Posts by Richard Eyraud

These days, companies can no longer remain competitive just because they have innovative products or services. They need the right data to make real-time, informed choices on the entire lifecycle. In this way, any business is only as good as its data. The trick is transforming that raw data into analytics – to provide decision-makers with actionable knowledge to enhance workflows, boost marketing and sales programs, and understand customer behaviors. But to get the most…  MORE

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Job titles are odd things. They indicate what you do for a living, but they can also limit the way others perceive the real value you deliver. No role exemplifies this problem more than Chief Information Officer (CIO). As we all know, those with the CIO title have always been responsible for a lot more than “information”. They have been the backbone of the organization, assuring the efficiency of workflow and business processes. “Business decisions”…  MORE

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Most technologies, own their own, can help providers deliver exceptional service to their customers. But when two great technologies complement one another, customers can benefit even more. I bring this up because of the parallel paths being taken by cloud providers and 5G providers. Specifically, cloud operators continue to build the tools and services that host today’s mission-critical applications. Meanwhile, we’re seeing mobile operators increasingly deploy 5G access networks. It seems that at some point,…  MORE

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I remember when I first saw a drone hovering in the sky above my house. What I initially thought was a small alien craft spying on me turned out to be my neighbor simply having some fun with his new toy. This was 10 years ago, when drones were a novelty. But now these unmanned aerial vehicles are commonplace. Drones are used for military operations, farming, oil and gas exploration, filmmaking, construction, disaster relief, and…  MORE

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The term “cloud computing” was first coined in the mid-1990s. Now cloud computing is a pillar of the modern business landscape. In 2018, enterprises spent an average of $3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services. Today, IT departments allocate more than 30% their budgets to cloud computing, and nearly 80% of enterprises have a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. All of that activity in the could needs to be monitored….  MORE

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Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it’s safe to say that most of us have adjusted to spending the majority of our time at home. We cook more. We read more. We’re not as restless as we were during the first weeks of the lockdown. We’re using telemedicine to communicate with our doctors. Video meetings – with colleagues, family members and friends – have transformed from novelty to the norm. Outside of our…  MORE

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The combination of cloud computing and streaming media is meeting the on-demand content needs of today’s users. That’s why network performance is so critical. Providers not only require networks that supply high levels of uptime, those networks must also be built with latency considerations in mind. Until recently, this has been a challenge, especially when attempting to provide low latency services to markets that lack the proper infrastructure for high-performance networking. Fortunately, edge computing solves this…  MORE

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Welcome to Retail 4.0

May 27, 2020  |  BY

For decades, retail executives made business strategy decisions based on current trends, industry experience, and pure instincts. But Retail 4.0 has completely altered that approach. Everything is different. Now, consumers demand personalized service and customized offerings based on their past shopping behavior. The reality of omnichannel means consumers expect an exceptional experience anywhere they shop, be it in the store or through a device. On top of that, retailers must contend with consumers that have…  MORE

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