How To Build Engaged, Enthusiastic Communities For Your Tech Company

“Living with” your customers at regular intervals does wonders for aligning your solutions with their needs. By regularly living in their shoes, you will understand whether or not what you’ve sold them is working and what problems they are experiencing on a day-to-day basis. It also builds exceptional team relationships when you can have empathy for what they do and how they do it.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Expert Tips For Building Security Into New Tech Products

End-to-end encryption, multifactor authentication, and code and database reviews should be paramount when starting. If you can implement those three factors into a product or service from the ground up, you’ll usually have a strong foundation for more refined security later. Products that start out less secure typically implement security haphazardly later. It’s a case of preparation—security should be important from day one.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Web Or Mobile App? 17 Important Details When Deciding (And Building)

The use case is paramount. Web apps have become the new gold standard, as they can be responsive and work on nearly every device and OS. A ubiquitous experience is usually what businesses are after. If the use case is purely mobile and the app is heavy on UI or dependent on utilizing sensors within a phone, it’s always better to go with a native app. In either case, the limit is always long-term development.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Expert Insights: 20 Tech Leaders Share Lessons From Difficult Projects

The old saying “measure twice, cut once” applies so heavily to tech projects. I’ve learned over and over that if the survey, planning and pilots don’t go well, you need to do them over again. If the customer thinks the timing and costs are going to be problems, wait until they see what comes of a poorly executed rollout! Variables and variations are fatal to a tech project.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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20 Tech-Focused Business Practices That Promote Better Sustainability

It’s essential to pursue the usage of sustainable resources in the manufacture of storage devices and chips. The relationship between paranoia and security will never be overcome by sustainability. The best security practice is to destroy storage devices; therefore, the best sustainability practice is to manufacture them to be destroyed. Recycling raw materials and harvesting mechanics would be a good start.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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15 Ways Predictive Analytics Can Help Businesses Boost Their CX

Predictive analysis on market trends and typical business struggles allows for targeted messaging and marketing of your business to the right prospects, at the right time. Nothing is more important than sales to a business. Empowering sales efforts through trending and predictive metrics means you’ll end up with hot leads and interesting offerings.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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16 Consumer-Facing Tech Products And Developments Experts Love

I see great promise in intelligent power routing and monitoring solutions. With the electric vehicle “gold rush” occurring, nothing is more important than the tracking, routing and scaling of electrical grids and subsystems. Everything that’s been done for the CCTV market over the last 30 years is needed in the electrical space. Digitization will be key in the adoption of EVs.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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18 Tech Experts Discuss AI Myths That Should Be Debunked

The general public thinks AI has intelligence and/or conscious thought. Today, AI is nothing more than a set of prediction engines—what pixel to display next, what word to type next. While extremely impressive, AI has no creative thought, nor does it have intelligence. We must remember that it’s a tool, and if it’s implemented incorrectly, it’s much like having nails but no hammer. AI isn’t magic.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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Ransomware Attacks: 20 Essential Considerations For Prep And Response

Establishing risk management processes is often overlooked. Having a workflow everyone—including members of the C-suite—is trained on helps limit the complexities of ransomware attacks. When you’re attacked, it’s all about time, limitation and response. Too often, the process takes too long, with not enough limits and either an overreaction or underreaction to the situation. This allows ransomware attacks to be far more successful.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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16 Innovative Potential (And Current) Applications For The Metaverse

The concept of the metaverse can be utilized in politics to enhance engagement, transparency and accessibility. Political campaigns and discussions can take place in virtual environments, allowing for wider participation and interactive experiences. Virtual town halls, debates and meetings can be conducted, reaching a larger audience.

~ Tom Roberto

 

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