October 27, 1994. The first web banner ad was born. HotWired aka Wired placed it on its homepage among the 13 other banners members of the “dirty dozen”. But the legend has this AT&T banner as the forefather of what came to change the way the internet works, and perhaps guide it the wrong way, leading us to the murky waters of 2018’s web.
The internet of today is nowhere near where it was a decade ago. The sporadic occurrence of web-based startups gave way to some of the largest corporate empires in the modern world. The free-spirited and ugly nomadic environment of the early internet turned into a dystopian mogul-owned cloud hanging over the modern world.
The essential part of every tech company business development is constant improvement. Methodologies are introduced all over the place, design trends get thoroughly studied, marketologists build up the hype, and it’s always excelsior.
There’s a popular line that I and my friends who are in their mid-30’s often use in a wide variety of contexts. The line goes: “Bring back my 2007.” In 2007 I’d never had thought I’d be saying that. Even though that wasn’t a really prosperous time for a day-old university graduate, we never think of the 90’s in that sense.
The Lean Startup methodology rests on the proverbial pillars that come as no surprise first time you read about it. Here they are:
Even the greatest product won’t sell itself unless placed on the right track.
As an aspiring startup owner or a successful entrepreneur, you’ve been focusing on polishing your product or service to the point where it becomes an up-market commodity you are proud of. You know its worth and you know how to sell it to the customer. You know where to start but hardly see where the journey might lead you.
For decades, hiring has been Achilles’ heel of digital product outsourcing. Before everything else comes team building. To build a team you need a steady supply of professionals. Finding the right people to join your team is a challenge that a lot of teams struggle with. The following is the story of our hiring, our bumps and bruises with recruitment, and how we’ve come to a full-blown HR department in a company that is all standing up for outsourcing.
Generally, we treat our every new digital project as an exciting opportunity to step up, a journey that will take us to new heights, or a nice feather in the cap of your design, development, or company portfolio.
In the rapidly evolving customer-based business, it’s vital for retailers to be sensitive to even the slightest changes in consumer behavior. However, retailers need to commit to their business goals which requires consistency. How do you use a dynamic responsive approach while maintaining consistency? Do you immediately buy into the hype and add fad functionality to cater to as much customers as possible or refine your retail experiences to stand the test of time?
The world without outsourcing is hard to imagine today. What once started as an economic movement, dictated by the rapidly evolving nature of capitalism, became a cultural phenomenon that united our 7,917.5 miles in diameter planet more than anything in the history of our kind. Almost contradictory to the laws of human perception of one another, despite the rudiments of our tribal mentality, and regardless of all the xenophobic displays of the worst of us, we somehow managed to sustain an ethical work scheme that runs our world today.
This morning I stumbled upon a funny story on Instagram, it said: “imagine Instagram was gone. BOOM! You’re not a model anymore”. It’s about the fitness modeling trend that blew up a couple years ago on social media. There’s nothing wrong with being an instagram model or a facebook personality, just like there’s nothing wrong with being a youtuber; you can make a very decent living just doing that.
Recently, I’ve worked on a slogan for our 2018 website update. At Shakuro, we do websites and mobile apps. Mostly for clients, but also our own startups. While thinking of a cool slogan, I digressed into thinking what kind of apps are out there and why people bother buying and installing mobile apps.
The issue of finding the flawless way to keep tabs on the time and effort ratio in work is one of the milestones in company management. Developing a framework for tracking time honestly and transparently is a huge feather in a cap of an effective manager.
If you’ve ever looked through a software team line up, you’ve come across these job titles and perhaps wondered if a developer on your team is indeed good for your business development, or a software engineer is a key to success of your project as it contains a bunch of technical data that only an Engineer can handle. Or maybe for your application or a piece of software to have a reliable code, you need a coder? Let’s look into it.
Technology redefined the way our world operates. Digital technology, in particular, empowered all of us with the ability to contribute to the world’s progress. The internet has opened an unrestricted access to the highest highs and the lowest lows of human nature which made it the most diverse and polar way of communication between generations.