All posts by Joe Stangarone

About Joe Stangarone

Joe Stangarone is a 30+ year veteran of the IT industry and president of mrc—the software company behind the award winning development platform, m-Power. Joe shares his leadership and technology insights through the Cup of Joe Blog, focusing primarily on ways businesses can save time, money, and increase productivity using technology.

Low-Code Development 101: Understanding the Basics

EducationSummary: Application development has long been a problem facing both the IT department and the business units. The IT department gets overwhelmed with new application requests. They can’t possibly complete every project when the business wants it done. Meanwhile, the business users get tired of waiting, and start bypassing the IT department altogether. Today, we explore the concept of “low-code development”, and explain how it helps address this problem.
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Webinar Replay: How to mobilize your business applications

EducationSummary: As mobile usage continues to explode, businesses face a growing problem: They’re tied to systems that pre-date smartphones. To make matters worse, they lack the time and skills needed to mobilize their business applications. If you’re struggling with these problems, check out our on-demand webinar and learn how to mobilize your business applications.
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5 major IT/Business alignment stumbling blocks

EducationSummary: For over a decade now, the “IT/business alignment” concept has been a top priority for business leaders…and with good reason. Technology impacts your business more today than ever in the past. You absolutely need your IT department aligned with business objectives. Unfortunately, many businesses still struggle in this area. Why? In this article, we explore a few common problems and ways to get around them.
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Why web application development projects fail (and what IT can do about it)

EducationSummary: Depending on the survey you read, anywhere from 25% – 68% of development projects fail. These failures often cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, waste months (or years) of time, and usually lead to people losing their jobs. Why do these projects fail, and what can you do about it? We answer those questions (and more) in this article.
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