More than half of the United States workforce is now working outside of the office and 15% face daily connectivity issues. HomeNetCheck is a tool for users and remote support technicians to help better diagnose network issues which would otherwise be difficult to address remotely. Technology departments need a tool that can analyze a user’s machine and network before relaying that information to remote technicians. HomeNetCheck will collect system and network information for a remote user and then display that information in an easy to view format online with little action from the user. Information that is collected for each host during the support will be stored for future use to help diagnose similar problems that may occur.
Technologically Organized is an effort to help a small business develop an internet presence. Websites are the most effective business and marketing channel for small business around the US and are the second most successful at bringing in business behind Social Media. Without a website and general infrastructure to support them, small businesses are at a severe disadvantage to larger corporations and services. Simply Organized is a service committed to providing organization services at a reasonable cost to individuals, families, and businesses alike. They are looking to expand their brand by leveraging a website to promote themselves and provide customers with information about their business. Our team will assist them by creating a website, implementing a Customer Relationship Management Application (CRM), and securing and upgrading their home network to provide them with a platform for growth. We will also place a heavy focus on training business users to maintain the products we provide to ensure effectiveness of the solution for the future. This project will culminate into a valuable asset for Simply Organized and will positively impact revenue and help the service succeed in their market space.
Kollab is an innovative web application solution for young professionals struggling to gain credible experience in their area of interest, for the purpose of building out a reputable online portfolio. E-Portfolios are increasingly being viewed as a tool to not only improve the learning experience of students but also to enhance the employability, career development and professional identity of business graduates. Kollab provides features for users to showcase their online portfolio displaying certifications provided by universities for extra credibility to employers, as well as features for recruiting others with common interests to work on projects that provide relevant experience to their areas of future employment pursuits. Although there are similar solutions for project collaboration in today’s market, Kollab will focus on being the middle man for students on their journey into the job market.
Insiders pose a real threat to the security of data centers. The Chock-o-Lock is an auxiliary security system that uses facial recognition to authenticate users. The system will require the user to authenticate first at the door to the server room and then again to gain access to each individual server rack. The system will log all attempts to access the data center and server racks, along with other important security information. Security teams will be able to easily control who can enter the data center and regulate the number of people in the data center at one time, restrict the access of each user only to the specific server racks they need to work on, audit the logs recording all data center accesses, and gain a clear picture of data center usage.
My Neutral News is a web application that is a hub for media regarding popular social justice issues. Its focus is on easily sharable articles and those respective articles having their political leanings identified by a red-to-blue color gradient. To identify media by their political leaning, the more vibrant and redder the article is highlighted on My Neutral News, the more right leaning the source is. On the other end, the bluer an article, the more left leaning an article is. This will make an easy user experience when it comes to trying to find unbiased media, as well as work to disrupt echo chambers present in social media currently. My Neutral News is created using C# on Visual Studio, hosted in an Azure Dev Ops app service, and visitable via myneutralnews.org. The App Service in Azure is based off ASP .Net Core framework and data is held in a SQL server database.
The Astrum Network Scanner provides small business IT administrators the ability to keep their endpoints secure while saving time and money. According to CenturyLink in 2019, the average cost for network monitoring tools for a business of 100 devices could end up being a pricey $2,656 a year (CenturyLink)†. We have worked towards making an inexpensive and unique solution available. The scanner utilizes Linux-based scripting to scan endpoints and report on any common vulnerabilities as recommended by NIST. This allows IT administrators to automate a large portion of their security auditing. All this scanning capability is achieved through a one-time deployment of the Astrum solution. Astrum is inexpensive, open-source, and perfect for small businesses on a budget.
CarWiz is the all-in-one tool car owners need to keep their car maintained. This android app aims to help its users eliminate the hassle of remembering when they need have their car serviced and what servicing had been done in the past. It will provide service tracking, upcoming maintenance reminders, and video tutorials for DIY maintenance. There is currently no solution that provides all three of these functions in one. Users can create an account to store their car maintenance history into our database which can be accessed from any other android device. We predict that 80% of users will have a better maintained vehicle by utilizing the application.
SoHoIT is a service dedicated to bringing Information Technology (IT) tools to small businesses who cannot find room in their budget to hire IT personnel. Small businesses can benefit from SoHoIT’s services and reduce the cost of their initial IT expenses by using pre-selected software. The software offered can be configured to fit the user’s current environment, and consists of services such as webhosting, VPN, and anti-virus. Custom configuration is dictated by our questionnaire that is filled out by a small business or individual looking to download software offered through our platform. SoHoIT is designed to make IT accessible and valuable to small businesses.
Omnigistics is a scalable inventory management system that offers an intuitive approach to optimizing logistics operations for small to medium-sized companies. Small businesses either do not track inventory or use a manual method that can contribute to disorganization, resulting in costly inventory mistakes and accidental redundancy. Existing solutions offer inventory management modules as a smaller feature within an overcomplicated product. Omnigistics enables organizations to mass control item prices, combine goods and services, and track transactions. The application also improves customers' overall logistical process resulting in higher marginal profits and lower execution time.
Student Life Plus seeks to give students more of a voice and improve the visibility of issues that everyday students encounter. We believe that by partnering our app with UC Student Government, we hope to provide meaningful improvements across the campus. The University of Cincinnati’s current system does not provide nearly enough visibility into how the student body as a whole feels about a topic. Our application will provide a forum-like outlet for students to voice concerns and suggest improvements by making posts, reviewing current issues, and engaging in discussions related to current topics or issues via reading posts from peers and Student Government.