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 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 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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Feb 20 2017

Meet Our RBN Team – Ryan T.

Amy Begin

What do you do here at RBN? I am a Cloud Solutions Engineer. I work closely with clients through operational concerns during migrations to the cloud and AWS or greenfield cloud-ready development. Frequently, I find myself examining applications for suitability for autoscaling, helping decompose existing applications from a monolithic design to micr …

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Oct 11 2016

The RightBrain Team Heads to Detroit for DevOpsDays

Crystal Bedell

It’s finally here! Tomorrow we’re headed to Detroit for DevOpsDays. Not only are we proud to be a Gold Sponsor, but two of our software engineers are presenting. In his presentation Beginner’s Guide to Data Analytics, Senior Software Engineer David Barnett will share his adventures in data analysis with Amazon Web Services (AWS). His talk, [& …

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Sep 13 2016

Preview: This One Weird Trick Can Save a Failing Project

Crystal Bedell

It’s no secret that project failure is an albatross around IT’s neck. CIO reports that 50% of businesses had an IT project fail in the prior 12 months. With applications being key to business transformation, organizations can’t afford the risk of project failure. But how do you save a failing project? This Thursday RightBrain CTO […] …

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