Great Beer and a SMACK-ing Demo of Real-time Data Analytics in the Cloud

February 10, 2017

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Do you hear buzzwords like “SMACK” and see data analytics become a trending topic, but you’re still wondering how either of these things can help your software get to the next level?

Join ObjectFrontier and Heroku engineers at STATS in Atlanta for great beer, great food, and a demonstration of how SMACK (Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra and Kafka) can help you harness the power of your data.

  • Meet the challenges and limitations of implementing SMACK
  • Follow best practices while adopting a SMACK stack
  • Identify and validate the application areas for SMACK
  • Go beyond SMACK – Extend the SMACK solution

You’ll also have the chance to walk away from our event with an Amazon Echo or Amazon Tap!

LIMITED SPACE – REGISTER TODAY!

Not many companies understand how to unlock the integrated power of SMACK to meet the surging demand for cloud-enabled analytics, but you could be one of the few who does. 

 Meet our SMACK industry experts to discuss how to build data-streaming and machine learning/predictive analytics solutions faster, so you can roll them out in a shorter time-to-market.

So join us and our team as we share our solutions and knowledge with you over some great beer and food.

For Register : http://bit.ly/smackregister

About SMACK

SMACK (Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra and Kafka) is a concise toolbox for a wide variety of data processing scenarios. It’s battle-tested and includes widely used software with large communities or populations. SMACK provides easy scalability and replication of data while preserving low latencies, unified cluster management for heterogeneous loads, and a single platform for any kind of application. SMACK is an implementation platform for different architecture designs and facilitates a faster time-to-market (e.g. verification solutions such as MVPs).

 About ObjectFrontier

Headquartered in Atlanta, OFS helps leading Fortune 1000 companies create transformative, commercial-grade software products and mobile digital solutions.More than 500 full-time OFS technical leaders serve today’s biggest and best in Media, Healthcare, Security, Finance, and Telecommunications. We pride ourselves in our relentless pursuit of demonstrably different software engineering, particularly within the confluence of cloud, data analytics, user experience and mobility. Founded in 1997, OFS heritage is serving independent software vendors with architecting cloud-based, multi-tenant, multi-geographic, and multi-lingual software products. A specialist with scale, OFS delivers unprecedented insight, intelligence and solutions to today’s most extraordinary and innovative companies. Learn more about us at www.objectfrontier.com.

 FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue, STATS, is a 5-minute walk from DevNexus.

What can I bring into the event?

Your appetite for networking, asking questions, sharing ideas and enjoying good food and drink with some great people.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact:

Laura.Corish@objectfrontier.com – (215) 605-5603

Carlo.Ricco@objectfrontier.com – (617) 910 – 7972

Locations

STATS Food + Drinks (adjacent DevNexus)

300 Marietta Street NorthWest

Atlanta, GA 30313

United States

DATE AND TIME

Thu, February 23, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

 


ObjectFrontier Blog – Our Focus on Software Trends

March 30, 2016

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You may have heard the term “Digital Darwinism” permeate discussions about the changing landscape of business today. Now, companies that were once synonymous with leadership in their industries are either long gone or struggling to keep their doors open. Read More

At the turn of the century, the world of software development was introduced to a DevOps_1revolutionary new concept—AGILE! No longer were organizations stuck using the time-consuming and inflexible waterfall model to develop quality software. Software’s brightest minds began to champion this radical new method of product development for all its many benefits. Read More

AngularJS (AAngularJS_LogoJS), a component of the popular Javascript MEAN Stack, has quickly become a go-to framework for developers looking to build dynamic, robust single page web applications. AJS lets you extend the HTML vocabulary for your app to create an extraordinarily expressive and readable environment that can be developed very quickly. With the fast adoption of this newer technology comes a plethora of new concerns when moving an app into production. Read More

The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. On this older platform, there was a 16-minute lag from when news editors entered a story to when subscribers actually received the alert on their mobile device. Read More

Client: A National Television Broadcasting Company Client Need: The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. Read More

Following the significant growth in the use of MEAN Stack technologies that OFS experienced with clients in 2014, the company is pleased to announce it has increased its investment in this technology by training 50 more employees in the MEAN Stack skillset in anticipation of 2015 client demands. Read More

