Belatrix's Blog

A quick guide to the CloudFail tool

By  on August 16, 2018

In:Technology

We often come across sites or servers protected with CloudFlare, but to carry out a good penetration test it is almost mandatory to know the actual IP of the site. […]

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HfS highlights Belatrix among the top global software engineering services providers

By  on August 15, 2018

In:Institutional |software development

I’m delighted to announce that Belatrix has been included in the analyst company, HfS’ analysis of 15 leading software product engineering companies. The research, led by analyst Pareekh Jain, features […]

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AngularJS functionalities: $digest() vs. $apply()

By  on August 9, 2018

In:Technology

Developers use $scope.apply() extensively. But do you know why is it used and when should it be used? JavaScript is a shift-based language. What does this mean? It means that […]

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Avoiding the mess of Apple Maps

By  on August 6, 2018

In:Technology

Should you ever rebuild your software product from the ground-up? Apple has announced that it will be rebuilding its Maps application from the “ground up”. To be fair, its Maps […]

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Belatrix recognized as one of the top places to work for millennials

By  on August 2, 2018

In:Human Resources |Institutional

I’m delighted to announce that Belatrix has just been recognized as one of the best places to work for the millennial generation, by the organization Great Place to Work. This […]

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Celebrating Peru’s Independence Day – and strengthening ties with Argentina

By  on August 1, 2018

In:Human Resources

Last week I attended Perú’s independence day celebrations at a special event here in Mendoza, Argentina. The event was held in the Hotel Aconcagua, hosted by the Peruvian Consul General, […]

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How one startup boosted productivity by a factor of 10 using Google Flutter

By  on August 1, 2018

In:Business |Technology

Recently I was speaking with Rodney Aiglstorfer, CEO of the airline software startup, Aeyrium. The startup helps people, ranging from individual pilots to small and mid-size airline businesses and aircraft […]

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Manufacturing goes Digital

By  on July 26, 2018

In:Digital transformation

Our latest report, “Manufacturing Goes Digital”, is the case study of the digital transformation of PLA, one of Belatrix’s manufacturing customers, and one of the most forward-thinking companies in its […]

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Integration becomes sexy at WSO2Con

By  on July 23, 2018

In:Digital transformation

#AgileIntegration was the hashtag for the conference WSO2Con 2018 that was hosted in San Francisco in a great hotel close to the Moscone Center. WSO2 is one of the most […]

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HfS highlights Belatrix among the top global software engineering services providers

By  on August 15, 2018

In:Institutional |software development

I’m delighted to announce that Belatrix has been included in the analyst company, HfS’ analysis of 15 leading software product engineering companies. The research, led by analyst Pareekh Jain, features […]

Read more...

4 tips when migrating from Object Oriented Programming to Functional Programming

By  on February 7, 2018

In:software development |Technology

Basic Comparison If you are a software developer and develop in object oriented programming languages, such as Java or C# and want to start developing in a functional programming language […]

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Why DevOps?

By  on October 31, 2017

In:software development

DevOps is a term that encompasses a group of concepts, practices and techniques that although are not all new, are now being spread about much more by the software community. […]

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Why marketers are getting more involved in software development

By  on July 13, 2017

In:software development

  Your app is your brand The role of marketing has dramatically changed in recent years with more and more data available to marketers to make decisions, and better segment […]

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Find out why scaling the digital wall is imperative in 2017

By  on July 5, 2017

In:Digital transformation |software development

Digital transformation is being felt everywhere. Success in our digital age requires new psychology, new strategies, and new technologies. But what exactly does it mean? In this blog I want […]

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Developers should hone their business skills to be successful in DevOps

By  on June 29, 2017

In:software development

I have been working with several organizations as they implement DevOps. As these enterprises make the transition, it’s been fascinating to see both the challenges and benefits that implementing DevOps […]

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Agile development is ideally suited for microservices

