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Gary Calcott

Technical Marketing Manager, Progress Software

Since joining Progress Software in 2007, Gary Calcott has had a number of roles including most recently the Management of the EMEA Solution Consulting Team. Effective June 2012, Gary is a member of the Application Development & Deployment Business Unit at Progress Software and, amongst other things, is responsible for developing go-to-market strategies, providing technical marketing support and developing best practice materials for the OpenEdge/aPaaS platform.

Is the App Economy Going to Boom, Go Bust or Both?

What does all this mean for the average employee? It means the workplace of the future is going to offer a vastly different experience, where digital apps and tools will impact on just about every aspect of the way we work.
02/12/2014 13:49 GMT

Why Productivity V Control Is a Simple Matter of Proportionate Force

Picture the scene: you find yourself in a bar or pub, having a drink with some friends. Suddenly, a man you don't know comes up to you and begins aggressively shouting and shoving you, spilling your drink in the process. It's clear that you need to address the issue...but how?
19/08/2014 14:03 BST

What ISVs Can Learn From 'Wacky Races'

Competition can bring out surprising sides of our character. Increased demand from customers and end-users - combined with a more competitive landscape - means that the need for fast, agile application development amongst Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) has never been so intense.
29/01/2014 15:50 GMT

Start-up, App and Away!

It's not easy being small. As anyone who was denied entry as a child to a theme park roller-coaster as a result of a 'You must be THIS tall to take this ride' sign can testify, life can seem so much simpler if you are larger and more mature.
11/12/2013 13:14 GMT

The Perfect Storm

Until recently, the idea of mobility has been as noteworthy as a grey cloud on the horizon. It's there - and may bring rain in the future - but right now it's nothing to worry about. The outlook is now decidedly different for the development community; the distant cloud that has been lingering on the horizon is fast looking overhead.
06/09/2013 12:24 BST

Survival Tips for the Zombie App Apocalypse

One of the many reasons for the increased prevalence of these 'zombie' applications is that they never appear in any official app store charts. These are daily charts, published by the likes of Apple and other app store providers to demonstrate popularity of apps based on specific criteria.
21/08/2013 12:31 BST

The Smartphone is Dead - Long Live the Smartphone!

Clearly, the device will be able to take pictures, dictate emails and record video by itself, but in a business sense, the real value it can provide may well reside with third party independent software vendors (ISVs).
02/06/2013 23:49 BST

Does Britain Lack the IT Skills to Pay the Bills?

The dust has settled on the Budget 2013 and the political fallout has been well documented. Putting politics aside and focusing on the actual issues, it's true to say Chancellor George Osbourne's Budget statement contained both positives and negatives as far as the tech industry is concerned.
10/04/2013 13:42 BST

Could the 'App Gap' Be Harming Your Business?

The successful businesses of tomorrow will be those that have managed to reduce the 'app gap', and make refusal to encourage application-centric mobile strategies a thing of the past!
15/02/2013 09:54 GMT