As-a-service business offerings are changing business models with the Internet of Things. The one that started it all, SaaS, Software-as-a-Service, is now joined by IaaS and PaaS. Are these acronyms ringing any [service] bells?
As the trend for IoT domination continues, we are always on the lookout for the coolest new products to hit the market. Not only are these projects interesting to read about, but they also serve as inspiration for startups and even big market players that still innovate and bring new products to market. This list does not include the most popular new IoT products, but rather the ones we think not only demonstrate the current trends, but also bring more attention to fascinating inventions created by new businesses.
A Content Management System (CMS) is an application that is used for the creation, modification and publication of content on the website. There are many features that may be utilized by users, including collaborative environment, web publishing, format and version control service, indexing and much more.
Cloud computing for small business is a very smart investment for many small business owners. Forces of Nature are unknown to people, devices get lost or simply break and you can expect that sometimes valuable information will not be accessible ones something like this happens.
If you’ve ever come across a European article about the IT industry, you may have come across the term “Industry 4.0.” This is a very important term to understand, the so-called Digital Business Transformation. Based on a report by Protiviti, 54% of organizations in the US are undergoing a major IT transformation, and 31% are reporting a disruption as a result of the implementation of transformation technologies. Forty percent of organizations have increased their IT budget by 10% or more, and 39% utilize outsourcing to keep up with the changes, support, or to augment their IT functions.
Framework environment is a complex system that is used for back-end development and front-end rendering of a mobile application. It includes toolsets, compilers, debuggers, apps and different libraries that offer many helpful resources to developers. It is a base of the future applications that can save a great deal of time and resources, and understanding the differences between different frameworks and their pros and cons is essential to finding what works for your business. We have been working in this area for many years and have accumulated great experience in it while developing mobile applications as parts of bigger solutions. We found frameworks to be a great investment that, if chosen correctly, goes a long way.
Ernst & Young, one of the “Big Four” audit firms, has released a report titled “The IT industry in Belarus: 2017 and Beyond”. It goes through many statistical and analytical points about Belarusian IT industry based on interviews with the people at the top of many IT companies and survey conducted among the top Belarusian IT companies, including SaM Solutions. Belarus created a great climate for IT investments and the market is experiencing a boom. Let’s look at the main points of the report and address the main reasons why this boom is happening and where it is going.
Quality assurance (QA) is an indispensable prerequisite of a software’s reliability and robustness, as it allows revealing aberrations in its performance. That is why a growing number of companies go for QA services and allocate large proportions of their IT budgets to it, which is 31% in 2016. This percentage is predicted to run at 40% by 2019.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. It means а machine’s ability to perform tasks that usually could only be performed by utilizing the human mind. Writing AI has been a dream for many decades, but today we see some elements everywhere, even in your own pocket.
Virtualization is the creation of virtual servers, infrastructures, devices and computing resources. A great example of how it works in your daily life is the separation of your hard drive into different parts. While you may have only one hard drive, your system sees it as two, three or more different and separate segments. Similarly, this technology has been used for a long time. It started as the ability to run multiple operating systems on one hardware set and now it a vital part of testing and cloud-based computing.