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Making thoughtful software design a mainstream business practice

When it comes to software design, perhaps a plumber can help enlighten organizations a bit. As developer-advocate Mat Ryer spelled out in a recent post, a plumber looking at the all-too-complicated handiwork underneath his sink summed up the problem in a nutshell: “They didn’t keep things simple you see, they let it get complicated. Now we’re spending ages trying to… Read more →

Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi smart scale hands-on: Accurate, convenient weight tracking designed to help you achieve your goals

Aria 2 vs Aria 1, bottom view I bought the first Fitbit Aria scale five years ago and at that time there was very little competition in this space. The new Aria 2 was recently released at a price of $129.95. While it was easy to recommend in 2012, I think the only reason to purchase this new model is… Read more →

SAS appoints new Latin America head

Analytics firm SAS has hired Marvio Portela as its new head for Latin America following a series of changes in the local top leadership at the company in the second half of 2017. The internal promotion – Portela was previously the firm’s head of sales performance and new business development for Asia Pacific – will be effective from January 1…. Read more →