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What Is Digital Transformation?

Although digital transformation is a promising step into the future, it is the number one concern for a business. Research shows that 70% of all digital transformations fail to reach their goals. Moreover, $900 billion out of $1.3 trillion spent on these initiatives in 2019 did not pay off. At the same time, the growth of the IoT market is obvious and, in fact, skyrocketing. The EY 2019 report “Future of IoT” forecasts that the revenue of the global IoT market will be worth $1.1 trillion by 2025.

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Blockchain security issues and solutions

How secure is blockchain? Well, before we consider blockchain security issues and vulnerabilities, let’s admit the harsh reality: the majority of laymen out there strongly associate the blockchain technology with a crazy rush of dubious cryptocurrency projects and scam ICOs, which have stolen hundreds million US dollars in Bitcoin or Ether from naive investors in 2017-2018. Well, those good old times taught us great lessons!

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Trading mission to Norway 2019. Findings

Edgica was selected by the initiators as one of the 15 Ukrainian IT companies to participate in the trade mission to Oslo and represent the IT industry of Ukraine.
It was an intensive and productive program of visits, discussions and B2B meetings with Norwegian business. The main day activities were in the Høyres Hus Conference Center, the very center of Oslo.

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The future is coming. Digitalization

In the age of a rapidly changing world, digitalization is a distinguishing feature of those who invent things and implement them to create tends. For many, the digitalized future is full of fear and uncertainty, while the others are enthusiastic towards novelties which become possible thanks to digitalization. So, is the digitalized future sunny enough, or are there many clouds ahead?

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What Is Digital Transformation?

What Is Digital Transformation?

Although digital transformation is a promising step into the future, it is the number one concern for a business. Research shows that 70% of all digital transformations fail to reach their goals. Moreover, $900 billion out of $1.3 trillion spent on these initiatives in 2019 did not pay off. At the same time, the growth of the IoT market is obvious and, in fact, skyrocketing. The EY 2019 report “Future of IoT” forecasts that the revenue of the global IoT market will be worth $1.1 trillion by 2025.

read more
Blockchain security issues and solutions

Blockchain security issues and solutions

How secure is blockchain? Well, before we consider blockchain security issues and vulnerabilities, let’s admit the harsh reality: the majority of laymen out there strongly associate the blockchain technology with a crazy rush of dubious cryptocurrency projects and scam ICOs, which have stolen hundreds million US dollars in Bitcoin or Ether from naive investors in 2017-2018. Well, those good old times taught us great lessons!

read more
Trading mission to Norway 2019. Findings

Trading mission to Norway 2019. Findings

Edgica was selected by the initiators as one of the 15 Ukrainian IT companies to participate in the trade mission to Oslo and represent the IT industry of Ukraine.
It was an intensive and productive program of visits, discussions and B2B meetings with Norwegian business. The main day activities were in the Høyres Hus Conference Center, the very center of Oslo.

read more
The future is coming. Digitalization

The future is coming. Digitalization

In the age of a rapidly changing world, digitalization is a distinguishing feature of those who invent things and implement them to create tends. For many, the digitalized future is full of fear and uncertainty, while the others are enthusiastic towards novelties which become possible thanks to digitalization. So, is the digitalized future sunny enough, or are there many clouds ahead?

read more

Your handy guide to IT startups in Norway. Part 2

Today, Norway is famous for being a great place to launch a new business. And its capital Oslo is one of the most prospective startup hubs you should watch. The government of Norway supports the new age of innovations and creates a favorable environment to start a new business. Let’s move on and find out what startups are and how to launch them.

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Your handy guide to IT startups in Norway. Part 1

When we think of Norway, whales, fjords, and fantastic nature are all the things that come to mind. Norway is known for being one of the wealthiest nations and countries all over the world, thanks to the large oil deposits in the North Sea. But not only oil deposits are a major source of its wealth.

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LoRa technology and Fog computing. Questions and Answers

Internet of Things (IoT) has a wonderful future and everyone can be an active part of it. LoRa and fog technologies, when used together, can provide a powerful combination of benefits to a number of industries including healthcare, logistics, agriculture, education, smart homes, etc. Owing to LoRa, IoT projects can become more affordable, and fog computing makes them sustainable and self-reliant.

read more

Edgica takes part in trading mission to Norway in October 2019

Edgica was chosen as one of the most perspective Ukrainian IT providers to take part in the trading mission to the Kingdom of Norway on October 8-11, 2019. We actively work with our clients and partners in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA. And now we are very much excited to join this great event and learn more about Norway. We hope to meet you in Oslo!

