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How to Create Product Development Roadmap for Your Startup

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How to Create Product Development Roadmap for Your Startup

1 month ago
Whether you’re an early-stage startup or an established business, a product development roadmap is at the heart of innovation and success. However, in a rush to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), sometimes startups skip this part of the process with dire consequences.  But before we get ahead of ourselves, […]
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How to Build an MVP in 2020

4 months ago
A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is still essential. In fact, in a post-pandemic world where the money is tight, it’s even more important to test your project early on to ensure that it meets the target audience’s demands. An MVP is a critical step in the development of successful digital […]
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What Startups Can Do to Not Only Survive but Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

5 months ago
The Coronavirus has put tremendous pressure on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For startups, in particular, this is a challenging time to keep moving forward while attracting (much needed) investment. For tech startup vying for an injection of capital and mentorship, the process has also changed overnight. For example, the […]
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EdTech App Research: How to Build eLearning Apps Users Will Love

6 months ago
Large-scale, national efforts to leverage the latest technology in support of distance education, remote and online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked interest in EdTech-based applications. It’s not surprising as millions of kids throughout the world are out of school and over 290 million students have been disrupted from […]
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Managed Project or Distributed Team: How to Make the Right Choice

6 months ago
By Philippe Peron, our Chief Delivery Officer. Having built and scaled successfully distributed IT teams in Ukraine for such giants as ricardo.ch and Just Eat, I’ve learned invaluable lessons that I’d like to share with a broader audience. I hope my tips will help you make the right choice between […]
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How Companies Can Ensure Business Continuity During the Pandemic

7 months ago
We barely started 2020 before the COVID-19 brought the world down to its knees. With over 55,000 infected, almost 7,000 deaths (and counting), and even the prime minister having spent some time in intensive care (to battle the infection), we now live in historic times.   As a nation, we […]
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Feeding the Future: Breakthroughs in FoodTech In 2020 & Beyond

7 months ago
What does the future have in store for the food industry? We’ve analysed the findings of the latest research pertaining to FoodTech and its evolution at post-coronavirus times, and have put together an animated presentation below to highlight the key trends as far as food technologies are concerned. In a […]
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How to Remove IR35 Risks by Leveraging Nearshore Resources

7 months ago
The proposed IR35 reform (which some consider highly controversial) represents the most significant change to the employment tax code for decades. This could have serious implications for both small and medium-sized businesses and the contractors they hire. Until now, British companies were able to leverage contractors for a variety of […]
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How R&D Tax Credits Can Help Startups Optimise Expenses

8 months ago
In today’s digital economy, growing a business and maintaining a competitive advantage comes down to innovation. Whether it’s a new technology or the disruption of an entire industry, there’s always growing pressure to build something new.  The success of these development projects goes beyond the company and has a positive […]
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How To Apply Design Thinking To Project Discovery Workshop

8 months ago
When the world’s largest tyre and rubber company Bridgestone turned to us, they badly needed to digitise their manual processing of trade agreements, invoices, rebates and credit notes to relieve their finance team of extra burden and pressure. What’s more, their paper-based processes were neither auditable nor transparent and contained […]
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How to Scale Your Product Development Team Painlessly

8 months ago
Team scaling is all about bringing new specialists to an existing team in order to increase project capacity. Today, organisations typically have two ways to scale their internal product engineering teams: By hiring new required skills locally, and By extending in-house teams overseas and augmenting them with remote resources. Attracting […]
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When Is It High Time to Retire Legacy Software and Migrate to the Cloud?

8 months ago
In 2020, to say that customer expectations have never been higher is an understatement. Whether it’s in the private or public sector, organisations need to take the leap from legacy technology to cutting-edge solutions that evolve consistently to meet the demands of the modern tech-savvy customer. To meet the expectations […]
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R&D extension offshore

Why R&D Extension Is The Next Big Thing In Tech

8 months ago
The talent shortage is a major roadblock preventing many businesses from achieving their software development roadmaps on time and budget. If your company operates within the EU/UK/North America, you’re probably facing the lack of qualified tech experts to join your software engineering team. A KMPG survey which questioned over 3,000 […]
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Why Diverse Teams Are Critical to Creativity and Innovation

9 months ago
Most people in the corporate world support diversity and inclusion because they feel that it’s “the right thing to do.” Others might say that they need to recruit a diverse group of people to be in-synch with labour laws or to get government grants and contracts that support such initiatives. […]
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How Open Banking Affects Fintech Development

9 months ago
New technologies are constantly reshaping the banking industry, changing both consumer experience and the ways financial companies operate. Open banking grants third-party companies secure access to customers’ personal and financial data and extends the range of consumer-targeted financial services. Switching between the accounts of different banks, being suggested the best […]
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Key Brexit Implications on Tech Recruitment in the UK

9 months ago
“Brexit means Brexit” and “We are all Brexiters now” – that’s what we heard for over three years until it finally happened. Now what? What does it mean for tech hiring in the United Kingdom?  There’s still a lot of confusion and concern over the overall impact of Brexit, but […]
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How To Build an Extended Team That Exceeds Your Expectations

9 months ago
As we get ready to thrive in the decade of hyper digitisation, many companies are still faced with the daunting task of hiring tech talent.  Why is it daunting to hire qualified software developers locally?  The answer to that question is (what seems to be) the never-ending tech talent shortage. […]
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Extended Teams mitigate impact of IR35 on businesses

How Extended Teams Overseas Can Provide Relief From IR35 Disruption

9 months ago
This article looks into challenges UK businesses are facing today as a result of HMRC regulation and IR35 in particular and shows how using Extended Software Teams built offshore or nearshore can be a good response to those challenges. What is IR35? IR35 refers to “the UK’s anti-avoidance tax legislation designed to […]
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