Posts Tagged Under: development

IDC: Every Company on Earth Will Be a “Software Company”

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Soon, the most precious resource of any business will not be physical, but informational. Today, only 1% of developers are focused on implementing cognitive systems to provide assistance in dealing with data. By 2018, that number will rise to 50%. In a few more years, every organization will essentially be a software company, IDC predicts.

This forecast from the fine gents at International Data Corporation (IDC) comes with the addendum that business is becoming more and more about arming yourself to the teeth with technical prowess, or else. Here are the most important predictions from IDC’s November 4 market intelligence briefing

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Coding Could Become a Requirement for US Students

It’s becoming increasingly important to master a computer, not just the basic stuff, but also the underpinnings: making apps, building a site, or leveraging the cloud in business. Today, software engineering is one of the highest-paid jobs worldwide, and there are plenty of slices to be had from that financial pie still.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows this. He is rooting for computer science and coding classes in school. Not optionally, but mandatory. Specifically, he wants programming to be a graduation prerequisite

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The Hidden ROI of User Experience [Infographic]

Ever ask yourself what the ROI of User Experience is? Not many business leaders do, despite UX playing a crucial role in the success of a given product or service.

Experience Dynamics has put together an extensive infographic that attacks the subject from every angle, showing that UX holds a return of investment (ROI) that far exceeds any forecast. For example, did you know that if you get the User Interface right you will have likely eliminated as many as 80% of the unforeseen issues that lay ahead? Or that good UX reduces development time by 33-to50 percent as it helps prioritize dev tasks more easily?

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How To Find The Perfect Location For Your Startup

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If you could pick any place on Earth to kick-start a venture, what would it be? Startups are almost synonymous with Silicon Valley, but that’s the media’s fault. In reality, startup companies aren’t typical to America at all. In fact, some of the most innovative ideas today are being brewed in Europe and Asia.

To give everyone justice, a community called Founded X offers this cool website where you pick a country and get instant stats about things that matter to a startup – ease of funding, expertise markets, internet coverage/speed, office rental, corporate income tax, etc. You also get some conventional info regarding the weather, the national dish, the average price of a beer (always a good lifestyle indicator), currency, and population density.

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Learning How to Code Just Got a Lot Easier

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Ever scratch your eyes for not learning how to code as a kid? I do every day. Not only is programming one of the best paid jobs (by far), it’s also a great way to turn brilliant ideas into working applications for everyone to use. By all accounts, you can use it to change the world profoundly.

As if programming itself wasn’t hard enough, there are dozens of different coding languages each with their own particularities that can be used to make a program. Depending on the platform you’re targeting, you’ll have a flurry of tongues to choose from.

Swift – the new kid on the block introduced by Apple at its annual developer gathering in 2014 – lifts a lot of the hurdles generally associated with app programming, and now an app called Swifty promises to simply the process even more for noobs like you and me.

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Learning Through Exposure – It Started with an Internship

It’s a commonly accepted fact that in order to succeed in something, you have to surround yourself with people and ideas that push you in the right direction. To that effect, I want to make it clear that, when you become a 4PSA Clouder, nothing can stop you from becoming the next rock star in software.

The Early Years

When I started writing code for a living, everything seemed freakishly complex. Why? Because there was no one around to guide me through the rough terrain of learning different APIs at once, to point out the mistakes in my design, and offer advice on how to code better and faster.

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TouchMeNow, The UC Revolution

Ever since our release of the world’s first UC software in 2006, all service providers have been asking for a way to turn communication into a more personal experience. After 2 years of intense development, we are finally ready to make the big announcement.

The entire 4PSA team proudly announces the release of TouchMeNow, a revolutionary solution that bundles software and hardware to deliver a previously unimaginable communication experience. Making use of haptic technology, TouchMeNow incorporates an unexpected, but highly desired element to Unified Communications: touch.

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Meet Us On Saturday!

It’s time to meet the 4PSA teams. Well, not everyone, just some members that will socialize at the StagiiPeBune event that will take place on Saturday, March 16th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Politechnica University of Bucharest in Faculty for Automatics and Computers hall.

We prepared for you some virtual reality training and of course, nice prizes for the brave ones that take on the challenge to bike into the cloud.

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Cool Summer 2012 Internship – Problem Set 7

We’re closing this race with a set of problems that rely heavily on context.

The Cool Summer Internship Race has been a driver of great attitude, since most of what we published left room for creativity, in every sense.  What is more important though is that it turned into a driver of entailing actions.

What are we going to do next:  we want to offer those who would like to become interns at 4PSA the chance to know us in a competition.

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