The R&D Age and TIDE

I was recently pondering the relationship between old style Research and Development and how R&D fits into today’s conversation about TIDE and the digital transformation that is coming about. Do you remember the late 70’s/early 80’s when owning a personal computer first became possible but justifying the cost of ownership was tough, even for a business? When the desktop computer became …

TIDE in Model Railroading

CabForward℠ has been discussing, for the past several months, how technology has evolved to such a point that it has made it possible for home-based entrepreneurs to implement digital transformational innovations that cause massive disruption of entire industries. Low cost components, developed initially for other uses, fast-track cloud research, outsourcing via the internet, and the development of super-smart smartphone apps …

CabForward Business Philosophy

CabForward℠ is a web and mobile software application design, development, and training company located in sunny Austin, Texas. We specialize in test-driven development, user-driven design and pristine code. Startups trust CabForward because of our core expertise in developing rugged high-performance software applications that secure flexible, highly available, and highly scalable applications for our clients. Our agile approach to customer-involved development …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

Google Drive Now Converts Microsoft Docs

Virginia Backaitis recently wrote “Psst, Microsoft: Look What Gmail Users Can Do Now,” for CMSwire. She points out that Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the cloud, and they’re both pretty sure that providing services around content is key. Google, of course, is trying to disrupt Microsoft’s control of large accounts through their Office products. Google provides a …

Ruby on Rails is Open Source (free) Software

Poodle Bug Discovered

Exerpts from an article by Nicole Perlroth: Poodle Bug Marks Third Major Security Flaw Discovered This Year First there was Heartbleed, then Shellshock, and now Poodle, yet another serious security vulnerability in yet another widely used piece of software that went unnoticed for years. This time, the Poodle vulnerability — which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption — …

Combining Technology, Innovation, Disrption with Entrepreneurship

Disruption and Its Role in TIDE

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Disruption as radical change due to the introduction of a new idea, driving a different way of doing things, in a revolutionary way as opposed to an evolutionary way. Others call it “creative destruction.” Disruption is happening all around us, particularly in the knowledge and flow-of-information fields. We have made some inroads into industries that …

Apple updates iOS 7 for a data security (SSL/TLS) bug, OS X update coming “very soon”

On Friday, Apple released iOS 7.0.6 which “provides a fix for SSL connection verification.” The support notes provided read: iOS 7.0.6 Data Security Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 and later Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS Description: Secure Transport failed to …

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How to Describe Technology Services

One of the biggest challenge for marketers and search engine optimization specialists is how to describe their service, product, or company image in as few words as possible. One of the most obvious challenges in marketing a technology services company like us is that we are selling something intangible. Intangible because your idea hasn’t been built yet. At this point, …