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Threat Modeling: 5 simple steps to a secure system

Imagine that you are working on a new e-commerce website with a team of developers. Everything appears to be going smoothly. With the release date coming closer and the marketing team ready to announce the new site to the world, everyone starts to ...

Backlog grooming in practice

Over the last few years while working in numerous scrum teams, I have come to realize one thing that all of us seem to struggle with - completing user stories within sprint boundaries. The most common reason is the long list of tasks we have at ...

Wealth management and the middle-class German

Wealth management, one of the most appealing facets in the financial sector, is undergoing a fundamental transition in European countries. This is due to the emergence of a new generation of investors whose preferences are greatly influenced and ...

Guarding against 'disruption'

'Disruption' is the most dreaded word for any CXO nowadays. Every CXO is worried about his/her industry being disrupted by a new player - probably by a tiny startup. Most startups claim they have a new platform that will disrupt the industry. And in ...

Are you losing out to disrupters?

Will this Banking Innovation Survive? Photo Bill Pay, One of Many Customer Improvements

Mobile imaging technology is one of many new innovations improving the customer experience in retail banking. We’ve all seen how “Remote Deposit Capture” (RDC) is growing in adoption, with mobile photos snapped of checks, then sent via smartphone ...

Becoming #omniagile: 3 ways to avoid losing opportunity and resources

The term “omnichannel” has been a buzzword in the retail industry for several years. Retailers have added more and more channels to their business paving the way for more opportunities to connect with shoppers and follow them along their path to ...

Being omnichannel is being agile, #omniagile

For any omnichannel strategy, it is important to strike a balance between supporting the ongoing business and looking for opportunities to grow the business. Omniagile means evolving with the changing market needs, technology, customer preferences, ...

Who needs app stores anymore?

There are about 1.5 million apps in the iOS app store, 1.6 million in Google Play and another 800k apps in the Amazon and Windows stores. As an app user, I have a lot of options to choose from for every mundane task. As an app developer, I should be ...

Will Central European countries lose the innovation race?

There's movement in the cloud computing market - at least in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. However, I'm anything but excited because it seems to me as if the rest of the modern world has already been taking cloud concepts for granted. For them, ...