Devtorium Information Security Services: Introducing the Team

The scope of information security services is extensive today, and Devtorium is proud to announce that we are expanding our offering in this area. Today, we are introducing our Information Security Team and explaining all the services we can provide to help protect your business on every level.

Let’s start with a quick recap: Devtorium offers a wide range of cybersecurity services to any business, regardless of industry. In addition to this, Morebis, a part of the Devtorium Group of Companies, holds the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification in the ISMS field. Moreover, this year, we became partners of the PECB Company. We can now conduct audits and provide training courses for those wishing to receive this ISO certification.

How Devtorium Information Security Services Can Benefit Your Business

Because Devtorium is a versatile team of professionals, we can offer multiple types of services to our clients. In regards to information security, we can help protect your business by providing the following:

  • Comprehensive information security system audit
    We can conduct a comprehensive study and analysis of your entire security system. Our audit covers everything, from the physical security of the building to the digital security of your products.
  • Threats and weaknesses investigation
    Our specialists will identify risks and vulnerabilities while going through your entire security system. The report we provide after a thorough risk assessment will list all your weaknesses and potential threats so you can understand where the danger is. It will enable you to make better decisions when building or updating your security system.
  • Security system checklist
    Devtorium specialists can provide you with a detailed checklist you can use to build a tight security system. The checklist is built based on our professionals’ investigation and custom-tailored to your company’s needs.
  • Security system design and setup
    You can employ Devtorium information security services when building a security system from scratch or updating the one you have. In this case, our specialists will conduct an audit, provide a plan, and help guide you through every step of securing your business.
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification audit
    Devtorium is now a certified company that can conduct an audit you need to receive your ISO 27001:2013 certification. We are also authorized to provide the training necessary to achieve this certification level.

Information Security Services by Devtorium: The Team

Today, we want to introduce you to some Devtorium Information Security Team members. This team comprises specialists in different areas, each with outstanding talent in their field. They work together to cover different areas of digital and physical business security.

Our team is young but includes outstanding people with many years of experience in their respective fields.

Nataliia Kashuba: Chief Information Security Officer.

Nataliia Kashuba: Chief Security Officer/Deputy General Manager

The Head of Devtorium’s Information Security Department, Nataliia Kashuba, holds Cisco Networking Academy/CCNA Cybersecurity Operations, DPO and ISO 27001 SLA certifications. Nataliia is our foremost expert on information security services. Her job is to coordinate the team’s work at every level.

Moreover, Nataliia is also the founder of a charity fund that actively supports Ukraine’s defenders. They provide dehydrated homecooked meal packs to soldiers on the frontlines and work with volunteers to provide our forces with necessary equipment and meds.

From her position as Chief Security Officer, Nataliia takes on the leadership role when working with clients and developing a personalized strategy for each of them. She is also directly responsible for Devtorium’s security certification renewal and the growth of our services package in this niche.

Pavlo Kharchenko: responsible for all documentation regarding information security services.

Pavlo Kharchenko: Head of IT Department

The Head of Devtorium IT Department also actively participates in our Information Security Services Team. He holds the ISO 27001LA certification and has vast experience working with the documents necessary to achieve these certifications. Managing this area of security paperwork is his main focus in the team. The documentation that Pavlo audits covers everything from the company’s policies to instructions on keeping all their communication and offices secure.

Pavlo is also responsible for digital security within our own company and can offer these services to Devtorium clients. This part of his specialization covers:

  • Ensuring that all communication within the company and with outside agents is secure on every level
  • Monitoring and maintaining network security
  • Developing and managing the procedures to ensure the physical security of the company’s offices and equipment
  • Creating security protocols for working with third-party software and ensuring all such interactions are secure and the client’s data is protected
Anton Mikushyn: Head of QA Depatrtment and leader in information security services area of penetration testing.

Anton Mikushyn: Head of QA Department

QA professionals make up a vital part of the Devtorium Information Security Team. Even the Head of our QA Department, Anton Mikushyn, plays an active role. As a part of the team, his responsibilities are:

  • Projecting and implementation of secure architectures of applications to avoid security threats from the start
  • Performing penetration testing to find and remove threats in applications
  • Personnel education
  • Creation and realization of security policies
  • Organization of security monitoring for early identification and elimination of threats
  • Research of new threats and technologies
  • Reaction to security incidents, including analysis and recovery after incidents
  • Attack scenarios development
  • Evaluation of the acknowledgment level of employees in security areas and improvement strategy development

In regards to the relevance of information security today and his personal interest in the field, Anton had a lot to share:

This is a new and interesting area where I have a lot of space to grow, and it can be an additional technology that our company can handle as a developing area.

According to the latest situation in the world, information is essential, and its importance will keep growing in the future. I like to compare the real world with science fiction movies. For example, we were shown a world with electric self-driving cars (see I, Robot, Demolition Man, Blade Runner, etc.). Now, for the last ten years, vehicles with self-driving technologies have been mass-produced and are becoming the norm. Even the creation of a flying taxi is merely a question of time ( remember the 5th Element).

So it’s time to look back to Johnny Mnemonic, where loading information into an implant is safer than sending it via the web. Cybersecurity today is not about keeping someone’s data private but about keeping systems functional. Your systems must be able to communicate with other systems and recover after an attack. This area will broaden as the number of systems we use daily grows. Today, technology controls almost everything, starting from smart kettles and finishing with applications to run nuclear plants. So, security is paramount.

Nadiia Ovsiannikova: Information security services QA testing knowledge lead.

Nadiia Ovsiannikova: Senior QA Engineer

Another member of our Information Security Team from the QA side is a senior-level professional with 10+ years of experience, Nadiia Ovsiannikova. Nadiia started studying security as a personal interest because she enjoys learning everything connected to testing. Moreover, Nadiia understands that it’s imperative for everyone today to be aware of the dangers waiting for you online. Therefore, she wanted to know how to protect herself and quickly expanded this to teaching others in the company.

