As LearnUpon CTO and co-founder, programming is my life. For over 16 years, I’ve worked in the eLearning industry, building and implementing learning management systems. And since it launched in 2012, I’ve been scaling LearnUpon’s app to support over 5 million users worldwide. And that user base is going to continue growing.
Category: IT BUSINESS
The popularity of the IT industry has been and still is rising at a staggering rate. Given its global presence, it comes as no surprise to ﬁnd an abundance of people working towards getting their ﬁrst jobs in the industry. To many, this can be a rather frustrating process, particularly when it comes to never receiving a reply, or getting a vague/generic letter of rejection that gives no inclination of what they’re doing wrong.
As I looked up in shock from my desk I saw myself sitting across from me…my colleague was testing his new face verification algorithm wearing a mask of my face. Zen masters have talked about finding yourself, but I’m pretty sure this was not what they intended. When my heart rate slowly returned to normal I decided it was probably best to drink decaf for the rest of the day. Now I expect that the mention of decaf is strike-1 for many of you coffee aficionados, but it was fancy decaf if that makes it any better (I expect not).
Allow me to start this with a quote from Charles Dickens.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
This pretty much sums up the job description of a business or systems analyst. Especially in a fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing modern enterprise development environment. Why is that so?
Let’s break our quote and statement down to some simpler elements, let us analyze it.
Well, the job title does not give you much insight on what the person doing it actually does, at first glance, doesn’t it? Unlike developer – where someone might think (and would not be wrong, to a point) that a person doing it types code, solves logical problems with it and builds applications in specialized tools – analysts possess more of a soft skills package.
According to VersionOne’s last State of Agile report, Scrum and Scrum hybrids make up for 70 percent of practical applications of Agile. While comparing methodologies, methods and frameworks (Scrum is a framework) is a bit of an apples and oranges activity, the fact is that Scrum is the clear winner in the Agile ecosystem.
But, what exactly are the reasons for Scrum’s popularity and clearly superior adoption rate?
As is often the case, the reasons are many and complex.
What is BI Business Intelligence and to whom it is intended
Business Intelligence (BI) is technology led data analysis process and representing useful data necessary for leaders, managers and other corporate users to make positive and right business decisions. BI includes a wide spectrum of tools, applications and methodologies which enable organizations collecting data from internal information systems and/or external sources as a result of business processes (transaction databases – e.g. ATM cash flow; remote readers of electrical energy consumption, water, gas), Excel tabeles and other forms of generated reports.
Many can be found in this story
The final years of college, and I still don’t have much in common with IT-operation. Honestly, I didn’t think I would do such a thing. I did not even know what IT involves. I studied at the Faculty various technical objects, programming elements, other related things, but I have not had a chance to see something concrete and tangible.
In this article I will try to describe what Cloud actually is in the IT sense, and why it is a “hot” topic at the moment. My attempt to standardize something that is constantly changing and in some instances only resembles something else, reminded me of the great poem by a Russian writer Vladimir Mayakovski called “A Cloud in Trousers”. Like in the poem itself, something is constantly changing, but instead of feelings towards another person, here we have rapid change of technology. There are hundreds of definitions circling the internet, and I would like to add my personal view about this whole thing.
Hiring a new employee is getting more expensive and more time consuming every year – partly because companies realized how crucial good employees are and partly because attracting good people is hard.
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