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The ultimate racing experience at the Grand Canyon

“I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau

Assisted, Augmented, and Virtual Reality: Our Industry 4.0 Initiative

Gartner recently published its Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2016 and among many interesting findings, two have caught my attention - the first is assisted reality which is slowly leaving the trough of disillusionment to join the second technology - 'virtual reality' on the 'slope of enlightenment' where enterprises start discovering more practical applications to benefit from, where second and third generation products appear on the market from technology providers and where more projects are funded. However, for the latter two Gartner still expects another 5 to 10 years to go before these become mainstream. This analysis reaffirms my belief in that Nagarro’s recent 'Assisted Reality' initiative, which is well-founded. Nagarro has been selected to participate in the Google Glass at Work partner eco-system and has signed a partnership with Upskill (Formerly APX Labs) recently, one of the few Google Glass certified partners. Together with Upskill (Formerly APX Labs) we are preparing for a joint European customer event on 'Assisted Reality' in Q1/2017 under the Google and Intel umbrella.

Re-Inventing Business Models: Why the refrigerator will order milk after all?

Businesses that manage to reinvent themselves have changed their offerings in accordance to current possibilities and have been victorious. Thanks to flexible cloud architectures, capacities remain fast and adaptable.

The web is going offline

After redesigning enterprise application screens according to the “Mobile First” design pattern, it is now time for a new paradigm - Offline first.

Optimizing communication with the science of ‘Pre-suasion’

'Pre-Suasion' is what happens before you even start to persuade somebody – or in our case, mostly customers.

Moving from eCommerce to Connected Commerce

Omni-channel commerce is the latest trend in the B2C commerce space – for both online and offline retail. Today’s customers constantly move across multiple channels and they switch screens all the time (TV, desktop, tablet, mobile), and they also switch platforms (different web sites for product discovery). The key is to capture the attention of customers in an effective way and then guide them to the store (online or offline), convert them to buyers and retain them for a long time. This is the primary challenge all retailers are facing. To effectively use the omni-channel presence of the customers and their 24x7 activities, retailers need to be connected. For a retailer, being connected means:

Technical Debt: The good, the bad and the downright ugly

Technical Debt (TD) is a topic of increased significance in Enterprise circles. But, before we start to discuss Technical Debt in detail, it is perhaps wise to define Technical Debt within the scope of this post. As ever Google is our friend and a rudimentary search throws up some use ful definitions. A term coined by Ward Cunningham to describe "the cumulative consequences of corners being cut throughout a software project's design and development". According to James Shore, it is the cumulative total of less-than-perfect design and implementation in your project. A pithier explanation is provided by Tom Poppendieck who defines technical debt as everything that makes your code harder to change. I will leave it to the reader to Google who these characters are. Suffice it to say that they have served their time at the sharp end.

Yammer vs SharePoint Social: The right tool for you

Social collaboration has become an important need for enterprises. Most companies search for the best social networking tools to improve employee engagement, enhance collaboration and to bring a sense of community. But they struggle while choosing the tool that best fits their enterprise needs.

How to choose the right JavaScript framework?

JavaScript frameworks may not be the first thing that come to our mind when we think about developing the next web project. There are hundreds of functional things that we can devote our time on. Nevertheless, the topic of client-side application framework would pop, sooner or later.

Salesforce & Nagarro: Being future-ready for our customers

Salesforce and Nagarro have been together for the past 4 years and this partnership stems from the shared qualities of innovation, trust, and agility. The relationship has been a symbiotic one wherein both have collaborated and helped each other to grow. The latest report by IDC shared in the press release only reaffirms this belief and shows how the Salesforce ecosystem has truly evolved . According to the report, “The Salesforce environment will generate about $389 billion and around 1.9 million jobs and to put that into perspective if it was a country it would rank 31st in the world. By 2020, for every dollar earned by Salesforce, the company’s ecosystem will gain $4.14.”