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3 Ways to Lower Your TCO with Application Modernization

Applications don't age like fine wine. The older an application is, the less likely it will work natively with newer hardware and software. In turn, this means you'll spend more time maintaining your legacy application and less time building newer and more valuable software. You'll also spend more money. Companies spend up to 80% of their IT budgets maintaining legacy applications.

Experimentation Is Not Just For Scientists

The following article on experimentation is part 4 of an 8-part series on the Agile Mindset Principles. These are principles that help you obtain (and maintain) an agile mindset. Having an agile mindset is what makes everything else related to agile methodologies work. You can read part 1 here

Application Modernization and Digital Transformation

Lately, there has been a large emphasis on Application Modernization and Digital Transformation, but what do they mean? 

Custom App Development in the Cloud [9 surprising examples]

The “Cloud” is surrounded with so much marketing hype we may rightly expect to be awestruck when we come into contact with it.  In reality, the cloud is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives in ways that probably go unnoticed.  If you are unsure what a cloud app is, check out our previous post: What is a Cloud App.

What Is a Cloud Application?

Much of the buzz surrounding all things “tech” now revolves around a single word: “Cloud.”  The “Cloud” is everywhere. The “Cloud” is all-knowing.  The “Cloud” is curing the diseases that science did not even know existed.  “Cloud Cloud Cloud!”  

The “Cloud” is surrounded with so much marketing hype we may rightly expect to be awestruck when we come into contact with it.  In reality, the cloud is becoming more and more a part of our everyday lives in ways that probably go unnoticed.

Why Build Apps in the Cloud?

Application development is tough.  CIO.com reported the typical development time for an iOS app to be 12 weeks, and that does not include the time needed to research, plan, or develop the scope properly.  Nor does it factor in development time for “other” necessary mobile or desktop environments. 

Suffice it to say, the complexity of the business requirement is proportional to the development time and resources needed to complete the project.  Therefore, it is incumbent for companies to gain efficiencies from all available avenues in order to “go to market” within the window of profitability the business case requires. 

Developing your app in the cloud can provide these efficiencies.

What Pokémon GO Teaches Business About Mobile Development

About a week ago, Pokémon GO took the world by storm. If you haven't heard of Pokémon GO yet then I assure you that you are probably in the minority. Pokémon GO (http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-go/) is the latest and greatest mobile application/game/experience (whatever you want to call it) to skyrocket to the top of the charts in the application store where players use their mobile devices to catch Pokemon all around the world.

Your Custom Application May Be a Misfit

Are you a cowboy riding an ostrich?

If your collection of software applications running your business looks like The Island of Misfit Toys, then it’s worth considering some new alternatives.

7 Reasons To Consider Using XRM For Your Custom Application Project

Many organizations have decided to use XRM to build a custom solution for their business, rather that creating it from the ground up using custom application development methods.

Could this be a good idea for your business?  Here are 7 good reasons that may get you thinking.

XRM Explained with Legos

One of my favorite toys as a kid was Legos. It was that awesome feeling I got from creating something out of nothing. Usually, I would make some monster truck – it was the late ‘70s, early ‘80s, and Big Foot was a big deal. But I digress. So we weren’t building something out of “nothing”. We were starting with some building blocks that the Lego company provided.

No question there is a lot of thought, planning and precision engineering put into manufacturing those pieces so that they all fit together perfectly. As smart as we were, building a plastic Big Foot replica without those building blocks would have been beyond our ability. So we start with a pile of seemingly unrelated plastic blocks, wheels, people (with and without heads), shrubs, chimneys, car parts, etc. and create something entirely new from the seemingly random pieces. Fun!