Blog Feedwww.bluegrassdigital.com20/02/2017 06:21:28umbraco v4Blog feed of Bluegrass DigitalenLichfields.uk goes live!http://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/15/lichfields-goes-live/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/15/lichfields-goes-live/

Lichhh

We were selected as the technical partner to work with brand and design agencies, JWDK and GW & Co, to redesign the website for Lichfields.uk.

Previously known as Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Lichfields.uk was developed on Umbraco and recently launched in conjunction with the announcement of their new corporate brand name. Lichfields is a pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK.

For a content rich website, the design approach was centred around a simple, modern navigation and content search engine. A responsive website, content templates used a clean, minimal layout. The website is implemented using Umbraco CMS platform allowing the client to easily manage and schedule the content. The enhanced search function provides for predictive search options as well as filters within certain content sections.

Bluegrass is a Certified Umbraco Partner with over 10 years’ experience implementing Umbraco solutions.

 

Lichhh

We were selected as the technical partner to work with brand and design agencies, JWDK and GW & Co, to redesign the website for Lichfields.uk.

Previously known as Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, Lichfields.uk was developed on Umbraco and recently launched in conjunction with the announcement of their new corporate brand name. Lichfields is a pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK.

For a content rich website, the design approach was centred around a simple, modern navigation and content search engine. A responsive website, content templates used a clean, minimal layout. The website is implemented using Umbraco CMS platform allowing the client to easily manage and schedule the content. The enhanced search function provides for predictive search options as well as filters within certain content sections.

Bluegrass is a Certified Umbraco Partner with over 10 years’ experience implementing Umbraco solutions.

 

Our team's Valentine's gift wishlisthttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/13/blog2017february13valentines-gadgets-and-gizmos/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/13/blog2017february13valentines-gadgets-and-gizmos/

Top of the list is the PlayStation 4 console. Other gifts worth a mention were some Marvel products listed here below.

Valentines -day -gifts -for -techies -snapmunk

1.PlayStation 4 console

Available in 500GB and 1TB versions, the smaller, redesigned console was on top of our team's list. Now with breathtaking HDR visuals and an updated DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, our team would never leave the games room 

2. Marvel USB stick

These award winning bad boys’ distinct licensing design would make just the right impression These USBs have a Pendrive compact design with cap saver for ultra-portability and seemingly make a great Valentine’s gift.

3.Marvel Coffee Mugs

Instead of the usual "Hello Handsome" mugs, our team members would much rather drink their morning (and many others after that) cups of coffee in these charater mugs.

Thanks team and a Happy Valentine's Day!

Top of the list is the PlayStation 4 console. Other gifts worth a mention were some Marvel products listed here below.

Valentines -day -gifts -for -techies -snapmunk

1.PlayStation 4 console

Available in 500GB and 1TB versions, the smaller, redesigned console was on top of our team's list. Now with breathtaking HDR visuals and an updated DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, our team would never leave the games room 

2. Marvel USB stick

These award winning bad boys’ distinct licensing design would make just the right impression These USBs have a Pendrive compact design with cap saver for ultra-portability and seemingly make a great Valentine’s gift.

3.Marvel Coffee Mugs

Instead of the usual "Hello Handsome" mugs, our team members would much rather drink their morning (and many others after that) cups of coffee in these charater mugs.

Thanks team and a Happy Valentine's Day!

Angular 2 for the win!http://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/13/angular-2-for-the-win/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/13/angular-2-for-the-win/

With many frameworks to choose from, it may make it hard to decide which one is the best. Angular 2 - soon to be released - seems to be the answer and here's why!

Angular 2 is currently the fastest framework in existence. Secondly, it supports ES6 modules, tools like webpack and SystemJS, and has even helped push the standards by helping to pioneer decorators in ECMAScript.

Built fromt the ground up, Angular 2 is also a complete solution. It solves the same issues as Angular 1 but the difference is it includes rendering, compilation, binding, server communication, and unit testing all together. 

Learning this framework will boost developers skills in the field and it will be a key player in the JavaScript framework in the future.

