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Jim Freeman

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 14:51

9 Reasons to Choose Custom Software

Off-the-shelf software has its place in most businesses, and many names would be instantly recognizable. But not every use case can be filled by software that is readily available. Custom software solutions fill this gap, but there are advantages to going with a fully customized solution even when an off-the-shelf version exists.

An article posted by Bluefin.com, a payment security firm, calls the shortage of skilled information technology workers "the newest cybersecurity threat." Per Infosecurity-magazine.com, as of November 2019, the number of unfilled positions for trained IT personnel stood at 4.07 million worldwide, an increase of 1.14 million from a year earlier. This personnel shortage has continued to worsen since then, with no end in sight. This poses a tremendous challenge for organizations in need of these workers, especially those experiencing growth that may, for the first time, be faced with managing an expanding IT infrastructure.

Companies offering managed IT services on a contract basis are helping to fill the void left by the personnel shortage. If your organization is struggling with management of your technology resources, perhaps partnering with one of these service providers is your best option. Doing so could increase the efficiency of your business by allowing you and others within your organization to focus on more important things, like growth and continuous improvement. You may even save some money.

Teleworking: Information Security Essentials for Organizational Leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to rapidly develop and implement policies and procedures that enable their employees to work remotely. As time has passed, many companies have begun to recognize the monetary benefits associated with teleworking, including reduced utility costs as well as a decline in the need for office space, furniture, and conference rooms. Corporate management teams are now considering making telework a permanent part of their businesses. One primary concern is maintaining the security of information systems and networks and the sensitive data residing thereon.

Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for secure remote capabilities

If your organization already utilizes VDI and you have enough licenses to accommodate your teleworking staff, you are ahead of the game. VDI users can be provided role-based access, giving them access to only the resources they need to perform their jobs. All of those resources remain secured inside your organization's environment or in the cloud; thus, physical security and unauthorized access concerns are reduced. VDI also uses less bandwidth and is easier for your IT staff to manage than Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections.

Monday, 18 December 2017 06:00

9 Misunderstandings About Agile

The agile approach to software development has been adopted by a wide range of companies in a number of different industries. True to its name, agile development stresses flexibility, speed and a customer focus. When teams get it right, it reduces time to release, improves team efficiency, and increases customer satisfaction. Many companies, however, continue to get it wrong. Experience shows that the source of some development issues may be misconceptions about agile development. In an effort to set the record straight, here are nine misconceptions and comments to counter those myths and help you get it right.

Humanity currently produces around 2 quintillion bytes of data every day. Google, Facebook and others have built multi-billion-dollar companies with worldwide reach from collecting and organizing this data, but businesses have only scratched the surface of the value that this data can provide. Machine learning is the next step in the evolution of the information age.

There has been an explosion in the use of drones over the past 12 months. There are close to 8,000 registered drone owners in the U.S., and the number is increasing by the day. Many predict this is only the start, and that unmanned aircraft will become part of everyday life over the next decade.

Deep learning. Artificial intelligence. Biometric inputs. This is the future of robotics. From gesture controlled robots to voice activated minions, the advancements happening within the robotics sector are nothing short of stunning. 

But you do not have to wait years to experience the incredible progression in robotics. Thanks to entrepreneurial startups and forward-thinking corporations, robots are being developed at an ever-increasing pace. Some are already available for purchasing, while others are currently being brought to market via crowdfunding. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are allowing today's inventors to determine demand for their creations and raise funds for production and delivery too.

Monday, 29 May 2017 09:13

What Can an API Do for Your Business?

If you have an Internet presence, you could be using an application programming interface (API) to help increase revenue. An API is an initial cost for development and engineering, but it can be well worth the money to build a much stronger online presence and product. Some businesses have a business model that focuses primarily on their API. Others use the API a side product. An API gives you numerous options for your business revenue.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:12

Introduction to GIS 

Geographic Information System (GIS) is the term applied to a system used to store and manipulate geographical or spatial data. With a huge range of applications, GIS software is used across disciplines and in increasingly innovative ways. Many companies are realizing the need to hire GIS specialists. For this reason GIS is a growing field, and a proficiency in GIS can offer lucrative career benefits.

In 2017, self-driving cars are one of the hottest technology innovations that both consumers and businesses are talking about. Big names including Apple, Tesla, and Uber are all working tirelessly to bring driverless cars to market. The benefits are easy to see. Driverless cars offer a luxurious experience, reduce the stress of driving, eliminate drunk driving, can be profitable as a taxi when the owner isn't using the car, and much more. However, driverless cars also bring several unique moral and legal issues to the table that have never been faced before, and to this point, it is unknown how these big companies will face these challenges. 

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