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Money 20/20: The future of finance and key dynamics

By  on October 20, 2017

In:Agile Development |Digital transformation |Financial

Next week I will be at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to discussing some of the key dynamics taking place in finance and fintech – if you […]

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How can we reduce gender inequality in technology?

By  on October 17, 2017

In:Human Resources

Nearshore Americas recently published an important article on gender equality in the nearshore technology services industry. It’s disappointing that Belatrix was one of just three nearshore companies to provide information […]

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Belatrix Wins IDEA Award for Enterprise Institutional Excellence

By  on October 14, 2017

In:Awards

I’m delighted to be able to announce that Belatrix has won the Argentine IDEA Award for Enterprise Institutional Excellence. This award recognizes companies that have achieved excellence with respect to […]

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Blockchain businesses: What the Harvard Business Review got wrong

By  on October 12, 2017

In:Technology

Together with independent blockchain consultant Tim Myers, Belatrix has just published a new whitepaper examining the impact of blockchain. This distributed ledger technology has been the subject of much debate in technology circles […]

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Digital transformation: The importance of integration

By  on October 6, 2017

In:Digital transformation

Over the last year, much has been said and written about digital transformation and how it has the potential to change our everyday lives, and push organizations to innovate their […]

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Eli Broad: Learning from one of the top 100 greatest business minds

By  on September 26, 2017

In:Healthcare |Technology

The serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Eli Broad, has been named by Forbes as one of the 100 greatest business minds. In a wonderful quote, Broad says:  “If you look at […]

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Bloomberg’s Carol Massar: “So what the heck is digital transformation?”

By  on September 21, 2017

In:Digital transformation

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio by Carol Massar and I loved when she asked, what the heck is digital transformation? As she put it […]

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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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Using technology to fight gender-based violence

By  on August 30, 2017

In:Hackathon |Technology

At a time when technology is meeting more and more of our needs, now it’s the turn of personal security. Last Saturday, I attended the Hackathon “Mujer Segura” (“Secure Woman”) […]

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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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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award, my thank you speech

By  on May 2, 2017

In:Awards |software development

Maybe you’ve seen the press release, but my partners and I were recently named EY “Entrepreneurs of the Year” in Argentina in the Emerging Entrepreneurs category. Since I ceded the […]

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Judging the top socially responsible companies

By  on April 20, 2017

In:Awards |software development

Last week I was honored to be a judge in the Global Sourcing Council 3S Awards. These awards recognize companies and individuals who implement sustainable and socially responsible sourcing practices. […]

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Why nearshore will be the answer businesses look for amid Trump’s visa clampdown

By  on December 13, 2016

In:Agile Development |software development

The world of traditional IT outsourcing is going to change. Worker displacement has become a lightning-rod issue, that now stretches across the political spectrum. In recent weeks we have seen: […]

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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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10 Must-Have Principles for Agile Testers

By  and on August 5, 2013

In:Agile |Automation Testing |Software Testing |Testing

At Belatrix, we believe that Agile testing is a better and more effective form of QA testing. According to Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, a professional Agile […]

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10 reasons for why great new product development ideas go nowhere

By  on April 4, 2013

In:Agile |Innovation |New product development |NPD |R&D Labs |Testing

I was recently doing some research on new product development (NPD) and came across an excellent blog from Ian McAllister.  Ian (as the blog notes) runs Amazon’s worldwide Wish List […]

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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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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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Scrum Master Roundtable – The Highlights

By  on April 1, 2015

In:Agile |Scrum

How do you know if a Scrum Master is doing their job well? Drop in on a meeting, and if it´s the Scrum Master doing all the talking, then you […]

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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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Why The Real News At The CES Is All About Software

By  on January 12, 2015

In:Innovation

Now that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is over for another year, here at Belatrix we wanted to share with you our highlights from the event and share our interpretation […]

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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 […]

Read more...

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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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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How I Became A UX Developer

By  on August 24, 2015

In:UX

Even as a traditional, old-school developer, I’ve always enjoyed working on front end applications. Here I can immerse myself in the user’s interactions, to understand how color impacts decisions, and […]

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How To Avoid 7 Common UX Pitfalls

By  on August 4, 2015

In:Design |UI |UX

Looking at design from a “developer” perspective, becoming a designer is a natural step. But not all of us have the design gene in our DNA. Many of us are […]

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How To Rapidly Improve The UX Of Your Products

By  on July 15, 2015

In:UX

Creating compelling user experiences (UX) has become one of the top priorities of organizations.  According to the research firm Gartner customer experience initiatives, of which UX is a critical part, […]

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Money 20/20: The future of finance and key dynamics

By  on October 20, 2017

In:Agile Development |Digital transformation |Financial

Next week I will be at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to discussing some of the key dynamics taking place in finance and fintech – if you […]

Read more...

How can we reduce gender inequality in technology?

By  on October 17, 2017

In:Human Resources

Nearshore Americas recently published an important article on gender equality in the nearshore technology services industry. It’s disappointing that Belatrix was one of just three nearshore companies to provide information […]

Read more...

Belatrix Wins IDEA Award for Enterprise Institutional Excellence

By  on October 14, 2017

In:Awards

I’m delighted to be able to announce that Belatrix has won the Argentine IDEA Award for Enterprise Institutional Excellence. This award recognizes companies that have achieved excellence with respect to […]

Read more...

Blockchain businesses: What the Harvard Business Review got wrong

By  on October 12, 2017

In:Technology

Together with independent blockchain consultant Tim Myers, Belatrix has just published a new whitepaper examining the impact of blockchain. This distributed ledger technology has been the subject of much debate in technology circles […]

Read more...

Digital transformation: The importance of integration

By  on October 6, 2017

In:Digital transformation

Over the last year, much has been said and written about digital transformation and how it has the potential to change our everyday lives, and push organizations to innovate their […]

Read more...

Eli Broad: Learning from one of the top 100 greatest business minds

By  on September 26, 2017

In:Healthcare |Technology

The serial entrepreneur and philanthropist, Eli Broad, has been named by Forbes as one of the 100 greatest business minds. In a wonderful quote, Broad says:  “If you look at […]

Read more...

Bloomberg’s Carol Massar: “So what the heck is digital transformation?”

By  on September 21, 2017

In:Digital transformation

A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio by Carol Massar and I loved when she asked, what the heck is digital transformation? As she put it […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

Using technology to fight gender-based violence

By  on August 30, 2017

In:Hackathon |Technology

At a time when technology is meeting more and more of our needs, now it’s the turn of personal security. Last Saturday, I attended the Hackathon “Mujer Segura” (“Secure Woman”) […]

Read more...
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