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How Collaborative Technology Can Benefit Software Developers

Tips to encourage adoption of collaborative technology

Developing great software takes many hands and a lot of time. From the design stages to development and testing, it’s a long journey from the drawing board to release date. But time is short these days and there’s little room for error.

Anyone with web access can develop a mobile app. Which means creating software that solves a problem isn’t enough anymore. To beat the competition you need bug-free applications that look as flawless as they operate.

Chances are you don’t have a developer who can nail the design, programming and test procedures – plus a marketing strategy to cap it all off. You need a team of pros from start to finish. A team that can work effectively apart or as a group. Which means collaboration.

Tech to power your collaborative team

Collaborative technology helps your team get better results faster. When project throw hurdles at you it’s important you can be as flexible as possible. With collaborative technology your team is always connected. So they can tackle problems as and when they arise.

Video and data conferencing lets you and your team to connect almost any device for video calls and data exchange. So even when part of your team is in another part of the country or world, getting over that next hurdle is just a video call away.

While devices like SMART Boards and interactive displays make in-house collaboration a more effective process. Multi-touch and advanced touch encourages group contribution throughout the development stages. More minds are always better than one for creative sessions and problem solving. And collaborative tech gets everyone in on that next big idea or solution.

Design and development teams combined

As the development process marches on workloads transfer from one department to another. In an ideal world the design stage finishes before programming begins. But every design choice affects the later stages of development. Each stage directly influences each other, which is why collaboration is so important. So your entire team can pitch in and spot potential problems before they arise.

Collaborative technology also makes the transition between stages a smoother process. By recording changes and annotating progress in a group, programmers can take the helm from design teams gradually, knowing the designers are still there to make any necessary tweaks or changes to keep things rolling.

From storyboarding the development process to marketing the final product, collaborative technology makes teamwork easier. Multiple users can make changes, annotate code and documents, develop ideas and save progress in real time. Your whole team stays involved at every stage of the development process. So there’s nothing to stop you creating software that solves real-life problems and looks incredible too.

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