July 5, 2017

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017 – Part 1

Hope you had relaxing and enjoyable Fourth of July break! Now that we’re at the halfway point of 2017, we at SIM Partners are reflecting on the first six months. So much has happened that we thought it would be good to recap it with our top 10 most-read blog posts. Here are the 10 through 6 to kick things off:

10. Have You Met Your AI CatalystEric Borchers

The impact of Artificial intelligence has been a topic of discussion for quite some time and in this post Eric describes how the HIMSS 2017 event highlighted to him that Artificial Intelligence has moved from a topic of the future, to a topic of today. Click here to read more.

9. Amazon Web Services Outage: How Preparation Prevented a ProblemAdam Dorfman


If you recall, on February 28, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-computing platform experienced a service interruption for four hours — an event that disrupted the performance of some well known businesses such as Buzzfeed, Netflix, Pinterest, Quora, Slack, and Spotify. More than 148,000 websites as well as thousands of apps and devices rely on AWS to help them manage their infrastructure by storing critical assets on the AWS cloud. Adam reflected about how companies who rely on such reliable and widespread technology also need to plan for the unexpected. Click here to read more.

8. Instagram Bets on Location, its “Hidden Gem”Adam Dorfman

In May, the competition between Instagram and Snapchat rose to new heights when Instagram started to test a feature called Location Stories. Location Stories collect and share public Instagram Story content from Instagram’s 700 million users. Location Stories had been built off of ideas introduced by Snapchat. Click here to read more.

7. Are You Ready for Mobilegeddon 2017?Jay Hawkinson


“Mobilegeddon” refers to Google’s launch of the Mobilegeddon algorithm change of 2015, in which Google assigned preferential search results for mobile sites. As was the case with the first Mobilegeddon, your site effectiveness and search results would have been affected unless you were prepared. Jay described the different updates to the the algorithm for 2017. Click here to read more.

6. How Healthcare Providers Can Take the Digital LeadPhil Rapisardo

Our very own Phil Rapisardo writes about the time commitment it takes to build ranking authority to improve your Search Engine Optimization tactics. There’s a lot of factors that go into Google’s website ranking for search results, and with these tips you can be sure that you’re ahead of your local counterparts. Click here to read more.

Stay tuned for part two of our countdown of the top 10 most-read blog posts.

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