A Canadian based company, General Harmonics, had created a software program similar to that of the protagonists in HBO’s comedy Silicon Valley.
Our CTO, Brian to which some of our clients have had the pleasure of speaking with, insisted that we watch the show. For months Brian had lauded the show as revealing and funny, so despite my recalcitrant nature towards his existence, (lol) I buckled under his constant nagging. For those not familiar with the antics of this show allow me to elaborate. The show centers on the founders of Pied Piper, the hilariously debated name, of their company. Pied Piper creates a software product that compresses and reduces the size of files making it faster to transfer/download or upload files.
General Harmonics (real life) on the other hand has a similar output but different implementation. GH software uses “systems of information” or in other words a detailed description of every part a file is composed of. So for instance, in a song, GH’s software can identify the vocals and instruments played and transfer those details rather than the whole audio file making it faster to transfer because of the size of the file. Pretty neat and almost a duh moment. Why didn’t I think of that? (GH is currently looking for firms to partner with.)
Despite my new found hatred towards Brian for making me fill incompetent for not inventing something as cool as a compression software, hope for the future still beckons for you. As someone who might not understand this tech jargon this is quite important for you to know. Your customers who might be more tech savvy or just more familiar with newer and better software might ask if you utilize such products. For your meetings or even digital transactions with your customers getting the best and fastest is the smart move. Staying ahead of the competition is how your business will have the edge. Learn more