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How further developed software protects us in a world full of tensions

Blog  — Thu 6 Jun 2024
Information security is an important topic. So important that Exclusive-IT has a specialized branch for it: Forendox. For that reason, this time there is only a reference to a recently published article on the Forendox blog titled: How further developed software protects us in a…

Tracker now available to all our customers

Blog  — Tue 21 May 2024
Tracker is now available to all our customers. If you haven't worked with us via Tracker yet, here is a brief introduction. For large projects, Tracker has always been an essential part of our DevOps SDLC. Tracker is our in-house developed platform for modern, pleasant, and effi…

The west is already hinting at post-quantum security, but what exactly does this mean?

Blog  — Wed 20 Mar 2024
In the Dutch news, it has been reported last week that intelligence agencies and other entities are urging us to start considering post-quantum security. But what did they mean by this? And just who was this message meant for? Uh, quantum? First, let's briefly discuss what Quant…

How do I find a new party to take over existing custom software?

Blog  — Tue 19 Mar 2024
Software is ubiquitous nowadays. Some projects have recently been completed, while others were created 20 years ago. For owners of the latter category, this often raises many questions. As an entrepreneur, you may have needed software in the past decades. And more often than not…

Daring to reinvent the Internet: huge cuts in traffic, costs and energy without going backwards

Blog  — Wed 6 Mar 2024
The new internet lacks more use of Websockets and WebRTC on top of stateless HTTP. There, I said it. And yes, that was quite technical. But feel free to keep reading, because I'll first explain it in simple terms before concluding technically with a solution that I hope programm…

Standard software versus custom-made: strategic considerations when choosing the right solution

Blog  — Mon 29 Jan 2024
In this article, I would like to clearly outline the differences between various types of software companies. I aim to elucidate their approaches, the solutions they offer, and in what scale they operate. My objective is to provide some structure amidst the apparent chaos that c…

How to prevent an IT project from becoming a disaster?

Blog  — Fri 26 Jan 2024
It can often happen. There's a challenge, and for some involved parties, the solution seems to involve throwing some "IT at it." While enthusiasm is great, this doesn't always end well. Some projects end up being a downright disaster. But why does this happen? And more important…

Prevent WordPress from turning into a dead-end street by leveraging custom made plugins

Blog  — Thu 25 Jan 2024
A flying start with your idea on the internet? WordPress makes it possible in a snap. With a range of plugins, adding functionalities seems like a breeze. Implementing a comment form? Piece of cake. But appearances can be deceiving. An abundance of choices doesn't necessarily me…

Custom booking and reservation solutions, specifically designed for entrepreneurs in the recreation industry

Blog  — Mon 15 Jan 2024
The demand for vacations is steadily growing, resulting in an increasing need for booking and reservation systems that can be customized to one's liking. But this demand is not new. It has just made a comeback. For small entrepreneurs in the recreation market, connecting to a la…

Happy holidays and a successful 2024!

Blog  — Wed 20 Dec 2023
With the end of the year approaching, we would like to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude for the trust you have placed in us over the past year. As a valued partner of Exclusive-IT, you have contributed to our success, and we are proud that we have also been able to…

Optimize your business processes with software integrations

Blog  — Mon 30 Oct 2023
The Netherlands is a service-oriented country. Thanks to IT, businesses can efficiently deliver services, ranging from core business functions to helpdesk support and internal administration. The benefits of software integrations Within your organization, you may be using variou…

Will the energy transition and total cost of ownership impact software soon?

Blog  — Wed 13 Sep 2023
In the face of climate change and the urgent need to reduce our global ecological footprint, we find ourselves in the midst of a crucial period of change. The energy transition, which aims to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and promote the transition to sustainable, renewabl…

Accelerating payment software: from digital euro to Tap to Pay

Blog  — Tue 22 Aug 2023
Banks have naturally been using computers for internal processes for decades. Even the familiar and nearly disappearing ATM has an operating system. Online banking has also become an indispensable aspect in our financial landscape, both on the web and in apps. However, software …

Fediverse: the solution for social media or not?

Blog  — Fri 21 Jul 2023
Most people have just become accustomed to the public discussion about AI. However, another discussion is already underway among internet users and tech enthusiasts, namely the one about social media. And despite the title, there is probably no case of Betteridge's law of headli…

Version Control: the backbone of professional software development

Blog  — Thu 20 Jul 2023
Version control is an absolute must, regardless of which method, philosophy, guideline, or other approach is chosen during software development. And this applies not only to teams. With version control, every change in text, including programming code, is smartly and efficiently…

Regression: the return of undesired behavior in software

Blog  — Wed 19 Jul 2023
Regressie is a term used to indicate previously resolved undesired software behavior. Essentially, regression is simply a bug that has somehow reappeared. Bug? Undesired behavior in software is often referred to as a 'bug'. The process of detecting and fixing bugs by developers …

Europe and the tech giants: how legislation is starting to catch up with reality

Blog  — Fri 7 Jul 2023
Technology is advancing rapidly, while legislation is catching up at a slightly slower pace. Nevertheless, Europe is working hard to keep up with it. For instance, Europe is the first to introduce legislation regarding artificial intelligence, and is working on legislation for s…

Where o where is $_JSON?

