Seven evolving trends in software development

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What’s the difference between a fad and a trend? A fad is ephemeral and burns out shortly after it ignites. For example, every holiday season we witness how some new and novel toy takes the market by storm–remember the Tamagotchi? But soon enough, few people care about these toys anymore, and in no time, you’ll likely find them cluttering the corners of a playroom or crammed in boxes at a garage sale. Trends, on the other hand, reflect movements with staying power....

By Ciklum, 22 September 2015, 2 comments. Categories: IoT, Mobile.

Risk-based security: Applying more sophisticated risk assessment and mitigation tools

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Not all data is created equal. Right there is why organisations are newly focused on risk based security where the crown jewels get more rigorous protection than, say, humdrum, ordinary files.

This is crucial because – as headlines about breaches of important data files at large insurers such as Anthem, large retailers such as Target, and even federal government agencies demonstrate – hackers have gotten very good at their jobs. Understand, for them this is a job. It’s no...

By Ciklum, 30 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Hacking, Security.

Four core ways that IoT will improve technology

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is just as much a platform as it is a new standard for technological development and integration. Just as the personal computer enabled new use cases and gave end users new ways to be productive and be entertained, IoT will enable a number of digital improvements to the status quo. All these potential improvements and use cases belong to one of four main uses, much in the way...

By Ciklum, 23 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Analytics, Development Tools, Enterprise, Industry, IoT.

What will influence IT outsourcing decisions in the EU in 2013?

Outsourcing decision making is a complex process that includes estimating not only the benefits and risks, but also motivation factors. IT Sourcing Europe, a UK-based market intelligence company, surveyed several Western European companies last year in order to delve into reasons that keep them away from outsourcing and explore factors that will be influencing their outsourcing decisions in 2013. We’ve compared and contrasted country specific...

By Ciklum, 15 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Monetisation.

Mobile gaming in Europe: Trends, devices and monetisation

comScore estimates smartphone penetration to reach 55% in EU5 (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) which is equal to 132 million users (see Pic. 1). Of all mobile devices bought in the EU5 region in October 2012, 73% were smartphones. The smartphone landscape is dominated by Google Android (59% of all new devices), followed by Apple iOS (22%) (see Pic. 2). Tablets reached 15% penetration of smartphone user base with iPads holding 60% of the total tablet market in EU5.

By Ciklum, 05 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming, Monetisation.

Can mobile disrupt Facebook and should developers be optimistic?

The premier global market intelligence firm IDC has recently surveyed 5,526 Appcelerator Titanium developers on their perceptions of the current and future mobile development trends and priorities. The survey is claimed to be the largest mobile developer survey ever conducted to date and results in the following findings:

  • 66% of mobile developers believe that a mobile-first social media startup can disrupt Facebook.

Mobile provides an unprecedented opportunity to transform the whole industry or certain niche and build...

By Ciklum, 28 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Facebook, Platforms.

What's next for the evolution of Agile?

I’ve recently bumped into an interesting Agile related discussion in one of my LinkedIn Groups and thought it was worthwhile to summarise some of its most thought-provoking ideas and conclusions.  So, one of the Agile group members simply asked the following questions: “Is Agile another hype cycle? What is next after Agile?” and this eventually resulted in more than 50 comments from active Agile practitioners and PMs, Scrum Masters and Coaches, Program Managers and corporate IT heads.

Answering the first question whether Agile is another hype cycle, many experts agreed that many of...

By Ciklum, 23 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Industry, Testing.

Flexible and unbreakable smartphones: Just a new buzz word?

This Brave New World continues to impress us with the sophisticated solutions that help streamline the global innovation process. As the battle for dominance in the smartphone and tablet market becomes tougher, mobile device makers are now focusing on differentiating their products in order to increase profit margins and market share in the lucrative fast growing markets.

As a way to reach this goal, some are currently putting money and efforts into improving design and usability of mobile devices by making...

By Ciklum, 16 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Design, Devices.

How do different countries approach software development outsourcing?

Two new European IT Outsourcing Intelligence Reports 2012 have just been published, this time covering Sweden and Norway.

The reports are based on the respective country-specific surveys conducted between September and October 2012 and highlight significant differences in the ways companies approach IT / software development outsourcing in these two neighboring countries:

Outsourcing...

By Ciklum, 31 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Monetisation.