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Using Business Intelligence Intelligently

Using Business Intelligence Intelligently in Your Houston Business

Business intelligence (BI), when utilized to its fullest potential, is a powerful tool that can turn your business’s raw data into actionable insights. Sadly, many businesses don’t know how to get the bang for the buck out of their business intelligence software applications. If you are a business owner or executive falling into this category, […]

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Beyond the Screen: 6 Industries Exploring Virtual Reality for Business

Virtual Reality for Business

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” ~Bill Gates When the Oculus Rift was made available for pre-orders back in January, many were downright skeptical about how mainstream the device would become. Sure, virtual reality sounds cool and diehard gamers with a pretty […]

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Big Data has changed Business and Consumer Interaction, or Has it?

Big Data

We know that technology advancement is never stagnant. It is an ever-changing continuum of bigger, better, and faster ways of doing things. If we let it, (and let’s be real, most of us do!) technology touches virtually every aspect of our lives. And so it stands to reason that it also has its way with […]

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Why Businesses Should Adopt Cloud Computing

The three giants of the tech world: cloud computing, big data and mobility (CBM) are the future of tech market, but what benefits are there for businesses to opt CBM? Well, a survey conducted by Dell reveals that business can experience revenue growth up to 53 percent, compared to the ones who don’t. The results […]

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Dealing with Big Data

Access to public (open) data is easier than ever before, and businesses can certainly use it to their advantage.  The downside of this accessibility, however, is the sheer volume of data available.  Trying to handle that much information and statistics can be overwhelming, especially to those in a small-to-medium sized business.  It can be difficult […]

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What is a VoIP Phone System?

VoIP stands for Voice-over Internet Protocol, and it is phone system is a group of technologies that deliver calls and multimedia sessions over the internet, rather than by traditional phone lines.  It is available on several different types of devices, like smartphones, personal computers, tablets; basically any device that has the ability to access the […]

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CartoDB: Combining Data with Location

CartoDB has expanded its reach.  The company, established in 2011 by two Spanish biodiversity and conservation scientists, was originally designed for map makers and data scientists, but now it is helping other industries visualize their data in map form.  As of July 21st, CartoDB has a new feature that will analyze any data that is […]

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Apple/IBM Partnership: One Year In

At first it seemed like a rather unlikely partnership: the consumer-driven, flashy, fashion-forward Apple and the business-oriented, enterprising, and buttoned-down IBM.  The companies make possibly the ultimate ‘odd couple’ in the tech industry.  But one year and the release of 42 applications later, it seems to be working, giving both companies what they were looking […]

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The Future of the Internet

It started most visibly with Siri.  Now, according to TechCrunch, Uber is participating.  It is now possible to summon an Uber ride without ever opening the Uber app itself, but rather accessing it from other applications using Uber’s Request application program interface (API).  This model of service is an example of the “programmable web.”  It […]

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Disaster Recovery

Houston is still recovering from the flooding that occurred in late May as a result of several storm systems that came through one after the other.  If your business was located in one of the areas around the rivers and bayous that overflowed, or any of the other flooded areas, you may have lost valuable […]

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