Q&A with our Tech Experts

No stupid questions here. Techopedia staff has answered many commonly asked technology questions and also assembled a number of experts who will answer your questions in basically any area of IT.

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Eric Crane

COO at Flatfile

Eric Crane is the Co-founder and COO at Flatfile, whose mission is to remove barriers between humans and their data. Hundreds of enterprises use Flatfile’s data onboarding platform to aggregate, import, and normalize data from disparate and variant sources.

Ofir Agasi

Director of Product Marketing, Cato Networks

Ofir Agasi is Director of Product Marketing at Cato Networks with over 12 years of network security expertise in systems engineering, product management, and research and development. Prior to Cato Networks, Ofir was a product manager at Check Point Software Technologies, where he led mobile security, cloud security, remote access and data protection product lines. Ofir holds a B.Sc. degree in Communication Systems Engineering.

Chad Hodges

Executive Vice President at Enterprise Networking Solutions

Chad Hodges, executive vice president at Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. (ENS-Inc), is responsible for all aspects of business development and vision for the company, including the planning and execution of partner and customer development.

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In times of uncertainty, companies are under pressure to make the right decisions for their customers quickly and reliably while staying within budget. The complexity and agility of global supply...
Answered by: Jens Beck
Team Manager of Advanced Analytics at Syntax
While hyperautomation is an extremely important term in today's technology conversations, it's also one that is fairly subjective and broad.In general, hyperautomation refers to the move from...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Ideally, only positive impact. If done correctly, peer-to-peer content distribution is invisible to the end user — and only as visible to the administrators as they want it to be. (Also read:...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy
Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
The difference between supervised and unsupervised learning is that only one of these processes, supervised learning, takes advantage of labeled data. The other one, unsupervised learning, does not...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
A decision scientist is a technology professional who is mainly focused on making technologies work for decision-making processes within an enterprise.However, the term “decision...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
The mobile network state is an indicator on smartphones and similar mobile devices that shows whether the device is connected to a telecom carrier’s mobile network.Since these indicators are...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
The difference between a composite key, a foreign key and a primary key is a good illustration of the complex and byzantine nature of relational database standards that make database administration...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
At first glance, the deployment of data science seems trivial: just run it on the production server! Closer examination reveals that what was built during data science creation is not what is being...
Answered by: Michael Berthold
Founder and CEO of KNIME
Companies may want to start thinking about the benefits of improved employee mobility and employee satisfaction when implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy.The modern workplace is...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
One could argue that the value of good big data management is more important to the business during times of uncertainty than compared to when times are great.Sound decisions are even more critical...
Answered by: Craig Kelly
VP of Analytics at Syntax
The biggest uses of Structured Query Language (SQL) today have to do with using a long-established conventional language for relational database with newly emerging enterprise IT environments, like...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are mistakenly used interchangeably, when in reality they are two separate solutions.For the purpose of this Q&A however, the assumption will...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
As you consider your move, I recommend spending time looking at a few key areas and dig deeper into what interests you.Each role is different yet works in different areas ranging from customer-facing...
Answered by: Joel Hoffman
Director of IT and Facilities at TBI Inc.
In a nutshell, business continuity is the ability of an organization to maintain essential functions during and/or after a service disruption, such as hardware failure, loss of power, and natural...
Answered by: Anish Patel
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
In computer programming, a function is a series of instructions and computational steps provided to carry out a certain task.These instruction constitute a unit which can be used in any part of the...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
SQL injection, along with the related manipulation of query strings, is widely cited as one of the most popular ways of hacking into a network or system that utilizes the conventional relational...
Answered by: Justin Stoltzfus
Contributor, Reviewer
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a highly distributed computing model that leverages unused available compute and storage capacity on the endpoint devices to store and share content without...
Answered by: Doug Kennedy
Chief Growth Officer at Adaptiva
Peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution is a model that allows the distribution of files, videos, software or other applicationsThe Peer-to-Peer method entails the distribution of files and...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
The purpose of business intelligence (BI) is to collect and analyze large amounts of noisy business data and make it coherent and structured enough to be used in decision-making. Artificial...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
A bidirectional neural interface is a device that is implanted in a biologic nervous system so that it is able to send and receive inputs and instructions.In other words, instead of just having a...
Answered by: Claudio Buttice
Data Analyst, Contributor
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