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Latest Blog Posts
  • SharePoint for All

    Migrating #TheDress Images from IBM Notes to SharePoint

    We like to show how good our Migrator for Notes to SharePoint migration tool is at migrating content. Fidelity of content migration is important to us and our customers.

    So I created two new documents in one of our test Notes databases. One document contained two image file attachments. The other document contained the same images; but has embedded images.

    I had two copies of the same #TheDress image. One is black and blue and the other is gold and white. I cannot honestly tell which one is which.

    I migrated the IBM Notes documents to a Discussion list in O365.

    The document with file attachments looks like below in IBM Notes.

    In O365, the same migrated document appears as below.

    If I click on View Properties, I will see the file attachments.

    The IBM Notes document with embedded images appears as below.

    The migrated document looks appears as below in O365. 

    The good news is that the images migrated successfully from IBM Notes to O365 and maintained their image quality.

    However, the problem still remains ... what colors do you see in #TheDress? You can decide what the colors are in IBM Notes and after they are migrated to O365 knowing that they are the same image.

    Good luck!

  • Dell Big Data - Blog

    Manufacturing is Positioned to Reap the Rewards of Big Data

    by Danny Stout

    Manufacturers have a long history of successfully employing data - big data - to help make important and insightful business decisions. According to a recent article in CMS WiRE by Joanna Schloss, a subject matter expert specializing in data and information management at Dell, early adoption means the industry is set to be a primary benefactor of the big data analytics boom.

    Schloss submits that as an early adopter of big data, with a ubiquitous presence in society, and unparalleled access to data collection, the manufacturing industry has a plethora of new revenue streams available to it. In her article, she outlines three:

    • Cross-selling - the data that manufacturers collect on a daily basis is useful to a variety of related and unrelated industries. The ability to sell that information places manufacturers in a unique position for new revenue streams.
    • Provide premium customer offerings - customers are willing to pay for extra services that save them time and money, or provide them a more enjoyable experience. An endless number of potential new customer offerings can be developed based on the data that manufacturers collect on customers.
    • New products - insights are the cornerstone of data. Through data analysis, manufacturers have the opportunity to move into tangential markets that otherwise would have been unknown.

    The potential of big data is now a reality for every industry. Manufacturing just happens to be positioned to immediately begin delivery and reaping the rewards.

    You can read all of Joanna's insights here.


  • Dell Big Data - Blog

    The University of Iowa Hospitals Predictive Analytics to Slash Infection Rates

    by Uday Tekumalla

    Predictive analytics are used by companies for everything from customer retention and direct marketing to forecasting sales. But at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, predictive analytics are serving a far more noble purpose - to decrease post-surgical infections.

    By utilizing  a number of different data points that were gathered from 1,600 patients, each of whom has had colon surgery performed at the University's hospitals, the medical teams have dramatically reduced the number of patients inflicted with post-surgical infections. In fact, over a two-year period, those infections were slashed by an impressive 58-percent.

    That is an impressive feat. There are, after all, a multitude of variables that can lead to an infection. This analysis considered several different data points - patients’ medical history, data from monitoring equipment, data from national registries, and real time data collected while the surgery is being performed like blood loss, wound contamination, etc. The University built predictive models using Dell Statistica predictive analytics software to achieve these impressive results. Running this analysis allows the hospital to determine a patient's risk level for post-surgical infection, providing the medical team with clear insight into the medications and treatment plans to employ going forward to minimize the risk of infection.

    Along with providing better patient outcomes the University of Iowa also has likely reduced medical costs. This is an exciting example of the potential of predictive analysis. Learn more about the university's results here.


  • Information Management

    How to Build Accurate Schema Deployment Scripts - New videos on Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition

    What are you using to compare and synchronize database schemas? DBAs need to be confident that deployment scripts accurately reflect the changes that were intended to come from development. The need for accurate scripts becomes even more urgent in companies moving toward Continuous Deployment.

    We saw an ideal way to build those functions into Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition with Compare Schema & Sync. In fact, we’ve added a new feature, Compare Multiple Schemas & Sync, especially useful for DBAs who have to maintain the accuracy of multiple schemas between two databases.

    1. Open Compare Schema from the Toad menu.
    2. Select Source Schema by name (e.g., “prod”), then one or more target schemas by name (e.g., “test”).
    3. Optionally select a Toad snapshot file, which represents a schema in a certain state at a given point in time.
    4. Select the types of objects to compare and click Run.

    Watch our John Pocknell demonstrate how to compare schemas in this Toad Xpert Edition video (3 minutes):