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Custom Project Development with Hombolt Technology

Hombolt Technology specializes in custom project development.  Whether the project is for a Surgical Supply company or an Art Gallery, we have the knowledge and skill to develop using the most advanced coding languages a specialized and proprietary platform to take your business to the next level.  There is a plethora of great ideas out there, developing those ideas into reality the correct way is essential for the modern world.

Covid-19 also referred to as the “Corona Virus”, is a pandemic that shocked the world.  It will be a very long time until things are back to normal. (Even with the antibody that Pfizer announced the day after the U.S. Presidential Election) The need for businesses that once were profitable based on old-school door-to-door sales will need to innovate in the future their technological strategy.  The major question many face is what unique and creative idea can I develop, and patent.

Be Creative. Be Unique. Be Loveable.

The first step is coming up with a creative, unique, and loveable idea that your clientele will jump on.  Many established business owners strive to develop and create an original idea that will make them the next titan of industry.  The journey for many successful business owners has plateaued, they find themselves conducting the same business month-after-month, and getting the same results.  Custom project development is exciting.  It creates the thought of endless possibilities, but more importantly, removes the ceiling of earning potential for that business owner.

Creativity is what led to the success of many ventures to an IPO. (Initial Public Offering) Safeguards are of the utmost importance.  Hombolt Technology had to create an algorithm for one of our chat features so that the buyer and the seller of the chat program would not be able to share personal information.  In this platform, the buyer could not know who the seller is, and vice versa.  They knew one another by Buyer: 61258489563 and Seller: 134526487.  They were able to communicate through a chat, but when certain unfavorable criteria were inputted, the conversation would be flagged and before the other could see the text, the administrator would have to approve the conversation or send a message that the data typed went against the rules of the platform.  The other major safeguard is to make sure illegal activity is not occurring on your platform.  The world is a scary place.  If criminals can find a way to use your platform for illegal activity, they will do it!  An example of this would be if you were creating some sort of industry-specific social platform to generate new business, and found out that your platform was being used for sex trafficking.

Being unique can be difficult.  I have had many conversations in which people want to create the next Facebook.  To compete with Facebook, you would need the whole world population.  You would need a server that could compete with the speed required by the whole world population.  After all of that was accomplished, you would have to compete with Facebook’s domain rating of 100, the 115,031,767,814 backlinks in which 86% of them are do-follow backlinks, and the 31,749,245 referring domains in which 90% are do-follow.  That might sound Greek to some, but what I am meaning by this is that Facebook is a giant.  To be unique, you need to find a niche that you could potentially grow over time into the next giant, or that you could sell by increasing exponentially your business’s valuation.

The easy part is being loveable.  You need to create marketing content that goes along with the custom solution we would be developing for you.  One difficulty when creating marketing content is making it interesting to others.  I have seen companies spend a lot of money on graphic design to create a gorgeous ad that got a lot less of a response than a simple post that stated, “Where do you think the world will be in 1 year?”  You want to raise awareness, but you also want to be engaging and have people interact.

Is A Mobile Application Required?

Yes!  More often than not, a mobile application is required.  The world is mobile, and user retention will plummet without the use of a mobile application.  When developing a custom project for your business, a mobile application will be included.  Logically, when people download mobile applications, chances are the mobile application stays on their mobile device.   Mobile applications generate 100’s of billions if not trillions in revenue, it would be idiotic to not have a mobile application feature for your custom project.

The Coding Language is Important!

The coding language is very important.  Hombolt Technology codes in the most advanced languages, and we are always continuing our education to advance more in the future.  For the nerds in the world, we are experts at coding in Node.js, Nuxt.js, Golang, React.js, Flutter, Kotlin, Swift, and many more languages.  Combining many of them and using customizations, we will put together the ideal project with proper search engine optimization (SEO) to get your project launched and off the ground.


A Patent Is Better!

A patent is the right obtained by a patent holder to exclude/discourage others from exploiting their technological idea without proper authorization.  Hombolt Technology will assist and guide you through this phase of the technology life cycle.  From basic research and development, applied research and development, demonstration, market development, and commercial diffusion; we will guide you through the process to get ownership of your technological innovation. 

To achieve a patent system, one needs to be aware of the socioeconomic turmoil the patent might create.  In layman’s terms, does the patent enhance social welfare?  Does it encourage the invention and the dissemination of information technologies?  Does it provide for the incentive of investment in the commercialization of new technologies that will advance social goals, increase economic growth, create jobs, etc?  This aspect of the patent process can get wildly technical.  Many business owners who have phenomenal ideas may get denied if the potential ownership of their idea would create a monopoly and deter the creation of other ideas that would overall help economic growth.  These are the criteria when evaluating if a patent is right for your custom project’s technology.

