Big Data, Big Data Mining, Big Data Peril

Mining big data is cheap, but it nets millions for companies that successfully utilize the practice. For large businesses, this means competitors are constantly looking at one another for an advantage. Competing companies can mine information from online activity to undercut other company prices and develop better marketing campaigns.

If a company has a social media site, online store, or other online activities, the information on those platforms can be used by others. Data mining can be incredibly powerful and dangerous for both sides of the field. While it can yield valuable information, it can also open companies up to spending budget dollars in campaigns based off of false information or partial pictures.

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By Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Exceptional Software Strategies, Inc. (ESS) in Baltimore, MD, was recognized as #3 for small business and #68 in the United States for the top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care. This is the 10th year Dave Thomas has run this list and ESS has made the list every year!

Since 2007, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has compiled an annual list of the top adoption-friendly workplaces. This year, for the first time, the Foundation is recognizing all companies that applied. A new Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces website ( will help employers and job seekers compare how companies stack up.

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 Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Project Management, Effective Systems Engineering

The role of IT in companies both large and small is becoming integral to the business process. The need to improve project processes increases as customers expect efficient delivery, market competitiveness goes up, and customer specs become more detailed.

Good project management streamlines solutions rollouts, user adoption processes, and results. It nullifies scope creep and reduces project surprises. With evolving cloud technologies, new solutions, and an ever changing threat landscape, project management reduces risk to drive results. Reach out to Exceptional Software Strategies today to learn more about solutions and improve project management in systems engineering.

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Cyber or Cyber Security, Corporate Networks Cyber or Cyber Security, Cyber or Cyber Security for business

Third-party product and service providers can be a great asset to organizations. They reduce overhead, provide experienced solutions, and often use more current technology. However, they can also pose a threat to network security. When users who are not employees on payroll need to access company data, they may or may not have the safeguards in place to protect your information. They might be outsourced IT professionals, vendors, suppliers, or contractors.

Who to Watch Out For
Some outsourcing companies may be more secure than others. For instance, service providers like IT professionals, accountants, and HR companies have a vested interest in the success of your partnership. Well reputed firms will invest in the security solutions necessary to protect both themselves and you from cyber security threats during the course of operations. Others, including vendors, suppliers, and contractors, may not have the same level of security.

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