CEO of OC Software Development Company Shares Five Critical Ways To Cut Costs In the Tech Industry

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Back to School
Tips and tricks for saving your company money.

Is your company paying for unnecessary costs? The CEO of Sunvera Software shares five critiques for software companies with staggering costs.  It’s time to go back to school!

  • You’ve got to plan your product release carefully. Picking a release date is not enough, you’ve got to create a release calendar. Consider your revenue generation and modify your calendar to synchronize with these important events. You will find that this increased organization with create an estimated savings of 20-30% back to your company.

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  • For an estimated savings of 10-15% reconsider your development platform and ask yourself essential questions like “does that really fit my marketing segment needs?” or “is this platform well suited for my load conditions?” if you find yourself answering —no— then you should switch to a most cost-effective platform.
  • It’s important to use your employee’s time wisely. So stop forcing your programmers to spend endless hours validating user interface and work-flow details when they should be programming. Their jobs are essential to the product you’re developing and thus their salaries are not cheap. Don’t waste their time and your money on forcing them to learn third-party tools, instead save your company 15-30% by concentrating your staff.
  • Establish a test plan and testing procedures to eliminate bugs before they reach the users. This will lead to greater user satisfaction. The estimated savings will be 5-20% with just simple testing maneuvers.

Cutting costs in the workplace

  • Save yourself the hassle of working with people who only treat your job like a single project. Find a partner who understands how to lower costs for programming teams and who is a boss at productization.  You want a diverse team that sees a product through from its inception to its realization.   If this saves you anything it will save you a lot of grief and the benefit of that will create an unimaginable ripple effect from your company, through your products, to your customers, and eventually changing the world of technology.

Why waste more of your company resources, money, and time waiting for gradual industry change.  Be the change you want to see in your office.

At Sunvera Software we take pride in working with leaders in small businesses and large businesses to take a realistic and forward-thinking view of the future of software.  As an Orange County software development company with a versatile team of software engineers, we know the tech challenges which face your business and we are here to help you transition into the future of technology.

“Look, Click, Work” The Future of the Gig Economy

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As our lives become more and more consumed by our smartphones, we must begin to understand the “Gig” economy and the ease, comfort, and flexibility that brings to both workers and consumers.  Freelancing has never become more popular nor so profitable.

But what is the “Gig” economy?

The “Gig” economy comes from the old jazz term coined in the 1920’s for a side job or quick performance.  Well now that the side-job is becoming people’s main job, and the gig economy has altered the way people view work making it difficult for the country to regulate these new business strategies.

4 Gig Strategies for the Intrapreneur

  1. Place: For the gig employee, your workplace is wherever you are most productive. Coffee shop, car, or home office, your workplace can be as flexible as you are.
  2. Routine: Getting down a solid routine is essential for running a productive peer to peer transaction business. Despite the fact that you no longer are working your average 9-5 desk job, keeping a rigid schedule can actually improve your productivity and help grow your business.
  3. Purpose: One important way to escape the corporate office jungle is to maintain your purpose and drive. Identify the change you want to see in the world and pursue that change.  The ancient philosopher Seneca writes “It is not that we have so little time [in life] but that we lose so much.” With a clear focus, your small company can eliminate wastefulness and make great meaning out of your time and effort.
  4. People: It’s a bit like the “chicken or the egg” riddle. Did Uber create ride sharing customers or did ride-sharing customers create Uber?  Peer to peer technology eliminates the middle-man so customers and independent business owners can push the boundaries of technology.

Examples of Peer-to-Peer Transactions

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At home Fitness Trainer
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Food Ordering App
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Doctor and Pharmacy at home care
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Line Savers

At Sunvera Software, we can help you escape your workplace monotony and, like millions of others, join the future of business in the gig economy.  Sunvera Software is software development company in the exciting and creative heart of Irvine, California.  Give us a quick call and we can help you plan for your technology future.

