The steady rise of FinTech – and what we can predict about the future of financial services
Over the past few years, FinTech has become a highly popular buzzword. We speak to Karol Stępień, Business Banking and FinTech expert and executive, to get his thoughts on what has led to FinTech’s rapid rise, and what predictions we’re able to make about this burgeoning sector.
What can business leaders learn from the software testing process in times of change?
As the leader of a software testing team, I am highly aware of the common factors which play a part in lowering the quality of a digital product, and have always adhered to the rule that, as a team, we are not just looking for bugs, but also searching for the reasons for why they occurred.
KYC and FinTech: Addressing the challenges of knowing your customer in the digital era
‘KYC’ is one of the most important terms in FinTech, as ‘knowing your customer’ is a regulatory requirement for all financial institutions. The main goal is fraud prevention and constraining the ability of certain users who do not meet given acceptance criteria.
What the world of gaming can teach you about building community cohesion
One of the industries least affected by the coronavirus pandemic is, without doubt, the gaming industry. While most businesses are suffering as stocks plummet, some gaming companies are seeing the biggest gains that they’ve experienced for years.
Why Illustrations can help you win in UI design
In the age of fast information consumption and high distraction, illustration is king. It often quite literally forms the difference between a user interacting with your product and choosing to invest time and money into it, or disregarding it entirely.
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Moving to remote – the experience of an Office Team
For the majority of the people at 10Clouds, remote work is the norm. But for our Office and Admin Team, it was a complete change to our daily lives. I thought I might talk you through some of our experience of this, in the hope that it might offer some insight and support to similar teams in different businesses.
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.
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.