Ondema is pleased to announce that Nico Lovejoy has agreed to lead our Solutions Architecture team. A technologist and entrepreneur with deep experience in cloud software, digitization, and enterprise transformation, Nico brings a wealth of experience to help Ondema’s customers maximize the realized value of sometimes complex implementations.[Read more…]
Rick Lilly joined Ondema this week to lead our business development efforts. Rick’s 25 years of technology experience include managing global cross-functional teams, leading the adoption of Agile in Cisco IT, and managing dozens of complex technology platforms, services, and projects across a range of functions.[Read more…]
What you don’t need: another company sending a meaningless COVID-19 response email.
What you might need: a company taking action on behalf of its customers.
We’re intent on helping you continue to execute during this difficult time. Here’s a small sample of some of the things we’re doing:
- Through 2020, Partner accounts* are now free for new and existing customers. These accounts are a great way to loop in individuals and businesses in your ecosystem to seamlessly share information and collaborate. This is especially helpful when face-to-face interaction or travel isn’t an option.
- We are hard at work building the features you asked for: creating duplicate items to limit manual data entry, CSV import for batch uploading, resource utilization visuals to increase efficiencies, and more.
- All customers now have access to unlimited free training sessions with an Ondema technical representative, conducted via Zoom.
To say the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact our way of life for the foreseeable future would be an understatement.
The business landscape has changed. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, businesses are enacting semi-remote or fully-remote operations, an unfamiliar model for many.
Ondema has been a fully-distributed company, with employees in multiple states, since 2017. We’ve experimented with remote work frameworks and tools to capitalize on upsides and minimize downsides. Furthermore, the product we provide, the Workspace, is designed for collaboration independent of physical location.
We’ve done this for a bit, but are by no means experts. Our hope in sharing what’s worked for us is that it may help some businesses adapt to remote or semi-remote models in the era of COVID-19.[Read more…]
Rethinking how to produce video to facilitate rapid iteration led to unexpected benefits.
These days, ‘agile’ is often thought of as a methodology for teams to deliver changes on a continuous basis through a workflow of short phases. Although borne of the software and engineering industries, the theory of Agile is increasingly being applied to other fields and industries. In this post, Ondema’s Co-founder (and resident US Marine veteran) details how the military incorporated this type of thinking to help accelerate situational adaptability.[Read more…]
I had the privilege of serving in the US Marine Corps from 2003-2011 as an AH-1W Super Cobra pilot, an expeditionary unit Air Officer, and special unit Forward Air Controller (FAC). For the unfamiliar reader: my job was providing and coordinating fires in support of ground units, both from an attack helicopter and while embedded with ground units.
I deployed to combat three times. I had purpose, experienced the intensity that life has to offer, and witnessed the indomitable will of the human spirit. Perhaps most rewarding during my active duty days was serving alongside some of the finest humans I’ll ever know. Those were good years.
Throughout my time on active duty there was a pattern of motions for keeping pace and delivering optimal results in dynamic environments. The highest likelihood of mission success always centered around one thing: agility.[Read more…]
Benedict Evans of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (“a16z”) recently published a blog post titled “New Productivity.”
It got us pretty excited.
As Ondema’s positioning and product both mature and come into focus, we learn more about how we’re a part of a massive shift in how software is applied and consumed across value chains.[Read more…]
Note: this is the second post in our Industry 4.0 series. Check out our first in the series: the Primer on Industry 4.0.
Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to provide better products and services around those products, at lower cost, faster, and with greater flexibility.
The technological forces driving this change are collectively referred to as “Industry 4.0.” We encourage readers to think of the term as a broad spectrum of tools available to achieve the competitive edge and profitability in the new manufacturing economy, and also as a term that implies “evolution” vice “revolution.”[Read more…]
Ondema takes advantage of modern web architecture and its ability to save data and re-render components as needed. This allows for an experience that feels like a native application while retaining the flexibility of the cloud. You won’t need to save backup copies every time you make a big change, because your Workspace changes along with your requirements. Fast and flexible architecture enables change whenever you feel like it.[Read more…]
Note: this primer is the first in a series of Ondema blog posts about Industry 4.0.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution? Industry 4.0? The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? What’s behind these marketing buzzwords?
Manufacturing is in the early stages of being radically transformed by technology – again. Industry 4.0, another way of referring to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the name given to the infusion of today’s (and tomorrow’s) technology into evolving manufacturing systems.[Read more…]