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Fast growing software development technologies such as, for example, AI (Artificial Intelligence) – or machine learning – is adding a new dimension to what is possible, and the ever-growing mountains of data being collected and the tech to harness it – Big Data – is helping to provide tremendously powerful new software solutions.

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The march of technology is fueling the increased use of bespoke software packages for businesses
and organisations of all sizes and types; the latest software development technology is able to
both create ever-more user specific software solutions and put them into the hands of a multitude of different users.

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    The rise of bespoke software technology

    Companies and organisations of all types and sizes are increasingly benefiting from the technologies used in software development; they can easily have software created by a professional software development company that precisely meets their individual needs as opposed to ‘making do’ with off the shelf solutions as was the case for many in the relatively recent past.

    For example, even smaller outfits can benefit from the advantages of collecting and storing huge amounts of data – made possible by Big data tech. Indeed, data-related tech is amongst the main software technologies in demand.

    Advanced software development technologies for all

    There was a time when data use on a large scale was the preserve of larger organisations and businesses with the financial means to pay for expensive physical storage solutions, but smaller concerns can also benefit from larger scale data use through using relatively inexpensive storage methods such as the cloud.

    This in turn provides plenty of ‘ammunition’ for creating powerful, data driven bespoke software packages that can help businesses of all sizes achieve their objectives – whether it’s software to increase productivity, streamline processes, communicate and serve customers better and more.

    Some examples of software development
    technologies in demand:

    Microsoft Power Apps

    With Power Apps, the tech giant has effectively put bespoke app development into the hands of in-house technology teams. Encouraging those that may only have limited experience of software design techniques, such as coding, to build their own business apps.

    Put simply, Power Apps is a software development technology for in-house app creation. It works seamlessly with other popular packages such as Excel to create apps using intuitive drag and drop interfaces. In a similar way to template-driven website design platforms like WordPress. The apps created for a given specific purpose can run on PC browsers, mobiles and tablets.

    Power BI

    Developed by Microsoft, Power BI (Business Intelligence) is an interactive data analytics tool that makes large scale data analysis quick and efficient.

    Power BI pulls data from a wide range of systems whether held physically or in the cloud to track the metrics you are particularly interested in and then presents them in user friendly dashboards for easy viewing.

    From here you can ‘interrogate’ your data to extract the salient information required: it’s an excellent technology for turning unrelated sources of data into one immersive and easily understood whole – and is easily sharable with others across the business.