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What is the Main Headache of Those Who are Responsible for Big Data Storage?

Jul 20, 2017

Being quite a fast growing field, Big Data is full of pitfalls and unresolved issues.  Andersen team strives to keep pace with the latest technologies and to listen to the world-class experts' opinion.Recently, we have come across the survey results held by “451 Research” and “DataCore”. The results demonstrate infinite growth of data volumes, which is absolutely not the only problem for specialists in the field of data storage.We’d like to share these findings with you.... Read more

Prejudice of hiring a junior

Jul 16, 2017

As a rule, almost any respectable IT company seeking for a decent candidate to fit a vacant position demands work experience in the specialty. If someone hires juniors or beginners, it looks like charity or volunteer activity. Of course, this is the way the company takes care of its PR, but it is still an exception and doesn’t fit the framework of hiring new employees... Read more

How to Transform the Ideas of your Employees into Business Benefits

Jul 12, 2017

Gable Fasolino, when hired on the position of Chief Officer in a production company with annual turnover of $7 million, heard the rumors that quite a lot of people in the company were drugs or alcohol abusers. The situation looked tricky. Any strict ban could cause confrontation between Fasolino and his managers. Having estimated the risks, he came into conclusion to ask the security-responsible team for a piece of good advice. They invented something that Fasolino called "the most honest, simplest, and easy-managed drug and alcohol policy".... Read more

Naughty Artificial Intelligence

Jul 06, 2017

Artificial intelligence is a surprisingly fast growing phenomenon. It's all over the place - in automated industrial machines, "smart" domestic appliances, robotic vehicles and huge variety of possible gadgets. The terminology "Artificial intelligence" has no precise definition, however, modern glossary identifies it as mimicking of human thoughts and cognitive process. It has skills in adjusting to new situations, ability to make analysis and solve problems... Or, vice versa, it can create new complications and troubles...... Read more

Social Loafing or Let's Do my Job Together

Jun 30, 2017

The phenomenon of social loafing (known as Ringelmann’s effect) is the phenomenon of an individual making less efort to achieve a goal and losing efficiency working in groups, compared to when he/she works alone. Cumulative achievements based on individual work are often more productive, than a combined group performance. The larger the size of the group, the greater the social loafing effect in it.... Read more

Code Reviews: 5 Helpful Hints from Andersen

Jun 01, 2017

Code review is a powerful tool to achieve several important goals in software development process. At first, it’s what helps to improve the quality of your software. At second, it’s what keeps your code maintainable and clean. Also it gets new people up to speed and helps to spread the knowledge within the team.But why do so many companies neglect it?Why does every tenth developer consider it as a mere formality?Should you really waste time on code reviews and why so?And the main question: is it really useful for customers and helps their businesses?This article will shed the light on all these questions and even more. We’ll tell you how to make your code reviews effective while keeping positive attitude to it.... Read more

Why Test-Driven Development is important

May 26, 2017

Poorly documented code is a common problem in software development and the limitations of manual testing can lead to critical bugs being released into production. Luckily, test-driven development offers a solution.Test-driven development (TDD) is an approach where the development team writes exhaustive tests first, and then creates code designed to successfully fulfil those tests. This process results in the tests becoming part of the project documentation and “clean code that works”.... Read more

Several effective techniques to make your employees’ motivation boost

May 17, 2017

Though the beginning of this article may sound strange, it is absolutely impossible to motivate anyone to anything. The motivation of a person is always intrinsic and depends on individual goals and values. And we can either accept and support them or demotivate them. How do we avoid the employees’ demotivation? This article will reveal some tricks that really work in Andersen... Read more

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