The RLT Blog - Page 8 of 16 - Root Level Technology

The RLT Blog - Page 8 of 16 - Root Level Technology

FinTech & loT: How They Relate

Fintech and the Internet of Things (IoT). These are just two of the countless buzzwords that the IT sector launches at unwary users. But it’s worthwhile learning about them because they both are growing in importance and have a lot to offer. Here’s how they work together to provide value for finance companies and customers. Fintech and the IoT Say the word “fintech,” and many things come to mind—an industry, a group of companies or specialized technologies. What’s the best definition? When you talk about the IoT (a group of technologies), it’s helpful to define fintech as: Technologies that financial services organizations use to offer new or improved services and make their operations more efficient. What is the IoT?  Think […]

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Why You Should Automate Your Infrastructure Today

Infrastructure automation has the potential to streamline your company, whether you have twenty terminals at your disposal or two thousand.  You may be familiar with infrastructure automation through one of its many synonyms: IT management, system configuration management, and others. Whether you know it as infrastructure automation or by one of these other terms, the principles at play are identical.  You’re scripting a digital environment (servers, software, the interaction between them, and more) that can then be scaled to as many individual system nodes as needed.  Infrastructure automation allows you (and any developers authorized by you) to rewrite your scripted environments with ease, saving hundreds of hours of collective work, and avoiding countless errors. Infrastructure management, when handled manually on […]

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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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