B2B – Project Management Methodology

Picking the Right Methodology for Project Management (PM) as an IT Professional Oof. What a mouthful title eh? All in all, let’s look at the kinds of methodology commonly used when it comes to systems or software development. When it comes to creating and implementing new strategies for developing information systems and software, there are two…

B2B – Understanding Modems and Routers

Asking the age old question. Which box do I restart for the internet to start again? A simple explanation for a perplexing dilemma. What box do I have to power cycle? For far too long, or at least longer than I could care to admit, I never really understand the difference between a modem and…

B2B – Digital Signatures and Certificates

Understanding Digital Signatures and Certificates The second Back2Basics post, this time covering how the CIA triad is applied and what comes of it. We know of the CIA triad when it comes to security, but there are additional things that must take place to ensure that the documents came from the correct person as well….

Back2Basics (B2B) – The CIA Triad

Understanding the importance of the CIA triad If you just had to learn something, just know the letters CIA are important in information security. In all things information security, one of the most basic yet foundational concepts is the CIA triad. Now, I could go off into a pun and little short story about “No……

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare!

How can big data and analytics affect healthcare? Now, understanding how data warehouses work and how they can be used to generate business intelligence to help us make better and more informed decisions, data warehouses can also help us aggregate and analyze the mass amounts of data for predictive analytics. But specifically, what areas can…

Backup Solutions – A Complex Simpleton

What is considered a backup? Now it might seem like a really simple answer and almost like common sense, but in the information technology and almost any other industry, it’s important to consider what is ACTUALLY a backup solution for information and everything else. Nowadays, with “cloud this” and “cloud that” the term “backup” has…

D’WuhBeeAye – Business Intel in Healthcare

Business Intelligence in Healthcare, how does it work? I believe that healthcare business intel is the answer that many hospitals should be striving to develop not only because of the efficiency that it can bring about, but it can also be used to help both the patients as well as the providers that suffer at…

D’WuhBeeAye – Warehouse Models in Healthcare

Different Models in Healthcare (data warehouse ones at that! hehe) So, we’ve taken a few weeks looking into data warehouse and what it consists of, let’s finish out with the different kinds of data warehouse models that there are! One of the first concepts to understand that these models differ primarily with how data is…

D’WuhBeeAye – Dimensional Databasing!

The Dimensional Data Model! Starting from the ground up! So let’s take some time to analyze one of the most common methods in data warehousing, using the dimensional data model as its foundation! In most relational databases, the primary concept is to relate a row of information and values to a column of metrics, a…

D’WuhBeeAye – Architecture Design

Part 2 – Architecture Design! Not the building kind! The ones for a data warehouse! Reading through my books, there is already a huge emphasis on designs and how each data warehouse should be configured and maintained for different situations, organizations, and purposes. In a sense, each one is dependent on the specific needs of…