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The Future of Smart Contracts

Smart contacts are among the most trending innovations which are supposed to revolutionize and drive the future. A smart contract Blockchain is currently the most popular representation of successful exercising this approach. Still, while many altogether misunderstood this technology, those who’ve already realized its power are actively implemented smart contract protocols into their businesses to gain benefits.

read more

Successful Startup: Challenges & Lifehacks

Only a few dare to take a risk and come up with an idea to create a startup. There is no universal approach for launching a successful startup, as many factors affect the way it will be got off the ground. In any way, there are some common problems every startup faces, as well as general patterns every successful startup is based on.

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Faster time-to-market with smart solutions for IT

Time to market (TTM) plays an essential role in the failure or success of IT products. The sooner you jump onto the bandwagon, the more you’ll get. These are golden words correctly describing the need for accelerating time-to-market processes.

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Tokenization: A Fast-Paced Trend Or New Business Model

What is tokenization, and how does it work? Does it have the future? These questions bother many engaged people who are trying to understand whether tokenization is an anther overhyped trend or something that will prove its usefulness for years. This article will help to clarify some aspects of the situation.

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Smart Contracts and Blockchain in Insurance

Smart contracts are blockchain-enabled documents that have already changed the business world. In other words, smart contracts, as well as Blockchain itself, deliver bespoke digital opportunities that insurance companies must get right.

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Digital Transformation: Change or Die

In the days when we spend more time at the PCs than in the “real world,” digital transformation is of particular importance for small businesses. But along with vast opportunities for growth, digitalization brings some tough challenges for aspiring enterprises. Is there any way to avoid them and develop a survivable business model in uncertain times?

read more

Microservices: What, When, and Why to Use?

Microservices promise lots of benefits including flexible delivery of changes, flexibility, ready for the cloud, and precise scalability. It’s not just the titans like Amazon, Netflix or Google. It seems that nearly everyone has adopted this architecture. But what are microservices?

read more

An Easy Understanding of Blockchain

Lots of you have probably heard about Blockchain in some ICO, Bitcoin or anything related to crypto kind of talks. Сonsidering the ever-rising popularity of blockchain, we decided to write an article explaining what the term “blockchain” means in plain English. What Is Blockchain? An Easy Understanding of Technology

read more

How to Decide on the Technology for a Web Application?

Getting started is always the hardest part. In the beginning, you can stumble upon many issues of choice — the choice of the industry, target audience, marketing strategy, etc. However, the most important is the choice of the technology on which you will live and grow. Today we will explain how to go with the right language or framework intended precisely for your web application.

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Meet a Ukrainian Software Developer!

Do you know why Ukraine became the #1 outsourcing destination in Europe? Because Ukrainian developers are smart, hard at honing their skills, and passionate about their calling, and… Well, let’s continue discovering the portrait of Ukrainian developer in our article — learn more about the person you’re dealing with before hiring.

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Internet of Things in 2018

The article is a story of how the Internet of Things (IoT) conquers the world. A sky-rocketing technology becomes a trendy topic for discussion, so we are going to set the record straight and identify the reasons why the IoT is heating up so rapidly. Join us!

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The Rise of Python

To learn or not to learn? The rise of Python has been bugging software developers for the last four years. Moreover, from 2017 through 2018, its growth rate has significantly increased in comparison with 2016. Let’s figure out whether Python is still worth learning and how its rise will affect software development, machine learning, data science, and other IT domains.

read more

Artificial Intelligence in Real Estate Applications

Are you selling a house? Or maybe you are looking for a new apartment? These days Artificial intelligence solutions open new horizons and opportunities in real estate. Even more, ignoring AI-based technology can bring down the competitive power of real estate business!

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How to create a Mobile App: Quick Guide

This article gives a general understanding of steps to create a mobile application. It is useful both for those who decided to make their first application not knowing where to start and those who already have been producing mobile apps and is looking currently for new ideas.

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How to deliver on time in software development

The following article represents some thoughts and practical advice to the hot-button question for all software developers: delivering the product on time, time-to-market, project methodologies, planning, estimation, and team collaboration. We decided to share our thoughts on these critical aspects of software development projects from on-time delivery perspective.

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Swiss ICT: trends, challenges and opportunities

Despite rapidly advancing digitalization, the ICT sector in Switzerland does not grow faster than other industries of the economy. So what are the reasons for stagnation and where the missed opportunities lie? We decided to share some insights from the market research.

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How to define a Scope of Software MVP?

When we see a successful startup, we often fancy their road to success to be like a straight line, an arrow striking directly at the target. In reality, in a case of a wrong initial defining of the purpose or design of the app, it could easily turn into a disaster. Let’s talk about the MVP and its scope as an efficient method to involve users in the creation of a new product.

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Human and Artificial Intelligence: should we care about ethics?

