The Biggest 2019 Summer IT Conferences

If you thought about change this year, summer is the perfect time to get to it. Today, we have rounded up the top IT conferences in the world. If you’re into networking, learning, or selling you’ll want to be at these.


TNW Conference (The Next Web)

Date: May 9 – 10

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cost: €259-895

This technology festival is perfect for executives, top-tier investors, and startups with big missions. Each year the TNW Conference highly anticipated and lasts for two days of business and knowledge sharing. Now in its 13th year, TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event a festival of over 15,000 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world!

Citrix Synergy

Date: May 21 – 23

Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Cost: $1,395 – $2,295

Located in the home of the world’s busiest airport, Citrix Synergy is an event anyone can fly to. It’s one of the top industry conferences on digital business transformation. While there, you can expect to learn and network with peers and the leading industry experts. Interactive features will keep you engaged and interested each day of the conference. Citrix Synergy shares how scaling for the future of your organization.


Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit

Date: June 3 – 6

Location: Toronto, Canada

Cost: $3,475 CAD

Covering everything from Innovation and Artificial Intelligence to the Future of Work and Data and Analytics, the Gartner CIO & IT Executive Summit empowers leaders in the digital world. Top industry leaders will teach attendees how to apply digital business concepts in real-world scenarios and more. If you are looking for new technologies, this is your chance of the year!

IDUG Tech Conference

Date: June 2 – 6

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Cost: $1,865 – $2,295

The International Db2 Users Group (IDUG®) is the foremost independent, user-driven community that provides a direct channel to thousands of professional Db2 users across the globe. IDUG’s annual North American event brings Db2 professionals of all backgrounds together — allowing you to reach key players in the industry.

Digital Workplace Experience

Date: June 17 – 19

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Cost: $1,495-$2,495

In its third year, Digital Workplace Experience is a digital workplace conference. It’s hosted and produced by SMG/CMSWire and Digital Workplace Group. At three-days, the event gathers enterprise-level digital workplace leaders for sharing best practices, demos, co-working, and more.


Esri User Conference

Date: July 8 -12

Location: San Diego, California USA

Cost: $495 – $1,395

With over 1,000 sessions, 770+ hours of training, 300+ exhibitors, and 18,000 of your peers available, this conference is perfect for discovering how GIS is inspiring what’s next. Unique workshops,  hands-on training with technology, solutions in the room, and one of the largest networking events for GIS, this technology event will leave your business better.

CIO Perspectives

Date: July 10

Location: Boston, Massachusets USA

Cost: See Website for Details

This day-long conference is perfect for CIOs already in New England. From 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, you will have the chance to go to networking events, panels, lessons, and more. With information on network security, this is great for any business who needs to make sure their online data is safe.

Key Players and Customers in the Internet of Things Industry

Key Players and Customers on the Internet of Things Industry

When the Internet of Things (IoT) started to gain press in 2015, people claimed that IoT would be able to transform a business altogether. As the years have gone by and a deeper understanding of the technology has come into play, companies now understand what IoT can be used for. The Internet of Things is now looked at, not as a game changer, but as a valuable way to solve business problems.

When it comes to media focus, there hasn’t been much change. IoT is still looked at as something for the larger IT vendors and customers. However, the industry has changed. IoT technology has allowed for the entry of distributors, VARs [valued added resellers] and smaller SIs [systems integrators.] Not to mention the current needs of the small to midsize customers.

What is a Distributor?

A distributor is a person or company between IT vendors and VARs or SIs. They are in charge of obtaining equipment and software from It vendors and giving to the VARs or SIs. These distributors tend to have a large customer base and the ability to help vendors reach more customers.

Since distributors get equipment and stock it from the vendors, they tend to educate the VARs or SIs about the vendor’s products. Education allows the distributor to help market not only their company but the vendors too. It also allows distributors to deliver sales training, demos, and exhibitions for all products and companies involved. In short, distributors hold the keys to the supply chain.

Who are Value Added Resellers?

Value Added Resellers, alongside SIs, offer a tailored storefront to customers. They serve as the front of the IT business and take the place of a larger vendor. Generally, these companies build turnkey solutions by mixing and matching technology and software. Alongside their solutions, they can also add other services unique to them such as integration, customization, consulting, training and implementation.

