6 reasons why software development outsourcing is working so great

Software development outsourcing

Nowadays, all businesses seem to depend on software, in one way or another. This is why, many companies struggle with one decision: should they form a bigger in-house IT team, or outsource part of the work to professional software development companies? While an in-house IT team, may sound like a good idea, it may be quite a struggle to find, hire and train a complete team to suit your needs. Outsourcing, on the other hand, has gained more popularity over the years and is now the go-to option for many…

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Safety mobile app made available to schools across Arkansas

Safety mobile app - School lockers

Arkansas students will have access to a safety app for the 2019-20 school year. Classes began for most of Arkansas’ elementary and secondary students last Tuesday and for the 2019-20 school year, a safety mobile app will be a large part of helping to keep these students safe and quickly connecting them to emergency services should they be needed. The app provides students with an online “panic button.” Keeping students safe is a major role of Doug Bradberry’s job. Bradberry is the school safety coordinator with the Arkansas Division of…

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Google Maps Live View rolls out on Android and iOS

Google Maps Live View

Google Maps augmented reality walking directions is available on more phones. Google Maps Live View, an augmented reality (AR) walking directions feature, has recently been made available to a much broader range of Android phones as well as the iPhone. The feature was first introduced earlier this year to Google’s Pixel phones. The AR walking directions show real-time navigation in the Google Maps app. The feature uses the phone’s camera to create the AR display. Users with a compatible phone simply need to hold up their smartphone device next to…

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PENNY rolls out QR code food tracking to appeal to eco-conscious customers

QR code food tracking - Pineapple in grass field

The German discount supermarket chain is increasingly relying on origin labeling. PENNY, owned by the REWE Group, is adding QR code food tracking labels to some of its store products to provide its customers with easy access to information regarding the foods’ origins. It will start with the traceability of its pineapples and organic bananas. European consumers are increasingly purchasing foods based on their origins. According to a study published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in June 2019, 53% of EU citizens surveyed said that knowing where their…

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Mobile virtual reality loses more traction with the Galaxy Note 10 dropping VR

Mobile virtual reality - man using Gear VR

The new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy 10 Plus will not work with Gear VR. Consumers who were hoping that mobile virtual reality support would be a part of the next Samsung Note smartphone will be disappointed. The South Korean tech giant recently announced its new Galaxy Note 10 and confirmed that both this model and the Galaxy 10 Plus will not work with the company’s Gear VR headset. The Note 10 also won’t support other VR platforms. Beyond not having support for Gear VR, the phone will not support…

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