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Five Ways to Protect Your Project from Scope Creep

If you’ve ever been involved in a software development project in any capacity, you’ll likely have experienced scope creep at some point. Even if you haven’t heard the term before you will know it when you see it. For consultants, scope creep tends to come from a client email, asking for an additional small feature to an already scoped project. For clients, it might come from a contractor, telling you that something unexpected has come up.


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What is a Digital Transformation Strategy?

Everyone thinks about the future of their business. Whether you're new to the game or you're a long-term player, you know that you must always look ahead to stay ahead. If you’ve ever found yourself considering another strategy to improve your business forecast, you must consider digital transformation. You only have to look around you to realize that the way people interact with the world has changed.


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Just a Little Note

It's that time of year again. Turkey, family, and all the technological distractions you've ever wanted. It's safe to say, most of us welcome the phone screens and online shopping extravaganza; compared to the old days when you had to have phone calls without seeing loved ones and wait to even see photos or *gasp* go to the mall for holiday sales! With the abundance of online deals and social media posts to scroll through, the last thing you want to think about is whether your data is secure and backed up or that your new online store is working properly. 


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The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Data is everywhere today. Data is even more valuable than oil. Think about the phone you have in your hand right now. There are hundreds of applications running on your phone with built-in backup settings to preserve, learn, and monitor your data. You don't even have to think about your personalized data being available to you on every other device you use after you sync everything. You might have even come to expect your data to regularly be available to you no matter where you are or what data format it is in. Many people utilize (and hoard) their stored data for sharing and work purposes every day. However, keeping data persistent, accessible, and most importantly secure, is not a trivial task.


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5 Microsoft Azure Services You Probably Didn't Know About

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that facilitates computing as a service which is essential, the essence of the cloud. Just like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform, it allows companies, organizations, and even individuals to take advantage of cloud computing. Companies traditionally host or lease their own infrastructure on their own web server with their own hardware. Additionally, the hardware is often leased along with support and management through a third-party dealer. Upgrades in hosting power always mean added expenses and/or additional hardware, requiring more dedicated space and equipment.


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Migrating to the Azure Cloud - Overview

Nowadays, many businesses have at least one workload running in the cloud; whether it’s an email provider list, Office365, or a CRM like salesforce.com. However, cloud services may not be suitable for every business. While cloud environments are scalable and highly reliable, these must not be the only considerations in making a decision. 


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Sharing Data in a Secure Way

The companies that do the best job on managing a user’s privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful. – Fred Wilson 

One of the most common processes in software development is obtaining a copy of production data to develop new features or troubleshoot an issue. This normally involves creating a database backup by copying the backup files over the Internet to a local development server or the developer’s computer.


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CASE STUDY: Custom software solution for Chicago Children's Museum

The Chicago Children's Museum mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. It is a place where families and caregivers with children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities. Each area provides sensory experiences. Guests engage in educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts, and health.


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How the Internet of Things Can Improve Your Business

Forbes describes the Internet of Things as, “connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other)... This also applies to components of machines, for example, a jet engine of an airplane or the drill of an oil rig."

 


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