3 Considerations before putting your Data in the Cloud

The cloud has become a popular place to store the astoundingly huge amounts of data produced. There are many benefits, such as the price, when it comes to hosting on the cloud and these benefits are what have drawn so many companies here in the first place. You have the ability to access your data from virtually anywhere, so long as you have access to the internet. This convenience is Sharing files is incredibly simple to do with the cloud, as well. Sharing through the cloud can free up space in other areas for your company.

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3 Keys to Recruiting Top Developers

Recruiting the top talent in any industry is a challenge. It takes time, patients, and a good game plan. Recruiting top developers can be even more challenging. The IT and software industries and booming and developers are highly sought after. These professionals usually have their pick of companies while job hunting and making them choose you is not simple. There are 3 keys to attracting top developers any company can follow. Focus on Culture A company’s culture can be hard for a prospective employee to grasp before they accept a position. Your culture can be a huge factor in the prospective employee’s decision, however. Create an employee brand that is clear and understandable.

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6 Best Practices for Creating an RFP

Writing an RFP or request for proposal can be a daunting task. At its core, it seems simple enough- you have a problem and you want vendors to offer their solution. Giving prospective vendors a good look into your company, how you work, and what you need from them isn’t easy, however. Bringing clarity must be balanced with seeking knowledge. This fine line has to be walked after scouring the internet for a list of vendors who you think will suit your needs.

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Affordable Apps for the Construction Industry

Solutions for the construction industry are far reaching. More innovative solutions for the industry are being created all the time. Some solutions can get pretty pricey and with all the tools needed to compete today, it can add up. Keeping a budget on track shouldn't be harder than it needs to be. To give you a leg up on the competition, Ryvit has compiled a list of affordable tools in a few categories including timesheets, document management and project collaboration, that will help you save a little so you can spend elsewhere.

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Application Integration Strategy - Knowing when you need one

An application integration strategy can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Having an ordered movement of work between applications and components saves time and saves money. Here are 10 reasons why you could need an application integration:

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Construction Tools for the Industry to Embrace

The construction industry has been slower than other industries to embrace technology in all areas of business. The construction industry, however, has at its fingertips, an incredible number of tools that can make daily tasks easier. Some of these tools are automation tools and others can help you track and stay connected. We have assembled 10 tools for the construction industry to embrace now.

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Creating Effectiveness in your Company

Many companies get in a groove, get comfortable and go with it. Your employees know what to do to get the job done and everyone knows what to expect. We have all been there, we get comfortable and fall into a routine. However, there may be room for improvement. Are there inefficiencies you are letting slip? Is your company staying adaptable? Are your numbers being tracked, and if they are, what are they telling you? These are all factors you should consider regularly to keep your company performing at the height of its ability. Make sure your company is as effective as it can be by auditing your effectiveness.

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Do you need a Chief Security Officer?

Cyber security is an increasingly important topic. Whether you are in the construction, financial, legal, healthcare, education or many other industries, your data needs to be both accessible and secure. Internal and external security threats can affect your operations, earnings, and level of trust your clients have with your organization. With the growth of cloud-computing and mobile technology the demand to keep sensitive information and data secure will only increase.

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Everyone is in the Software Business

Everyone is in the Software Business

And business leaders will no longer tolerate data being scattered among application silos.

  Software has dominated the world of business for many years now. It’s become such an integral part of the business world that 2014 saw a number of high-profile CEOs and notable industry analysts proclaim “every business is in the software business.” So what does that mean?

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Experience Intelligent Integration

Ryvit was founded on one fundamental observation: customers are demanding an integrated application experience for workflows and analysis.  Coupled with this imperative, software companies are often failing to deliver because they lack development resources that can rapidly bring integration solutions to market.   Recognizing this gap led to the Ryvit vision to create an ineternet platform as a service, plus offer incredible predictive analytics and bring development expertise to do all the heavy lifting for you.

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How to Maximize your Hiring Dollar

For any company, and especially startups, spending has to be done wisely. All budgets are important, but your hiring dollar might be the most important. A new hire has the potential to add more value to your company than any other expenditure. On the same coin, you are taking a risk when you invest a tremendous amount of money, time, and resources on an individual who may or may not live up to your expectations. At Ryvit, we are part of a 2-time 5000 fastest growing company and want to share some of our key HR wisdom with you. Start with tangible goals and visible values. Aligning your values, culture, and performance should be the focus when hiring for any position.

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Implementing Business Intelligence

Implementing a Business Intelligence solution in your business should be done for one obvious reason- improved decision-making. This simple reason in itself is enough to drive many to turn to Business Intelligence but there are more supporting reasons as to why BI should be a top priority to you. BI will help you make sense of all of the data you are getting every day and it will also save you time. Unfortunately, sometimes these implementation projects fail, costing you money and wasting your time. So if you want to get your Business Intelligence project going, consider these 10 potential bumps in the road.

