Custom software development: balancing between convenience, style, new trends and reasonable price

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Since the 90s, when the IT industry was growing by leaps and bounds, Polina Trofimova has been the project manager for custom software development at Digital Design. She managed to work both as part of one of the country’s largest clients and with one of the leading software developers in Russia. Back at the time almost all corporate automation was client-designed, but today companies tend to use productized software and custom software development is moving towards absolute client-oriented approach. Over the past 25 years Polina has successfully worked together with Finnish, Swedish and British clients and in this interview, she will tell us about the changes that have happened in the market during this period.


Polina Trofimova, Digital Design Project Manager: “You can’t get personal achievements without team victories!”

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For over 27 years in IT industry, Polina Trofimova was engaged in coding for Clipper, studied an unknown at that time program Excel, developed procedures in SQL and built multi-dimensional cubes on MDX, lead the directions of BI, ERP, software outsourcing, promoted high-load storage systems. Today, she starts her working day with a 10-kilometer jogging and she is in charge for promoting the Sitefinity CMS platform. In this interview, Polina decided to share her secrets of effective project management and ways to keep growing personally.


Custom development trends: productization, artificial intelligence, and open-source software development

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At Digital Design Mikhail Korotkov is a person who updated and implemented new software testing practices, established work rules, approved development technologies for web projects and components, and introduced DevOps practices for our projects. He is now the head of Custom Development and Portal Solutions Department. In this article he explains what is going on in the custom development market today and what technologies have the future.



Brave New World, or Enterprise Business Process Management: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

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According to market experts, the modern BPM concept of modelling business processes in software systems was formed around 2000s. In Russia, BPM systems emerged ten years after, and now the Russian market is booming. Experts believe that the main reason for it is that almost everything that could be optimized without BPM systems has already been optimized, and main market leaders are ready for the next step.


Why We Use Sitefinity

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Digital Design launches new projects on Sitefinity by Progress. Our developers adore this tool, so we decided to share what is so special about it. Well, if Sitefinity has been becoming such a popular platform for Enterprise development, why not to learn more about it.


Why Large Enterprises are Migrating to Office 365

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Though cloud-based environments are not fully embraced by large enterprises, there is no denying that in the past few years the use of cloud solutions like Office 365 had a significant rise on the market. Still, most enterprises have their own server facilities. And most businesses of such scale either have already built data centers or they are planning on doing so, because unlike small businesses enterprises can afford it. But is this really the best decision? In order to answer this question let’s draw the comparison between server and cloud-based environments.