What is the link between IoT, Big Data and artificial intelligence?

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Nov 7, 2018 7:42:00 AM

There is no doubt that our world excels at creating data, of all types and of all origins, in a context of datification, especially with the growth of connected objects.

Data is now the new oil for all companies, regardless of size.

  • Although this statement needs to be nuanced, if only because data is an inexhaustible resource, it is a good illustration of the fact that a company must be able to extract the value of its internal and/or external data, or risk putting themselves in danger in a context where their competitors are doing this. 
  • However, even if the data must be processed, the refining of this new black gold only makes sense because it answers a concrete business challenge. In other words, if we focus on data and not the business challenges that need addressing, how do we know we have the right data?
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Topics: Business intelligence (BI), Big Data, IoT

The Ruckus Big Dogs Conference: new Wi-Fi solutions, new challenges

Posted by Laurent Chayer_ on Oct 24, 2018 8:35:00 AM

Present had the honor of being invited to the Ruckus Big Dogs Conference held Oct. 9-11 in San Diego, California. This invitation-only event aims to exchange ideas and network among Ruckus' main business partners.

Ruckus, integrated into the Arris company since 2017, specializes in Wi-Fi solutions, including access points and IP switches. They took advantage of this partner event to make big announcements that shows that Ruckus wants to evolve along with the technological needs of the market.

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Topics: Events, IT Innovation

Lenovo Transform 2.0: a rewarding experience on the future of IT and a major announcement

Posted by Pierre Lavoie on Oct 3, 2018 7:50:00 AM

 

Two weeks ago, with several customers, we had the chance to attend the Transform 2.0 event organized by Lenovo.

In addition to receiving first-hand information on news, products and partnerships, we had the chance to attend workshops and panels led by experts.

Three main themes were at the heart of the discussions: the Internet of Things, virtual reality and digital transformation. All topics that are revolutionizing the industry, such as artificial intelligence, 5G and the cloud, were addressed.

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Topics: Trends, IT Innovation, Events

3 myths about Business Intelligence and SMBs

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Sep 18, 2018 7:50:00 AM

In today's economy, business leaders, and by extension all those who need to make important decisions, face a major challenge – having access to reliable information to act quickly and intelligently. 

Often, the difficulty lies not so much in the lack of data from within applications, databases and social media, as in the ability to overcome data silos and extract a unified view and ultimately usable information.  

This is precisely the whole purpose of business intelligence or BI. 

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Topics: Business intelligence (BI)

Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA): Key Tools for Using Your Data to Your Advantage

Posted by Marc Therrien_ on Sep 5, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Every day, your business receives thousands of pieces of information that you accumulate without paying special attention to it. You accumulate data on companies, individuals who buy, products, timing, frequency of purchase, destinations, etc.

Have you ever planned to use this data to gain an advantage?

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Topics: Big Data, IT Innovation, Business intelligence (BI)

Office 365 IP Telephony: The Voice of the Future for Productive Enterprises!

Posted by Jean-Francois Michaud_ on Aug 15, 2018 7:45:00 AM

IP telephony

Since the invention by Bell in 1876, to our smart phones, passing through the dial and then keypad telephone, not forgetting telephone switchboards, telephony has evolved.  It has transformed from analog to digital, bringing both cost savings and greater ease of use.

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Topics: Office 365, Digital transformation, IT Innovation

Present Featured in Top 10 as Most Innovative Infrastructure Partner

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jul 25, 2018 1:07:36 PM

Recently, Present was featured on the cover of Insights Success as one of the top 10 Most Innovative IT Infrastructure Solution Providers for 2018.

We want to share the content of this article with our readers as it lays out our view of IT in today's business, and how the steady backbone of IT infrastructure will support a company's ever growing needs in the increasingly disruptive world. As well we share our corporate vision and ethos, that we believe sets us apart.

So here are the main excerpts, you can view the complete article here.

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Topics: CIO/IT leaders, IT infrastructure, Trends

Securing your customer data: 7 recommendations that every SMB should apply

Posted by Claude Gagne_ on Jul 12, 2018 7:57:36 AM

We generally associate IT security breaches with the loss and theft of information due to the intrusion of hackers. Just think of the massive hack at Ashley Madison in 2017, which forced the company to negotiate with hackers or risk seeing all their confidential data published. A story similar to that of Sony, in 2014. 

 

However, especially for SMBs, it is wrong to believe that threats mainly come from the outside. In fact, 85% of corporate espionage is done by employees, from within companies

 

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Topics: IT security

AS/400 to Power Systems: 30 years of partnership with Present

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For nearly 30 years, Present has partnered with IBM to provide customers with powerful technology solutions to achieve their goals and overcome their key challenges. 

Present was founded in 1990, two years after IBM launched its flagship server, the AS/400. And it didn’t take long for the start-up to take notice of the potential, leadership, and innovation capability of IBM and it soon became one of its key partners.

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Topics: IT Innovation, IBM

AS/400 to Power Systems: 30 years of technological evolution

Posted by Francois Desjardins_ on Jun 20, 2018 7:57:00 AM
It was in 1988 that IBM launched its server that would revolutionize the business world and bring a large number of companies into the computer age: the AS/400 . Now marketed under the name Power Systems, the iconic server is this week celebrating its 30th anniversary!


So we are taking a look back at the beginning and the emergence and globalization of an innovative technology that today allows hundreds of thousands of businesses to perform small miracles everywhere on Earth, even under water and in the sky.

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Topics: IBM, IT Innovation

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