• September 23, 2021

Legacy Systems: The Bottom-Line Advantage

In the technology world, you can’t go more than 10 minutes without someone using the word “disruptive.” But you can’t go more than 30 seconds without hearing the word “new.” Absolutely everything in hardware and software is about novelty, and yesterday’s innovation is tomorrow’s doorstop. That 40MB hard drive you bought for $3000 is literally […]

Legendary Help: Supporting retailers with efficient and secure payment systems

Keeping businesses running is a team effort. There’s the staff, the maintenance, and behind the scenes, there’s the point of sales software. For every purchase, the POS software and software provider are there to ensure that the transaction is efficient, and that the customer is satisfied and remains loyal to the business. Like any software, […]

IT Priorities During the Pandemic

The worldwide calamity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all sectors of business, forcing them to change. In most cases, they have been forced to reconsider their 2020 business plans altogether. For most of you reading this, any projects slated for this year that were eating up sizable portions of your budget were […]

The Silent Stars of Pandemic IT

Maintaining a functioning IT environment during a pandemic is no small task. Doing it remotely—while working from home with myriad distractions, dogs, kids and some challenging toilet paper procurement issues—is heroic. It’s something that has become increasingly common during the pandemic.  To get through the pandemic, most companies, schools, hospitals and, indeed, families, are even […]

Changing Priorities: IT During a Crisis

It’s hard to imagine a more unexpected and abrupt disruption to global society than we have now. One of the curious features of the COVID-19 crisis is the way so much of life continues, unnervingly, while so much has fully stopped. For IT, it means critical systems remain critical—possibly more so—while teams are separated, loads […]

Rocket data virtualization

Live from IBM World of Watson: a CIO’s perspective of cognitive computing

My primary mission in attending this week’s IBM World of Watson was to get a better understanding of cognitive computing – what it is, how it can be used, how the it can be integrated with existing technologies and applications, what it takes to learn how to use it, what cognitive technologies and applications are […]