Five Сomponents of Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Are you the type that starts a workday long before stepping into the office and firing up your computer? Most of us get business emails on our phones and start messaging coworkers as we commute. So, BYOD (bring your own device) is no longer a trend. It’s reality.  The boundary between workstation and mobile is so fuzzy, the question isn’t if we embrace enterprise mobility, but rather how we do it.

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10 Apps Made with Xamarin: Cross-Platform Development in Practice

CEOs and startups who have developed mobile apps are familiar with the struggles– between speed and quality, iOS and Android, hybrid and native. And Xamarin could certainly change the rules of the game. We decided to compile this Xamarin app showcase to discuss the most distinct features of the technology and what role they played in delivering these applications.

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Developing Machine Learning Strategy for Business in 7 Steps

If you’ve succumbed to the hype around machine learning, you’ve likely heard hundreds of ML evangelists claim that data-driven decision-making is inevitable for companies that want to thrive in the near future. And a number of questions will arise as you consider how to employ the technology in your business.. Can it significantly aid in reducing costs or increasing revenue? How can you estimate return on investment? Can you leverage the existing data to yield game-changing insights? Should you even try to get on that train right now?

 

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Technology Trends and Predictions 2017: How to Immerse

What a year 2016 has been! Everybody has been talking about Brexit and the US presidential election. In the technology world, everyone has been speculating about how Brexit and the election will impact us. But the emerging trends of recent years aren’t going anywhere. So, here it is–our final trends digest with predictions and concerns.

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Unlocking Fintech Potential: Top 10 Opportunities to Transform Financial Industry with the Use of Technology

From paying for a cup of coffee with your iPhone to handling complex financial data at work, you deal with fintech every day. With $31.6 billion of investment in the US, with additional $18.1 billion invested globally over the last five years, it is currently one of the hottest technology sectors.

Yet, the fintech market is far from being saturated. Here is the definitive list of fintech opportunities that both established businesses and entrepreneurs can use to their advantage.

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Technology Industry News & Trends, November 2016

Autumn brought us falling leaves and exceptionally interesting technology. IT professionals shared expectations and predictions for 2017. The US fintech industry is affected by uncertainty after the presidential election. We’ll discuss that and more in our November report.

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Data Science and AI in the Travel Industry: 5 Real-Life Use Cases

Digital travel sales grew rapidly over the last several years, totaling $496.21 billion in 2015. And the number is expected to reach $817.54 billion by 2020. Such explosive growth is fueled by recent technology advances, not the least of which is data science.

So, if you are searching for some fresh ideas on how to put your data to good use, here are 5 application scenarios for data analytics and machine learning in the travel domain.

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Technology Industry News & Trends, October 2016

October was an interesting month in our sector. Gartner predicted modest growth in IT spending for 2017 and announced 10 significant trends that would impact technology in the coming year. Samsung joins Apple and Google in AI competition. We will discuss all this and much more in our monthly news and trends report.

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Technology Industry News & Trends, September 2016

September passed quickly, but still delivered many interesting elements in the technology industry and we’ll have a look at them. Certainly a couple of the most interesting news were the Angular 2 release and the announcement of unified .Net Standard libraries by Microsoft. We’ll discuss that and more in our report.

 

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Technology Industry News & Trends, August 2016

Time marches on as information technologies continue their rapid development. There is still a shortage of skilled software developers. Analytics, security, and DevOps skills are still trending as the new stars, as AI and the Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly catching up. The popularity of Java is on the rise while investments in fintech are declining. All these things and much more follow in this  – our August report.

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Technology Industry News & Trends, July 2016

We are glad to provide you an outlook on major events in Information Technology Industry in July. Last month, the technology industry came to understanding that Brexit will actually happen and everyone needs to start adapting to this change as early as possible. To mark this change Forrester has updated the forecasts for European and the U.K. tech markets for 2016 and 2017. The U.K. industry will only grow by 1 percent in 2016 and stay flat in 2017, instead of 5 percent growth each year that has been predicted earlier. Take a look at other tech and industry news below.

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User Experience (UX) Design in Software Product Development: How to Create Exceptional Product Value

While the user expectations and needs are constantly growing, having a good UX strategy is an important aspect of the business. User-centric companies are setting the pace in almost every industry. That said, proper UX design has a major impact on the business ROI and plays a significant role in the software product development process in general, contributing to the creation of a more consistent, relevant and overall higher quality software product.

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Quiet Revolution in Enterprise: Embracing Agile Strategy

Originating from incremental development techniques, first used back in 1957 by a group of engineers at IBM and Motorola, Agile philosophy has long become a generally accepted standard in software development. Initially considered to be the domain of startups and small companies, agile methodologies, however, are gaining wider use with enterprises.

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At the Kickoff: Project Development vs Product Development

Having experience working with more than 200 clients, we can honestly say that quality, time, and money are the main factors considered when choosing a software development contractor. What is rarely considered is the form of cooperation you develop with the contractor. Choosing the most suitable form has an adverse effect on how much time and money will be spent before the product is launched and how of high quality it will be.

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AltexSoft Lab: Opening up the new possibilities for young IT specialists

Ukrainian IT industry, being one of the strongest in the Eastern Europe, is currently in the focus of attention of the world tech community. This is mostly due to the fact that Ukraine has some outstanding scientific talent coming out of the best national specialized schools, such as Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics and Lviv Polytechnic National University. Yet smaller local universities, which are often overlooked by the state and investors, have a huge potential too.

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8 Steps to Make Your Business Cloud Secure

Every day companies face the problem of streamlining and protecting their data storage. Cloud platforms and solutions provide the fertile ground for easier IT management, cost cuts, better flexibility and scalability. Moreover, there are what’s considered to be three leading trends driving global cloud adoption, namely the Internet of Things, growing data volumes and the software defined data center. Yet, as the Ubuntu Cloud Survey states, security and privacy are major barriers to cloud adoption (34 percent). Along with the acknowledged benefits of the cloud technology, comes the stereotyped fear of insecurity. But is it really so? Are on-premise servers and storage appliances with all their walls, guards, alarm systems more protected from external forces than the cloud?

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