By  on June 23, 2017

In:Agile Development |software development

In the past couple of years microservice architectures have risen to prominence. Leading technology organizations, from Netflix to Facebook, are using microservice architectures to ensure they have the flexibility and […]

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The top challenges with microservices

By  on June 8, 2017

In:Architecture |software development

Over the past 18 months we’ve seen increasing attention placed on microservices. Standard bearers such as Netflix and Facebook have highlighted how microservices can be used to create more nimble […]

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How to easily disinfect a WordPress blog

By  on April 11, 2018

In:Quality Assurance |Technology |Testing

As everyone knows, WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that is constantly being updated. If we don’t update it, we take the risk of someone entering and manipulating the […]

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Shift Left Testing: Prevention is better than cure

By  on February 14, 2018

In:Quality Assurance |Testing

The first project I ever worked on as a QA engineer was a big one, and it followed the classic software development methodology or “Waterfall” approach. Our role as testers […]

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How test driven development helps keep you in the driver’s seat

By  on July 19, 2017

In:test driven development (TDD) |Testing

Stefan Riedmann is a senior-software developer at Belatrix. This blog was originally published on his personal blog. I think there’s an expression that fits pretty well to what I have […]

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Understand performance testing and why it is becoming important

By  on April 27, 2017

In:Software Testing |Testing

Today we have greater expectations of the software we use than ever before. This is the number one reason why performance testing has become so important. Research suggests that just […]

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Belatrix recognized as a top software testing company

By  on September 16, 2016

In:software development |Testing

The company Clutch, which provides research and reviews on top software development, marketing and design firms, recently published its list of top software testing companies. Clutch highlighted Belatrix in this […]

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An Introduction to Testing in Production

By  on August 18, 2016

In:Quality Assurance |Testing

In today’s world, testing in production is not only important, but also critical to ensure complex applications work as we expect them to. Particularly with the move to devops and […]

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Introduction to testing scenarios

By  on June 8, 2016

In:Testing

What do we mean by testing based on a scenario? Introduction to testing scenarios. Testing an application using scenarios means testing the end-to-end functionality or a feature, in order to […]

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Monetizing Mobile Applications

By  on August 2, 2017

In:Mobile |Mobile Apps |mobile devices

The boom in mobile applications continues unabated, and users are increasingly willing to invest money in mobile applications either by purchasing an application or by making micro purchases within it […]

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25 Mobile Testing Tools You Cannot Live Without

By  on August 4, 2016

In:Mobile |Mobile testing |Software Testing |Technology |Web Services

MOBILE TESTING TOOLS Since mobile applications have become ever more important, an increasing variety of tools and online resources have emerged to help you test them. Tools exist for native […]

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Cross-platform app development: when, why, and how?

By  on April 26, 2016

In:Cross Platform |Mobile |Mobile Apps |mobile devices |Native app

Last month Microsoft announced some big news, including in particular the acquisition of Xamarin. If you´ve never heard of them before, they are one of the most important companies developing […]

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What We Learnt From Mobile World Congress

By  on March 13, 2015

In:Innovation |Mobile

Last week nearly 100,000 people attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Some of the major product launches at the event, such as Samsung´s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, […]

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New Mobile Testing Strategies For An Always-On World

By  on December 12, 2014

In:Mobile |Software Testing

Mobile applications are increasingly the point where customers interact and engage with your company. Those apps which are successful and which users want to use, transform business operations. No longer […]

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Mobile Tech Inspires New Products At Belatrix’s Hackathon

By  on December 2, 2014

In:Innovation |Mobile |Software Product Development

Innovation, creativity, leadership – plus some cracking final products – and you can see why Belatrix’s “Codefest 2014” Hackathon was a resounding success. Here at Belatrix we organized this internal […]

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Variables to consider in mobile app design and testing

By  on September 22, 2014

In:Mobile |Software Product Development |Software Testing

¿Why the mobile market is booming? In the last few years we’ve been experiencing accelerated changes in the mobile market. The three biggest advantages of the mobile world are the […]

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Why should you be moving to mobile Cross Platform Development?

