suddenly had to accelerate their remote work plans and get employees completely equipped to work from home.
As business leaders plan to support more remote work in the immediate and distant future, equipping remote workers with the right technologies is mission-critical. It’s time to move into the next phase of remote work and explore permanent collaboration solutions - with WFH 2.0.
Accelerating Productivity Improvements with System-Level Manufacturing Data
Today’s digital manufacturing ecosystem is undergoing another landmark transformation. While factory floors are more connected than ever, there’s a challenge to real-time insights and next-gen CI: data. Most companies are collecting mass amounts of data but lack system-wide visibility. This means lack of usable insights. With Sight Machine on Microsoft Azure, you get essential line of sight, and system-side view, into the inner workings of your factory and its data output. Unlock and scale the next generation of CI today.
8 Best Practices in Evolving Mass Communications
Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients. They needed to overhaul their Global Crisis management program after a severe weather event which spearheaded a company-wide program change. Samantha Lara, Crisis Management Associate at Sun Life presents some best practices in evolving business continuity communications covering a unique implementation roadmap, communications, call trees, assembly testing and more using the xMatters digital service availability platform. You will walk away with working knowledge of an Enterprise-level program that can be implemented in your organization using xMatters.