What is a Chief Digital Officer? Unveiling the Chief Digital Officer’s Role in Bridging IT and Marketing for Future-Ready Business Success Find Out More It’s 2024 and we’re talking about the Chief Digital Officer role. This is a role that hasn’t been heard by many but it’s pivotal in the new digital landscape. The role of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) has emerged as a pivotal force driving innovation and strategic transformation. A CDO, by definition, is a senior executive responsible for adopting and integrating digital technologies across an organization. Their role, however, extends far beyond mere technological implementation. As

Considering IT as the Main Strategist I’ve been in the industry for about 15 years now. I’ve gone through the various stages of software development and ended up in management; I personally prefer the fusion of IT and business. It seems that corporations like it too. The issue arrises when the business side starts to believe that IT should make business strategies just because it “sounds IT.” Imagine something as simple as shipping on a website. If you were to ask me how long it would take to incorporate shipping, depending on the platform, I would usually say a few

BI Decision-Making with Imperfect Data It’s human nature. Individuals believe that data must be perfect in order to start making decisions. To get around this deeply engraved notion, business needs to shift focus from “I need the data to be 100% accurate if you want me to tell you xyz” to “my tolerance to data accuracy is x%. As long as I can see trends from the data that’s provided, I can start making informed decisions.” This is not related to blatantly wrong data. If your company is doing a $100 million in revenue per year, but your BI tool

Practical Tips for a Big Impact Before I begin, I want to let you know that every person gets excited about their company and wants to spread the word as quickly as possible. Unfortunately there’s no cheating with this and you just have to put the work in. Well there is “a way to cheat,” but the risks far outweigh the rewards. Advertising is a strategic guessing game unfortunately. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. My Background I normally work closely with a company (usually a vendor) and will split my time between organic and paid advertisement (ads). I work

Selecting the Right Model for Your Company The SOW vs Time and Material debate. Both have their strengths and both have their weaknesses. There are a few things that we’ll discuss in this article that might convince you to go one way or another. I’ll post my preference at the end as well. What is an SOW? The Statement of Work is a legally binding document that outlines the activities, deliverables, and timetables to the client. It’s a contract that shows exactly what the software development agency will do for the client. It lists the agreed-upon requirements and how much

Effective Approaches for Resolution The job of a software development team is to help clients get the most for their money. Dealing with difficult clients is something that plagues those teams. Whether it’s because they’re new to the industry or this particular client has a history of being difficult, there are steps you can take to minimize the drama and stay on top of things. Spoiler alert, most of the time it’s not the client’s fault. Your Client Isn’t the Enemy It’s easy to get wrapped up in the drama of a difficult client and think that they are the

Understanding the Entrepreneurship Dilemma Have you ever wondered why software developers aren’t starting their own businesses? It’s a question that’s been on my mind for a long time. After all, there are so many apps out there today that could benefit from having someone in charge of the development and marketing process. The problem is that even though developers have the skills and knowledge necessary to build successful apps, most don’t want to go through all of the work involved in launching a company from scratch — especially when they could make more money doing something else instead. Software developers

The Right Move for Your Company? When you’re thinking about developing your own software, there are many factors to consider. This includes whether the company will be using the solution internally or if it needs to be shared with other departments or businesses. In this article we’ll explore some of those factors so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not starting up your own development team is right for your company and its needs. The advantages of buying a ready-made software solution You’ve decided to go ahead and develop your own software, but why? The benefits

Key Steps to Get Going You’ve seen others build an app and make millions. You think to yourself, “why not me? I think I have a pretty creative mind. Let me come up with a million dollar idea and get this app rolling.” What majority of people forget is that it’s still a business and should be treated as such. Your product is a piece of software. Business fundamentals still play a huge part. Begin with a unique idea for a software product. The first step to creating a successful software business is to come up with an original idea for a

Custom Software’s Impact on Small Businesses The benefits of custom software development are many, and it’s a good idea for any small business to consider it. While there are many different types of applications that can be created for use in your business, these five stand out as being especially valuable: Flexibility. Ability to change on a dime. Goliath off-the-shelf applications are difficult to make your own. Faster turnaround times. It’s easier to modify if the system was designed for it. Cost savings for long-term contracts or recurring fees. Lower risk by leveraging on prior work done by other developers/consultants/system