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The idea of digital transformation and what that means to organizations is something that is top of mind in all industries, including the retail space.

Providing a seamless customer experience across the customer lifecycle is crucial to the success of retail organizations. As new technologies and channels continuously emerge, it can become increasingly difficult for the IT department to keep up with the shifting needs of the business to provide a seamless customer experience. 

This article is the second in a two-part series that explores the problems and solutions I’ve found in managing a globally distributed project team.  Over the past 20 years, I have managed project teams that spanned the globe and others that were all located in the same office.  While the challenges with both types of teams are similar, the issues with teams that are spread out, sometimes across many time zones, many languages and many cultures, can be harder to overcome.

NativeScript is one of the many approaches to write applications for both iOS and Android. The goal of this blog is to show you how easy it is to dive into it, with just a few simple steps you can have your first app running on your cell phone.

For that, we will cover the simplest development scenario for it:/p>

  • Choose your pill (whether it's NativeScript native or combined with Vue.js or Angular)
  • Choose your template or boilerplate
  • Deploy -> Changes-> Redeploy
  • Try it with your cell phone



I’ve been a software developer and architect for 20 years.  I’ve been on projects with more than 100 people all the way down to projects where I was the only one on the team.  For better or worse, it’s very normal for a lone developer to also serve as the Business Analyst on a small project.  However, for the medium to large projects I’ve been on, one critical element of success has always been the BA.

Artificial intelligence is undeniably a part of the future of business. Every year, we see new products, use cases, and industries that are born due to AI-fueled technology. The intelligent automation market is expected to grow to $230 billion by 2025, and that’s just one capability AI provides.

Every day you spend waiting to update your IT systems is another day you face the consequences of having an outdated IT system, and they’re notable. You lack the flexibility needed to deliver speedy results. You start losing your edge in the competitive marketplace. You risk losing functionality you depend on as your products update to versions your company isn’t ready to support. 

Every new technology your company buys is meant to solve a problem—and it may well do so—but often new technology also creates new problems. For your company to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, your new tech needs to connect seamlessly with other tech products you already have. That’s hard enough, but you also need to keep those connections working through all future updates each of the products have. It’s an overwhelming, ongoing issue that many businesses face.


Part of being in business today is using an array of technological tools. While tech can be used to make businesses more efficient and profitable, as more and more products are added to a company’s tech arsenal, the more you’ll face integration issues.


 Prophet recently released Altimeter’s report on their current-year research into the state of digital transformation. The 2017 State of Digital Transformation Report aggregates data taken from the survey responses of 528 digital transformation leaders and strategists. It reveals some interesting patterns, a few of which we found noteworthy.

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