Over 30 independent components, long-term support for four years, and over 500 million downloads: the PHP framework Symfony is undoubtedly one of the most successful component collections of this popular script language. But what exactly is this project created by the French company SensioLabs? And which types of web applications can benefit from using this web application framework?
So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a personal assistant who can coordinate your everyday life, if you want it to. But not all of the 10,000 additional...
In the digital age, it’s normal for data from small and medium-sized companies to grow to unmanageable amounts. Data mining tools are used to extract desired information from data sets. These extract recurring patterns from the data and make them available to marketers and statisticians. We have compared the most important data mining software and show where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
What is predictive analytics? The subsection of big data analysis has similarities to data mining. But what exactly is the difference and how does predictive analysis actually work? We provide the answers on this method of data analysis, show you what it is used for, and what tools there are for using the technique of predictive analytics.
MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...
One of the biggest tasks for IT managers is to ensure the long-term security of data, software, and hardware. Where issues arise, a rapid recovery is essential. Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) is a concept that is ideally suited for these purposes. But what exactly distinguishes cloud protection and how does it differ from conventional backup solutions?
Google Alerts can help you stay up to date both in a private and a professional context without having to repeat a search to do so. We will explain how to set up Google Alerts and which search operators you can use to further improve your search results. This is the ideal way for you to use alerts to suit your purposes.
As Android smartphone users will know, a complete backup of the operating system can only be created with the internal backup function that leaves a lot to be desired. The solution? Using a cloud storage solution like Google Drive. However, if you don’t feel comfortable handing all your data over to Google, you will have to search for another online Android storage option to back-up your personal...
When you use crowdsourcing, you are inviting people to help improve your company and products, and they usually do it for free. It may sound crazy, but it works – for both large companies and startups. In this guide, we will explain what crowdsourcing is, provide some inspiring examples and give you some tips on how to implement it in your company.
A complete IT infrastructure costs time and money and requires competent expert knowledge. In order to save costs and benefit from the experience of real IT specialists, many companies use the services of a software house. A software house is an IT service provider that offers complete IT solutions tailored to companies in addition to software and hardware. We explain how a software house works.