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Data Engineering vs Data Science

The Crucial Importance of Data Engineering October 14, 2021 Data Engineering vs Data Science The terms “Data Science” and “Data Engineering” are often used interchangeably.  Years ago, Data Science was the term that encompassed most of the data related activities that...

Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up where...
The IT Guy’s Backpack

The IT Guy’s Backpack

I hate being unprepared. When I was in high school, I had a locker. I even had one of those clever plastic shelves and a magnetic mirror. You know what I stored in there? Nothing -- I spent far too much time watching MacGuyver. So I carried around all my books, pens,...

Calling the Experts to Manage Your IT Network Infrastructure

Calling the Experts to Manage Your IT Network Infrastructure

An often overlooked part of IT network infrastructure management is network security. The majority of business networks, even for small businesses, have a large variety of heterogeneous devices that are working together to provide the services for the various...

How to Deal with Single Points of Failure: Software

How to Deal with Single Points of Failure: Software

In our series looking at false economies that place your business at risk, we have considered the dangers of leaving system administration and maintenance to engineers and looked at the single point of failure risks associated with hardware. But hardware isn't the...

6 Tips for Designing an Effective Data Entry GUI

6 Tips for Designing an Effective Data Entry GUI

There is a subtle art to creating an appealing, well-structured data entry graphical user interface (GUI). Due to the repetitive interaction users have with data entry GUIs, small things like choice of colors and the size of margins can have actual consequences...

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

Developing new and innovative products is essential for companies to survive and thrive -- however safety can never take a backseat to innovation. That is why many companies, like those in the Medical Devices, Aeronautics and Automotive industries, have strict...

5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

One of the more common requests I receive from users is that their computer is running slowly, or even worse, they're getting a popup saying that their machine is infected with a virus and Extreme AntiVirus 2013 can remove that virus for the low low cost of $39.95!...

How PLM Enables Innovation Without Risking Compliance

How PLM Enables Innovation Without Risking Compliance

As technology has advanced, it's become more complex -- and with complexity comes the issue of tracking and monitoring the different processes and their corresponding data. In non-critical applications, the extent of this reporting is often minimal. However, in...

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

Ensuring servers provide consistent performance is a primary goal for all infrastructure management services . A large portion of our servers are in a virtualized environment, and the additional complexity involved there can present some challenging performance...

Dropbox: Do Everything!

Dropbox: Do Everything!

I will assume that everyone reading this is familiar with Dropbox -- my favorite program ever -- but I would like to highlight some newer features and espouse the virtues of this program in case anyone is still living in 2007. Dropbox acts as a shared folder between...