At the moment, Nadiia’s specialization in the team mainly concerns knowledge-sharing and penetration testing. Nadiia can use her experience in QA testing and understanding of contemporary security practices to implement various types of testing.

Dmytro Chernenko: DevSecOps and responsible for network information security services.

Dmytro Chernenko: Junior System Administrator/DevSecOps

Dmytro is one of the youngest members of the Devtorium Information Security Services Team, and he is one of the most motivated. He holds several certifications, including Cybersecurity Essential, CCNA Cybersecurity Operations, Get Connected, and NDG Linux. As a part of the team, he acts as a DevSecOps and is responsible for the following:

  • Threat monitoring, classification, and evaluation of threat level
  • Risk management
  • Comprehensive systems monitoring
  • Implementation of authentication and authorization systems
  • Implementation of automated information security tools

Dmytro is developing fast in his career, and his plans for the near future include obtaining the CISCO Cybersecurity certification. His main ambition for now is to grow to the Security Architect position.

Devtorium Information Security Services: Plans for the Future

Devtorium continues its work in developing a wider offering of information security services to any business interested in protecting itself. We are also now able to help those who are looking to achieve their own ISO 27001:2013 certification. If you want to learn how we can help you, contact us for a free consultation.

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Devtorium UI/UX Design Services: What We Can Do for You

Surprisingly, the majority of people have very little idea of what exactly is included in the UI/UX design services they purchase from specialized providers like Devtorium. Of course, in the end, you get the design of the app or other materials you’ve requested. However, this type of service is much more expansive and covers many processes, from market research to branding.

Today, we’d like to explain what’s included in a comprehensive design package using Devtorium UI/UX design services as an example. From the post below, you’ll learn what UI/UX and graphic designers can do for you and how you can use their services to help your business at any stage of development.

Devtorium UI/UX Design Services: How We Create Web Designs

Our designers start with research to create a stunning, visually appealing, user-friendly design. In fact, the stage during which the UI/UX designer creates the visuals usually takes less time than preparation. The quality of work you put in during the research and planning stages determines whether your product can deliver a superb customer experience.

No one can argue that design affects user retention. Therefore, it’s one of the crucial success factors in our world of information overload. In order to deliver outstanding UI/UX design services, the Devtorium team takes the following steps.

How Devtorium UI/UX design services work.

Digital and website discovery (General User needs research)

Our team starts the design process by conducting discovery sessions. At this time, we gather requirements and brainstorm ideas to understand the underlying purpose behind your digital goals. These sessions allow us to clearly outline the client’s needs and help align our strategies with your objectives.

During this stage, we perform:

  • Competitor research
  • Field research
  • User personas and user stories study

Digital and website strategy (Information Architecture)

We start designing solutions once we thoroughly understand the client’s goals and challenges. At this stage of Devtorium’s UI/UX design services, our team will create wireframes and customer journey maps. This way, we can define the high-level structure of screen layouts, flow, behavior, and organization. These outputs visually represent our proposed solutions and help us envision how the identified problems can be addressed effectively.

Our primary goal is to lay out content and functionality on each page strategically. We aim to maximize usability and user experience. To achieve this, we first build informational architecture:

  • Organise, structure, and label content, functions, and features
  • Choose between different design patterns for content layout
  • Use design patterns for content
  • Map out website and content 
  • Plan site navigation

After the architecture is complete, we create wireframes that the client can effectively use when attracting investors.

How Devtorium UI/UX designers work.

Digital and website design development (User interface prototyping)

With the website architecture complete, we can provide the rest of the innovative UI/UX design services and branding package. Depending on the client’s requirements, we can build a visual brand style from scratch or use their existing one. During this stage, we use tools like style tiles, mood boards, and prototyping to facilitate the process.

Devtorium’s design services also include graphic design, which covers the creation of:

  • Brand and identity
  • Logo
  • Marketing collateral

When working within the premise of our UI/UX design services, we can also leverage video and photos to enhance the website’s reach and engagement.

Why invest in UI/UX design services from Devtorium.

Why It Pays to Invest in Creative UI/UX Design Services

We live in an era where everything is lightning fast, and you only have one chance to make an impression. Your product can be extraordinary and offer hundreds of solid benefits. However, if you can’t capture the client’s attention enough to slow down and learn about it, you’ll lose them.

According to research published in the Behaviour and Information Technology Journal, you have only 0.05 seconds to make a favorable first impression. 50 milliseconds is all it takes to form an impression in the brain of a modern information-overloaded person. If that impression isn’t enough to capture their interest to pursue further study of your product, your chances of conversion are slim.

That’s how important great design is, and if you want people to keep using your products, you must provide a stellar user experience. It really is that simple today. Therefore, above all else, you must never skimp on making your product as user-friendly, intuitive, and attractive as possible. If you want to make your product that way, contact us for a free consultation!

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Devtorium R&D Department: Meet the People

As you already know, Devtorium has a Research and Development Department that helps our team understand and master cutting-edge technologies. Currently, they are focusing on AI and Machine Learning and have workshops that anyone willing to learn can join.

Today, we’d like to tell you more about the Head of R&D, Oleksii Makarov, and the amazing team the Department has already assembled.

Oleksii Makarov: Head of Research and Development Department in Devtorium.

Oleksii Makarov: Solution Architect/Head of Research and Development

Oleksii is Devtorium’s leading expert in AI and ML technology, who loves to share his knowledge as much as he enjoys learning new technologies. He has 24 years of experience in development, and over this time, Oleksii has worked with multiple projects and technologies, including:

  • Developing desktop applications for Windows (C++)
  • Web development (.NET)
  • Front-end development (HTML, JavaScript, React, NodeJS)
  • Deep Learning and AI (Python)

For the last seven years, Oleksii has been dealing with Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies. He has experience developing several AI-related projects where he was actively working on the following:

  • Computer Vision: object detection, video processing, data filtering, behavior tracking.
  • LLM + prompt engineering + GPT Engine

Oleksii says that Deep Learning is one of his main interests in technology right now. It enables us to teach computers to perceive the world similarly to humans. This is one of the things involved in the work of the Devtortium R&D Department, and studying this technology offers excellent opportunities for personal growth. In addition, this looks great on your CV😉

Research & Development Team: Not Only for Developers

We’d also like to introduce some of the R&D Team members who have been studying new technologies with Oleksii for the last few months. We were surprised to learn that not all members of the Department are developers. Some Devtorium team members are very active and forward-thinking. Therefore, they want to discover everything they can about cutting-edge tech to stay sharp and expand their professional skills and opportunities.

