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Eight Critical Mistakes to Avoid During a Custom Integration Project | So you have decided that you need custom integration and have selected an appropriate vendor or vendors to perform the development – or maybe some or all of the work will be done in house – the difference doesn’t matter here. Below are some common, critical mistakes we have seen over the years. 1 Don’t […] Have the Right Expectations for a Custom Solution | [Editor’s note] BLT often has customers or prospects ask us for custom developed solution with, what we consider, to be unreasonable expectations as to the cost and time commitment. We don’t like not exceeding expectations! So we often first advise on the level of effort that goes into creating custom developed software and recommend much […] New player battles for U.S. cloud market share | When it comes to the cloud, everybody can recognize the “usual suspects.” These normally include Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. BLT’s Casey Benko has been asked by leading authorities to give his critical analysis of rapidly changing cloud technology. In this interview with the nationally known cloud expert David Linthicum, Casey examines the positives […] Amazon Kinesis benefits and alternatives | This article describes the benefits and limitations of Amazon Kinesis, a managed, scalable, cloud-based service that allows real-time processing of large data streams.