Blog  — Fri 16 Jun 2023
This blog article is for programmers. If you're not a programmer, I think it's better for you to skip this one. So, before we begin. I must admit, we're venturing into uncharted territory with this daring statement of mine. Brace yourself, for here it comes, armed with a sprink…

Understanding software methods, techniques and terms for clients

Blog  — Fri 12 May 2023
In the world of software development, it is not always easy for clients to make the right choices. There are many different methods, techniques, and philosophies used to deliver high-quality software. As a client, it's important to know what to look for and which approach best s…

Factors that determine software costs and make comparison difficult

Blog  — Mon 8 May 2023
While everyone often has their own area of expertise, we also all share one "language": money. But in addition to hearing a price, it is also important to understand that cost. This can be done, for example, by asking for an explanation, by requesting an itemized quote or even b…

Why pick a smaller software company in the Netherlands?

Blog  — Mon 1 May 2023
Potential clients sometimes ask why they should consider a smaller software company as well. While I always address this in a focused and detailed way, in this blog I want to discuss a more macroscopic perspective in general. So let's look at some numbers as a starting point. T…

Open and closed software. The advantages of proprietary versus open source.

Blog  — Mon 17 Apr 2023
Many people consider open source software an ideal solution because of the freedom, transparency and collaboration it brings. Yet open source software also has some disadvantages. Therefore, since we deal with it a lot, this time we highlight the advantages of proprietary softwa…

The power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in website development

Blog  — Fri 3 Mar 2023
If you're a website owner who is looking to stay ahead of the curve, then you've probably heard of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These two technologies are revolutionizing the world of web development, allowing developers to create more sophisticated an…

Do I still have free choice on the Internet? Psychologists in the marketing department.

Blog  — Tue 31 Jan 2023
European consumer regulators, such as the Dutch ACM, recently published research results about "dark patterns". It concluded that 148 of the 399 websites surveyed used them. That's nearly 40% of a relatively small number of websites surveyed. While this trend is still growing. …

Merry, warm and cozy days. See you in 2023!

Blog  — Wed 14 Dec 2022
By now, halfway through December, the cold is impossible to miss. Yet December is also a very warm month at Exclusive-IT. It is not only a time to look back on the past year, which has once again flown by as if it were nothing. But December is also a month to once again thank ou…

Can the internet be more climate-friendly and can websites be more energy efficient?

Blog  — Wed 16 Nov 2022
With energy consumption rightly under a magnifying glass and people taking a look at where things can be more economical, it might also be wise to take another look at IT. It has become essential and will not go away. The benefits are enormous, everyone can see that. Yet it is a…

The disadvantages and weaknesses of WordPress and why it can still be the right choice

Blog  — Fri 4 Nov 2022
WordPress has drawbacks and weaknesses. Okay, that's out of the way. But then let's also go over the nuances for the right context. Like other website systems, WordPress can be the right choice, I'll conclude with that. But let's start at the beginning. Website systems are often…

Analytical and privacy-friendly, modern website statistics with Foundation Telemetry

Blog  — Wed 12 Oct 2022
Data has almost become a dirty word. Statistics, telemetry, measuring, tracking and knowing. Yet it's a little different. There is nothing wrong with it, provided you don't throw norms and values overboard and work ethically. Indeed, it is essential to gain important insights. I…

Five often overlooked responsibilities of website hosting

Blog  — Mon 19 Sep 2022
If you have a website then there are a number of things you need to pay attention to and think about. This is extra important if you are in complete control. However, most websites use shared responsibilities by renting. But which responsibilities are yours? Roughly speaking, th…

Website finetuning using analyses

Blog  — Sat 10 Sep 2022
Finding the right balance in e-commerce solutions is a challenge. And yet it can be done. A modern entrepreneur naturally focuses largely on online sales. The potential scaling has the advantage of generating sales that are simply not possible with the same investment by other m…

Blog opened

Blog  — Fri 9 Sep 2022
Sometimes a small idea grows out of control. And when that moment comes, it's time for new solutions. This blog will help us keep a grip on the news we share. It will not only serve as an archive, but it will also become the central place from which we will share news from now o…