The corona pandemic has prompted a sea change in the way businesses operate, the way people work — and how we live our lives. The commute, once a daily activity used to prepare yourself for the day ahead, has for many been relegated to what seems a bygone era, replaced en-masse by the telecommute. In actuality, once things do indeed get back to normal it’s almost certain we’ll see a return to commuting — perhaps it won’t be quite as frequent as before, with many organisations confirming plans to keep significant sections of their workforce on a permanent work-from-home basis…


A recent study conducted by the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) showed a shortfall of roughly 59,000 engineers annually in the UK.

Other studies have confirmed that the unemployment rate for engineers in the US is less than 1%, making them the most in-demand professionals in the world today. To further add to this scarcity, research also shows that 50% of people in technology are planning a career change.

The reality is apparent — world-class developers are not only hard to find, but they also have the luxury of choosing the organisation they work for. However, if you, as a business…


Where you work has a huge impact on how you work — after all, you spend over one-third of your day at the office. Studies conducted by Gensler show that a well-designed office space can foster healthy company culture and increase the productivity of employees by over 20%.

However, despite the studies and statistics, a significant number of employers still tend to overlook the design of the office space. It isn’t just about Feng Shui or crystals and manifestation; it’s about creating a welcoming work environment and getting the job done. …


Digital transformation continues at an accelerated pace — partly driven by a requirement for increased resilience, diversified revenue streams, and continued competitiveness in the age of the coronavirus. Whether it’s cake shops offering their recipes at a price online, or traditional family-run restaurants having to embrace the ‘Uberisation’ of food consumption.

We’ve seen gyms and fitness instructors move their products online and new apps enter that marketplace and disrupt an industry where a lack of dedicated brick and mortar space was seen as a definite barrier of entry. …


Hardly any business, irrespective of its size, has been spared by the Covid pandemic. With entire industries shut down and companies forced to adapt and evolve, it’s safe to say that there’s no going back.

One the one hand, the silver lining is that more and more organisations are leveraging technology and digitalisation to sustain their business. On the other hand, some businesses have responded with innovative solutions that push them into new markets. In this piece, we explore a few such companies and their business transformation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

1. Say goodbye to gym class weighting times

Brick and mortar gyms, fitness studios, and franchises have…


Digital transformation and the results of it are nothing new — yet with the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, it can feel like the latest business buzzword appearing in every corporate monthly magazine and hot on the lips of every senior executive. In fact, one could wager that Apple’s introduction of the iPod represents, among a certain age demographic, their first time witnessing digitalisation really disrupting an industry — it changed the way the ‘man on the street’ consumed entertainment.

A total game-changer, the transformation of the music industry was a precursor for a lot of what we witness on the…


Building the tech infrastructure of your business, choosing the right tools, and outlining a foolproof technical strategy, all while managing a diverse team of engineers — if you’re a CTO, then this is probably what your day looks like.

And when you have a never-ending list of responsibilities, a team to lead, and deadlines to deliver, keeping up with the latest technologies and management strategies can be difficult. In our first edition, we curated a list of podcasts for CTOs, that you can read on the go. …


We’re at the midpoint of 2020, a year that reminds us of every apocalypse movie we’ve ever seen — and there’s so much we still don’t know. Can the world fight Covid-19? Will the global economic crash lead to another Great Depression? Is the ‘new normal’ here to stay? There are so many questions, yet, very few answers.

However, over the last six months, in response to the pandemic, the world has seen some common emerging business trends. In this piece, we analyse five such trends and their significance in the post-Covid world.

1. The era of digital transformation

Digital Transformation is a business trend that…


The concept of building distributed teams has become increasingly popular in recent times. With the world today embracing a global workforce, more and more businesses are taking off on an offshoring pilgrimage, maneuvering through the plethora of overseas offerings that are available.

Different models, geographical locations, and blurry track records all intersect in ways that are extremely difficult to untangle. This collection of offshoring terms provides the first tentative step towards defining vendors and making an informed decision for moving parts of your business elsewhere.

1. Outsourcing

Among the many different terms under the offshoring umbrella, outsourcing has perhaps been the most…


The concept of building remote teams and offshore software development. has gained significant traction in recent times. With the COVID-19 pandemic further urging businesses to work remotely, working with distributed teams is no longer the bogeyman it once used to be. For many organisations, building a remote team is now a calculated business move — one that allows them to access talent without geographical restrictions.

However, that being said, the concept of offshore software development has, in some ways, suffered a credibility crash. Decades of offshoring development processes only to receive cheap code and crashed projects, continue to hamper cooperation…

Emilien Coquard

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