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Why You Need Bayesian AI in Your Boardroom

In today's data-rich corporate environment, it’s easy to underestimate the danger of simply using your intuition and boardroom statistical tools (i.e. spreadsheets) to make strategic decisions. While there are many tools available to data scientists, Bayesian logic is a particularly helpful machine learning algorithm for estimating probability in business decision-making processes.
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The Real Business Value Behind Xamarin

Only Xamarin.Forms makes it possible to quickly build high-performance, custom-designed and fully-native mobile apps with up to 100% shared code across platforms with support for iOS, Android, WatchOS, TvOS and Windows 10 (UWP)
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Microsoft Tech Summit Cloud IO Demo Takeaways: Secure Score and Fast Track

Insights from the Microsoft Tech Summit in Chicago - Microsoft Cloud IO Tools, Secure Score and Fast Track
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Microsoft Tech Summit 2017: What’s on the Horizon for Microsoft OneDrive

The 2017 Microsoft Tech Summit in Chicago shed light on lots of upcoming Microsoft product enhancements. In this article, we’ll focus on what’s new in OneDrive for Office 365 and how these enhancements will change the way organizations and project teams function.
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Productive Edge (Virtual) Reality Check: 2016 Trends in VR, AR and MR

From Pokémon Go all the way to the futuristic upcoming Magic Leap, the platforms and technologies under the broad umbrella of “virtual reality” are some of those that are most exciting both investors and consumers. The potential here is vast, and the list below should help you catch up on a very complex and fast-moving new industry.
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Xamarin: Mobilizing Blockchain

The key to putting the power of Blockchain into the hands of consumers is delivering Blockchain apps that function across devices on all mobile platforms including iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows Universal. Xamarin is currently unrivaled in its ability to enable developers to deliver native apps for these platforms in half the time it would take to develop separate applications for them traditionally.
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Game-Changing Innovations in Mobile Testing Automation

The definition of “mobile” as we once knew it is changing - going beyond smartphones and tablets, apps are now being incorporated into cars, wearable devices and home appliances. As mobile apps become increasingly integrated with a variety of connected devices, the process of testing these applications is becoming more complex.
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7 Healthcare Technology Predictions for 2017

While almost every industry stands to be transformed by emerging technology in 2017, we believe few will feel the impact as significantly as the healthcare industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most disruptive trends we see now, as well as how to handle new technologies that may come into play this year.
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Voice and UX: Louis C.K. as an HTML Form

Many marketers and product designers don’t realize that adding a unique voice to software and web copy can have a significant impact on the experience of an application and the way users interact with it. I recently came across a great example of this.
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Apple is Cleaning House, is Your App at Risk?

In a move to improve quality standards, Apple has announced a purge of the App Store by removing apps that they no longer deem as up to date, or of the quality standards expected in the store. Starting in October, Apple began seeking out apps “that no longer function as intended” and those that fail to meet the current review guidelines. Find out if your app makes the cut.
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Integrating Xamarin.Forms with Native Development Workflows

How Xamarin.Forms development can coexist with Android Java and iOS Objective-C & Swift development in the same teams and workflows.
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Six Observations from the Distributed Health Blockchain Conference

The Distributed Health conference was a successful and thrilling convergence of business and technology visionaries with the courage to challenge the healthcare status quo. The PE Labs team at Productive Edge was proud to participate, and we look forward to continuing to identify ways to help our clients leverage blockchain technology to realize new forms of business value.
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What is Docker, and How is it Solving Business Problems?

An example of a business use case for Docker, an overview of how to build Dockerized microservices, employing the use of Amazon’s Elastic Container Service (ECS), and an overview of the business benefits of using Docker
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The Value of UX: Get the Right Gift for My Mom

Ultimately, the user has the final say on whether a product is good, not the company who created it; therefore, understanding who the users are, uncovering what they need, and using that information to influence the product is not just a good idea, it’s imperative to the success of your product.
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Blockchain and the Enterprise

Blockchain technology has been a key focus area of the PE Lab team, and we’ve been working closely with other leaders in the space to evaluate the viability of the technology for enterprise use cases.
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Lessons Learned from the Pokemon Go Launch

They got there first, and yes, it was a viral, worldwide phenomenon. But was it worth it long term? Take a journey with us as we explore the launch of Pokemon GO and discuss how you can maximize ROI on your company’s next app launch.
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Is CraftCMS Right for You?

There are many CMS options available, each with their own pros and cons. Craft is a general use commercial CMS that is built with the developer in mind. If you’re looking to manage a wider variety of content than a standard blog, Craft CMS may be a good fit.
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What’s our Edge?

For the past two years, we were named to the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies, and we were recently also named to the Crain’s Fast Fifty as one of Chicago’s fifty fastest-growing companies. So, what is it about PE that’s making such an impact?
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Top Insights from the 2016 Google I/O Keynote

Google has raised the stakes in smart technology and virtual reality in an attempt to continue changing the way we interact with technology and with each other. Here’s a look at our team’s top takeaways from the 2016 Google I/O Conference.
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User Experience & the Scientific Community

It can be difficult for those outside of the scientific community to understand the complicated inner workings of scientific experiments. This makes creating a simplified User Interface to present experimental data even more important.