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How Big Data Shapes the Future of Project Management

Big data is now very much established across industries to drive innovation and help businesses make important decisions. It also plays an important role in enhancing customer experiences while having a positive impact on revenue streams. Big data and analytics also have an impact on how we work. For example, in healthcare, we can now quickly analyze pa ...

Top 5 Trends For Mobile App Development in 2018

It’s been a great year for mobile apps. In fact, in the third quarter of 2017, both Apple’s App Store and Google Play combined accounted for almost 26 billion downloads worldwide (generating $17 billion in revenue, up 8% over the same period last year). Like it became imperative for businesses to have a website during the Dotcom boom, mobile apps have n ...

How to Create a Data-Driven Recruitment Strategy

In the mid to late 1990s, the internet disrupted recruitment and transformed it for the better. This was when online job portals like Indeed and Monster came into existence. This new approach enabled candidates to apply for jobs easily while providing enterprises access to a large pool of skilled candidates. More than two decades later, nothing much ha ...

How New Immigration Program Helps Canada Attract Top Tech Talent

In June 2017, the Government of Canada launched a new pilot program called the Global Skills Strategy that cuts the amount of time for foreign tech professionals to get a work permit to help companies bring in skilled talent quickly. Historically, Silicon Valley has been known to lure international talent with lucrative wages and the dynamic Bay Area l ...

Four Technologies That Will Disrupt Your Business By 2020

As the year 2020 rapidly approaches, expectations are high within the technology community when it comes to the impending decade. As a result, a few studies have been conducted to ascertain how IT leaders anticipate technology will disrupt business and help transform it forever. For this post, I will be focusing on the results presented in KPMG’s rece ...

Programming Languages Rating as of Fall 2017

The fall of 2017 is in now full swing and it’s the perfect time to take a look at what programming languages will survive in the new year. But analyzing popularity isn’t straightforward and requires the use of various proxies, data mining, and a combination of metrics to ascertain which languages are dominating the software engineering space. Luckily fo ...

We Moved! Welcome to Our New Office

We are excited to announce some great news: our team has moved to a new office in downtown Vancouver. Now that we are all settled in, we thought we’d give you a little tour and tell you a bit about our new space. The new Digi117 office is located in the Bentall III Tower in the heart of Vancouver featuring a unique contemporary design with the abundan ...

What Does the Future Hold for MEAN Stack?

Whether you’re building a web-driven browser-based application or a mobile one, you often have to provision for some server-side infrastructure and write some code to run on it. These will consume APIs often, but sometimes it will also provide for them. The most popular technology stack in recent memory is the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, Perl or ...

5 Real Problems IT Encountered by Project Managers and Scrum Masters Today

Like most jobs across industries, the problems that are related to specific jobs will depend heavily on the context of the project and the organization. For an app development provider that’s following a traditional business model, the major issues faced by project managers and scrum masters usually have to do with embracing an agile delivery model. ...

6 Things to Consider When Outsourcing QA and Testing

Traditionally, the outsourcing approach was utilized as an effective technique to cuts costs. However, in recent years the outsourcing model has evolved to play a key role in strategic management. When a business adopts this approach, they might be doing it for a number of reasons that beyond cutting costs. For example, they might be engaging in this ...