The Business Creative: Shared Traits of Artists and Entrepreneurs

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We love Chicago. We love living here, and it sits at a unique intersection between business, technology, and creativity. With that in mind, we were excited to hear the perspective of fellow entrepreneurs during this panel discussion. Event Takeaways The panel was moderated by Genevieve Theirs, who not only founded Sittercity but is also a … Read More

Google Cloud vs AWS vs Microsoft Azure: The Past and Future

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We know that the big cloud players are all focused on growing their cloud businesses. But, who are the big players right now? And who will be the biggest in the future? Today we’re looking more closely at the emerging Google Cloud Platform compared with the cloud computing leaders Amazon and Microsoft. Where did these … Read More

Chicago City Data Users Group – Cook County’s Open Data Ecosystem

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There’s nothing that excites us more than hearing about how our fellow Chicagoans are leveraging open data to promote civic engagement, to power innovation and to supercharge economic opportunity. We attended the Chicago City Data Users Group meetup to hear about what data and toolsets that Cook County provides for everyone. This event was titled, “Cook County’s … Read More

Cloud Computing Growth Means Big Business

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Cloud computing is the way of the present and the future. The cloud world just keeps getting bigger. We’ve already talked about the kinds of services, infrastructure, platforms, and software that you can get. We’ve also looked at how those services can be used in public, private, and hybrid clouds. Now we’re taking a look … Read More

The Basics of Blockchain Technology in the Legal Industry

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We’re demystifying another piece of modern tech: blockchain. Maybe you’ve heard of blockchain technology being used to create cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. Maybe you have no idea what it is. Today is the day to get blockchain explained and to look at the modern legal practice in a blockchain world. What is blockchain? Blockchain technology … Read More

Cloud Computing Basics: Public vs Private vs Hybrid Explained

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As you’re figuring out the best IT system for your growing company, you’ll come across three types of cloud options. These are public cloud computing, private cloud computing, and hybrid cloud computing. Let’s take a look at the definitions of each of these. Understanding each will help you decide what option best fits your situation. … Read More

Cloud Computing Basics: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Explained

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As we discussed in our post about Cloud Computing Benefits, modernizing your business’ technology without taking on crazy IT burdens is a key factor for companies focused on growth. Cloud services offer a variety of options for streamlining your computing needs. As you start looking for the right mix for your business, you’ll come across … Read More

Know The Benefits of Cloud Computing and IaaS

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“The market for cloud services is growing faster than virtually every other IT market today” and cloud-based infrastructure (called “Infrastructure as a Service”) is growing faster than any other cloud service. (Gartner.) This makes total sense since every company is now a software company to some degree. The benefits of cloud computing and IaaS allow … Read More

Continuous Automation Summit – Chicago

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We just got back from Chef’s Continuous Automation Summit that was held in Chicago. Since we’re all about automation, we couldn’t miss this one. Our highlight was a sneak peek into new roadmap items. Bill Meyer, one of their Sr. Solutions Architects, did his thing. A handful of presentations also went through case studies of … Read More