About Christer Bengtsson

Christer is Marketing Coordinator at Starcounter. He's been working with digital marketing for half a decade and is fascinated by computers, technology, internet and everything to do with it.

Living the developer’s dream

Urban Nydén can for the first time focus entirely on what he thinks is the most interesting part of app development: creating smart solutions. ”I’m rid ofFör första gången kan Urban Nydén fokusera helt på det han tycker är allra roligast med apputveckling: att skapa smarta lösningar. ”I don’t have to do any of the

By | 2017-11-17T14:01:42+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Starcounter|Comments Off on Living the developer’s dream

Code Night 11 – AI

At Starcounter we believe innovation is not only good for business, to push the technological boundaries is good for society as a whole. To encourage innovation, we think it's crucial for developers and entrepreneurs to meet and discuss the hot topics of today. Artificial intelligence is such a topic and Code Night 11 is an

By | 2017-09-07T13:34:39+00:00 September 7th, 2017|AI, Development, Events|Comments Off on Code Night 11 – AI

Three reasons to rebuild your software

There's an American saying, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". While that may hold true in many cases in every day life, it is the absolutely worst approach to digital business of any kind. Three reasons to rebuild your software: 1. Real time. The customers want and need it, so you need to deliver

By | 2017-08-25T09:10:49+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on Three reasons to rebuild your software

What’s your role in the ecosystem?

Ecosystem business models have the potential to generate and deliver much greater value than traditional business models. It’s not a question of whether companies will make the shift anymore. The question now is about the role they will play. We've written about building platforms and how platform companies are more likely to succeed. However, there

By | 2017-08-03T09:44:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on What’s your role in the ecosystem?

AI will be the user interface

At the heart of every complex software system is the user interface (UI). Enabling the users to accomplish whatever task they set out to do is the goal of any piece of software. Following the trends in the UI field is of great importance. So, what has happened to the user interface and what will

By | 2017-07-20T13:39:47+00:00 July 20th, 2017|AI, Business, Starcounter|Comments Off on AI will be the user interface

The digital platform trend

We've previously written about the importance of building your own platform, or at least be part of an open one. The most disruptive and successful companies around are their own platforms. Apple with iOS and AppStore, Air B'n'B, über, Lyft, Facebook and Google are just a few of the dominating software platforms of today. In

By | 2017-07-06T10:29:52+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on The digital platform trend

In-memory computing summit

Last week was the week of in-memory computing summit, in it's European version in Amsterdam. Starcounter was of course represented by a four men strong delegation. It was an interesting event, as more developers, architects, CTO:s, vendors and not least business leaders, are turning their attention to in-memory technology. Speakers from giant corporations like Intel

By | 2017-06-27T14:00:40+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Business, Events, Starcounter|Comments Off on In-memory computing summit

Two cloud application trends

Trying to predict the future is always risky business. Necessary but risky. Predictions can be off by just a little, completely off base or bang on target. Depending on which, companies can find themselves in a make or break situation. In the cloud application market it seems, mostly a 'make' type of situation. According to

By | 2017-06-20T08:31:57+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Business, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on Two cloud application trends

Be your own platform

Think about the major enterprise software systems around today. Several of them have their own very specific and closed platforms. They set their own rules, and have a very strong impact on the revenue stream for you the innovator, the independent software vendor. The business application world of today is dominated by a few giants.

By | 2017-06-15T10:32:23+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Apps, Business, Development, Innovation, platform|Comments Off on Be your own platform

Big Data, speed and the software of the future

The past few years the amount of data we create has increased explosively. With the ever increasing number of connected devices (IoT) it's just going to multiply. The problem is that the capability of handling large data sets fast enough is lacking in the technology we used yesterday to build the systems of today. Everything must

By | 2017-06-01T09:34:35+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Business, Database, IoT, platform|Comments Off on Big Data, speed and the software of the future

IoT and the future

The internet of things (IoT) has been coming for a long time. According to Gartner there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in 2017. More than 3 billion of those devices will be of a non-consumer variety, like industry or infrastructure amounting to almost a trillion $ in spending. By 2020 Gartner estimates that will

By | 2017-05-11T09:49:30+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Business, Innovation, IoT, platform, Starcounter|Comments Off on IoT and the future

Stay ahead of the competition – innovate

A lot of companies have just the staff necessary to take care of the day to day tasks and problems. It's only natural considering the shortage of developers and the need to keep costs down. To innovate, it's necessary to have resources dedicated solely to develop new features and products. Resources that are not held

By | 2017-04-27T08:39:46+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Business, Development, Innovation, Starcounter|Comments Off on Stay ahead of the competition – innovate

On the business side of innovation

We want our customers to build great platforms. Platforms that disrupt their industries and maybe even create entirely new ones. Providing tools and opportunities for this, technological and otherwise, is what we do. In the past we've held different kinds of meetups for developers, both our customers' and our own to exchange knowledge, news and

By | 2017-04-21T13:35:47+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Starcounter|Comments Off on On the business side of innovation

Like Lego bricks

Many enterprise systems are monolithic giants, i.e. one big application possibly with a (bigger or lesser) number of plugins to increase functionality. This means that classical enterprise systems have a complex structure with different parts being tightly incorporated into each other. Complex and monolithic structures severely increases development time and makes it so much harder

By | 2017-04-13T09:52:21+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Like Lego bricks

Innovation success factors

The rewards of creating high tech products can be great, both in terms of revenue and in affecting peoples lives. Just think about all the different types of software you use on any given day. All those applications have an impact on your life, at the workplace and at home. Building great products is what

By | 2017-04-06T09:44:05+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Business, Innovation, marketing|Comments Off on Innovation success factors

Innovate – it’s necessary

There are things well established and successfull companies can learn from startups. Innovation for one. Being innovative isn't magic, it's about creating teams and giving them the right set of tools. Innovation is the main factor that makes any company not only survive but thrive. It's innovation that's taken Apple to where it is now.

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:28+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Business, Innovation|Comments Off on Innovate – it’s necessary

Prototype? No need!

In previous blog posts we've written about minimum viable product, making sure your product actually fills a need (solves a problem) and how to identify your customer. The time has come to talk a little bit about prototypes. The message of this blog post is, in short, don't do it! Disclaimer: we're talking about software

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Business, Development|Comments Off on Prototype? No need!

Who is the customer?

When marketing a product, any kind of product, it is vital to know who your customer is. This is even more true when it comes to software or other tech products. We've published an article about Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and one about the need to have the product address an actual problem. Now the

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:28+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Business, marketing|Comments Off on Who is the customer?

Problem solving is the key

You have an idea for a product. You build it. It's absolutely great, and it works flawlessly. But, the customers aren't pouring in. There is a widespread notion that "if you build it, they will come". 'They' in this case being the users/customers. To a certain extent it's true. If your product is good it's possible

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:29+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Business, Web|Comments Off on Problem solving is the key

Build an MVP – save resources

Most of us don't want to take a product to market unless it's perfect. It's understandable but a mistake, because no product will ever be finished and perfect. It also keeps a lot of great products from reaching the market. In order to finance that stroke of genius that is your business idea you'll need to

By | 2017-03-30T12:10:29+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Business, Development, Starcounter|Comments Off on Build an MVP – save resources

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