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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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