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Knock one out of the park with predictive analytics

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When the small-market Oakland Athletics employed “moneyball” to make the American League Division Series in 2002, they changed the way baseball used statistics. Other teams quickly picked up the use of predictive analytics, and now it’s simply become the way things are done in baseball. In the Brad Pitt-helmed movie about that team’s success, one character summed the power of the …

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The value of digging in to the discovery process

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You found the land for your dream house. You’ve chosen the builder and architect. You’ve picked “weathered gray” for your siding color. Time to start digging! But did you look closely at the lot? Did you see the giant limestone ridge hiding under the grass? Did you know blasting through it will add $50,000 to your construction costs? A little …

Veracity wins minority-owned business award from Kansas Department of Commerce

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Press release courtesy of Kansas Department of Commerce. TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development is announcing plans for its 34th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon. The luncheon will take place during Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Department’s annual celebration of minority and women entrepreneurs in Kansas. The luncheon …

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Fintech cashes in on blockchain

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Blockchain has the potential to disrupt business sectors left and right, but finance is definitely at the top of the list. It makes sense, of course, especially once you understand the promise of blockchain: a distributed, trusted, shared ledger providing transaction accuracy and asset provenance. In addition to Bitcoin, other exchanges like Ripple and Ethereum are poised to offer alternative …

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License to trap: The potential pitfalls of cloud software licensing

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I’m old enough to remember friends of mine exchanging a CD-ROM of Microsoft Office to use on their various desktop computers. The disc included a little yellow Post-it on the inside with the license number—that magical code they needed to unlock all that word processing and spreadsheet power. That minor misdemeanor notwithstanding, the basic licensing system back then had some …

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Speaking SaaS and PaaS: Watching the weather on cloud computing

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That ubiquitous “cloud” has grown infinitely more fluffy and full in recent years. Businesses both large and small are realizing the power of leveraging this technology to realize greater efficiency and success. Instead of storms, the cloud is bringing strength. What was once considered potentially risky is now remarkably reliable, and the rise of cloud computing has been dramatic, growing …

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4 myths of blockchain (and 4 reasons it works)

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Let’s talk about the growing popularity of blockchain. Now considered disruptive, the latest technology is about to take the Supply Chain and Procurement industries by storm. While seemingly a complex topic, blockchain can be boiled down to some basic concepts. Simply put, these networks allow transactions between two parties (individuals or businesses) to be made in a more seamless, transparent …

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Gain a better grip on blockchain

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Bitcoin was born like a shot into the wild, wild west of the “next Internet.” Yet, even after all we’ve learned since its inception, we’re still taming the landscape of the latest blockchain developments. Needless to say, this tech is still widely misunderstood. (But that doesn’t make it any less exciting.) Many people I speak with make the mistake of …

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Is it time to kick your legacy system to the curb?

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As I witness the rise of Kansas City’s startup scene and feel the entrepreneurial spirit flow across town, I’m envious of the technological clean slate most of these founders are working from. Starting from scratch, developing and implementing the tech that makes the most sense for your business—that’s a nice place to be. Because let’s face it: Most companies in …

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KC Chamber announces Top 10 finalists for 2018 Mr. K Award

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By Leslie Collins – Reporter, Kansas City Business Journal Apr 11, 2018, 6:00pm The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce unveiled the Top 10 Small Businesses on Wednesday evening, with the finalists ranging from apparel to transportation to a community bank. Only one will receive the coveted Mr. K Award, which is awarded to a business that not only is …