In the past year, Sketch (the superb design tool by Bohemian Coding) has become a tool of choice for the product design design team at Mission Data. The newest iteration, Sketch 44, was announced last week and I could not wait to get my hands on the new version.
Scaling Up with a Data-Driven Restaurant Ratings App
Mission Data provides lifecycle support as Renzell goes nationwide
When it comes to choosing a high-end restaurant, diners usually look to authorities such as Zagat, Michelin Guides, or the World’s 50 Best list. In the fall of 2015, a new service, Renzell, arrived to disrupt that system by offering a data-driven approach, rather than a subjective one. After a successful launch, Mission Data partnered with Renzell to continue the product roadmap and provide IT support services while they focused on expanding from three to 11 markets.
Transforming Retail Inventory Management with Mobile
Mission Data releases employee app for greenhouse giant ColorPoint
Spring is here, and for the greenhouse industry, that means business is blooming. Between Mother’s Day, when Americans spend an estimated $2.4 billion on flowers for mom, and the start of the home gardening season, this is a busy time for green thumbs. Mission Data recently launched an employee productivity app for client ColorPoint, the 8th-largest greenhouse in the U.S., to help the company manage its inventory.
5 Reasons to Join DC's Tech Scene
Living and working in the nation's capital
Last week we wrote about the emerging tech scene in Louisville, KY, where one of our offices is based. So this week we are highlighting the tech scene and culture of Washington, DC, where our other office is located. We’ve been in DC for a few a years now and have integrated ourselves into the DC culture through company outings to Cap’s and National’s games, frequent happy hours, and local tech events.
Digital Transformation: Are You On the Right Path?
Join us at Forrester’s upcoming conference in Chicago
Digital transformation — that perennial tech buzzword — what does it mean, anyway? Essentially, digital transformation describes the fundamental, all-encompassing change that technology brings to organizations’ key strategies, processes, products, skillsets, and culture. According to the leading pundits, if your company is not digitally transforming, you’re doomed to be disrupted. Sound overwhelming? Join Mission Data and other business and technology leaders at Forrester’s Digital Transformation 2017 conference to learn practical strategies for effective change to your company’s business model.
6 Reasons to Join Louisville’s Tech Scene
Living and working in the Derby City
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Founded in Louisville in 1996, Mission Data has expanded over the years with a second office in Washington, DC, and additional team members located across the country. While Louisville is 776 miles from New York City and more than 2,300 miles from San Francisco—two cities leading tech job growth in the U.S.—the tech scene here is building momentum, with no signs of slowing down.
Deploying Beacons for EagleWatchGolf
Proximity sensors enhance the app's user experience
Jude Thompson of EagleWatchGolf and Carson McDonald of Mission Data placing beacons around the Blue Sky Golf Course in Jacksonville, FL.
Our CEO, Stu Gavurin, and VP of research and development, Carson McDonald, recently traveled to Florida with one of our clients, EagleWatchGolf, to enhance a mobile solution with beacon technology. The EagleWatchGolf app by Mission Data allows users to compete for hole-in-one jackpots at select holes in participating golf courses.
The Evolution of the Way We Work [Infographic]
The workforce has changed drastically since the steam era
In developed nations, our collective understanding of the workplace has been redefined by waves of technological innovation.
The steam era advanced mechanical production and transport. The Industrial Revolution brought mass production and distribution of labor. Workplace efficiency bolted ahead during the mid-century’s computer age, before taking a qualitative leap in the past two and a half decades with the Internet age, which has forever changed the ways in which we connect, collaborate, and communicate.
A Bizarre Bazaar: My 2017 CES Experience
A dizzying display of tech trends
On the final day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, I was in the elevator at my Las Vegas hotel and noticed a bedraggled man wearing a conference badge. I asked him how he enjoyed the conference. He looked at me with tired eyes and said he was absolutely overwhelmed. Like me, it was his first time to CES and he could only withstand a half day for two consecutive days. He told me that he felt there was just too much of everything and no order to any of it. He slumped in the elevator until we arrived at his floor; then he shuffled out and I assume went to bed.
What We Learned at CES 2017
This was my first year visiting CES and I went expecting to learn about which kinds of consumer electronics gear might be making its way into the realm of enterprise use. I saw some of that, but what I found really interesting is the amount of raw technology that is seeking to go straight into the enterprise.