Department of For-Hire Vehicles Honored with a Smart Cities Connect Smart 50 Award for Achievement in Community Engagement
DENVER, Colorado – April 2, 2019 – The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) and EastBanc Technologies proudly announce that the DFHV’s project, Intelligent Transportation for Smart Cities, was honored with a Smart Cities Connect Smart 50 Award for the Community Engagement category. Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work.
Petra Cleanup Managed with Smartphones and Microsoft Azure Services
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – EastBanc Technologies, a Microsoft Gold-Certified partner, announced today that during Petra, which buried the Mid-Atlantic region earlier this week, it pitted modern technology against Mother Nature and won.
As Montgomery Country, a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., watched the flakes fly, the county activated its snowstorm management SNOWiQ system. Developed by EastBanc Technologies, SNOWiQ was built to optimize snowplow operations and clear roads faster while giving planners and first responders greater situational awareness during snow emergencies.
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Featured In: Information Management - How APIs can help prevent data warehouse hell
Modern business is all about information, and the potential insights that can come from analyzing large amounts of it. One problem though arises when companies have a lot of data stored in remote databases, isolated data silos that offer only limited access. Read more...
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Using Kublr, Docker and Kubernetes to Move to Containerized Applications
Recently, our client Questback transitioned from a monolithic environment to using containers for their applications utilizing Kublr, Docker, and Kubernetes. The move to a containerized environment is the first phase in a project to support the deployment of microservices. Using Kublr to deploy Kubernetes clusters allows Questback to quickly, and reliably make adjustments to their applications without the costly investment of ripping out legacy infrastructure that still does the job and dramatically reduces the time investment necessary to implement new systems. In doing this, Questback was able to meet their project goals on time and within budget. Read more about what they had to say in The New Stack, here.
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Featured in The New Stack: How to Modernize Legacy Applications for a Microservices-Based Deployment
Digital transformation forces us to deliver faster. Every organization wants to have well-designed applications, the ability to deploy to cloud and on-premise environments, independently update services and deploy fixes and new features in hours or days, not months. The time when organizations were satisfied with quarterly or semi-annual releases is over. Read more...
The New Stack - Kublr Offers Kubernetes for the Enterprise
Our CEO, Chief Architect, and Marketing Director discuss EastBanc Technologies' new startup, Kublr with Susan Hall from The New Stack.
"Kubernetes, however, is “still not quite ready for prime time for enterprises. There are some security things you need to take care of when you deploy Kubernetes, there’s some level of integration with cloud providers like working with load balancing. …”
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A 4-Step Methodology for Finding the Right Cloud Provider
When it comes to cloud adoption, organizations have shifted from asking, “Should we move to the cloud?” to more fundamental questions like “Which cloud is the best fit for us strategically?” Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are now leaders in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant and it’s getting harder to find any differences between the two. Meanwhile, Google is waiting in the wings. Read more.
Datanami - Why Big Data and Data Scientists Are Overrated
Our Chairman, Wolf Ruzicka was interviewed on his approach on data. His advice - Follow the bread crumbs.
“Instead of being this pathological data hoarder, rather be someone who assembles the data and continuously goes through data spring cleaning at very regular intervals,” he says. “Just as bad as it may be not to have any data, it’s just as bad, confusing and expensive to have lots and lots of data and not make any use of it."
Read the full article here.
GCTN American - Wolf Ruzicka discusses technological evolution of AI and VR
Our Chairman, Wolf Ruzicka was interviewed by CGTN America's Mike Walter on his views on the future of artificial intelligence and virtual reality. View the full interview here.
Fox Business - Lightning bolts from the cloud
Our Chairman, Wolf Ruzicka was interviewed by Fox Business regard Cloud Innovation.
“It allowed him to look in the mirror and realize he forgot to shave today,” said Ruzicka. “That’s the real power of data analytics as provided by Cloud infrastructure.”
Read the complete article here.
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A 4-Step Approach to Building your Predictive Analytics Stack
We live in a world filled with vast amounts of data that could open endless business opportunities. But with so much data scattered across disparate IT architectures, systems, and applications, these data resources often go untapped.
Traditional business intelligence (BI) tools go some of the way to help organizations harness the power of big data, but these are often enterprise-scale, complex, and rarely customized to the needs of each user. Read more.
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Four Steps to Unlocking Cost-Effective Business Insights from IoT Data
Smart homes, cars and cities—the Internet of Things has become increasingly democratized. But what does the IoT mean for the enterprise? According to a report by Verizon, 72 percent of organizations believe that the IoT brings competitive advantages. That sentiment is reflected by a separate report from BI Intelligence, predicting that the enterprise sector will account for almost 40 percent of active IoT devices by 2019.
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Featured in MarTech Advisor
Get ready to wrap your arms around your data. Due to the rise of predictive engines, 2017 is the year when data will become more intelligent, more useable, and more relevant than ever.
Where do you start? Sure, there are expensive, enterprise-grade data analytics solutions that promise the power of predictive analysis, but these are often beyond the scope of your average marketing department’s budget. But, the cost base for predictive analytics has dropped dramatically in the last 12 months. Cloud technologies have opened the doors to affordable smart data solutions that fit any budget, making it possible for non-technical business users to own, manage, and analyze their data.
