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Why the ‘Business’ matters in business requirements for software development

As member of a project team, have you ever read a project document and thought ‘I know exactly what they want’ and then during the project or nearer the end you are thinking ‘why didn't someone tell me all this at the start?’

Did you know?

  1. Why having a responsive website matters

    Much like the little girl who famously pointed out the flaw in the emperor’s new clothes, recent research suggests that not having a mobile-friendly website can mean that you’re catering for less than half of your potential customers.

  2. Microsoft has pulled the plug on Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer, the blundering behemoth with a not-entirely-undeserved reputation for woeful performance, will be replaced with a new browser when Windows 10 is released at the end of July.

  3. The Potential of Email Metadata

    Recently, we cast metadata as a villainous foe who can compromise the privacy and security of your kitten fart email discussions. However, like Nicolas Cage, metadata can play more than one type of role.

  4. The Dangers of Email Metadata

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  5. How do you bring software development projects within estimate?

    It's a simple formula really; bring in a super developer; bring in an expert, a guru and a genie!

  6. Delivering quality projects year after year with ISO 9001 certification

    This week saw Mercurytide be awarded ISO 9001 certification for the 6th year in a row.

  7. Managing software development - turning failure into success

    How do you appease stakeholders who need their software quickly, within budget, with a big scope, while also wanting you to be flexible on all three?

  8. Is the ease of pre-designed ecommerce templates worth the cost?

    It's common sense that the design and layout of your ecommerce site will affect how visitors interact with your site and whether they'll make a purchase or not. I explore some differences between off the shelf templates, and bespoke design work that is customised to you and your website.

  9. How to optimise a website for mobile ecommerce

    It's no secret that more and more people are shopping online through mobile devices like phones and tablets, but poor user experiences mean that conversion rates remain much lower than visitors from desktop PCs. Take a look with me as I explore some ways to optimise ecommerce websites to cater for a range of different mobile devices.


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