About Crowdbitz Inc.
Crowdbitz Inc. was founded in 2013 in Victoria, Canada by Judson B. Tunnell and a team of likeminded entrepeneurs and investors.
Initially created as a software development company, Crowdbitz Inc. created a cloud based content sharing system to connect content creators and buyers.
Since then Crowdbitz has developed expertise in Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Migrations and Data Transformation. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how we can help you with creating or perfecting a digital strategy for your organization.
Crowdbitz has assisted a variety of clients in moving servers and services from local installations to cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure.
We can help your organization in migrating your physical servers to virtual servers hosted in the cloud. Even better, we can assist in moving to serverless technologies that cost you less in hosting fees.
Identity management, directory services, data storage and databases can all be moved to the cloud, and we can work with your orgnization to develop a strategy that minimizes disruption and leverages the strengths of cloud architecture.
Business Intelligence takes many forms, from large installations such as Microsoft Dynamics or SAS Business Intelligence, to simple data mining and analysis.
Crowdbitz Inc has staff with expertise in structured query language, data analysis, statistical analysis, and the administration of business intelligence platforms.
We have particular depth in supporting SAS, and have worked with clients in installing and using Microsoft Dynamics. We can even help you in working with the data to create detailed reports for your organization. Our focus is to help you get the insights you need in your business and to get those insights out to stakeholders in an understandable and actionable form.
Whether you need to move data up to the cloud or back again, we can help. At Crowdbiz we have experience in transforming data from almost any form to any other.
If you have data in an old or outdated format, we can work with you to extract and tranform the data into a newly usable format while minimizing any loss of your precious information.
There is no reason old data has to stay resident in old systems and be lost and forgotten, or even worse stolen and used by bad actors. You can move that data out where your stakeholders have access to it in a secure and readable form.
We have moved data between Excel, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, SAS, Microsoft Dynamix, Xero, Banner and many other systems.
Crowdbitz has assisted many clients with the development of their digital strategy. Whether you need help navigating your organization's move to cloud, or determining the best practices for enabling employees to work remotely, we can get you the tools, resources, and planning that you need to develop a robust strategy.
We have depth of experience with the health and information technology sectors, and especially with the intersection between them. At Crowdbitz we are senstive to the different requirements for public and private organizations, and for Canadian adherence to the Privacy Act. We have assisted clients in moving to cloud while maintaining high levels of privacy and confidentiality.
At Crowdbitz Inc. we have developed experience with Microsoft Cognitive Services. We are currently working on a chatbot program for a University research project.
We currently have two other AI projects in the planning and research phases. The first is an AI deadly weapon detection and reporting system. The second is an AI content originality verification system for ensuring digital copyright on material.
Crowdbitz can assist your organization in choosing whether or not to leverage AI, and how AI can be used to enhance your operations.
IT Project Management
Project management in IT has been been through many revolutions. The fact that there have been so many different styles of IT project management shows that it can be difficult to find the right strategy for moving forward. Agile software development, while over 40 years old, has become very popular in recent years, and agile methodologies have started to spread to other areas of managment and project development.
Crowdbitz Inc. follows an Agile approach to software development. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. And Responding to change over following a plan.
We realize that an Agile approach might not work for everyone. At Crowdbitz we have experience in more traditional project management methodolgies and are happy to work with your company to create a plan that is right for your project.
Crowdbitz Inc. uses the Microsoft .NET Framework for most of its in house programming. However our programmers have experience in Python, R, Base SAS, C, Curl, VbScript, Powershell and many other languages and tools. Even if we don't have experience with a language, we can debug almost anything for you.
Crowdbitz makes use of Azure DevOps and GitHub for development. If you need asssistance setting up DevOps for your orgnization, or moving your code to a Git repository, we can help you get going.
We believe in a style of lean coding that relies less of plugins and modules, and more on base code. That creates software with fewer dependencies and a higher likelihood of continued functionality. APIs can be powerful, but you need to stay up to date and informed about changes within the API. If you build your business around an API you are setting up your organization for a large impact when (not if) the API changes.
There are many technologies that can be used to automate deployment in your organization. Virtualization and containerization can both reduce reliance on physical infrastructure. Solutions such as Ansible can be used to automate deployment of servers and resources both within your data centre, and in cloud solutions such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Windows Autopilot can allow for a streamlined and automated workstation deployment strategy. Intune can then control and monitor those devices, and allow you to deploy sotware remotely based on group membership.
Once Autopilot is setup in your organization, you can refresh a workstation for a user in a matter of minutes, increasing productivity and reducing your support costs.
Crowdbitz Inc. has extensive experience with encryption, from API integration to custom encryption. This has enabled us to build Bitcoin and PayPal interfaces that never leave your website, keeping the client within your user experience.
Crowdbitz has designed a method for hiding sesitive column data for specific users that is not a drain on your compute or data resources. This enables very granunlar control over information. For example, you can prevent a specific user from seeing specific data.
Crowdbitz can assist your organization with its infromation security. We have experience in hardware and software firewalls, network ACLs (Access Control Lists), virtual private networks etc. We can assist with keeping your data secure, such as encyrption at rest or encryption in transit.
Whether you are using cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, or have your own data centre, we can help you keep your data safe, keep access audited, and help you recover from any data loss.
Using technologies such as Microsoft Intune, we can setup your mobile and remote computing resources so that you no longer have to worry about the loss of vital information if a system is stolen or misplaced.
Solutions such as Azure Threat Protection can give you the ability to monitor and respond to threats in real time. If you are already using Microsoft Azure, you may not be leveraging the advantages that Azure Threat Protection can provide. Crowdbitz is happy to help you setup and configure ATP so that you can stay on top of any issues.
Game theory and gamification can enhance the effectiveness of digital marketing. The Like button is an example of gamification. It provides immediate interaction and feedback to the user and information to Facebook.
Beyond gamification is game theory itself. It can be applied to commerce, strategy, project management, biology and almost any field. Digital interfaces allow us to bring the user directly into contact with algorithms that fuel business intelligence.
Crowdbitz can provide a game theory analysis of your operations and suggest methods by which game theory can be applied.
Who We Are
Judson B. Tunnell
Judson is the founder of Crowdbitz Inc. With over 25 years of IT experience in Canada, New Zealand and the USA, Judson brings an international perspective to Crowdbitz Inc.
He holds an MBA from the Unveristy of Victoria with a speciality in International Business. Judson had been providing consulting in the Victoria and Nanaimo areas of Vancouver Island before founding Crowdbitz Inc. to complete the development a large content sharing, vetting and sales platform. Since then Judson has been leveraging cloud technologies to give small and medium sized businesses in Victoria a boost to their presence and productivity.
Born in Montana, USA and growing up in the mountains of British Columbia, Judson is devoted to the wilderness of the Northwest, and enjoys camping, hiking, and boating with his family whenever possible.
Judson's technical specialities include MS SQL Server, Azure, .NET development, AI and Cognitive Services, and Business Intelligence. Through a mix of experience, experimentation, research and play Judson has developed an ability to save, restore, transform and migrate data from any source to any other source.