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Back to the essential; Analystik revisits its corporate identity!

Analystik has come a long way since the creation of its last logo in 2005; several clients have joined the portfolio, including Laurentian Bank, Hitachi Capital Canada and Wells Fargo. And many things have changed in 10 years but our corporate identity…

However, despite the progress made, the different management styles and development methodologies used, the numerous evolutions of systems, frameworks and mobile platforms; our workhorse has always remained the same, the process, and our goal has also always remained the same, quality on all levels.

As a result, when the time came to review our corporate identity, this reflection led us spontaneously to a refreshing approach rather than a recreation process.

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The vision of Service Oriented Development, beyond the architecture

We would like in this post to return to the idea, beyond the service oriented architecture, the vision of Service Oriented Development because it really is something, considering that many argue that, in IT, there was a before and after SOA!

And the reason is quite simple, with the service oriented architecture, the developed services found themselves at the heart of the IT architecture, in interface with both the fundamental applications and the data.

Although this may not be obvious at first glance, many developers have suddenly gained some leeway, freedom of design, some say new creativity.

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Service Oriented Development, the benefits… without the risks!

Service Oriented Development offers all the benefits of custom software development without the risks and without the costs of a Commercial Software; this is what we intend to address in this sequel to the previous post.

We explained in the previous post that while Custom Software Development constitutes a significant risk in terms of sustainability of services and development costs; commercial software often entails huge pre-installation adaptation costs and recurring license fees.

Thus, we explained to have taken another path a few years ago because it seemed to offer the best of both worlds for both the client and the developer; service-oriented development based on three principles:

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Service Oriented Development, the best of both worlds

Should you start thinking, as an IT Director, in terms of Service Oriented Development rather than Application Development or even Commercial Softwware?

The question is worth asking because, surprisingly, even though we have been praising Agile Development for more than a decade, the fact is that the majority of large and medium-sized enterprises are still moving forward with long-term expense heavy IT projects, leveraging notorious platforms such as SAP or Oracle or commercial software.

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Performance in Software Development; a question of metrics?

The evaluation of performance in software development, of a software development team, for an IT project will vary greatly depending on the type of metrics used.

This request for performance measurement in software development projects is constantly coming back and is a source of major concern for Managers; which is quite normal considering the low ratio of projects delivered in time… and costs.

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Performance and Innovation, a bond of heart and reason

Performance and innovation are a marriage of heart and reason within any flourishing business or, at the very least, they must become innovative in order to flourish because innovation almost always leads to a gain in performance on one level or another.

Thus, the company that wants to perform must innovate and the innovative company will perform… most certainly!

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The perception of performance according to management style

The perception of performance truly varies according to the management style; hence, performance assessment is in fact a question of perception. The evaluation of a team’s performance is closely linked to the management style and, more precisely, to the priorities it dictates; in software development as in any other activity.

Any manager would like to have an objective assessment of his team and his IT department as part of a software development project. The term “objective” is the key to the riddle here. Is there an objective method for assessing the performance of an individual, a team or a company?

In fact, no one can count the systems, methods and nomenclatures that have been developed since the beginning of the industrial era in order to evaluate performance.

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Some enterprises are already reaping the benefits of Machine Learning

This article is made out of excerpts from a joint Survey made by MIT & Google conducted in late 2016, and which you can download here.

Machine Learning is for many enterprises the new proving ground for Competitive Advantage. A recent survey conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom and Google Cloud reveals that while the majority of businesses are struggling to apply Machine Learning, others are hard at work developing strategies for the technology — and are already realizing genuine ROI.

The survey included 375 qualified respondents representing a variety of industries, with the preponderance coming from the technology industry (43%) but also business services (13%) and financial services (10%). Most qualified respondents were either C-level executives (39%) or enterprise developers (37%), rounded out by vice president-level executives (23%).

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Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, it’s now; is your organization ready?

The day is not far off when every company will integrate features of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to its processes, there is no doubt about it.

The question is: where is your business today? Are you ready?

Technology now provides us with virtual assistance, it allows us to generate ideas and analyze unstructured data – allowing entrepreneurs to focus on growing their business. Bu that’s already yesterday!

Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business

And now with AI’s ability to analyze a problem faster than a human mind could, you will be sure that you will have considered all possible scenarios for a given situation.

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How Artificial Intelligence will transform your enterprise

Artificial Intelligence is only beginning to penetrate the workplace, and it’s causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run or so they should. But the thing is, far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, Artificial Intelligence tends to free them up to do what they are paid for: innovate, model, refine, and improve on the expertise of their business.

“AI is not eliminating jobs, it is creating a shift in the type of jobs by eliminating tasks of jobs, and creating new jobs that are more human jobs,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. Bersin defines “more human jobs” as those that require traits robots haven’t yet mastered, like empathy, communication, and interdisciplinary problem solving.

The integration of early artificial intelligence tools is causing organizations to become more collaborative and team-oriented, as opposed to traditional top-down hierarchy.

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