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An Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

Written by Scott Fountain on January 17, 2017

In November 2016, Microsoft released SQL Server 2016’s first service pack (SP1). SP1 includes new functionality along with typical improvements and fixes. With SP1, features exclusive to SQL Server’s Enterprise Edition are now available to lower editions (Standard, Web, and Express). In this post, we will discuss the following SP1 highlights: Enterprise-level features available to…

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Data Diagnosis: The Power of Data in Medicine

Written by John Canfield on January 12, 2017

Photo Credit: Machinelearningsoftware.org Data Diagnosis – I use this term when referring to a medical professional’s diagnosis based on knowledge, experience, and the utilization of big data. Big data, the buzzword lost in the mix of artificial intelligence and machine learning, is vital for the existence of the two. Artificial intelligence and machine learning depend…

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Once Future, Now Reality: Technological Advancements and their Effect on the Labor Force

Written by John Canfield on January 3, 2017

Rapid technological advancements are making profound changes to daily human life. Computers double their capabilities every twelve to eighteen months. Grocery stores without cashiers, same day delivery using drones, and robots working in fast food restaurants are just a few examples of what is now considered “modern technology.” Machine learning has surpassed what many would…

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An Introduction to ASP.NET Core

Written by Powers Wartman on November 1, 2016

This blog was co-written by Logan Helms. INTRO We at CTS pride ourselves on being steps ahead of the curve when it comes to new technologies. As anyone in the world of technology knows however, software, tools, and frameworks are never static beings, so staying on our game can be a challenge. With this in…

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How Can You Justify Investing in Big Data?

Written by Amber Lehmann on July 26, 2016

One of the most important business questions about big data is how do you accurately measure return on investment (ROI)?  This question is continually asked by marketers and big data experts alike, yet the answer seems to constantly elude them all. To calculate big data ROI, we must first understand what big data really is….

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Think of Big Data as Accelerated, Enhanced Data

Written by Amber Lehmann on July 26, 2016

We know you have heard it before – the buzzword, “big data.”  People are fascinated by it.  They love to talk about it, but when you ask them what it means, you will rarely hear the same answer twice.  We are going to be honest here and tell you we think it is a terrible two-word description…

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CTS’s Commitment to Growth In Our Community

Written by Allison Stephens on May 9, 2016

Our mission at CTS is to deliver superior solutions to our customers, careers for our employees, and growth in our communities.  Most companies strive to achieve the first part. Some focus on the second part too, while fewer focus on all three parts together. We feel differently at CTS.  Growing partnerships within our communities is an…

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Email Etiquette: Helping Them, Help You

Written by Ryan Kelly on March 31, 2016

In this blog, I will discuss my personal pro-tips that can facilitate technical communication with both technical & non-technical audiences. While the following six steps are recommendations for corporate communication, the reader may find some aspects that can be used in personal & social outlets as well. Using these recommendations can allow for more effective…

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3 Ways to Make Your WiX Installer Work For You

Written by Nelson Hearn on March 29, 2016

Ah, the WiX toolset, a myriad of XML, pining for the attentions of .msi and setup enthusiasts everywhere. After becoming the standard for producing Microsoft installers, WiX has attempted to supply documentation and forums in order to provide the means necessary to create any needed installer. After a recent project, I found myself wishing I…

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PowerShell Modules

Written by Cody Luu on March 28, 2016

PowerShell is a scripting language used for task automation and administration on Windows machines. Scripting simple, repetitive tasks such as report parsing and deployment can save time and eliminate manual errors. It can be difficult to manage your scripts as you accumulate more over time. When I want to run a script, I follow these…

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