Cybersecurity in 2023

Discover the current state of cybersecurity, the implications of AI, and the importance of a proactive approach in threat detection.

We cover the present landscape and explain the present situation, and we explore methods for more secure approaches in the digital age.

How to survive the Generative AI revolution

Discover how to thrive in the evolving workplace with Generative AI.

This article describes how you can use Generative AI, what soft skills you need to develop, and how Generative AI can increase productivity, creativity, and career success.

Web Scraping Threats

Discover the threat of web scraping and learn how to safeguard your business.

This article gives an understanding of scraping attacks and some strategies to combat them, including CAPTCHA, rate limiting, and Web Application Firewalls

Agile Methodologies

Navigating the complexities of agile projects when working with software contractors can be challenging.

In this article, we explore the main hurdles companies face, from aligning with company culture to managing contractual issues.

Open Innovation

Open innovation is a key to growth and a in getting more value in outsourcing. When parties join forces with distinct and complementary strengths, remarkable results can be achieved.

This article also shows how mitigation of cultural challenges can yield even more value!

Cyber security

Explore cybersecurity and gain practical insights on what to think of in order to build a successful partnership with a software development firm.

This article gives practical advice on what to consider and how to decide on an outsourcing partner

Debunking the 10% AI threat claim

Is it true that “Half of AI researchers believe there’s a 10% chance AI will kill us all.” Well, the survey the claim is based on had a low response rate and only 162 respondents, and the survey question itself is vague.

So don’t lose any sleep, at least not yet!

agile metrics

Explore the power of metrics in agile development as a tool for continuous improvement and optimisation.

Using the right metrics, make them visible, and use them collaboratively to enhance team performance while steering clear of potential pitfalls.

Agile teams

Discover how to effectively collaborate with outsourced agile development teams and overcome common challenges in this insightful article.

Discover how communication, culture, quality control, and trust contribute to successful projects and foster business growth.

Technical debt is like a Gordian knot

Technical debt is inevitable in software development, resulting from prioritising short-term gains over long-term sustainability.

This article discusses the term and how to effectively untangle the Gordian knot to avoid and reduce technical debts effectively.

Advanced Prompting with ChatGPT

While ChatGPT is a powerful tool in itself. It may not consistently deliver the expected value.

In this article, we will explore eight different advanced prompt engineering techniques with detailed examples that will help you improve the results of using ChatGPT.

Generative Artificial Intelligence

Generative AI raises concerns, leading prominent figures to call for a pause in development.

However, recognising the economy’s ability to adapt and grow is crucial. Focusing on economic growth while addressing risks and sensible policies can lead to a promising future for us all.

Manifesto for Agile Software Development. We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan. That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more. Kent Beck James Grenning Robert C. Martin Mike Beedle Jim Highsmith Steve Mellor Arie van Bennekum Andrew Hunt Ken Schwaber Alistair Cockburn Ron Jeffries Jeff Sutherland Ward Cunningham Jon Kern Dave Thomas Martin Fowler Brian Marick. © 2001, the above authors this declaration may be freely copied in any form, but only in its entirety through this notice. 6.

The Agile Manifesto, born from dissatisfaction with traditional methodologies, revolutionised the software industry.

Its future depends on practitioners’ commitment to upholding the core values and adapting methodologies to evolving circumstances,

In the wake of OpenAI’s GPT-4 released in February 2023 and Microsoft and Google’s announcements of new AI-based assistants, our team has been hard at work developing an innovative tool that will reshape how developers work.

We need beta testers! Do you want to help us?

Expertise and Cultural Synergy

The general outlook may look bleak, but startups are still confident about the opportunities and are looking at outsourcing as a strategy.

In this article we share what we believe startups needs to consider in order to succeed with outsourcing of software development

This article reiterates Mark Twain’s words – Find a job you enjoy, and you will never have to work a day. It emphasises the need for satisfaction at work to avoid stress and burnout.

Fulfilling a job is one of the best means to express our ideas and passion and showcase our skills.

Streamlining Success: How DevOps Practices are Accelerating Software Development and Deployment

At Gislen Software, we have worked with various Agile methodologies and practices for many years. We know how to use and apply them for offshore software development.

This article gives an overview of DevOps, and how to use it to succeed with software outsourcing.

GPT may be the Spinning Jenny Moment for office workers

Spinning Jenny was one of the most significant innovations of the industrial revolution, disrupting the lives of the working class. Generative AI may have a similar impact on office workers.

This article describes potential god and bad impacts of the last weeks announcements.

Data security and privacy are paramount. As a software outsourcing company, we understand the responsibility of handling sensitive information.

This article outlines our commitment to data security and privacy

OpenAI released GPT-4 on March 14. It is significantly enhanced compared to GPT-3.5 and can now even interpret images. It can work with eight times as much text as its predecessor, and its output quality is significantly improved.

Here is an article which gives some idea about what we can expect!

Software Outsourcing to India

Outsourcing being a novelty when Mikael Gislén started Gislen Software, became a trend in the late 1990s and has since become mainstream. India is still the prime destination for software outsourcing.

