Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

It was supposed to be a simple web project. Our client needed a site that would allow users to create, deploy and review survey results. Aside from some APIs that weren’t done, I wasn’t very worried about the project. I was surprised that my product manager was spending so much time at the client’s office.… Continue reading Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

What open APIs will mean for the future of mobile payments

What open APIs will mean for the future of mobile payments

It’s safe to say by this point that the launch of the Pay platforms, like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and so on, haven’t exactly set the world alight. Usage numbers remain difficult to come by, always a telling sign, and while growth may be slow and steady, it’s not the death knell for banks in… Continue reading What open APIs will mean for the future of mobile payments

Color Accessibility Workflows

Color Accessibility Workflows

A note from the editors: We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Geri Coady’s new book, Color Accessibility Workflows, available now from A Book Apart. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 contain recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for making the web more accessible to users with disabilities, including… Continue reading Color Accessibility Workflows

4 tips to code while overcoming our own psychological flaws

4 tips to code while overcoming our own psychological flaws

Given the choice between one piece of cake right now or a whole cake one month from now, we would probably choose the first. This psychological bias is known as “Time Preference” or “Delay Discount.” We’ve all seen this fine example of kids trying to hold on by not eating a marshmallow, in hope of… Continue reading 4 tips to code while overcoming our own psychological flaws

5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack

5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack

Last Friday here in Europe, we saw over 50,000 companies and over 100 countries hit by the WannaCry ransomware attack. In Germany, digital display boards at Deutsche Bahn train stations were inoperable. In Spain, internal computers were down at telecommunications provider Telefonica. In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) was hit, with staff unable to access patient records, some phones down… Continue reading 5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack

Dell gumshoes your unsafe enterprise security practices

Dell gumshoes your unsafe enterprise security practices

Dell recently conducted a survey involving 2,608 global professionals working for companies in the enterprise sector with 250 or more employees. The results of this survey are no less than shocking and should be of interest to any business that deals with secure private or corporate information. These days, we trust corporations with our most private information. We trust… Continue reading Dell gumshoes your unsafe enterprise security practices