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In-House Development: Is it Worth the Cost?

When you look into building integrations, there is much to consider. One of the first decisions a company needs to make, once they have a picture of what the integration will be capable of, is to develop in-house or not to take the project outside of the company. The next order of business: the cost. Your first instinct might be that developing in-house will be the most cost effective way to go about it. Taking a holistic look at what an in-house integration will take, could change your mind. Let’s look in a little more detail at what it will take. When looking strictly at the integration there are a few things to consider: the integration’s deadline, the number of integrations and their complexity, updates and new releases the integrations will need.

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Introducing Ryvit iPaaS+™

Get your Software’s Integration Solutions to Market and Outsell your Competition Ryvit is a new fresh approach to integration for the software industry. Once we have access to your API, we integrate your applications with other business critical applications without additional coding by your developers or implementation teams. We don’t offer toolkits, GUIs, and SDKs to let you build point-to-point integrations . We build the integration for you. Easier. We build software integrations for your company.

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Modern Day Matchmaking in the iPaaS economy

Finding your perfect match means more than just a feeling when we talk about the iPaaS economy. Ultimately your perfect match needs to help you accomplish one task- outsell your competitors. Customers demand all of the workflows be accessible from one interface, they want to use one dashboard, and they want to access it from anywhere. Here’s how to outsell your competition: Focus on the Technology itself Ask your software provider what you are really getting. The technology needs to be:

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Project Collaboration: The Basics

When working for most organizations, projects can take up a big portion of what you do. Collaboration is essential whether it’s with an established team or across departments. Your team needs to have a certain level of competency and ability. There are tons of tools out there to help you make your team organized and more efficient. These tools range in price and features so you can choose the tool that will be the best fit, but don't forget some of these basics for successful projects: 1. Forgetting what it’s all about Yes, implementing tools can really help your teams collaborate better. But don’t forget that project collaboration is really all about the people. Make a team that has the right people and this will get you further than any tool.

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Project Leadership

Being the leader of a project can take a lot of flexibility. Growing a team’s maturity can take patience and persistence. Urging a team to be their best can take a little pressure. A project leader in the iPaaS realm needs to employ all of these tactics to build a successful team. Team Maturity An immature team, or a team with less experience, takes a different style of leadership than a mature team, who will be more knowledgeable. A leader who knows the difference between the two types of teams, and how to be flexible with their leadership style, will be able to make the best of both team maturity levels. When dealing with an immature team you have to give more direction. Step by step instructions might be necessary for these fresh faced employees.

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Ryvit-Created Integration increases Tarlton’s Productivity by 19%

Ryvit-Created Integration increases Tarlton’s Productivity by 19%

 Ryvit recently integrated ToolWatch and ViewPoint. This integration increased Tarlton Corporation TEAM facility productivity by 19%. Here are the details about Tarlton and how this integration worked for them: CHALLENGE Since 1946, Tarlton has provided pre-construction and co-construction services to some the most important building projects in the Midwest. Other Tarlton services include commercial conecrete repair, restoration and maintenance, hydro excavation and industrial vacuum services.

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Ryvit’s Partner Program Explained

Ryvit has created an ecosystem for our clients that gives you the ability to optimize your integration offering, innovate your technology strategy, and scale with the Ryvit Partner Community. Once you are a part of our Partner Program they are able to connect to the integrations already built for our other clients. Once we have access to your APIs we integrate your application with other business critical applications without additional coding. The ability to plug into other applications like this and seamlessly integrate without added integration cost, is both unique and valuable. Each connection does not have to be made individually. Our community gives you access to all of our current partners and with that, gives you an edge over your competition. Your integrations will be easier, faster, and smarter. So how do you become part of our Partner Program? It’s easy, just three steps.

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SaaS Decoded

  Before SaaS, companies were required to buy, build, and maintain all of their IT infrastructures. Each and every software solution they needed, they had to buy and maintain- no matter what the cost. Keeping up on all of the newest industry trends became not only taxing but incredibly costly as well. It was hard for companies to stay competitive because their IT budgets had to account for all of these software expenses. This all changed when SaaS became popular. But what is SaaS, exactly?

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Scale Quickly & Efficiently

Scale Quickly & Efficiently

Increase revenue and market awareness exponentially without an upfront development investment Figuring out how to effectively scale a software business is often best reflected by taking a walk through the boneyard of failed attempts of other companies just like yours.  The big ideas—the solutions software vendors bring to market– have as much impact on scale as the steps the leaders of these companies take or don’t take to execute their vision.  Grow or die. Scaling is an attractive characteristic of the software business for investors. 