  1. The patent should encourage the development of new technology.  Often, business owners want to unconsciously build a monopoly that would push out any new business venture from developing any ideas that could coincide, complement, or enhance the technology they developed.  It falls back to the #1 rule: does my patent enhance the social welfare of everyone?
  2. Does the patent reward inventions that meet statutory tests of novelty and utility?  This is known as the “non-obvious” standard.  If a patent cannot be carried out, meaning nothing will be gained and the potential for a devastating loss by granting the patent would in turn create a monopoly.
  3. The description of the patent and its functions need to be clear, complete, fully accessible and disclosed.  There should not be any deterrents to consulting the patent or any of the technical literature.
  4. The cost should be reasonable and proportionate. Imagine going through the patent process and finding that your patent is being challenged for infringement.
  5. When one technology builds upon another, and/or previous discoveries or inventions are required due to a single patent not possessing the ability to cover the entire scope of any single entity, it is a must that the patent must reasonably give broad access to patent inventions.  This goes back to the #1 rule that a patent must enhance social welfare.  Access is dependent on:
    1. The ability of reasonable termed licenses
    1. The scope of patent claims
    1. The complexity of the patent

The technology must be developed for access to be an issue.

  • If the technology is in an industry where a significant share of the sales are sold internationally, the compatibility of the national patent technology must facilitate trade, investment, and innovation.
  • Intellectual property rights holders should enjoy the same benefits while being required to adhere to the same obligations.  If multiple companies that are interdependent with one another and hold patents that for example complement one another, the playing field between must be level.

These parameters that are created in the patent process are not obvious to most who wish to pursue the next big technological idea.  However, they are very manageable.  With the proper forethought moving forward to develop the idea, paired with making sure the legal aspects of bringing your idea to reality, Hombolt Technology can help you develop the custom technological solution for you and your company to make the next big step in the digital modern world.

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Hombolt Technology developed our own Enterprise Resource Planning Database (ERP) that is tailored specifically for our prospective clientele, our clientele, our sales representatives, and our technicians.  It is designed for customer satisfaction through the use of video conferencing, constant contact, and project updates.  One of the major decisions that any business that deals with sales, inventory, shipping, manufacturing, and many other niche markets have to make is a solution for their database.  Hombolt Technology specializes in ERP Database Development, Mobile Application Development, Website Design, User Interface (UI), and User Experience (UX).

 

WHY ERP Database Development?

Since the tech bubble, many of the giant corporations that currently hold a sizeable market share have their proprietary database solutions.  Salesforce codes in Apex, a proprietary Javaesk programming language.  They utilize Visualforce, which is a framework that includes an XML syntax that serves as the primary function to generate HTML.

SaaS is commonly misinterpreted.  Saas is 1 of 3 categories for cloud computing.  SaaS stands for “software as a service”.  Companies like Netflix use the SaaS model and they run the software on an Amazon Web Service (AWS).  The other 2 categories are IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service).  The JavaScript for front-end and back-end coding is the most prosperous language for programming today.

Eliminate Per User Monthly Fees

The major companies using these solutions charge anywhere from $30 to $150 per month, per user. As a business owner, the time comes when the monthly costs seem too high for the services you are relying on.  The time will come when owning your database, and just paying an extremely low cost for cloud server space will make sense for your operation.

As a business owner, you can use a combination of SaaS and IaaS cloud computing.  Many of the developers create applications using PaaS.  Every database solution requires 9 major functionalities.

  1. Applications – A computer program solely responsible to enter and retrieve information from a computerized database.
  2. Data – The information that gets relayed from place-to-place through the parameters outlined in the database.
  3. Runtime – When a program is running, starting the program, or a program being executable.
  4. Middleware – The software that is in between an operating system and the applications that are being run.
  5. O/S – The operating system that manages hardware, software resources, and provides the services for computer programs.
  6. Virtualization – A logical data layer that integrates the data across the system.  It manages and centralizes security.  It delivers the data to the users in real-time.
  7. Servers – Physical or virtual programs that manage access to a centralized resource or service in a network.
  8. Storage – The method of technology capture that retains digital information on electromagnetic, optical, or a silicon-based storage media.
  9. Networking – Linking a set of computers to allow them to operate interactively.

Software As A Service (SaaS) Examples

Google Apps, Salesforce, Dropbox, Zendesk, DocuSign, and HubSpot.  These major companies use the SaaS Model.  These companies that use the SaaS model require all 9 of the database functionalities to be managed by an entity other than the business.  Using a SaaS system is all completed over the internet.  The user would log in to the system, and dependent on the parameters, would be granted a certain access level.  These services are completed in a monthly service charge that would handle the duty of maintenance, compliance, and security services.  SaaS systems are developed to run smoothly and to fit the need for any scale business that you operate from small to enterprise.  The sales representatives that sell these solutions typically show this solution as a peace-of-mind solution.  The downside of this solution is the per-user cost can add up very quickly, and the payment never ends.

