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Smart IoT: What CHIP Means for the Internet of Things



The electronics space is already talking about smart cities, but the situation with smart devices in the home, especially over the issue of information security, remains shaky at best. About a month ago top tech companies announced a working group, named Project Connected Home over IP (or CHIP for short). The goal is to develop a unified network standard that will resolve current and future device compatibility, security and development issues across smart home IoT devices. What will this mean for consumers and developers?
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How the Cloud disrupted IT outsourcing



Michael Astashkevich has been CTO at Smart IT for over 6 years and has witnessed the transition from dedicated physical servers to cloud-based infrastructures. In this post, Michael lends his time and voice to speak on how cloud technology has disrupted the IT outsourcing space and what it means for offshoring.
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CES 2020 – the place for all things tech



The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wraps up today. The 2020 show kicked off the year with both the top name companies and early-stage startups showcasing some of the biggest tech innovations and MVP products. Digital media has been abuzz discussing the latest exhibitors and their creations all week. Below are some of the highlights from the show floor that look like they have a place in our lives in the foreseeable future.
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Executive-as-a-service: the remote Chief Technology Officer



We often think of startups as a self-sufficient hub of talented individuals, who are solely responsible for the young company’s success. Similarly, we tend to think of large scale companies as having in-house teams of people working on products and services. The reality is this — on many occasions both types of business are able to turn to outsourcing for both software application development and talent recruitment. Lo and behold, this is where the executive-as-a-service model takes center stage.
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The Inevitable Digital Transformation in Insurance



“The only constant in life is change”, goes the famous saying by Heraclitus. The same is certainly true for traditional industries like insurance. The insurance space has long been on the cusp of a digital revolution. The time of digital transformation culminates now, with the disruption caused by insurance technology.
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2019: Year in Review



As we step into a new decade new and emerging software products and services are bound to shape the world. New technologies have already started doing just that and no one is to know for sure what developments will be around the corner. Chiming in to the sounds of the bells that proclaim the coming of the new year, the Smart IT C-suite proudly presents its humble compilation of events, breakthroughs and developments in the world of tech over the course of 2019.
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Cloud Computing and Edge Computing Compared [Infographic]



Cloud computing and edge computing have transformed the way data is stored and processed today. While the two approaches are different, they are nonetheless interrelated and oftentimes symbiotic. Product engineering firms and application integration service providers apply these network infrastructure paradigms for the benefits they can produce for business. Yet, the benefits of either are not equally conducive to all business requirements.
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The Rise and Rise of Microfinance Startups



Venture capital may not be the only source of funding for sprouting startups, but investment trends do a solid job in revealing which industries are on the rise and which are going lukewarm. Small businesses and ambitious startups covet angel investors and the opportunities they provide to bring their ideas to life. At the same time, such stakeholders make a targeted gamble on businesses with high growth potential under terms of future equity in the business, should it succeed.
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2020 Must Attend Events in Tech



The new year is just around the corner. Most businesses are wrapping up the things on their end-of-year to-do list and breaking for annual leave. Most tradeshows and conferences have now concluded too, while new ones are going to start as early as February. Though most event calendars have been consolidated for the start of the new decade, there may yet be a few shows that to squeeze into the roadmap.
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What You Need to Know about Robotic Process Automation



Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is commonly attributed to manufacture in machine-heavy sectors. While it is applicable there, the term is being applied to many other industries these days. Companies are actively exploring the use of software to replace mundane human tasks with the promise of reaping greater benefits as a result.
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