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Hadoop Vs. MongoDB: Which Platform is Better for Handling Big Data?

By |2018-11-26T22:37:13+00:00November 16th, 2014|

The amount of data produced across the world is increasing exponentially, and is currently doubling in size every two years. It is estimated that by the year 2020, the data available will reach 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes). The processing of large amounts of data not suitable for traditional methods has become known as [...]

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Utilizing Hadoop & HDFS as an Active Archiving & Storage Framework

By |2014-11-07T00:07:25+00:00November 7th, 2014|

    Why do we archive data? Data has been growing at a fast pace, and it has been impractical to archive all data.The practice of archiving “low” valued data is often performed by moving from its primary storage to secondary storage. This is a common practice for most organizations, with varying standards and criteria [...]

It’s a Great Time to Consider an IT Job in Healthcare

By |2013-10-29T00:04:08+00:00October 29th, 2013|

“Feds Grapple with Glitches,” “Website Dogged by Embarrassing Technical Problems,” “Technology Problems Could Take Years to Fully Fix,” “Technical Problems Plague Launch of ObamaCare,” “Technical Snafus Confuse Charges for ObamaCare Plans”—this is just a tiny sampling of the news headlines we’ve seen in the wake of the October 1 launch of the public healthcare marketplace. [...]

A Big Data Use Case That Gets You Started

By |2013-09-05T20:53:44+00:00September 5th, 2013|

Over the past few months we have been meeting with customers and prospects to discuss Big Data and the possible use cases and related advantages of kick-starting a Big Data initiative. A natural progression is to understand what Big Data “means” to them, then move onto industry use cases, and eventually narrow our focus to [...]

Introducing Aptude’s New IT Retainer Services

By |2012-08-14T20:36:00+00:00August 14th, 2012|

I'm excited to introduce Aptude's new IT Retainer Services! These have been designed to help our clients save money on important IT work they need to get done but don't necessarily need to hire a full-timer to perform. First, there's DevExtend - retained software development services. Outside of web development, I haven't seen many retainer-based development services - [...]

Our Favorite Microsoft Resources for IT Professionals

By |2012-07-10T04:38:00+00:00July 10th, 2012|

I'd like to share a few of my favorite online Microsoft resources for IT professionals. Most of our blog readers are developers and IT managers, and many of you use Microsoft products and develop on the .NET framework, coding in C# and ASP.NET. Aptude's Microsoft programmers take advantage of these websites for continued learning, inspiration, [...]

A Proof of Concept Eases Your Concerns When Outsourcing Software Development

By |2012-06-28T04:38:00+00:00June 28th, 2012|

You might be apprehensive about outsourcing software development because you fear you’ll sacrifice quality for price. This is a valid concern, especially if you’ve never worked with the service provider before. And considering your lack of control over the programmers—their amount of education, skill sets, and  level of commitment to your project—you fear for the [...]

When IT Job Requirements are Hard to Fill, Think Outside the Box

By |2012-06-05T04:35:00+00:00June 5th, 2012|

I was having a conversation with our Recruiting Manager about the challenges our clients face while trying to fill IT job requirements. “If they have a job description calling for a complex set of qualifications,” she said, “it can sit open for months!” She touched upon an issue that’s been big in IT staffing media: [...]

Retain Your Project Knowledge with New IT Staffing Model

By |2012-02-23T04:27:00+00:00February 23rd, 2012|

I'll bet one of the biggest challenges you face when a developer leaves your IT project team is "what happens to their knowledge?" They've accumulated all sorts of information from your in-house team about your company's best practices, your technology, application know-how, and the subtle nuances that make your IT department "tick," and then poof! The project [...]

Add Value to Your IT Consulting Projects by Grasping the Big Picture

By |2012-02-16T04:26:00+00:00February 16th, 2012|

I came across a great slideshow on CIO today: 10 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master. To quickly rehash, the skills are: listening, collaboration, negotiation, basic business finance, understanding the company's business model, understanding the company's operating model, knowing how to use pronouns, political power mapping, managing up, and doing your job. They're skills all [...]

How IT Staffing Companies Can Screen Past the Fake Resume

By |2012-01-31T04:21:00+00:00January 31st, 2012|

A peril facing many IT staffing companies as well as organizations looking for contingent talent is the fake resume. The blog post Bad Resumes: One Reason Recruiting Is So Broken on CIO.com got me thinking about the resumes we see in IT recruiting—and how many are fake. Meridith Levinson’s article focuses on how important it is for [...]

Making Offshore Development Work – Advice For IT Managers

By |2011-12-01T04:18:00+00:00December 1st, 2011|

I’m so happy to welcome you to Aptude’s blog. It will be a great way for us to communicate and share ideas with you—our clients, friends, and visitors. A topic close to all of us here at Aptude is offshore development. You’re probably aware that using offshore resources can be a great way to save [...]

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