On any given day, 294 billion emails are delivered, 500 million Tweets are posted, and 4 petabytes of data are created via Facebook. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the digital data society produces on a daily basis. We have an overwhelming amount of data at our fingertips; within it lie transformative insights that just need to be uncovered and polished.
The era of Data Science, big data, and analytics has driven significant industrial, governmental, and disciplinary interest and has shifted innovation and research. New developments in Data Science are creating exciting trends – but they also come with controversial pitfalls, which we’ll examine.
AI in EdTech (AIED) is gaining traction, mainly due to rapid global digitalization and the widespread use of smart devices. AIED applications combine machine learning, deep learning, and advanced analytics to determine and monitor students' learning processes – for instance, test scores and individual learning speed. Technology can help provide students with personalized learning experiences, allowing them to absorb and retain materials at their own pace. Teachers can leverage AIED to better understand their students' baseline levels, strengths, weaknesses, and rate of progress over time.
Rightscale 2019 State of the Cloud Report Nowadays many businesses keep their IT infrastructure in the cloud or are thinking about transitioning. Why? Because by doing so, they can make their development teams more agile, benefit from huge scalability, cut out the guesswork regarding infrastructure capacity requirements, and save money on managing infrastructure assets. These benefits are undoubtedly contributing to the robust cloud market growth: according to the Rightscale 2019 State of the Cloud Report, 94% of enterprise respondents now use the cloud, with 84% of them even using a multi-cloud strategy.
One of the most frequent cases of fail, when a startup founder with a disruptive mobile app idea try to grow business and resolve problems with IT solutions, not knowing how to monetize their idea. Every time Intetics is approached by a startup with a mobile application development request, we begin by asking questions to better understand how to build a great solution.
One of the strategically important is to decide whether the application should be Android-based or iOS-based. The choice of platform defines the target audience, needs, customer acquisition approach, and much more.
Among the Top 20 reasons startups fail in the short-term are reasons such as running out of money, pricing and cost issues, poor product, and not using advisors (CBInsights). A reason for failure in the long-term is impatience and a short-term view.
Often, a startup starts around a single idea, but it has the potential to grow into much more than that. The technological systems and processes of a startup must follow suit for long-term success. Unfortunately, it’s often hard to build sustainable technology systems that ensure efficiency and data security in the long run – especially for startups whose core competency is not software – development. Moreover, it's often a necessity to get technology right the first time – whether it's the actual startup product or the back-office administration technology. Working technology is by now a consumer expectation, and if technology fails it may be hard to gain consumer trust again.
If you have implemented outsourcing previously, or are planning to begin soon, and you’re concerned about whether outsourced IT solutions are actually reliable and profitable – lay your fears to rest. By reaching out to custom software development companies, you can eliminate the need of developing IT infrastructure yourself. This method has totally revolutionized how modern businesses operate, and it brings a whole host of benefits to your business model. However, the outsourcing industry is a constantly changing and developing beast. Read on to learn about the current state and trends of outsourcing, and how we predict it will develop over the next year.
In 1998, $328 million was lost when Mars Climate Orbiter’s faulty software miscalculated the landing and the Orbiter disintegrated. The project that took two years to complete was gone because of one software glitch.
Remote In-Sourcing is a new business model and an innovative business philosophy. The meaning of these words is actually like they sound: Intetics creates and operates remote information technology which, on the business side, completely belong to a Client while remaining Intetics’ employees on the logistical and operational side. Those teams can be organized for software development, software testing, IT consulting, audits and assessments, systems integration, R&D, engineering, technical support, IT training, data processing, and back office support. A typical remote team is fully dedicated to the Client and acts as a direct extension of Client’s in-house staff.
The term "machine learning" may conjure up images of old science fiction movies like the 1968 Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Thanks to decades of technological advancements and education, modern day artificial intelligence is a lot less scary now than it was back in the sixties. Today's intelligent computers have the power and potential to transform all industries and improve practically every aspect of our lives.
