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Many business owners still feel like getting an app is expensive and difficult. They're worried about the need t build different apps for the various platforms their customers are on- Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry. They're unsure about building dynamic or static apps and the difficulty of coming up with an upto date, yet timeless design stalls them making that final leap. Moreover, most small business owners don't have the expertise to build apps themselves and the search for competent developers seems daunting.

With all these valid constraints, is it really worth it to pursue this line of technology for you company?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 00:56

4 Ways Software Projects Fail

When starting any project you know to enlist the help of an expert to avoid failure. You bring someone into your team that knows better than you what's needed; it smooths out the product creation process, and in the end improves the project outcome. So how come at the end of it all you might still be left staring at a failure? Before you scapegoat your software developer, you might need to have an introspective look at your team's internal macrosystem. Other integral parts of your team failing would prove detrimental to the product's success.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:37

A Layman's History of Web Design - Part 1

In the beginning there was NOTHING!

What are its characteristics? 

1. How is it different from other currencies?

It can be used to buy things electronically and just like Kenyan Shillings, South African Rand or the US dollar can be traded online. Bitcoins are however regulated in a decentralized system with no specific institution in charge which makes people at ease because it means no large banks are in charge of their money.

2. Who created it?

In the current banking system we're all enslaved to, we rely on a bunch of accountants and economists to look after our money. If they're careless we suffer bigtime. Gatekeepers and watchmen are important, especially with digital money. But they have way too much access. How do you get people to watch money without being able to play around with it? Well, blockchain.

A while ago, the African economy, as did many other economies, thrived on barter as a means of exchange. You could buy a cow for say, 5 sacks of maize, or one elephant tusk or even, a bit of gold. This was direct person to person exchange that didn't need a middle man to verify it happened. Once your cow was sold, unless you stole it, you couldn't get it back. You took your sack of maize, or your tusks or that bit of gold home and made use of it in whichever way you saw fit. You could even resell it for maybe a sack of two of beans, or silver earrings for your wives or iron tools to farm your shamba.

1. Give employees secure, consistent access to information. you have an advantage over larger competitors because you can react quickly to business changes. but you can quickly lose this edge if your company network is frequently down, sluggish, or unsecured. a secure, reliable network based on intelligent routers and switches lets your employees access the information and tools they need to keep ahead of competitors. 

2. Deliver anytime, anywhere access to employees on the go.

 

The problem of integrating technology into teaching and learning process has become a perennial one. Common excuses for the limited use of technology to support instruction include shortage of computers, lack of computer skill and computer intimidation. While these could affect the success of technology integration, it should be acknowledged that the degree of success teachers have in using technology for instruction could depend in part on their ability to explore the relationship between pedagogy and technology.  

 

 

We have droned on and on about Global warming and the dangers of cutting down trees without doing much to actually help the situation. In the USA alone about 1billion dollars worth of trees in paper form is thrown away each year! Even with their much touted culture of recycling, that is still too much paper going to waste. As market leaders, it makes sense that the Americans would lead in finding solutions to this pollution problem that offices are actively engaged in making worse. The thing has become, not to reroute the used paper to recycling factories where it can be re-purposed but to eliminate the need for this altogether by creating what is essentially the 'paperless' office. How? Well, as with most solutions of the 21st century, the solution has been very technical; electronic in fact.

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