Deciding on a Front-End Development Workflow

In the early days of web development, a frontend developer only had to be proficient in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but the lack of structure gave rise to unmaintainable and untestable spaghetti code which quickly became a debugging nightmare. With the rise of complex, heavy single-page applications, one cannot ignore the need for speed and …

Driven by Big Data – Blockchain and Device Democracy

The whole concept of a decentralized distributed database, a shared ledger, and a singleton computation framework makes Blockchain one of the most prominent technological discoveries of today. It is easy to relate Blockchain to Bitcoin as it was an early adopter and a starter for various organizations to conduct proof-of-concepts and build private networks of …

Azure Machine Learning

I heard about Azure Machine Learning when a client wanted a demo of the product to solve their machine learning needs. I started my research into the different cloud machine learning solutions that different companies provided, companies ranging from Amazon, databricks, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. I found that every company wanted to cater a specific …

Why a Managed Service might benefit your organization

Intersys recently launched a new capacity-based “managed service” offering around our traditional consulting areas: Data & Custom Development. We had a great opportunity to build an offering from the ground up and cater exactly to our customers’ needs. As a result, I’ve done a lot of thinking about why companies might be interested in a …

Eleven months in: INgage program check-in

Eleven months into our INgage program check-in! At our January Planning session, Intersys’ management team developed our three-year goals, and one of those focused on having a diverse and robust team of Data (specifically Big Data), Application Development and Analytics Engineer Consultants focused on building the best boutique consulting firm. To make progress toward that …

Driven by Big Data – Design Patterns

Big Data ecosystem is a never ending list of open source and proprietary solutions, and in my view, nearly all of them share common roots and fundamentals of good old platforms that we grew up with. With that as the basis, our topic for today is about architecture and design patterns in the Big Data …

Confluence or JIRA for Software Requirements?

When working with Atlassian’s tools Confluence and JIRA, you might question where to put your requirements since both tools offer this functionality. At times, it seems the two are competing to accomplish the same task. Teams can find it confusing to decide which tool to use when both are available. This post provides the reader with the pros and …

10 Tips for Better Software Estimates

The importance of estimates in software development projects cannot be overstated. Numerous decisions occur based on someone’s assessment of a body of work, which might include hiring decisions, venture capital, and department priorities. Leadership must review estimates to make informed decisions. Therefore, information found in estimates needs to be as accurate as possible. Despite being approximations, estimates are often …

Top 5 reasons new grads should consider a career in Consulting

Just over 15 years ago I graduated with a degree in Management Information Systems and began my career in IT Consulting. In looking back on those 15 years, I’ve realized that a career in consulting afforded me the ability to learn and grow faster within the Information Technology field than I may have elsewhere. Graduating …

My First Week in Big Data

Musings of a Java Dude Written By: Vinodh Thiagarajan, Sr. Java Consultant I am a developer and spend all of my time with non-big data items. That is why I felt somewhat lost when I entered the Intersys premise. My mission is to become a Hadoop Developer within a short time period along with a …
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