Where’s BYOD in 2017?

BOYD or "Bring Your Own Device" is something we started talking about in the late 2000s, so where is it today? Are people using their own phones for work? Do they want to?

A post by Andrew Hettinger

Why Is The Web Cache Important?

The Web Cache is something that we hear often when we browse the Internet. It is part of our daily work routine but not many of us really know what is behind it or what it actually is.

A post by Dinu Zabrauteanu

Building the Right User Interface Experience

User experience is one of the things that can make or break an application from an adoption standpoint. Simply put, without the right experience, there is no user in "user experience". Take a look at some practical tips to design the right interface that your users will love.

A post by Walker Dalton

Top Cloud Trend Predictions for 2017

This time of year analyses and predictions are everywhere. While there are some variations, the overall forecasts from the industry’s authoritative sources seem to agree on some of the major cloud trends to watch for in 2017. What are the common themes that are predicted to shape cloud computing in the next 12 months? Let’s take a look.

A post by Nadya Shkurdyuk

Developing in Grails

If you've heard of Grails, you might know that it can be used to quickly create not only simple web applications but also give you a head start when working on more complex projects.

A post by Luis Alcantara

Server Vs. Computer

An average computer user typically has a very vague idea of what a server is or what it might be needed for. It's certainly not a physical piece of equipment that a non-technical person has been around often.

A post by Eric McCartney

Why We Don’t Have Time Off

PTO and general time off policies have been in the news increasingly over the past couple of years, with a number of large tech companies making headlines with their generous time off policies. Flexible policies that allow for better life-work balance is not something new at Prominic. After all, we've had no time off since the 90s.

A post by Jon Schultz

How to Update WordPress with Minimal Issues

There are red circles on your Wordpress dashboard reminding you to update, and the idea gives you knots in your stomach because you have seen what can happen if you do it wrong. Never fear, follow these steps and your updates should go swimmingly.

A post by Chelsea Shaffer

SaaS Email Encryption: Security and Peace of Mind Without the Hassle

Digital security is a hot button issue that is front in center in the media and cannot be ignored. Sending information over the web in an unsecured fashion is a risky proposition for many reasons: an increased threat of identity theft, exfiltration of sensitive business information, and, increasingly, a threat of non-compliance with established standards governing the transmission of PHI and PCI.

A post by Stephen Beagles

Small Player vs Big Vendor

Whether you are a small company or a large one, you will face the dilemma of what type of vendor you would like for your hosting or cloud computing services. What we will try to determine is whether or not size matters in this equation.

A post by Raluca Robu

Migrating a Domino Application to Grails using Structure4

For the past couple years, Prominic has been working on tools to convert our Domino applications to Grails applications using a PostgresSQL database. We intend to release these tools as the Structure4 project when they are ready. In the meantime, we would like to give you a preview of how it will work.

A post by Joel Anderson

Ring Ring: Getting a Phone System that Works For You

Have you tried different phone systems for your company over the years and are left with a somewhat working solution that you've now resigned yourself to keep using, for lack of better alternatives? This was the case for us until we have decided to do something about that and set out to build a new system that did exactly what we wanted it to. Here's what we've looked at.

A post by Joseph Hedges

Cross-Domain Database Migration Using AdminP

As a follow up to an earlier post on Domino's AdminP replica creation tool and how it can help you avoid filesystem-level copying or manually replicating databases from server to server when migrating your databases, here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to use AdminP to migrate databases between domains.

A post by Doug Robinson

4 Lessons from This Year’s Top Data Failures

This year has seen a large number of data outages affecting a wide range of businesses and government. What do these failures teach us?

A post by Nadya Shkurdyuk

Moonshine IDE, FlexJS, and the future of Flex

Have you heard of Flex? What about Flash? Here is the first look at the Moonshine IDE project currently under works by Prominic's developer team.

A post by Walker Dalton

8 Infrastructure Questions to Ask Your Hosting Provider

When evaluating companies you will entrust with hosting your data and applications, there are several infrastructure questions that have to be asked to make sure your data will be safe and sound.

A post by Andrew Hettinger

“Do I have a backup?”

