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Exception’s IT Blog covers recent industry trends, opinion pieces by our experienced staff and examples of our work.

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Expedite mobile app delivery with a Managed Team

As mobile continues to reshape every area of commercial activity, from banking and retail to government and healthcare, the number of apps being developed has increased dramatically. If your organisation is just getting started in mobile, or seeking to develop new apps, knowing where to begin and how to execute effectively requires experienced mobile capability. […]

Supporting Scotland’s Digital Future

But how can organisations and businesses such as yours help support this vision, whilst also reaping the benefits associated with the digital revolution? Scotland’s Digital Future Strategy focuses on four key themes to develop our standing as a Digital Nation: Connectivity, Economy, Participation, and Public Services. At Exception we believe that the Digital Participation theme, by […]

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What is the Third Platform?

The first platform was based around mainframe, terminal connectivity and centralised data & processing, printing, and control.  The second was built on the introduction of personal computing, the PC and the LAN (Local Area Network), de-centralised computing, and the proliferation of local data storage.  The Third Platform is being built amidst the explosion of mobile […]

Collaboration is the Key

In projects where development and testing collaborate effectively, test design is more effective as the test team have ongoing dialogue with the development team to understand which features have been problematic, which are complex and which are more straightforward.

Digital and the IT Department

The new world of cloud, social media and mobile is one of fast-paced change, with short development cycles, iterative releases, and incremental functionality, often in response to customer feedback.  Many challengers and innovators in this area are used to operating at a pace that suggests limited exposure to delivering in a highly regulated environment, or […]

Why can’t we be like Amazon?

What does it mean to be like Amazon and why can’t most companies be like them? Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has a technical background and understands how to use technology to drive innovation (he has a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Princeton). Amazon’s vision is simple: “… to be Earth’s […]