About Jerry Virgo

Jerry is a software engineer and content writer with an expertise in developing desktop, mobile, and web applications. To contact Jerry, please feel free to reach out to jvirgo@aptude.com.

Why Do Transportation Management Systems Fail?

By |2018-12-26T21:09:21+00:00April 16th, 2018|

If you are in business and have any sort of logistics operations, chances are that transportation of goods might have occupied your thoughts at some point of time. Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have traditionally been used to manage transport over land. In an increasingly globalized world, they are becoming de rigueur for managing air and [...]

Mobile App Development with Flutter: What’s All the Buzz About?

By |2018-12-26T21:04:53+00:00March 15th, 2018|

The developer community is all abuzz with the long-anticipated Beta release of Flutter, Google’s free and open source mobile UI framework for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android. I've even been following updates on this framework as it matures. First off, this is Google we are talking about. Second, who doesn’t love Hamilton [...]

Do you Believe in Magic? Key Takeaways from Gartner’s 2018 ‘Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms’

By |2018-12-26T21:48:11+00:00March 7th, 2018|

It’s that time of year again. The worst of winter is behind us; spring is just around the corner; there’s magic in the air. That’s right, it’s Magic Quadrant season! The Oscars of data analytics just dropped like a new album. I, for one, was salivating to read Gartner’s latest update to their “Magic [...]

Four Practices to Help Hire and Retain Top IT Talent

By |2018-12-26T21:54:53+00:00February 28th, 2018|

That growth rides on innovation, and innovation on learning, is an established fact. However, organizations struggle to maintain the learning curve of their software architects and developers. It is not that they lack talent or drive. These smart, talented, and creative people are boxed into their roles and departments, each working on her own [...]

5 ways mobile app development changed in 2017

By |2018-12-19T21:10:27+00:00February 14th, 2018|

Mobile app development is probably one of the hottest industries now and will remain so for some time. To understand what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond, we must look back at what happened in 2017. In my opinion the following developments during the past year will have a significant impact on how we [...]

More Bang for Your Buck:Maximizing ROI with a Clearly Defined BI Strategy

By |2019-04-25T16:11:40+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

We’ve all heard the tired cliché, ‘work smarter, not harder’. It’s oft repeated because it speaks to the value of operational efficiencies to maximize deliverables with minimal effort and/or investment. It doesn’t only apply to our own efforts and the work of our teams; it also applies to how we use resources, including technology. [...]

3 Test Automation Strategies to Consider

By |2018-12-19T21:50:10+00:00November 2nd, 2017|

Test automation is an established strategy to get your code up and running successfully by complementing manual testing. Moreover, with Agile and DevOps practices gaining ground, automation has become a necessity. However, while drafting their test automation strategy, organizations often make the mistakes of either looking for the ‘best’ automation tool, or the ‘best’ [...]

Power BI vs QlikView – Business Intelligence Tool Comparison

By |2019-04-25T16:12:14+00:00October 12th, 2017|

In July, I had created a post about Power Bi vs Tableau for BI data visualization. The race between Power BI and Tableau is rather close, as is evident from the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2017. However, you must have noticed that there’s another player in the Leaders’ quadrant – QlikView. While its scores on [...]

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