Who doesn’t listen to podcasts these days? There’s something for every niche imaginable – and people are streaming, downloading, and tuning in. According to Martech, there are now 550,00 active podcasts in 100 languages and more than 18,000,000 episodes – and the numbers are growing exponentially. And now National Public Radio – creators of some of the most popular podcasts – have come out with a podcast analytics platform they’ve dubbed Remote Audio Data (RAD).
We 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]
Amazon is signing up more corporate customers for their Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform than Google and Microsoft to their respective cloud platforms. In addition, Amazon corporate customers are PRE-paying for larger and longer, multi-year terms. Continue reading
By now we’ve all heard the news about Amazon splitting it’s HQ2 between Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia. While the split was certainly unexpected, it should come as no surprise that this decision was one driven by talent.
In a further justification of this decision being a good bet for Jeff Bezos & Co, Forrester Research just released an independent report that shows New York City has more tech workers than any other city in the country. The 333,000 tech workers in NYC beat out San Francisco by 23,000.
In 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.”
SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET plays October 5-20 at the Selma Arts Center – Rated R, Directed by Joseph Ham
You still have a few more days to catch the show. Tickets are available online at selmaartscenter.com and by calling the box office at 559-891-2238. #SACSweeneyTodd.
Before founding their own company in 2014, Chris Tanck and Elvis Pereymer spent a combined 20+ years building and running the Data Products Department at the NFL’s league office here in New York City. So it’s no wonder that RockDaisy, their data analytics platform, found an eager and early audience in team front offices across the NFL.
Boyle Software, Inc. is now a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) SecureSuite®. This new partnership provides us access to multiple cyber-security resources including the CIS-CAT Pro configuration assessment tool, remediation content, full-format CIS Benchmarks™ and more.
Accessibility expert and former BS employee Svetlana Kouznetsova gave a TEDx presentation on video captions and why they are important not only for deaf people but for the medium in general. Continue reading
We 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.