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Sourcing for Quality

There will be times when you need something for your company that you won’t be able to create on your own while keeping the balance of time, resources, and quality. Sure you could have your marketing intern take a stab at graphic design, but will they create the quality you want, as quickly as you need it? At what cost to you will your intern achieve success? It is important to know your core competencies and focus on delivering those. Outsourcing can help you gain leverage of scale. Don’t try to do everything in-house if this will not give you the results you wish to achieve at the right price and on the right time schedule.

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Technology’s Impact on Safety in Construction

Working on a construction site can be hazardous. According to OSHA, construction fatalities account for 19.5% of the total fatalities across all industries in the U.S. It has been a long-standing factor of the construction industry for contractors to have to balance trying to meet their safety goals with the knowledge that devastating consequences are possible. Safety policies and procedures exist to keep workers as safe as possible, such as OSHA standards for a workplace to be free of known dangers. Even with these policies and standards, hazards still exist, but that doesn’t mean a worksite has to be unsafe. Technology has stepped up to create safety measures that didn't exist before.

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The Difference Between iPaaS, aPaaS and SaaS

Integrations are taking more than just the software industry by storm. Companies in every industry are demanding data be able to flow across different software and different applications. Integrations can heavily increase efficiency and gain a competitive edge through streamlined operations. Companies need to stay away from deploying integrations that will stand alone in a silo in order to reap as many benefits as possible. This means integrations need to be intelligent. The main integration types today are iPaaS, aPaaS, and SaaS.

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The Importance of iPaaS

Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) is a platform for building and deploying integrations within the cloud and from the cloud to enterprise. These cloud integrations can add a greater depth of capability for an organization while simultaneously reducing cost. iPaaS use could eventually expand to buying, selling, and exchange of integration flow. Secure and reliable platforms for integrating any number of solutions in any industry are increasing in popularity. A recent Garter Report predicts that by 2016 35% of all large organizations worldwide will use iPaaS in some way.

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The iPaaS+™ Difference

iPaaS Businesses can no longer survive with software operating in a silo. They need their business systems to communicate across the enterprise and deliver meaningful insights to a variety of stakeholders. Doing this in a consistent and cost-effective way is the trick. The scope of developing, monitoring and supporting a single integration can be out of reach for most organizations. This is where iPaaS vendors come in. The services they provide are now more valuable than ever. Businesses are able to leverage iPaaS to enable subscribers to implement integration projects involving any combination of cloud and on-premise endpoints- data sources, applications, web services, APIs and processes. Some iPaaS benefits include:

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The Perfect Integration Built just for You

The expectation on your teams to deliver applications that change the way work gets done has never been higher. They must be securely integrated in real-time with disparate data sources. Ryvit offers a unique ecosystem for our customers that allow them to harness the power of other integrations at no added cost. Once we have access to your API, we integrate your applications with other business critical applications without additional coding by your developers or implementation teams.

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The Ryvit Value Proposition

The Ryvit Value Proposition

“Software companies don’t typically have the resources or the time to focus on how other business applications use their data or services. They are focused on developing their product. The iPaaS model allows organizations to decouple from the process. A partner builds their API, exposes the objects and functionality they want to share and we do the rest. Ryvit manages the integrations, handles functional changes, monitors systems and hardware – and ensures every partner in the ecosystem can scale to meet demand with 99.99% reliability.” CEO, Ryvit Partner

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Top 7 Things to Consider When Selecting your iPaaS

Ryvit is the only vendor that delivers iPaaS +   Data integration is a specialist activity that demands expertise for support, particularly if the project involves complex data or complex data procedures.  If you don’t possess the necessary bandwidth or skills sets in-house to perform quality integrations, then you need a partner with a track record and expertise to tackle tough projects. The challenge: there are several iPaaS solution providers on the market; How do you determine the one best for you? Consider the following 7 areas to determine the following: Are getting the Service in the promise of an iPaaS model or are you getting a tool kit?  If you are bringing this value to your customers or does it require your customers to invest IT and development resources for implementation?

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UAVs and Constructions

UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), more commonly referred to as drones, have taken off in recent years. When we hear about drones we usually hear about them in the context of the government using them in warfare or surveillance or individuals flying them as a hobby. However, much more practical applications exist. The construction industry could gain a huge value by using UAVs in a few different ways. Uses and Benefits UAVs in construction can be used for photogrammetry. Equipped with cameras and programmed for a flight pattern over a construction site allows UAVs to get a detailed lay of the land, where in the past a crew would be sent.

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Use Ryvit to Compete & Win more Marketshare

Use Ryvit to Compete & Win more Marketshare

   Ryvit gives you an edge and helps you gain Marketshares. Our powerful integration platform opens up endless possibilities. Here are a few ways Ryvit will help you compete and win. You have what your Competition Doesn’t Integrations. You will be able to interact with any of the applications within the industry you are in. We build it for you and your competition won’t be able to keep up. We create an ecosystem that will be beneficial for you. Your customers will have something out of the box that works for them.

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