Inside the Rust Belt: The Rebirth of American Made

July 3, 2017 | Steven L Smith
Inside the Rust Belt: The Rebirth of American Made

I grew up in Rochester, NY in the 1980s and 1990s.

It seemed like everyone’s Mom and/or Dad worked for Kodak.  And that was probably an accurate worldview for a kid to have, considering that, in 1982, Kodak accounted for 25% of all salaries in Rochester ...

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Jumping Out of an Airplane... 4,100 Times

April 1, 2016 | Jacob R. Weidert
Jumping Out of an Airplane... 4,100 Times

That's once a day for about 11.25 years. Even if you had 72 years to do it, like my new friend on the ski lift, it's still a jaw-dropping figure.

We were on the high speed quad at Bristol Mountain, so our ride was short ...

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The True Costs of Customization, and What to Do Instead

February 3, 2016 | Steven L Smith
The True Costs of Customization, and What to Do Instead

When it comes to software, "customization" is a wolf in sheep's clothing. On the surface, customization seems like a great concept: we'll build some piece of functionality that is truly unique, and fits your business case like a glove. Given any issue, customization is the fastest ...

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SaaS: Make Sure Your Sword Has a Hilt

February 1, 2016 | Steven L Smith
SaaS: Make Sure Your Sword Has a Hilt

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has been a popular way to sell and deliver software for decades. Here at Perdix Software, our flagship product, MOLI, is sold using a SaaS model. Let's take a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of SaaS, and discuss some of the ways ...

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Chaotic Complicated Complexity

September 7, 2015 | Steven L Smith
Chaotic Complicated Complexity

The image of a well-oiled machine is a common allegory for simplicity. Everything “just works”, and you can rely on the machine to be reliable, stable, and do the work it was designed to do. But such a metaphor belies what is actually going on. For the machine ...

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One Size Fits Nobody

August 20, 2015 | Steven L Smith
One Size Fits Nobody

I want to sell you a pair of jeans. I’ll even give you a good price! Only $3000! They’re a women’s size 10. What’s that, you say? You’re a man, and you wear 46x32? You’re pregnant, and you need a maternity size? You’re in the seventh grade, and ...

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Perdix Software to Present at HTR LaunchPad Demo Day

June 1, 2015 | Steven L Smith
Perdix Software to Present at HTR LaunchPad Demo Day

Perdix Software will be among 11 Rochester-based companies to present at High Tech Rochester's 2015 HTR LaunchPad Demo Day at Geva Theatre Center in downtown Rochester.

"We're thrilled to have this opportunity to share our story with an audience of prospective clients, employees, and investors," said Steven ...

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Perdix Software Selected for HTR LaunchPad

February 17, 2015 | Steven L Smith
Perdix Software Selected for HTR LaunchPad

Perdix Software has been selected by High Tech Rochester to participate in the 2015 HTR LaunchPad program. The program, modeled after the highly-acclaimed Lean LaunchPad program developed at Stanford University, is funded locally by a grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. HTR LaunchPad is for ...

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