Olha Romanets: Senior front-end engineer

Olha Romanets: Senior Front-End Engineer

Olha is one of the most active members of the R&D Department. Her drive is contagious, and her interest in the topic has no bounds. Olha has a successful career in front-end development, so we wondered what pushed her to take on this new challenge.

She said joining the R&D Team was essentially an ‘impulse purchase’. For some time, the topic of AI was popping up all around her, so when the opportunity to study it deeper presented itself, Olha took it immediately.

She is a highly dedicated person who enjoys studying things to their full potential. This is exactly how she approaches R&D workshops and never fails to impress her teammates.

Oleksandr Shapran: Business Analyst

Oleksandr Shapran: Strong Junior Business Analyst

As mentioned before, not all members of the Research and Development study group are developers. One of our business analysts, Oleksandr, is a good example of a person who doesn’t allow any perceived limitations to prevent them from reaching their full potential.

We asked him why he decided to join and spent some of his time studying something far removed from his primary specialty. His answers were truly inspiring.

First of all, Oleksandr highlights the importance of knowledge about AI for any professional working within the IT industry. This is the most cutting-edge technology that is already revolutionizing the world. Therefore, everyone must understand at least the basics of how it works and what it’s capable of.

Moreover, as Oleksandr wisely notes, the level of professionalism one has is determined by the depth and versatility of their knowledge. Simply put, any professional can bring more value if they are knowledgeable in many relevant areas. This way, they can be most helpful to the team, and that’s precisely how he wants to be.

That said, studying AI on your own is extremely difficult, especially for someone without a technical background. Joining the Devtorium Research and Development Department allowed him to learn from a great mentor and get support from his colleagues. They face challenges and grow together, each contributing something valuable to the work of this Department.

Also, Oleksandr notes that the knowledge and skills gained while working with the R&D Team help predict future trends. By learning these complex topics as an analyst, he can better understand changes in technology trends. Therefore, he can see what to pay attention to and how to benefit his current and future projects.

Ivan Danyliuk: Senior front-end endgineer

Ivan Danyliuk: Senior Front-End Engineer

Ivan is one of Devtorium’s leading front-end developers. He has shown tremendous talent and interest in working with AI through our Research and Development Department workshops.

According to Ivan himself, joining the R&D Team aligns with his passion to stay up-to-date with any changes in the industry. Due to his participation in this Department, Ivan broadened his horizons significantly. His direct quote:

Being a part of the R&D team has shown me new perspectives, encouraging me to approach everyday matters from a fresh and innovative standpoint.

Excited to be on this journey and eager to explore the limitless possibilities that our AI endeavors bring, I am confident that our collective efforts will shape the potential of our company.

Serhii Bevz: Senior full-stack engineer

Serhii Bevz: Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Serhii Bevz joined the Devtorium team not long ago but has proven to be an exceptionally talented full-stack engineer. However, despite being busy with his project, he makes time to actively participate in the work of the Research and Development Department. When we asked why he chose to join this team, he said that, first of all, it’s a highly promising direction for professional development. His second reason is that it’s a fascinating field for developers. Studying and working with AI enables you to move up to a completely different level of skill and knowledge.

In addition, Serhii mentions how he loved math in school and how working with AI requires a deep knowledge of mathematics. Moreover, studying a new programming language is much easier when you have real-life tasks for practice. Therefore, he enjoys mastering Python with the R&D Team and is progressing quickly in this area.

Serhii notes that expanding your personal tech stack is an outstanding professional opportunity. Also, he very much enjoys the way Oleksii teaches these complex subjects. The subject matter is very complicated, so it’s crucial to have someone who can explain it in a way that’s easy to understand. As a full-stack developer, Serhii knows he must know AI and how it works. This knowledge is vital for any ambitious developer today.

The only thing that Serhii does complain about is that he wishes to have more time for this exciting project. However, he hopes that working with the Research and Development Department on these topics will allow him to be near the start of changes in tech trends. Similar to how it was with NodeJS, AI has launched a revolution now, and those who are proficient with technology have a much better chance of professional success. Serhii also notes how important it is for a development company to have a team of professionals with these trending skills, as Devtorium has.

Oleksandr Kostylenko: strong-middle .NET engineer

Oleksandr Kostylenko: Strong Middle .NET Engineer

Oleksandr is a very experienced and talented developer in his professional life and a highly artistic person outside of work. When we talked to him about his reasons for joining the Research and Development Team, he showed that both parts of his character played into it. 

We can already feel the presence of AI everywhere, and personally, I use ChatGPT and DALL-E in my daily life. The future of the IT industry is inseparable from AI technology, and I’m sure studying it will help me in my work. Moreover, this outstandingly fascinating technology allows you to realize your artistic potential in development, which is crucial for me.

Oleksandr states that he enjoys being a part of the R&D Team and how Oleksii teaches such a complex subject. He especially commends the fact that Oleksii, as a teacher, encourages the team to write their own code and experiment. It’s a very productive and efficient method of teaching such complicated topics.

According to Oleksandr, knowledge is the main benefit he gets from joining Research and Development. Despite being a team member for only a few months, he already understands the core principles of Deep Learning and looks for ways to apply this in practice. He is looking forward to learning more about AI and reaching new heights with the help of this technology.

Devtorium Research and Development Department: Progress Report 2023

Despite being so new, the Devtorium R&D Department has grown fast and attracted many talented people who wish to expand their knowledge of innovative technologies. According to Oleksii, who heads the Department, the main achievements so far were:

  • Building a core team of people who are interested, driven, and have an aptitude for this type of work.
  • Covering the basics of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Python, and Algebra needed for understanding and further work with AI technology.
  • Bringing the team to approximately the same level of knowledge.
  • Starting to work on simple model training tasks.

