April 2018 - Root Level Technology

Archive: April 2018 - Root Level Technology

Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt: What Should I Use?

In the world of IT, where more and more companies are migrating to the Cloud and expanding at global scales, configuration management (CM) tools have emerged as a critical part of any system deployment. Designed to automate the configuration and maintenance of multiple networked systems, CM tools can help companies use recipes, playbooks, templates and other tools to simplify automation and coordination across an IT environment to provide a seamless deployment. Companies looking to choose a CM solution should consider the following: The tool model – Some require a master-client model, which uses a central control point to communicate with distributed machines. Others operate on a local level with a server-based host. Environment – Consider the dominant language of your existing system and the institutional knowledge and […]

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FinTech Sends Financial Services a Wakeup Call

FinTech Jolts the Financial Services Market Whether you call fintech changes to the financial services market disruptive, seismic (my favorite) or a technology tsunami, there’s no doubt: technology developments and customer expectations drive established companies to stay competitive by adopting new tools and practices.  What’s responsible for this turbulence? CapGemini analysts point to Growing customer expectations of convenient, connected services. Lower barriers to market entry. The accelerated pace of technological evolution. Enthusiastic venture capital funding. Financial Services Market: Ready for Change Since the fintech revolution started with the founding of PayPal 20 years ago, the financial services market has been ripe for change. Here are three current reasons why: Customers comfortable with mobile connectivity want to engage with their finances […]

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Big Data: Deep Learning with Tensor Flow

Will Google’s TensorFlow Fuel Your Next Breakout Product? In the era of self-driving cars and the internet of things, it can be easy to get caught up in the “window effect”.  Maybe you’ve been there already…on the outside of that window looking in jealousy.  That feeling of “sure, deep learning and big data utilization are all perfectly well for Google and other tech giants, but it’s entirely out of my company’s league.”  If you’ve thought that far into the matter, you’ve probably also reflected on the massive upside potential that these technologies hold (probably with a healthy dose of entrepreneurial jealousy, if we had to guess).  But now you can stop wishing and start innovating.  In a move that holds […]

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DevOps Workshop | Friday, May 4th at 10 a.m.

DevOps Workshop Friday, May 4th 10a  – 2p REGISTER presentations by: Gerald Kleyn Senior Director For HP Enterprise Gerald Kleyn leads the product management, operations and research and development engineering teams that deliver the Edgeline and Moonshot systems at HP Enterprise. He works with teams to provide customers with industry leading solutions in Industrial IoT, Mobile Workspaces, Big Data, HPC and Media Processing. Artificial Intelligent (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) techniques are enabling super-human analytics capabilities in the datacenter. However, as exponentially more cameras and other sensors are constantly collecting “heavy” data, processing them locally at the Edge is increasingly important. Join us to find out how Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Edgeline systems enable AI at the Edge, and create a continuum back to AI […]

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How CI And CD Can Boost Your Efficiency, Revenue, And More

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) are powerful strategies that your software team needs to adopt, if it hasn’t currently already. How would you like a simple, low-cost path to a smoother release cycle, a better relationship with your end users, and higher profits?  Well, that’s precisely what’s on offer when you adopt and pair continuous integration and continuous deployment. What’s Continuous Integration (CI)? We’ll start by explaining CI and its advantages before moving on to a discussion of CD.  Continuous integration is exactly what you’d expect those two words to break down into from a coding perspective.  All of the team’s coders submit their separate bits of project code into a centralized server.  This server then integrates the […]

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