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Determining the Right Time to Move to the Cloud

There are many reasons to move to the cloud, but when is the right time? Many businesses face this question. This blog post shares some common trigger events, including business-size variation, risk, profitability, and differentiation, that can signify the right time to transition to the cloud.
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Meet Our People: Ryan Gould

In all aspects of life, Ryan Gould has a passion for refining his skills and putting his best foot forward. This is apparent in his personal life through his refined hobbies of cooking, where he can whip up masterful meals, and billiards, regularly competing in local tournaments. In his professional life, Ryan expertly manages each of the KSM Consulting (KSMC) Business Technology teams, serving as chief engineer. Ryan’s love for continuous learning is what enables his ability to continually improve his skills and tackle whatever is thrown his way.
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KSMC to Present with IN State CIO at NASCIO Midyear Conference

KSM Consulting, along with Dewand Neely, the Indiana State CIO, was invited to present at this years National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Midyear Conference. The conference features topical sessions and networking events to facilitate the sharing of experiences and expertise among state members, trade associations, and corporate partners.
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Building a Strong Relationship with Your Technology Provider

Before embarking on a new project, people often pause to consider goals and desired outcomes. More often than not, this seemingly simple step is the differentiator that leads to a successful conclusion.
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#INCapitolHack Winners Announced

KSMC was a proud sponsor of the first installment of the 2016 Hack Indiana Series, #INCapitolHack. Participants were given the opportunity to develop and pitch innovative solutions to two unique data challenges - one put forth by the Indiana Auditor of State and the other by the Legislative Services Agency (LSA). (Review the data challenges here.) After hacking for 24 hours, finalists for each challenge were selected and given an additional week to further develop their ideas.
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Thursday Throwdowns: Encouraging Employee Collaboration

We believe employee collaboration leads to the delivery of great service to our clients. It’s been our experience that collaboration amongst employees often takes place in casual settings as people are building their personal relationships as well as their professional ones. To fuel these relationships – and, frankly, have some fun – we launched the signature KSMC Thursday Throwdowns in 2014.
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The Day in the Life of a KSMC Data Scientist

The demand for data scientists is rapidly growing. (In fact, we’re hiring right now.) In 2016, Glassdoor identified data scientist as the best job in America. The buzz might make you wonder what is so intriguing about the role of a data scientist and why it is in such demand. How do data scientists spend their days?
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Upcoming Event: Weighing the Decision to Move to the Cloud

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How to Select the Right Business Intelligence Tool

A Google search will quickly reveal the 50 best business intelligence (BI) tools. However, finding and selecting the right tool is not as simple as selecting one straight from the list. Every organization is unique and should be treated as such. While a hospital may be focused on sharing data insights and keeping medical data secure, a modern retailer may prioritize an integration with Google Analytics and social media platforms.
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