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5 Enterprise Software Development Myths You Need to Ditch

As the market evolves and old trends vanish into thin air, a new set of myths pops up and percolates throughout organizations big and small. In this post, we look into five often-seen application development myths that you should leave behind this year to be truly successful.

Is the Train Late? Liberating Siloed Data for Commuters in Rotterdam

As IT professionals, we are always happy to know we have delivered technical services that help a business and business users. Seeing a development project come to life and work the way it was designed is rewarding and probably the reason why most IT professionals enjoy their jobs. (more…)

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Steve Krug on the Importance of Usability

This year, our NextStep user conference was all about creating great user experiences on enterprise web and mobile applications, and we were pleased to include usability guru Steve Krug to the speaker line-up as keynote.

Over several days, Steve spoke and led workshops for hundreds of participants.


Huge IT Backlog? 4 Strategies That Don’t Work

Earlier this year we posted an article about IT ‘failures’ and discussed why inefficiency in most IT departments was really due to the cost of changing and maintaining existing applications.  This cost results in ever-increasing IT backlogs and an increase in technical debt.

In this post, let’s take a closer look at the current approaches most IT departments are using to solve their backlogs and why those approaches correlate directly with IT’s inability to respond to business requests.


Modernizing Legacy for Mobile Use: Look Before You Leap

Mobile applications have become a recurring topic everywhere we turn.

Our customers’ IT departments are being pushed by their business units to create all sorts of mobile interfaces. If you look at the application backlogs at most IT departments, you’ll find more than a couple requests for something mobile.


NextStep ’12 Wrap-up

NextStep 2012 is a wrap! Everyone agreed that this year’s event was truly a NEW NextStep. If you were able to join us, you know you were part of something special. For those who could not make it, here are the 2 keys that made this a NEW NextStep:


NextStep 2012 – Only one week away!

If you haven’t yet heard about NextStep, I want to share a bit more info about what we have planned for 2012! This year the event will take place on May 10 and 11 and we’re expecting over 400 participants in Lisbon during next week, ready to learn, network and have some fun. To host the event we picked a new, beautiful and cool location – the Lisbon Congress Center in Parque das Nações, right on the waterfront.


Education and RAD PaaS – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

IT professionals in the education space have a difficult task facing them – they have to meet the demands of students, teachers and administrative support staff with what typically amounts to a shoestring budget. (more…)

The Departmental Web App – From Niche to Mission-Critical

There’s no pattern for innovation in an enterprise – while R&D might be responsible for driving new products, someone in logistics or facilities might think up the multi-million dollar selling feature as opposed to a product-design PhD.  The same goes for innovation with corporate IT – new applications aren’t always driven by developers but often by the specific necessities of a certain business unit, whether it’s sales, HR or management. (more…)

I LUV Agile Platform: a customer story

At OutSystems, we love our product. We honestly believe that it is something that truly makes the lives of IT people better. Which, in turn, has made our customers more successful. We’ve seen it work over and over and we try and tell everyone we can about it, but it sometimes sounds too good to be true. However, the word is spreading among the developers and we’re seeing more and more people try it out for themselves.  
And we love that. (more…)