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Amazon, Microsoft or Google? Selecting an Infrastructure Service Provider

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

Many IT organizations, driven by the ever-increasing demand on businesses to provide products and services on the Internet, are finding themselves more often turning to Cloud hosting options for their solutions. There are several infrastructure service providers to choose from, but as is true for any project, picking the right tools for the job is critical for success.

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Tags: IT/Data Services

5 Experts Forecast the Cloud Computing Market in 2015

Posted by Tina Jolicoeur on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.

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Tags: Real-Time, IT/Data Services, Security

A Quick Overview of Common Cloud Services Options

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

The term "cloud" has evolved over the years from a vague collection of computer systems interconnected for research and collaboration to a multifaceted and lucrative service platform used to host anything and everything that one can imagine. In addition, there isn't just one cloud anymore, there are now many clouds in existence, both public and private. To go even further, these cloud computing platforms provide different levels of service depending on client needs. Let's take a look at some of the options when talking about cloud services.

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Tags: IT/Data Services, Security, User Group

RIP Windows XP (10/25/2001 - 4/8/2014)

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

I am sure that anyone reading this right now has heard that Windows XP has come to the end of the road. Microsoft is putting its longest running consumer version of Windows out to pasture after 12 years of service. With all the news out on the Internet, one would think that the world is ending come April 8th. So what does the end of support really mean for the user who is still using Windows XP on April 9th? There are two major issues that need to be considered with the end of support of Windows XP. Both need to be understood within the context of usage of the operating system (OS) in each situation.

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Tags: IQMS, IT/Data Services, Technical Support

The Future of Technology at Home and the "Internet of Things"

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Welcome to 2014, the future is now. There are so many amazing new technologies that are coming out, as well as companies that are pushing infrastructure to support them, that we should be seeing some incredible products hitting the market in the coming year.

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Tags: IQMS, Real-Time, Automation, IT/Data Services

The Future of Computing? (Part One)

Posted by John Asi on Tue, Nov 05, 2013 @ 11:20 AM

I was fortunate enough to attend the recent Oracle OpenWorld event.  The conference was held in downtown San Francisco at the Moscone center and if reported numbers are accurate, approximately 60,000 guests converged for four days of presentations, technology sessions and information booths all related in some way to Oracle.  Being able to hear firsthand what industry leaders are working on and envisioning for the future of technology was exciting, thought provoking, and a little bit scary (in an Asimovian, psycho historical way).  I wanted to share some of the take-aways that I remember from the event and so I will boil four days down to two blogs.  This is "Part One."

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Tags: Real-Time, Automation, IT/Data Services

Wireless Infrastructure Considerations for Your Shop Floor

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 10:16 AM

Wireless technologies have matured considerably over the last decade and have proven very useful in the workplace. They remove the need to be tethered to a specific location and allow users the ability to wander around the manufacturing shop floor while keeping access to critical information close at hand or provide connectivity to remote locations that may have been inaccessible through traditional means. With the obvious benefits of using a wireless infrastructure, why continue using wired hardware?

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Tags: Real-Time, Automation, IT/Data Services, Security, Hardware Reseller, Implementation

Embracing Technology: An Interview with IQMS Director John Asi

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

Today we continue our new blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, IQMS News, IT/Data Services, eCommerce/EDI

How to Safely Run Anti-Virus Software on Your ERP Server

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Corporate environments contain an extensive mix of software components such as security applications, database servers and productivity software. With the diverse number and types of applications that can exist within the infrastructure, it is inevitable that some sort of interaction will occur and, in some cases, cause serious issues.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, IT/Data Services, Security

Manufacturing Downtime Prevention with Effective Hardware Management

Posted by John Asi on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

Downtime can represent a significant loss in operating efficiency if not managed properly. While many resources are expended on analyzing and optimizing efficiencies on the shop floor, some basic areas of critical importance outside of the manufacturing heart of a business are often neglected.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, EnterpriseIQ, IT/Data Services, Machine Monitoring