Profile

Nick Durrant is MD at Bluegrass Digital, a digital production agency. We work with marketing teams and creative agencies around the world delivering digital platforms. After spending 15 years in working the industry in the UK and setting up the business in London in 1999, Nicholas now runs the business from Cape Town, developing the business in Africa and Europe.

Skills

Business Management Skills,, Digital Project Management, Digital Strategy, Information Technology
Could progressive web apps be the apps of the future?
Could progressive web apps be the apps of the future?

Progressive web apps (PWAs) are the perfect cross between native mobile apps and websites. Here's why...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 21 Sep 2021

Can I upgrade Umbraco 8 to Umbraco 9?
Can I upgrade Umbraco 8 to Umbraco 9?

Many developers around the world are enthusiastically awaiting the release of Umbraco version 9, the flexible and easy-to-use CMS software. However, many users are concerned about what will happen to the current version 8...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 26 Jul 2021

Moving to Content as a Service (CaaS)
Moving to Content as a Service (CaaS)

Marketers are seeking innovative ways to get the right content in front of potential customers and to manage the increasing number of digital touchpoints throughout the customer journey...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 15 Jun 2021

B2B bullish about e-commerce opportunities
B2B bullish about e-commerce opportunities

Business has changed forever, we need to rethink our priorities, strategies and processes. Suddenly entire workforces are working remotely and most budgets are now non-existent...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 17 Mar 2021

Bluegrass helps Bio-Oil boost B2B marketing strategy
Bluegrass helps Bio-Oil boost B2B marketing strategy

The Union Swiss team was looking to design and develop an Instagram-style mobile application to transform their B2B communication efforts...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 8 Mar 2021

Uberising software development
Uberising software development

Staff augmentation is fast becoming the buzzword in the app development job market, attracting more businesses to hire remotely...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 26 Jan 2021

Data analytics offers new business opportunities
Data analytics offers new business opportunities

Data and analytics are disrupting traditional business models and ecosystems, helping modern organisations remain competitive...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 25 Jan 2021

Pros and cons of cross-platform app development
Pros and cons of cross-platform app development

Businesses across the globe are investing heavily in mobile apps to easily drive traffic to their websites. However, it remains a challenge for business owners to choose between developing a native app or a cross-platform app...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 21 Jan 2021

Choosing between agile and waterfall
Choosing between agile and waterfall

The traditional waterfall software development methodology is fast losing its popularity as more companies adopt the agile model. Each model offers a different way to deliver a project, but deciding which is best suited depends on the scope of the...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 20 Jan 2021

Did Black Friday 2020 give us a glimpse into the future of retail?
Did Black Friday 2020 give us a glimpse into the future of retail?

Traditionally, scenes from global Black Friday sales depict packed stores and long lines of shoppers fighting to secure the best deals. But in 2020, the annual shopping holiday looked a little different...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 20 Jan 2021

When 'future' technology trends become today's reality
When 'future' technology trends become today's reality

This year has been a tough year for many but looking ahead to 2021, the technology world promises a wide range of opportunities to adapt...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 27 Nov 2020

Reduce the cost of mobile app development
Reduce the cost of mobile app development

Building a mobile app could be costly and time consuming, especially when developing a cross-platform business app for Android and iOS. However, with React Native, it is now possible to develop these apps using a common code base and reducing your...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 12 Nov 2020

Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 19 Oct 2020

Introducing a better staffing model for the future
Introducing a better staffing model for the future

When embarking on a new web development project, businesses need to find the most cost effective model that will deliver the best results for capacity planning as well as project management planning. There are normally two common models to choose...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 5 Oct 2020

Mobile apps: The future for business
Mobile apps: The future for business

The Amazon app has more than 700 million users across the globe, nearly five times more mobile customers than all its competitors combined...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 24 Aug 2020

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Empowering businesses to transform digitally

The world has gone digital is a term we hear far too often nowadays, but it's not exactly true...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 7 Sep 2018

Empowering businesses to transform digitally
Empowering businesses to transform digitally

The world has gone digital is a term we hear far too often nowadays, but it's not exactly true. There is an increasing distinction between those who are leading the change and profiting from it, and those who are falling behind and missing the many...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 6 Sep 2018

AI offers many opportunities but poses threats to jobs
AI offers many opportunities but poses threats to jobs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are the most exciting developments in business today...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 28 Aug 2018

App development made easy with microservices
App development made easy with microservices

Modern businesses understand the benefits of agile work practices and have begun implementing agile methods...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 23 Aug 2018

Selecting the right CMS platform
Selecting the right CMS platform

A good CMS should save your business time and money, unfortunately knowing which platform is right for you, is not as simple...

Nick DurrantBy Nick Durrant 28 Oct 2014

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