‘Sanctifly’​- How TEKenable helped make this Travel Tech app a reality

Here at TEKenable we spend a lot of time working with large enterprise customers. Our software helps clients like Zurich Life and Musgrave run their day to day operations, while more than thirty organisations rely on our application managed services, including household names like Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Road Safety Authority. However, we also enjoy working with smaller companies, especially start-up ventures. Perhaps having been a start-up ourselves means we understand...

Microsoft’s exciting new AI capabilities and what it means for you

Ever since Satya Nadella took over as CEO we’ve been watching developments at Microsoft closely. We’re interested for two reasons here at TEKenable, firstly because we’re a software company building applications on Azure, .NET, xRM, SharePoint, Office365, SQL, Xamarin etc every day, but also because we’re intrigued to see how Microsoft will remain competitive in the face of formidable new rivals. Fortunately for Microsoft, the signs are encouraging. This year, I’m seeing lots of evidence...
Microsoft Connect(); Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform

Microsoft Connect(); Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform

As Operations Director at TEKenable I'm responsible for making sure that the software we create for our clients is delivered on time, within budget and using the best tools available. That’s an exciting role and one that requires constantly keeping on top of the latest software development trends. So, if you combine this with our status as a ‘Gold’ Microsoft application development partner it’s only natural that I'm a big fan of Microsoft Connect () Microsoft Connect () (and yes, it’s written...

How MedTech will change Healthcare

As anyone living in Ireland can testify, the Health sector may sometimes be slow to embrace change, but if the speakers at last month's Dublin Tech Summit are correct, big changes are coming. And these changes will take place right across Healthcare from hospitals where big data will make treatment more effective, all the way to the GP clinic where MedTech devices may drastically reduce the need for visits to the doctor. Here in TEKenable...

Moocall shares its story at Vodafone ‘Internet of Farming Things’​

Here in TEKenable, when we think ‘Farming’ we think ‘Technology’. That’s because we regularly work on projects for the Agri-Food sector. To take just two examples, our software provides dairy farmers with price and quality information straight to their smart phones. We’ve also built a mission critical platform for a pig genetics company allowing farmers breed the best possible animals for their herd. Working in the sector means we also take a keen interest in...

Hi touch or hi tech? – How an post combines both

Last month I attended a very interesting event at the National Concert Hall. 'Routes to CX excellence' was a first class breakfast briefing, organised by a customer experience agency called Dialogue. CEO Michael Killeen brought together a line-up of speakers from An Post, Peter Mark and Tiger to share the approaches they used to consistently delight their customers. For me it was a thought provoking event on two levels. First, it focused on the people...
Visit our stand at the Microsoft Tech Gathering Dublin Convention Centre

Visit our stand at the Microsoft Tech Gathering Dublin Convention Centre

Here at TEKenable, we’ve worked with Microsoft technologies ever since we started business 14 years ago. To take just two examples, we frequently deliver intranet projects and document management solutions through SharePoint, while we use the Dynamics xRM platform to deliver a range of work flow and process management applications. We’re also very big fans of Xamarin, a Microsoft suite for cross platform mobile app development. We like it because it allows a company like...
Xamarin – why we like it, why Microsoft bought it

Xamarin – why we like it, why Microsoft bought it

Last month Microsoft acquired San Francisco based Xamarin, a platform provider for mobile app development. The news came as no surprise - both companies had been working closely together since 2014 when they jointly built Xamarin integration into Visual Studio and Azure. In fact, a common reaction was to ask why it had taken so long, many commentators seeing the two companies as a natural fit long before now. In a sign of the times,...
Golden Handcuffs & The Evolution of the Mobile App

Golden Handcuffs & The Evolution of the Mobile App

There is a land grab underway.  Every bit as dramatic as the Klondike but largely unnoticed by the people that it involves most closely. I am referring to the battle for hearts and minds and for control over the new user interface paradigm that is set to become the most common way to interface with mobile devices. The giants of mobile technology Microsoft, Apple and Google are quietly fighting it out for their share of...
The Hololens – Blending Reality with Projected Virtual

The Hololens – Blending Reality with Projected Virtual

Personally, it's been a while since a Microsoft product launch really grabbed my attention but on January 21st Microsoft used a Windows 10 media briefing to flag a truly exciting new product. Welcome to the 'HoloLens'. The HoloLens is an augmented reality headset . As the name suggests, it overlays 3D images on your field of vision but, importantly, it does not try to create a whole virtual reality like Oculus Rift etc but simply...