Several days before Halloween, the email comes in. It’s from your boss, addressed to your whole department. To your fright, your team has been selected to plan the upcoming Halloween party. You’ll need decorations, a healthy smattering of candy selections and of course, a proper guideline for the company’s costume contest.
When it comes to developing and deploying new applications, timing is everything. Your team has to fire on all cylinders to ensure that projects launch in conjunction with marketing pushes, product launches and other organizational initiatives to achieve optimal results. And in today’s complex and competitive market, it isn’t enough to simply hit your deadlines. You’ve got to hit them faster than the competition, and you’ve got to make sure that it’s done right the first time.
Every year since 1963, it has been a tradition that the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, designed to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the pioneering entrepreneurs and small business owners that are the cornerstone of our communities and economy at large.
Global consumer demand for mobile applications dramatically increased from 400 million to 1.8 billion in just a matter of eight years. The landscape has radically changed since the first smart phone, equipped with only a calculator, world clock, calendar, and contact book, was introduced by IBM in 1993. Now, customers spend 90 percent of their digital time using mobile apps and only 10 percent browsing websites. An average user also downloads about nine applications per month and are satisfied with them only 55 percent of the time.