This is a series of articles marrying the why of a technology to the how-to of it, straight from the brains of the top Chateaux developers. Migrations from On Premise servers to cloud hosting through Office365 are becoming an increasingly popular business solution, as large in-house servers become obsolete due to their costly upkeep. Our SharePoint developers [...]
There are a number of cloud-based services to choose from including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, and each have their own pros and cons. But the Azure platform has gathered some serious momentum with their ease of use, speed, integration, and competitive pricing that is sure to send ripples throughout the cloud service world.
Chateaux’s business is based on a methodology that includes a substantial investment in mentoring and support for our customers. The partnerships we cultivate with our clients are long-term commitments towards combining thoughtful collaboration with best practices. One of the many things we do to support and strengthen our relationships with clients is hosting them for [...]
By Sam Somashekar, Senior Product Management / Marketing / Strategy Consultant When implementing a new BI solution, you typically hear the term “organizational readiness”. This refers to the preparation of an organization to use analytics, including training on BI tools and proper data use; establishing processes for support; and shifting or acquiring people with the skills [...]
Data and data sources are increasing at a tremendously fast pace. In addition to the volume of data being produced by the electronically-connected world, the number of different sources and types of information is growing at unprecedented rates. Organizations are attempting to make use of all this information by storing it in relational or non-relational databases for further analysis by a variety of Business Intelligence tools. However, with the high rate and volume of data comes the need for faster analysis.
Marketing Relevance Rises with Business Intelligence and Big Data By Sam Somashekar, Senior Product Management / Marketing / Strategy Consultant Photo credit: Carlos Veira Lorenzo There once was a time when the typical marketing strategy was “if you throw enough against the wall, eventually something will stick.” Marketing budgets were huge, and the [...]
Final Question with Chateaux Principal Ken Zimmerman and Cloud Expert Sam Somashekar Breakdown of Cloud Computing Services (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ken: When you are advising organizations on creating a cloud strategy, do you typically start with interviews to determine what their motivation is to move to the cloud? What other steps do you [...]
Diagram showing overview of cloud computing including Google, Salesforce, Amazon, Axios Systems, Microsoft, Yahoo & Zoho Ken: You are working with one of our clients now on exploring avenues to get to the cloud. What kinds of things should their decision depend on? Security? Bandwidth? The services provided with the application or platform? [...]
More Q&A with Chateaux Principal Ken Zimmerman and Cloud Expert Sam Somashekar Cloud Question #2: Ken: Let’s say you’re an organization interested in a supply chain application and you have the option of an on-premise solution or a cloud solution. I think many people assume that if its cloud based, it must be better, but I’m [...]
Q&A with Chateaux Principal Ken Zimmerman and Cloud Expert Sam SomashekarThis is a brief segment of an interview with Sam Somashekar, Cloud Strategy Expert for Chateaux. Check back each week for a new Cloud question! Ken: From the point of view of an organization looking to move to the cloud, people think it’s the same as [...]