How to manage a WordPress deployment with Azure DevOps using Docker Containers
21 Mar 2019

As a Cloud Architect for DB Best Technology, with emphasis on the Azure platform, I’ve seen almost all of what the cloud has to offer. For the past 7 years, I’ve been helping customers develop and deploy their applications for Microsoft Azure. So when the project team at DB Best came to me for guidance on how to best deploy WordPress on Azure before going live, I was all in. I’d like to share my best practices and walk you through the step-by-step instructions on how to manage a WordPress deployment with Azure DevOps using Docker containers. First a little background We’ve been working with our Telecom client’s web site since 20...

IoT transforming your office into a healthy and green workspace
21 Mar 2019

That finally happened. You received the coveted letter of employment and have settled into your dream job. In less than a week, the euphoria fades and you realize that you’re staring at the same monitors day, after day, after day. Your constant back pain, twitching eye, and the spoiled milk in the office kitchen are all reminding you that the honeymoon period is over. However, for many companies things are going to change – employee wellbeing is now a top priority. Today, more and more businesses are focusing on employee wellbeing. Studies show that employee health, workplace productivity, and employee satisfaction rates all impro...

Dedicated development
The benefits of hiring a dedicated development team
19 Mar 2019

Building your team can be one of the most stressful elements of any business. The people you hire are the ones who you work with to design, create, and distribute your application to the world. As you begin the lengthy hiring process of developers to build or augment your app, you’re going to be struck by a lightning bolt of realization — “isn’t there a better way to do it?” Sifting through resumes, portfolios, and GitHub code is a time-consuming process. This can lead to significant delays in development. It’s why we here at DB Best embrace a ‘dedicated development’ model. An easily scalable team o...

business intelligence strategy
Building a new business intelligence strategy that really adds value
14 Mar 2019

What do you do when you’re one of the global leaders in the beauty industry and your growing data environment is getting out of control? You set up a call with DB Best and start to speak with one of our dedicated Project Managers. We began with just a single developer working with this customer but very soon it grew to include an additional 13. After 5 years, what started as a data environment analysis has grown to a full business intelligence (BI) development service, operational data management, and 24/7 support. In this blog post, we will outline the data infrastructure that we walked into, our assessment, and how we’ve improve...

Smart Meeting Logger
Developing a Smart Meeting Logger with Amazon Alexa Cloud Service
05 Mar 2019

The Corporate World runs on meetings. Some meetings are vital to the running of a Fortune 500 company and others could be replaced with simply an email. However, until the day comes that we can link minds together and have all meetings telepathically, they’re going to be a staple of modern working life. Meetings themselves can be a logistical nightmare. Trying to organize where, when, and how everyone meets can make preparing for the meeting as difficult as the meeting itself. While the advent of Skype, Chime, Slack, Teams, and Hangouts have made it easier for people to join meetings from wherever they are in the world, most meetings ar...