Case Study: Sirius Helps BMC Software Upgrade Its IBM Z Hardware

BMC Software’s core business has always included a dedication to the IBM Z platform. Based in Houston, TX, this longtime Sirius client assists businesses in moving to digital operations. When the IBM z14 was announced—as has always been the case with new hardware releases—BMC worked with Sirius to ensure that it would be one of [...]

By |2019-07-31T09:22:01-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Case Study: Sirius Helps BMC Software Upgrade Its IBM Z Hardware

Conversational AI: Design & Build a Contextual Assistant – Part 1

A previous version of this article was published on Medium. Though conversational AI has been around since the 1960s, it’s experiencing a renewed focus in recent years.While we’re still in the early days of the design and development of intelligent conversational AI, Google quite rightly announced that we were moving from a mobile-first to an [...]

By |2019-08-22T10:55:40-05:00July 31st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Conversational AI: Design & Build a Contextual Assistant – Part 1

How to Set Up Snowflake Elevated Accounts

When planning for a cloud data warehouse such as Snowflake, it is important to have a strategic plan in place to initialize the environment for development, testing and production. Using standard patterns for this initialization is a best practice. Sirius is publishing a four-part series to demonstrate best practices in reusable patterns for initializing Snowflake [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:32:35-05:00July 29th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Set Up Snowflake Elevated Accounts

Your AWS Cloud Journey: Step Three – The Self-Service Cloud Organization

Missed the previous entry? Read Step Two here So you’ve built a landing zone in AWS. You’ve empowered some app owners to build. You now have some production applications running. You have a pipeline full of other applications you plan to move to AWS over the next year or two of your cloud journey. [...]

By |2019-08-02T15:39:42-05:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Your AWS Cloud Journey: Step Three – The Self-Service Cloud Organization

A New Blueprint for the Modern Data Warehouse

Companies today are struggling under the weight of their legacy data warehouses. These old and inefficient systems were designed for a different era, when data was a side project and access to analytics was limited to the executive team. Modern companies are placing data analytics in the center of every activity—from applications to operations—and arming [...]

By |2019-07-26T10:33:32-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on A New Blueprint for the Modern Data Warehouse

5 Deception Technologies for Evolving Cyberthreats

Attack, defense, risk, threat. The language of cybersecurity sounds like a glossary of terms for all-out warfare. In many ways, that’s exactly what it is. Cybersecurity is an ongoing, ever-changing battlefront for the protection of your data, your users, your assets and your reputation. For more insight into the shifting landscape of cybersecurity, download our [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:20:14-05:00July 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Deception Technologies for Evolving Cyberthreats

How to Be Clever, Not Creepy, With Customer Data

For some consumers, just hearing the word “data” is enough to send shivers down their spines. Data controversies such as the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal have made the public wary about how companies collect and use their data. However, data doesn’t have to be creepy, and shouldn’t be. When used securely and strategically, data can help [...]

By |2019-07-17T09:59:49-05:00July 17th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Be Clever, Not Creepy, With Customer Data

Case Study & White Paper: Sirius Builds a Cloud-Based IoT Platform for Driver Scoring

A tech startup needed help building a scalable data platform that leverages driver data and predictive analytics. They tapped the Sirius Managed Services’ Advanced Applications Group (AAG) to design and implement a production-grade platform that employs telematics on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The platform Sirius built leverages IoT sensors to ingest 250,000 transactions [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:14:35-05:00July 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Case Study & White Paper: Sirius Builds a Cloud-Based IoT Platform for Driver Scoring

Signs Your Data Center Is Ready for All-flash and NVMe

One of the biggest game-changers in flash storage is the recent development of the non-volatile memory express (NVMe) interface, which transfers data between a host and a target device much faster than Small Computer System Interface (SCSI). Adding NVMe to the established benefits of flash, including improved performance and lower power consumption, has made all-flash [...]

By |2019-07-02T11:19:57-05:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Signs Your Data Center Is Ready for All-flash and NVMe

Game On: IoT Delivers Competitive Advantage

The Internet of Things (IoT) entered our technology vocabulary in the late ’90s. Fast-forward to the present and it’s now a smart device-driven world where information and access are expected on demand. By 2020, Gartner expects there to be four Internet-connected devices for every human on the planet, and more than 65% of businesses will [...]

By |2019-06-11T14:29:10-05:00June 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Game On: IoT Delivers Competitive Advantage