Update Now : X-ray Laser, SanDisk’s new microSD card, Smart Keyboard

Update Now is a weekly review of all things important about the tech world, whether it be bitcoin or self-driving cars, or the next big tech company acquisition, Update Now gives you the important bits only; without the bore.

The largest X-ray laser to step up the pace in Europe

The 3.4km European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL), the leading edge and the largest x-ray laser in the world, can generate extremely intense X-ray flashes to be used by researchers from all over the world. The European XFEL can take 3,000 images per second of that tiny world, will begin its experiments later this month, inaugurated with prominent guests from across Europe and science ministers officially start the research operation of the facility on Friday (Sep 1) near Hamburg, northern Germany. It also promised to shed new light onto very small things by letting scientists penetrate the inner workings of atoms, viruses, chemical reactions and capturing the movements of enzymes. Continue reading “Update Now : X-ray Laser, SanDisk’s new microSD card, Smart Keyboard”

Major Asian Airline – Uses Nexus Framework

A major Asian airline realized that a challenge is up ahead and things need to change to start being agile in order to keep up with the constant changes.

A team of Scrum were formed to work on the changes. The team has adopted Nexus, a framework for scaling Scrum. Nexus is an exoskeleton that rests on top of multiple Scrum teams who work together to build one product. Building on the Scrum framework and values, Nexus drives to the heart of scaling: helping to overcome cross-team dependencies and integration issues.

Take a look at the elaborated case study.

Certified Usability Analyst: Career Success Stories

Over 6,000 individuals since 2002 have become Certified Usability Analyst (CUA). Attaining this certification has made a difference to so many UX professionals in their careers and many have also progressed to attain the advanced Certified User Experience Analyst (CXA) certification offered by Human Factors International (HFI).

Enthusiasm, discipline, and a strong drive to make things better are some of the hallmarks of successful CUAs. They are leading teams, participating at higher levels of decision-making, and extending the influence of UX even further in their organizations.

HFI is delighted to highlight the stories of a few individuals who have been honored in the past as CUA of the Month and have now provided us with updates of the value they received from the certification. Click here for their stories. Continue reading “Certified Usability Analyst: Career Success Stories”

The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master Whitepaper


What kind of roles does a Scrum Master play?

A Scrum Master need to be responsible in ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted according to Scrum theory, practices and rules.

The role of a Scrum Master is one of many stances and great diversity. A great Scrum Master is aware of them and knows when and how to apply them, depending on situation and context. All with the purpose of helping people understand the spirit of Scrum.

This white paper will explain the 8 stances of a Scrum Master by a trainer, Barry Overeem in a very detailed and fun way from his personal experience. He will layout what a Scrum master roles should be and the opposite of it from his point of view.

Download the whitepaper on the different roles of Scrum Master should be playing throughout their career.

E-Book : Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Strategy

When briefing CIOs and senior IT executives, we are often told that migrating IT workloads to the cloud ranks among their highest priorities. That statement is almost inevitably followed by “How do I start?”; “How will my organization be affected by this change?”.

Lead the journey to the cloud and drive innovation!

Discover what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization will change, and how skill sets will evolve; how to measure progress; how to think about security, compliance, and business buy-in; and how to exploit the ever-growing feature set that the cloud offers to gain strategic and competitive advantage.

Download this e-book and learn from the experts and while you’re at it, feel free to check out our Q4 promos and deals on our site! 🙂