Jun 7 2017

How to avoid disaster when moving to the Cloud

Patrick Delaney

I recently read an article by Computer World that brought to mind the following— “Which of these five mistakes do you see as being the most common and/or detrimental to a cloud migration?” Here are my thoughts on the topic of migration and how to avoid these common pitfalls, plus how to how to communicate […] …

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May 26 2017

AWS Michigan June Meetup – AWS SAM (Serverless Application Model) with Derek DeJonghe

Amy Begin

This month Derek DeJonghe will speak about Amazon Web Services’ Serverless Application Model (SAM). SAM is a CloudFormation transform that makes it easier to deploy serverless applications and serve them through AWS API Gateway. In this talk Derek will speak about using the SAM transform, Deploying a SAM CloudFormation Template, and using Swa …

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May 17 2017

AWS Michigan – Logs and Analytics with Adis Cesir

Amy Begin

Our next AWS Michigan Meetup will  feature Adis Cesir from Elasticsearch. Adis Cesir is a Solutions Architect at Elastic. Prior to coming to Elastic he has spent 15 years in the Data World working with in Data Warehousing, MDM with various RDBMS, MPP systems. He has spent the last 5 years working with Big Data and […] …

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Apr 21 2017

Tips on Preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

Crystal Bedell

It’s common knowledge that it pays to be certified. That’s especially true when it comes to cloud computing. In its 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, Global Knowledge found that the AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate is the third highest-paying IT certification. According to the report, “In the U.S. and Canada, the average …

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Apr 18 2017

Team RBN Employee Spotlight – John M.

Amy Begin

 What part do you play on the team here at RBN? I am an Account Executive with RBN.  On a daily basis I prospect numerous organizations in attempt to find a way RBN can add value to these companies.  I  maintain the relationship with current customers and provide the bridge between the customer and our technical […] …

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Apr 12 2017

How to Move to the Cloud When You Don’t Have the Skills or Time to Train

Crystal Bedell

If you’re having a hard time hiring for your cloud computing projects, rest assured you’re not alone. In its 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey, Global Knowledge found that cloud computing is the top tech interest area for companies around the world. It’s no wonder then that 28% of respondents said they are having […] …

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Apr 4 2017

The Benefits of SaaS Transformation for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

For software vendors, a SaaS transformation is truly that—a transformation. Everything within the company is impacted by the change: sales and marketing, customer relations, investors, customer support and, of course, product development. It can be overwhelming, particularly if your IT staff lacks the necessary skills to move applications to the …

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Mar 29 2017

Meet Our Team – Michael G.

Amy Begin

What do you do here at RBN? I work as Director of Software Engineering.  I lead our team of programmers into the forays of web app development!  I spend time researching and prototyping new technologies to ensure we’ve always on the cutting edge and using the latest and greatest.  I design and architect our applications, […] …

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Mar 15 2017

How Software Vendors are Responding to Cloud-first Strategies

Crystal Bedell

There are benefits companies can get in the cloud that they can’t get with on-premises software. These benefits are driving more companies to adopt a cloud-first strategy and, in turn, software vendors are following suit. Nearly 50% of companies surveyed for North Bridge’s sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey have a cloud-first or clou …

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Feb 28 2017

IDC Cloud Computing Forecast Should Be a Wake-up Call for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

Many companies continue to have concerns about moving their software products to the cloud. We understand. Transitioning to a SaaS business model is a big change that’s not without risk. But if you’re holding out because you think cloud is a passing fad or that your customers will continue to buy from you regardless of […] …

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