Missed OFS’s webinar earlier this month? Now you can experience all the valuable insights from Forrester’s John C. McCarthy and OFS’s Rich Napoli at your own convenience! Featuring Forrester Analyst John C. McCarthy with OFS CEO Rich Napoli from December 2014 Digitally transforming your enterprise requires a whole new way of thinking and operating – not only in the IT department, but throughout the entire corporation. Read More

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 1:00-1:30pm ET With the pervasiveness of digital devices in today’s world, firms must rethink their business strategy – from the outside in – to capitalize on the competitive advantages that today’s digital technology provides. The best digital experiences are ones that understand a customer’s complete journey, not just their current transactions with your company. Read More

Learn how to use Customer Journey Mapping to refocus your business using an outside-in perspective. Read More

Digitally transforming your enterprise requires a whole new way of thinking and operating – not only in the IT department, but throughout the entire corporation. It all starts with re-examining your customer’s journey from their perspective to predict their next most likely actions, and then building your digital products and services around those needs. Read More

The consumer viewing experience today has changed drastically from the traditional experience of watching television. Gone are the days when the entire family sat in front of a TV set and watched a show in its entirety, including commercials, without distractions from other devices or alternate sources of programming. Read More

With better and smarter mobile technology, patients will start to see entirely new methods of delivering patient care – through digital means. Read More

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OFS invites you to enjoy a complimentary copy of Forrester Research, Inc.’s report Software Must Enrich Your Brand! Learn how software is driving your 21st century brand and how it has become core to your business success! Read More

Our last two posts shared some evidence of the mobile revolution that is underway in the healthcare industry. A number of mHealth apps that provide true digital value to patients have emerged, and they are disrupting the status quo in the industry. Read More

OFS is pleased to announce its CEO Rich Napoli has won the award for Innovative Medium-Sized Technology Company CEO in the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards! Read More

Though smart TV’s have been around for several years, businesses involved in television programming and ads are just now beginning to take advantage of the possibilities they offer for engaging viewers. Smart TV’s add a whole new layer of engagement to the traditional TV viewing experience. Read More

Our last post, “mHealth Apps Will Transform Patient Care Amidst Digital Disruption” introduced the major impact that today’s Digital Disruption is having and will have on the healthcare industry. A number of recent mHealth apps are paving the way for effective, inexpensive digital forms of patient treatment and care. Read More

It is often difficult, although necessary, to find the time to make a trip to the doctor’s office for a medical checkup, test, or treatment. Having to take off work, rearrange schedules or take the kids out of school is sometimes your only option. Read More

With the multitude of devices owned by consumers today and the large amount of time they spend using them daily, businesses are realizing the powerful impact that good software can have on driving revenue. Read More

Forrester Research has used the phrase ” software-is-the-brand ” to describe non-tech companies who are finding that more and more of their business value is coming from software-based products and services: “It is the software that operates at key mobile customer touchpoints, defines the interaction with the consumer, and, ultimately, acts as the main product differentiator.” Read More

Sponsored by ObjectFrontier Inc. (OFS) for the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 For all companies now, regardless of whether they make cars or appliances, sell insurance or rent apartments, software is driving more and more of their revenue. Read More

Check out this month’s issue of NJTC’s TechNews for a spotlight on OFS’s CEO Rich Napoli and our featured cover article “Software is Now Your Brand”. Read More

Innovative software is turning into a real game-changer for many businesses, even though they are not in the technology space. Forrester Research recently pointed out four industries in particular as becoming increasingly software-centric in today’s plugged-in world. For companies in these industries, the way they view software has changed. Read More

For those who think they’re not in the software business, it’s time to think again… Going through your daily routine at home and at work, if you stop and notice, you will find that software is playing an ever larger role in your everyday activities. No longer is software confined to your computer. Read More

With Gartner’s prediction that gamification will head into the “Trough of Disillusionment” in their Hype Cycle within the next year, it’s important to take a step back and be realistic in our expectations of gamification. As with any new technology trend, there will be early adopters of gamification who stumble. Read More