Currently, the Research and Development Team will continue to expand their knowledge and learn more about AI programming. We hope the team will soon have new exciting projects to work on.

Devtorium Offshore Software Development Company: Progress Report 2023

As an offshore software development company, Devtorium did not escape the turmoil shaking up the global economy today. However, no matter how trying the times might be, we firmly believe that investing in people is the best way for any business. That’s the core of our values, and we are proud to say that putting our trust in our employees has never failed this company. We can see evidence of it when looking at the 2023 company performance report results.

This year was wrought with conflict, and many businesses struggle with the volatility of markets and economic downturns. Devtorium also faced many challenges during this year. However, we are happy to say that the year’s results are positive despite it all.

What We Achieved as an Offshore Software Development Company in 2023

  • Devtorium started five new projects in 2023, engaging 40 developers and other technical professionals. The projects come from a range of industries, including Health and Education.
  • Over the year, our company welcomed 14 new specialists. Our teams grow, and we actively search for new talent when the projects demand it. You can always find a list of our open vacancies here. If there isn’t a suitable position at this time, leave your CV using the form on the page. Our Recruiting Department will reach out to you when we have an opening.
  • To ensure that Devtorium developers master cutting-edge technologies and can offer top-quality services to our clients, our company launched a Research and Development Department. This department is currently focused on NLP, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks Training. Developers working within the R&D Department also study Python and contribute to our AI software development services greatly.
  • According to our project statistics, React, NodeJS, .NET, and Angular are the most popular technologies today. However, the interest in no-code development services is also growing. This year, we had some clients interested in developing solutions using Bubble.io.
  • Devtorium launched two in-house solutions in 2023. One is an ERP system that mainly serves our Accounting, HR, and PMO Departments. However, all our employees use it to track working hours on various projects and manage leave requests. The solution is created using the Bubble no-code platform, and it’s constantly evolving. The second in-house project we launched is a CMS system based on Frappe.io. Our Sales Department is using the many capabilities of this platform to manage and grow our leads database.
  • Devtorium completely redesigned our website, devtorium.com, to ensure its design matches our updated brand style and expanded list of services.

Devtorium: Plans for the Future

Our main priority as an offshore software development company is to focus on trending technologies and ensure we can deliver the services our clients need. At this time, this means shifting the focus to the rapidly evolving AI industry. We are proud to see that our developer teams have mastered this technology and learned how to use it to its full potential in the service of our clients.

Next year, we will continue our work to expand the company and introduce new technologies to our tech stack. Moreover, we will continue searching for projects in a variety of industries. However, our primary focus is maintaining the integrity and quality of service that our clients value.

Progress of Devtorium offshore software development company in 2023.

How Outsourcing Software Development Company Devtorium Stands with Ukraine

Devtorium is an outsourcing software development company with offices in several countries and remote employees spanning the globe. However, the core of our developers resides in Ukraine, a country torn apart by russia’s invasion. We are invested in supporting the country that’s fighting for its freedom and its heroic defenders.

Devtorium has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning by donating some of our earnings to specialized funds. However, we are proud to say that we didn’t stop at that. Devtorium’s strength is its people, who are passionate, driven, and courageous in the face of even the darkest trial of war.

Since day one, the vast majority of Devtorium employees became active volunteers, the unsung heroes of the war as referred by Times. Even the members of the Devtorium team who do not directly participate in volunteering activities make regular donations and other contributions to the support of Ukrainian defenders. Over this time, they provided multiple types of equipment and materials to strengthen the soldiers. Some examples of this support include:

  • Equipping multiple defenders with essential gear, such as headgear, body armor, first aid kits, etc.
  • Supporting medical teams with specialized kits, tourniquets, equipment, etc.
  • Purchasing autos for army squads.
  • Providing power stations and generations to units fighting on the frontlines.

However, some members of the Devtorium team took their volunteering activities to a new level. We are immensely proud that these people work within our company and would like to draw attention to their noble cause.

How Devtorium outsourcing software development company staqnds with Ukraine through a Cherkasy-based charity fund.

Devtorium Outsourcing Software Development Company Cherkasy: Creating a Charity Fund to Help Support Ukrainian Defenders

A team from the Cherkasy Office of the Devtorium outsourcing software development company set up a charity fund to become more efficient in their support of the army.

Since the beginning of this cruel invasion, a team from the Cherkasy Office started preparing dry rations for the defenders. They do this completely voluntarily, using their own kitchens for the bulk of this hard work. They haven’t stopped even once, providing the heroes who risk their lives with essential and delicious nutrition.

According to Nataliia Kashuba, the Regional Manager of the Cherkasy Office and Devtorium’s Head of Cybersecurity Department, their goal is to support soldiers in the trenches by providing a taste of a home-cooked meal. These gestures mean the world to people who face unimaginable cruelty every minute of every day. Most importantly, this little ‘taste of home’ can offer invaluable emotional support.

As of right now, the team’s dry rations are booked out in advance. As all these dehydrated meals are prepared by regular people at their homes, their capabilities are limited. Therefore, if any of you reading this would like to support the cause, you can contact the charity fund Mamyni Obiymy ta Tatove Pleche (Mother’s Hug and Father’s Shoulder) created by Nataliia Kashuba.

Multiple people join the cause, each providing the level of support they can. Some help with cooking, and some provide produce, including homegrown fruits and vegetables. No help is ever too small! The team greatly appreciates every bit of support.

We stand with Ukraine: Devtorium outsourcing software development company.

Team Involvement: Going Way Beyond Outsourcing Software Development

As for our Cherkasy team, their whole families are involved in meal preparation. For example, Nataliia’s son got inspired to become a chef, and he is the one making marinades for meat-based components of their rations. This Thanksgiving, the team prepared dehydrated turkey that would be sent directly to the squads that are currently stationed at the frontline.