The booming growth of artificial intelligence is changing both people lives and businesses, and even the whole industries. While engineers are preparing to meet technical challenges, economists are calculating the profits of AI for economies, and many researchers are keeping an eye on the ethical issues of the interaction between human and AI.

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Top 10 Mistakes in UX/UI Design for Mobile Apps

It seems most people who never worked in UX/UI design field consider the app design as the simplest part of the app development. It is far from the reality, as the user experience area is much more tricky than it seems at first sight. What mistakes should one avoid in UX/UI design for a mobile app?

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Digital Economy Compass: new dawn of the tech

What are the current digital trends worldwide? How does the competition on digital platforms develop? The answers can be found in the comprehensive Digital Economy Compass 2017, recently released by the statistic portal Statista.com. The report covers 9 Markets, 50 countries, and the period of 7 years (2015 – 2021).

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Cross Browser Testing Essentials: Top 8 Best Testing Tools

How many devices does one use every day? A wide range of different devices caused the necessity to build the web and mobile applications that support a growing number of browsers and screen resolutions. In this overview, we tried to list the best cross browser testing tools for 2017 and recent years taking into account their features, popularity, and pricing.

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iForum 2017: The Event about Development

On May 25, 2017, iForum conference was held in Kyiv, Ukraine. iForum is one of the biggest Ukrainian IT conferences with a nine-year history. This year the number of visitors exceeded 9,000 people. Edgica representatives visited this year event to take part in one of the most influential discussions within IT industry.

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Four worthy tech companies from Ukraine and how they did it

This month online service Grammarly has raised 110 million dollars. Besides Grammarly, Ukraine is also a homeland for other well-known projects that now boost the image of the country. Among them DepositPhotos, Looksery, MacPaw, Paymentwall, Readdle, InvisibleCRM, iBlazr and many others. We decided to look at four cases to answer a question what makes Ukraine an attractive IT destination?

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Artificial intelligence is on the verge of changing business

Artificial intelligence is emerging in different businesses and starts to transform the whole industries whether it is finance or agriculture, real estate or healthcare. AI has already optimized both simple activities as well as complex business issues, and it will certainly spread its impact, even more, improving products and services, shaping the new face of operations.

read more

PyCon 2017 Report: More than Python

PyCon 2017 in Lviv: it’s not just about Python, it’s about socialization! Edgica Senior Python Developer Oleh Marshev joined the event to check how Python community has grown and changed over a year. Discover why PyCon 2017 became something more than just a Python community event in our special report!

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Choosing a Javascript Framework for MVP

Angular 2, Vue.js, or React.js? What Javascript framework should you choose to develop an MVP within the brief timeline and adequate cost? Our engineers know the answer. And we are glad to share the knowledge. Please check the latest research from Edgica.

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Instant Apps from Google or contextual apps’ delivery

On May 18, 2016 Google announced pretty cool new highlights and products in its Keynote from Google I/O 2016. We have decided to outline the most promising feature that will most probably become a trend in development of mobile apps, from Edgica’s point of view – Android Instant Apps.

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How can you get maximum value within planned budget?

How do we deal with the estimation of the entire project when the scope is not fixed? Is there a way to stay agile and change driven, and still get the appropriate estimate and plan a budget?
Yes. We believe there is a way to conciliate both things.

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Recent Openings from Google: new trend is defined

Recently, Google opened its Artificial Intelligence Engine, TensorFlow (https://www.tensorflow.org). It is a software library for numerical computation that could be used for deep machine learning solutions. It was initially used by Google, but now it is available for...

read more
Your handy guide to IT startups in Norway. Part 2

Your handy guide to IT startups in Norway. Part 2

Today, Norway is famous for being a great place to launch a new business. And its capital Oslo is one of the most prospective startup hubs you should watch. The government of Norway supports the new age of innovations and creates a favorable environment to start a new business. Let’s move on and find out what startups are and how to launch them.

read more
LoRa technology and Fog computing. Questions and Answers

LoRa technology and Fog computing. Questions and Answers

Internet of Things (IoT) has a wonderful future and everyone can be an active part of it. LoRa and fog technologies, when used together, can provide a powerful combination of benefits to a number of industries including healthcare, logistics, agriculture, education, smart homes, etc. Owing to LoRa, IoT projects can become more affordable, and fog computing makes them sustainable and self-reliant.

read more
Edgica takes part in trading mission to Norway in October 2019

Edgica takes part in trading mission to Norway in October 2019

Edgica was chosen as one of the most perspective Ukrainian IT providers to take part in the trading mission to the Kingdom of Norway on October 8-11, 2019. We actively work with our clients and partners in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA. And now we are very much excited to join this great event and learn more about Norway. We hope to meet you in Oslo!

