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Real-Time Data Analytics: Faster Better-Informed Business Decisions

By Dick Weisinger

If businesses in the US took advantage of real-time analytics, the economy could see a $2.3 trillion boost, according to a report by KX, a data analytics company. Of that sum, the manufacturing industry could benefit from a $1 trillion

DevOps: Eliminating Configuration Drift is Essential for Strong CyberSecurity

By Dick Weisinger

Configuration drift is incremental network setting changes made by administrative users that over time diverge from baseline or defined configuration settings. The changes made might be made as a result of troubleshooting a problem and forgetting to reset parameters or

Digital Threads: The Digital Manufacturing Lifecycle

By Dick Weisinger

Digital Thread refers to the complete digital lifecycle of a product from design, production, evaluation, and end of life. The term was first used in 2013 by the US Air Force and has caught on, especially as a concept that

Open Source: No Longer a Fringe Movement, But Security is a Worry

By Dick Weisinger

It’s taken decades, but Open Source software has moved from a fringe weird idea into mainstream software development and is routinely used in both small and large businesses. [In 2010, the Wall Street Journal wrote of an “open-source software movement,

Data Management: Seeing the Big Picture with Data Ontologies

By Dick Weisinger

Think of an ontology as a cheat sheet for quickly identifying key pieces of information and their relationships within a specific field. Ontologies are a kind of data model that describes concepts and knowledge concisely. Ontologies can show interconnections and