Gary Calcott
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.

Entries by Gary Calcott

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

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (13:19)

Increasingly, many businesses are hanging their hats on apps as a way of maximising the data in their existing technology systems to build new services. However, some recent reports are suggesting that apps are falling out of favour with consumers. In fact, according to one report from Deloitte,...

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Conquering App-Weary Consumers to Capitalise on the Wearable Device Market

(0) Comments | Posted 3 November 2014 | (15:32)

App weariness is slowly infiltrating the nation's psyche. According to a recent report by Deloitte, almost one in three (31%) of new smartphone users in the UK do not download any apps on their device in a typical month, an indication of the waning appetite for apps from...

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Why Productivity V Control Is a Simple Matter of Proportionate Force

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2014 | (11:49)

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?...

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What ISVs Can Learn From 'Wacky Races'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 January 2014 | (12:42)

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. As a direct result, the race for increased...

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Start-up, App and Away!

(0) Comments | Posted 11 December 2013 | (10:19)

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. However,...

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The Perfect Storm

(0) Comments | Posted 6 September 2013 | (10:55)

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...

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Survival Tips for the Zombie App Apocalypse

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (16:02)

Picture the scene: it's midnight, and you find yourself alone in a graveyard, shrouded in mist and an ominous sense of foreboding. Suddenly, from nowhere, you hear a sound. Spinning around, you realise that you've been surrounded by dark, shadowy figures that are closing in on you fast. Then the...

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The Smartphone is Dead - Long Live the Smartphone!

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (11:45)

There's no doubt that in the highly cynical yet hugely excitable world of business-enabled IT, we've seen a new kid on the block in the last year or so. If the flow of enthusiasm that greeted the idea of so-called 'wearable technology' started out as a trickle, there's no doubt...

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Does Britain Lack the IT Skills to Pay the Bills?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2013 | (13:38)

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.

One thing...

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Could the 'App Gap' Be Harming Your Business?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2013 | (14:20)

Ten years ago if somebody asked you to picture a typical business meeting between a business leader, their employees, and perhaps some of the organisation's customers, what would you have imagined? The chances are that you probably would have visualised a crowded, airless meeting room, with executives fighting tooth and...

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