Insights on the latest technologies, trends processes and advancements within technology, as well as Audacia news and updates.
How technology can solve common construction problems
The construction industry faces opportunity and challenge in equal measure. An 85% increase in construction projects by 2030 offers construction businesses an incredible chance to grow. Yet, a shortage of skilled workers and low rates of productivity makes it difficult for firms to rise to the challenge.
The solution is technology. McKinsey & Company predict that introduc…
How to deliver systems that meet employee need and business growth
Employee feedback and system workarounds are often signs that it’s time to invest in new tech. But when these systems are mission critical, how can you be confident that IT change will also deliver bottom-line growth? We explore why bottom-up feedback matters and the steps you can take to keep your employees happy and your business scalable.
What is Bottom-up Feedback and Why…
The cost of legacy IT
On average, 31% of an organisation’s technology is made up of legacy systems. Maintaining those systems can be a costly burden, with an average of 60-80% of IT budgets allocated to keeping them running.
When an outsourced software development process is better than in-house IT
Technological progress is commercial progress. And your ability to deliver profit-first transformational solutions on time and within budget is paramount to success.
But the challenge is complex. Whether your focus is automation, legacy systems, supply chain efficiencies or customer experience, you’re operating in an environment which saw 7-10 counterparts cancel projects in …
Delivering successful IT projects: A decision making framework for CIOs
When your business identifies an opportunity for operational improvement, it’s time to work out how best to implement it. Technology delivers transformational change, improves efficiency and enhances business profit. But to secure maximum operational improvement, new digital transformation projects require robust planning.
Making the right decisions early on will set a course…
Manufacturing CEOs: 5 signs it’s time to review software systems
Does software only get attention when something goes wrong? If so, you’re not alone.
Manufacturing businesses can often view software solutions as a fix to a problem, rather than a business enabler. But having adaptable systems is key to enabling your business to scale in line with your ambitions and provide a platform for strategic innovation.
To follow on from Digital Manuf…
Audacia launches bespoke software platform for Techbuyer
The six month project delivered a stable and robust platform that reduces downtime, improves reporting, resilience and sales management and provides enriched product data.
Techbuyer IT security manager, Rich Kenny, said:
“We complied an initial list of almost 40 soft…
Why technology is key to continuous improvement
Continuous improvement is far from a new philosophy. Dating back to the 1950's, Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota decided to make incremental changes in processes and products to remove waste and increase business efficiencies and outcomes.
The same is true today. Through ongoing efforts to improve the quality of services, products and processes through constant review, m…
What is .NET Core?
First, A Little History on .NET
During the late 90s, Microsoft started work on something that they were calling Next Generation Windows Services (or NGWS for short). NGWS was originally designed to let Windows users access all kinds of services over the Internet.
In fact, in an early presentation for NGWS, Steve Balmer (who hated the name NGWS) said that it would allow users …