January 2018

Study Finds That Tech Fails People Every Week

Monday, 22nd January 2018: Nearly one in two people say technology fails them once a week or more, a new study commissioned by CRITICAL Software has revealed.

The OnePoll survey of 2,000 people also found that only half of people think the tech in their lives is properly tested before being sold, despite 98% stating that the reliability of the tech they use is important.

Fifty-Two Posts: 363 Miles from Home

Here is a fun fact. I've never lived more than 363 miles from home. To be exact, outside of my college years, I've always lived exactly 363 miles from my childhood home in Kansas City, Kansas.

My first job after graduating college landed me a job at a Weather Service Meteorological Observatory in southwest Kansas. My apartment was 363 miles away from my parents' driveway. A couple years later, my next job took me to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To my surprise, on the first visit from Sioux Falls to Kansas City I found that I added exactly 363 miles my truck's odometer.

Bootstrap: The Framework's What, Why, and How

A lot of people talk about Bootstrap, but you know what it's for? You may even know it as a front-end framework, but do you know who it's designed for, whether it's worth studying, or if it's something outdated? In this article, we'll try to answer all these questions. In addition to knowing more about Bootstrap, you'll know the framework's strengths and weaknesses and what makes it a great tool for when working with front-end web development.

How to run frugal yet successful business David Koller Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:16

The main reason why individuals come together to form a business is the notion that they can earn more by working together rather than alone. Pooling resources are one of the means through which more work can be done, and reducing costs is the other. In this sense, frugality is the cornerstone of any business endeavor. Therefore, every successful company is by definition a frugal one as well. Does this mean that becoming frugal is an automatic process? Not in the slightest.

Glacier Bancorp awarded Axios North America Customer of the Year RealWire Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:41

Washington D.C., USA – January 16, 2018: Axios Systems, a pioneer of “Fit for Purpose” IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Operations Management (ITOM) cloud solutions, is delighted to award its Customer of the Year award to US-based financial institution, Glacier Bancorp.

Zylpha Launches New Document Bundling Integration For Peppermint’s Latest CX 2018 System

Leading legal document bundling software innovator Zylpha has developed an integration for Peppermint Technology’s latest CX 2018 system. The development is a product of a long successful partnership with Peppermint, the provider of widely acclaimed cloud based legal software for UK law firms.

Top 5 Unified Communications Trends for 2018

1. Continued mergers and acquisitions in UC market

We will see a continued growth in the number of mergers and acquisitions – from highly strategic and significant moves like Cisco’s acquisition of Broadsoft, through to smaller “roll up” plays in local markets in Europe, where niche players will start to be acquired by ambitious high growth and privately-funded entities.

2. Growth of video deployment for communications and collaboration

DevOps adoption accelerates but laggards risk being left behind, according to new Redgate research RealWire Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:08

Cambridge UK, Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Organizations are increasingly turning to DevOps within their development and database teams according to the 2018 State of Database DevOps Survey, conducted by Redgate Software with SQL Server professionals. 82% of the 700 organizations surveyed say they have either already adopted DevOps or plan to do so in the next two years, up from 80% in 2017. Over half (52%) have already implemented DevOps process on some or all of their projects, a jump from 47% last year.