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What technology is the next generation of seafarers expecting?

What technology is the next generation of seafarers expecting?

The future of seafarers?

Millennials are everywhere, we are now the largest generational cohort in the workforce and maritime is no exception. We have infiltrated shipping companies around the world with our skinny jeans and snowflake attitudes, both at sea and ashore.  But just as those of us in the “me me me” generation are considering moving out of our parents’ homes, there is a new kid on the block.

Those born in the late nineties and early noughties, known as Generation Z,  are now entering the workforce in droves. This new generation has no memory of a time when the United States was not at war with terrorism, they saw their parents go through the 2008 financial crisis, and they don’t remember the days when you had to make a choice between being on the phone or being on the internet. To celebrate the arrival of our young colleagues into our industry I’m taking a break from hand-roasting coffee and shaping my beard to ask what technology will this new generation of seafarers expect?

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Why data projects fail in maritime

Why data projects fail in maritime

Data has been hailed as the technological saviour of maritime, with the potential to solve just about every problem shipping faces. The current reality however, is that a lot of data analytics projects fail, sometimes spectacularly, a problem that appears to be particularly prevalent in maritime. Here are three reasons why your upcoming data analytics project might fail, and what to do about them.

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Building our New React Native App – Tools and Lessons Learned

Building our New React Native App – Tools and Lessons Learned

We started building our first Android-only React Native app about eighteen months ago. Since then, we’ve taken feedback from our users and customers and added features as we went along. A complete redesign was long overdue, both in terms of the UI, UX and the development tools we use. It’s a great feeling to redesign a product and the opportunity doesn’t come around too often. This article details the tools we’ve found useful in the redesign process along with some of the lessons we’ve learned.

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