When to Consider Blockchain Rather than a Relational Database

When to Consider Blockchain Rather than a Relational Database

Like many emerging technologies, blockchain is sometimes portrayed as a magic bullet that can solve all problems. This is far from the case. Blockchain, just like any other technology, has a specific set of use cases, and they are much narrower than today’s market hype would imply. West Monroe recommends approaching blockchain carefully and keeping in mind that it has few proven use cases...

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Creating a Winning Team in Industry 4.0

Creating a Winning Team in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is accelerating digital manufacturing and predictive analytics on the shop floor, much in the same way as the professional sports analytics revolution has allowed teams to do more pre-game planning and more real-time, in-game informed decision making on the field. As a manufacturer, do you have what it takes to build a winning team in Industry 4.0?…

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Data Security in a Quantum World

Data Security in a Quantum World

In a 2018 study by the Ponemon Institute, the global average cost of losing one record to a data breach was estimated to be $148. For the United States, this cost rose to $233, giving it the highest average total cost at $7.91 million per incident. With the world experiencing a Cambrian Explosion of data growth, forecasted at 42% through 2020, minimizing the impact of malware is essential.…

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Just Released: HHS and Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices

Just Released: HHS and Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Best Practices

In 2015, HHS (Health and Human Services) convened the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 405(d) Task Group leveraging the HPH (Healthcare and Public Health) Sector Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Public-Private Partnership.  The Task Group is comprised of over 150 members representing many roles and organizations in from healthcare practitioners, privacy, and cybersecurity subject...

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Take the Next Step in Your Digital Maturity for Revenue Growth

Take the Next Step in Your Digital Maturity for Revenue Growth

To realize we now live in a digital world doesn’t take much. And as companies are looking to digitally transform—in what seems to be overnight— many struggle on where to start or understand which digital initiatives will drive revenue and ultimately increase their bottom line. According to our survey of over 400 business leaders, the results were clear: The more digitally mature your...

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TechBash 2018: The Blazor and Serverless Microservices Party

TechBash 2018: The Blazor and Serverless Microservices Party

Part of being a team of Deep Technologists means keeping up with and having an opinion on new and emerging trends. As a Microsoft MVP, I do a lot of public speaking on new topics where I get to share knowledge on these new techniques. Recently, I spoke at TechBash in Pennsylvania alongside industry leaders from Microsoft and others on Blazor and Serverless Microservices.…

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Starting Small with Network Automation: Ansible for Full Device Configurations

Starting Small with Network Automation: Ansible for Full Device Configurations

Our Cloud & Infrastructure team is often involved with designing, building, and deploying new networks, which includes writing configuration text files for network devices for QA purposes before they are deployed to the device. While that method was sufficient for projects that only required 2-3 site configurations be written, projects in the last few years have involved development...

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On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

As we begin to wrap up this year, I’ve been reflecting on how we drive value to our clients. We believe strong, efficiently run and maintained core systems are the foundation on which businesses endures, grows, and innovates. We believe we provide value to our managed services clients by running these platforms well, so our clients can be better positioned to achieve and exceed their business...

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