Bluegrass Tip: Learn it - there's no two ways about it!

With many frameworks to choose from, it may make it hard to decide which one is the best. Angular 2 - soon to be released - seems to be the answer and here's why!

Angular 2 is currently the fastest framework in existence. Secondly, it supports ES6 modules, tools like webpack and SystemJS, and has even helped push the standards by helping to pioneer decorators in ECMAScript.

Built fromt the ground up, Angular 2 is also a complete solution. It solves the same issues as Angular 1 but the difference is it includes rendering, compilation, binding, server communication, and unit testing all together. 

Learning this framework will boost developers skills in the field and it will be a key player in the JavaScript framework in the future.

Bluegrass Tip: Learn it - there's no two ways about it!

The history of React Nativehttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/10/the-history-of-react-native/Staff Writerwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/10/the-history-of-react-native/

Since it's inception a little over a year, React Native’s growth and adoption rate has been on a steady increase. The statistics on Github repository showcase the wowing numbers as it’s constantly updated. React Native is following a two-week train release, where a Release Candidate branch is created every two weeks.

According to medium.com, React Native was backed up by two tech behemoths at this year’s F8 conference: both Microsoft and Samsung committed to bringing React Native to Windows and Tizen. In the near future, one can expect more Universal Windows Platform and Smart TV apps to be built with React Native. 

React -logo _og

Since it's inception a little over a year, React Native’s growth and adoption rate has been on a steady increase. The statistics on Github repository showcase the wowing numbers as it’s constantly updated. React Native is following a two-week train release, where a Release Candidate branch is created every two weeks.

According to medium.com, React Native was backed up by two tech behemoths at this year’s F8 conference: both Microsoft and Samsung committed to bringing React Native to Windows and Tizen. In the near future, one can expect more Universal Windows Platform and Smart TV apps to be built with React Native. 

React -logo _og

Online to offline marketing integrationhttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/7/online-to-offline-integration/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/7/online-to-offline-integration/

Connecting offline and online marketing activities is about more than strengthening brand presence. It’s about leveraging existing brand capital to make a powerful imprint on the consumer’s mind.

Integrating internet marketing with print media is simple. This can be as simple as including websites and email addresses in print ads or including print coupons for specials that are available online and vice versa.

Distributing your media online involves using three approaches: publishing on your own existing platforms, spreading information to the traditional channels and encouraging sharing by individuals. All three are equally important and complement each other.

Online and offline marketing can complement each other if done properly. This kind of connection can impact across the entire marketing strategy and provide insight into how each platform and campaign influences one another.

Online -Offline -Marketing

Connecting offline and online marketing activities is about more than strengthening brand presence. It’s about leveraging existing brand capital to make a powerful imprint on the consumer’s mind.

Integrating internet marketing with print media is simple. This can be as simple as including websites and email addresses in print ads or including print coupons for specials that are available online and vice versa.

Distributing your media online involves using three approaches: publishing on your own existing platforms, spreading information to the traditional channels and encouraging sharing by individuals. All three are equally important and complement each other.

Online and offline marketing can complement each other if done properly. This kind of connection can impact across the entire marketing strategy and provide insight into how each platform and campaign influences one another.

Online -Offline -Marketing

Bluegrass Digital delivers innovative new website platform for Bear Grylls Survival Academyhttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/7/bear-grylls-survival-academy/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/7/bear-grylls-survival-academy/

Bluegrass Digital recently developed a new eCommerce website and CMS for Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA).

BGSA’s website was designed to include new features including a multi-currency online booking system, calendar of events and the ability to do so using a tablet and/or smartphone. 

Built on Wordpress, the aim was to make the website more visual by creating a clear layout for easy navigation, an improved user experience and an optimal viewing and interaction experience.

BGSA is the world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure which brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts.

 

Bgsa

Bluegrass Digital recently developed a new eCommerce website and CMS for Bear Grylls Survival Academy (BGSA).

BGSA’s website was designed to include new features including a multi-currency online booking system, calendar of events and the ability to do so using a tablet and/or smartphone. 

