Why a Remote Workforce is a Good Idea for Business


The remote workforce revolution is redefining the relationship between businesses and their employees. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the number of people working remotely more than four days a week rose from 24 percent to 31 percent between 2012 and 2016. It is now estimated that within the next 3 years, over… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

9 Rules We Always Follow When Writing Our Newsletter


You don’t have to look far to find advice on improving your email marketing in general. However, advice specifically focused on newsletter marketing is harder to find. There is a big difference between targeted ad hoc email promotions and newsletters, just as a magazine subscription and piece of direct mail differ. So trying to apply… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

A Guide to Agile Project Management with Scrum. Pt 1


Scrum is perfect for small, remote teams working on complex software products. But its rapid rise in popularity has meant that Agile Project Management with Scrum it is often not fully understood, even by those who have been exposed to it. In this series, I hope to clear up some of the confusion around terminology,… [Read entire article]

by Carlos Mafla |
Tech Lead

What We Learned At The ScaleConf 2017 Scalability Summit


We had a great time in Medellin, sponsoring ScaleConf 2017. The pioneering tech conference on Scalability, DevOps and Modern Software tools finished on Saturday. We’ve put together our highlights from the events including the slides and quotes from some of our favorite talks. We’re big fans of this event for a few reasons. Firstly, a… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

Our Favorite Project Management Tools for Software Development


Jira, Asana and Basecamp have become popular task managers because of their versatility. But when your business belongs to a specific industry with specific needs, a catch-all solution is rarely optimal. Here are 4 vital questions that will help you find the best fit project management tool for your software development team – whether you… [Read entire article]

How to Write an Effective Product Requirements Document


Any aspiring Product Owner looking to build a great software product could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed. A quick Google search turns up a lot of conflicting, dated examples for a product requirements document. People used to follow the Waterfall Model and define everything their software would do at the outset (think bloated Use Cases… [Read entire article]

by JP Stones |
Marketing Strategist

5 Effective Ergonomic Products for a Healthier Workspace in 2017


Working remotely has many perks, but it comes with one glaring disadvantage. Coffee shops, hotel rooms and co-work spaces, the preferred haunts of the remote worker, rarely provide an ergonomic work environment. This has lead to an increase in injuries among the nomadic workforce. I should know, I’ve been part of this workforce for about… [Read entire article]