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Data Lake Strategy Options: From Self-Service to Full-Service

Data continues to grow in importance for customer insights, projecting trends, and training artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) algorithms. In a quest to fully encompass all data sources, data researchers maximize the scale and scope of data available by dumping all corporate data into one location.

On the other hand, having all that critical data in one place can be an attractive target for hackers, who continuously probe defenses looking for weaknesses, and the penalties for data breaches can be enormous. IT security teams need a system that allows for security to differentiate between different categories of data to isolate and secure it against misuse.

Data lakes provide the current solution to maximizing data availability and protection. For large enterprises, their data managers and data security teams can choose from many different data lake vendors to suit their needs.

However, while anyone can create a data lake, not

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Hosted Phone System: Features, Benefits, Pros & Cons

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What is a hosted phone system?

A hosted phone system or cloud phone system is a business phone setup that works via an internet connection and is hosted in the cloud by a third-party vendor. Compared to old school traditional phone systems that required you to have your own server and equipment onsite, a hosted phone system can save your business money in maintenance cost and equipment cost.

There are two main types of hosted phone systems, which are: 

1) Cloud-hosted phone system: All phones connect to an outside VoIP data center. The phones are configured with an individual login and are programmed beforehand to register with a SIP server.
A cloud PBX comes with all essential features your modern workforce needs. Voicemail to email, auto attendants, video conferencing — you name it. From a management perspective, this is the easiest PBX platform to manage.
2) PBX SIP Trunking:

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Unlocking the power of natural language search PRAMANA SHIFT

 / Unlocking the power of natural language search

One of the big challenges today with data is that we just have too much of it.  While we may be able to access that data, it can be hard to easily find the data that is relevant.  Domo helps solve part of this problem by bringing data at scale into a single platform. However, sometimes we need to make data even more easily accessible to a basic user.  This is where natural language search can help and Domo has partnered with Pramana Labs to embed their SHIFT natural language technology into Domo.

The SHIFT technology lets me wire up multiple datasets into a single interface and start building search experiences for types of information that might be useful. It’s fully customizable and not a “black box” – allowing individual business logic at your control. For this example, I went to a

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Most California New Business Filing Fees Are Now $0 (Free)

Many California new business filing fees have recently been lowered to $0 (free). This development is welcome news to entrepreneurial hopefuls, but what does it really mean? 

Below, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the new California business filing fees. We’ll explore which filings are $0, the types of business entities you can now form for less, and anything that’s changed with regard to starting a new business in the Golden State. 

What CA formation documents are now $0 (free) to file? 

Most California new business formation documents are now free to file, including: 

  • Articles of Organization (LLC) 
  • Articles of Incorporation (Corporation)
  • Application to Register (Foreign LLC)
  • Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation 
  • Certificate of Limited Partnership  
  • Application for Registration (Foreign Limited Partnership)

Note: There are still two formation documents that cost $70 to file. They include the Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and

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How Did Main Street Restaurants Fare in September?

Macroeconomic forces and geopolitics combine to create a negative backdrop for small and medium sized businesses. Despite these significant headwinds, there are some reasons to be comparatively more optimistic for the restaurant industry.

Large bellwether companies continue to experience and forecast significant macroeconomic challenges. FedEx’s CEO, for example, now expects a global recession.  A host of related forces contribute to this prediction, including softening consumer spending; higher interest rates; currency exchange rates that make US exports more expensive; negative wealth effects as assets (e.g., stocks) decline; and shifts in business investment  Hence, regardless of whether we are in (or will enter) a technical recession, economic growth has and will slow relative to trend.

The restaurant industry was especially hard-hit by Covid. However, the industry has made progress recovering: Total restaurant sales increased from $66.3 billion in January 2021 to $86.2 billion in August 2022 (adjusting for inflation). Anecdotes

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