Platform As A Service (PaaS) Examples

Windows Azure is used mostly as PaaS, OpenShift, Apache Stratos, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Force.com.  These are major companies and developers that use a PaaS system.  In a PaaS system, you would manage the Applications and Data, the other 7 functionalities are managed by a separate entity that offers it as a service.  PaaS is primarily a system that is designed for developers who are building software and/or applications.  The platform’s foundation is built on virtualization technology.   It can be accessed by multiple users, it can fit any size of business scale, and it is extremely easy to run without extensive system administration.

Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) Examples

AWS EC2, Digital Ocean, Rackspace, and Google Compute Engine (GCE) are examples of entities that use an IaaS system.  In the IaaS environment, you would manage the applications, data, runtime, middleware, and the O/S.  Virtualization, servers, storage, and networking is managed by a separate service provider.  IaaS delivery is done over the internet.  The major advantage is not having to absorb the cost and labor intensity of maintaining an on-premise IT infrastructure.  IaaS is highly flexible to the extent you can replace it whenever you need without losing money on your initial upfront investment.  It is scalable to accommodate any size business, and it is accessible by multiple users.  The model is based on a pay-as-you-go model which allows most companies to be able to budget in the cost.

The other major solution is utilizing an on-premise solution.  In that scenario, you would manage all 9 of the major functionalities.

What Does This Mean?

The thought of cloud-based hosting was unfathomable in the modern context.  The notion was originated by Robnett Licklider in the 1960s.  The impossible modern theory at that time is what created the cloud symbol that is used to depict the internet.  Google CEO Eric Schmidt introduced the term that made it become a reality at a conference on August 9, 2006.

The popularity of cloud-based solutions has taken form in the modern world.  It has shrunk the planet by giving the instantaneous possibility to pass data from one side of the earth, to the other.

An understandable example that explains how to differentiate between the 4 types of systems is, How do we plan for dinner?”  A SaaS system would be dining out.  A PaaS system would be Uber Eats delivery service which you would provide the table for yourself to eat on, and maybe the refreshments and the silverware.  An IaaS system would be a microwavable meal or a DiGiorno pizza from the grocery store.  You might add some ingredients to better the taste.  The Traditional, on-premise solution, requires you to forage for supplies.  You alter Aunt Delores’s family recipe because her version overuses cilantro, you bake the prepared food, and you serve it to the family.

Open Source vs. Proprietary Software

The largest myth in the technology database development field is that proprietary software is more secure than open-source software.  The term open-source means that the source code used by programmers to create and modify the software is free to use and alter. Due to the sheer cost of proprietary solutions, open-source will be the future of technology and will advance the frontier of technological innovation.

Sales representatives at these proprietary database solution companies rant and rave about proprietary software is more secure and less vulnerable/prone to attacks.  That is false!  Most of the sales representatives do not even know the difference if asked between Java and HTML.

Proprietary Software Attacks

  • In October 2013, 153 million users of Adobe were impacted when the hack exposed customer names, IDs, passwords, and debit/credit card information.
  • In May 2019, 137 million users of Canva were exposed to a hacker being able to gain OAuth login tokens for users who signed in via Google.  The hacker was able to view partial credit card and payment data.
  • On July 29, 2017, 147.9 million consumers were affected when Equifax had one of the largest data breaches in history.  The breach compromised social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, drivers’ license numbers.

That is just some of the major cyber-attacks on proprietary systems.

Proprietary System Issues

Proprietary content management systems (CMS) comes with a lot of other issues.  Since the proprietary CMS is developed for a specific industry and audience, it becomes difficult to customize to fit the exact needs of all people and industries.  Since the user is not building the system, the options are very limited. 

The major issue that arises is that from the meetings with your sales representative since you are renting the proprietary CMS, you do not own the code that it is built with.  That creates a scenario where you have no choice but for the life of your business (unless you start over from scratch) to blindly trust your vendor with all of your company’s privacy, secrets, and strategy.

Benefits Of Open-Source Software

The technology field is highly specialized.  No one option fits all.  The smaller businesses can be built for scale, but not exhaust unnecessary resources that do not apply to their business.  The developers for large to enterprise size business can use current advanced coding languages like Nuxt.JS and Node.JS.  The database can integrate with ease user-friendly Android & iOS applications that are compatible with tablets and will auto-size to any platform that runs the application.

The major benefit is that you own your developed technology.  As you grow as a company, your database can grow with you.  The business has the control of the database, and if it needs to be advanced to keep up with the times, many database specialists will be able to access with your permissions your root login and will be able to update, fix, and even continue developing your system to become more and more advanced.

Why Choose Hombolt Technology?

Hombolt Technology can code in a plethora of advanced coding languages.  We can be your source for your company as a one-stop-shop.  Our sales representatives will meet 1-on-1 with our prospective clientele either in-person or through video conferencing in our ERP Database.  Our desire for knowledge and continued education on innovation is endless.  We specialize in ERP Database Development, Website Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Android & iOS Application Development. The world is constantly changing, and Hombolt Technology is a solution for technological innovation at a fraction of the standard industry costs.

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