Check this: How Belly planned ahead to avoid bandwidth bottlenecks

Belly had a fairly simple problem: Success. As its user base grew, so did its data, to the point that it outpaced the company’s available bandwidth. Belly’s loyalty platform allows businesses to create unique rewards for their customers. Small businesses can set up an iPad where customers scan a QR code in their Belly mobile…

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Staff picks for the week of Jan. 25, 2016

From how we think of ourselves to how we shop, eat, and apparently even how we take our latte, technology is filling gaps in our lives that we didn’t even know existed. This week’s staff picks demonstrate just how embedded in our lives technology is.

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4 best practices for sidestepping cloud migration challenges

Whether you’re the head of IT at an enterprise company with 100,000 users, or at an elementary school with 50 users, this much is true: Migrating to the cloud can be a frustrating and stressful undertaking. But it’s one that’s well worth the time and investment. The advantages in moving your environment to the cloud…

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Staff picks for the week of Jan. 18, 2016

We kick off our staff picks this week with a technology flashback, then follow with a discussion on how societal norms and etiquette need to evolve with technological innovation. Read on for these and other tech highlights from the week.

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Resources, relationships, and results: How a children’s hospital fixed its disaster recovery plan

When faced with bad choices, it’s sometimes easier to just do nothing, even if that inaction can lead to a new round of issues. Such was the situation for a children’s hospital in one U.S. city. The hospital had no disaster recovery (DR), and it was stuck with an impractical plan from a consultant –…

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Anatomy of a Design: Building a robust server architecture

This is the third post in a series about IT infrastructure design. We laid out what our hypothetical law firm needs in our last post. Today, we’ll focus our attention on the server, where the work actually gets done. Building the right server based on our needs Before we begin, we need to make some…

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