In many ways, 2016 was an important year for driverless vehicles full of historic moments. In that year, major automakers—from Daimler to BMW, Audi, and Hyundai—invested billions of dollars in autonomous vehicle development and worked in partnership with tech players to become leaders in the race for self-driving cars. It was the year driverless and semi-autonomous cars were made available to the public for the first time, at least in trial mode, and the year that sparked a hot debate on the challenges of self-driving mobility and car automation. Continue reading
Traditionally, or say 10 years ago, most organizations were functionally separated, and there was rarely cross-departmental integration between software engineers, test teams, and IT operations specialists. Departments usually had contradicting goals: developers sought new features, operations strived to ensure organizational stability, and testers wanted to minimize risks. However, the changing technology environment necessitates a change in the approach to the whole software development process. Continue reading
Technology is one of the industries most affected by outsourcing. In the mature technology markets like the US, Canada or Western Europe, battle for talent is among major trends. As the software development skills shortage intensifies, many tech companies look overseas – not only for lower costs, higher quality, greater flexibility, and better time to market, but also for valid experience and rare and niche skills.
On October 28–30, Auriga’s experts took part in the 2016 Central & Eastern European Software Engineering Conference in Russia (CEE-SECR 2016). This year, Auriga again served as the sponsor of the event. Nearly 500 participants—experts from leading IT companies, tech entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and IT students—met together at the Digital October Center in Moscow to share experiences and ideas and discuss the hottest topics of this year. Continue reading
In the Information Age, Big Data rules the world. The data volumes are growing faster than ever before, and by the year 2020, IDC predicts that about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on our planet. However, Big Data is more than just loads of information; it is even more than a mere technology. It is an innovative tool for real-time analysis, planning, forecasting, and finally, instantaneous and efficient decision-making. Big Data represents a new competitive advantage for any company in any industry today. Continue reading