When peering into the VARs industry, you will often look at each company based on their customer type. For example, Bursys handles all companies but specializes in technology, energy, mail and packing, logistics, and payment processing. As such, we would be viewed as different from someone who specialized in education. Value Added Resellers, often have a better understanding of customer challenges. This makes them best able to build and package IoT components and offer services.

What are SIs?

Systems integrators can be global companies or local businesses. In general, smaller companies will cater to a specific business process while larger firms can handle many functions of the business. The role of an SI is the role of a VAR. The difference lies in the context. A SIs is more able to customize whereas VARs would prefer to give off the shelf solutions.

Why Care About Smaller Businesses?

Large businesses provide much of the news in the IoT world. However, most of the business opportunity lies in the small to midsize customers worldwide. These businesses are seeking solutions to their business problems and have money to spend. Ignoring millions of companies is ignoring more in profit and sales. At the same time, when IoT was first announced, the extraordinary claims made smaller cost-conscious customers worry about the truth in IoT and the worth of the cost. Due to this past, many have hesitated on approaching IoT due to fears of wasted money and effort.

Today, IoT can look further than ever before at offering solutions to smaller businesses and narrower technical requirements. Added to this, vendors are delivering new technologies that can be used to create new solutions needed to lower the burden customers face in their business. With each advance, IoT becomes more accessible.

How to Find a Custom Software Builder

How to Find a Custom Software Builder

When you first require custom software, you might have no idea where to begin to find a software builder. Of course, you could try Google searching custom software, but that might result in too many options that don’t fit what you need. There are three significant ways that most people find custom software builders. We’re also going to include one more bonus way to find a skilled developer.

Extend and Search Your Networks

Entrepreneurs and business owners often forget how big their network is. All of your clients and all of your friends are part of your group. It wouldn’t be surprising to find out that many of these people have connections with the exact person you’re looking for.

If you happen to know if a friend is a developer, you should start there. Even if they aren’t interested in the project, they might be able to ask you relevant questions that can lead you down a different path or towards the right person. A developer that’s not interested in the product can often ask essential items that you haven’t thought about.

Utilize Social Media

It’s easy to forget that social media is a hub where businesses interact with potential clients. We see their ads, and we get annoyed that they’re interfering with our ability to connect with friends. However, when there becomes a need for finding a service, we forget to check back on social media.

LinkedIn is an excellent place on social media for developer searching. As a professional social media network, using LinkedIn is a great idea to find detailed information about a program developer. With luck, you can find a business that’s active and showcasing what they can do with reviews from people who worked with them.

Improving Your Google Search

At the beginning of this article, I said the Google can often be overwhelming with search results that you weren’t looking for. The easiest way to find something you’re looking for is to improve the way you’re searching. For example, if you’re searching for a custom software builder in the energy industry, then you need to search for something particular to find that kind of person.

If you search custom software builder, you might find results on how to build it yourself or companies that can develop programs for large corporations. However, if you Google Search custom software builder + energy industry you can find software builders who have experienced in the energy industry.

Bonus Tip: Take a Look at Our Website!

And your quest to find out how to find a custom software builder you found one! Bursys partners with customers to deploy high-quality technology solutions through the lens of trust, social responsibility, innovation, and expertise.

We can develop software, help with cloud enablement, use intelligent analytics, implement Internet of Things technology, and work with a digital enterprise. We have specialized experience in the energy, mail and packing, logistics, technology, and payment processing industries. If you like what you see, then contact us, and we can help you make a plan to create the best solution for your business.

What is Cloud Transformation?

What is Cloud Transformation?

Cloud transformation is when you take your old fashion and in-house IT department over to a complete cloud infrastructure. It is usually a fast switch to make sure that limited interruptions to your business take place. In this transition, everything moves including applications, data, servers, and networks.

During this move, we make sure that you retain as much control as you wish through online tools. It’s important to know you have options as well. Though moving your current system is simple, you also have the option of starting fresh. Starting fresh can be great for companies that have out of date systems or are just looking for better alternatives to the way they do things.

Why Would Everything be Switched to the Cloud?

There are many reasons that people decide on a cloud transformation. For one, it’s usually cheaper than running all the systems in-house. When you run a system in-house, you have to purchase a data center and have IT staff always working on it, or at least able to. You usually have either not enough or too much. When you switch to the cloud, you can pay for exactly what you need, and you don’t have to worry about paying someone a full salary to work on it.

