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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform – Part 2: Foundation for Properly Managing a Business Data & Communications Framework

The Anant STACK process is fairly generic in that it can be applied to any technology whether it’s SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Open Source or Commercial. You can always elect to implement a full-blown ITIL service strategy if you already have it at your company. Our process is meant to be an easy to understand enterprise architecture process.

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Top Cloud Trends to Watch Out for in 2019

Cloud computing is an ever-evolving organism, which spins out new trends and technologies every now and then. With such high versatility comes a high number of options, which often cause headaches for technologists. With the projected growing adoption of cloud, expectations, and the necessity to find the best solutions will only grow as companies try to remain competitive.

As reported by Forbes, almost half of IT spending in the year 2018, was on cloud-based services and this is predicted to reach 60% of all IT spending and 60-70% of all software, services and technology speeding by 2020. Thus it becomes necessary to pay attention to cloud demands, while also keeping an eye on evolving technologies to better use it to fulfill business needs. In this article, we will see some of the technologies that have the potential to trend in the cloud computing domain in 2019.

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Architecting & Managing a Global Data & Analytics Platform Part 1: Foundation of a Business Data, Computing, & Communication Framework

This series covers different aspects of architecting and managing a global data & analytics platform. This is not as simple as choosing some technology and installing it. This work involves proper coordination of people, processes, information, and systems to ensure that the business needs are met at all times. We will cover the components of the “SMACK” stack although many people may not necessarily use Akka or Mesos, they will find much value in our coverage of Cassandra, Spark, and Kafka. We will also cover the Anant “STACK” set of procedures which we use at our company to manage data & analytics platforms for our clients.

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Top Technology Investment Yeses – Part 1 of 2

Businesses should not invest in technology for the sake of doing so. The current state of things is that we too often jump to the conclusion that an existing business situation not leveraging technology can be ameliorated by the introduction of it. So, thus, the question becomes “What is a worthwhile technology investment?”.

In this two-part series, we’ll go over legitimate reasons why your business should invest in technology as well as reasons to steer away from it.

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6 Collaboration Platforms That Can Help You Today

A lot of businesses are aiming to create platform experiences into both their external product or service delivery as well as internally within the company’s own operations. The reason this initiative has become much more prominently found among the industry is due to 1) the increasing amount of information silos popping up left and right as more and more systems enter a company’s software ecosystem and 2) because of the increasing array of options available to firms of all backgrounds.

 

In this post, we will quickly cover six different collaboration applications that can help your company streamline its’ business operations. The intended use of these platforms is varied, they can be used for intranets, client portals, online communities, and lightweight learning management systems and so forth.

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