It happens to the best of us. We all have horror stories related to losing the data or losing progress made in our work because... we... don't... have... a... backup!

A post by Dinu Zabrauteanu

Coding as a Profession

If you are new to the field of software engineering and programming, nothing beats real-world experience. There are some adjustments you will need to go through in order to fit all your classroom knowledge into the framework of delivering on work projects. Here's one young software engineer's take on this process.

A post by Luis Alcantara

Data center hardware throughout the years

“Harder! Better! Faster! Stronger!” is the motto of the IT industry and the hardware that powers it. Here's a data center manager's look at the last twenty years of constant change.

A post by Eric McCartney

Have your cake and eat it too: staying healthy and fit in a sedentary IT job

One of the challenges of having a career in IT is the very sedentary lifestyle it often dictates. Here is how one IT professional has been able to get back the balance between her job and her health and physical fitness, and the lessons she learned along the way.

A post by Chelsea Shaffer

MWLUG 2016 Presentation: Notes in the Cloud – Deploying Notes on Zero Clients within VMware View and Streamed via Microsoft RemoteApp

In this session, you will learn the nuances of running the IBM Notes Client inside of a VMware View VDI infrastructure as well as streamed via the Microsoft RemoteApp.

A post by Stephen Beagles

Cloud Security Best Practices: Assessing Your Provider

Cloud provider's security has usually been the main concern and reservation for most companies considering moving their organization to the cloud. Here are some steps you can take in evaluating if a cloud provider is a good fit for your organization.

A post by Raluca Robu

How we hire at Prominic.NET

Hiring a new employee is not only expensive but also disruptive in a company like Prominic. This is why we have created a hiring process that helps us hire intelligent, self-sufficient, self-directed and highly coachable employees who bring tremendous value to the company. Because we are very deliberate about selecting candidates who will fit our culture, among other things, we have had a very high employee retention and longevity rates.

A post by Jon Schultz

Hyper-V and IBM Domino Server: Comparing Generations for Best Performance

In the continuing quest of the server optimization, let's take a look at Microsoft’s Hyper-V – and what generation of the virtual server is best to maximize IBM Domino server’s performance.

A post by Stephen Beagles

Accessing your IBM Notes suite from anywhere with RemoteApp

Want to access your IBM Notes client, Designer or Administrator from a Mac, or Linux desktop, or an old copy of Windows? What are your options?

A post by Joseph Hedges

The Pros and Cons of Migrating from Lotus Notes

There are many aspects of IBM Notes / Domino that should be evaluated in comparison with alternative platforms before deciding to make the switch.

A post by Justin Hill

Using AdminP To Migrate Databases And Create New Replicas

Domino's AdminP replica creation tool can help you avoid filesystem-level copying or manually replicating databases from server to server. Here's how.

A post by Doug Robinson

HIPAA Lessons Learned: NY Hospital Aims for Hollywood, Lands in Hot Water

The intent of HIPAA laws has always been to put patients' privacy first. Sometimes even well-established institutions fail to operate from this perspective. Unfortunately, the "good enough" attitude in PHI area can cost upward of $2.2 million.

A post by Kyle Coey

MWLUG 2015 – Recap

Prominic attended the annual MWLUG conference and our CTO presented. Here's an recap of the event:

A post by Crystal Robinson

HIPAA Compliance: Industry Best Practices

With the Department of Human Health & Services (HHS) announcing plans for an expanded audit program and the constant news stories about big data breaches and even bigger fines, the healthcare industry has found itself caught in a mad dash for HIPAA compliance.

A post by Kyle Coey

UX & Why Your Website Visitors Aren’t Converting

When’s the last time you checked your company’s website load time? For those of you who don’t know what “site load time” means, it’s the time it takes for your website to load on the device of a viewer, whether they’re viewing on a desktop, tablet, or mobile.

A post by Crystal Robinson

The Human Side of HIPAA

When you hear people talk about HIPAA compliance they often focus on topics like encryption, authentication, and contingency planning. While these are all necessary and important steps for achieving compliance, they don't address the biggest risk of all: people.

A post by Kyle Coey