Top cloud challenges for mid-size companies

By Vincent Verstraete on 18 August 2021

Every company nowadays has some sort of cloud strategy. For startups, it’s in most cases as straightforward as “just put everything in the cloud”, while most large enterprises have embarked on a major enterprise transformation program, gradually implementing cloud throughout the enterprise.

According to the Flexera State-of-the-Cloud report :

  • 80% is running some business solutions in the cloud, and the other 20% are at least experimenting with cloud.

  • COVID seems to be an additional accelerator in this trend due to the increased demand due to home/remote work, and the launch and increased usage of online services (think online orders).

Taking into account that Belgian companies are often a bit lagging behind in the adoption of IT trends or new technologies, the figures may shift a bit more towards the experimenting phase, but the trend is undeniable : cloud is here, and it’s here to stay.

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Password anxiety and how to avoid it: UX expert, Michael Vincken, shares some tips

By Michael Vincken on 06 May 2021

Over the past year and a half, our lives have become more digital than ever before. A huge number of people have been working from home, attending online classes and looking at countless photos and videos on social media. Passwords are essential for all those platforms and channels, and that has caused a new phenomenon: password anxiety. Fortunately, it is something that is easily remedied.

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Finally, a mobility platform that unites communities

By Kathleen Demol on 30 April 2021

Sharing vehicles with your neighbors or colleagues is no longer a pipe dream. Enter BattMobility: a platform and an app that makes sharing electric vehicles easy. As a partner of BattMobility, Sofico took on the task of developing the platform and was able to rely on AE’s expertise for this.

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Shaping better times: The importance of psychological safety and inclusion.

By Adinda on 01 April 2021

The past year has been a tough learning curve. We have learned that we are all in the same COVID storm together, but not everyone is in the same boat. The adaptability of organizations and the great efforts of employees soon resulted in new working methods that saw working from home as the mandatory norm. However, no one-size-fits all approach was available to make this actually work. Even now that the curve is going up again and restrictions are tightening once more, we are already thinking together about how we are going to shape better times ahead. The two principles of psychological freedom and inclusion will definitely get us off to a good start. And yes, some generous doses of creativity and technology can also give us an extra boost. 

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Make your code screen reader friendly

By Ayla Cremmery on 29 March 2021

In a previous blog post we talked about the importance of accessibility in your application. In this post we will zoom in on screen readers. A screen reader is a program that helps people with a visual impairment to interact with your website or application by reading aloud what is displayed on the screen. To enable this, the front-end code must provide structure and recognizable elements. Actually, the web is accessible by default and screen readers can manage perfectly, it is just our job to not screw it up. So here are some tips and tricks to make sure you don’t.

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