Another example is our Head of IT Department, Pavlo. On the professional level, he is expanding his skills and holds specialized security certifications. Moreover, he is currently developing as a DevOps professional and is actively engaged in projects.

However, even with such a busy schedule, he contributes to the dry rations preparation regularly. Pasha is an expert on homemade crackers. We have it on good authority that his crackers are greatly loved and appreciated by the heroes who are stationed in the most dangerous zones.

Charity fund to support Ukrainian defenders.

Why Set Up a Charity Fund?

Nataliia is a person with a heavy workload demanded by her position within the company. The added load of preparing rations and additional volunteering activities is definitely not easy to bear. Therefore, we asked her why she decided to set up and manage a charity fund.

Her reply was simple:

“Nothing we do can compare to the sacrifices of our defenders. The fund enables us to cut through many legal issues and ensure that we deliver the help that’s needed faster.”

According to Nataliia, they faced multiple obstacles in their work, from scammers and outright thieves to corruption at the customs. As a legal expert herself, Nataliia chose to create a charity fund as the most expedient way to make the whole operation legal and overcome the hurdles of corruption.

Nataliia expresses her great worry and disappointment in the fact that many people she meets today claim to be fatigued by the war. She stresses, and we wholeheartedly support her, that the people who are truly tired are those who fight at the frontlines. And yet, they get up every day and risk their lives to defend their country. Therefore, doing our very best to support them is the least we can do.

At Devtorium, we agree with Nataliia’s position. Therefore, we encourage everyone to join the cause and help in whatever way they are able. Our company has been doing its best to provide every kind of support. As a result, in spite of all the hardship, 2022 was a good year for Devtorium’s growth. We will continue doing our best and are 100% confident that our developers will continue to perform above and beyond the clients’ expectations.

Stand with Ukraine by providing homemade dry rations and other help via a specialized charity fund.

Do AI Code Generation Tools Help Developers?

AI code generation tools became a huge hit fast, just like ChatGPT. Naturally, we wondered whether professional developers are worried about becoming redundant. Will human programmers be replaced by AI sometime soon?

We decided to discuss this matter by talking to some of the most experienced Devtorium developers. It turns out that they aren’t worried at all. In fact, they are actively exploring and using AI code generators in their everyday work.

AI software development is one of Devtorium’s core services. Therefore, our specialists spend a lot of their time researching artificial intelligence tech and what it can do. We asked some of our senior software engineers which tools they are using and what they think about their capabilities. Read their replies below.

Are AI Code Generation Tools Useful for Developers Today?

Head of Development Department: AI code generation is too limited to help developers now.

Andrii Bohatyr: Head of Development Department

Over the last six months, I used:  

I would admit these tools are raw right now. In general, they don’t offer a lot of value. However, they are capable of helping with some rudimentary tasks.

The issue is that prompts require tweaks and improvements, even when you have a clear understanding of how to engineer prompts. Therefore, 9 out of 10 tasks could be easily completed faster in the old-fashioned way.

The same results could be achieved by using Google. I mean if the task requires diving deeper into a domain you need to research more.

AI code generation tools have good potential. However, as of now, they have too many issues and are still limited. The biggest problem is that even IDE pluggable tools lack the context of the whole project. Therefore, they are largely unusable. They don’t have an understanding of a particular project’s code style, conventions, issues, etc.

I would say, AI-based solutions indeed may help to automate some routine tasks. However, in coding experience is crucial. At least, if you’re not an LLM expert or a prompt engineering guru.

Senior .NET Developer: AI code generation tools make many mistakes but give good ideas.

Alina Nor: Senior .NET Developer

 decided to try GitHub copilot immediately when I heard about it. It gave me a ‘wow’ effect – like magic when you’re writing a sentence about what should be here and it writes some meaningful code or when it completes the writing function for you – this impressed me. 

I like to witness this magic. It’s a special kind of pleasure seeing how someone adds code for you. The problem is that you can’t rely on keeping that code as is. You need to review that and make sure it’s correct. For me, mostly it wasn’t. I had to rewrite it or improve it all the time.

However, it might give you a couple of ideas when you’re stuck. Also, I should admit that the code written by this tool is clean and follows the best practices. 

Unfortunately, AI code generation tools don’t improve my workflow. I’ve been using Copilot for two months. Most of that time I didn’t accept its suggestions because I didn’t want to spend time reviewing or rewriting the code generated by it.

However, I’m using ChatGPT 4 for ideas or when I need to do some routing work. It’s a really powerful solution and it can save developer’s time. Especially if you need a general functionality, for example, some math functions or time calculations, etc. When there are no custom rules, its code works well. I think this is a powerful assistant for developers, even though you cannot rely on it completely.

Senior Front-End Engineer: AI code generators can be really useful when used right.

Maksym Kharkovenko: Senior Front-End Engineer

I have been using GitРub Copilot for about 3 months. If you’re looking to optimize your code, I would recommend giving Copilot a try. It can help you generate new code and patterns quickly and efficiently. In addition, I use GitHub Copilot Chat, which is also a good helper for improving your code.  

Github Copilot is a really powerful tool that can enhance the coding workflow. However, sometimes it requires some examples before it can generate anything that can be integrated into your project. This AI code generation tool provides syntactically correct code but it still has trouble referencing types across different files and packages.

Using Copilot really improved my coding efficiency by providing relevant and accurate code suggestions. I like its intuitive handling of function creation, code completion, and creation of unit tests. It makes the coding process more efficient and enjoyable.

Head of R&D Department: AI code generation can be good but only when your prompts are great.

Oleksii Makarov: Solution Architect/Head of R&D Department

I have been using Copilot for several months. From my experience, AI code generation assistants are not a panacea or a way to completely escape coding. Therefore, you can’t rely on them to do all the work for you. Naturally, you need to match the generated code to your expectations. Sometimes, Сopilot can’t generate something I want. However, in most cases, it defines the context correctly and offers good suggestions. 

Most of the time, I write in NodeJS and Python. Copilot helps to save time when writing my code. I’ve been doing more RnD lately, and in this mode, sometimes I must make some major changes in the project generated by AI.