Built on Wordpress, the aim was to make the website more visual by creating a clear layout for easy navigation, an improved user experience and an optimal viewing and interaction experience.

BGSA is the world’s most recognizable face of survival and outdoor adventure which brings the ultimate in self-rescue skills, delivered by his handpicked team of highly trained experts.

 

Bgsa

We are at the Microsoft Tech Summithttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/6/tech-summit-johannesburg/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/6/tech-summit-johannesburg/

Two of our team members are currently attending the Microsoft Tech Summit in Johannesburg.

They will be hearing how Microsoft’s enterprise solutions can help companies be more successful, more productive and add value to our IT organization in today’s digital transformation landscape. Over 50 technical training sessions covering a range of topics across Microsoft Azure and the hybrid platform including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, DevOps, app platform, productivity, collaboration are set to take place.

They will have access to hundreds of Microsoft engineers and tech leaders and take test drives of the latest technology with cloud services across Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10.

Tech

Two of our team members are currently attending the Microsoft Tech Summit in Johannesburg.

They will be hearing how Microsoft’s enterprise solutions can help companies be more successful, more productive and add value to our IT organization in today’s digital transformation landscape. Over 50 technical training sessions covering a range of topics across Microsoft Azure and the hybrid platform including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, DevOps, app platform, productivity, collaboration are set to take place.

They will have access to hundreds of Microsoft engineers and tech leaders and take test drives of the latest technology with cloud services across Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10.

Tech

Analyzing traffic on Social Mediahttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/6/analyzing-traffic-on-social-media/Staff Writerwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/6/analyzing-traffic-on-social-media/

Web analytics is the process of measuring your websites statistics and analyzing traffic patterns and behavior. Web analytics is not an option, but a requirement for all social media strategies.

All businesses, big or small, need some way to objectively track, measure and analyse online consumer behaviour weekly (and even daily) in order to:

* draw effective insights

* optimise their websites,

* increase traffic and

* grow their customer databases in order to increase sales.

It is typical for any business to do some sort of data analysis and evaluation. (Data being any information that directly impacts the business). These analyses are used to determine sales, profit, loss rate, and market interest.

It is always a good idea, when using the correct tools, to make sense of the actions users take on social media.

Web -analytics -course

Web analytics is the process of measuring your websites statistics and analyzing traffic patterns and behavior. Web analytics is not an option, but a requirement for all social media strategies.

All businesses, big or small, need some way to objectively track, measure and analyse online consumer behaviour weekly (and even daily) in order to:

* draw effective insights

* optimise their websites,

* increase traffic and

* grow their customer databases in order to increase sales.

It is typical for any business to do some sort of data analysis and evaluation. (Data being any information that directly impacts the business). These analyses are used to determine sales, profit, loss rate, and market interest.

It is always a good idea, when using the correct tools, to make sense of the actions users take on social media.

Web -analytics -course

South Africa's first commercial React Native mobile apphttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/3/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017february3south-africas-first-commercial-react-native-mobile-app/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/3/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017february3south-africas-first-commercial-react-native-mobile-app/

Bluegrass Digital was appointed by Names & Faces to rebuild a mobile application using the latest mobile development technology -  React and React Native.  Being the first development of its kind on the continent of Africa, Bluegrass Digital recently produced this commercial cross-platform which allows lower cost of ownership and development, but also provides superior native performance.

React and React Native is a newly released open-source framework which performs on par with any traditional native built app.

Other noteworthy features of the Name and Faces app include the use of single codebase for lower cost of ownership, integration with REST API, filtering tools and powerful search functionality which helps organisations build fast directories of their teams. The app also supports multiple accounts and groups, manages and categorises profiles, includes favourite and note keeping functionality and has encryption for added data security.

It is safe to say that the new Names and Faces mobile application is the simplest, fastest and most useful people directory ever developed. 

Names -and -faces2

Bluegrass Digital was appointed by Names & Faces to rebuild a mobile application using the latest mobile development technology -  React and React Native.  Being the first development of its kind on the continent of Africa, Bluegrass Digital recently produced this commercial cross-platform which allows lower cost of ownership and development, but also provides superior native performance.