Google Vision API: Technology That Can Sense Our World

Google Vision is the future

Google Vision API: Technology That Can Sense Our World

If you have been spending a lot of your summer watching SYFY Blockbusters, you’ll know that the most powerful computers are like humans, in that they can, see, taste, touch, hear, and smell the world around them.  One of the latest and greatest Application Program

Google Vision API

Interfaces (API), Google Cloud Vision, enables developers to understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in an easy to use API.  Finally, your computers and smartphones can see and sense their world.  How does it work?

  • Google vision can detect individual objects within larger pictures to categorize and build metadata on your image.
  • Vision API has the ability to grow and change over time as more objects are introduced to improve accuracy.
  • Vision API can help moderate, prevent and block violent or adult content on crowd-sourced images.
  • Vision API can detect text and language from images using optical character recognition and Automatic Language Identification.

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The myth that only big business can utilize google vision is a false one.  Small and mid-size companies can improve their efficiency, and streamline their categorization and inventory processes all with a simple click of the button.

Sunvera Software is here to help your small and mid-size business achieve the success and proficiency your company has been hoping for.  Check out our website or give us a quick call to begin planning your tech future today.

AI vs. ML

What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

AI vs. ML

Artificial Intelligence (AI), in contrast to the natural intelligence of humans, is machine taught and learned technology.  Coined in the 1950’s, Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest buzzwords impacting big data tech companies today. The 6 major goals of AI are as follows: Continue reading “AI vs. ML”

Top 5 Reasons Why Urgent Care APPS Are Changing Healthcare

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a kid with a high fever or received a worried phone call from grandma who tripped and bruised her hip?  One course of action is to drive to the emergency room, sit in crowded stuffy waiting rooms for hours, pay enormous co-pays, only for the nurse to offer 5 minutes of care and prescribe ibuprofen or a Band-Aid.  We all care that our loved ones are receiving the best care possible, but occasionally we know that not every scrape or bruise requires a rushed trip to the emergency room.  Telemedicine is rising as the urgent care app which will change the future of medicine.

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Here are the top 5 reasons to use telemedicine:

  • Telemedicine, like MedHeroes, is a 1 to 1 direct communication between a doctor and their patient.  Doctors use audio/video technology to see/hear the symptoms of their patients, and thus can quickly and effectively diagnose their issue.
  • Telemedicine can arrange for a doctor to visit their patient at home so their patient does not need to travel to an ER.
  • Telemedicine is more cost-effective.  They create easy pricing and transparent costs without the hassle of insurance companies.  Often Telemedicine is far less expensive than paying emergency room fees and one can pay for exactly the care they receive.
  • Telemedicine reduces the risk of spreading diseases in contagious waiting rooms.  The doctor can also analyze the environment you live in as a factor to your illness.
  • Follow up care is quick and easy so you can get back to your everyday life.

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Sunvera Software can help your company create or improve your Urgent Care APP to develop telemedicine of the future.  Schedule a free 30-minute consultation with our skilled software developers to discuss your mobile app ideas of the future.

General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR and Personal Data

  GDPR: The big final exam you procrastinated on

In an optimistic effort to slow the exponential growth of data and the inevitable breech of user privacy, the European Union lawmakers hoped to enhance data protection and return big data back into the autonomous hands of the users.  Like thousands of students are asking themselves how they procrastinated on their big final, so too are the big tech companies of the world asking themselves how they procrastinated on the GDPR Compliance and avoid legal hassles.

 Personal data and why it needs protecting 

If you are like me, personal data is a pesky and distracting message you skim through before accessing your apps, but the second you press accept to allow Yelp or Tinder to access your friends and location you are putting your personal information and your friend’s personal information at risk — and it cannot be undone.  So what is Personal Information anyway?