read more
The Future of Smart Contracts

The Future of Smart Contracts

Smart contacts are among the most trending innovations which are supposed to revolutionize and drive the future. A smart contract Blockchain is currently the most popular representation of successful exercising this approach. Still, while many altogether misunderstood this technology, those who’ve already realized its power are actively implemented smart contract protocols into their businesses to gain benefits.

read more
Successful Startup: Challenges & Lifehacks

Successful Startup: Challenges & Lifehacks

Only a few dare to take a risk and come up with an idea to create a startup. There is no universal approach for launching a successful startup, as many factors affect the way it will be got off the ground. In any way, there are some common problems every startup faces, as well as general patterns every successful startup is based on.

read more
Digital Transformation: Change or Die

Digital Transformation: Change or Die

In the days when we spend more time at the PCs than in the “real world,” digital transformation is of particular importance for small businesses. But along with vast opportunities for growth, digitalization brings some tough challenges for aspiring enterprises. Is there any way to avoid them and develop a survivable business model in uncertain times?

read more
Microservices: What, When, and Why to Use?

Microservices: What, When, and Why to Use?

Microservices promise lots of benefits including flexible delivery of changes, flexibility, ready for the cloud, and precise scalability. It’s not just the titans like Amazon, Netflix or Google. It seems that nearly everyone has adopted this architecture. But what are microservices?

read more
An Easy Understanding of Blockchain

An Easy Understanding of Blockchain

Lots of you have probably heard about Blockchain in some ICO, Bitcoin or anything related to crypto kind of talks. Сonsidering the ever-rising popularity of blockchain, we decided to write an article explaining what the term “blockchain” means in plain English. What Is Blockchain? An Easy Understanding of Technology

read more
How to Decide on the Technology for a Web Application?

How to Decide on the Technology for a Web Application?

Getting started is always the hardest part. In the beginning, you can stumble upon many issues of choice — the choice of the industry, target audience, marketing strategy, etc. However, the most important is the choice of the technology on which you will live and grow. Today we will explain how to go with the right language or framework intended precisely for your web application.

read more
Meet a Ukrainian Software Developer!

Meet a Ukrainian Software Developer!

Do you know why Ukraine became the #1 outsourcing destination in Europe? Because Ukrainian developers are smart, hard at honing their skills, and passionate about their calling, and… Well, let’s continue discovering the portrait of Ukrainian developer in our article — learn more about the person you’re dealing with before hiring.

read more
The Rise of Python

The Rise of Python

To learn or not to learn? The rise of Python has been bugging software developers for the last four years. Moreover, from 2017 through 2018, its growth rate has significantly increased in comparison with 2016. Let’s figure out whether Python is still worth learning and how its rise will affect software development, machine learning, data science, and other IT domains.

read more
How to deliver on time in software development

How to deliver on time in software development

The following article represents some thoughts and practical advice to the hot-button question for all software developers: delivering the product on time, time-to-market, project methodologies, planning, estimation, and team collaboration. We decided to share our thoughts on these critical aspects of software development projects from on-time delivery perspective.

read more
How to define a Scope of Software MVP?

How to define a Scope of Software MVP?

When we see a successful startup, we often fancy their road to success to be like a straight line, an arrow striking directly at the target. In reality, in a case of a wrong initial defining of the purpose or design of the app, it could easily turn into a disaster. Let’s talk about the MVP and its scope as an efficient method to involve users in the creation of a new product.

read more
Digital Economy Compass: new dawn of the tech

Digital Economy Compass: new dawn of the tech

What are the current digital trends worldwide? How does the competition on digital platforms develop? The answers can be found in the comprehensive Digital Economy Compass 2017, recently released by the statistic portal Statista.com. The report covers 9 Markets, 50 countries, and the period of 7 years (2015 – 2021).

read more

Four worthy tech companies from Ukraine and how they did it

This month online service Grammarly has raised 110 million dollars. Besides Grammarly, Ukraine is also a homeland for other well-known projects that now boost the image of the country. Among them DepositPhotos, Looksery, MacPaw, Paymentwall, Readdle, InvisibleCRM, iBlazr and many others. We decided to look at four cases to answer a question what makes Ukraine an attractive IT destination?

read more
Artificial intelligence is on the verge of changing business

Artificial intelligence is on the verge of changing business

Artificial intelligence is emerging in different businesses and starts to transform the whole industries whether it is finance or agriculture, real estate or healthcare. AI has already optimized both simple activities as well as complex business issues, and it will certainly spread its impact, even more, improving products and services, shaping the new face of operations.

read more

Recent Openings from Google: new trend is defined

Recently, Google opened its Artificial Intelligence Engine, TensorFlow (https://www.tensorflow.org). It is a software library for numerical computation that could be used for deep machine learning solutions. It was initially used by Google, but now it is available for...

read more
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