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Consider Maturity, Limitations, and Appropriateness of New Tech

Digital transformation initiatives should also consider the maturity, limitations, and appropriateness of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics technologies. Again, look to other industries for insight. If you believe the automotive pundits, fully autonomous, driverless cars are only months away. Google and Tesla told us they would have fully autonomous cars by 2018; GM planned […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: Getting Started Smart

In the first post in this series, I talked about giving a Big Data Bootcamp in the Dominican Republic to a large group of very smart students. In this post, I’ll go over the basic tools and techniques that I think are most relevant in the job market. These are basic tools that most are […]

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Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained. One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. Luis didn’t know me; he just saw my profile and saw that I’ve been […]

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How the IoT will Impact Healthcare

Let’s be honest, when it comes to our health we all want prompt and personal care. As a patient, we want the cost to be low, and the feeling of empowerment to be prevalent throughout the experience. Our world is becoming increasingly connected through the development of technology. With these extensive levels of connectivity, the […]

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Perficient’s Guide to Denver Startup Week 2018

Denver Startup Week is a continuous celebration of everything entrepreneurial and innovative in Denver. This 5-day experience is one of the largest free events of its kind in the world. While here, people come together at numerous sessions and events to celebrate Denver’s thriving pioneering environment. This alone enforces the city’s culture of innovation. The […]

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Smart Dust – Personal Clouds

The author could not resist the analogy here. In my recent research on emerging technology for my client I came across the subject of “Smart Dust.” I had reviewed the technology one time before but put it in the “10-year plus” category. Upon further reading and research it became clear that this is one of […]

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Using PostgreSQL to Massage Data for Siebel EIM

Recently, I had a Siebel Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) client requirement to load data into the database, clearly the purview of Siebel Enterprise Integration Manager (EIM). The client sent me the data in a spreadsheet, and it looked something like this: Site_Number Contact_ID Role 800,1,300,500 1-2ASW Pharmacist 6,7,2 1-4RSW Doctor 1,2,4,6,7,8 1-5E33 Lead CRA […]

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How Blockchain and Bitcoin Tech Will Fuel the Industrial IoT

Technological powerhouses bitcoin and blockchain offer the potential to collaborate with the Internet of Things (IoT), resulting in simplified connections within the industrial IoT. Through advanced implementation of blockchain and bitcoin, technology promotes a simpler way to experience life itself. Blockchain is the underlying technology in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Information contained and stored within […]

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[Guide] Improving Operations & Patient Outcomes: Strategy & Tech

Due to the emergence of value-based care, precision medicine, and consumerism, the healthcare industry continues to grow and change. More than ever before, healthcare organizations are collecting patient and member data in real time by utilizing mobile applications, wearable, and implantable devices. In fact, according to Forbes.com, “There are 3.7 million medical devices in use […]

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Marriage of DevOps and ITIL

DevOps is more of a philosophy or way of working than it is a formal framework or standard. Nevertheless, the approach deserves merit, as it goes to the core of tension in most IT organizations—the need to be responsive to business change while maintaining a stable, highly available IT infrastructure, and delivering quality services that […]

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IoMT and the Necessity for Cybersecurity

Cyber-security: a continuous mission to supervise, support, and evolve data protection. Healthcare providers remain aware and proactive in regards to cyber-attacks or malware that feature threats to patient records, and internal documents. By continuously remaining alert, healthcare organizations can confirm their IoMT networks are secure. What is Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)? IoMT features a […]

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How Microsoft Word “Protected View” Stops Information Leaks

Microsoft Word has long offered support for loading images and templates over the network.  This is a great feature within corporate environments because it facilitates the reuse of assets like logos and corporate document templates.  Unfortunately, these features can be abused by bad actors to obtain operational intelligence on individuals, or even to steal credentials.  […]

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Ensuring Reliable Message Delivery in MuleSoft Applications

Some types of MuleSoft applications have zero tolerance for message loss.  An online order purchasing application is a good example.  Losing even one message during an online purchase order would have a direct impact on a company’s sales revenue. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure reliable message delivery when implementing a MuleSoft application.  One approach […]

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Consensus Algorithms in Blockchain and Beyond – 5 of 5

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum are recent examples of the evolution of consensus algorithms blockchain represents. Consensus, getting distributed processes to agree on a single value, is a fundamental problem in computer science. Distributed processing is difficult. In fact, there are logical proofs that show pretty conclusively that there won’t […]

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Consensus Algorithms in Blockchain and Beyond – 4 of 5

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum are recent examples of the evolution of consensus algorithms blockchain represents. Consensus, getting distributed processes to agree on a single value, is a fundamental problem in computer science. Distributed processing is difficult. In fact, there are logical proofs that show pretty conclusively that there won’t […]

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Consensus Algorithms in Blockchain and Beyond – 3 of 5

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum are recent examples of the evolution of consensus algorithms blockchain represents. Consensus, getting distributed processes to agree on a single value, is a fundamental problem in computer science. Distributed processing is difficult. In fact, there are logical proofs that show pretty conclusively that there won’t […]

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Consensus Algorithms in Blockchain and Beyond – 2 of 5

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum are recent examples of the evolution of consensus algorithms blockchain represents. Consensus, getting distributed processes to agree on a single value, is a fundamental problem in computer science. Distributed processing is difficult. In fact, there are logical proofs that show pretty conclusively that there won’t […]

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Consensus Algorithms in Blockchain and Beyond – 1 of 5

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and smart contract platforms like Ethereum are recent examples of the evolution of consensus algorithms blockchain represents. Consensus, getting distributed processes to agree on a single value, is a fundamental problem in computer science. Distributed processing is difficult. In fact, there are logical proofs that show pretty conclusively that there won’t […]

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DataStax Advanced Security : Eat your vegetables first

I see companies start down their Big Data/NoSQL journey with a Proof of Concept mindset and they almost always end up funding a science project by confusing early wins on established products with progress. Cassandra is ten years old and DataStax has 500 customers in 50 countries. This stuff works; what you need is a […]

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