April 30, 2015  |  Ken Hans

7 Key Takeaways from NetFinance 2015

1. Tech-savvy firms are disrupting traditional ways of doing business (financial industry included) Digitally-savvy firms have been ‘disruptors’ in traditional industries. Enter Uber. Uber is the biggest taxi company in the world, yet it owns zero taxis. It’s also valued at $41.5B, which is more than Delta Airlines, FedEx, or Viacom1. Or look at Airbnb,... Read More

March 25, 2015  |  Ken Hans

Freemium Mobile Banking Apps – Would You Pay for Your Bank’s Value Added Services Delivered through the Digital Channel? I Would.

An article on www.pymnts.com entitled ‘Pay to Use Your Banking App? Most Say No Thanks’ that showed only about 25-33% people would actually be willing to pay $3/mo access charge for their mobile banking app. As a consumer banking customer, I would agree with the majority consensus, or the 66-75% of people here, in that I... Read More

November 12, 2014  |  Chris Prescott

Optimizing Mobile Test Automation using Experitest SeeTest

In 2013 Blackstone evaluated a number of commercially available mobile test automation tools in our lab, and walked away from that exercise identifying Experitest’s (www.experitest.com) SeeTest product as one of the most robust tools on the market in terms of features, flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of mobile app architectures, predictability in terms of... Read More

September 16, 2014  |  John Hughes, Vince Hurley, Sara Kindsfater-Yerkes

Connecting with the Agile Mindset

Welcome to our new series of blog posts: The Blackstone Agile Connection! This new series introduces our perspective on agile practices and thinking. Chances are, you’ve heard about agile. We’ll help you understand what agile is and how it’s implemented. Most importantly, we’ll help you assess where to start with agile or where your organization... Read More