Inverted Software

Don’t Let Misconfiguration Leave You Vulnerable to Attackers

Inverted Software

Configuration is an essential part of every application. Misconfiguration can happen at any level of the application stack. From code, to web and application servers, databases and frameworks. Unfortunately, in most cases you will not found out your gaps until its too late. Here are some of the most common issues our DevOps have encountered: Deployment of development configuration to production.

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Opinion: Nvidia’s Business As Usual Strategy Can Cost Them Dearly

Inverted Software

Nvidia was recently hit with multiple class action lawsuits following this year’s cryptocurrency crash. Nvidia, if you didn’t know is the largest maker of GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit). GPUs are designed for graphics and image processing and are extremely good at math calculations, in fact, their highly parallel structure makes them more efficient than general-purpose CPUs for algorithms that process large blocks of data in parallel.

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Use Those 4 Questions to Understand if Your IT Project is a Success

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we pride ourselves in our unparalleled success rate, and while, according to the Standish Chaos Report 68 percent of technology projects is “improbable” meaning it failed, time and time again we keep delivering successful projects to our happy customers.

Bonus – Check for Duplicate Files with This Free Utility from Inverted Software

Inverted Software

If you ever wanted to free up space and wandered if you have any duplicate backed up files on your computer, or a network drive you can safely erase, here is a free utility to help you check just that and just because it’s a Wednesday, we at Inverted Software are giving it away along with a complete source code. Just unzip the installer folder and double click the setup file. Installer. Need to change the source code? Here is a complete Visual Studio solution. FindDuplicates. Enjoy!

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

The 6 Characteristics Of Great Leaders According to Inverted Software’s CEO

Inverted Software

Listen to Inverted Software’s CEO Mr. Gal Ratner as he talks about what makes a great leader with Lori Jones on the I&I podcast. This is highly recommended listening.

3 Mistakes Software Developers Make That Can Cost You Your Business

Inverted Software

At Inverted Software we often help our clients manage offshore and onshore development teams. Our proprietary processes and unique experience helps us evaluate and correct software development practices that have proven inefficient and instill practices that insure productivity and success. Below we have compiled the 3 most common issues developers tend to generate when left unsupervised and ways to mitigate their impact: Checking code at the end of the day.

3 Secrets of Wildly Successful Mentors

Inverted Software

Listen to Inverted Software’s CEO talk about success, mentorship and the tipping point of your business in this interview with Stephen Woessner. Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner is America’s best podcast for learning how today’s top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve.

5 Essential key points That Will Help You Plan for Q1

Inverted Software

With this year almost at an end and the next one at our doorstep it’s time to plan for Q1. Q1 is traditionally the strongest quarter of business and hitting the ground running could set the tone for the rest of the year. At Inverted Software we advise our customers to start planning as early as Q4 in order to maximize results and prepare for the upcoming year. Here are 5 essential key points to guide you when planning for Q1: Learn and overcome last year’s mistakes.

5 Companies Millennials Avoid – And What It Means For Your Brand

Inverted Software

With Millennials overtaking Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation at 75.4 million vs. 74.9 million, and continue to grow, there is no denying the economic power behind the most misunderstood segment of our population. Companies are waking up to a new reality. A reality where most of the business is done online, shopping means Amazon and dinner plans mean Uber Eats.

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5 Marketing Software Tools Every Business Should Have

Inverted Software

In today’s connected world, businesses are focusing on acquiring and retaining customers using a wide array of tools. At Inverted Software we have gathers the top 5 marketing software tools we think every business should utilize in order to effectively reach customers while keeping time effort in check. Here is our list: Hootsuite. Hootsuite helps you publish and track content by connecting to all of your social media accounts.

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How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

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Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can pretty easily run 7.5 miles in an hour.

How I Gamified My Own Brain to Lose Weight & Improve Fitness

Both Sides of the Table

Socially distant hiking in Sedona (we drove there) I recently wrote about my weight-loss journey over the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds without a fad diet and returned to my college weight. If you want to get in better shape and haven’t read that you might start there.

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How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks

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June 2019 (left) and November 2020 (right) I’ve been reluctant to write this blog post because historically I don’t like talking about weight. But I’ve been promising to publish how I lost 65 pounds in the past 18 months without any fad diets or gimmicks to try and be helpful to others.

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote about my weight loss journey of the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds in 18 months with no gimmicks or fads. No paleo, keto, intermittent fasting?—?just just sensible eating. If you didn’t read the post it might be worth clicking on the above link.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 19

TechEmpower

Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations.

There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

Both Sides of the Table

It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in. Seems like just a moment ago it was New Year’s Day and we were all committing to our better selves for 2021 as so many of us do.

Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here’s What it All Means

Both Sides of the Table

Today we’re announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome her to her new role.

Selling your business? Find the emotional buyer

Berkonomics

This is one of my favorite insights, since I lived this one in a positive exit from my computer business. Types of business buyers expanded. Most people will tell you that there are two kinds of eventual buyers for your business: financial and strategic. A financial buyer will analyze your numbers, past and forecast, to the n’th degree, and calculate the price based upon the result, after carefully comparing your numbers with those of others in the same and similar industries.

Claiming a landmark in fusion energy, TAE Technologies sees commercialization by 2030

TechCrunch LA

In a small industrial park located nearly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, one company is claiming to have hit a milestone in the development of a new technology for generating power from nuclear fusion.

