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IBM's Global Cloud Computing

cloud-computing400In 2013, cloud computing really took off and this year IBM plans to invest $1.2 billion to expand its global cloud infrastructure. The company will add 15 data centers worldwide, giving IBM a total of 40 around the globe data centers dedicated to cloud services. IBM SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby says that they “want the world to understand that cloud is transformational for IBM”.Last August, IBM purchased cloud computing infrastructure provider, SoftLayer. IBM now plans to combine the existing...

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Google Offering More Mobile App Back End Development

endpointsEarlier this month, Google announced the offering of two updated frameworks to run necessary back-end infrastructure of mobile applications. What does this mean exactly? It means more freedom for developers to concentrate on the more innovative parts of their work. Google released the collection of tools, libraries, and capabilities for running the infrastructure for both Android and iOS mobile applications, calling it Google Cloud Endpoints. Endpoints is said to provide a simple way...

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The IT Talent Shortage

skillsAccording to Code.org, by 2020 there will be 1 million more computing jobs than computer science students. Finding truly qualified talent is hard now and it's only going to get worse. Check out this article at crn.com.This underscores the imporatnce of encouraging a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), paricularly for our state and region. The needs are great and will only become more severe over the coming years.If you have the right stuff, check out our job openings...

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Gliffy

gliffyLooking for a good cloud based alternative drawing tool? Look no further than Gliffy!  It's a simple and effective tool that we find quite helpful. Gliffy is currently the most widely used online diagramming application. By using Gliffy, you can create virtually any chart or diagram that you need and for a very low price. Also, depending on the plan you pick, you will be able to collaborate with anyone on your diagram by sending a simple invitation via email. Sound cool? Check...

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Don't Wait 4 It

line-of-peopleEveryone experiences waiting in that unbelievably long line at the DMV at least once a year. It seems that no matter how early you want to get there, you still wait 2+ hours to get your tag or license renewed. What if there was a service that someone could provide to the people of Jefferson County to hold their spot in line until they arrived at the DMV at 7:45am? This would reduce your typical 2+ hour wait, to a measly 30 minute wait.Believe it or not, this service does in fact exist...

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