Category: Management

Technology steering us towards singularity?

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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 future of e-commerce: custom or licensed

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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.

Outsource Hiring Vs Recruit In-House

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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.

Adjustive Ecommerce Platform Principles For Consistent Retail Experience

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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 History Of Outsourcing

The History Of Outsourcing | Shakuro

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.

Straight Outta Fitness App

Straight Outta Fitness App | Shakuro

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.

Making Money Off Your App

Making Money Off Your App | Shakuro

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.

How To Track Time …And Battle ADD Also

How To Track Time …And Battle ADD Also | Shakuro

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.

Programmer Vs Developer Vs Engineer: The Naming Dispute

Programmer Vs Developer Vs Engineer: The Naming Dispute | Shakuro

 

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.

Women In Tech: The 30% Threshold

Women In Tech The 30% Threshold | Shakuro

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.

The Subtle Art of Giving an Estimate

The Subtle Art of Giving an Estimate | Shakuro

Every time a new potential client contacts us with an idea of a mobile app or a web app project in hand, it is already a little success. However, it is far from being a win as it will take much more than just reaching out and replying to get the product going. All the precious time spent on the genuine effort to break down the product idea and estimate the terms & cost could be wasted unless the estimate presentation is spot on.

How To Outsource Web Development

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Everything is within reach of today’s individual. All you need is a phone or a laptop. We are no longer restricted by our location and have the ability to expand our influence beyond spatial limitations. As a startup owner, you don’t have to make allowances for the lack of technical talent in your neighbourhood.