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Agile is Fragile – Part 2 – By The POSophist

In the first part of this moderate indictment of the agile application development process, the general argument was how it came to dominate the development landscape and change the methodology from the disciplined waterfall method in the name of speed. The question is then at what price speed? No one, especially the business weenies, a.k.a product owners, would argue the value of shortest time-tomarket objectives in our ultra-compressed world of technology delivery. That...

Pursuing a “buy anywhere” strategy? Key integration factors to know, by Kimberly Berneck, senior vice president of delivery, BTM Global

Whether you call it omni-channel, multi-channel, or a “buy anywhere” strategy, companies are scrambling to give their customers a consistent and secure experience anywhere. This convergence of brand experiences and environments is especially scrutinized when it comes to handling customer payments. Currently there are very few companies that are truly able to convert payment information and centralize it in one location for more efficient returns and processing. Most...

Agile is Fragile, Part 1, by The POSiphist

In February 2001, the great software development war started. Contrarians from the extreme programming factions met in a remote Utah mountain lodge to plot the hijack of traditional software scope, document, code and QA test development methods known as “Waterfall.” There they created the Agile Alliance, a.k.a., the Anti-Methodologists. They cried out against needless software design specifications, time-wasting user documentation, and of course the elimination of...

Provide a Seamless Customer Experience at Home and In-Store with Mobile Scanning Solutions By Samuel Mueller CEO, Scandit

By using mobile devices to retrieve data from product barcodes, retailers can blend the physical and digital worlds. Mobile barcode scanning enables a true “bricks and clicks” retail environment where customers have one seamless experience. By putting the consumer in control of scanning barcodes, retailers can ensure a seamless customer experience that reaches shoppers in their homes as well as in stores. Following is an overview of how mobile barcode scanning serves as...

Digital Credentials: Bridging the Mobile Wallet Divide Cody Winton, CEO and co-founder of Credntia

Consumers have come to rely on their mobile devices for almost everything. From checking email and bank account balances, to keeping up with family and friends via. social apps, mobile devices have become a digital extension of our day-to-day. But despite our reliance on our smartphones and devices, there’s still one aspect of the digital lifestyle that is lacking a true mobile user experience – digital payments. Only one in 10 consumers claim to use a mobile payment...

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