ISR News & Articles

Industry Watch: The Liquification Of Software

The days of software packages are coming to an end. Say hello to what JFrog co-founder and chief architect Fred Simon calls “liquid software.” “Once the number of applications and libraries and pieces of the software that needed to be managed reached a certain point, we started to see an exponential increase in [...]


Industries about to be transformed by IoT

That the Internet of Things, or IoT, has begun to change our everyday lives is common knowledge by now. The term used for this phenomenon may change, but regardless if we’re talking self-driving cars or self-monitoring elevators, the effects are beginning to seep into the fundament of business life. And looking forward, some [...]


Toddler Robots Help Solve How Children Learn

Children learn new words using the same method as robots, according to psychologists. This suggests that early learning is based not on conscious thought but on an automatic ability to associate objects which enables babies to quickly make sense of their environment. Dr Katie Twomey from Lancaster University, with Dr Jessica Horst from [...]


Shopify Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Sell Through EBay

Shopify Inc., the rising Canadian e-commerce platform dominated by small business owners, is teaming up with EBay Inc. to allow its merchants to sell directly through the online marketplace.The move adds another outlet for Shopify’s roughly 400,000 users, though the EBay integration will be available initially only for U.S. customers selling in U.S. dollars, [...]


4 Biggest Custom Software Buying Mistakes

Procurement is broken. Here's how companies can avoid the biggest blunders. Stagnant procurement processes often kill innovation. As more companies look to build software instead of buy it off the shelf, the first process that requires improvement is the one where the contract gets signed. To avoid irrational fears, policy-driven blinders, and downright rule-bound [...]


Google Launched More Than 1,600 New Changes In Search Last Year

Google has been busy with 1,653 launches, 9,800 live traffic experiments, 18,015 side-by-side experiments and 130,336 search quality tests. Google revamped its How Search Works site, the site they launched in 2013 to describe the efforts Google makes in search. Google added some new metrics around the various Google search launches they made [...]


ISR Client “Sealed By Santa” Featured On ABC’s Shark Tank 12/9

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Blain loves Christmas, and her wish list may be checked off soon if a savvy "shark" sees her Santa-inspired potential during the December 9th airing of Shark Tank. The hit show's producers chose the single "momtrepreneur" out of thousands of submissions to make her [...]


To Be A Successful Service Company, Shift Your Focus To Tech

By: Jason Kulpa In broad economic terms, services supply markets and can facilitate arbitrage. Well-designed technologies, on the other hand, disrupt markets, improve arbitrage and unlock new applications. That’s not to say service and tech have to be mutually exclusive, though. By investing in an industry you know, identifying an inefficient service and [...]


How To Speak Well… And Listen Better

By: Nido Qubein There are two sides to every conversation, and both are essential to the art of communication. So, how are your conversation skills? Think about it: Are you a smooth talker, or do you ramble? Are you an attentive listener, or do you tend to interrupt? Here’s how to master the [...]


The Case for Continual Development: The New Way to Approach Ecommerce

By: Paul Boag In many cases clients can be extremely reactionary when approaching the design of their ecommerce websites. They see a successful site that has reviews, so they want reviews on their own. They see another that approaches checkout in a certain way, so they want that too. This list of reactionary [...]