What a time to be alive! When cars can (almost) drive themselves, our phones can unlock just by showing our face, and Siri can schedule meetings for us… Isn’t life grand? And easy? Machine Learning is seeping into our everyday lives - it’s not just operating behind the scenes in business helping banks spot fraudulent transactions, bolstering against enterprise cybersecurity attacks, and helping allocate and deallocate computing infrastructure for reduced operational costs.
In the battle of the cloud computing platforms, there are two standout opponents that draw great appeal from small businesses through to massive enterprise: AWS and Azure. In one corner, we have AWS, Amazon Web Services, the behemoth that a huge number of businesses run many parts of their infrastructure on. In the other corner is Azure, Microsoft’s competitor offering.
A beacon is a small device that emits a radio signal every so often, advertising itself within a small location. This signal can be discovered by internet-enabled devices, such as mobile phones. Once the phone receives the signal, a corresponding app will be started, and content specific to that beacon’s location will be loaded.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.