The Wally Awards 2016 – Integrator of the Year

We love our customers. They are who we do this for.

Aegon AwardThis year we gave awards for sharing some of our Key Values.

The winner of “Integrator of the Year” demonstrates how open system design and well honed integrations can deliver incredible business value.  With over 20 million users and customers, we are honored to present this award to Aegon Transamerica.

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If you’d like to try our software and make money doing it, sign up for our hackathon here.

Kinetic Enthusiasts Group 2016

KEG16 was a major success – our sessions covered a ton of where the product has gone and where it is going to, along with a ton of customer stories and learning. KEG2016-Sticker

We don’t develop software to spec, we develop quality software. Specs can have flaws. -MatteR

The event started with John Sundberg making several big announcements including an end to terrible licensing! We like things to be simple and have high value pricing for our customers, so we’re extending that to our licensing model.  John also announced a new license for non-profit organizations that qualify to use our software for free, and our employees are now encouraged to donate up to 40 hours annually to the non-profit of their choice. We hope your other software partners take notice and keep pace with these innovative and disruptive decisions.

Next John announced our newest version of Kinect Request, a beautiful front end for complex back-ends. This version is platform agnostic, built from the ground up and leverages API-first design to ensure a flexible platform.

John ended by sharing multiple stories from the year, our customers, what solutions they are finding and other market analysis.

Great teams can get over any hurdle – bad teams create hurdles. -John Sundberg

KEG continued with Kelly Heikkila making another big announcement, we are starting a hackathon! With the winner taking home $3,000 and other prizes being $1,000 and $1,000, we are sure to attract an audience. These hackathons will focus on a predefined business solution and will leverage automation to drive provisioning trials of Kinetic Request and Task to facilitate these new hackathons. If you’re interested, subscribe here! Kelly then went on to divulge the virtues of our latest platform, with specific focus on the API-first design, how it’s architected to make upgrades relatively painless and other key decisions along with a glimpse of what to expect in the future. It left the audience stunned and looking for a download link (it’s coming).

As the first day wrapped up we heard lightning talks from our teams, developers, marketing, etc…  and we had two full-featured presentations from customers. One building over 200 integrations into the platform and the other creating a responsive app store for their employees to order software, infrastructure etc.  On the first night we hosted a geek-out meeting with happy hour and time for people to sit down and talk through their projects and problems.

KEG 2016 echoed our company values to:

  1. help make our customers look great
  2. make great software

For more information, questions, or discounts to attend next year simply email KEG@Kineticdata.com.

Hope to see you next year!

 

The Latest Version of Kinetic Request

We built an agnostic platform to deliver incredible applications. It’s flexible, modern and fun to use.WallyLabGuy

Our customers have shown such enthusiasm and demand that we have made a lot of really big decisions:

  1. We are holding a regular hackathon and rewarding participants and winners handsomely
  2. We have announced a non-profit license that allows them to leverage the platform at a fraction or no cost
  3. Our employees are now granted 40 hours of time dedicated to participating in non-profits annually
  4. We are fully automating the delivery of our software so anyone can get started quickly
  5. Authoring training content so new users can get in and get started right after they download

And there’s more coming still.

This is a big change and we’re excited you are a part of it – if you’d like to learn more or stay in touch, follow us on twitter or subscribe for updates on http://developer.kineticdata.com or subscribe to our blog.

To read our press release click here!

Kinetic Community Re-launched on Latest MindTouch Release

Kinetic Data’s information hub for customers, Kinetic Community, was re-launched in early November. Kinetic Community is the place to find and discuss product documentation, videos, presentations, training class materials, downloads, example service items, task handlers, bundles, bridges, and presentations from past Kinetic Enthusiasts Group (KEG) events.

MindTouch software and Kinetic CommunityOur redesigned customer hub is built on the latest release of MindTouch customer success software. The MindTouch platform makes it easy for customers to find the specific information they are looking for, get answers quickly, and interact with our product experts as well as other Kinetic Data software users.

What’s New on Community

For our customers, the new Kinetic Community has an undated interface that’s simpler and clearer, and uses responsive design to display optimally on any mobile device. Continue reading “Kinetic Community Re-launched on Latest MindTouch Release”

Learn, Network and Have a Blast – miniKEGs Coming to New York and Washington DC

Our fourth annual Kinetic Enthusiast Group (KEG) event in May was the biggest and best to date. IT professionals from government agencies, business enterprises, school systems and service providers from across North America and Europe came together to share stories of their success with Kinetic Data products and get a sneak peek at what’s coming.

To build on that success, we’re taking KEG on the road. We’ll host our first two miniKEG events on the east coast this week:

miniKEG events - August 2015miniKEG15 – New York

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant – Times Square

miniKEG15 – Washington DC

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Willard – Carr Workplaces

We’ll be taking IT to the streets, sharing our vision of service management success for our customers through enterprise request management (ERM) and business process automation. Continue reading “Learn, Network and Have a Blast – miniKEGs Coming to New York and Washington DC”

Seven Key Factors to Consider When Selecting New Enterprise IT – from eWeek

Buying new enterprise technology is an important decision, as good choices often stay in place for a long time (for example, IBM still has roughly 6,000 mainframe customers—including 355 of the Fortune 500). And bad choices can be extremely costly.

That’s why buying cycles often take close to a year, and involve half-a-dozen or more members on the selection team.

Key factors when selecting enterprise ITMany of the criteria are obvious: does the product meet functional requirements? Is it a good value? Does the vendor have a solid track record?

But there are equally important though less overt factors to take into consideration when selecting enterprise technology. A few months ago, a post here covered six questions to ask when choosing an IT vendor, from CIO magazine. Here are seven more decision criteria to use, according to eWeek—along with the answers you’d get from Kinetic Data. Continue reading “Seven Key Factors to Consider When Selecting New Enterprise IT – from eWeek”

What’s New on Kinetic Community – May 2015

Kinetic Community is the information and interaction hub for users of Kinetic Data software. It’s the place to find and discuss product documentation, videos, presentations, training class materials, downloads, example service items, task handlers, bundles, bridges and more—as well as presentations from the 2015 Kinetic Enthusiasts Group (KEG) event. As John Sundberg notes in the video below, Kinetic Community is a fantastic asset.

Kinetic Community rocks - create, share, and smileHere is what’s new on the site since our last blog update: Continue reading “What’s New on Kinetic Community – May 2015”