Month: September 2021

Modern meetings need modern tools

Meeting needs are changing! Approximately 75% of the workforce works remotely, and over half of meetings have at least one remote attendee. Employees are more mobile than ever before—thus the increase need for remote collaboration.

@MicrosoftTeams is the solution. More streamlined than ever with other Microsoft apps, Teams is the chat and collaboration hub ideal for modern meetings. Meet anywhere, meet with intelligence, and meet with confidence. To learn more, subscribe to NIS today!

6 ways to kickstart DevSecOps

DevOps methodologies provide businesses with a faster and more efficient way to do code—and organizations are turning to DevSecOps as the solution to harden security and address compliance at the same time.

Starting DevSecOps practices can be challenging, especially when working with siloed teams, or when there is reluctance to add security and compliance checks to the delivery pipelines—but we are here to help.

Sign up to stay connected and download 6 ways to kickstart DevSecOps—and get started integrating security into your practices.

5 reasons happy developers build in better security

One recent survey revealed that happy developers working within mature DevOps teams were 3.8 times less likely to rely on rumors to discover security issues. Survey respondents also revealed strong correlations between both mature DevOps practices and job satisfaction, and between developer productivity and mature DevOps practices. Read the article from Forbes, and then contact us to innovate your organization using DevOps with GitHub.

NSW: Empowering through ease of use

When it comes to technology, ease of use is crucial. Change is happening, and fast. Organizations want to keep up, and the product must be user friendly, affordable, and comprehensive.

For devices and technology their students can easily engage with, the New South Wales Department of Education chose @MicrosoftTeams. View this short video to see why.

Low code vs. no code and the future of application development

Low code and no code platforms make application and software development accessible to businesses or projects that may not always need a full development team. The low code technology market is predicted to grow 23 percent globally in 2021—providing opportunities to save money and time.

50 Percent of Emails and Texts are Misunderstood, But There’s an Easy Way to Change That

“The proper use of emojis helps people form relationships and understand one another,” according to a recent research that reviewed 50 studies on the use and impact of emojis in communication. Ryan Jenkins, in his article “50 Percent of Emails and Texts are Misunderstood, But There’s an Easy Way to Change That,” suggests that emojis at work are a no-brainer. Not only do they enhance relationships, but they can close the generational gap and help clarify emotional intent of messaging.

Digital communication is an integral component of the modern workplace—read this article to understand why emojis are likely here to stay—and why they benefit your organization 😊

Improve observability, strengthen security, and proactively remediate vulnerabilities

There are DevOps tools for every phase of the app lifecycle. Use Azure to implement DevOps practices throughout application planning, development, delivery, and operations. By applying the right combination of DevOps technologies, culture, and processes, you can achieve continual software delivery and offer better value for your customers.

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Dow uses vision AI at the edge to boost employee safety and security with Azure

Dow is a leader in materials science, focused on delivering innovative and sustainable customer-centric solutions. An important priority for the chemical company is safety, and Microsoft Azure played a crucial role in enabling preventative leak detection with the goal of zero safety-related events at its facilities. The initial solution leverages Azure AI to analyze live video and uses an app to trigger notifications to the operator if it detects a possible leak. Azure Video Analyzer, coupled with Azure DevOps, provided a quick, low-latency, low-resource, and easily scalable solution. Machine learning ensures the model is continually refined, so it gets better with each interaction.

Best of all, this model can be leveraged for other applications, such as detecting when employees aren’t wearing proper PPE in industrial locations, and security monitoring.

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