Check out 8 real examples of gamification to learn how other businesses are using it to influence customer behavior and achieve their business goals. Read More

The concept of gamification is everywhere now, but actual examples of it are harder to come by. Read on to discover specific examples of how other businesses are embracing gamification to influence employee behavior and achieve their business goals. Read More

Today, software is universally more important to a business’s goals than ever before. Mobile devices are now in the hands of the majority of Americans, and it’s changing the way we do business. According to the Pew Research Center, as of summer 2013, 56% of American adults have a smartphone, and 34% own a tablet. Read More

Even though you may not be a tech company, in today’s world software has become a daily means by which your customers engage with your business. With mobile devices, your brand is now wherever your customers are. They need not be physically in your store, at your branch, or in your office to buy your product or receive your services. Read More

Outsourced product development firms have been helping software companies for years to build robust, multi-tenant software products, such as SalesForce, that allow each customer to feel they have their own version of the software and data while in fact sharing a common infrastructure much like the tenants of an apartment building. Read More

Life used to be much simpler for us IT folks when there were two distinct types of software-the custom software you wrote for your own firm had only to meet your company’s unique requirements. For example, if your company only did business in the US, the software you built only had to deal in US dollars and to show screens in English. Read More

Though Silicon Valley remains the top-spot for founding a startup, innovative minds are now also eyeing other US cities as prime locations to jump-start their new business. Excellent universities turning out bright young minds, lower costs of living, and attractive offerings by local governments are causing startups to multiply across America, from Boston to DC, Chicago to Austin, and New York to Seattle. Read More

If you work at a software product company, you probably struggle with the idea of outsourcing development work on your product to a third-party vendor. After all, why would you outsource your core competency? You’ve become successful exactly because of your ability to develop great products yourself. Read More

You’ve heard about gamification. You understand the benefits it could bring to your business. You’ve seen examples of how it works, and now you’re ready to begin moving forward with using it towards achieving your business goals. But before you do that, it’s of paramount importance that you also understand why many gamified applications fail. Read More

As gamification continues to gain momentum in the business world today, it’s not surprising that M2 Research predicts the gamification market will reach 2.8 billion in direct spending in the US by 2016. But what is it that businesses are looking to have gamification accomplish for them? Read More

Games actually satisfy human nature’s inherent desires for achievement, recognition, competition, and self-expression. By satisfying these natural needs so effectively, games can even become addictive as we desire more and more of this fulfilling feeling. Unsurprisingly, this love of gaming has led to a huge industry, topping $65 billion dollars worldwide in video gaming alone according to Reuters. Read More

 


ObjectFrontier Inc. Appointed Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales

May 22, 2015

May 15, 2015, Boston, MA.  Object Frontier Software (www.objectfrontier.com), a leading provider software engineering services, announced the appointment of Bob Kramich as Senior Vice President of Sales for the company. In this capacity, Bob will be responsible for directing all business development activities for OFS globally.    Bob brings to OFS over 25 years of successful sales and marketing experience in the outsourced software engineering and IT services industries.  Bob has extensive experience creating and delivering high value software engineering relationships with US and international companies.  His extensive knowledge in both software product development and IT off shoring services will accelerate OFS’s business growth worldwide.

Prior to joining OFS, Bob served as the Vice President of Business Development, Life Sciences, for EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of software product development services.  Bob joined EPAM through EPAM’s acquisition of GGA Software Services, the world’s preeminent provider of scientific informatics services to global biotech and pharmaceutical companies.  Bob served as GGA’s Chief Business Development Officer.

Before joining GGA, Bob was the President of U.S. Operations for Dextrys, Inc., a prominent provider of software engineering and IT services from China. In this role, Bob oversaw delivery engagement management, business development and marketing for Dextrys.  During Bob’s tenure, Dextrys secured a $48-million round of financing led by Francisco Partners, one of the premier technology-focused private equity firms, and increased its Chinese offshore engineering team from approximately 250 people to over 1,000.