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Featured in DevOps Digest: Boost Your DevOps Efforts
DevOps has many benefits – continuous service delivery, fewer errors, faster problem resolution, and fast deployment times. In fact, according to Puppet's 2016 State of DevOps Report, DevOps-based IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently and with lead times that are 2,555 times faster than those who don't.
But DevOps still challenges IT organizations particularly when applied to complex, heterogeneous legacy IT. Those systems must be monitored, secured, scaled, load balanced, and configured – a task that can quickly unravel the promise of DevOps. That's because we tend to carry over many of the manual and time-consuming infrastructure management tasks that existed pre-DevOps into the new world order.
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Infrastructure Management in the Age of DevOps
DevOps has emerged as the de facto cure-all for all that’s wrong with enterprise IT, breaking down silos and replacing them with agile and transparent relationships between developers and operations and seamless, fast workflows that drive greater efficiencies across IT. But legacy IT systems still need tending, even in a DevOps world. They must be secured and scaled, load-balanced, configured, backed up and monitored for compliance, without interruption to the enterprise—all considered infrastructure management tasks.
And that’s a problem, because these tasks often are handled manually using pre-DevOps processes, which breaks down the very promise of agility, speed and rapid service delivery that DevOps delivers.
ISM 2016 Recognition Awards
The ISM 2016 Recognition Awards for Excellence in Human Services Information Technology awarded DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) with the 2nd place in the ISM 2016 Innovation in Service Delivery award.
In their mission to protect child victims at risk of abuse and neglect, caseworkers and foster parents make important, life-changing decisions each day. To support these decisions, caseworkers must be able to quickly access and input relevant data as they move from appointment to appointment, meeting with children, families, and other stakeholders. Similarly, foster parents need to easily share information with caseworkers in real-time. Keeping good tabs on data is key for any human services organization that wants to be successful.
CIO Review's 2016 DevOps Special
We're excited to have been featured in the CIO Review's 2016 DevOps Special print edition and online magazine. EastBanc Technologies' subject matter experts Oleg Chunikhin, Chief Architect, and Eric Hoffman, Vice President, share insights on how to best tackle today's DevOps challenges. Even though there is no holy grail, there are best practices anyone considering DevOps should evaluate.
EastBanc Technologies on the 2016 Inc. 5000 List
Washington, DC, August 17, 2016 – EastBanc Technologies, a platform-agnostic, full-lifecycle software development company delivering flexible technology solutions, has been named to Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000, an elite ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. EastBanc Technologies joins other prestigious companies on the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list.
“We are very excited to be recognized on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list for the first time,” said Slava Koltovich, EastBanc Technologies, Chief Executive Officer. “This award truly demonstrates the passion and commitment of our employees. By investing in our team, we’re able to focus on delivering purposeful products that exceed expectations and go beyond what our clients envision.”
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Route Fifty: DC’s Foster Care App Illustrates the Importance of a Mobile-First Mentality
Many government agencies shy away from mobile apps, but the District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency recognized that’s just what it needed.
WASHINGTON — District of Columbia social workers for years lacked the ability to send and receive case information from the field, forced to take notes by hand or else commit things to memory.
The inefficient process meant more than 300 caseworkers typically started their days in the office receiving assignments, before making back-and-forth trips and winding up there filing paperwork late into the evening. Read more.
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StateScoop: DC taxi agency using data analytics platform to get smarter, share open data
The newly reorganized Department of For-Hire Vehicles is trying to change the way it uses and shares information with a cloud-based platform.
“We had to make sure that any solution we put in place didn’t cause a strain on staff or our resources, because we’re a very small agency with less than 60 employees, half of whom spend their time in field enforcement,” Chrappah said. “We didn’t want to spend a lot of time learning the new technology, managing servers, create data stores, and more importantly, wanted something that was self-service oriented.”
Launching our Meetup Series with Modev
Today we launched our very first meetup in collaboration with Modev, a nationally recognized community of developers, engineers, designers, and executives. Vladimir Bychkov, Deputy Head of Microsoft Department, delivered an insightful presentation on Getting started with Azure Event Hubs and Stream Analytics Services. You'll find this and all upcoming meetups under webinars on our website.
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The Mobile Cloud Era: Monetizing The IoT – New Approaches: EastBanc Technologies
Eric Hoffman, who is VP of Solutions and Services, describes EastBanc as “a custom software shop that builds partnership portfolios.” One of their areas of focus is helping capitalize on the IoT. They have deep skills in identity access management, mobile and cloud – with about 90 of their employees working closely with Azure and another 90 with Amazon.
AWS 2016 City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge Finalist
Finalist for the Innovation into Action Challenge
We are excited to announce that EastBanc Technologies was selected as a finalist for the Innovation into Action Challenge. TRANSITiQ was one of only 9 finalists from a field of nearly 300 applicants.
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American City & County: Poll- Internet of Things will affect public safety a lot
American City & County’s Internet of Things (IoT) poll shows the following government sectors will be affected the most by IoT in the next five years:
The three sectors have each received at least 49 percent of the respondents’ total votes. The poll, which is still open, asks respondents to choose from a list of nine sectors; there is no limit on the number of sectors that respondents can select.