React and React Native is a newly released open-source framework which performs on par with any traditional native built app.

Other noteworthy features of the Name and Faces app include the use of single codebase for lower cost of ownership, integration with REST API, filtering tools and powerful search functionality which helps organisations build fast directories of their teams. The app also supports multiple accounts and groups, manages and categorises profiles, includes favourite and note keeping functionality and has encryption for added data security.

It is safe to say that the new Names and Faces mobile application is the simplest, fastest and most useful people directory ever developed. 

Names -and -faces2

Our QA team join Cape Town's Blacksheep Software Communityhttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/3/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017february3our-qa-team-joins-the-blacksheep-community/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/february/3/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017february3our-qa-team-joins-the-blacksheep-community/

Blacksheep

Our QA team attended the first Cape Town testing meetup yesterday.  The event was held at one of our bespoke client’s offices, Allan Gray.

The programme was action packed ranging from games to a panel of great speakers.

The topics touched on tools, technologies and purpose of what QA testers do. Other speakers spoke on how to approach building quality software.

The event closed off with a talk about the importance of automated testing in software development.

Our QA team were left inspired and excited to learn more about problem-solving and critical thinking! We look forward to the next session!

Blacksheep

Our QA team attended the first Cape Town testing meetup yesterday.  The event was held at one of our bespoke client’s offices, Allan Gray.

The programme was action packed ranging from games to a panel of great speakers.

The topics touched on tools, technologies and purpose of what QA testers do. Other speakers spoke on how to approach building quality software.

The event closed off with a talk about the importance of automated testing in software development.

Our QA team were left inspired and excited to learn more about problem-solving and critical thinking! We look forward to the next session!

Creating Project Successhttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/31/creating-project-success/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/31/creating-project-success/

All new projects are exciting to start but get stressful along the way! This project management cycle is one way to get into a routine for success.

Project -manage

-Initiating

This speaks of the note of which the project starts. Project Managers use their expertise to define what needs to be done. This must be communicated first to the team and then to the client in a systematic manner to discuss the scope, cost and resources.

-Planning

Here the Project manager proceeds from the first stage to one of the most critical stages: Planning. Planning means defining what needs to be done and how. It’s during planning that PMs figure out how the project is going to perform and answer pertinent questions.

-Executing

The third stage of project management is actually making the project happen. The PM executes the prior plan and leads the team towards delivery.

-Monitoring & Controlling

Each step of the plan hast to be tracked. Other important aspects that need to be controlled are: cost and time management, quality, risk management, acceptance testing and possible changes.

-Closing

Finally, after the project has gone live and the client is happy, all documents and contracts that the project needed must be signed off and archived for possible future use.

 

All new projects are exciting to start but get stressful along the way! This project management cycle is one way to get into a routine for success.

Project -manage

-Initiating

This speaks of the note of which the project starts. Project Managers use their expertise to define what needs to be done. This must be communicated first to the team and then to the client in a systematic manner to discuss the scope, cost and resources.

-Planning

Here the Project manager proceeds from the first stage to one of the most critical stages: Planning. Planning means defining what needs to be done and how. It’s during planning that PMs figure out how the project is going to perform and answer pertinent questions.

-Executing

The third stage of project management is actually making the project happen. The PM executes the prior plan and leads the team towards delivery.

-Monitoring & Controlling

Each step of the plan hast to be tracked. Other important aspects that need to be controlled are: cost and time management, quality, risk management, acceptance testing and possible changes.

-Closing

Finally, after the project has gone live and the client is happy, all documents and contracts that the project needed must be signed off and archived for possible future use.