Copilot defines the context of the code and the next block I want to implement quite well. For example, Copilot knows that this particular file implements a layer of database accesses. Therefore, based on the name of the method I introduced, it proposes changes with data that match the method name and my expectations. Even at the moment of the suggested completion, I see whether the Copilot understands what I need, and then I can accept or reject this completion.

Will AI Code Generation Tools Replace Developers Anytime Soon?

As you can clearly see, developers aren’t worried about AI taking their jobs. On the contrary, the leaders of them spearhead the innovation and use AI code generators to improve their workflow. Moreover, they use this opportunity to expand the limits of what AI can do.

As a provider of AI-based solution development services, Devtorium strives to contribute to the development of artificial intelligence technology. We understand that AI is the future and we are happy to use all it can offer and then expound on it for our clients.

If you want to know how AI-powered development can help your project, set up a free consultation with our team!

What Are Devtorium AI Software Development Services?

Innovation is our everything, and AI software development services offered by Devtorium reflect that. We aim to ensure that our clients have access to cutting-edge technology. Together with you, we can create tech solutions that will give your business a competitive advantage even in this age of hi-tech races. Our software engineers, who specialize in artificial intelligence solution development, can use a variety of AI tools to ensure your business stays ahead.

In this post we’ll explain exactly what kind of AI solution development services Devtorium offers. Moreover, we’ll give you concrete examples of how these technologies can be implemented to give any business a boost.

Devtorium AI Software Development Services: Technologies We Use

Artificial Intelligence technologies used today can be roughly divided into three groups:

  • AI/Deep Learning/Machine Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Generative Networks

It’s vital to understand that when creating AI software solutions, developers usually have to use all these technologies. The solution architect working on your project will analyze the requirements and suggest a combination of technologies to fit your needs best. AI software is highly complex and usually takes both software developers and data scientists to create.

Data Science services are an integral part of any AI software development. Artificial intelligence literally runs on data. Therefore, working with different types of databases and optimizing these processes, for example, through vector embeddings, is crucial for producing solutions that can learn and improve as they evolve. Devtorium AI software development services create self-educating systems that will grow with your business and adapt to its changing needs.

How AI software development services can be implemented in real life.

AI Software Development Technologies: Areas of Implementation

Computer vision

  • Object Detection
  • Segmentation
  • OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
  • Human Pose Detection
  • Face Detection

Computer vision is one of the AI software development services we encounter daily. It’s combined with other types of AI tech to produce solutions that surround us everywhere, for example:

  • Auto-pilots for vehicles
  • Security systems (FaceID, fingertip scanners, building security footage analysis, etc.)
  • AR applications used for eCommerce and gaming
  • Scanning and transcribing text via a photo (try this feature in GoogleTranslate)
  • Advanced search through images, videos, and large documents

Large Language Models (LLM)

  • Text generation
  • Searching
  • Analytics
  • Summarising

The most well-known example of an LLM is ChatGPT. Pretty much everyone who is even a little tech-savvy today used this platform at least once. Its most popular features are text generative and writing code. However, it can do much more than that. For example, an LLM can create text summaries, descriptions of images, and different versions of the same content. It can ‘give advice’. However, the system is pretty straightforward in the sense that its advice is content generated based on your inquiry.

Note that these AI solutions can process literary texts, code, and any other kind of textual data. A part of Devtorium AI software development services is creating and ‘training’ LLMs to automatically deliver the type of service you need.

Role of data science in AI software development services.

Big Data

  • Statistic/Data Analytics
  • Data Transformation

Our world is data, and AI-powered data science solutions can make it work for you in every way possible. Devtorium’s team of data scientists is experienced in creating solutions that can extract and process data from various sources. Some of their projects included:

  • Deriving relevant information from digital reports and massive databases. Then, processing this data and visualizing multiple reports for eCommerce businesses to help the client make educated decisions.
  • Processing data from multiple sources and creating a predictive analytics model to forecast trends and market changes.
  • Transform data from one format to another for future processing and analysis. For example, one of our projects included collating handwritten notes from medical specialists, adding medical records data, prescriptions, and medical test results. The data was transformed, processed, and analyzed to provide necessary insights for an AI-powered healthcare solution.
  • Another project Devtorium completed entailed collecting data from fitness trackers, medical records, prescriptions, notes, and trainer comments as a part of an interactive athletes’ training tracking app.

Robotics & Automation Engineering

Implementation of robotics technologies at manufacturing lines is nothing new today. However, recent advancements in artificial intelligence solutions take this type of service to the next level. As a part of Devtorium AI software development services, our engineers can do much more than simply program the machines to do specific actions automatically.

We are now able to ‘teach’ robots the basics of behavior and program them to learn. As a result, you get automation that improves with every iteration. So, instead of a mindless drone, you get a helper that can increase overall business productivity and significantly reduce the risk of errors.

Bottom Line: Should You Invest in AI Software Development Services?

Answering the question of whether your business needs an AI-powered solution is easy. Just decide for yourself if you want your business to stay competitive on the market. Today implementing AI in various business processes is not about getting head through groundbreaking innovation. Already this technology is becoming so popular and widespread that not using it is sure to put you hopelessly behind.

If you want to not only retain a competitive edge but actually move forward, taking over a bigger portion of the market, contact us today. Devtorium’s team of AI software engineers will work with you to develop a strategy that can help your company succeed.

What Is the Best Messenger App for Business?

Choosing a messenger app for business isn’t as easy as it might seem at first glance. Of course, you begin the search thinking that whatever you use for personal messaging in your daily life must be good enough, right?

But businesses aren’t personal daily life. Therefore, you need to consider a dozen extra factors, like integrations, performance, compatibility, affordability, subscription plans, and security. When Devtorium was working on choosing the best business messenger platform for our company, we conducted a detailed study to compare all the most popular options on the market. A team of our employees from different departments tested half a dozen apps for over a month. They assessed the platforms based on the following criteria:

  • Usability
  • Functionality
  • Price
  • Performance
  • Compatibility
  • Security

Admittedly, some options we’ve studied are fun but not business-appropriate (Discord). Meanwhile, some don’t even rate a mention as their ‘ready to switch’ rate was so low (2.17% for Mattermost Pro). Yet none of this means that these messenger platforms are bad. It’s just that they don’t fit our specific business model.

