Custom Software is a Bad Idea

Patrick Turner Digital, Outsourcing, Product Development

If you were to ask me to build custom word processing software, I would very quickly respond that you should just go out and buy Microsoft Word. You might respond with, “Word has too many features that make it complicated to use,” or maybe just, “I don’t want to give Microsoft any more money.” Whatever your reason, I’d be hard …

2019 Trends Part 2: Technology Impacting Culture and Society

Patrick Turner Agile, Culture, Product Development

Last week I stuck to technology and how our approach is changing to build the best software experiences we’ve ever built. This week I’m changing gears a little to talk about culture, a subject you know I’m passionate about. More so, I’ll talk about how we as software technology professionals can impact society on the whole. Mobility and Smart City …

7 Tech Trends for 2019

Patrick Turner Agile, Culture, DevOps, Digital, Home Automation, Product Development

2019 Trends Part 1 2018 was a big year for us with significant progress in our agile transformation and digital transformation practices. Culture continues to be a big part of the impact on our organization, and on how we impact our customer partners. This year, I’ve broken up the conversation into two parts, one on technology (my first passion) and the second on …

5 Crucial Tech Goals for Your 2018 Plan

Patrick Turner DevOps, Outsourcing, Product Development

2018 is going to be the year of transformation, and companies will look to make sense of where, why, and how technology fits into it all. These transformative processes and practices will hit critical mass, and if left on the back burner, you may be left struggling against your competition. Place them on your radar for the new year, and …

4 Types of Software Development You Can Entrust to a Partner

Patrick Turner Agile, DevOps, Digital, Outsourcing, Product Development

Outsourcing software development is a choice that countless organizations continue to make, from tiny tech start-ups to massive Fortune 500 firms. Choosing to work with a software development partner offers many advantages, but it also entails a number of potential risks that should be managed with careful planning and frequent communication. The good news is that trustworthy, excellent software development …

Keeping HIPAA Happy: Top Ways to Protect Your Data

Patrick Turner Healthcare, Product Development

Technology has been moving at neck breaking speeds for the past few decades. As it moves forward, so do the uses as industries find more ways to go digital. Applications storing health care records are one of the most popular uses as of late. No matter what the application is and what it does, companies can’t afford to be willy-nilly when …

5 Ways to Remove Technical Debt From Your Software’s Code

Patrick Turner Product Development

When you’re writing new software, time and budget constraints are inevitable. This can lead to cutting corners with your code, building software with old technology or not designing something as you would if you had more time. In turn, you take on technical debt with the intention of going back and fixing your code later. But new tasks arise, and …