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The Corner View: SkyDrive vs. SkyDrive Pro vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Box

In this edition of the Corner View, TK talks to Enterprise Architect Mark Gordon about how Microsoft's cloud storage platform SkyDrive (recently rechristened OneDrive) allows you to save all your files and documents in one place but still be able to access them from anywhere, using any device. Gordon goes on to explain the added benefits of SkyDrive Pro (now OneDrive for Business) over the regular consumer version, covering things like HIPPA compliance and other security measures.

The Corner View: Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Not-So-Big Businesses

In this edition of the Corner View, TK discusses Business Intelligence with Aptera's BI Practice Leader Aaron Crouch. BI helps business leaders use data to make sound decisions. Aaron talks about what BI strategies consist of, what technologies they rely on, what kinds of businesses can benefit, and how new technologies like Big Data are affecting how businesses use information.

The Corner View: Security and Compliance in the Cloud

In this edition of the Corner View, TK talks to Enterprise Architect Mark Gordon about the security and compliance considerations of moving to the cloud. Mark delves into the type of businesses that are well suited for a move to the cloud, the ways the cloud can help your business meet government compliance recommendations, and how storing your data in the cloud can be even more secure than storing them on premises.

The Corner View: What does SEO mean in 2014?

In this edition of the Corner View, TK talks to Marketing Director Aaron Eisberg and Online Marketing Manager Ron Mattocks about how SEO has moved away from a focus on keywords and links toward strategies for creating quality content on a continuous basis. Content Marketing consists of producing and distributing blogs, videos, white papers, e-books, and other types of media to increase your profile, educate your prospective clients, and help guide customers through the decision-making process that culminates with them making a purchase.

Aptera 101: What is Inbound Marketing?

What is Inbound Marketing and how can it help your company? Get a brief overview of Inbound Marketing and how Aptera can help your company succeed.

The Corner View: Introducing Power BI

In this edition of the Corner View, TK interviews Business Intelligence Practice Lead Aaron Crouch about Power BI, aka Self-Service Business Intelligence. This new offering from Microsoft equips business users with tools for creating and sharing analytics, making use of both internal company metrics and Big Data, so "reporting" is no longer a task for IT and you can do more with BI than ever before.

The Corner View: Mobility with SharePoint 2013

In this edition of the Corner View, SharePoint Architect Scott Walsh discusses the emphasis on user experience in the latest version of SharePoint, including the addition of tools for making the collaboration platform accessible through mobile devices. As more workers are signing in with an increasing variety of phones and tablets, equipping them with all the apps they need for sharing and collaborating on different screen sizes and with numerous operating systems becomes an ever greater challenge. But with SharePoint 2013 you can give everyone ready access on almost any device.

The Corner View: SharePoint User Adoption

In this edition of The Corner View, SharePoint Architect Scott Walsh talks about why user adoption is such an important consideration when working with SharePoint. He then goes into some general principles to follow to ensure workers make the most of SharePoint solutions. User adoption is critical to getting the most out of SharePoint's potential as a productivity and collaboration tool. Without getting input from end users and involving them in the planning stages, you risk having them view the platform as more of an added burden than a helpful tool. But by focusing on how workers will actually be using SharePoint as part of their normal routines you can ease the transition to the point where they feel the platform is as easy to use as it is indispensable.

The Corner View: Big Data, Hadoop and HDInsight

In this edition of The Corner View, BI Developer Travis Teeple explains some of the common misconceptions about Big Data before going on to cover some of the basics of Hadoop and HDInsight, including the three V's.

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