I recall making my first steps into this industry as a fresh-faced computer science graduate. I quickly learned that with each generation there are a few relics that end up falling by the wayside. I’ve heard stories of how software releases that can now be done instantaneously would take hours to compile. Or of how programmers had to struggle with Notepad rather than what we have nowadays—the fancy integrated development environments (IDEs) with automated code completion, color-coded syntax highlighting and complicated debuggers. And I can just about remember the time when an Excel file was a valid tool for defect logging and tracking. It’s amazing how things have changed in just a few years. Continue Reading »Tweet
Mobile technologies are undoubtedly changing the way businesses operate and interact with their customers across industries, elevating them from solely a means to communicate to a primary channel for both business and personal transactions. Fundamentally, mobile devices have changed the way businesses and consumers conduct commerce, search for information, communicate and collaborate – regardless of the industry. Travel, for example, is one of the fastest growing industries for mobility with approximately 25 percent of all travel related Internet searches being conducted on a mobile device. It’s clear mobile devices interact with every step of the travel process, such as, planning and booking, searching for destination information, such as events, venues, points of interests, restaurants, weather forecasts, etc. and even tangential services, such as dry cleaning, and then posting reviews about each of those experiences on social media. Continue Reading »Tweet
What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things, in general, refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. If all objects and people in daily life were equipped with identifiers, they could be managed and inventoried by computers. This tagging of things, besides using radio-frequency identification (RFID), may be achieved through such technologies like near field communication (NFC), barcodes and QR codes. In the IT world today, the term Internet of Things (commonly abbreviated as IoT) is used to describe the advanced connectivity of devices, systems and services that goes beyond machine-to-machine communications; it covers a variety of protocols, domains and applications.
So how does the IoT change our lifestyle?
No more “missing the bus” Continue Reading »Tweet