Thoughts on Tech

Month: September 2020

The long-term demand for remote work

Whilst everyone initially thought the global pandemic was going to be a brief event which blew over and like returned to normality, it looking increasingly likely that the truth is rather different. Habits are being changed, lifestyles and different and employees are demanding more from their employees. How do businesses, especially those heavily reliant on ‘places of work’ react to these changes, ensuring their employees stays efficient?

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Buy it or Build it?

Software has evolved hugely over the past 10-20 years, moving from MS-DOS based command line entry, to C# based Windows Apps, to Web-based apps utelising Adobe Flash, and now everything is all about serverless apps and microservices. One things has stayed true though, a good app drives efficiencies in any business – the question is, do you have to build that software from the ground up to give yourself that edge over your competitors, or does buying off the shelf do the job?

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