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Big Data Growth and Trends for 2017

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Jan 19, 2017 11:14:02 AM


Big Data analytics has become a buzzword over the last few years. Even though it's actually been around for several decades, the new jargon came to life due to the surge in components buyers use in order to make a purchase. The cost of a product and it's Consumer Reports reviews are now small ingredients as to how a buyer makes a purchasing decision. Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and the emergence of even greater amounts of IoT (internet of things) devices are large contributions to the IT industry of 2017. According to Cisco, by 2020 the number of IoT devices will be three times as high as the global population.  With new emergence of this technology, businesses need to be able to track and analyze this large amount of data and turn it into pure revenue.

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Learn about M-Commerce and the Mobile App Revolution for 2017

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Jan 12, 2017 8:03:31 AM

Chances are, you're reading this article from either a mobile phone or laptop. If your reading via a laptop, is your mobile phone within arms reach of you? If not, I'm sure you're panicking right now trying to figure out where your phone is. Mobile phones have become a normal "partner" in our everyday lives. According to Cisco, by 2020, traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for two-thirds of the total IP traffic. Our smartphones traffic will surpass our PC traffic, which accounted for 53% of total IP traffic in 2015.

With the staggering surge of smart device use, our easibility and accessibility of using these devices are becoming a main concern for the IT industry. Most of this technology on are mobile phones are being centralized through mobile device applications (AKA Apps). If you're away on a business trip, mobile apps on your phone will let you: check on your cat via an in-home camera, alter your thermostat temperature, dim your lights, and see what's in your fridge.  The world is becoming "smarter" with greater IoT devices (internet of things) and apps to help us utilize and manage our everyday lives. Cisco predicts that by 2020, the number of IoT devices will be three times as high as the global population. 

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Qualcomm Announces Collaboration with Ericsson and AT&T on 5G Trials

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Jan 5, 2017 9:25:24 AM

Qualcomm Technologies announced this week that they will be partnering with Ericcson and AT&T to join forces on 5G trials. With hopes of these trials bringing faster 5G deployment, the trials will contribute to the mobile platform. “5G is the greatest opportunity our industry has ever experienced. It will provide a platform for operators to address new markets, such as media, transportation and manufacturing,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ericsson. 

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MDSi Wishes You a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Dec 20, 2016 8:55:39 AM

MDSi Company Holiday Party
MDSi celebrated the holidays with an amazing and unforgettable party. Near our headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, MDSI employees gathered to celebrate the upcoming holidays, and everything we have accomplished this year. Held at the Main Event Entertainment Center, employees first sat down to a wonderful dinner, and followed dining with a "look throughout the year" picture slide show. After this, 20 lucky employees won some great pizes through the raffling off of gift bags. Our CEO, Lisa McDonald, spoke about the company's core values, and how every employee has serviced our customers above all else this year. Lisa then went on and talked about our major milestones, as well as growth throughout the year. After the presentation, over 15 employees were awarded luxury gifts for passing either a 5 or 10 year work anniversary with MDSI. 


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M-Pacting the Community for the Holidays

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Dec 19, 2016 9:17:40 AM

Giving back is a big part of MDSi's company culture, and we strive to participate in charity drives/volunteer work throughout the year. We saw the holiday spirit come alive this year by giving back to others who are less fortunate. We couldn't be more proud to have such amazing employees get into the holiday spirit and give back.

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Pure Storage Named a Leader in Solid- State Arrays by Gartner

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Dec 13, 2016 11:06:34 AM

For 3 years in a row Pure Storage has been named a leader in Solid-State Arrays by Gartner.  The Magic Quadrant validates Pure Storage's cost effective Solid-State Array (SSA) hardware components while reinforcing their vision for the storage market. Gartner recognized the Pure Storage FlashArray M-series highest for three out of five use cases: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Server Virtualization, and Online Transaction Processing.  Gartner also noted that the companies SSAs are easy to upgrade and maintain compared to traditional storage array companies. 

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MDSI Expands Hardware Offerings to Include Oracle SPARC and Pure Storage Hardware

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Dec 6, 2016 10:46:27 AM

Since 1990, MDSi's focus has been on reducing our customers' costs and minimizing their risk across the entire Infrastructure Lifecycle. As one of the keystones of this intitiative, MDSi focuses on reducing customer CAPEX by providing readily available and fully supported, lowest-cost hardware solutions from multiple OEMs. Today, MDSi is proud to announce the the extension of our product offerings to include fully supported Oracle SPARC and Pure Storage hardware.

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Webinar - Asset Lifecycle Management: A Key Component of a Service Provider's Supply Chain

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Dec 1, 2016 4:53:40 PM

Asset Lifecycle Management, when done properly, is a critical component of an overall Supply Chain Management practice. Management Data Systems International (MDSI) and Fulcrum Technologies - developers of the CATS ALM Software solution - present best practices to allow you to manage complex supply chain and inventory management issues for both forward and reverse logistics, optimizing your CAPEX and OPEX expenditures. Powerful, flexible, intelligent mobile scanning solutions let you scan, track, and get visibility of your assets. From there, we overlay information gathered from integrated systems including MDSi’s Acuity Solution and other financial, engineering, supply chain, OSS, or BSS applications to achieve true, real-time business intelligence to make meaningful decisions. This information can then be used for reports, dashboards, and controls to provide both insight and verifiable data to drive to strategies and corporate initiatives.

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5G is Coming- How are Carriers Bracing for it?

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

2020 is now the set forecast for the 5G revolution to come to life in the United States. How are Mobile Carriers Gearing up for the big launch? One recent carriers acquisition in October 2016 is already planning for the 5G innovation. With the acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T, there will be even more direct accessibility for small cell towers and cellular map coverage. According to Gartner, the advantage of the merger would also mean greater ability to address urgency for consumer related, cloud based content distribution, which would be across not only 5G, but Wi-Fi and LTE as well. 

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Happy Thanksgiving From MDSi

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Nov 22, 2016 11:30:00 AM

At our headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, MDSi employees gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving this week. As part of our family culture, MDSi values it's employees spending time with each other as well as with family and friends throughout this holiday season. This year employees feasted on Cue barbecue (It's a local thing) followed by pumpkin pie, and other decilious desserts. While discussing upcoming holiday plans, family life, and of course football games, employees gathered around to break bread together.  It is always nice to sit down and share a meal with some co-workers that you don't see every day, and learn more about them. We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of relaxation and family time. 

Our long family table at our headquarters in Alpharetta, GA

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