10 EXCITING WAYS TO USE YOUR VPN

| July 25, 2019

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Virtual Private Network’s (VPN’s) are well known for ensuring internet privacy but that is not the only benefit these services offer. From bypassing bandwidth throttling, censorship, and geo-restrictions to helping you cut costs, VPNs are imperative.With data encryption and IP address masking as their arsenal, protecting you from ISP tracking and data hacking is a walk in the park. VPNs also ensure content is easily available to you from wherever you are in the world regardless of censorship and geo-restrictions. Bandwidth throttling is really disappointing. No one likes it when their streaming speeds all of a sudden slow down. Imagine constant buffering intruding on your streaming time! Sadly, this can happen to anyone trying to access streaming services, online gaming sites, and even file sharing platforms.

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Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, SCIO Health Analytics, an EXL company, is a leading health analytics solution and services company. It serves over 100 healthcare organizations representing over 130 million covered lives across the continuum including providers, health plans, PBMs, employers, health services and global life sciences companies. SCIO’s unique 360° view is informed by deep clinical, payment, analytics and data expertise at scale- processing $700B in claims data annually representing over 85% of all US insurance carriers.

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Virtualization Leader Cuts IT Delivery Costs by 20% with HyperFlex

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Successful Cloud Migrations Made Easy

Article | March 16, 2020

TransAlta, an energy producer with gas, hydro, solar, wind, and coal facilities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, leveraged data virtualization with the company’s cloud strategy. A few years ago, TransAlta decided to move 100% of its data to the cloud. The company centralized its data to reduce infrastructure, simplify data access, and scale storage. The biggest hidden challenge many companies face when trying to be completely cloud based is connecting the applications they accumulate over time. Whether they were developed and configured for on-premises environments, have specific security requirements, or are too old and complex to connect to data in the cloud, this presents a challenge.

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Getting Above the Silos: The Rise of the Logical Data Fabric

Article | April 2, 2020

With so much valuable data potentially available, it can be frustrating for organizations to discover that they can’t easily work with it because it’s stuck in disconnected silos. Limited data access is a problem when organizations need timely, complete views of all relevant data about customers, supply chains, business performance, public health, and more, to make informed decisions. We need only look at the current COVID-19 pandemic to understand the importance of being able to view and share data across silos. One of the hottest topics in data architecture right now is data fabric. The notion of a data fabric is becoming important as organizations put more data in multiple cloud-based storage platforms, which can add to existing on-premises data silo problems. TDWI research finds that disconnected data silos are one of the biggest obstacles organizations face as they try to enable faster data insights. In the industry, “data fabric” is variously called an architecture, a framework – and of course, a fabric. With data fabric, adherents aim to provide a more universal and holistic approach to integrating diverse components of physically distributed data environments. Ideally, a data fabric will use services to integrate the necessary components so that data flows more easily and users and applications do not have to use specialized code to access each data silo.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Offices & Edge Computing

Article | February 10, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is playing a significant role in building an enterprise multi-cloud environment. The benefits are well documented – you can learn more about them in a new white paper developed in collaboration with ViON, Fujitsu, and Nutanix, “Simplifying Multi-Cloud and Securing Mission Progress.” In addition to driving a cloud foundation, hyperconverged infrastructure is driving other use cases. In our first blog, we examined the impact that HCI can have in a disaster recovery solution. In this installment, we’ll discuss how HCI is changing the dynamics for remote offices and edge computing.

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SCIO Health Analytics®

Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, SCIO Health Analytics, an EXL company, is a leading health analytics solution and services company. It serves over 100 healthcare organizations representing over 130 million covered lives across the continuum including providers, health plans, PBMs, employers, health services and global life sciences companies. SCIO’s unique 360° view is informed by deep clinical, payment, analytics and data expertise at scale- processing $700B in claims data annually representing over 85% of all US insurance carriers.

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