Posted on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am

From the first inquiry about a product to searching for a solution or logging a service ticket, chatbots assist a customer in real time to ensure they receive what they need when they need it. Whether customers call with a question or want to chat via instant messaging, businesses are using bots to provide real-time, useful information to their customers when they need it. Because of their versatility, bots are used to assist customers throughout the customer journey, including both…

Posted on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 @ 10:51 am

OFS Prototypes and Accelerators in Blockchain To show you blockchain in action, I would like to share several of the prototypes and accelerators OFS just built in blockchain. Please note that the use cases discussed below do not address all the regulatory concerns required in their respective fields. Practical applications of blockchain are still evolving and, in fact, it is possible that blockchain will do away with some of these regulatory concerns. We think this is what makes blockchain applications…

Posted on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

Hardly a day passes by without someone mentioning Bitcoin, especially when the currency’s market value has reached thousands of dollars. This grabs our attention immediately. At ObjectFrontier, we are interested in Bitcoin not just for its market value, but because of the technology that makes it tick, makes it secure, and makes it successful: blockchain.  Thanks to the likes of Vitalik Buterin, blockchain – the same engine behind the success of Bitcoin – is now available for enterprises to use…

Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

Big Data. Data Lakes. Analytics. Machine Learning.  Are these tools only meant for tech giants like Google or Facebook? Or, can these tools meaningfully assist any business and help it respond to the ever-changing needs of the market? As the software industry continues to move toward consuming and delivering cloud-based solutions, many companies now realize they sit on a gold mine of data. Although many understand the value of data, few understand how to unlock that value. Every time one…

Posted on Wed, Sep 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

The old expression, “Some things never change,” is one that I’ve lived by in my 40 years in the software business—until I learned it was wrong! I thought I was so smart, because I could see the patterns in new technology repeating over the years, and I got good at mapping the latest technology terms and tools back to the older ones I learned. This worked for the most part, since some principles of software and IT are universal and…

Posted on Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 7:00 am

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. Software provides a personalized, direct way for businesses to reach their customers, and it is continually being used by forward-thinking firms to come up with new and original ways to accomplish business goals. (more…)

Posted on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 6:46 am

I’m an old ­­software warhorse and wrote my first program back in 1972. Everything certainly has changed since then, but some principles endure. For example, one of my early bosses used to remark that good software was like a good axe a lumberjack used for years. Yes, the head had been changed several times and the handle was replaced a few times too, but somehow, it was still the same axe. His point was that good code should be designed…

Posted on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 @ 7:28 am

This is the second blog in ObjectFrontier’s series on DevOps. To view the first blog in the series, “An Intro to DevOps: How DevOps Fulfills the Promise of Agile,” click here. In a November 2015 Forrester report, “Forget Two-Speed IT; DevOps Enables Faster Delivery Across the Board,” analyst Kurt Bittner references a 2015 Forrester survey in which global business decision-makers were asked, “Which of the following initiatives are likely to be your organization’s top business priorities over the next 12…

Posted on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 2:25 pm

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. Beloved brands like Kodak, Borders, and Blockbuster all serve as cautionary tales of those who didn’t do enough to foresee the digital change going on and take action, resulting in their decline. Indeed, digital has caused entire industries like publishing and…

Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

At the turn of the century, the world of software development was introduced to a revolutionary 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. It was a way to work fast, embrace changing requirements, produce deliverables frequently, and encourage close collaboration, all while focusing on technical excellence, good design, and customer satisfaction.…