Purple Crane Blog

News and insight from Purple Crane - a custom software application development company based in London.

Late Developer: Ageism in IT

Late Developer: Ageism in IT

Information Technology is a notoriously age-obsessed industry. Everything is about what’s next, and staying ahead of the competition. Tech has an ageism problem: discuss. Certainly, Mark Zuckerberg has a big one. He told a Stanford audience “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical. Young people are just smarter.” Are they, though? And is being ‘smarter’ what IT needs, or is it something else?

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Startup or Meltdown?

Startup or Meltdown?

Purple Crane has clients across most sectors, and many of our customers are SMEs (small and medium enterprises). This was a key area of potential growth for the UK economy even before the pandemic created a new template for how the British business is supposed to look.

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Your Dev Team: In-house, or Outsourced?

Your Dev Team: In-house, or Outsourced?

Ping. Your lightbulb moment happens. You’ve had the gamechanging idea that will shake up the market or revolutionise how you do things. Now you just need software that will bring it to life. But should you do this in-house, or appoint a development partner?

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Purple Crane: Building New Beginnings

Purple Crane: Building New Beginnings

While 2021 hasn’t been kind to the SME, opportunities for growth exist if you get the footings right. Andy Rix, Purple Crane’s co-Director, looks at how IT supports new builds in the SME market.

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Purple People - Meet Co-Director, Andy Rix

Purple People - Meet Co-Director, Andy Rix

The latest Purple Person to be featured in our staff Q & A series is none other than co-founder / owner of Purple Crane and Crystal Palace nut, Andy Rix. You’ll see from his answers he’s not only the ‘Saviour of Software Development’ but also a willing wordsmith. Over to you, sir!

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Purple People - Say Hello to Co-owner, Chris

Purple People - Say Hello to Co-owner, Chris

Purple People is our regular ‘show and tell’ blog series where we interview Purple Crane staff members about their loves and hates, passions and pains. This week, software royalty, or is that chief cook and bottle washer? Company co-founder, Mr Chris Bond.

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Purple Partners

Purple Partners

Purple Partners is our business partnership project, where we work with and alongside like-minded companies who supply complementary skills to Purple Crane's. First up, SR Cloud Solutions

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Purple People

Purple People

Purple People is our new blog series where we talk to the (Purple) People within Purple Crane and get to know them a bit better. They are after all the beating heart of our company and we love them dearly.

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