 

Retail tech trends on the risehttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/30/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017january30voice-enabled-purchasing-is-a-thing/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/30/httpwwwbluegrassdigitalcomblog2017january30voice-enabled-purchasing-is-a-thing/

Voice-enabled Purchasing will be more of a norm

Amazon Echo and Google Home were both breakout products last year. Like any new idea this voice-based interface seemed like a crazy idea, but consumers turned around quickly and saw the benefits of a voice-based operating system. Today, these devices are mostly used to control your home or play music. The wise thing to do for retailers is turning these devices into commerce platforms. Tech vendors who help existing retailers or e-commerce companies will now have to  integrate with these emerging platforms.

Eshopping

Integration of Artificial Intelligence into everything retail

While most retailers have a mobile strategy, they now must contemplate their A.I. strategy too. A.I. will advance into almost every facet of retail. We are sure to see higher levels of investment into A.I startups for retailers. This is both for backend of the retail machine or consumer facing products that help inform consumers to improve conversions.

Voice-enabled Purchasing will be more of a norm

Amazon Echo and Google Home were both breakout products last year. Like any new idea this voice-based interface seemed like a crazy idea, but consumers turned around quickly and saw the benefits of a voice-based operating system. Today, these devices are mostly used to control your home or play music. The wise thing to do for retailers is turning these devices into commerce platforms. Tech vendors who help existing retailers or e-commerce companies will now have to  integrate with these emerging platforms.

Eshopping

Integration of Artificial Intelligence into everything retail

While most retailers have a mobile strategy, they now must contemplate their A.I. strategy too. A.I. will advance into almost every facet of retail. We are sure to see higher levels of investment into A.I startups for retailers. This is both for backend of the retail machine or consumer facing products that help inform consumers to improve conversions.

What SEO managers do on a daily!http://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/25/what-seo-managers-do-on-a-daily/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/25/what-seo-managers-do-on-a-daily/

As we all know, SEO is a key aspect in the success of your site.

Successfully managing SEO campaigns improves online visibility, rankings and overall site health.

To achieve this, SEO managers should monitor and prepare reports and continuously share insight into new advances and developments within SEO.

To effectively manage your rankings, organisation is key.

  • Create roadmaps and a timeline for your strategy
  • Keep track of objectives
  • Use data and find solutions to problems as you get ahead
  • Monitor patters in the results which will aid you in future campaigns
  • Look at source code

The role itself is very fun and fluid. From site audits to keyword research and reporting findings to generating creative ideas for websites, blogs or interactive installations. Every day you look at new and exciting ways to drive real results for your clients.

SEO1

As we all know, SEO is a key aspect in the success of your site.

Successfully managing SEO campaigns improves online visibility, rankings and overall site health.

To achieve this, SEO managers should monitor and prepare reports and continuously share insight into new advances and developments within SEO.

To effectively manage your rankings, organisation is key.

  • Create roadmaps and a timeline for your strategy
  • Keep track of objectives
  • Use data and find solutions to problems as you get ahead
  • Monitor patters in the results which will aid you in future campaigns
  • Look at source code

The role itself is very fun and fluid. From site audits to keyword research and reporting findings to generating creative ideas for websites, blogs or interactive installations. Every day you look at new and exciting ways to drive real results for your clients.

SEO1

EpiServer's keys to an effective digital marketing campaignhttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/24/episerver's-effective-digital-marketing-campaign/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/24/episerver's-effective-digital-marketing-campaign/

Running a compelling campaign sounds easy in theory. But in practice, it can be extremely time consuming to create, plan and execute a campaign for multiple channels. Not to mention gathering and analyzing the results.

  • Create and personalize: Create and manage your content, assets, emails, landing pages, and direct mailings in one place.
  • Plan, orchestrate and automate: Plan your next campaign based on real data, orchestrated across all channels: web, email, direct mail, and social.
  • Email marketing: Design engaging, personalized emails, and send them with confidence that they will reach your customers, regardless of the volume.
  • Measure and analyze: Track and measure your goals with real-time data. Drill down into customer behavior and campaign performance.

Running a compelling campaign sounds easy in theory. But in practice, it can be extremely time consuming to create, plan and execute a campaign for multiple channels. Not to mention gathering and analyzing the results.