Today we will share a detailed analysis of the top three messenger apps for business based on Devtorium’s in-house study. 

Best Messenger App for Business: Comparison by the Devtorium Team

Slack is the best overall messnger app for business.

Slack: Best Overall Messenger App for Business

Slack is probably the most popular, and definitely the most well-known, messaging app for business, and with good reason. This app passed our functionality testing with flying colors. Moreover, its performance, compatibility, and usability testing proved the platform to be top-notch.

A few of our testers encountered some minor issues, but those were rare. Also, only a couple of people didn’t find this app intuitive and easy to use. However, ultimately, none of the employees using this app deemed it a failure or a wrong choice for any business.

During our investigation, the Devtorium team noticed some minor issues with:

  • Authentication process
  • Notification status (when the message is delivered/read/etc.)
  • Notifications when a user joins or leaves a group chat
  • Blocking contacts

Please bear in mind that those were only one-time minor inconveniences, not major issues that affected the app’s overall performance.

Overall, Slack proved to be an excellent messenger app for business on every level. Its performance is outstanding, and it can effectively integrate with Zoom and Google Drive. Therefore, conference calls and file sharing are never an issue. The best thing about it is that Slack is a rather flexible solution designed to meet the majority of business needs. In addition, it runs equally smoothly on all devices.

One of the biggest advantages of Slack as a messenger app for business is its flexibility for customization. For example, users can set up precise notification alerts, filter discussions by various parameters, edit messages, etc. Therefore, the user can set up the app in a way to maximize their personal productivity.

Slack Pros:

  • High level of customization and personalization
  • Effective integrations with popular third-party tools (e.g. Zoom, Google Drive, Asana, Dropbox, Outlook Calendar etc.)
  • Stores conversation history that every member that joins the group can access
  • Easy and smooth file sharing in real-time
  • Good performance and stability across devices

Slack Cons:

  • Occasional issues with the quality of calls
  • Minor issues with notifications and statuses (rare)
  • Quite expensive subscription plans (can be unfeasible for SMBs)

Google Chat: Best messenger app for business if you use Workspace by Google

Google Chat: Google Workspace Messenger App for Businesses

If your company uses Google Workspace, choosing Google Chat as your messenger app for business makes sense. It’s efficient overall, its performance is good, and Google-backed security is excellent. Moreover, being a Google Service, it easily integrates with all other Google services and tools. Therefore, it’s reasonably easy to set up a communication and file-sharing infrastructure within your organization.

That said, almost 40% of Devtorium employees who tested business messenger platforms would prefer NOT to switch to Google Chat. This choice comes from the limitations of the app’s functionality and occasional issues with everything that isn’t a Google service.

All in all, our testers conclude that Google Chat is an excellent tool for short messages exchanged within the Workspace. However, it’s insufficient for multi-faceted international teams that need to exchange files, calls, videos, and feedback, all in real-time.

Perhaps, the main issue is that Google developed so many excellent but single-purpose tools. Therefore, its group-messaging solution lacks all the features that other tools have built-in from the start. So, it works well as an element of a comprehensive Workspace environment but not well enough to be an efficient stand-alone messaging app for business.

Don’t get us wrong, Google Chat is fantastic for use along with other Google services. It allows you to combine emails and chat and even set tasks managing your team’s calendars during the conversation. However, it’s not a stand-alone messenger app for business. In fact, it doesn’t even have a separate desktop/mobile app, only a web version that runs via the Google Chrome browser.

Google Chat Pros:

  • Excellent integration with all Google Workspace services
  • Easy and intuitive to use
  • Connected to Gmail, which allows conversing via chat and email within groups

Google Chat Cons:

  • Only really useful as a part of Google Workspace
  • No Reply feature, which makes communication difficult, especially in groups
  • Only web app available

Rocket Chat: Best alternative to Slack as a messenger app for business

Rocket Chat Messenger App for Business

In essence, Rocket Chat, as it is today, is an approximation of Slack. It’s similar in UI and functionality, leaving the user with a similar feel. That said, it’s still not Slack-level technology.

For all that it passed all functional tests our team put the solution through, only about 2% of people were ready to switch to this app. First of all, it’s because, as a messenger app for business, it’s really not cost-efficient. At the minimum, you will need to pay $7 a month per user (no less than 25 users). The free version of the app has limited notifications and functionality, so it’s not very useful even for a small business.

There are some distinctions in the package offering depending on whether you install Rocket Chat on your company’s server or use Rocket’s resources. However, both options end up being quite expensive.

In addition, the app has fewer robust features and integrations compared to Slack. There are also some issues with updating the app. Therefore, it can eventually become a security risk. In addition, it’s not intuitive in some cases, especially with the newer features.

Rocket Chat Pros:

  • Similar to Slack in design and functionality
  • Has a versatile collection of features and integrations
  • Can be installed on the company’s servers directly

Rocket Chat Cons:

  • Expensive overall, considering its limited functionality when compared to Slack
  • Issues with updating the solution to a newer version
  • Not intuitive in some features
  • Quote a message feature isn’t particularly easy to use

Bottom Line: What is the Best Messenger App for Business?

After evaluating some of the leading messenger apps for business, the Devtorium team came to the conclusion that the best option overall is Slack. Of all the platforms on the market, it has the most robust functionality and can easily integrate with all other solutions your business uses today.

However, we’d like to note that every top platform on the market has many strong points. Therefore, every business should explore the pros and cons of each option after considering its unique needs.

Moreover, with how fast AI technology is advancing right now, we are sure that we’ll soon see a messenger app for business that uses AI-powered tools in some fashion. We’re looking forward to this. Are you?