By  on July 23, 2014

In:Mobile |Software Product Development

If you’re thinking of going mobile, delivering online services or updating your existing app, you know that you need to deliver on multiple platforms. And that’s when you need to […]

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Principles for accessibility in app design

By  on July 15, 2014

In:Mobile |Software Product Development

Introduction Since ancient times, technology has been used as a social tool to improve human quality of life. Recently, with the huge impulse in mobile software development and the growing […]

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Reflections from Agile 2017: How to avoid falling into the dark side of Agile development

By  on November 8, 2017

In:Agile |Agile Development

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate, along with three other members of Belatrix Argentina and Peru, in the “Ágiles 2017” conference. This was the tenth edition […]

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Why you should consider behavior-driven development

By  on May 22, 2017

In:Agile |Agile Development |Behavior-driven development (BDD)

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is an increasingly popular software development methodology which evolved out of more traditional Agile development processes. However, many companies are reluctant or hesitant to change how they […]

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Training the University of Aconcagua in Agile project management

By  on December 22, 2016

In:Agile |Agile Development

A few weeks ago I gave an Agile training session at the University of Aconcagua (UDA) in Argentina. The idea behind the workshop was to see if we could help […]

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Leadership skills in Agile teams

By  on February 9, 2016

In:Agile |Agile Development |Management |software development |Teamwork

The importance of empowerment and autonomy in Agile development   Successful Agile development teams self-organize to achieve their goals. The key is teamwork and it is only accomplished when everyone […]

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Top 5 Things Business Executives Need To Know About Agile

By  on November 9, 2015

In:Agile |Agile Development

Agile development is the new reality for driving digital technology agendas. Earlier this year, reflecting the ever rising interest and focus on Agile, the research company Gartner published a report […]

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Build The Right Software Architecture

By  on October 7, 2015

In:Agile |Agile Development

Next week I will host a webinar together with Belatrix expert Uzi Mamani where we will discuss how building the right software architecture can make your business more nimble and […]

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Agile Teams Having Fun With Retrospectives

By  on May 19, 2015

In:Agile |Scrum

In Agile development the retrospective meeting is one of the most important elements, but Scrum Masters and their teams far too often overlook it, or don´t give it sufficient attention. […]

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Join Our Upcoming Webinar “Stories From The Agile War Room”

By  on May 15, 2015

In:Agile |Webinar

Next week I will host a webinar with three of Belatrix´s senior Scrum Masters to discuss best practices for Agile. As we all know, reading about the principles of Agile […]

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Why Digital Technologies Encourage Businesses To Look To Nearshore Agile Innovation

By  on May 11, 2015

In:Agile |Nearshore

Organizations continue to face ever greater challenges caused by the explosion in digital technologies. In particular the speed of business and technological change is relentless, while customer expectations are higher […]

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Why Argentina must focus on education to lead in the knowledge-based economy

By  on March 28, 2018

In:Innovation |Institutional

As part of President Macri’s new “Consejo de Notables” knowledge commision, I’ll be pushing for changes to the education sector to prepare our country for technology innovation and creating high-value […]

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Empower your VP of Innovation to thrive in a time of digital disruption

By  on January 18, 2018

In:Digital transformation |Innovation

We’re living in a time of unparalleled change and disruption. Between 2000 and 2015, 52% of Fortune 500 companies were acquired, went bankrupt, or disappeared from the list. In order […]

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A world of innovation on display at our annual Hackatrix

By  on May 24, 2017

In:Agile Development |Hackathon |Innovation

In a world where the cadence of product releases continues to increase rapidly, the ability to quickly spin-up a prototype at little cost, represents a key skill for today’s product […]

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Brexit and what it means for the tech services industry

