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Software Development is About Problem Solving Not Writing Code

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Software Development is About Problem Solving Not Writing Code

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Perfecting the Problem-Solving Skill The most innovative of designs are often born out of the necessity of solving problems. But when it comes to understanding and defining the dilemma, you’ll usually have your work cut out, particularly when it comes to software development. Without knowing the precise issue, you cannot begin to fix it, which is why software development has to be about problem analysis, while many still consider software development to be about writing code. If writing code were to be at the core of developing software, more often than not, the wrong solution would be delivered. How so?… Read More

6 Ways to Manage Technical Debt

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What Is Technical Debt? Technical debt is a reality for all IT teams, and anything IT related that affects productivity can incur technical debt. Some people would argue that there are many types of technical debt; defects are quality debt; poor or misaligned processes are process debt; missing features are feature debt, and so on, yet using different terms only adds unnecessary complexity to the issue. On the whole, it’s simply important to understand whether you have incurred any technical debt, and if so, where it is coming from. This way, measures to reduce the debt can be implemented. Have… Read More

Which VoIP System Suits your Business Best?

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Telephone communication is a near essential part of most, if not every, business. If you can’t get to the phone, then your clients can’t reach you, you can’t deal with vendors and everything just slows down. Of course, in these modern times it is easy to resort to email, but sometimes there’s no replacement for picking up the receiver and having a conversation. A good phone system lets you handle calls quickly and efficiently, collaborate with colleagues and provide great customer service. Over the years, VoIP has become one of the fastest growing business telephone systems available, helping businesses to become… Read More

Does your Business Appreciate the Value of IT?

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A Modern IT Morality Tale: Not Knowing the Value of IT At a time when business budgets are being continually constricted, there is more pressure than ever to demonstrate the business value of technology, particularly when all too often we’re confronted with the widely held view that, ‘IT costs too much’ to which sometimes the question, ‘costs too much compared to what?’ is stimulated. Demonstrating the Business Value of IT What’s often overlooked is that IT is absolutely critical to so many business accomplishments, and yet it is widely perceived as having minimal value, whilst investment in it is all… Read More

Boost Business Productivity with the Right IT Software

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Does your Company Suffer from Poor Productivity? Since 2006, the rate of growth of productivity has fallen worldwide, particularly in the UK, which means Britain’s businesses are in need of new strategies in order to help recapture employee output per hour. According to recent research by incentive expert Red Letter Days for Business, UK employees spend in excess of a staggering 4.4 million days every year on ‘time wasting tasks’. Their ‘Productivity in the Workplace’ report conveyed that employees consider ‘better technology’ to be one of the biggest attributes in boosting productivity at work. In this article we will discuss… Read More

5 Step Guide to Finding your New IT Service Provider

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Helping You to Make the Right Decision Whether you’re looking to grow your business, or you’re seeking an IT provider that offers a more personalised service with bespoke services, our 5 step guide below provides a helpful checklist. Ensure you locate an IT service provider that ticks all the boxes by identifying the 5 key steps in your decision-making process here… Step 1: No Fixed Term Contract Finding an IT service provider that offers a no fixed term contract – which is the norm in the IT industry – can be tricky to find. However, there are a few hidden… Read More