Office 365: Balancing Costs and Benefits

Many of the discussions revolving around moving e-mail, instant messaging, and Share Point workloads to Office 365 revolve around issues of functionality, reliability, and licensing costs.  A key part of your Office 365 planning effort should also be a full evaluation of not just hard costs, but full measures of new feature benefits, and cost avoidance to see the true return of your Office 365...

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Enterprise Guide to Networking the Public Cloud – Part 1

Part 1 – Cloud Use Cases & Connectivity Options A news release popped into my inbox last week publicizing a carrier’s new and improved solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) connectivity.  Reading about the new offerings available for connecting to AWS peaked my interest as they are increasingly critical to our clients’ daily operations. …

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5 Security Keys for Leaders Considering Cloud Software

Business leaders are adopting cloud software at an extraordinary pace.  Enterprise applications, file storage, email, and line of business applications are all moving out of corporate data centers as business managers take an active role in driving application selection, and often an inadvertent role in shaping information security policy. This is happening at a time when corporate data is...

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Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

Data & Football: Using Big Data & Analytics to Visualize NFL Twitter Trends

When I was growing up, my dad used to tell me “Work on something you love and it will never feel like work.” In our Advanced Analytics practice, our team shares a common love of data and complex problems.  We work on exciting challenges, pulling together experiences to determine the right tool for the job and deliver uncommon results. …

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Notes from the CRONET Team

The evolution of massively scalable, multi-faceted, cloud based infrastructure solutions (think Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and others), has enabled an unprecedented amount of functionality to our clients. Even better, these solutions come at a cost structure unheard of even just a few years ago. Their ease of provisioning and deployment and their extremely low barrier to entry...

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How Delta Dental of Missouri used the power of the cloud to engage and grow their direct to consumer sales

Addressing the rapidly growing individual health insurance market is one of the single biggest challenges—and opportunities—health plans face today. Reforms such as the Affordable Care Act in the US has catalyzed an unprecedented spike in demand for consumer health insurance products. How can your health plan adapt quickly to not only meet this new demand, but differentiate itself from the...

Read More’s Social Studio Takes Sales and Marketing efforts to the Next Level

Social Studio is’s recent addition to their ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. This addition empowers business owners to take their social listening and engagement to the next level. has continued to bring innovation to its platform including harnessing the power of social media. I first wrote last October about’s efforts to help with social channels...

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