By  on June 29, 2016

In:Innovation |Technology

With Brexit we’re witnessing the greatest political, economic, and social upheaval in the UK that we’ve seen for decades. For the UK tech industry, the research firm Gartner predicts that […]

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The Tech Leaders’ New Playbook For Innovation

By  on August 11, 2015

In:Hackathon |Innovation

Executives have long noted the disjuncture between corporate R&D spending and innovation. Nokia for example was for years one of the largest R&D spenders in the world, yet for all […]

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Creating An Innovation Team, Part 2

By  on July 7, 2015

In:Innovation |Nearshore

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about why new digital technologies drive organizations to look to nearshore Agile innovation. I promised that as follow-up I would provide guidance […]

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What We Learnt From Mobile World Congress

By  on March 13, 2015

In:Innovation |Mobile

Last week nearly 100,000 people attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Some of the major product launches at the event, such as Samsung´s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones, […]

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Best Practices For Building a Nearshore Innovation Team

By  and on March 9, 2015

In:Business |Innovation

Are you a football or basketball fan? Did you enjoy the last Super Bowl or NBA All-Star game? If you did, you’re familiar with what a great team looks like. […]

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The next cloud boom will be for IoT platforms

By  on April 19, 2018

In:Business |Cloud |Cloud Computing |SaaS

I recently joined the well-known Silicon Valley SaaS evangelist and investor, Jason Green, to discuss the software-as-a-service landscape. SaaS was the first cloud category to reach maturity. This was indeed […]

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How to easily create a private cloud using BeDrive

By  on March 21, 2018

In:Cloud |Technology

  In this post I will show you how to create a private cloud using BeDrive and upload it on any host. BeDrive is a platform used to create a […]

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Containerization Growth Positions Kubernetes for Wider Deployment

By  on September 11, 2017

In:Cloud |Cloud Computing

Three years ago Google, along with Microsoft, IBM, and Red Hat, introduced the business technology world to Kubernetes, an open-source system for managing containers. The central benefit of Kubernetes lies […]

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Moving to a serverless architecture in 2017

By  on January 23, 2017

In:Big data |Cloud |Gartner Research |Technology

In 2017 it is a safe prediction that more and more projects will use big data. The availability and need for data from different sources, whether for real-time analytics in […]

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3 Strategies To Hire Software Developers in 2017

By  on May 12, 2017

In:Nearshore |Outsourcing |software deployment

The importance of software in 2017 cannot be overstated. Every company today relies on software, whether it’s embedding software into traditional manufacturing products, or engaging customers via a mobile application. […]

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Five keys to success when working with an outsourced software development partner

By  on January 2, 2013

In:Agile |Communication |Nearshore |Offshore |Outsourcing |Scrum |Teamwork

A healthy relationship between client and development partner is the key to success. This generates a good atmosphere where both parties can collaborate to achieve goals and generate greater value […]

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Communication trip ups that make or break projects (Part 1)

By  on December 31, 2012

In:Agile |Communication |Empowerment |Innovation |Management |Outsourcing |Performance

Ten years ago when we first started this business we imagined that any early communication issues would be solved once people mastered English. Over time, we learned that there are […]

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MIT Business Report on Innovation Funding

By  on November 19, 2012

In:Consumer needs |Customer Engagement |Ideas |Innovation |Outsourcing

Where does innovation come from? That’s the question posed by a recent MIT Technology Review Business Report on Innovation Funding.  It’s a good read for those of you wanting to […]

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The most important UX trends for 2018

By  on July 6, 2018

In:UI |UX

This is the last blog of a series of articles that examine different topics of UX design. All this week we have been publishing blogs regarding the role of UX […]

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An introduction to the role of psychology in visual interaction

By  on July 5, 2018

In:UI |UX

Welcome again to our UX design week. In this blog we highlight the importance of psychology, visual perception and cultural systems to build effective and enjoyable user experiences. Usually, when […]

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UX design: the key elements of building an omnichannel experience

