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Education Case Study: Power BI

By |2019-01-23T17:34:12+00:00January 1st, 2017|

Education Case Study - Power BI CHALLENGE: One of the largest School Districts in a the State of George needed a county-wide, District wide and School District dashboard and analytic solution. REQUIREMENTS: Connect to a myriad of disparate data sources Provide drillable, dashboard capable data analytics Cost effective solution that would allow for Power User's [...]

Transportation Industry Case Study: Data Warehouse

By |2019-01-23T17:20:40+00:00January 1st, 2017|

Transportation Industry Case Study - Microsoft .NET Data Warehouse CHALLENGE: A steamship equipment depot management facility that stores and repairs equipment for some of the largest steamship companies in the world had the following challenges: Sharing information among its multiple facilities. Providing customers with timely and credible repair estimates. Providing timely and accurate information [...]

Transportation Case Study: 3PL Mobile Tracking Solution

By |2019-01-22T17:39:12+00:00January 1st, 2017|

3PL Mobile Tracking Solution Our client, a large Transportation and Logistics company, needed a tracking solution that would run on any smart phone leveraging either iOS or Android. The solution requirements included delivering real-time, verifiable information on every load brokered to 3rd party carriers. The solution must track freight in an automated fashion that [...]

Transportation Case Study: Oracle Fusion ADF

By |2019-01-23T17:09:14+00:00January 1st, 2017|

Transportation Case Study - Oracle Fusion ADF CHALLENGE: A large Oracle technology client had invested heavily in an off-the-shelf product to help support a logistical piece of its business. The excessive cost of using the platform resulted in the need to develop a custom-built application that provided similar functionality. The client’s resource utilization had [...]

Project Portfolio Management Case Study

By |2019-02-01T16:46:39+00:00January 1st, 2017|

Project Portfolio Management Case Study Industry: Education Location: Georgia About the client: Founded in 1871, the Fulton County School System is one of the oldest and largest school districts in Georgia. With a focus on student achievement and a commitment to continual improvement, Fulton has earned a reputation as a [...]

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Benefits and Challenges of Using Microservices with Big Data Applications

By |2018-11-21T17:26:18+00:00November 1st, 2016|

While implementation of DevOps practices has been on the rise lately, a slightly lesser-known concept has also been gaining popularity – microservices. The idea behind microservice architecture is to build your application as many independent services rather than one large code base (commonly referred to as a monolith). Rather than accessing the majority of [...]

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3 Crucial Steps to Building Effective BI Dashboards

By |2018-08-29T16:50:07+00:00July 25th, 2016|

One of the most important steps to implementing a business intelligence solution is defining the criteria for how you will visualize data for your BI Dashboards. Business intelligence initiatives will always vary, but the end goal is always the same – to provide actionable insights to business users so that they can make informed decisions. [...]

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Latest Announcements From Microsoft – Free SQL Server Offer & Linux Support

By |2018-08-29T18:31:04+00:00March 16th, 2016|

Microsoft is going after Oracle’s Database market and there are signs that it’s hungrier for more! When I read the news last week from Bloomberg (Microsoft offers-free database software-to lure oracle customers) that Microsoft was offering free licensing for organizations that are willing to move from Oracle it didn’t really surprise me.  Microsoft SQL Server’s [...]

Tips for Building your Big Data Team

By |2015-06-01T05:07:04+00:00June 1st, 2015|

Every company worth its salt wants to put together a Big Data strategy these days. Of course, to do so will require a capable team of both technical and functional experts, which can be challenging considering the fact that Big Data is relatively new in comparison to the more mature platforms out there. That being [...]

The Big Data Implementation Checklist

By |2015-04-16T15:52:19+00:00April 16th, 2015|

Big data analytics projects are on many organization “to-do” lists, which isn’t surprising given the many benefits that can be realized from an implementation. As with any new technology implementation, it would be unwise to haphazardly introduce any big data solution to your technology ecosystem without properly analyzing and preparing for this kind of project. [...]

Taking a Look at Big Data and Business Intelligence Project ROI

By |2015-03-17T17:57:01+00:00March 17th, 2015|

Any time a business unit is asking for funds to make an investment, whether it’s for production equipment or an infrastructure investment, the very first question always centers on respected ROI. That's the question which we can understand, if for no other reason it ensures that the requesting group has spent necessary time justifying the [...]

Strategies to Address the Big Data/Hadoop IT Talent Shortage

By |2015-03-09T00:56:53+00:00March 9th, 2015|

All the “C’s in your office (CMO, CFO, CIO) have been asking you about your Big Data Initiative or strategy and you realize that regardless of the use-case and the ROI, you’re going to need talent to execute the vision. The talent shortage in Information Technology was strained prior to the Big Data movement and [...]

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