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PaaS has reignited industry need for custom software
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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The early days of software tooling for businesses were quite unlike what we’re used to now. Decades ago, practically everything was custom-built because it needed to be. Packaged solutions weren’t on the market, and this custom technology is set at the core of most systems today and still performing well. ...

Where to start: Managing the pressure to modernise legacy systems
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Most large enterprise executives have been feeling the pressure to upgrade legacy systems due to risks, costs, missing functionality, technical debt, and the growing necessity for digital offerings in every industry. In a complex landscape with bulky IT architectures that have been assembled over decades, how do you know what to modernise and which route to take? Legacy systems are often complex, affect multiple business units, rely on niche skills, and it’s difficult to know where to start...

Returning to the office
Friday, August 7, 2020
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Planning a transition back to the office goes beyond productivity and safety. The office you left is not going to be the office you return to, and it's critical to manage employee culture and morale during this period...

What are we testing: Chasing metrics versus actual software quality
Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Many engineering teams are focused on redundant input metrics as an indication of the success of “quality assurance” on their technology implementation projects. Are we so busy measuring the number of test cases, pass rates, code coverage and bugs discovered that we have forgotten what real quality means in the eyes of our users?...

Keeping culture alive while working from home
Monday, July 27, 2020
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COVID-19 lockdowns have forced a sudden global change in working environments and team arrangements. The knock-on economic pressure means that our people are feeling alone and uncertain...

Staying productive while working from home
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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When projects and Capex are reigned in during a crisis, how do you keep your people productive and adding value amidst uncertainty? How do you keep teams motivated, inspired and growing while ensuring you continue to create value?...

Unpacking the data deluge: 5 reasons why big data projects fail
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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The exponential growth of digital products and services means more data being gathered than ever before: customers, usage, patterns, and problems. With this growth, we have needed to store and manage it all, but more importantly, to figure out how to learn and benefit from it. This has driven the increasing popularity and desire to incorporate machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and data science into most new generation systems and products, these big data projects are often ambitious, and often failures...

Leadership decision-making during a crisis
Monday, July 13, 2020
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Leadership roles and responsibilities have drastically changed and will most likely continue to do so. This section focuses on making decisions, remaining transparent, and facing challenges while having spontaneous conversations...

Scott Hanselman speaks at Entelect’s International DevDay
Friday, July 10, 2020
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This year, due to social distancing requirements, we took our annual internal technology conference online! Every Entelect office across the globe joined in to have some fun while learning from their fellow peers...

Useful tools when working remotely
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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We've put together a selection of tools and ideas we've successfully used across our various teams at Entelect. If you're looking for ideas to help solve specific frustrations, experiment with these and adopt what works...

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Entelect Challenge

One of the many amazing initiatives run by Entelect is the Entelect Challenge. For a number of years now, the Entelect Challenge has been South Africa’s premier coding competition. The idea was started by our staff who wanted to drive community engagement through a little competition. Little did we know that this challenge would become so huge. Years later, it is a national event with a total prize value over R200k, and still going strong.

 

The objective of the Entelect Challenge is for entrants to compete against each other by writing an AI program that can creatively and strategically outsmart and out-survive their opponents.

 

Back at the ranch, a team of Entelect employees run the whole show; developing the creative idea, launching it to the public, developing the player portal and forums, running the play-offs and hosting the final event at rAge. We’re always looking for new contributions and new ideas, so get involved!

 

DevDay

We host our own conference called DevDay which is organised, presented and attended by our people. DevDay is a fun day out of the office where the technologist, inventor, hobbyist, engineer or artist in you can come to the fore. The event is part showcase, part science show, part geek club, part makers club; offering a range of lightning talks on cutting-edge technologies as well as a variety of interactive exhibition stands where people can discover the latest creative innovations in technology.

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