Sports Data Analytics and the National Hockey League (NHL)

Sports Data Analytics and the National Hockey League (NHL)

Sport Data Analytics Sports teams are always looking to get ahead of the competition. Winning doesn’t come easy and many different decisions go into making sure you are successful. Decisions like what players to draft, who to trade, and style of coaching all can help a team win. However, when Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s came along, things were about to change. In the mid-1990’s, Beane used sabermetrics to determine the value, making him…

Common Cloud Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them

Common Cloud Mistakes – And How To Avoid Them

Common Cloud Mistakes One of the first lessons in order to avoid common cloud mistakes with anyone entering the tech field learns is that nothing is as simple as it appears to be at first glance. That lesson goes double for companies implementing a hybrid-cloud strategy. Yes, it is possible to achieve the “best of both worlds” ideal of public-cloud efficiency combined with private-cloud security and control. Just don’t expect to get it perfectly right on your first try. Take some…

Optimized Online Research For Black Friday Searches

Optimized Online Research For Black Friday Searches

Black Friday Searches Online search and research can be a highly effective way of sorting through the masses of data available through both cyber channels such as social media and websites as well as the more traditional print sources which are quickly making their way onto the net. But effectively taking advantage of search engines and sifting through the promoted content is a significant hurdle. Sadly, search engines often produce less than satisfactory results, many…

When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table

When The Cloud Comes To The Black Friday Table

Black Friday Black Friday, as most people know, is the busiest shopping day of the year, occurring immediately after U.S. Thanksgiving, and ushering in the “official” beginning of the Christmas/Holiday shopping season. Its name has come to represent the time of the year at which most retailers start to turn a profit (operating in the black), as opposed to running at a loss (in the red) as they have been doing since January 1. Although…

Cloud Platform Evolution and the Increasing Tech Skills Gap

Cloud Platform Evolution and the Increasing Tech Skills Gap

Tech Skills Gap Though moving to the cloud might result in a reduction in IT staffing requirements, there is still a range of tech skills that remain important to any business. Managing cloud environments requires a particular set of abilities and the operators involved should be able to ensure these networks are safe, secure and functioning optimally. In many cases, organizations will implement a host of different cloud environments, and ensuring they’re nicely blended can…

3 Major Concerns For Cloud Computing In 2017

3 Major Concerns For Cloud Computing In 2017

Cloud Computing Concerns With the rise of cloud computing, different concerns about adopting the cloud have arisen over the years. In 2016, the top concerns are pretty similar to previous years, though some have become higher or lower priority as the understanding of cloud computing has changed. Three of the top cloud computing concerns going into 2017, according to Corpinfo,  have been a lack of resources/expertise, security, and cost control, all of which can lead to…

Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

Security Audits, Cyberattacks and other Potential Front Line Issues

Defending the Organization When people talk about security audits in an organization, thoughts immediately go to malware, cyberattacks and other front line issues. These appear as the most obvious types of threats and are consequently given the greatest attention. As essential as these responses are, companies need additional layers of audit and defence further up the hierarchy if they are to build a culture of perpetual and successful self-governance. The problem is, internal compliance and…