Josh Collins

Companies Can’t Put Cart Before Horse When It Comes to Digital Innovation
By Josh Collins | July 18, 2018 | Press

This post originally appeared on rigzone.com … A new survey finds that oil and gas companies are implementing new technologies, but some lack proper strategy. While the oil and gas industry has implemented several new technologies as of late, companies are now racing to see who can make the best…

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The Path to Fintech (Part 3)
By Josh Collins | July 5, 2018 | Industry Report

In our last post, we touched upon what is holding back digital transformation in financial services and revealed the top three roadblocks organizations face when looking to implement new technologies: legacy technology and infrastructure (31.6%), a lack of enthusiasm and support for change (33.7%) and a lack of in-house technical…

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The Path to Fintech (Part 2)
By Josh Collins | June 18, 2018 | Industry Report

Last time, we discussed how we surveyed 95 middle- and senior-level managers in order to learn about the impact of digital transformation on the financial services industry. One big surprise was only 60% of survey respondents reported that their organizations are working towards implementing new digital technologies. So, in part…

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The Path to Fintech (Part 1)
By Josh Collins | May 2, 2018 | Industry Report

When 2018 started, Forrester Research declared it to be the “year of reckoning” for businesses to adapt to new market realities, with the success rate of digital transformation one of the top factors. Aiming to learn more about the progress of digital transformation within financial services organizations, we surveyed 95…

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How to Be Successful with Digital Transformation Spending
By Josh Collins | December 21, 2017 | Technology

This post originally appeared on paymentweek.com … Digital transformation technology spending continues to grow across all geographies and industries. IDC predicts that digital transformation spending will increase 42 percent between 2017 and 2019, hitting $1.7 trillion by 2019. Much of that spend is likely to come from the rapidly-evolving financial…

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Software Self Defense 101: Improving Your Technical Estimates
By Josh Collins | February 11, 2016 | Capabilities

Estimates are a necessary evil in every development organization. You have to size work in order to plan projects, but ever-changing scope and priorities will throw off even your best estimates. Nothing is worse than telling your client that what was estimated to take Y weeks will now take Y++…

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Cover Your SaaS: Three Areas of Consideration Before Investing in Software as a Service
By Josh Collins | December 14, 2015 | Technology

With the pace of today’s business environment, anything that can help us deliver more quickly or maintain less code is a welcome proposition. If these shortcuts can align us with industry standards and leading edge features, even better. Enter: software as a service (SaaS). With SaaS you can quickly add…

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