Agile is a buzzword in software development and as a web developer, I have encountered both the Agile and its opposing methodology, the Waterfall approach. Each methodology has its own advantages and disadvantages.
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Business is a risky affair. Just as much as there is a possibility that an entrepreneur's efforts will bring them no return, there is also potential that they will succeed. This is an inescapable fact of business but there are strategies that people employ to minimize the risk of failure.
A business name is a very important thing to the extent that there is a whole industry built around business names. When you choose your business name it not only has to appeal to you but it also has to appeal to your customer base.
In the world of tech, sooner all later different platforms start to look alike. This can be seen with such examples as faxing and email or Skype and WhatsApp. Initially sending faxes meant owning a fax machine but now it can be done with a computer and a scanner or even with just a mobile phone and using Whatsapp initially meant only sending text messages but now there is voice available just like with Skype.
Failure is a subject that will feature on this blog often simply because the fear of it is a debilitating factor in the pursuit of success. People fear failing so much that they fail to try. The thought of failing incapacitates most of us so much that we don’t realise our true potential.
The history of eCommerce and mCommerce can be traced to the early 90s when the Internet became commercially available to the public allowing people to buy and sell online. Since then, numerous businesses the world over have adopted the technology in one business model or another.
No one told me when I was starting out on my entrepreneurial journey that selling would be the most difficult part of running a business; but it is. Without a consistent stream of customers to patronage your business, your business is dead in the water.
Nothing stays the same and rates of change vary from discipline to discipline. There are certain areas of expertise that undergo tremendous change in relatively short bursts of time compared to others. One area of accelerated change is in software development.
Getting stuck is something we are all familiar with. Whether it is in the pursuit of business affairs or in life in general, we come across moments where we are not sure how to proceed; how to move forward in a positive and productive way. This often happens in areas where creativity or innovation are required.
Websites are by intention supposed to attract and retain an audience, typically with customers in mind. Although this is the intention, sometimes the result ends up being the complete opposite. When this happens, instead of attracting and retaining an audience, they drive them away.