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What is the European Union’s GDPR, and why is it important?

With less than a year before the General Data Protection Regulation takes effect, we’re kicking off a series of blog posts to get everyone up-to-speed with the changes. The GDPR is a new European privacy law that will require companies, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union, or analyze data tied to EU residents, to make some pretty big policy changes.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Digital Transformation How-To Guide #11: Analytics and Data in your Digital Transformation

Data has always been the soul of any business. Regardless of what industry you are in, companies for years have collected, combined and used Data to determine the health of the business. In the new digital world, Data has given us the ability to not only report on the business but also tools to predicted the future, recommend purchases and discover new facts. One of the largest changes about the usage of Data in a digital landscape is that we are not just using our own Data. Instead, we are combining the traditional Data we collect, Data customers enter, industry Data, environmental/governmental Data, and sensor Data into complex and rich information sources. These new Data sources are providing new and unique discoveries while driving massive changes for companies. If you are not leveraging Data this year are you still going to be in business next year?
 

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

Digital Transformation How-To Guide #8: Cloud Datacenter in your Digital Transformation

Leveraging the cloud is at the heart of your Digital Transformation, but the tough decision is what to leverage the cloud (public cloud) for and what to leave on-premises (private cloud). Companies of all sizes have different views on this point. Some companies feel that all workloads are better served in the cloud, while others feel that only specific workloads that meet a certain ROI are candidates to run in the cloud. Regardless of your perspective, the cloud is driving change in the way companies define, build and manage the Datacenter.
 

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

HDInsight in Azure

One of the most powerful Big Data and data analytics solutions available and easy to set up: Microsoft HDInsight

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Understanding NoSQL

A quick and basic understanding of what NoSQL is.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

SQL Server Backups (High Level Overview)

Backing up data in your environment is a no-brainer but HOW to back up your data requires some high level understanding of what backup types are available and how those backups are managed.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams