Posts Tagged Under: Digital Transformation

Top 7 London Tech Events You Won’t Want to Miss in October

At Software Planet Group, we are strong believers in the importance of planning company and marketing activities, and this month is looking promising indeed! After all, what better way to take advantage of the lovely London autumn weather than by taking a stroll to the Olympia, or ExCel for a spot of tech? 

So without any further delay — and bearing in mind that we might be biased — here are our top 7 picks for the month of October:

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The Thomas Cook Collapse and the Importance of Digital Transformation

“I know that this outcome will be devastating to many people and will cause a lot of anxiety, stress and disruption,” Peter Fankhauser, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Thomas Cook told Sky News on Tuesday, but that was putting it rather lightly.

Last Monday, when the oldest travel firm in the world unexpectedly collapsed, it left more than 150,000 Brits — and over 600,000 foreign nationals — stranded across the globe. Hotels were turned into prisons, as holidaymakers were told that unless they paid up, they would never be allowed to leave, airport terminals became scenes of chaos, and companies in every continent were knocked out by a financial earthquake.

Yet it was not supposed to end this way.

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Top 8 Tech Events You Won’t Want to Miss in September

Though August is not typically the most exciting of months when it comes to businesses, it is always a good idea to plan marketing and company activities, not to mention wildly illuminating professional events. After all, what better way to enjoy the less-than-sweltering London weather than by taking a stroll to the Olympia, or ExCel for a spot of tech?

This is why at Software Planet Group, we like to keep an eye out on any major upcoming events — and though of course, we may be biased — here are our top 8 picks for the month of September:

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Oracle JDK: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

With the news that Oracle have now changed their Java licensing terms and should no longer be providing updates of the ubiquitous SE 8, understandably, a lot of people have begun to wonder what all of this will mean for the future of their businesses.

So to help clear away the prevailing current confusion, in this article, Software Planet Group would like to put forward some critical guiding insight.

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Are Desktop Applications Dead?

For years now, speculation on the eventual demise of the trusty personal computer has been going rife and rampant, yet as far-fetched as these predictions may initially appear to be, when one honestly takes the time to consider their individual habits, the arguments do hold a remarkable amount of water.

After all, outside of the work environment, when was the last time that you actually sat down in order to use a laptop or your standard desktop computer? To many of our readers, it most certainly will have been a while.

Naturally, therefore, the situation spills over onto our desktop applications as well. Microsoft Word is facing fierce competition from Google Docs, online applications such as Mint and Personal Capital have already given Quicken a most serious run for its money, and even grade-A programs like Photoshop and InDesign are starting to have their reigns threatened by formidable web contenders.

Consequently, desktop technologies are effectively on the back burner, yet this, as one would expect, is a dangerous path to follow, and some of the cracks are already beginning to show.

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Programming in 2019: Which Technology Should I Choose?

When it comes to deciding on a project’s programming technology, things can quickly take a turn for the murky. After all, though we are oftentimes certain of what it is that we are hoping to achieve, as soon as you throw in some complex technical details, it is difficult to determine if we are making the correct decision.

Thankfully, however, Software Planet are committed to making this process as simple as is humanly possible, so for today’s article, we would like to walk you through some of the main technologies in use today and help you identify what you can do to yield maximum benefits.

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How We Embrace Automation

Who says software providers don’t have to worry about automation too? At Software Planet, we have often felt the need to turn our skills towards our own company to overcome any technical challenges and make our lives just a little bit easier. After all, how can we claim to stand for digital transformation if we ourselves are unwilling to evolve?

So read on to discover all about the exciting new ways in which automation technology is sweeping over our company — and make sure you’re taking notes, ‘cause this is gonna be good:

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Software for Marketing: Our Experience

While we aren’t ones to blow our own trumpet, if there is one area of our expertise that often goes overlooked or understated, then that would be our seamless ability to devise and develop sophisticated marketing systems.

As such, we would like to take this moment to educate our readers on the many varieties of marketing software that SPG are able to provide you with — using specific examples from a few of our favourite endeavours.

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Legacy Code: Rebuilding Working Software

Do you find that in recent times, it’s become increasingly more difficult to support your company’s system? Are you struggling to find developers who can get the job done? Have development rates over the years grown progressively more alarming? You could be relying on outmoded legacy code.

Yes, gloomy though the thought may seem, it doesn’t matter how cutting edge or top of the line your product once was — eventually, it is bound to become outdated and pose far more problems than actual solutions.

This is why it is so vital to approach your legacy systems with a well-informed dosage of both foresight and caution. So to help you in this regard, Software Planet Group would now like to outline below some of the commonest approaches for dealing with this nagging issue.

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2019 in Digital Transformation

By now, digital transformation is already well under way in the vast majority of organisations, but owing to the market’s notoriously changeable winds, knowing where to invest can quickly turn into a challenge. Just last year, for example, cryptocurrencies were largely being hailed as a great unexamined goldmine, but there is now growing support that these popular technologies are significantly less secure than originally understood. And what of the case of Oracle, which is now charging Java users extortionate licensing fees?

Nonetheless, by staying well abreast of the latest technological trends, Software Planet Group believe that you can make wise decisions that will help your business stay firmly ahead of the game.

So without further ado, it is time to take a look at the year in digital transformation!

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