By  on July 4, 2018

In:UI |UX

Continuing with our UX design week, today we examine the omnichannel experience. We explore the difference between multichannel and omnichannel, what are its most important elements, and some of the […]

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UX design methods: when do we use them, and why

By  on July 3, 2018

In:UX

Welcome to the second blog of our series of articles about UX design. Here, we will examine how the UX methodology influences the software development process, how to choose a […]

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Why UX design is so important in agile software development

By  on July 2, 2018

In:UI |UX

UX design is a fundamental component when developing products and interfaces that meet the needs of demanding users. However, have you wondered about the “what”, the “when” and the “how” […]

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7 top tips to scope and estimate your UX project

By  on March 22, 2016

In:UX

Last week we hosted a webinar examining best practices for scoping and estimating your UX project. In this blog post I want to highlight the 7 top tips which emerged […]

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March is user experience month at Belatrix

By  on March 15, 2016

In:UX |Webinar

This month we’re conducting a series of webinars, blog posts and articles about user experience (UX). UX today is no longer the narrow field of simply developing a compelling user […]

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Our top blogs of 2015 and what they mean for 2016

By  on January 15, 2016

In:Technology |UI |UX |Wearables

We decided to review our top blog posts of 2015 to identify the key trends and determine what those trends will mean for 2016. Here’s our analysis: 1. How to easily […]

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How To Create A Cost Effective UX

By  on November 24, 2015

In:UX

Last week I gave a speech at Interaction South America (#ISA15), one of the largest UX events in South America. I spoke about how companies can implement cost-effective UX. We […]

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A quick guide to the CloudFail tool

By  on August 16, 2018

In:Technology

We often come across sites or servers protected with CloudFlare, but to carry out a good penetration test it is almost mandatory to know the actual IP of the site. […]

Read more...

AngularJS functionalities: $digest() vs. $apply()

By  on August 9, 2018

In:Technology

Developers use $scope.apply() extensively. But do you know why is it used and when should it be used? JavaScript is a shift-based language. What does this mean? It means that […]

Read more...

Avoiding the mess of Apple Maps

By  on August 6, 2018

In:Technology

Should you ever rebuild your software product from the ground-up? Apple has announced that it will be rebuilding its Maps application from the “ground up”. To be fair, its Maps […]

Read more...

Belatrix recognized as one of the top places to work for millennials

By  on August 2, 2018

In:Human Resources |Institutional

I’m delighted to announce that Belatrix has just been recognized as one of the best places to work for the millennial generation, by the organization Great Place to Work. This […]

Read more...

Celebrating Peru’s Independence Day – and strengthening ties with Argentina

By  on August 1, 2018

In:Human Resources

Last week I attended Perú’s independence day celebrations at a special event here in Mendoza, Argentina. The event was held in the Hotel Aconcagua, hosted by the Peruvian Consul General, […]

Read more...

How one startup boosted productivity by a factor of 10 using Google Flutter

By  on August 1, 2018

In:Business |Technology

Recently I was speaking with Rodney Aiglstorfer, CEO of the airline software startup, Aeyrium. The startup helps people, ranging from individual pilots to small and mid-size airline businesses and aircraft […]

Read more...

Manufacturing goes Digital

By  on July 26, 2018

In:Digital transformation

Our latest report, “Manufacturing Goes Digital”, is the case study of the digital transformation of PLA, one of Belatrix’s manufacturing customers, and one of the most forward-thinking companies in its […]

Read more...

Integration becomes sexy at WSO2Con

By  on July 23, 2018

In:Digital transformation

#AgileIntegration was the hashtag for the conference WSO2Con 2018 that was hosted in San Francisco in a great hotel close to the Moscone Center. WSO2 is one of the most […]

Read more...

Behind the scenes of the digital transformation of the World Cup

By  on July 19, 2018

In:Digital transformation |Technology

The World Cup 2018 is now over, 32 teams fighting it out for over four weeks to become the greatest in the world. This year the new technologies were just […]

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