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Weekly recap: 6 warning signs your technology is headed south, mobilizing desktop software, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on warning signs your technology is headed south, how to mobilize your desktop software, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Taking the road less traveled to mobilize desktop software
Sooner or later, most companies will come to the same realization: We need mobile versions of our applications. When that day comes, how will you approach the project? While many companies choose to outsource the job, the article above outlines another approach: Teach your current developers how to create mobile apps. If that isn’t an option, or sounds too difficult, here’s another approach to try.

6 warning signs that your technology is headed south
What’s the business cost of outdated software and technology? It might be more than you think. This article outlines 6 ways that outdated technology harms your company, and the warning signs to look out for. If your company needs to modernize your current technology, here’s a whitepaper that might help: Crash course in modernization.

Now the developer is king
Application development is becoming increasingly important to your business. If your company struggles building modern web applications, you’ll struggle even more in the future.

Occum’s App: 5 barriers to mobile simplicity
Building mobile applications is much different than desktop applications. As this article explains, simplicity is essential to mobile application development.