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Miscalculated Risk

Turning wreckage into state-of-the-art software

by MOM

“We’re in the final stages of testing and anticipate your system will go live three weeks from today.” Finally. After too many months and too much money, the tech company was finally reporting that it was just a few minor … more

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Growing Pains

The Data Dilemma That Comes With Fast Growth

by MOM

The good news: The online education company was revolutionizing the industry and growing like gangbusters, providing a virtual education experience to thousands of students across the country. The bad news: The company’s 10 year-old systems were sputtering and stalling, unable … more

The Distress Call: We're Offline

The Distress Call

Her systems crashed and you won't believe what this CEO did next

by MOM

The call from the West Coast came in to our Baltimore office on a Monday afternoon. The caller (we’ll call her Lois) was on Day 3 of a total system shutdown. She was officially in crisis. Lois’s firm – a … more

Data By The Book

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

by MOM

Big data, with all of its vastness and mystery – and confusion – is actually a remarkably straightforward concept: store everything for later analysis. Because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. The end. Ok…so there’s more to the … more

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