Not too long ago, companies that were looking to hire highly-skilled tech talent were limited to candidates that lived within a certain mile radius of an office location. In high-tech hubs like Silicon Valley and New York City, the talent was easier to find, but more expensive to hire, In smaller cities, these types of programmers were few and far between.
The IT Industry in Belarus has deep historical roots. Since Soviet times, Belarus was known as the most technically advanced republic. In fact, Belarus used to manufacture over 50% of the computers and computer components in the former USSR with the computer production facilities and design institutes concentrated in Minsk, the capital of the country
Whenever launcing new software project, one of the first decisions every executive has to make is to choose the right software service provider and define integration strategy of the provider with in-house operations. This is always difficult decision coupled with miltiple challenges.
The abbreviation “GDPR” is becoming more and more often used in offices around the world. “GDPR” stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a new legislation approved by EU Parliament, which goes into effect in May 2018. As the date is approaching, discussions of how to achieve GDPR compliance is the hottest topic right now.
Belarus & Ukraine Country Overview discovering: Technological Environment; Business Environment: Cultural Proximity Government and Support & Legal Conditions; Education & Talent; Comparison of Popular IT Outsourcing Markets; Cost Savings; Time & Travel.
Ukraine has a long history of contributing to innovations in GIS technology. In fact, initial GIS methodological principles and the first applied fully functional GIS were created in Ukraine in the mid-1980s. Today, a large number of governmental and commercial organisations in Ukraine actively use GIS technology. Their activities are fully based on GIS and the success of their work depends heavily on the competent application of GIS technologies
The challenge of most CIOs these days is to deliver quality, innovative work within their budgets. They are facing constant budget cuts and adjustments, while also constantly having to do more with their IT sectors. It is no longer enough to just keep up with the latest technology; CIOs have to ensure that they are providing their companies with cutting-edge applications and the latest software systems - otherwise, their companies will be left behind in the dust. We have talented people who develop the sorts of systems for advancement that CIOs are looking for without burning through their budget. So, Intetics can address two main pain points of today’s CIOs: talent availability at affordable cost.
The idea of using open software at Intetics was first aired in May 2011. At that time the main working tools for Intetics’ specialists was proprietary software provided by the client. The volume of manual vectorization projects was increasing along with the growing number of employees. We planned to hire approximately 50 new employees; though the time spent using GIS software did not exceed 5- 16% for a single employee. As an alternative to purchasing extra proprietary licenses, a decision to use open software was made.
Building distributed teams is often a necessity in today’s fast, globalized economy. When a company faces talent shortage, tough deadlines for product release, and requires cost optimization, distributed teams are the best option to achieve all of the objectives. Indeed, in majority of cases distributed teams are the only answer, or there is a very good chance that a project won’t happen at all. While it is often the best choice, managing distributed teams can be its own challenge. Chiefly, it requires early investment in communication and development of a systematic communication process. Despite the early investment, working with distributed teams with a process designed to mitigate the risks will lead to more efficiency and better results.
Web and mobile journey planners are real boons to modern travelers, but can they be improved? Passengers surveyed and 35 systems analyzed from all around the world to find out what journey planners are doing right – and what they could do better in the future.
What is going to cover:
• What is Big Data
• Where are we now
– People: profile, skills, shortage?
• Use Cases
– Location-Based Services
– Internet of Things
– Omni-channel Retail
– Other uses & tools
• Tips for you
• Conclusions & Trends
Сертификация является дополнительным подтверждением наличия знаний на момент сертификации. Для многих людей сертификат является удовлетворением личных амбиций. Знания есть на момент сдачи, нет гарантии, что они будут востребованы и не потеряны. Сертифицированный специалист имеет большую ценность перед заказчиком. И компании, в которых работают такие сотрудники, ценятся гораздо выше.
Adding a Quality Assurance specialist allows you to better manage your project, but it also presents its own set of problems. What common issues do organizations (and QAs) face when testing their project results? The following case study describes the management process of large projects when a QA specialist is introduced in the middle of the project development life cycle. Emphasis is placed on main problems encountered in such situations and the solutions that were applied in an existing Intetics project.