Prior to Dextrys, Bob was Vice President and General Manager of Converge, a $500-million global high-tech semiconductor trading exchange. He led the expansion of the exchange from its base in the U.S. and Europe to Singapore and China, establishing operations in Shanghai in 2002 and Shenzhen in 2004. Prior to his position at Converge, Bob served as a Divisional Vice President of Marketing for Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductors and related services.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

Rich Napoli, CEO of ObjectFrontier, said “We are delighted to have someone of Bob’s caliber join our organization.   Bob has many years of successful growth with other companies, and his sales management skills are just what we need at this point in our growth.     We conducted a careful search to fill this role as we wanted someone who not only had the talent to help us but who could also blend well with our culture and values.   We are confident that Bob is a great fit for us and we know that he will be able to help us achieve the aggressive growth plans we’ve laid out for us over the next five years”.

About OFS: OFS helps clients build innovative software products that drive revenue for their business. OFS uses the latest in social, mobile, cloud and data analytics technologies to build software that is compelling, packed with innovative features, and designed for rapid evolution to propel customers past their competition. Founded in 1997, OFS has a deep heritage of building commercial products for software vendors, which has given them the insight and experience to create impactful software for any business. OFS has over 500 employees spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. www.objectfrontier.com/


OFS CEO Wins 2014 Technology Innovator Award

May 12, 2014

OFS, a leading provider of software product development services, is pleased to announce its CEO Rich Napoli has won the award for Innovative Medium-Sized Technology Company CEO in the 2014 SmartCEO Voltage Awards.

April 30, 2014, Newtown, PA. SmartCEO, a prominent business publication, celebrated its 2014’s top technology innovators and implementers with its annual Voltage Awards in NYC last night. Rich Napoli, CEO of OImageFS, was selected and won the award for Technology Innovator of a mid-sized company.

Finalists were chosen by an independent committee of local business leaders based on the nominees’ creative vision, strong leadership and innovative solutions. Napoli and his fellow finalists were profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO and were celebrated by over 450+ executives and guests at the Voltage Awards ceremony at Capitale in NYC last night.

“This nomination is an honor for OFS and a testament to the hard work of all our employees,” shared Napoli. “Each member of our OFS family has played a key role in serving our customers. Our goal at OFS remains building quality software using innovative technologies in order to engage and delight users. We continue to be laser focused on building top-notch engineered products for our clients in this digitally disrupted 21st century.”

The finalists and winners consisted of New York-based companies that collectively generate more than $1.42 billion in annual revenue and that employ over 7,000 individuals. Companies shared in the excitement at the event tweeting @SmartCEO #EMVAs and @ObjectFrontier.

About OFS

OFS provides software-enabled businesses with product engineering skills to help build web-based and mobile software products that drive revenue for their business. In 2010, OFS began executing a strategy for growth by hiring sales and delivery experts, putting new processes and infrastructure in place, and growing its offshore team substantially to prepare for new business. As a result, OFS has expanded rapidly in the North American market, adding several multi-billion dollar companies to its client list. OFS has tripled in size since then and now has a team of nearly 500 professionals spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India. For more information, visit www.objectfrontier.com.

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

Source: ObjectFrontier

http://www.objectfrontier.com/news/ofs-ceo-wins-2014-technology-innovator-award


What are the best resources to learn about SEO?

October 30, 2013

SEO Guides:

Key Articles:
SEO Ranking factors study:
http://www.seomoz.org/article/se…

• Local Search ranking factors (for the Google 12 pack):
http://www.davidmihm.com/local-s…

Websites:

Videos:

Books:

  • “The Art of SEO” by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiolia – ISBN 0596518862 (SEO primer, beginner-to-expert guide)
  • “The Truth About Search Engine Optimization” by Rebecca Lieb – ISBN 0789738317 (SEO for beginners)
  • “Search Engine Optimization Secrets” by Danny Dover – ISBN 0470554185

Software is Now Your Brand

October 23, 2013

Software is Now Your Brand – an Event Featuring Independent Research Firm Analyst John McCarthy Sponsored by ObjectFrontier Inc. (OFS) for the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC)

For all companies now, regardless of whether they make cars or appliances, sell insurance or rent apartments, software is driving more and more of their revenue.  Whether through innovative mobile apps, responsive social media, gamified websites, embedded software or sophisticated back-end transaction engines, businesses now must leverage all these tools to compete for market share.  For companies that have never thought of themselves as being in the software business, it’s time to think again.Sofware as Brand

Guest Speaker John McCarthy, a VP & Principal Analyst from Forrester Research, Inc., will provide major insights on how the software assets of a company represent a key part of the brand experience and the firm’s differentiation.

