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Pitfalls Enterprise Mobile Development

Over the past year VCG has been engaged in three main Enterprise Mobile Development App projects. These span industries from educational technology to precision agriculture to behavioral health. And while they are in very different industries, they all have several project aspects in common. Each Enterprise Mobile Development project has a hybrid team with some…

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The Definitive Guide to Mobile App Prototype Tools

Guide to Mobile App Prototype Tools

We’ve come a long way since the “old days” of software development. Before rapid application development or extreme programming, a developer went through a variation of the following flow: You would initiate a waterfall process methodology and get all your structures in a row. You would start the process with a requirements-gathering session. In this…

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Successful Agile Offshore Development

Successful Agile Offshore Development

When it comes to offshore project management options, we have found that employing an Agile Offshore Development strategy is superior to other traditional models for many reasons. The most important being customer satisfaction. Why is Agile offshore development the preferred development strategy? This is precisely tied to the way that Agile is implemented and carried…

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Nearshoring Software Development to Latin America

Nearshoring Software Development

Since its inception in the late 1970’s, outsourcing has become a popular way for companies to reduce costs by taking advantage of the lower labor rates in overseas countries. In fact, by 2002, India had 90% of U.S. organizations’ information technology offshore business. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that the concept of nearshoring software development started to…

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Gamification Strategies for Customers and Employees

5 Gamification Strategies For Customers and Employees

Part 1 The Problem is Engagement (Mostly) Engaged consumers spend 140% more time on your website, click 600% more often on your shop, and drive 2000% more sales through their friends. Meanwhile, engaged employees are 43% more productive, drive 23% more revenue[i], are 65% more likely to recommend the company’s offerings to others[ii], and are…

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Tips for Hiring Top Developers

Tips for Hiring Top Developers

Sitting here in my Aeron-esque chair, thinking about all of the developers and managers I’ve hired, I’ve realized that there are a few specific traits that are needed for hiring top developers. Reflecting back when I got hired for the very first time out of school… it was a different time with the Internet boom…

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CMS enterprise portals for removing barriers for employees

Do I Need a CMS Enterprise Portal?

Final article in a series on CMS enterprise portals. Employee Efficiency, Employee Effectiveness, Employee Retention, and Employee Happiness And how to improve them when you are a CEO, General Manager, EVP, VP, or a division leader. It’s About Your Employees If you are a leader responsible for the smooth functioning of your organization, you will…

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How to Develop Enterprise Mobile Apps Employees Love

We are increasingly getting more and more technologically advanced as time passes by and the technology of our era is achieving new milestones every day. One of the main focuses of technology is to provide solutions for information gathering, and the biggest breakthrough in that regard has been to know how to develop enterprise mobile…

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Top 2017 Strategies For Enetrprises Mobile App Development

Yes, enterprise mobile app development has thrived its way to the year 2017 too. Why need enterprise mobile apps is out the question now. With the expansion of the mobile industry, the demand for enterprise mobile development has continued to increase. Statista says that smartphone users will grow from 4.6 billion in 2016 to 4.77…

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Top Enterprise Mobile App Development Trends

  A massive amount of consumers are widely using smartphones for internet browsing. That is why enterprise mobile app development is taking the world by storm. The enterprises now have a lot of ways to market their business and make them grow. According to a company mobility exchange analyst report, most of the users were…

ENTERPRISE APP DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES

Enterprises App Development Best Practices

  Did you know that more than 60% of all mobile customers are readily building various in-house mobile apps? Creating mobile apps is no longer considered a side project. In addition, using mobile apps is one of the key ways through which employees do their work. However, the technology and design principles for enterprise mobile…

Pitfalls Enterprise Mobile Development

Over the past year VCG has been engaged in three main Enterprise Mobile Development App projects. These span industries from educational technology to precision agriculture to behavioral health. And while they are in very different industries, they all have several project aspects in common. Each Enterprise Mobile Development project has a hybrid team with some…

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Ultimate Guide: How to Develop a Mobile App to Grow Your Business

Mobile technology is fast becoming the next major tech platform change for companies. Its rise is producing a wealth of new opportunities for major companies in the world. Today, more employees require access to data anytime and anywhere. Not only that, managers and executives also spend a lot of time outside their offices and they…

How Tech Will Change Medicine

By Eva Webster   Technology is changing everything we do and how we do it, so it should be no shocker that it is also changing how we take care of our health. The health care industry in the United States is worth $1.668 trillion, which means there is enough capital there to advance the…

Conversational Commerce Chatbots, Part II

  Many of us are familiar with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Now, and applications that perform automated tasks. These so-called ” Bots” have gotten a lot of attention. They have evolved from a simple chatbot to a bot that automates a lot of things. Nowdays bots can helps us order food, shop…

Conversational Commerce – What I Learned About Bots, Part I

  I hear my alarm go off at 7:59am. I always like to set it to a random time to wake up. I’m in San Francisco for the MobileBeat 2016 Conference held by VentureBeat. After a couple of minutes, I peer out the window of my corner room at the InterContinental Hotel and watch the goings-on of…