  • Create and personalize: Create and manage your content, assets, emails, landing pages, and direct mailings in one place.
  • Plan, orchestrate and automate: Plan your next campaign based on real data, orchestrated across all channels: web, email, direct mail, and social.
  • Email marketing: Design engaging, personalized emails, and send them with confidence that they will reach your customers, regardless of the volume.
  • Measure and analyze: Track and measure your goals with real-time data. Drill down into customer behavior and campaign performance.
Greenify your Smartphonehttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/greenify-your-mobile-device/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/greenify-your-mobile-device/

One of the greatest challenges for smartphones are the background services that chew through battery capacity and also worsen the device's performance. The more apps one installs, the slower and hungrier the battery becomes. We've all experienced it, and while Android is working on freezing apps that aren't performing necessary functions, these kind of problems still exist.

Greenify

Greenify seeks to solve these problem by putting apps into hibernation mode when your device isn't in use. This does not just happen automatically: Greenify provides a full list of apps which are running and suggests what may be causing issues. Thereafter, it gives you the choice to add it to its hibernation list.

"Greenifying an app implies that you are aware that all the background functionality (service, periodic task, event receiver, alarm, widget update, push message) of this app will become out of service during the hibernation except when you are using this app."

Greenify NEVER EVER collects your personal data despite the capability of accessibility service, it just takes advantage of it to automate things. 

One of the greatest challenges for smartphones are the background services that chew through battery capacity and also worsen the device's performance. The more apps one installs, the slower and hungrier the battery becomes. We've all experienced it, and while Android is working on freezing apps that aren't performing necessary functions, these kind of problems still exist.

Greenify

Greenify seeks to solve these problem by putting apps into hibernation mode when your device isn't in use. This does not just happen automatically: Greenify provides a full list of apps which are running and suggests what may be causing issues. Thereafter, it gives you the choice to add it to its hibernation list.

"Greenifying an app implies that you are aware that all the background functionality (service, periodic task, event receiver, alarm, widget update, push message) of this app will become out of service during the hibernation except when you are using this app."

Greenify NEVER EVER collects your personal data despite the capability of accessibility service, it just takes advantage of it to automate things. 

We've partnered with Veeva!http://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/we've-partnered-with-veeva!/www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/we've-partnered-with-veeva!/

Veeva -partners

Veeva’s Agency Partners comprise a strategic network of content creators that have been trained to develop content that takes full advantage of Veeva’s multichannel suite of products. Bluegrass Digital has been listed there and has access to unlimited training, strategic and technical support, optional access to CRM and Vault sandboxes, as well as many more agency-specific resources. These tools enable us to be successful whether developing content for CLM, Approved Email, Engage, or CoBrowse.

Veeva -partners

Veeva’s Agency Partners comprise a strategic network of content creators that have been trained to develop content that takes full advantage of Veeva’s multichannel suite of products. Bluegrass Digital has been listed there and has access to unlimited training, strategic and technical support, optional access to CRM and Vault sandboxes, as well as many more agency-specific resources. These tools enable us to be successful whether developing content for CLM, Approved Email, Engage, or CoBrowse.

Top benefits of Agilehttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/top-benefits-of-agile/Staff Writerwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/12/top-benefits-of-agile/

Here's a list of Agile approaches for software development and testing, which can benefit an organisation in many different ways.

  • Agile can deliver rapid and increased quality of delivered work, thus eliminating the need for costly retest and regression testing.
  • Development teams using Agile are better placed to cope with changes introduced during the phase than those using Waterfall methodology.
  • Agile helps clients by providing better and more accurate estimates on when work will be delivered.
  • By holding planning meetings at the beginning of each sprint, the project management team can say with some confidence whether a piece of work will be delivered by the end of that sprint.
  • Agile is its lack of long-winded documentation  which is attractive to developers and testers alike,
  • The correct amount of documentation packs and reusable checklists, as decided by the team, are preferred, as preparing fresh documentation for each sprint would be too time consuming.

 

Here's a list of Agile approaches for software development and testing, which can benefit an organisation in many different ways.

