• December 13, 2019

THE COST OF CUTTING COSTS PART 2: WHAT TO DO

You can’t cram success. Fast and cheap can’t be good and we all have to accept it. Yet for years part1 managers make short-term investment decisions based on their biases and stubborn misunderstanding of economics and their financial situation.

  • December 06, 2019

THE COST OF CUTTING COSTS PART 1: SLOW IS FAST

The world we live in is a crazy place and it doesn’t want to obey the laws of formalist logic no matter how much we want it too.

  • November 28, 2019

TOP TEN FACTS ABOUT CUSTOM-BUILT SOFTWARE

There is an open secret in the world of IT– you are not bound to the same software solutions as everyone else.

  • November 22, 2019

TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020 (AND HOW THEY APPLY TO YOUR BUSINESS) PART 2

The world of technology is living through metamorphosis while you are reading this article. Should you chase after the trends? Not necessarily, or at least not without understanding what they are and how they might apply to you.

  • November 15, 2019

TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020 (AND HOW THEY APPLY TO YOUR BUSINESS) PART 1

Almost all of the important technology expos are over and everyone is back to their offices to get ready for the future. A more democratized, people-centric future that is already happening.

  • November 08, 2019

BUILD OR BUY?

How many managers expected to be jugglers when they took on the job? Yet that’s what the job entails - every day presents a myriad of decisions, vital business choices to make, and dilemmas to choose from. One of the tougher choices come up when the company needs new software.

  • November 01, 2019

OUTCOME-DRIVEN SOFTWARE

When you arrive at the hospital for a doctor appointment your goal is to leave the hospital pain-free. You, as a patient, have little interest in the inner workings of the pharmacy preparing your medicine, the administration of the hospital, the diagnosing process or the methodology of how it’s done.

  • October 25, 2019

Bringing a website to an app fight

Every single market study and research show the inevitable and irreversible shift from the desktop to mobile. Today more than half of all the traffic is on mobile – people shop, book tickets, watch movies and recommend restaurants on their phones.

  • October 18, 2019

Forget WordPress, get your own CMS

Is it possible to watch a YouTube video that is not sponsored by Wix.com or Squarespace? Sometimes it seems that it’s not.

  • October 11, 2019

IoT - SOFTWARE TO CONNECT THE WORLD

Today, its possible that your wearable technology can relay your blood pressure to your phone and your city’s water pollution sensors are connected to a cloud.

  • October 03, 2019

WHAT IS PSD2 AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR YOUR E-COMMERCE BUSINESS?

There is a silent revolution happening in the world of online payments and its name is Payment Service Directive (PSD2).

  • September 27, 2019

BIG DATA VS. MARKET RESEARCH

Scrolling through LinkedIn may induce panic attacks – Big Data is coming to murder your market research once and forever. Those who are afraid of it understand neither market research nor Big Data. Those who believe them don’t understand it, too, and thus disregard it.

  • September 19, 2019

COMMITTING TO THE FUTURE

“AI IS NOT FOR MY COMPANY!”
In reality, this is not true and is usually deeply rooted in the strongest kind of fear – the fear of the unknown. Recent data shows that this is exactly the case.

  • September 11, 2019

FREELANCE DEVELOPER Vs DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Every director’s job is a balancing act between the risks and the benefits. Having in mind the welfare of the company and its employees, the interests of the shareholders, and the satisfaction of the clients, directors have to choose the most optimal solution.

  • September 06, 2019

UX AND UI – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Communication is the key to any successful business endeavour including communicating your company’s needs to your suppliers; even more so when your company needs a team of bespoke software developers.

  • August 28, 2019

Experience Trumps All

Everyone knows the power of the “bottom line”. The Sword of Damocles hanging over every manager’s head, and the more complicated financial decision they have to make – the closer the sword gets.

  • August 20, 2019

Because we are worth it!

When talking about software development, people often get stuck in details, unable to see the forest for the trees. All the different management systems, database design, pen testing, developers’ backgrounds, portfolios, all sorts of cloud technology – make no mistake, they all are extremely important.

  • August 09, 2019

BESPOKE DATABASE TAILORS

Starting a new business and choosing a software framework for it can be pretty similar to buying a new suit.

  • August 02 2019

EVERYTHING AS A SERVICE

Internet is faster today than ever before. Using a CD to install your software seems a very distant memory, something nostalgic and redundant. Yet, so many companies and so many users still do it the old school way.

  • July 26 2019

TRANSPARENCY AND TRUST ISSUES

Who doesn’t offer cloud technologies these days?

  • July 12 2019

IMPERFECT SYSTEMS AND WHY IT'S OKAY

It may seem silly to think of corporate database systems in terms in terms of cosmological philosophy, but same principles apply. All systems are bound by entropy and thus are ultimately destined to failure at some point.

  • July 05 2019

Assurance of trust

The importance of security when handling massive amounts of data cannot be stressed enough. When the reputations and the integrity of a company’s and its clients’ data is at stake, only the best providers will suffice.

