Digital Transformation

The past year has seen digitalization initiatives increase by an as-yet incalculable degree. Driven by a requirement to diversify and protect vulnerable operating models during a period of unprecedented (and unpredictable) disruption, there’s been a whole host of interesting developments and digital transformation success stories. In order to keep competitive and in some cases simply stay afloat, many companies have been forced to adapt and digitalize their offerings. Local restaurants have moved into the online space, partnering up with UberEats to deliver their dishes to quarantined customers; gym instructors have studios for streaming their classes online..

However, the move towards…


Software as a Service (SaaS) is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the tech industry. In fact, according to studies, SaaS is expected to reach a market size of over $185.8 billion by 2024.

In this piece, we discuss what SaaS is all about, its benefits, and how offshoring SaaS development can prove to be beneficial for your business.

What is SaaS?

Simply put, SaaS is a software distribution model that allows end-users to connect and use cloud-based applications over the internet. …


More and more companies are relying on a geographically dispersed workforce to build innovative solutions and scale at speed. While there are many benefits of working with global teams, the most significant advantage is the unlimited access to large pools of people with strong functional expertise and deep technical knowledge.

However, on the flip side, building and managing a global team can seem challenging, especially if you’ve never done it before. …


Tech skills shortages in North America and Western Europe aren’t new. In fact, this March saw a major UK thinktank declare that the country is heading towards a “catastrophic” digital skills shortage “disaster”. Likewise, retaining elite talent is also a challenge with employee engagement an enormous part of what makes a particular role fulfilling. On top of that, hiring professionals in HR departments have a global pandemic to content with, alongside all of its resultant permutations.

Job losses, mental health issues, and a foreboding economic downturn are just three factors that face those in charge of hiring top talent. And…


Smartphones have revolutionised our lives in ways that go well beyond how we communicate, and there’s no turning back. Today, more than four billion people in the world use the handheld device to navigate, follow the news, listen to music, play games, watch movies, order food, read product reviews, and buy goods. Safe to say, man’s best companion is no longer a dog — it’s a smartphone.

Over the last decade, mobile app development has become such an increasingly profitable business. In fact, in 2023, mobile apps are projected to generate more than 770 billion euros in revenues. …


This is the third part of a series titled ‘A Guide to Employee Engagement in 2021’. Check other articles from this series:

In this piece, we conclude our series by answering one of the most important questions — how to improve employee engagement. …


We saw in the past 12 months a rise in digital initiatives unprecedented in recent years. Whether it was ‘uberised’ food delivery networks cooperating with local cafes serving loyal customers their favourite food to their door, or fitness instructors swapping the studio for the living room with virtual classes — nothing, it seemed, was off limits for transformation.

But, the talent shortage in Europe and North America makes things difficult. The UK alone has over 600,000 vacancies in digital technology, and 69% of US employers are struggling to find the digitally skilled workers they need. The reality is that local…


One of the emerging trends in today’s business world is the exponential increase in the number of global teams. While this practice isn’t necessarily new or modern, it has become increasingly popular in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. With businesses across the world being forced to operate remotely, the concept of working with a global workforce is no longer the bogeyman it once used to be.

And today, this acceptance has manifested itself in the form of many working models: including outsourcing, staff augmentation, and offshoring. In this piece, we compare two popular models that have gained momentum in…


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Transformation has accelerated across industries in light of the coronavirus pandemic — but it wasn’t exactly moving at a snail’s pace in the years prior. At least not in the financial services sector, where neobanking has given the traditional high-street giants a run for their proverbial money.

In April’s edition of Going Digital First, we take a closer look at…


Like the ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’, ‘edge computing’ has escaped the buzzword bubble and is now a tangible technology that is gaining significant traction. And with businesses across the globe keen on implementing the latest IT practices to stay ahead of the competition, this paradigm is only set to become more popular.

But what does edge computing really mean? How can the concept help organisations build relevant IT products and services? Let’s explore…

The drawback of centralised systems

In the early days of computers, there were centralised systems that performed the majority of work on-site. …

Emilien Coquard

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