Posts by Stratus Innovations Group

The Role of Error Functions in Machine Learning

Defining Error Functions in Machine Learning Algorithms In our last blog post on machine learning and mathematics, we defined an error function as follows: Next, we found a w that minimizes this error function, and we used that w to define our linear function that approximates our target function: g(x) = w ⋅ x It…

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Why Do AI and Machine Learning Matter for My Business?

  Machine learning has an enormous range of applications, and many of them already show up in our daily lives. When a dating app matches you with a potential partner, when a search engine suggests alternate search terms, or when an online shopping site recommends products based on your past purchases, machine learning is at…

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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) vs. Backup as a Service (BaaS)

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If a disaster occurred or your system was locked by malware, could you survive without your data and applications? While some businesses can, many rely heavily on connected data systems for even the simplest of tasks. Before you select a backup or disaster recovery solution, consider your business’ unique needs. Below, we’ll cover some of…

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The Basics of Blockchain and Its Business Value

Thanks to the recent popularity surge of digital cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the term “blockchain” has gone from obscure technical jargon to one of the most bandied-about buzzwords in business and financial news. However, the concepts behind blockchain remain widely misunderstood, and most people still think its uses are limited to counting digital coins. In fact,…

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IIoT Can Create New Revenue Streams for Manufacturers — Here’s How

Below, we’ll discuss some of the ways that manufacturers and other businesses are seizing new profit-driving opportunities made possible through IIoT technology, and we’ll also explain how your business can capitalize. Using Big Data to Improve Your Sales, Marketing, R&D, and More One of the most basic functions of IIoT sensors and devices is to…

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Does Your Business Have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

  During an IT disaster, Murphy’s Law rings true: Anything that can go wrong will. That’s why if you’re a small business owner whose company depends on IT systems, you should always plan for the worst. Unfortunately, too many small businesses fail to plan for worst-case scenarios, and they never recover if one comes to…

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Is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) Solution Right for Your Business?

When to Use PaaS In a previous blog article, we explained the concept of platform as a service (PaaS) in cloud computing and outlined some of the important benefits that PaaS solutions can deliver for businesses of all types and sizes. Briefly, PaaS is a cloud computing model in which a third-party provider not only…

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Machine Learning Paradigms: Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Machine learning can be applied to almost any problem, and it has been used to detect cancer, predict traffic patterns, match people up for dating, recognize faces (and facial expressions), caption images, and much, much more. Depending on the unique problem at hand, different machine learning techniques are used to deliver an effective solution. Below,…

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Everything Your Business Needs to Know About PaaS (Platform as a Service)

What Is Platform as a Service (PaaS) in Cloud Computing? Much like infrastructure as a service (IaaS), PaaS is a cloud-based computing model. However, PaaS offers additional services beyond IaaS. With infrastructure as a service, a provider like Stratus Innovations Group supplies virtualized infrastructure for computing, storage, and networking. PaaS takes this model a step…

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5 Cost-Saving Benefits of Implementing a Virtual Data Center (VDC)

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Understanding Virtual Data Centers Virtual data centers (VDCs) use technology that partitions a single physical server into multiple distinct operating systems and applications. In effect, the virtualization technology of a VDC allows you to turn one server into several servers; these “servers within the servers” are called virtual machines (VMs), and they are ultimately controlled…

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