• delivery_1”

    Advances in technology and increased consumer expectations have caused revenue and client satisfaction for the postal and parcel industries (P&P) to drop steadily over the last ten years. For companies, prioritizing e-commerce development to meet the changing demands of their client-base has become the only logical choice. Likewise, in 2020, postal organizations need to embrace flexibility, adaptability, and creativity if they want to remain relevant.

    The traditional business model is changing, and for some businesses, it is already unrecognizable. Market players need to identify consumer and market trends early. Going forward, understanding the macro and micro needs of their customers, along with digitalizing their business, will help keep P&P afloat.

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  • Strata Data Conference New York 2019”

    Strata Conference is one of the largest big data conferences in the world, and it’s happening in New York City this fall (September 23-26).

    What major trends will people be talking about at this conference?

    DataArt interviewed five of the announced conference speakers to get their insights on how the latest trends in big data, ML, and cloud-based technologies can disrupt the existing business ecosystem.

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  • HDC 2019 Reflections: Hotels Are Slowly Winning The (Direct) Booking Battle

    06 September 2019
    By Andrew Sanders, VP, Travel & Hospitality North America

    HDC 2019 Reflections[1]”

    Joining forces with hospitality and travel leaders to discuss and analyze the shifts, trends, and future of our industry is one of the best ways to reinvigorate my drive to reach our fullest potential through the application of technological advancements.

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  • InsureTech Connect 2019

    Insurtech, digitalization, innovation… These are frequently used buzzwords by carriers, vendors, and consultants over the past few years.

    The industry is certainly trying to innovate. For instance, AM Best recently announced it will be attaching an “Innovation Score” to its coming ratings. In addition, Prudential’s acquisition of Assurance this week for $2.5bn shows that investments continue to be made. 

    Is the hype deserved? Will the new replace the old? Or, will the legacy structural issues of insurance prevent real change?

    DataArt, an independent global technology consulting and services company, decided to take an in-depth look at this subject and will be sharing its findings in a series of short articles.

    In undertaking the research, DataArt consulted a number of movers and shakers, including insurance industry leaders, cutting-edge technology vendors, and its own subject matter experts. The first article investigates Insurtech.

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  • The Gamification of Sports an Effective Marketing Tool or a Boondoggle

    Although the concept of “gaming” has existed for a long time, the word “gamification” first gained popularity in 2010 as this pastime became deeply intertwined with technology. In the following years, the idea of applying badges, points, and leaderboards to increase engagement in marketing strategies has exploded. With an estimated 2.2 billion gamers in the world, gamification has grown into an incredibly powerful marketing tool.

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  • GBTA 2019 Convention Wrap-up The Good, The Bad, And The Exciting Future Of Our Industry

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) concluded the 51st year of its hotly-anticipated annual convention last week in Chicago. With over 7,000 attendees enjoying the mild summer weather in Illinois, the event featured a range of discussions led by business leaders and celebrities plus more than 170 educational sessions about disruptive technology-driven products and services in the travel and hospitality industries.

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  • Outsourcing as a Journey

    15 August 2019
    By Sebastian Bucur, Security and Software Consultant

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    In our industry, it is very common to see software development compared with building a house. There are many parallels between the two but in reality, they are quite different. Having spent the last 21 years in the trade, DataArt can attest to the fact that a software project is more like a journey and that technology consulting companies are means to an end rather than the end in itself. One may wonder how it can be a journey when there is a deliverable at the end, which is the actual piece of software.

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  • Big Data Holding Back Healthcare and Pushing Life Sciences Forward”

    What is the future of electronic health records? What has to change for doctors to see them as a benefit rather than a distraction? Daniel Piekarz, SVP, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice at DataArt, talks about healthcare trends and technologies that have the potential to lower healthcare costs.

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  • Where to Find Good Developers?

    26 July 2019
    By Sebastian Bucur, Security and Software Consultant

    Where to find good developers”

    While a talented developer can come from anywhere in the world, we want to find the best source of good developers that will serve as a rule rather than an exception.

    In this article, I would like to present four main types of outsourcing businesses categorized by size. We’ll consider the pros and cons for each with impartiality, calling a spade a spade.

    First, let us define in broad terms what it means to be ‘a good developer.’  In my opinion, a good software development professional is likely to have a degree in computing, IT or math as well as real experience, and continually seeks to gain skills and knowledge.

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  • Three Occasions When You Should Outsource

    24 July 2019
    By Andrew Sanders, VP, Travel & Hospitality North America

    Three Occasions When You Should Outsource_1”

    The reality of today is that software is part of almost every single business in the world and no doubt technology has contributed too much of the progress and the success humanity has experienced in the 20th century. Up until the 1980’s, most of the enterprise software was custom made and was developed entirely in house by tech engineers. As time went by many such internal teams began to feel overwhelmed with the demand. They were also expensive to fund and slowly but surely became outpaced as it was increasingly difficult to keep pace with the evolution of technology. Custom enterprise software was being built by giant tech firms like Microsoft, Sun Systems, IBM and Oracle that had the infrastructure and capacity for innovation and for handling large, complex projects. However, with the advent of the personal computer, more and more people began to be interested in learning programing. During the Dotcom bubble (1994-2000) as business moved onto the internet, the demand for custom software development skyrocketed. This caused more and more new tech companies from Eastern Europe and Asia to ride the wave and cover the demand in the market.

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