Another common reason is the flexibility of the service. When you have your own data center, you have what you purchased. However, a cloud service gives you the option to scale up, down, or stay the same with ease. Also to note, this service provides your employees with the ability to work from anywhere in the world. All they need is the internet to get onto your servers. Often this will increase collaboration for the whole team. Working remotely can further save your company money that they would otherwise spend on your office space.

Lastly, cloud transformation allows for no worry about security or a backup plan. When you switch to the cloud, the company you choose handles all your privacy and security with the latest in technology and hardware. In general, this will be better than you could have done in-house.

The same is correct about a backup plan. When you choose a provider, they come with their backup plan to make sure that you never have any issues. These details are all things that you should talk to a provider about. The more you know, the better decision you can make at the end of the day.

How Does a Cloud Transformation Take Place?

No matter where you go for your transformation, the steps will, for the most part, be the same. To begin, you will set a cloud roadmap. During this phase, you will take a look at what features you need, what applications you will take with you, and the overall plan to get everything vital and necessary onto the cloud.

Sometimes, you might add things that you didn’t have before, or you might even take things away you didn’t need. Understanding your needs and the plan to get everything in place is the obvious first step to getting everything done.

During this time, you should find a cloud partner. They will be able to help you complete the plan, offer upgrades that you might not have thought of, and let you know what can and can’t be done. This company will help you avoid bad pitfalls and set up a great new platform.

After the plan and picking your partner, the actual conversion starts. This time is a time to be patient and to know that a great cloud transformation can’t be rushed. Though this is usually a quick process, the actual length can vary by the amount that needs to be set up on the server.

During this process, you also have the option to innovate how things are done in your business. Many of the things that a cloud can do; you would have a hard time replicating with an in-house team. That’s why cloud transformation often changes the way businesses do many of their tasks.

After the completion of the conversion, the process isn’t done. You will need a consistent management strategy to make sure that you keep the new structure. You can include templates on the way things should be done or added as well as guides to changes and how to make decisions.

Major Companies Partner to Improve Safety Using Internet of Things Technology

Major Companies Partner to Improve Safety Using Internet of Things Technology

Recently IBM Watson announced a collaboration with Garmin Health, Guardhat, Mitsufuji, and SmartCone to improve worker safety in hazardous environments using Internet of Things (IoT) technology alongside IBM’s existing the Maximo Enterprise Asset Management Platform. These ideas could change IoT forever.

This week, we give thanks to IBM Watson for advancing the field of IoT. This company alongside Garmin Health, Guardhat, Mitsufuji, and SmartCone and have made a goal of improving the health and safety of workers in hazardous industries! The creative use and development of this AI enhanced technology will do wonders for all Internet of Things users and developers.

A Detailed Look

The new partnership of brands looks to use data from the workspace to monitor potential hazards. These hazards include heat, heights, and gas levels. Using Internet of Things technology, IBM is looking to improve the ability to tell whether workers are exposed to more risks than necessary.
Each of these companies understands that there are always risks involved when pushing the limits of technology. There is still the chance that these monitoring devices could collect data that could impact the privacy and dignity. Afterthought, IBM said that so long as they focused on health and safety most would agree that the benefits and lives saved outweigh the potential downsides.

Impacts on All of IoT

The creation of this idea and its acceptance among all the collaborating companies opens real doors for IoT developers to do more with AI. The internet of things is already doing so much good in the world, but these new technological advances will drive both Bursys and IBM to offer better tools that promote even more money and life-saving opportunities.

New applications and new custom software creations will allow for companies who once thought automation would only take away jobs to see that it can be used to help save the lives of workers rather than take their livelihood away. With this, Bursys’s products are often known for their ability to enhance a person’s work life rather than eliminate it. In summary, it’s all about focusing on improving output over minimizing costs.

As the months go by, we’re lucky to be seeing the real implications of AI in the business world. These new developments from IBM Watson, Garmin Health, Guardhat, Mitsufuji, and SmartCone serve as proof of concept that smart technology can help any industry. Further, that collaboration can result in more than a marketing campaign; they can create real life, life-saving technology for use in the most dangerous fields.

AI should help improve life and business. This is just one example of how AI-powered technology didn’t reduce or eliminate jobs. Instead, it was the cause of life-saving developments. Bursys is proud to be working in the Internet of Things field with IBM Watson.

We’re excited to see where they take this new technology. Alongside them, Bursys and the rest of the IoT field will continue to work to create new ideas for technology that could save lives, money, and businesses.