The paper covers the company’s proprietary approach to the assessment of software product quality and measurement of technical debt. In the paper, the authors state that the software product quality is the amount of various technical debts embedded into the product and delivered to end-users. Similar to the fact that any debt can be paid, the software product quality can be efficiently managed and measured by a set of techniques, parameters, and dimensions. The authors share the details of the company proprietary approach to technical debt management done with the help of the Technical DebT Reduction plAtform, TETRA. They share the measurement parameters, tools and major dimension for the assessment.
A case study of building a successful remote team in Eastern Europe: The selection steps and criteria to select the vendor; Main challenges that we faced during operations setup and the steps which were taken to address them; Setting communication in distributed teams; A team member retention strategy set up to minimize the attrition; Team building dynamics and main. achievements of the engagement
The outsourcing industry is the source of countless direction-related terminology. Each new sourcing model is sending you either in or out, off or on, near or far…is there an over and under yet? As the efficiencies of the outsourcing grow, so do the outsourcing trends, models…and the industry lexicon. Every new model, it seems, has a twin in its antonym—in the opposite direction that the models describe. Therefore, while everyone is figuring out (out)sourcing, let’s not forget about its equally intriguing twin: in-sourcing.
Using an impressive number of direction-related terminologies, the outsourcing industry has developed an exhaustive lexicon of business models and service offerings. The flexible and often overlapping business models aim at improving business efficiency and eliminating the risks associated with the outsourcing process, though unsurprisingly not all models are as successful as others. The question of how to limit the risks of outsourcing is at the very core of the industry. In fact, risk mitigation is what often determines whether to in-source or out-source.
Outsourcing in the midmarket drastically differs from big companies and megadeals because of unique concerns of midmarket organisations. Here is why midmarket outsourcing is different and how midmarket organisations can assure their outsourcing success
There is a lot of uncertainty with regards to viruses on mobile phones and tablets. Malicious software for mobile devices expands in different forms from stealing your credit card details to extorting money for not publishing your photos or location history to public sources. In line with that, numerous famous antivirus companies release multiple products for mobile security. Let’s try to get at the heart of the matter and see the real state of things.
It is quite a common thing in the software development industry to generate "new ideas" to make software development projects more successful. There are many approaches, so far. Among them Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Behavior Driven Development, Extreme Programming, Test Driven development, Lean Development. What is the reason for the variety? Why are qualified and experienced people always ready to implement changes? One of the reasons is that software development is a very complex task, where faults often occur.
Software development life cycle (SDLC) consists of several stages: requirements gathering, design, development, testing, maintenance. The overall success of the project appreciably depends on the first step of this process where the customer, product owner and the project team should formulate and agree the set of requirements to the software product. However, in reality these requirements are not clear and complete in many projects. It’s not surprising as in software industry we often try to change the way we execute some processes, invent something new, make the predictions and assumptions. So, business owners and users shouldn’t be expected to visualize the new software very clear. In these circumstances, the idea to produce prototype before the actual development looks very attractive.
Software development, especially when handled by remote teams, can be a tricky process for companies. However, the collaboration with remote providers can be made smoother when built relying on a predictive software engineering (PSE) framework. According to a recent Deloitte survey, leading organizations are selecting remote providers to drive transformational change and improve business results. They expect a higher level of software development predictability from these agreements than even from in-house teams. To take advantage of remote collaboration, IT providers must adjust their approach to delivery. The PSE framework serves this purpose. This eWEEK slide show, using industry information from Intetics, explains the PSE idea in the following bullet points.
The HFS Hot Vendors are an exclusive group of emerging players with a differentiated value proposition for the Digital OneOfficeTM (Exhibit 1). HFS analysts speak with numerous exciting startups and emerging players. We designate a select group as the HFS Hot Vendors based on their offerings’ distinctiveness, ecosystem robustness, client impact, financial position, and the impact in our OneOffice Framework. The HFS Hot Vendors may not have the scale and size to be featured in our Blueprint reports, but they have the vision and strategy to impact and disrupt the market.
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