  • June 27 2019

Database Vaccination

Our organisms are ready to withstand an enormous number of attacks from all kinds of viruses, bacteria, and other threats that could potentially destroy us. We have the immunity to all those things and we are always (hopefully) ready for them.
To be prepared for the threats that we have not yet encountered, we use vaccination – a scientific method of injecting a little bit of virus into our systems to be prepared for the real one

  • June 19 2019

TESTERS - THE ONES YOU LOVE TO HATE

Rarely does a job description say that if your colleagues hate you, chances are - you are doing your job perfectly. That is the case with testers – an echelon of stoics, ready to suffer for the sake of quality of the final product. They are the Spartans of software development.

  • June 14 2019

HADOOP YOUR BIG DATA

Your company gathers tons of data every day, with every client, and every transaction. Naturally, it can’t rest without purpose and needs to be stored, analysed, and presented in the most effective and efficient manner.

  • June 05 2019

CHOOSE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS WISELY

Choosing the right provider to build your company’s database software can be as hard as building the database yourself. Even more so, if you are not quite sure what the criteria is for a reliable B2B software developer. Intricacies of security, encryption, management, design, and a lot more go into the database development, so when a company decides they need a solution, the decision on the developer needs to be sensible and informed.

  • May 29 2019

SOFTWARE, FEAR AND GDPR

It is extremely rare for a business owner to not have panicked about the GDPR. What is GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation? Does it apply to your business? How will my business and our software comply with it? The tens of millions of fines for non-compliance only add fuel to the fire of managerial stress.

  • May 22 2019

MY BIG FAT DATA BIG DATA IN SMALL BUSINESSES

Anticipating consumer demand and customer experience sounds like something from the dark arts; or something on what huge tech conglomerates spend billions to preserve their competitive advantage. However can this Big Data phenomenon be applicable to businesses that are small and do not invest in witch craft?

  • May 15 2019

TOKENIZATION: ENDGAME FOR HACKERS

There is an old joke about military doctrine: if they themselves don’t know what they are doing, the enemy definitely can’t anticipate their future actions. How much of it is true is debatable, but the same principle applies to preserving the integrity of data in databases and shielding it from hackers’ attacks.

  • May 10 2019

Swiping Right (..for a Software Development Company)

The software development market is saturated with so many options that it can cause a panic attack when choosing between them. Before looking for a future long-term software provider for their company, a good manager must ask themselves - what defines a good software development house?

  • May 02 2019

TO B2B APP OR NOT

The ability to evaluate the needs, set the goals, and quickly make decisions is a prerequisite for any business today. From grand corporate strategy to micromanaging daily processes, every day presents challenges require quick but informed decisions.

  • April 24 2019

A DATABASE SYSTEM THAT IS ALL-INCLUSIVE

Your company managed to find a trust-worthy software development house. They came in, analyzed how you manage your day to day business and understood it.

  • April 17 2019

Takeaway your Database System (not Getaway!)

We all spend a lot of time on our phones, and why not - there is an app for literally everything now. It became fashionable to bemoan the worldwide dependency on smartphones and how much time people spend on their phones –

  • April 10 2019

Backing-up your eggs in different baskets

When the business accumulates tons of information – clients’ data, contacts, operations, reports, and etc, naturally comes the need to store it and systemize is.

  • April 03 2019

A CDN Safety Net

Ask a hundred marketers, product managers, and corporate executives what they want to happen to their product and they all will tell you the same –

  • March 27 2019

Saving with Prototypes

All of us know that feeling of ordering some new thing on Amazon and waiting. And waiting. The anticipation leads to anxiety and no one enjoys that.

  • March 20 2019

UPTIME AND SNAKE OIL

We all want to do our jobs perfectly. Our processes polished and sparkling, our apps and systems running smoothly all the time. In that, we depend on our partners and providers and look for those who can guarantee the quality and the uninterrupted supply of their products and services. Even more so for system hosting.

  • March 15 2019

THE ANCIENT ROMAN MIDDLEWARE

At some point when managing a business and dealing with clients' data, operations, employees, you generate numerous databases. They should somehow communicate without disrupting your business practices. –

  • March 07 2019

WHERE IS MY DATA?...

If Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Tetration Platforms sound like some made-up science fiction nonsense - it's okay, most of the highly advanced cloud-based technologies operate in terms that for the uninitiated sound made-up. –

  • March 01 2019

WHY CORPORATE SOFTWARE IS A BESPOKE SUIT AND YOU SHOULD TREAT IT AS ONE

It is difficult and unnecessary to argue against hand-tailored suits. The craftsmanship of an experienced tailor, combined with a perfect fit and materials of your choice, allow you to feel comfortable while looking dapper. That is why bespoke clothing companies like Black Lapel and Quoddy are growing and dominating –

  • February 22 2019

HOMELAND OF PROGRESS

From inventions as exciting as bicycles, toasters, and cloned sheep, to life-savers like penicillin and refrigerators, to something less useful

  • February 13 2019

SOLO DEVELOPER VS THE SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA

Unless you're running a tech startup in sunny California, you are probably not thinking about hiring as many software engineers, network administrators, and other IT majors. Why would you?

  • February 06 2019

DO SITE MANAGERS DREAM OF CLOUD DATABASES?

Not being tech-savvy is okay. Not everyone should be a neurosurgeon or a corporate lawyer, and not everyone should be a software engineer.

  • JANUARY 30, 2019

Fear and SQL in Glasgow

Everyone resists change. That is just a scientifically-proven fact and the first step to overcoming – is to accept it. You dread it, delay, and procrastinate until you are up against the wall.

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