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Hello there!

It’s mid-year… already… how the time flies, especially when busy and having fun!

2019 has been energising for us at KRS. We have launched three new Domain Driven Design workshops, and continue to examine how we solve problems. We’ve presented on Systems Thinking at two international conferences, and will be talking about this again in September at the BA Summit.

Collaboration and communication are two of the essentials driving us all forward, together. Whether this is between people, companies or pieces of code. Read below for a snapshot of how we are using these strategies for optimal digital transformation and to forge successful relationships.

Let us know if we can assist your company design better systems,
Lor

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We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
- Ariana Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post
Test Coverage Exposed
Test Coverage Exposed

Unit Tests are ubiquitous in software development. But is Test Coverage the opposite of allowing developers to be creative thinking professionals writing high quality unit tests?
Harnessing the power of Domain Driven Design
Speaking the same language
Harnessing the power of Domain Driven Design
To function optimally and achieve the desired results, it usually helps if we all speak a common language. Sounds simple enough, right? However, it’s not always that easy to achieve, which is why this year, KRS is going all out to promote Domain Driven Design (DDD) principles. Lor has been an invited speaker on the topic, along with her insights on Systems Thinking (more on that later), at a number of key local and international conferences. Here she writes for IT Web about the power of harnessing DDD.
InDDDaba
Domain Driven Design Cape Town

Still on the subject of Domain Driven Design, KRS has set-up a DDD user group to support the local DDD community– InDDDaba. In April, KRS co-hosted a meet-up with the Scrum Master Meetup group in Cape Town, to introduce the concept of domain driven design to tackle complex problems.
Team Work
RCS Future Cities hackathon

We did mention that it’s been a fun time at KRS, exemplifying this and demonstrating the true power of the collective to solve everyday issues, KRS entered two teams into the #Startupbootcamp and RCS Future Cities hackathon earlier this year. Acquitting themselves well, both teams walked away with some key insights, a couple of awards and also, a workable solution to Cape Town’s ever growing traffic and transport problem.
 
Sitefinity Sit-rep
KRS has the license to market Progress® Sitefinity™ across Africa

KRS has the license to market Progress® Sitefinity™ across Africa. This all bells and whistles, enterprise level content management and marketing system is the bee’s knees when it comes to helping businesses transform and take advantage of the digital economy. KRS continues to help, local and a growing fanbase of international, companies, embrace digital – check out this article on Progress® Sitefinity™ Digital Experience Cloud (DEC).
 
The Customer is Royalty
 
The Customer is Royalty
Customer service matters, especially in the digital realm. In today’s digital world, where every company is a software company, being able to customise the online brand experience is becoming ever more important. What are you doing to ensure that your individual customer journey from web to mobile is delivering the ROI you need to deliver on your business goals? Read here for more info on how to make your customers king and queen.
 
Tech Tales

Strategic Planning Assumptions

By 2021, 10% of new vehicles will have autonomous driving capabilities, compared with less than 1% in 2018.

Through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of expert data scientists.

By 2022, at least 40% of new application development projects will have artificial intelligence co- developers on the team.

By 2021, half of large industrial companies will use digital twins, resulting in a 10% improvement in effectiveness for those organizations.

Through 2028, storage, computing, and advanced AI and analytics technologies will expand the capabilities of edge devices.

By 2022, 70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use, and 25% will have deployed them to production.

By 2030, blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value.

By 2022, more than 50% of all people collaborating in Industry 4.0 ecosystems will use virtual assistants or intelligent agents to interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people.

By 2021, organizations that bypass privacy requirements and are caught lacking in privacy protection will pay 100% more in compliance cost than competitors that adhere to best practices.

By 2023, 20% of organizations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects, compared to less than 1% in 2018. (Published October 2018 by Gartner, Inc).