Space Probe Mode

Space Probe Mode In November 2006, the Mars Global Surveyor had been orbiting the Red Planet for over nine years. On the second of November, the mission team at NASA ordered the spacecraft to reorient a solar panel, and suddenly the decade-old spacecraft lost contact with Earth forever. A small error introduced months earlier, when

2020-09-09T14:23:17-04:00September 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On-Prem vs Cloud: Cost vs Uptime

On-Prem vs Cloud: Cost vs Uptime Over the past two weeks, I've had several existing and potential customers talk to me about moving on-prem systems to the cloud, and pulling cloud systems back to on-prem. I want to talk a little bit about what the two major forces are that are pushing and pulling on

2020-08-26T17:19:13-04:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Cottage-Location

Cottage-Location The gig economy has come to IT. Long ago, in the halcyon days of the 1990's, when people still distinguished between the World Wide Web and the Internet, it was not uncommon for websites, even relatively high-traffic websites, to be run from a computer in a person's house. Websites were simpler back then, usually

2020-08-12T17:08:50-04:00August 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

No-Touch Services

Fully Remote Managed Services We've all had to adjust in the age of Coronavirus, and Deep Core Data is no exception. In addition to doing the vast majority of our work from home, we've taken the relatively low-touch contact we've had with customers all the way down to no-touch. One of the most difficult processes

2020-07-28T18:45:05-04:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Voting Online: Why It Hasn’t Happened

Voting Online: Why It Hasn't Happened As vote-by-mail discussions have taken frontstage in the 2020 election cycle in the US, many people are questioning why we can do almost everything online today except vote. Moreover, there's no serious discussion of implementing online voting in the United States at any level. Other than a few one-off

2020-06-17T19:08:07-04:00June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What is Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence? Whether it's called AI, Business Intelligence, or Deep Learning, we're well and truly living in an age where Artificial Intelligence is everywhere around us, and widely used in every day applications. But what is AI? And what makes it different from regular old computer programs we've been using for decades? Let's

2020-06-03T20:17:24-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Digital Fortresses: A Paradigm For Thinking About Your Network

Digital Fortresses: A Paradigm For Thinking About Your Network Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, a company's network was the center of its operations. Few companies in the US use paper primarily for communicating information anymore. Even if paper order forms are used, they're punched into a computer, which tracks the progress of the order, and

2020-05-19T21:06:41-04:00May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Saving Costs During A Pandemic

Saving Costs Here in the US business is just trying to get back on their feet after weeks of lockdown, but there's still the ominous threat of having to go back in the fall. So, whether you need to close down because of the pandemic or, in better times, because you're a seasonal business, let's

2020-05-06T18:28:23-04:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Glimpse Into The Future

A Glimpse Into The Future Welcome to the brave new world. The civilized world is going through its first major pandemic since the advent of the information age. Around the Earth, nations have enacted policies that are crippling their economies in the hope of slowing the spread of an extraordinarily virulent disease.  Huge swaths of

2020-03-25T15:16:50-04:00March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|