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Solving the Nashville software developer shortage

By JJ Rosen|November 17th, 2015|Atiba News, Programming, Social Media, Web Design|no comments

Calling all fellow Nashville web developers, mobile developers and DBA types.  Looking for new ideas on how to bring more techies to Nashville.

Email your ideas to info@atiba.com !

 

 

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Nashville Web Developer: A Day in Life # 1

By JJ Rosen|December 22nd, 2014|Cloud, Programming, Web Design|no comments

Welcome to Atiba’s “A Day in the Life” series where our employees keep a journal of what a typical day looks like for them both as an Atiba employee as a techie in general.

Today’s post features one of our web developers.  A Day in the Life of a Nashville Web Developer can be very cool.   Lots of coding and creativity.

8:15 am – Arrive at my desk at the Atiba office.   Coffee, chatting with the other devs

8:30 am – Our daily Web Developer Standup call, we do a 15 min call with all the coders mainly check in, share any new cool coding ideas, tricks

8:40 am – Open up Visual Studio to work on Expedia.com project.    I code in .Net, PHP, and Java and have been learning Ruby on Rails.   This past month been cranking with 4 other Atiba coders on a big ASP.Net project.

11:00 am – Take a break with one of the other devs.  more coffee!

12:30 pm – Pizza at desk.  I am working on some back end code, main goal this week is simply performance optimization.  Kinda neat, we have test lab that one of the Atiba Network Services  guys setup.   It allows us to test code and measure speed using all kinds of virtual hardware setups.

3 pm – Switched from Visual Studio to SQL Server for the rest of the day.   Trying to get some stored procedures running faster as well

4 pm – Talking to one of our DBAs.   Needed some help on best way to tweak SQL Server.   Our main DBA is a SQL guru and a nice guy.   A big help…!

5:30 pm – Checking in my code…

 

 

 

 

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Can you trust the cloud with your data? Key questions to ask yourself and your IT vendor

By Matthew Cooper|May 6th, 2014|Atiba News, Cloud, Programming|no comments

 

Question:  Is the cloud safe?  Since the term “Cloud Computing” was coined 15 years ago that’s the question we are asked most frequently.

Answer:  Given our imperfect world, safety is a relative concept, so we manage risk.

An alarming number of companies have only one copy of their data, leaving them a tornado, flood or fire away from complete loss. I’ve seen backup operators store “offsite” tapes in the trunk of their car!  Safety is relative.  Is the Cloud more safe than your trunk or the office’s storage room?  Most likely.

Cloud services offer tremendous opportunities for individuals, small and medium-sized businesses to access high-performance software and infrastructure at budget-friendly costs. And fees are shrinking, making this option even more appealing.

Of course, due diligence is an important step in answering our question. Below are ten questions to ask of yourself and cloud vendors before you store data in the cloud:

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Do I know my data? Meaning, what types of data does my company create?
  2. Do I know who has access to my data now?
  3. Do I know my plan for dealing with data loss or breech?
  4. Do I know if I can keep a local copy of my data synced with what’s in the Cloud?

Questions for your vendor:

  1. Do I know the cloud vendor’s policy for dealing with data loss or breech?
  2. Do I know if and how my vendor encrypts data?
  3. Do I know where a vendor stores data?
  4. Do I know how a vendor controls internal access to data?
  5. Do I know what happens to my data if my vendor goes out of business?
  6. Do I know what my vendor does with my data if I stop using them?

 

Vendors should be able to answer these questions.  If they can’t, mark them off the list.

Knowing your own data and risk levels along with the policies and risks of a vendor will let you match your risk profile to the right service.  If you have further questions about the Cloud and need help answering these questions, please contact us at (615) 353-1921 ext 200. We are “half geek. half human” and can translate your business needs into engaging solutions.

 

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Security Alert: Microsoft Internet Explorer

By Matthew Cooper|May 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|no comments

Microsoft has issued a security alert to acknowledge a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser.   Today, Microsoft released a patch to fix this issue.  If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, please click here to access the official Microsoft statement and recommended steps to fix the reported issue.

 Please note that Microsoft states, “Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically.”  But if you do not have automatic updating enabled, Atiba recommends following the manual update process.  If you would like to activate automatic updating from Microsoft, please click here.  

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