APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

There is nothing SOFT about software

For decades, we have been subservient to the mass-market software around us. No sooner we learn how to use a program, than a new version is released. Indeed they have their place, and have made us more productive. Sadly, people who use software, tend to fit one of two categories: those who hardly utilise 1% of any application, and those whose creativity is stifled by the software’s limitations (or unadulterated complexity).

Let’s start by getting the terminology straight. Software is not a ‘thing’. It’s a word that merely points to the instructions that are heaped on top of a computer’s internal coding. We have grown accustomed to using this word to describe applications like Word or Powerpoint. However, in real terms, software refers to the non-physical parts of a device. Referring to software is like referring to cloth or fabric or sheets of metal. Such material does not do anything until it is fashioned into something useful. Speaking about software is like speaking about textiles; whether they be rolls of polyester or sheets of silk.

Over the years, programming was a mysterious process. The early programmers were the gods of the industry, receiving some of the highest salaries of the day, mostly due to the utter complexity (tediousness) of the programming languages (coding) used to get a computer to behave in a certain way.

Eventually, coding engineers changed the mind-numbing ways that humans engaged with the deep dark tunnels of a motherboard. So we ended up with a range of programming languages — each offering something better or easier or faster.

And now, after 45 years of refining how we can utilise and maximise how hardware is controlled by better coding, we have arrived at a new era of liberated and liberating languages that afford us the ability to finally cut any fabric into any shape, in order to craft useful garments. Today’s range of software enables us to look at each business and study its processes and dovetail the amazing power of the hardware with super-clever software that just fits like a glove.

No two businesses operate in the same way. Sure, the basics are similar, but the processes and desired outcomes are vastly different.

Enter the modern age of the bespoke software solution. Our Business Analysts from the Application Development Division can study your processes, and then whip-up garments (to continue with the analogy) to delight you and your customers. We can tailor smart suits and dresses for the red carpet, or we can make industrial garments for the toughest assignments. With a range of programming languages and tools in our sewing kit, we can utilise all sorts of fabrics to knit, sow, or weld whatever your business requires; whether that be comfortable socks. . .  all the way to bulletproof vests.

It’s time to unchain your staff and customers. Why run when you can fly? Once you wrap your mind around the stunning power of customised applications for your devices, you and your team will begin to re-imagine a new future for your enterprise.

At iCT Group, we don’t sell software. . .  we design & build tailored personalised Apps that meet your requirements so that the mighty power of computing can work for you, while lighting the path ahead for innovation & growth.

iCT Group can analyse your operations and then design software solutions that feel like home. We put the word ‘soft’ into software by designing and building packages that enable you to control how you work. Talk to us about tailoring software solutions that are made to measure.

There is nothing SOFT about software

For decades, we have been subservient to the mass-market software around us. No sooner we learn how to use a program, than a new version is released. Indeed they have their place, and have made us more productive. Sadly, people who use software, tend to fit one of two categories: those who hardly utilise 1% of any application, and those whose creativity is stifled by the software’s limitations (or unadulterated complexity).

Let’s start by getting the terminology straight. Software is not a ‘thing’. It’s a word that merely points to the instructions that are heaped on top of a computer’s internal coding. We have grown accustomed to using this word to describe applications like Word or Powerpoint. However, in real terms, software refers to the non-physical parts of a device. Referring to software is like referring to cloth or fabric or sheets of metal. Such material does not do anything until it is fashioned into something useful. Speaking about software is like speaking about textiles; whether they be rolls of polyester or sheets of silk.

Over the years, programming was a mysterious process. The early programmers were the gods of the industry, receiving some of the highest salaries of the day, mostly due to the utter complexity (tediousness) of the programming languages (coding) used to get a computer to behave in a certain way.

Eventually, coding engineers changed the mind-numbing ways that humans engaged with the deep dark tunnels of a motherboard. So we ended up with a range of programming languages — each offering something better or easier or faster.

And now, after 45 years of refining how we can utilise and maximise how hardware is controlled by better coding, we have arrived at a new era of liberated and liberating languages that afford us the ability to finally cut any fabric into any shape, in order to craft useful garments. Today’s range of software enables us to look at each business and study its processes and dovetail the amazing power of the hardware with super-clever software that just fits like a glove.

No two businesses operate in the same way. Sure, the basics are similar, but the processes and desired outcomes are vastly different.

Enter the modern age of the bespoke software solution. Our Business Analysts from the Application Development Division can study your processes, and then whip-up garments (to continue with the analogy) to delight you and your customers. We can tailor smart suits and dresses for the red carpet, or we can make industrial garments for the toughest assignments. With a range of programming languages and tools in our sewing kit, we can utilise all sorts of fabrics to knit, sow, or weld whatever your business requires; whether that be comfortable socks. . .  all the way to bulletproof vests.

It’s time to unchain your staff and customers. Why run when you can fly? Once you wrap your mind around the stunning power of customised applications for your devices, you and your team will begin to re-imagine a new future for your enterprise.

At iCT Group, we don’t sell software. . .  we design & build tailored personalised Apps that meet your requirements so that the mighty power of computing can work for you, while lighting the path ahead for innovation & growth.

iCT Group can analyse your operations and then design software solutions that feel like home. We put the word ‘soft’ into software by designing and building packages that enable you to control how you work. Talk to us about tailoring software solutions that are made to measure.

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