An important though optional feature for your website or mobile app is providing your users a method to authenticate using social networks and/or to authorize you to have access to their information or social features. Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and others offer methods, often using an open protocol such as OAuth , for developers to implement user authorized access to their platform. There are a number of advantages for providing this, as well as a few things to consider.
The one thing that having a foundation of experience in SDLC and Waterfall design methodologies has taught me is to have a strong appreciation of the requirements and design phase of the project. Agile methodologies focus on the same requirement/feature first mentality – bringing added value in prioritization of the requirements and chunking releases of these into smaller cycles.
Having a company website is considered a necessity in a company’s marketing arsenal. Having that website be responsive to display appropriately on various devices is also crucial. I believe it is becoming increasingly important for companies to additionally provide their customers with a mobile App. I am saying additionally as this is a tool that can augment their existing digital presence.
With BYOD (bring your own device) becoming more and more prevalent in the business world, a new set of issues and opportunities are disrupting tradition IT departments. Business teams want choice in the tools they use to do their jobs and the devices they use them on. IT departments are concerned with security, consistency and manageability of business services. So how best to bridge the gap between these seemingly conflicting requirements?
Delivering to B2B customers it’s hard to avoid having a geographically dispersed and remote workforce. Depending on the role of the employees, you actually want them out of the office and having face time in front of your customers