Archive for January, 2017

There is no time like the present. Start Today!

A new year is always a time for new ideas, fresh starts, and turning points. But, too often these good intentions don’t translate into positive action. There’s one simple way to change that…just start!

Positivity is infectious, and something I associate with our Veracity team, who do a wonderful job of bringing solutions to our customers. Each of us has the ability to start something simple and grow it into something great–– when there is a clear purpose behind our actions.

At Veracity, our purpose is to help our customers succeed through technology. We harness innovation to be your best, most trusted partner on the journey to your digital future. We are 100% focused on you––our customer––and work to maximize your return on investments across your business.

When it comes to customer relationships, we want to know more. We listen to you so that we can understand your needs and design the best solution for you.

We exist for you, our customers. Your success is our success. Our decisions and strategies are designed to protect and ensure the success of your existing and future investments, so you can focus on what’s really important––preparing your organization for the opportunities ahead.

 

Choose Kindness Over Indifference!

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen.

Lets be honest, it was a tough 2016.  The world isn’t always fair. In fact, there are many, many times when it’s unfair and it feels like other people are out to get you. It’s important to remember the positive.  MLK Day reminds us that there is something much bigger to care about then what’s on our social media feed.  MLK Day is about people helping people and contributing to a community that needs us. Its about acts of kindness that we should be doing everyday.  A little goes such a long way.  Acts of kindness, particularly random acts renews our faith in the world and each other. Although today is a “Day of Service,” think about practicing random acts of kindness, everyday.

Here are seven  “Random Acts of Kindness” that will make yours and someone else’s day better:

  1. Help an older person who was struggling with their bags, technology, or directions.
  2. Buy two meals and share it with someone that needs it.  Better yet take a moment to actually talk to them about their life.
  3. Tweet or Facebook message a genuine compliment to three people right now.
  4. If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it.
  5. Compliment someone to their boss.
  6. Each time you get a new item of clothing, give away something old.
  7. When you’re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.

I promise that when we choose kindness and service over indifference, great things will happen.  Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day.

At Veracity, we’re striving to build a better community. Join us as we celebrate 2017 #MLKDAY with volunteering and our Veracity Give Back program. Veracity champions several charitable causes throughout the year.  To learn more about the causes championed by Veracity Consulting, check our website or contact me about how your company can start a Give Back Program!

May Your Days Be Filled with Kindness,

Hill

 

What’s A Data Lake?

The data lake has allowed IT to open up Big Data to a broader community of internal business users.  Using data lake technology IT  allows customers to leverage Big Data to monitor and proactively manage their IT environments.  Having all the data in a centralized location provides easy access and gives developers and data scientists the opportunity to gain data insights that would be extremely difficult to achieve without the data lake. Those insights can then be used to create metrics that we can share to empower our customers.

What is a Data Lake?

A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format until it is needed. While a hierarchical data warehouse stores data in files or folders, a data lake uses a flat architecture to store data.

What Is The Difference Between a Data Lake vs a Data Warehouse?

 

Building on the data lake foundation

Passing on these capabilities to our customers is the newest leg of a long journey IT has been on to create business value from our growing universe of Big Data. The data lake provides the central hub and the analytic capabilities to finally leverage data we have long been striving to unlock. For example, the extensive amount of data we have collected for years through a dial-home process where product arrays send performance information back to us on a regular basis.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses and communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions.  We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Management and Analytics, Strategy and Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity