Last year, online sales on Black Friday hit $9.03 billion For context, just 3 years earlier, the revenue generated from eCommerce reached only $1.3 billion. As a result of the rising digitalization, the need to transform warehouses into smart logistic centres is growing accordingly. And funnily enough, although some warehouses have already embraced the miracles of modern technology, many others still use… paper counts.
Did you know that in 2021, numerous manufacturing machines are still operated by Windows 95’s ancient precursor? Since MS-DOS premiered in 1981 (Ronald Reagan just started serving his first term), you may naturally think – how is that even possible? The short answer is – legacy systems are not easy to replace. And interestingly, it’s rarely due to the cost factor.
Launching something new – especially when it’s innovative – naturally bears a risk of failure. Although the reasons for an offering’s lack of success are often complex, there are overarching themes that link the failure of new products. Luckily, there's a way to avoid all of these traps. In this article, we'll show you why prototyping is so important and why you should never start developing a big software solution without the right preparations.
A few years ago, precisely listing a DevOps’ responsibilities wasn’t necessary. The industry was totally different; software developers were often working as full-stacks, analytics, and even… testers! So, the role of a DevOps was defined more intuitively. But with the evolving IT market, the situation began to change. Not long…
While the UX designer is still a relatively new profession, the UX writer is even newer. Yet, although its history is short, writing UX copy is by no means a niche job. In 2019, the team of UX writers at Booking.com grew from 20 to 60 people, and Google was hiring at least 100 UX writing contractors; moreover, many fortune 500 companies were hiring UX writers on senior positions. Currently, even smaller brands often employ at least one UX writer. In this blog post, we’re going to explain why you should too.
Although watching B-movies may be a lot of fun (who didn’t enjoy The Room!), low-quality products and services are often a pain. From the business perspective, they’re usually destined to fail. So why do so many companies develop poor software and expect it to succeed? In this blog entry, we’re going to explore the philosophy of Software Craftsmanship. Is quality really that important for digital solutions? Which industries are especially vulnerable and can lose a lot from poorly developed technology? Read on to find out!
Netflix. Zalando. Apple. What do these businesses have in common? They all design their products with a laser focus on their customers – and they’re practically living off that great user experience. Their seamless products never cease to delight. And you’re probably wondering: “How can my business get there too”?…