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KIF Testing

3 minutes read

Test-driven development is awesome. Tests are written for the code, watch the tests fail (because the code doesn't yet exist), then implement the appropriate code and everything works like magic. While writing software this way will save time in the long run, the process creates a large burden up front. This type of testing is wonderful for testing internal business logic, account management, or anywhere the code could get tricky. These individual components may work great, but how do you test...

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User Research: The Key to Mobile Digital Transformation

6 minutes read

Did you know that digital transformation is occurring rapidly at a majority of public and private sector organizations?

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Automating iOS Builds

5 minutes read

Continuous integration is a well-known practice amongst agile developers with numerous benefits that make it a must on a nearly any software development project. At ChaiONE, we have a Mac Mini that we use to house some internal apps, as well as drive a big flat screen TV that greets our guests.  Since building iPhone apps requires a Mac environment, this makes a perfect continuous integration server.

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How to Align Your Business Innovation Strategy to Your Culture

4 minutes read

When was the last time you took a picture with an analog camera?

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Approaching Strategic Innovation Planning for the Digital Age

4 minutes read

Consumers today aren’t as loyal to brands as they once were. Don’t believe this statement? Just ask Nokia, a company that just years earlier was dominating the mobile phone industry. It wasn’t like the company was lagging behind on technology. Rather, the company has historically spent enormous amounts of money on research and development (R&D). Unfortunately for Nokia, it was unable to “translate all that R&D spending into products that people actually wanted to buy”. The company got caught up...

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10 Reasons Every CIO Needs a Digital Innovation Strategy

5 minutes read

It’s February 2007. Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, calls with a request for a product that has never been created, marketed or even come close to existing before. He asks for the impossible and wants it in Apple’s new mobile phone that was announced a month ago.

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How to Guarantee ROI with a Legacy System Modernization

4 minutes read

One hundred million dollars worth of Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Ranchers, Whoppers-- all packaged, prepared and waiting to ship out to grocery stores around the country for the lucrative Halloween season. The trucks were waiting for their orders, grocery chains were waiting to stock their shelves, and shareholders were counting on the profits. The only problem: the ERP system made fulfilling the Halloween orders impossible.

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Heuristic Evaluations and Usability Testing are Critical to Your Business

4 minutes read

Did you know that difficult to use, ineffective, cumbersome software leads to low user adoption which accounts for about 70% of failed projects? Creating user-friendly products is crucial to user adoption and success. How can you make sure that your product is user-friendly? Heuristic evaluations and usability testing are two powerful methods that help ensure user-friendliness of a product. Every business should care about how intuitive and easy-to-use their devices or software are because ...

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User Experience Research & User-Centered Design

16 minutes read

Investing in user experience (UX) by designing software through a user-centered design framework serves three primary functions:

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