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Digital Government Survey: Increasing the Quality of Citizen User Experience Is App Developer’s Top Goal

LONDON — 2nd April 2019 — OutSystems, provider of the number one platform for low-code rapid application development, today announced the results of a new Digital Government Survey. The research, conducted in partnership with IDG, revealed that the top priority of application developers at state and local government agencies is improving the quality of the citizen experience (46 percent), followed by reducing the cost of service delivery (42 percent).

Other top priorities include improving data security (42 percent), providing better access to data and information (40 percent), and increasing the speed of service delivery (38 percent).

Why Product Design Shouldn't Disregard Reliability Testing

Product designers create objects meant for use by the public or businesses, such as phones, cars and cookware. Reliability testing is also useful for testing software to make sure it isn't prone to crashes. Of course, there are thousands of different gadgets in the category of product design. Although the way a product looks is meaningful, even more critical is how functional that item is. If you create a product and it doesn't fulfill its promises, you'll have a lot of unhappy customers.

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Software Development

With a tremendous change in mobile technology, smartphones and mobile apps are ruling our lives. Calling is not the sole purpose of mobiles anymore. Every small and large business is going mobile by leveraging the benefits of video calling apps, messengers, social media apps and cloud-based apps. 

It is essential to regularly update the mobile apps to fit in the changing needs of the users and the businesses today. Innovation is a must to keep up with the recent trends of the markets and sustain the competitive edge. However, being a complex task, mobile application development requires integration of a range of features to make it a success.

5 Simple yet Effective Practices for Maximizing Your Ecommerce Customer Service

The Ecommerce industry is, for all its lucrative potential, a highly competitive field. Thousands upon thousands of online stores are battling it out for the love and affection of the ever-growing consumer market every single day – so how do you plan to stand out? The truth is that there are several key ways your Ecommerce store can separate itself from the herd, of which smart branding and stellar customer service present the winning combination for long-term success.

How to Make Your Office More Inviting

Most of the people nowadays spend much more time in the office than at home. If you’re an employee, you know how uncomfortable and tiring this can be. If you’re an employer, though, you may have wondered what you can do to make their time in the office more enjoyable for your employees. While it is a very good idea, it’s usually a bit vague. So, here are some suggestions to help you improve the work conditions for your employees.

Maturing DevOps adoption increasingly embraces the database, new Redgate research finds

Cambridge UK, Wednesday 9 January 2019 – DevOps adoption is increasing and spreading across organizations, bringing together application and database development, driving business benefits, and having a positive impact on compliance with data privacy regulations. These are the key findings of the third annual State of Database DevOps Survey, carried out by Redgate Software.

4 Franchise Development Efforts that Increase Qualified Leads

Many franchisees heavily rely on existing brand reputation that comes with every established business in order to appeal to their target audience. The support and training that come with running such a business model also help generate the right traction for your branch, which often leads franchisees to a standstill when it comes to delivering new, advanced lead generation methods. It’s commendable that a franchisees along with franchisers work together to maintain brand consistency across the board while they keep appealing to the right audience – but innovation is still needed in order to increase the quality of those leads.

Elegant MicroWeb - Offshore IT Staffing Can Help You Thrive

Elegant MicroWeb provides Staff Augmentation and dependable, experienced offshore and onsite staffing for short-term and long-term needs.

Is Your IT Team Swamped? IT Staff Augmentation is the Secret Weapon!

You understand your business better than anyone else, and you spend time on strategy, planning, product and service development, customer outreach, partnership initiatives, inventory, production, shipping, purchasing, financial and resource management and a seemingly endless list of tasks and activities that keep the business running.

Quoting IT: Mistakes and Organizational Behavior

"Luckily, the company culture is to attack the problem, not the person. Everyone understood that if one person can bring down the site, there must be a lot of other issues involved. So instead of placing the blame on me, our engineering organization made some changes to prevent that from ever happening again."

- Katie Shannon, What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.comVentureBeat, October 13, 2018.

4 Types Of Business Loans You Need To Know Of

When it comes to business loans, the first thing that a lot of less experienced entrepreneurs think about are bank loans. The fact is that banks have a very specific set of requirements, which generally includes a history of business operations, which small businesses that have just started to establish themselves in the field do not have. However, what these entrepreneurs don’t know is the fact that there are various other options to get loans for their business, each of them with their own conditions, terms, and rates, which are mostly significantly easier to get than when it comes to banks.