Webinar: Big Data Big Risk
Data is your most vital asset, and should be your most secure. Big data introduces an entirely new set of challenges for organizations looking to implement an enterprise data hub (EDH): more... streaming from multiple sources in real-time, increased transparency, higher volume, and multiple users. Which tools strike the right mix for increasing the efficiency and transparency of data operations without over-engineering governance practices?
Market Research Mobile Dashboard
An international market research firm serving the media industry acquired a sophisticated Finnish company on performing mobile analytics. The Finnish company’s product offered a 360˚ view of the mobile consumer through passive on-device measurements. Proprietary software allowed mobile developers to create applications revealing usage patterns, signal strength, and user location in order to provide holistic audience measurements. The firm’s software worked on all major smartphone platforms (iOS, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone). To complement the acquired capability, the Market Research Company sought to develop a web-based dashboard in order to deliver the data produced from the passive metering software to employees and external customers.
Windows Universal Apps: MVVM Design Pattern
There are many design patterns available when implementing a universal application in Windows. The common design patterns include Model-View-Controller (MVC), Model-View-Presenter (MVP) and, of course, Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM). MVVM is the more commonly used design pattern in Windows 8+ universal applications. This is due to its ability to decouple the business logic and view logic of applications in a way that provides the most reusable code across the two primary platforms - phones and tablets/pcs.
I had pondered writing a post called "Requirements Decay" about how requirements don't last forever. In my research I found that such a post, complete with "my" words "requirements decay" and "requirements half-life", had already been done comprehensively here. In a compact argument underpinned by half-life mathematics, the anonymous author proposes that a requirement isn't likely to stand forever and explores the implications. For me, requirements decay is an idea that helps us think realistically about project planning and improves our chances of meeting business needs. I've observed requirements decay in many settings, so I was surprised to find so few references that take this perspective. There are many, on the other hand, that talk about requirements volatility. Some, like this one, follow the traditional failed pattern of demanding business sign-off, "disallowing" changes after a certain point in the project, and applying a robust (and often dreaded) change control process for incorporating requirements changes.
iOS Mobile Developer
iOS Mobile Developers at CapTech are part of an intelligent, highly motivated community of developers who strive to continuously learn the latest tools and architectures to deliver innovative solutions for our clients. They are involved in the design, development and delivery of innovative mobile solutions in partnership with a variety of Fortune 500 clients.
Dominion's New Digital Strategy
Almost since the invention of the light bulb, the power and utility sector has been largely dominated by monopolies. The enormous capital investment required to build turbines and dams, maintain massive power grids and service distribution networks always needs to be offset by the consistent, undivided demand that only large companies can guarantee. Today, operations of energy monopolies are being disrupted by a powerful combination of innovation (smart grids and smart meters that allow consumers to monitor their usage), the rise of alternative energy sources (wind, solar), new government regulations and federal incentives for new energy technologies.
Organizational Readiness on an Agile IT Implementation
A large financial services organization sought to implement a new customer-facing case management system using an Agile iterative delivery approach. The client needed an OCM expert to equip them to lead culture-wide change and establish strong organizational and operational readiness under the fast-paced, incremental Agile delivery schedule. The OCM effort was critical to a smooth cutover experience for the organization, the agents, and the customers.
Senior ETL Developer
Our Data Integration consultants bridge the gap between the business and IT side of companies. By partnering with clients to fully understand both their business philosophy and IT strategy, CapTech consultants maintain the vision that data integration should be built to help the organization make better decisions by providing the right data at the right time.
Projects Need Predictive Analytics
Projects Need Predictive Analytics. And to convince you, I’m going to have to convince my heckler, Bob. Before you... even start, let me jump in. All you are talking about is adding more overhead and more resources, with no value. I can already tell. Hold your horses Bob. It costs money to have headlights, windshield wipers and brakes in your car but they add serious value despite the cost. Value is the appropriate way to perform this analysis.