“We are changing the world with technology,” said Bill Gates, and this statement perfectly describes the digital transformation. In the era of computer-assisted solutions, there is hardly a company that has not yet gone digital. This phenomenon exemplifies an information technology-induced shift that affects all areas of human life.
The soaring amount of leaked personal information has caused an increase in fraud and extortion. To minimize the threat, a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation will supersede the Data Protection Directive that has been governing information security since 1995.
Microservices architecture implementation is a new approach to software development, and it has been mesmerizing a growing number of businesses. These companies abandon a conventional monolithic application architecture in favor of a new structure that is based on a collection of multiple loosely coupled services. This innovative approach to application development has already provided dozens of companies with valuable benefits, with enhanced flexibility and time-effectiveness in the spotlight, helping them enhance their businesses.
Cloud computing has gained incredible popularity in recent years, and experts predict that this tendency will continue to grow in the near future. Indeed, companies that employ more than 1,000 people assume that their spending on migration to the cloud will go up in 2017. For example, the average budget will increase from 7.3% in 2016 to 33% in 2017 for organizations with 1,000 to 9,999 employees.
Equipped with endless personalization capabilities, the Sitecore content management system (CMS) has become the choice of thousands of businesses for almost 20 years. Amidst the diversity of products for content management, Sitecore certainly stands out as it provides an integrated platform for more than just information administration. It provides experience management and handles content, commerce, data and delivery. At the same time, the platfrom enables self-service website development, alongside professional development.
Companies that know how to watch their money usually opt for the implementation of testing as part of quality assurance in the early stages of software development. Although these procedures are resource- and time-consuming, they are the silver bullet for companies that care about their name and well-being. A well-timed software check for possible bugs and performance issues may prevent businesses from bearing incomparably heavier costs on post-release bug-fixing and reputation recovery. Read More
What does a team need to start a software development project? One might assume that all they need is the idea of the end product, sufficient time and resources. However, starting a project is not all that simple. Based on our experience, we have compiled a list of factors that determine a project’s success and recommend you focus on them to avoid possible mistakes, unbudgeted expenses or even failure.
According to recent statistics, properly set and documented requirements, sufficient budgeting, healthy team management, ample testing and robust development tools are among key factors that contribute to avoiding software project failure. While developers cannot influence budgeting, they can certainly choose efficient tools that will increase team performance and produce a high-quality solution.
In Agile software development, continuous and seamless build integration is a requisite criterion for a quality application. Unlike the traditional waterfall development approach, the Agile stipulates that a mature piece of code is developed and delivered at every iteration. This necessitated the practice of ongoing code integration at every iteration of software engineering, which has triggered the nascence of a number of popular tools in agile software development, in particular, those for continuous integration (CI), that help development teams merge their results.
The Internet of Things has inevitably penetrated the healthcare industry, one that accounts for billions of smart devices — and their number keeps growing exponentially. The more progress medical science and technology make, the higher the number and the variety of healthcare devices rockets. The gadgets face constant modernization and enhancement along with evolving consumer needs. As a consequence, the role of these appliances has increased: today, they not only assist in the patient workup and disease treatment but also help prevent health problems and encourage wellness.