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Jul
12

Non-functional Testing Affects Your Bottom Line

Is there anything more frustrating than an app that crashes or a website that just wont load? Companies are well aware of how quickly a user will dismiss a product that doesn't work, and so employ Quality Assurance and Testing procedures to guard against failure. Non-functional testing plays an important role in today's software development, because it emphasizes not only on the essential functional capabilities of the application but also on other parameters such as performance, security, and usability. Non-functional testing demonstrates how well the product behaves. The ISO 9126 international standard lists six quality attributes for Software Systems, which are then broken down to...
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Jun
27

Cloud Security Is Extremely Important in Today’s World.

Most likely, you have a security system at your home or business. It probably includes an alarm system, cameras, or keypads. More sophisticated systems offer biometric registration to access various departments. A security system is there to add an extra layer of protection. While not perfect, it assists in mitigation of possible threats. In this sense, cloud computing is very similar. Although it is used to safely store data — adding a layer of protection — there are still potential security issues. Here is what you need to know about security systems within the cloud: It is a system, not a protocol. Your business should have a documented set of protocols you are required to...
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Jun
22

Why You Should Consider Infrastructure Innovation After the WannaCry Attack

The IT industry has had another wake-up call, and it is time to innovate your infrastructure to avoid another nightmare. Due to the international damage caused by the WannaCry Ransomware attack, professionals are re-examining their current technology infrastructures. Their goal is to protect crucial data while preparing for another large cyberattack. It is not matter of if this will happen again, but when it will happen. Ensuring data security is just as important as securing your physical infrastructures. It’s imperative you take precautionary measures to minimize risk and maximize protection. Here are a few avenues to consider: Move to the cloud. The WannaCry attack affected...
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Jun
5

Innovate Your Infrastructure

In the early years of the digital age, your company most likely purchased and managed all of its technology needs in-house. Over time, as the computing universe grew ever-more complex, you added new parts and programs to keep up with the developments and to maintain your competitiveness. As such, the complexity of managing of this universe became more complex, as well. The IT team could probably still handle it, with a little bit of outside help here and there. However, with the advent of cloud computing and hybrid infrastructures, it may be that your in-house team is struggling to keep up with it all. The complex web of legacy hardware and software programming that was supposed to...
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May
24

The Right Staff For the Right Company — How Do You Choose the Right Hire?

Employee replacement is expensive. Not only is your staff's work not getting done, but neither is yours as you focus instead on hiring and onboarding oversight. By some estimates, replacing an employee costs approximately one-fifth of that worker's annual salary. Keep in mind, although you cannot please every individual, a professional that feels appreciated, challenged, and well compensated is a loyal employee. A stable workforce saves your company money and maintains business continuity. Your enterprise can reap significant economic benefits over time by carefully hiring, training, and supporting your employees. Recruitment tools enumerate two critical steps in the hiring process:...
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May
5

Predictive Analytics Redefine Data Utility

Ensuring a healthy future depends on understanding the past: That’s the fundamental premise of predictive analytics. Data scientists collect and analyze raw data to find patterns and connections. They study whether past activities worked in unison and help decision-makers gather information to improve future operations. Predictive analytics could change how the world does business — and how you do business, too. As early as 1958, when FICO founders first used predictive modeling to assess credit risks, industry analysts recognized the benefits of using past information to formulate future strategies. Today, the internet generates massive data quantities for that work. For...
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Apr
13

5 Key Components to Consider when Choosing Software Solutions

Business owners often believe that purchasing off-the-shelf or pre-built software solutions will be cheaper and easier. However, that’s often a misconception: Finding a ready-made software solution that meets unique needs isn’t always as easy as clicking "buy." Some products may meet some needs while another meets others — but chances are there isn’t a single perfect solution. So, how can company leaders prioritize and figure out what’s most important in potential software products? As you research available out-of-the-box software solutions, cloud offerings, and hosted options to deploy in your environment, we suggest you consider these five factors for your company before...
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Apr
6

Get Your Head in the Cloud and Save!

Company leaders around the world are migrating to online cloud management solutions for good reasons: Not only has the cloud proven to be safer and more disaster resistant but it can also save business owners significantly over time. Additionally, Cloud giants such as Amazon, Azure, and Google have ramped up their market offerings, allowing greater customizations and options for consumers. According to a PC Magazine article, the cloud essentially means “storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive.” The cloud offers many benefits, including flexibility, disaster protection, data backup, and cost savings. For owners of large and...
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Mar
23

Oil and Gas Industry Leaders Leverage New Tech

Terms like “the cloud,” “big data,” “analytics,” and “the Internet of Things (IoT)” are making news, and insiders mention we’re in a new digital revolution. Why? Simply put, advanced technology developments are giving company leaders new levels of visibility, access, and efficiencies with their businesses and customers — and many are taking full advantage. Big data describes the huge amount of information to which business leaders have access. The cloud is a means to store data in off-site servers, and analytics refers to the studying and using of the collected data. The Internet of Things (IoT), in its simplest form, refers to how computers and other machines connect...
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Mar
14

Proposed H-1B Visa Program Changes Spell Uncertainty

It’s nearly impossible to have missed political discourse regarding the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban and proposed changes to work visas in the United States. These changes could have broad implications and impact many people in various industries. In January, President Trump and his team hinted at changing the H-1B work visa program, which allows skilled foreigners to enter the United States by working for companies, particularly in the tech industry. Currently, the H-1B work visa program allows 65,000 skilled workers — with an additional 20,000 holding Master’s degrees — into the United States to fill specialty occupations including sciences, engineering,...
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