Innovation in an era of uncertainty – reasons to be positive
At the time of writing this blog post, half the world is on lockdown, which is the equivalent of almost 4 billion people. A fraction of them may have regularly worked from home before, or might have had a daily routine based largely around the house, but for all, it would be fair to say, this is a period of life unlike any other.
Safe 14 – Identity as a tool in a global crisis
While the word continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic head on, it’s important to find the glimmers of hope among the bad news. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen communities in all countries across the globe come together to play their part in improving quality of life for people everywhere, and amazing ways in which technology has kept people connected, safe and able to continue working.
Photo analysis software – choosing the best image recognition app
Even twenty years ago, if somebody had told you that you’ll be able to access your online banking using just the image of your face, or that you could take a photo of your food and get a rough estimate of your calorie intake, you may not have believed them.
Starting a new job in full remote mode
You might have seen our blog post last week written by our Employee Branding Specialist Dajana Tatar, about running an effective onboarding program in remote mode. Today, we wanted to get a different perspective on this subject from one of our most recent new starters, who joined us when we had already asked all of our staff to work from home.
Onboarding in remote mode
A couple of months ago, we published a two-part blog post on the subject of effective practices in onboarding new members of your team in a software house. I wrote about how to conduct your planning, the essential things that you shouldn’t forget about, and the most important elements of the onboarding process.
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5 tips on managing communication in dispersed teams
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that businesses of all sizes across the globe are deciding to make the move towards remote work in order to keep their employees safe. At 10Clouds, we’ve worked in dispersed teams since our inception, which means that we’ve had many years of experience in establishing the tools and processes needed for effective remote work.
Ensuring business continuity at 10Clouds during the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential aftermath
For the last 10 years we have been building a remote organisation at 10Clouds, with the aim of facilitating work from home for our staff, and being able to undertake projects for clients all over the world.
Remote HR interviews – how to prepare and stand out
Are you a developer looking for work and concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on recruitment? If so, I wanted to share with you how we’re continuing our recruitment process here at 10Clouds and what changes we’ve implemented in light of the current situation.
What might be holding you back in transitioning your team to a remote work setup
In my experience, many managers feel uncomfortable about people working remotely when they are used to always having their team on-site. In this post I briefly discuss what might be the core of the issue, how to deal with it and once that is settled how to get started with transitioning a team to a remote work setup.
COVID-19 – When being ill isn’t an option
According to the latest news from the UN trade agency, apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, the virus is likely to cost the global economy $1 trillion during 2020, with Europe almost certainly going into recession over the coming months.
The long-term benefits of DevOps
A couple of years ago, when the DevOps culture was already being adopted by businesses of all sizes, we wrote a blog post in which we answered five key questions on whether you need DevOps. Today, with the continued expansion of its use, we wanted to drill down further into the benefits of this way of working, some of which have only become apparent with time.
How do you ensure your work delivers value to your clients?
I think most of us would agree that it’s important to feel that your work delivers real value and is useful. But how do you ensure that this happens? There are several solutions of course, but the one that we favour at 10Clouds is applying Agile principles to our projects and cooperation with the clients.
The Wall of Technical Debt
We often hear about business leaders’ concerns about technical debt and particularly about how to manage it effectively. We know that just like financial debt, companies need to be wise about incurring tech debt, because, if accumulated over the years, it can lead to a number of problems.