Personal information is your phone number, email, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, image, social security number, address, family, friends, education, and current locations.  And all this information is at risk, thus the dire need for cyber security.  Essentially, “Big Brother”  is watching.  With this much information unregulated, willfully supplied, and free for hackers to access, the issues grows much larger than a simple individual, personal case of fraud, it can grow to national proportions of distrust in our democracy and global economy.

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So what’s GDPR again?

The GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation was first approved by the EU Parliament on April 14th, 2016 with enforcement set to take action on May 25th, 2018.  After nearly 3 years of negotiation, the regulation was set to apply to the 28-member state bloc which will be filtered down the different legislative processes for each EU country.  Even the UK, with its attempt to Brexit the room, is still held hostage by the dire need to implement regulation between the flow of data between the EU and UK—yes, the GDPR is that threatening.

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But what does the EU regulation have to do with American Industry?

The answer is: EU regulation has A LOT to do with American industry.  In an independent survey of large company CIOs, conducted by Vanson Bourne they found that 52% of American businesses process European data.  So half of the country is panicking about the meaning of these compliance standards and what this could mean for the proper concealment of their customer’s data.

Can I still pass the class if I fail the final?

Unfortunately, not with these stakes.  The penalty for not complying with these regulations will be a 4% fine of your company’s global turnover or €20 million ($25 million) not to mention the massive PR disaster when your company is splashed on every headline for not protecting your user’s social security numbers, IP addresses, or website cookie data.  We all have been watching as Facebook executive, Mark Zuckerberg raised his hands to the flame of congress and much hotter the torches of his own users; this could be your company as well if you do not work hard to comply with the GDPR standards.

Find a tutor who can help your company?

The GDPR is an ongoing challenge which will continue to face the future of your business in the grand scheme of things.  Whether you’re a small startup or a mid-size company it is easier than ever to make your product virile and your company global.  Allow Sunvera Software to help your business protect your big data and users to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation or any future laws which will undoubtedly arise.

Video Games and AWS Software

Video Games, AWS, and the Modern Age

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As AI and AR slide into our modern day reality, video games are also high scorers among software developers.  The Entertainment Software Association announced that in 2017, 65% of American households contain at least one member who plays video games for 3+ hours per day.  2/3rds of Americans are immersed in the Video Game Software and the figures are steadily growing each year. Continue reading “Video Games and AWS Software”

“Technology” Runway — The Future of Fashion is Apps

Wearable App Technology

Wearable Technology — Fashion For the Future

As the warm April season begins, it might be time to dust off your Fitbit, eat a cool salad, and treat yourself to a shopping spree. And of course, what is a new spring outfit without the accessories…

Here are the top 3 future wearable technology apps which could be scorching your summer style.

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Smart Cuffs

Well you know what they say, “everyone looks nice in a good pair of jeans.”Google certainly seems to think so and is testing out theirLevi’s CommuterTrucker Jacket with Jacquard. Thishightech wearable data designed for the urban commuter will access music, navigation, and, of course, communicationwith just a simple brush of the sleeve. The technology is literally woven into the fabric of theclothing. In thenext year you might want to thinkabout trading in that olddenim jacket of yours for the latest in wearable technology.

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Apple Watch

Sleek and stylish, the apple watch has been a top seller for wearable technology. But what will the apple watch series 4 look like when it hits stores? Well Tim Cook is looking into the health and wellness benefits of apps on the new line of apple watches. Our future watches will be able to detect posture and gestures as well as face recognition and picture/video taking abilities.

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Amazon Smart Glasses

Amazon Smart Glasses will be keeping you trendy in the future. Each pair of smart glasses will contain your personal assistant Alexa to help withnavigation and notification. Amazon will begin to mingle with third party tech giants like Facebook andGoogle to bringcustomers new augmented reality and artificial intelligence apps. No earbuds necessary, the audio will move through bone-conduction technology right intoyour ears.

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In the future, our fashion runways could be more like technology runways. If you are interested in the future of app technology Sunvera Software can work with you to make your chic app design become an iconic fashion statement.