Three Ways Software Development Companies Drive Digital Acceleration

As VP of Operations at BairesDev, Damián is responsible for the entire customer relations life-cycle, safeguarding the company’s operations.  

The concept of digital acceleration (clearly a child of digital transformation) has grown exponentially in the past couple of weeks. Nothing unexpected, considering the huge demand for technology solutions that the novel coronavirus pandemic generated on a worldwide scale. Nonetheless, as most businesses moved digital transformation to the top of their to-do list, many have stumbled upon the harsh reality of technology adoption: It takes crucial know-how to do it right. 

Working with software development companies has become one clear long-term solution for this dilemma. The industry knowledge, expertise and technology capabilities they bring to the table often just can’t be matched by in-house operations. And, what’s more, outsourcing IT services has proven to be a faster and more cost-effective way of developing high-quality products, even in industries as complex as healthcare. 

So, can software development companies be the answer to your digital acceleration process? Let’s answer that question by taking a look at three roles they play in this framework. 

1. Technology Discovery And Adoption

Digital transformation is a lot more than moving legacy processes into the digital realm. It requires a detailed analysis of the needs, context and opportunities of an organization and its people. Only then can you hope for some form of digital transformation. With acceleration in the mix, things are a little different. 

When time is of the essence, software development companies play a crucial role in technology discovery and adoption. Simply put, they show up knowing what’s working in the market right now and, based on your information, are able to determine whether that would work for you, too. 

In my experience, this happens a lot with artificial intelligence, cloud computing and data

Nine Software Development Trends In 2021 To Watch For Now

CEO and Founder of Qulix Systems, a software development company rendering its services globally for over 20 years.

As a very unique year slowly comes to an end, experts are here again to predict the most promising trends in the app development industry. In this article, we will discuss the cutting-edge software technologies, programming languages and other areas that I believe are going to gain more power in the software industry battle next year. 

1. Native App Development

It’s no surprise that this approach will gain momentum, especially in the banking/fintech industry, multimedia products and other areas with increased demand for flawless performance on mobile devices, reliability, quality and security. Native development provides enhanced user experience and outstanding performance when these parameters are a priority. 

2. The Internet Of Things

The rise of IoT is not going to stop in 2021. Smart home systems, Bluetooth trackers, car gadgets, point-of-sales beacons, IoT devices for manufacturers and plants, smart wearables for healthcare and fitness. This is just a handful of possible use cases for internet-of-things technologies. IoT should be mixed with AI and big data for maximum productiveness, but it remains highly trendy. According to a 2018 Bain and Co. report, “We expect the markets for IoT hardware, software, systems integration, and data and telecom services to grow to $520 billion in 2021, more than double the $235 billion spent in 2017.” 

There definitely will be more implementation opportunities that will help people improve their quality of life. More affordable and effective IoT devices will change most industries. As for IoT software development, I think IoT engineers from all over the world should improve their programming skills to write code for energy-efficient connected devices.

3. Human Augmentation

Human augmentation is a set of technologies that is used to enhance,

HITACHI Rail STS Chooses AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Software Development Environment for New Rail Safety Platform

AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, today announced that HITACHI Rail STS (Signaling and Transportation Systems) has selected AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment targeting ARM processors for the modernization of its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform, to ensure the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.

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Technical challenges of modernization
In March 2017, HITACHI Rail STS rolled out the interlocking management system of the Gare de Lyon in Paris as part of a renovation project commissioned by the French national rail company SNCF. The system, supported by a single safety platform, commands 170 switches, 115 light signals and 800 routes at any time and simultaneously, and thus requires a secure, reliable platform.

In 2018, facing the problem of obsolete equipment and the need for ever greater computing power, HITACHI Rail STS decided to further modernize its safety platform with the ambitious goal of developing a single platform that is also compatible with the constraints of rolling stock and ground signalling.

The first targets were the renovation of the metro lines in the city of Brussels with a Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) system, and the renovation of the interlocking systems of the first 280 mile-long high-speed rail line in France between Paris and Lyon.

HITACHI Rail STS identified 2 key areas of focus in order to achieve its goal:

  1. Conduct logic synthesis on the 68K CPU in order to house the “voter” function of the CSD in the Processing System part of this component, thus making it possible to reuse the coded monoprocessor production chain of the existing voter software,

  2. Port the existing application software, developed in Ada 95, to

How to mandate agility in software development, operations, and data science

Even when leaders proclaim in their townhalls that your organization needs to be more agile and nimble, they can’t mandate it. Your CIO and IT leaders may standardize on practices, metrics, and responsibilities that they describe as agile methodology standards, but they can’t dictate that everyone adopts agile cultures and mindsets.

You can select agile tools, automate more with devops practices, and enable citizen data science programs, but you can’t force adoption and demand employee happiness. IT operations may operate a hybrid multicloud architecture, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that costs are optimized or that infrastructure can scale up and down auto-magically.

So, if you were looking to quickly standardize your agile processes, or to miraculously address technical debt by shifting to agile architectures, or to instantly transform into an agile way of working, then I am sorry to disappoint you. Agility doesn’t come free, cheap, or easily. You can’t manage it on a Gantt chart with fixed timelines.

And while I believe that agility is largely a bottom-up transformation, that doesn’t mean that developers, engineers, testers, scrum masters, and other IT team members can drive agility independently. The team must work collaboratively, acknowledge tradeoffs, and define agile operating principles where there is consensus on the benefits.

So if agility can’t be mandated and requires everyone’s contributions, how do organizations become more agile? In the spirit of agile methodologies, data-driven practices, and adopting a devops culture, here are some ways everyone in the IT organization can drive agility collaboratively.

Make the case for agile methodologies 

Chapter 2 of my book, Driving Digital, is all about going from basic scrum practices to a more comprehensive agile planning process that includes assigning roles and responsibilities, planning multi-sprint backlogs, and standardizing estimating practices. When I work with teams trying to adopt agile

Developing Effective Healthcare Software Solutions Is Different From The Process Of Traditional Software Development

Technology has stepped into almost each and every industry. Technology makes our life easier and simpler. It helps us in efficiently managing tasks. Technology has touched almost every field, from logistics, entertainment, and law, to catering, etc. The healthcare industry is not far away from its touch either.

The healthcare industry is quick to realize the importance of technology. Industries are embracing technology as well as the advancement in technology. We are residing in a cut-throat competitive world, to which technology gives that much-needed edge. Technology is known to reshape the working of industries. Healthcare industries use technology to not only reduce their workload but also to accelerate their performance. Healthcare application development is one of the important solutions.

According to a survey, the market will grow at a CAGR of 5.8 percent to reach $19.3 billion by 2025. Unsurprisingly, the segment is enormous, commanding a huge market share of close to 31 percent.
Developing effective healthcare software solutions is different from the process of developing traditional software. An effective healthcare software solution requires an in-depth analysis, understanding, and implementation of technology. The demand for healthcare application development is increasing with each passing day. Get a deeper insight into it below:

What Is Traditional Software Development?

Traditional software development refers to the software development process in which simple software is designed. This development process is used when integrating advanced technology is not important. It provides simple solutions and not dynamic solutions. It is great for beginners.

What Are Effective Healthcare Software Solutions?

Effective healthcare software solutions refer to developing dynamic solutions intact with all advanced technology. The healthcare industry is quick to adopt advanced technology with the help of healthcare software development. With effective healthcare software solutions, it is possible to deliver better care to patients. A report says that