Framework Benchmarks Round 20

TechEmpower

Today we announce the results of the twentieth official round of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project. Now in its eighth year, this project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations. The project has processed more than 5,200 pull requests from contributors. Round 20 Updates from our contributors.

El Segundo Opposes LAX Terminal Plan

L.A. Business Journal

El Segundo, which sits on the airport’s southern edge, last month sent in comments opposing LAWA’s proposal to add two new terminals as part of the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project

Do you “over-welcome” your new employees?

Berkonomics

A story of a CEO attuned to creating great company culture. A CEO friend of mine who managed her one-hundred-person remote workforce as a virtual company told me her story of how she welcomed new employees as she grew her firm. Strike that. She over-welcomed her new employees.

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Tagger Media Raises $9 Million for Influencer Marketing Service

L.A. Business Journal

Tagger Media, the Santa Monica-based developer of a software platform for influencer-based marketing campaigns, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding

Do you really want to be the first to market?

Berkonomics

My stories of missing the context of the times. Over the years, as I managed my several computer companies as CEO or executive chairman, I made the decision to go to market with a brand-new product that had never before been exposed to my customer’s marketplace.

Why not share your liquidity success with those who got you there?

Berkonomics

So, you are close to selling your company, and counting the profits a bit early. Well, that’s human nature. Here’s a thought for you to recall later when and if the event happens. Remember those who got you there. And for tax reasons, remember them before the closing of the deal, so that you can do so by sharing a bit of your proceeds without paying personal income tax upon those amounts. Formal option plans for some.

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Zwift Riding High Thanks to Demand

L.A. Business Journal

Zwift has raised a total of $620 million. The company plans to use this funding to further develop its app as well as Zwift-branded hardware, which it sells online

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Six ways to make your site-app-product go viral.

Berkonomics

It doesn’t happen by accident. Not every new game-related site is a Steam, and surely not every social network is a Facebook. And not every texting application is a Twitter. A story of an app from nowhere to near dominance.

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How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

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“I gotta say it was a good day.” I’m so fricking pumped today. Really, truly. Yeah, Valence announced > $5 million in funding led by GGV and Upfront. That IS a big deal, but I’ll get to that. But Kamala Harris was picked to be the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.

Planning 500,000 charging points for EVs by 2025, Shell becomes the latest company swept up in EV charging boom

TechCrunch LA

Shell’s plan to roll out 500,000 electric charging station in just four years is the latest sign of an EV charging infrastructure boom that has prompted investors to pour cash into the industry and inspired a few companies to become public companies in search of the capital needed to meet demand.

Playbook Five Brings Virtual Reality to Football

L.A. Business Journal

Virtual reality has made its way into sports, and Playbook Five Inc. is helping the technology find its stride on the football field

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Players to Know in LA’s Fast-Growing Professional Esports Industry

L.A. Business Journal

Most Los Angeles residents are well-acquainted with local teams like the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams — as well as the massive venues where they play their home games

When to pivot from your original plan?

Berkonomics

Plans do not often work as devised. . We are not always smart about the market or the product. We may miss the context of the times and come to market too soon or too late. We might not have researched the market diligently or used a focus group or other market research.

How Hyperloop Is Prioritizing Passenger Experience

L.A. Business Journal

Hyperloop Technologies Inc., doing business as Virgin Hyperloop, is testing a prototype of a transportation system that could carry passengers through nearly airless tunnels at speeds reaching 700 mph

Cadiz Faces New Suit Over Water Pipeline

L.A. Business Journal

Another legal challenge has been launched against a project by downtown-based water infrastructure company Cadiz Inc. to pump and transport water from its desert aquifer

Your “drop dead” question for a customer survey

Berkonomics

Here’s the question: Sean Ellis, the marketing guru behind DropBox and other successes, advises clients that “The most important question on a survey is , ‘How would you feel if you could no longer use this product?’” He goes on to quantify the response.

With an ARR topping $250 million, LA’s vertical SAAS superstar ServiceTitan is now worth $8.3 billion

TechCrunch LA

Who knew building a vertical software as a service toolkit focused on home heating and cooling could be worth $8.3 billion?

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Switching costs: A competitive advantage?

Berkonomics

We know that one of the ways we hold onto our customers is if there are high switching costs to move away to a competitor. But how about the other side of the coin? Do you have an estimate of the cost for a potential customer to switch to your side?

Triller Makes Two Acquisitions, Appoints New CEO

L.A. Business Journal

Triller Network, the owner of the Triller social media app and several streaming businesses, announced April 14 that it had acquired live event and pay-per-view platform Fite and had reached an agreement to purchase software developer Truverse Inc., doing business as Amplify.ai.

Funding in the Time of Coronavirus

Both Sides of the Table

I am due to speak at the SaaStr conference next week: Wednesday, March 11th at 10:45 AM. I had originally signed up to talk about the “VC Market Trends” overall but it seemed inauthentic to speak about VC funding without addressing the virus in the room.

USC, Amazon Plan Center for Machine Learning Research

L.A. Business Journal

USC is partnering with Amazon.com Inc. to create a research center focused on privacy and security issues related to machine learning and artificial intelligence

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Have you heard? Eyeballs aren’t everything.

Berkonomics

Remember when? Back when we were all trying to figure out the real value of traffic on the web, investors – and acquiring companies – got a bit crazy with metrics used to value acquisitions and investments.

Entrepreneurism is all about personal risk.

Berkonomics

Well, of course it is. So, let’s dig a bit deeper.