The software development landscape after the pandemic has changed quite dramatically. There has been a big shift in consumer behavior that businesses must adjust to in order to continue growing.
Many consumers became acclimatized to the social distancing dynamic that arose as a measure to reduce coronavirus infections. This means they are continuing to order their groceries online and get take-outs from restaurants instead of eating in. Remote working has risen to the top of many a worker’s priorities when it comes to job satisfaction, and even students are taking their classes at home via video conferencing technology.
While much of the technology being used in this new era was around before Covid, the spread of the pandemic has accelerated its usage and made it so much more widespread. Its necessity during the pandemic also demonstrated how much more convenient digital living was. These trends that arose during the pandemic are simply not going away even as life slowly starts returning to something approaching normal.
This all means that businesses are going to have to shift their own focus when it comes to software development and consider these new priorities of the average consumer. Being adaptable has always been the key to survival, so let’s look at how businesses can adapt their software development strategies in the post-pandemic world.
Enhanced Customer Experience
The new consumer needs to be able to do business with you anywhere and at any time. So, businesses need to have the right channels of engagement to enable them to do so. Consumers need to be able to access your business through a browser as well as a mobile app, and they need their experience to be intuitive and as personalized as possible.
Secure Cloud Strategies
Businesses really do need a secure and scalable cloud strategy in the post-pandemic world. Software development should be cloud-native, or at least cloud-friendly, from its original concept. Issues will need to be detected and resolved to avoid any reputational damage to the business, so dedicated monitoring and troubleshooting support have greatly increased in importance too.
Time-Reducing Technology and Methods
Using in-house or outsourced agile development and DevOps experts can help a business massively reduce the amount of time between concept and production. You can also employ the waterfall development model where the project activities are broken up into linear sequential phases.
Developer Working Models
Growing businesses also need to consider how software developers want to work these days. The establishment of remote working as an option is very appealing to many, which raises the question as to whether it is worthwhile employing someone permanently or simply outsourcing the software development projects entirely.
Outsourcing has the advantages of providing access to all the skills and expertise you need, while remaining cost effective and scalable according to need.
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