The Definitive Guide to Mobile App Prototype Tools

Guide to Mobile App Prototype Tools

We’ve come a long way since the “old days” of software development. Before rapid application development or extreme programming, a developer went through a variation of the following flow: You would initiate a waterfall process methodology and get all your structures in a row. You would start the process with a requirements-gathering session. In this…

Mobile App Testing Best Practices for a 5 Star Launch

Mobile App Testing Best Practices for 5 Star Launch

As we start the new year, many customers are deploying new systems into production to hit strategic goals. We here at VCG helped one of our customers release a mobile app on both the iOS and Android platforms in December. That piqued my interest to think about and talk about what it takes to successfully…

Mobile App Development Cost Breakdown

Mobile App Development Cost Breakdown

The popularity of applications and the app development that goes along with them is on the rise. It’s not surprising though. According to Nielsen, consumers spend 89% of media time in mobile apps and 11% in mobile web. This demand is putting pressure on companies of all types to comply by developing an app; either in-house or…

Enterprise Portals - Improving Employee Productivity

Part 5: Do I Need an Enterprise Portal?

How Can Employees Be More Productive? A CIO of a fortune 1000 company told me about her biggest challenge: After several weeks of training, many of her most talented younger workers were quitting in part because they were frustrated with the tools she was providing. These workers complained they were far more productive with the…

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Enterprise Portals - Finding Experts to Solve Customer Problems

Part 4: Do I Need an Enterprise Portal?

Enterprise Portal to Find the Right People Quickly This is the fourth article in our series to help you answer the question, “Do I need an Enterprise Portal?”. In Part 4 we will discuss the process improvements that can be gained in having the ability to document and search for experts within your organization. Check…

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The Benefits of Sharepoint

Have you ever been working on a project and been overwhelmed with the amount of emails and documents you receive on a daily basis? Have you got lost and confused with who is working on what document and which is the correct edited version? I know I have in the past. It’s really hard to…

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Pitfalls Enterprise Mobile Development

Over the past year VCG has been engaged in three main Enterprise Mobile Development App projects. These span industries from educational technology to precision agriculture to behavioral health. And while they are in very different industries, they all have several project aspects in common. Each Enterprise Mobile Development project has a hybrid team with some…

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5 Healthcare Software Development Fails and What We Can Learn From Them

The growth of healthcare software has risen significantly over the past few years as the medical industry tries to play catch-up with technology. Research and Markets’ North American Healthcare IT Market Report 2013-2017 forecasted The North American healthcare information technology market. The estimation is the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% to…

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Successful Agile Offshore Development

Successful Agile Offshore Development

When it comes to offshore project management options, we have found that employing an Agile Offshore Development strategy is superior to other traditional models for many reasons. The most important being customer satisfaction. Why is Agile offshore development the preferred development strategy? This is precisely tied to the way that Agile is implemented and carried…

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iOS Project Management Strategy

An iOS Project Management Strategy that Works

Many people wonder if there’s a difference in web development vs. mobile development. Is there anything special about iOS Project Management? I’ve had several prospects ask me if VCG runs mobile projects differently, and the answer is, “Yes”. Before getting into a specific project methodology, we recommend going through an initial mobile project assessment. In…

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Nearshoring Software Development to Latin America

Nearshoring Software Development

Since its inception in the late 1970’s, outsourcing has become a popular way for companies to reduce costs by taking advantage of the lower labor rates in overseas countries. In fact, by 2002, India had 90% of U.S. organizations’ information technology offshore business. It wasn’t until the 1990’s that the concept of nearshoring software development started to…

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Software Development Project Management Methodologies

Software Development Project Management Methodologies

I was thinking about some of the golden years for custom application development consulting. For VCG, 2004 – 2008 were really good year. A lot of growth was happening and we were completing some corporate development transactions and growth 60%+ per year back then. One shift that was going on back then was a transition…

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Tips for Hiring Top Developers

Tips for Hiring Top Developers

Sitting here in my Aeron-esque chair, thinking about all of the developers and managers I’ve hired, I’ve realized that there are a few specific traits that are needed for hiring top developers. Reflecting back when I got hired for the very first time out of school… it was a different time with the Internet boom…

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Seven Easy Ways to Secure Your Online Presence

7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Online Presence

Running a software development firm means I regularly get questions from colleagues, clients, and friends about online security and how to protect personal data on the web. With a growing number of high-profile online security breaches in the news, many people are taking an interest in securing their online presence. To provide a comprehensive answer…

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5 Healthcare Software Development Fails and What We Can Learn From Them

The growth of healthcare software has risen significantly over the past few years as the medical industry tries to play catch-up with technology. Research and Markets’ North American Healthcare IT Market Report 2013-2017 forecasted The North American healthcare information technology market. The estimation is the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% to…

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Business Gamification

What is Business Gamification?

Gamification is using game design elements in non-gaming contexts. The idea is that, if a system (perhaps a software tool designed to do something useful) can be fun, then people are more likely to engage with the system. It’s the art and craft bringing fun and engaging elements popularized by games to non-game systems. Gamification is…

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