Astro-chat!

Chat with an astronaut via Twitter  – today only! Astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei have returned home from 168 days aboard the International Space Station.   Today, March 6, 2018, they will be answering questions about their experience via Twitter.   You can tweet them today using #AskAstro. Let us know if you get a…

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Championship Teams and What Makes Them Great

What makes a championship team great? Championship teams that come to mind include: ·     The 1996-1998 Chicago Bulls ·     2001-2004 New England Patriots ·     1998-2000 New York Yankees ·     2000-2002 LA Lakers ·     1972 Miami Dolphins ·     1993 Dallas Cowboys ·     1985 Chicago Bears ·     The Big Red Machine of the 70’s (Go Reds!) I can go on and on, identifying sports teams…

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Slide Deck for Agile Work Quality: Test Driven Development and Unit Tests

Agile Work Quality:  TDD and Unit Tests Strategic Data Systems principal consultant Keith Callis hosted a lunchtime session at the 2017 Day of Agile conference in Cincinnati about the impact of using Test Driven Development on  agile projects to substantially improve quality. Day of Agile is a Cincinnati-based annual conference that attracts about 500 technologists…

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There is a spy in your home

There is a spy in your home! As the Internet of Things (“iot”) becomes more pervasive in everything that you do, one place you did not expect it to appear is in your vacuum cleaner! iRobot, maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, may start selling detailed floor plans of the interior of your home.…

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Agile Work Quality: TDD and Unit Tests

2017 Cincinnati Day of Agile “Agile Work Quality:  TDD and Unit Tests” The 2017 Day of Agile is quickly approaching.  As the Diamond Sponsor, Strategic Data Systems is hosting one of the lunch time sessions  We hope you will stop by our booth for a cup of gourmet coffee and then step into this session…

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2017 Cincinnati Day of Agile

Strategic Data Systems is proud to be the Diamond sponsor for this year’s Cincinnati Day of Agile on July 28 at The Manor House in Mason.  This year’s conference partners Day of Agile with the Cincinnati .NET user group to provide a comprehensive review of timely topics in both Agile and .Net software development.   Our…

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Ransomware attacks on Android phones

Perhaps you remember the WannyCry ransomware that recently encrypted hard drives around the globe.  For a small fee, you could have the key to free your data.    A like minded attack is now targeting Android devices, but rather than encrypt your data, it threatens to send everything on your phone to everybody on your contact…

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Could you be hacked?

There are several new tools available that make SQL Injection attacks possible from a smartphone for as little as $500.   Are you vulnerable? Katyusha Scanner, a new SQLi Vulnerability Scanner Available for $500 in the underground  

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Press Release: Strategic Data Systems hires Alex Hurd

For Immediate Release, Dayton, OH, March 13, 2017: Strategic Data Systems continues to grow.  We are pleased to announce Alex Hurd has joined the SDS team.  Alex specializes in “big data”, and will be working with one of our Cincinnati-based clients. Clients throughout southwest Ohio count on us to find quality candidates to meet their…

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Press Release: Strategic Data Systems Hires Chris Moses

Chris Moses hired as a Director of Corporate Recruiting. Dayton, OH, March 13, 2017: Strategic Data Systems is growing again. We are pleased to announce Chris Moses as Strategic Data System’s Director of Corporate Recruiting. Our clients throughout southwest Ohio cannot find enough quality candidates to meet the demand for contract IT professionals. As an…

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Careers in IT Soar as Everything Moves On-line

Retail Retail giant Macy’s just announced it was shuddering 100 stores, and Wal-Mart also plans to shut down 269 stores.  Brick and mortar stores in every market segment are closing as consumers turn to on-line outlets to make their daily purchases. Walmart’s plans are clear – they are moving on-line.  Wal-Mart announced plans to purchase…

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Microsoft Office Changes

Microsoft Partner Resources Redmond Channel Partner magazine is an informative resource at times.   Some headlines garnered my interest this week.  See below: (Copied from https://rcpmag.com/articles/list/microsoft-office.aspx ) Microsoft Office Microsoft Replacing Clutter in Upcoming Office 365 Update Microsoft this week announced a number of changes coming to Office 365, including a replacement for the Clutter feature…

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GitHub Showcases Your Skills

Use GitHub to showcase your skills! If you are a software developer, you should consider creating a personal Github account!  The traditional way to find a job is to network and to create a resume for distribution!  Resumes, however, rarely tell the whole story! What’s Missing in a resume? Most resumes we see chronologically  talk…

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Cincinnati Day of Agile a Huge Success!

Cincinnati Day of Agile is complete. Opening Session A very successful Cincinnati Day of Agile was held July 29, 2016 at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio.    SDS employee Phil Japikse coordinates this conference each year.  If you attended, and would like to have a further discussion with Phil about something specific at your…

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