Should Web Developers Pursue a Postgraduate Degree?

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Many people argue that a Master’s degree in computers is either worthless or just a different method to get a Bachelors degree. Some web developers feel that as so many people have bachelors’ degrees they need to level up to a Master’s degree to stand out. Then there are others who believe that they will work and move along the paths of their careers by teaching themselves the skills necessary for success.

Surely, investing time and money into getting a postgraduate degree is a big decision. Aviva ran a survey on college students and found that 37% of those who went to university regret doing so given the amount of debt they now have. A total of 49% said they could have got to where they are in life without the benefit of a university degree.

With SDL Web, China Airlines Doubles Web Traffic

Top global airline launches U.S. site in just 16 weeks using SDL Web Digital Experience Accelerator

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 25, 2016 – SDL today announced that leading global air cargo brand China Airlines chose SDL Web as its new web content management platform to power its new global web ecosystem, including 12 websites across 11 different languages.

As one of the top ten airlines in the world, with routes to 143 destinations in 29 countries and regions including Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S., China Airlines was struggling to maintain a consistent web presence across such a widespread customer base. With SDL Web, the airline established a new, centralized global web content management (WCM) system to drive global online business, unify web content management across many languages and provide personalized information across multiple devices and platforms.

Searchmetrics Content Experience Creates New Paradigm For Online Storytelling

Guided Creation and Optimization Helps Deliver Revenue-Producing Content

SAN MATEO, Calif. (Oct. 24) – Searchmetrics today expanded its pilot program for the world’s first agile content development platform, delivering a new paradigm for online marketers to produce content that resonates with audiences and drives predictable results.

The Searchmetrics Content Experience is pathfinding software that lets users create content optimized to stand atop search page rankings. Driven by deep learning and the latest in data science, the Searchmetrics Content Experience guides marketers through creating content that best matches what people are searching for online, helping deliver a more predictable path to revenue gains after publishing.

“For the first time, search engine optimization and content creation are coming together to give marketers the ultimate platform for creating content that connects with their online audiences,” said Marcus Tober, Searchmetrics’ founder and CTO. “We’re proud to be at the forefront of this new era of agile content development.”

Airlines Increase Customer Engagement Using SDL Content Management Solutions

Vanilla Airlines and China Airlines leverage SDL solutions to launch global websites

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – October 24, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that Vanilla Airlines has selected SDL WorldServer for translation management, and China Airlines has launched 12 websites in 11 languages using SDL Web and SDL Language Services to manage and translate its global content. This recent momentum in the airline sector and the Asia Pacific (APAC) region adds to SDL’s portfolio of leading airline customers including ANA, JAL and Eva Air. Each of these brands is using SDL technology to connect with its global customer base, offering exceptional experiences regardless of any linguistic or cultural barriers.

Greenwave Systems: The Internet of Things is not new or revolutionary

Learning from the past, taking security seriously and protecting the consumer must be at the heart of developing propositions for the Internet of Things (IoT) because it’s all about personal data, Greenwave Systems’ Chief Scientist advised today.

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Jim Hunter told the packed show floor that the real opportunity in the Internet is in connecting it with people; being able to put individual pieces of data about people’s lives into context to make it meaningful.

In his presentation titled “The Internet of Things about you: Evolving from data to content and what you can do”, Hunter went on to warn the audience that while pieces of data in isolation might be harmless, once they’re put together and a picture is formed, the information gained could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands.

Unisys Announces Latest Series of Security-Related Milestones

LONDON, October 20, 2016 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today its latest series of security-related milestones, including a major win in border protection and the launches of leading-edge technologies to help enterprises protect their data and operations from the growing specter of cybercrime.

Made in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the U.S. as well as security-related events the company is sponsoring this week, today’s release includes four signficant announcements.

Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

Many mobile games can access sensitive functions and data on employer-issued devices including SMS, social networking, location services & tracking and calendar access

Maidenhead, U.K. – Oct. 18, 2016 – Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms. According to IDC, the number of smartphone and tablet gamers should increase to more than 1.9 billion in 2020. Millions of mobile device users are predicted to play these types of games within a few years, and the workplace is not immune. According to a new report, “It’s Not All Fun and Games: A BYOD Reality Check for Companies”, many of these popular apps could violate corporate risk policies.

Spotify Composes Application Network with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

World’s top streaming music service embraces APIs and microservices to improve business agility and enhance operational efficiency

London – October 13, 2016 – MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that Spotify, the world’s most popular and powerful music streaming service, has implemented MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ to improve business agility and operational efficiency through better connectivity across its back-office systems.

Spotify continues to raise the bar for digital music services. The company has experienced rapid business growth, with a presence in 60 countries and recently announcing 100 million monthly users. To support this growth, Spotify recognized that improving internal connectivity would streamline business processes and ultimately create a more agile and responsive organization.

Elegant MicroWeb Surpasses 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Projects

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Elegant MicroWeb has surpassed 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Solution projects, providing client and partner services including design, architecture, development and support for local and global clients, large and small, in many vertical industries.

The CEO of Elegant MicroWeb, Kartik Patel, announced this achievement and said, “Expert CMS and Portal Development is as important to your business as ERP, CRM, data warehousing, financial and sales systems. Today, there is an increased need for communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing, document management, and workflow management among team members and also with external stakeholders like vendors and customers. This need is driven by consumer expectations, the need for greater collaboration, and increased competitive and market pressures as well as the dynamic changes and growth in all business sectors.”

Mobile Workspaces Are Not Ready For The Cyber Threats Of Tomorrow

While the mobile endpoint is a potential game changer for businesses, it exposes mobile workers to security risks and vulnerabilities

12 October 2016 - Dimension Data, the $7.5 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today published a white paper[1] that examines the need for organizations to transform in order to allow employees to work in more mobile workspaces. In fact, enterprises that fail to offer employees a flexible, autonomous, and creative work environment are at risk of not attracting and retaining next-generation talent. However, most workspaces are not ready for the cyber threats of tomorrow.

Called Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow, the white paper explores the topic of how employees across the globe are already demanding a more mobile workplace, with the flexibility to work from anywhere, any time, on any device, in order to become more productive and achieve work-life balance.


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