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Scrum, one of the most popular Agile frameworks, suggests building software in iterations, aka Sprints, which last from two to four weeks. As a result of each Sprint, the team releases a product increment. Added to one another, increments eventually make up a complete software application.

Scrum roles include a Scrum Master, a Product Owner (PO), and a development team. They collaborate with each other through the five formal events: Sprint itself, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective. However, there’s also another event during the Sprint called Backlog Grooming or Backlog Refinement. …


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Just like many other industries, transportation is experiencing a difficult year. As a result of panic shopping at the start of the pandemic, trucking volumes increased by 30 percent, then plummeted, and only now has started to increase again. Rail, ocean, and last mile deliveries are down by at least 20 percent. Increased labor costs and declining freight rates, demand for faster shipping with fewer orders, overall higher carrier margins… these are strange times that already affect operations.

Here, we’ll want to talk about modern approaches to freight management and how retailers and shippers can use technology to cut costs…


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Today even doctors can be shipped right to your computer. While remote patient care and online appointments are nothing new, the Telehealth and Telemedicine concepts became a hot topic thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As announced by Medicare and Medicaid, the number of individuals accessing telehealth through the Medicare system has increased from 11,000 to nearly 650,000 people a week. In the US, regulations concerning telehealth were temporarily relaxed. In contrast, European countries like France passed legislation regarding telemedicine and teleradiology back in 2009.

But that said, numbers and dry facts don’t reflect the real state of telehealth adoption. As…


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In our daily lives, moving information from one location to another is no more than a simple copy-and-paste operation. Everything gets far more complicated when it comes to transferring millions of data units into a new system.

However, many companies treat even a massive data migration as a low-level, two-clicks task. Such an initial underestimation translates to spending extra time and money. Recent studies revealed that 55 percent of data migration projects went over budget and 62 percent appeared to be harder than expected or actually failed.

How to avoid falling into the same trap? The answer lies in understanding…


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This is a guest article by David Gevorkian from Be Accessible

Everyone shops online nowadays, but the way we shop differs from one person to another. Some of us love shopping online using a desktop or laptop while others prefer their mobile devices. Some enjoy the experience thanks to their fast internet connection. Of course, some don’t enjoy the online shopping experience simply because they lack the skills, the knowledge, or the physical/mental ability to properly use the website. Because of these differing experiences, it’s important that an eCommerce company designs its website with web accessibility in mind.

What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility


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Transportation itself doesn’t generate revenue. But we can learn how to optimize it. For example, a common problem is underutilized freight capacity when trucks or shipping containers travel partly empty. Although there are several reasons for that, generally it stems from a lack of efficiency and automation: not using digital bills of lading, not having information about the vehicle’s load factor, or creating separate shipping orders for every product rather than consolidating them. Add to that having no idea where your product is and when it will be delivered or not knowing how well your carrier does their job. Basically…


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For over a decade, two similar concepts — DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) — have been coexisting in the world of software development. At first glance, they may look like competitors. But a closer view reveals that alleged rivals are actually complementary pieces of a puzzle that fit together nicely.

This article explains how DevOps and SRE facilitate building reliable software, where they overlap, how they differ from each other, and when they can efficiently work side by side. …


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Business Intelligence is the means of turning raw data into useful insights. It allows you to collect data from different sources, organize it, and then enjoy the analytics. Do you need it? Probably yes, as it’s the most balanced view of the business you can get. But as you can guess, starting such a complex endeavor requires some preparation and we will hopefully help you with that. And if you’ve already introduced some BI procedures in your company, this article will help you get organized as well. Now, let’s talk about your Business Intelligence strategy.

Why you need a BI strategy

A BI strategy will allow…


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Today, the number of walk-ins in the hotel industry drops every year. In the global digitalization era, 75 percent of all hotel bookings are made online. Within that number, 40 percent of the reservations are made via Booking.com, 32 percent — via other aggregators, and 21 percent — through a hotel’s website. That clearly demonstrates the vital importance for hotels to connect to various online booking channels to thrive and attract more customers.


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Many travelers take renting a car for granted especially during the pandemic when isolation is a priority. Customers prefer convenient and timely service, but it’s not uncommon for car rentals to lag. Roughly speaking, vehicle pick-ups delay every third time. Considering the tight competition in this business landscape, car rental services can’t fail to satisfy their customers.

If you want to accept online reservations and manage your fleet with ease, what you need is a Car Rental Reservation System (RRS). …

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