Author: Mark DeMeo

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Mark DeMeo

Sr. Vice President, Consulting. Mark brings his extensive experience in government and private sector consulting to his roll as VP of Consulting Services at AAJ Technologies. Mark graduated from Wright State University with a BS in Computer Science in 1984 and worked for several years for the United States Air Force and defense companies before moving into the privater sector. More

Business Intelligence in Healthcare: Who’s Using the Data?

As our mobile devices become more powerful, we are all becoming increasingly analytics-savvy. IT departments aren’t analyzing and reporting data anymore, either. They’re creating software that does that automatically. As a result, you might be surprised at who’s contributing to and making use of your organization’s Business Intelligence, and what a good thing that is. Crowdsourcing Intel Business Intelligence has traditionally been gathered by IT departments, then synthesized into usable models for organizational leadership to look over and share with relevant departments. But this is no longer the case. The ease of accessing BI using software on mobile devices...

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Where IT’s at for Developers: Wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT) for developers Cloud-driven, multi-platform apps. Location-based apps. Big data. These big trends mean even bigger opportunities for developers who take aim at wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT). Why are wearables and the IoT so exciting? Because they utterly obscure the line between tech as an object and tech as an experience. Most users today haven’t even heard the term Internet of Things, but they know what they want even if they don’t know what it’s called. What users demand most today is fluidity. They want to map a route, take...

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Data as a Commodity

As data is more and more necessary to drive business, data itself is becoming a hot commodity. In fact, the value of your company is increasingly bound to the value of your data. As an example, Pinterest is a free service, but it’s become an incredible storehouse of information about what people like, the way they define those interests, and the connections they perceive between one object and another. For this reason, Pinterest is currently valued at over $10 billion. If, on the other hand, you’re not a company that generates data, then you need to procure it. But...

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Why Healthcare is Embracing the Cloud

Healthcare has lagged behind other industries when it comes to making use of the cloud, but that’s changing. Confidence in cloud-based solutions is on the rise among healthcare professionals. So why is health information technology headed into the wild blue yonder? Embracing Modern Security Historically, healthcare organizations have worried about the security of private healthcare information, but some of this concern has been unfounded. It’s becoming more clear over time that maintaining a data silo within your organization is not only very inconvenient in the modern marketplace, but possibly the equivalent of hiding your money under your mattress. Disasters...

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Navigating the Hurdles of Business Intelligence and Analytics

The rise of Big Data and the Internet of Things has changed the way Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics systems are built. BI analysis is relying more on software and automated systems than ever before, and the implementation of those systems falls on the shoulders of CIOs. So it should be no surprise that in Gartner’s annual survey of almost 3,000 CIOs, BI and analytics were the number one priority for CIOs in 2016. To help you in your strategy and implementation process, we’ve put together a list of some of the common hurdles CIOs have to face with...

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IT Security in 2016: Responding to Ever-Expanding Connectivity

A recent Gartner survey of almost 3,000 CIOs across 84 countries produced a list of the top 10 priorities for CIOs in 2016. Security came in at number 7. At first glance this seems a little strange, since IT security isn’t exactly a new thing, but the IT landscape changed dramatically in 2015, and those changes will only continue in the future. Cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data are all seeing dramatically increased use, presenting an exponential increase in possible cyberattack access points. Additionally, high profile attacks on businesses like Target and Home Depot showed...

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