Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

At the turn of the century, the world of software development was introduced to a revolutionary new concept—AGILE! No longer were organizations stuck using the time-consuming and inflexible waterfall model to develop quality software. Software's brightest minds began to champion this radical new method of product development for all its many benefits. It was a way to work fast, embrace changing requirements, produce deliverables frequently, and encourage close collaboration, all while focusing on technical excellence, good design, and customer satisfaction.…

Posted on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 9:49 am

AngularJS (AJS), a component of the popular Javascript MEAN Stack, has quickly become a go-to framework for developers looking to build dynamic, robust single page web applications. AJS lets you extend the HTML vocabulary for your app to create an extraordinarily expressive and readable environment that can be developed very quickly. With the fast adoption of this newer technology comes a plethora of new concerns when moving an app into production. Read on for a specialized checklist from OFS on what to…

Posted on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 @ 7:00 am

Client: A National Television Broadcasting Company Client Need: The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. On this older platform, there was a 16-minute lag from when news editors entered a story to when subscribers actually received the alert on their mobile device. In the business of breaking news, where reputation relies upon delivering…

Posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 9:43 am

Client: A National Television Broadcasting Company Client Need: The Client’s original mobile Breaking New Alerts and Distribution Hub was built to handle significantly fewer subscribers than the 16 million iOS subscribers and 9 million Android subscribers it had amassed over the years. On this older platform, there was a 16-minute lag from when news editors entered a story to when subscribers actually received the alert on their mobile device. In the business of breaking news, where reputation relies upon delivering immediate, accurate…

Posted on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 @ 7:00 am

Following the significant growth in the use of MEAN Stack technologies that OFS experienced with clients in 2014, the company is pleased to announce it has increased its investment in this technology by training 50 more employees in the MEAN Stack skillset in anticipation of 2015 client demands. OFS CEO Rich Napoli explained, “Our work utilizing the MEAN Stack was actually the biggest piece of our growth in 2014”. The MEAN Stack, consisting of MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, andNode.js technologies, is in…

Posted on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 7:00 am

Missed OFS's webinar earlier this month? Now you can experience all the valuable insights from Forrester's John C. McCarthy and OFS's Rich Napoli at your own convenience! "Understanding Your Digital Transformation Agenda: How Do You Meet Customers' Real-Time Expectations?" Featuring Forrester Analyst John C. McCarthy with OFS CEO Rich Napoli from December 2014 Digitally transforming your enterprise requires a whole new way of thinking and operating – not only in the IT department, but throughout the entire corporation. It all starts with re-examining your customer's…

Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Client:  A Leading Sports Television Network Client Need:  The Client wanted to increase viewer engagement and extend viewership time during their broadcast of a major upcoming sporting event. By securing higher TV audience ratings, they could increase their advertising revenue from program sponsors. They decided they wanted to build an app for Samsung Smart TVs for this purpose, which viewers could download directly onto their TV, as well as an app to work on Android mobile devices for on-the-go viewers…

Posted on Mon, Dec 1, 2014 @ 2:04 am

Understanding Your Digital Transformation Agenda: How Do You Meet Customers’ Real-Time Expectations? Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 1:00-1:30pm ET Featuring Forrester Analyst John C. McCarthy and OFS CEO Rich Napoli! With the pervasiveness of digital devices in today’s world, firms must rethink their business strategy – from the outside in – to capitalize on the competitive advantages that today’s digital technology provides. The best digital experiences are ones that understand a customer’s complete journey, not just their current transactions with your…

Posted on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 5:17 am

Forrester Research Inc. explains in a recent research brief, “Customer Journey Mapping is Becoming Key to Digital Transformation” (Oct. 2014), that businesses are rethinking the entirety of their customer’s journey to fully understand what their customer actually wants to accomplish in engaging with them. “Customer Journey Maps are a visual representation of the series of interactions between a customer and a company that occur as the customer pursues a specific goal.” Using this tool helps businesses refocus on their customer…

Posted on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

Digitally transforming your enterprise requires a whole new way of thinking and operating – not only in the IT department, but throughout the entire corporation. It all starts with re-examining your customer's journey from their perspective to predict their next most likely actions, and then building your digital products and services around those needs. It requires anoutside-in approach that focuses on what the customer actually wants to do rather than what the business thinks they should do. Check out the numbers: Companies that are customer experience leaders outperform…