  • Agile can deliver rapid and increased quality of delivered work, thus eliminating the need for costly retest and regression testing.
  • Development teams using Agile are better placed to cope with changes introduced during the phase than those using Waterfall methodology.
  • Agile helps clients by providing better and more accurate estimates on when work will be delivered.
  • By holding planning meetings at the beginning of each sprint, the project management team can say with some confidence whether a piece of work will be delivered by the end of that sprint.
  • Agile is its lack of long-winded documentation  which is attractive to developers and testers alike,
  • The correct amount of documentation packs and reusable checklists, as decided by the team, are preferred, as preparing fresh documentation for each sprint would be too time consuming.

 

Faster deployment with Umbraco courier version 3http://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/10/deployment-is-faster-with-umbraco-courier-v3/Sam Gqomowww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/10/deployment-is-faster-with-umbraco-courier-v3/

Three words that are music to developers’ ears: Performance, Stability and Reliability. Courier was given a massive code review, performance optimizations and unit tests to making itmore reliable and dependable when transferring your precious work to market.

The primary focus of the release of Umbraco’s Courier version 3 is performance. The performance updates are listed below:

  • Database queries and session handling
  • Serialization/Deserialization
  • Graph creation and processing
  • Memory optimizations
  • Reduction of http requests during deployments

Three words that are music to developers’ ears: Performance, Stability and Reliability. Courier was given a massive code review, performance optimizations and unit tests to making itmore reliable and dependable when transferring your precious work to market.

The primary focus of the release of Umbraco’s Courier version 3 is performance. The performance updates are listed below:

  • Database queries and session handling
  • Serialization/Deserialization
  • Graph creation and processing
  • Memory optimizations
  • Reduction of http requests during deployments
The rise of M-Commercehttp://www.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/10/are-you-ready-and-set-for-m-commerce/Bluegrass Marketing Teamwww.bluegrassdigital.com/blog/2017/january/10/are-you-ready-and-set-for-m-commerce/

Optimizing your E-commerce site for mobile isn’t an option anymore but an absolute must. A good mobile experience can offer your E-commerce strategy some great marketing and branding.

According to E-Commerce Nation, the key in Mobile commerce (M-commerce) is having a simple, light, and fast site that translates well over many devices and screen sizes. What is advised is to test your site on your personal devices to see how they operate.Once developed and tested thoroughly by QAs, ascertain that each link is user-friendly.

The existence of M-commerce is rapidly increasing and E-commerces should be gearing towards that direction soon if not already.

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Optimizing your E-commerce site for mobile isn’t an option anymore but an absolute must. A good mobile experience can offer your E-commerce strategy some great marketing and branding.

According to E-Commerce Nation, the key in Mobile commerce (M-commerce) is having a simple, light, and fast site that translates well over many devices and screen sizes. What is advised is to test your site on your personal devices to see how they operate.Once developed and tested thoroughly by QAs, ascertain that each link is user-friendly.

The existence of M-commerce is rapidly increasing and E-commerces should be gearing towards that direction soon if not already.

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Encryption brings a higher level of security and confidentiality to digital data. When you're sending an email or sharing a video, visiting a website or even storing your photos, the data that you create moves between your device, Google services and data centres. Protecting this data with multiple layers of security, including leading encryption technology like HTTPS and Transport Layer Security is important in keeping your data private while in transit.

Threat detection helps protect services. This can be done by monitoring of services that protect your data from threats, spam, malware and other viruses or malicious code.

With Google, "back door" access to data or servers that store data is not authorised, which means no government entity has direct access to users’ information. 

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Encryption brings a higher level of security and confidentiality to digital data. When you're sending an email or sharing a video, visiting a website or even storing your photos, the data that you create moves between your device, Google services and data centres. Protecting this data with multiple layers of security, including leading encryption technology like HTTPS and Transport Layer Security is important in keeping your data private while in transit.

Threat detection helps protect services. This can be done by monitoring of services that protect your data from threats, spam, malware and other viruses or malicious code.

With Google, "back door" access to data or servers that store data is not authorised, which means no government entity has direct access to users’ information. 

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