Monday, October 17, 2011

Millennium Group educational based website redesign

Millennium Group is pleased to announce the release of their newly designed website! By updating the website,, they have been able to improve navigation, connect visitors with useful information about their expertise, and provide an easy way to contact them for assistance. The primary objective of the new Millennium Group, Inc. website is to educate end users and provide an effective business development tool for their dealers. They are placing an emphasis on making available the appropriate information and resources for their audience to learn about Millennium Group products and industry expertise. Listed below are some highlights from the site:

Millennium Group's website was designed to be user- friendly and simple to navigate. The new website is designed to allow users to quickly find the content they are looking for from the main page. In addition, its low hierarchical structure allows users to find information easily. ..and smoothly.

A brand new feature know as the “Did you know?” section will surely give you a new perspective on the security industry as a whole. Learn the surprising truth about a businesses’ most valuable assets, the new ways businesses are vulnerable to crime and the hidden dangers in some security systems. Did you know internal theft and fraud costs businesses $40 billion a year?  You can’t afford NOT to check this section out!

Now follow Millennium Group, Inc. on twitter, get answers to your questions quickly at the Millennium Group LinkedIn page, follow the latest industry information through their blog or like them on Facebook!

As Synergistics, Inc. continues to evolve, they are always striving to find ways to better serve their customers. Synergistics has merged with and is now part of a larger group, Millennium Group Inc. Synergistics products can now be found under the products section in the Millennium Group website.

And while you’re there, take some time to complete the contact form and tell them what you think. Millennium Group, Inc. is constantly striving for new and improved ways to connect  with their customers. Visitors to the website have the opportunity to win a $100 American Express gift card if you subscribe to the Millennium Group Email List. Please feel free to check out the new website at

Monday, October 3, 2011

Is your system backwards compatible?

Providing upgrade paths and supporting backwards compatibility does require more planning by the project architects and you do have to be creative about ensuring that you are not paying a huge performance penalty as a result of the backwards compatibility. These goals can be achieved as evidenced by the thousands of companies and products that deal with this challenge every day.

Maintaining backwards compatibility and providing an upgrade path for users of previous versions is not something that is easy to pull off. In fact, some would argue that it is one of the biggest technical challenges that any software company will face.

Ultimately, every software company must face this decision – make it easy for your users or make it easy for your developers. Give your developers a green field to develop new features or make it easy for your existing customers to upgrade and take advantage of your new features. Millennium Group has always tried to take the path that made it easiest for our users. We believe that ultimately this allows our developers more time to focus on our current platform rather than trying to implement bug fixes in 2 or 3 different branches of our product.

Backwards compatibility is not something provided by every access control company.

At the end of the day, the backwards compatibility issue comes down to how best to serve the customer. The answer is easy – allow them to protect their investments and reduce the cost of implementation over a long period of time. Unlike in the cell phone industry where new customers are treated like kings and old customers are treated like a nuisance, we want all of our customers – past, present and future – to be able to benefit from our latest and greatest platform.

We do our best to make the upgrade process as seamless and painless as possible. Visit for more info.