Best messanger app for business: top 3 options

Devtorium Software Product Development Company: 2022 Progress Report

The war in Ukraine, the worldwide COVID-induced supply chain collapse and the global economic crisis are the things that defined the year 2022. Of course, no software product development company remained unaffected by these major factors. As a result, the already competitive industry has become a cutthroat battle for new projects. Devtorium is proud to report that despite all challenges, we are closing the year with new projects, promising negotiations with prospective clients, and mastering innovative technologies.

Devtorium Software Product Development Company: Yearly Report

At Devtorium, we’ve always believed that the true strength of a business is the people. This year provided us with solid proof of that. Our teams turned the trials they faced into opportunities to show their strength of spirit and admirable work ethics. Delivery schedules became the topmost priority for every developer as they refused to get behind on their work regardless of the circumstances.

The results of this dedication and professionalism speak for themselves:

  • Many of our developers work from Ukraine and struggle with disruptions caused by the war. However, wartime challenges didn’t make us lose a single client. We remain firmly within project deadlines regardless of any power outages and missile strikes.
  • We’ve started two new projects in 2022. One is a comprehensive insuretech solution that consists of several products. It’s powered by .NET, React, and PostgreSQL technologies and is completely cloud-based (AWS). Another is a React-powered travel app focused on accessibility.
  • We’ve completed negotiations and will launch two new projects in January 2023. One is a large-scale ad-tech solution powered by .NET and Angular. The other is a verification software product based on Node.js and React.
  • We’ve launched two proprietary products developed by Devtorium teams. Our AI-powered content generation platform Marquètte is currently receiving a big upgrade with the release of the Templates feature. Now it’s even easier for copywriters to use it for creating top-quality original content. Devtorium also used the Bubble no-code platform to develop our own ERP solution. Our HR and recruiting specialists are currently testing it, and developers are improving the solution based on their feedback.

Happy New Year! Devtorium software product development company plans for 2023

Devtorium Software Development Plans & Goals for 2023

Devtorium is always looking into the future as a software product development company. We are implementing innovative technologies in our workflows to achieve better results. Our primary focus for 2023 is AI development.

The company already has experience in creating our AI-powered platform, Marquètte. Working on this project has been both challenging and exciting. Most importantly, it gave us the experience of interacting with AI engines and a better understanding of what we can achieve with this tech.

We plan to further this work next year. At the moment, our company is in the process of negotiations for an auspicious AI project. It could result in the development of an AI-powered chatbot for foreign language learning. The team will be creating it from scratch using GODEL by Microsoft.

We are delighted to share that the company is currently negotiating with several prospective clients. Moreover, our potential projects will engage not only our outstanding developers, Business Analysts, and Project Management specialists. In addition, we have plenty of exciting work planned for our Data Science team.

Also, we keep searching for new opportunities constantly. Our sales and marketing teams are always active, looking for clients both online and offline. In January, our American management representatives will present Devtorium at a big conference in Las Vegas. ASW is one of the foremost hubs for IT service networking, so we look forward to this event’s results.

All in all, our work never stops!

Devtorium is proud of what we have accomplished this year, and we are looking at a brighter future with new opportunities.

We’d like to thank our incredible team. None of it would have been possible without you!

Hiring an IT Security Services Company: Understand Types of IT Security

Hiring an IT security services company is a big responsibility because these people will significantly impact your business. Therefore, you need to do a lot of research beforehand to know exactly what to look for.

Today we will discuss the types of IT security services a business needs. This post will help you understand what to consider from the contractor’s list of services and experience.

If you need a reminder of why investing in cyber security services company matters, remember that companies like Equifax and Yahoo lost over $425 and $117 million, respectively, due to data breaches. The number of cybercrimes and losses they cause is growing exponentially. So, today, cyber security should be the highest priority for any business.

Types of services offered by an IT security services company.

Things to Consider When Hiring an IT Security Services Company

Of course, you want maximum benefit for your money, right?

So, the cyber security services company you hire must offer all types of protections that a business needs. Check out the most critical types of IT security services today:

  • Network security.
    The company you hire must be able to ensure the usability, integrity, and reliability of your entire network. So they do not only protect it from hackers but also prevent problems the users might have accessing the network.
  • Internet security.
    Your IT security company must protect your browsers and web-based apps. Also, you should find out whether they offer training or find it elsewhere. Employee training is an integral part of the complex measures that ensure your online business security.
  • Endpoint security.
    Endpoint security is device protection. Note that this includes not only desktop computers and laptops used in the workplace but also smartphones and tablets. It primarily relies on device management solutions and malware protection.
  • Application security.
    Bear in mind that application security is literally coded in when the app is in development. That said, it’s possible to increase the security of an existing app after evaluating its code and covering vulnerabilities. But it’s always best to have the highest security level from the start.
  • Cloud security.
    Tools used to ensure cloud services security include, but aren’t limited to, Secure Interner Gateways (SIG), cloud-based unified threat management (UTM), and cloud access security broker (CASB).

How to hire an IT security services company: final tips.

How to Hire a Cyber Security Services Company: Other Factors That Matter

When hiring an IT security services company, you need to consider what they can do for you on a broader scale. For example, as a business, you often need to prove that your customers are well-protected. You can do it by displaying certificates from trusted security solutions integrated into your services. In addition, you can educate your clients about the data encryption methods you implement. The security company can provide you with all this.

But businesses dealing with more sensitive data or, for instance, participating in the tendering process need more advanced security verifications. In this case, you can have an IT security services company with an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Certificate audit your business. This will allow you to use the internationally-recognized certificate as proof that your company is above reproach. Note that such an audit is a mandatory requirement for some contracts, especially with the government.

Are You Ready to Hire an IT Security Services Company?

You are ready to hire a cyber security services company whenever you even think about starting a business. If you already have a company of your own and no one is providing you with top-notch security services, you are at risk.

Contact Devtorium Information Security Department and arrange an audit right away!

We are an ISO 21007:2013-certified company. Our experts will conduct a detailed audit of all your security systems and protocols and provide a list of suggestions on how to protect your business in the best possible way.

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