Whether its mobile banking apps on phones, infotainment systems in cars, or the proactive diagnostics running in wind turbines or washing machines in homes, the user experience determines how the customer perceives the product and the brand.  This change creates huge new requirements around how software products are developed, how mobile apps are built and how IT systems are designed.  The session will look at the services and business implications and opportunities behind the software-as-the-brand dynamic.  This program will be a wake-up call for many organizations and a warning to IT departments who wish to avoid being banished to the back office forever. 

With 27 years of experience at Forrester, John McCarthy is a key contributor to Forrester’s work on predicting the business impact of technology.  John has more than 12 years of insight into the development of a global delivery model for IT services and product development.

OFS, a premier Product Development Services Company, helps software vendors and forward-thinking corporations to innovate using software in a more strategic way to drive revenue and increase market share.

Location: Yorktel, 61 Corbett Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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About OFS
OFS provides software-enabled businesses with product engineering skills to help build web-based and mobile software products (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows) that drive revenue for their business.  In 2009, OFS (www.objectfrontier.com) began executing a strategy for growth by hiring sales and delivery experts, putting new processes and infrastructure in place, and growing its offshore team substantially to prepare for new business.  As a result, OFS has expanded rapidly in the North American market, adding several multi-billion dollar companies to its client list.  OFS has tripled in size since then and now has a team of over 400 professionals spread across its US offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, and its offshore facility in Chennai, India.

Press Contact:
Susana Caparros
917-847-6767
Susana.caparros@objectfrontier.com

For Register to avail $150 Off, Please visit: http://info.objectfrontier.com/software-is-now-your-brand


Social Media Sites for Business

October 3, 2013

Whether you are on the hunt for new customers, wanting to connect with your industry, needing to spread your marketing message further or simply looking for information about something – increasingly we are all turning to Social Media Sites. Below is a list of 10 influential Social Media sites for business:

1. LinkedIn.com
Allows registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. This list can then be used to build business connections, to find jobs, and as a research tool to find out about someone before you do business with them / employ them / start work for them.

2. Twitter.com
Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging site. Users send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have elected to ‘follow’ Twits (people who Twitter) that interest them. Really useful if you connect to the right people such as leaders in your industry – it will give you a real idea of what their thoughts and influences are.

3. Facebook.com
Facebook users can join networks organised by city, workplace, school, and region. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Facebook now offers a business page, which provides businesses with a great platform to promote events and company information to its network.

4. YouTube.com
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Increasingly gaining currency in the business world – YouTube is becoming a great platform for delivering video based testimonials, how to guides and commercials promoting products/services.

5. Wikipedia.org
A social experiment in collective knowledge – an encyclopedia built on the knowledge/contributions of on-line contributors.

6. Technoratimedia.com
Technorati is a search engine which collects, highlights, and distributes blog content.

7. Digg.com
Digg is a social news website designed for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet. Users submit links and stories, and other users vote and comment on them. Voting on this content, respectively ‘diggs’ or ‘burys’ that content item.

8. Upcoming.org
Upcoming combines features of an event calendar and a social networking site. The site is a searchable, browsable repository of upcoming events. Event information can be contributed by the user community, although an increasing percentage of listings now comes from commercial sources.

9. Answers.yahoo.com
Yahoo! Answers is a website that allows users to both submit questions to be answered and answer questions asked by other users.

10. Yelp.com
Not launched in Australia – but a really good clue to what’s next; Yelp.com contains listings of almost anything that makes up a community and accepts reviews from users for an listing. Listings include shops, restaurants, doctors, hotels, cultural venues, schools, museums, parks etc.

 Source: http://www.10webtips.com/articles/networking-sites.html


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