All posts by Matthew Davis

SOC 2 Type 1 Certification received

SOC 2 Certification sealWe are happy to report that Boyle Software has just received its SOC 2 Type 1 certification from Assure Professional. Assure describes Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 certification as verification that an organization adheres to best practices with regards to the following principles:

  • Security – The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability –The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed upon.
  • Processing Integrity – System processing is complete, accurate, timely, and authorized.
  • Confidentiality –Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed upon.
  • Privacy –Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed, and/or destroyed in accordance with established standards. [Source]

Is it or is it not AI?

MIT Technology Review logoIn an industry jam-packed with jargon, few terms get abused and misused more than “AI.” If you’re like me, the use of “AI” in marketing-babble stops you dead in your tracks and causes you to mutter suspiciously, “What exactly is artificially intelligent about this product?” Now, at last, Karen Hao of the MIT Technology Review, has given us a clean, simple way to cut through the buzz words and understand if what we are talking about is truly “artificial intelligence.”

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Open Source NYC meets up

The Open Source NYC Meetup in Boyle Software's workspaceWe have been thrilled to play host to the Open Source NYC Meetup a couple of times in recent months at our HQ at 42 West 24th. Last week’s Meetup featured a compelling discussion of intellectual property law as it relates to open source development. Topics ranged from the problem of proprietary platforms constructed upon open source foundations to more nuts-and-bolts issues like licensing. Back in July the discussion was all about GitHub in the wake of its acquisition by Microsoft, with people from GitHub as well as GitLab there to answer questions and share their insights.

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Speeding down the road with Vroom

Congratulations to our client Vroom.com for successfully securing a new round of funding worth $30M – a great start on the road to the larger goal of raising $70M over the next few months. Vroom, for whom Boyle Software has done work since 2016, has restructured this year in a push for profitability.

We wish our partners at Vroom continued success in their pursuit of being the best online marketplace for used automobiles. We are proud to be a part of the team!

Galvanized signs up for HeartyHosting

Galvanized Media's websitesWe are pleased to announce that Galvanized Media has brought two of their most popular websites onto our HeartyHosting platform. As of July 1st, both Eat This, Not That! and Best Life are now on Boyle Software’s powerful cloud-hosting service, optimized for the kind of high-traffic these media sites receive on a regular basis. We have been handling overall development of Galvanized’s WordPress sites for several months now, but we are really happy that they have selected HeartyHosting for this pair of flagship properties.

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Tech Day 2018

Pier 94's entrance for Tech Day 2018Yesterday’s Tech Day NYC event, held at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s west side, was jam packed with the kind of bustling energy we’ve come to expect from this annual event, with countless start-ups showing their smart ideas off for potential investors (and each other). Once you made your way in and onto the exhibition floor – no mean feat, even early in the day! – you were met with an overwhelming throng of baby businesses as well as some established companies.

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New Client: Energy Metrics

Energy Metrics LLC logoWith innovative use of IoT sensors and smart, real-time reporting, New York City-based Energy Metrics is building a great business helping clients achieve significant power and dollar savings. Concentrating on three key real estate-centric verticals – financial institutions with retail outlets, hotel chains, and co-location data centers – EM is showing companies a path to greater energy efficiency and big savings on their bottom line. And Boyle Software is lucky to have EM as our latest client!

A first visit to Kiev

St. Andrew's Church, Kiev, UkraineI had a fantastic first trip to Kiev last week! It was a short but productive visit to the bustling, booming capital of Ukraine. What a thrill to visit this vibrant city – so full of life, even in February. Between meetings I was able to spend a few short hours exploring the city, ducking into gorgeous churches under golden domes and even visiting Maidan Nezalezhnosti – “Independence Square” – the city’s central plaza made so famous in recent years.

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