This article describes why and what speaks for outsourcing to India.

In our recent annual customer satisfaction survey, 100% said they were very satisfied or satisfied, and 95% that they would recommend us!

In total, 21 respondents answered Gislen Software’s annual customer survey covering almost all our clients. We are grateful for the fantastic feedback!


Green IT is a term which covers how IT can reduce its environmental impact. IT likely stands for more greenhouse gases than air travel and will likely increase its environmental footprint in the coming year.

This article gives a background to how the IT sector affects the environment and it also suggests ways we all can reduce our environmental footprint.

Artificial Intelligence has been around for more than 50 years. But the use and impact of AI and Machine Learning have exploded in recent years. Thanks to hardware, performance has increased dramatically.

This article gives an overview of the past and current development and some of the benefits and concerns of the expected development.

To improve your Password Security, you can use a picture to memorise a complex password made up of combined irrelated words.

In September 2022, I attended IT SMF Expo in Stockholm. One of the seminars I attended was about improving password security! David Jacoby, who is a famous Swedish White-Hat hacker known from a Swedish TV serial, shared his best tips for how to improve password security. I have tried to share what I learned but have done so with a few twists. Finally, what on earth has the picture of the horse had to do with Password Security?

327 people read this April fool joke, and 65 people clicked through to the download page!

We have kept the story here for you to enjoy!

We from Gislen Software wish you peace, good tidings and happiness during this lovely Christmas and New year season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Becoming a team leader

This article is about the personal experience on how to become a team leader. It also includes thoughtful advises on how to succeed, build a career and not at least how to work with the team to be successful!

How to work from home effectively – a personal Perspective

This article gives some ideas on how to work from home more effectively based on personal experiences of one of our staff members during the Covid-19 epidemic

Discover and unleash your passion

Do you spend significant parts of your day on things that you love to do? If not, then it is time to think! Here is an article about how to discover and unleash your passion and how to channelize it and be happy with who you are and what you do.

Chose to live

As we see the Coronavirus spread from one place to another, we perceive and react as though it is an apocalyptic event approaching. Many are demoralised, frightened, and unable to cope up with the new normal. The psychological impact is penetrating into all segments of our society leading to suicides and depression. This article is an attempt to reinstate and revive a ray of hope

How to succeed during the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 and the economic consequences are shaking the ground for almost every business. Here are some learnings from past economic recessions which may be applied to the present situation. Companies who go into survival mode risk to be the losers and proactive companies who use the time to change and adapt may be the winners.


We are living in extraordinary times with the COVID-19 virus affecting our lives in many ways. Many parts of the world are in lockdown, and the situation evolves daily. In this situation, we prioritise the health and safety of our staff while we do our best to serve our clients with the same standards as […]

We are a carbon-negative company

We are proud to announce that we are a carbon-neutral company. Our journey towards carbon neutrality started in 2013 when we invested in solar panels on our roof. Since then we bought more, replaced light tubes with LED, and changed our old ACs to more efficient ACs. Thanks to our solar panels, we don’t need […]

25th anniversary celebration

Our 25th anniversary was celebrated on 25/9 in Chennai by visiting customers, employees, families and friends from other companies in MEPZ.

We proposed organising an annual marathon in MEPZ in 2014. Since 2015 we have sponsored all five incarnations of MEPZ Run!

GDPR compliant

GDPR has far-reaching consequences. Do you have personal data about customers, suppliers or employees including emails, databases, documents or photos? This article helps you to get GDPR compliant.

Autonomous or self-driving cars have made major inroads over the last few years. Nobody need a crystal ball to understand that there will soon be one in a garage near to you. Or perhaps it will not even need one. Autonomous cars already drives safer than humans.

Agile Development is becoming mainstream. At the same time, a lot of companies still don’t use it. Agile teams produce high-quality software faster and better and at a lower cost than what could be done using traditional methodologies. However, changing to agile development can be a challenge. Agile is a journey, and it may be […]

This document gives an overview of Penetration tests, attack vectors and how we develop for and are helping our clients to harden Microsoft Dot Net applications ahead of penetration tests. The document is not comprehensive but is intended as an overview.

Everyone speaks about the environment! At Gislen Software, we are serious about reducing our business’s effect on the environment. We started reducing our footprint many years back. In the last six months, we have replaced all light tubes with LED. We have replaced our ineffective air conditioners and bought new effective ones with the lowest […]

Let’s face it, getting the right fit for the job is not always a walk in the park. Some candidates radiate an outstanding vibe that shows they will be a great asset while their records speak otherwise. Some will have inch-perfect qualifications who have few soft skills. Even after decades of revolutionary transformation in hiring practices, the real basic technique on how to hire great people remains a tough row to hoe.

What are the Agile software development principles patterns and practices? This article will start you off and give some links to study further. The problem with early life cycle methodologies was that they led to overruns, defects and failed projects. Agile methodologies are iterative and there is learning along the way.

Good software developers are the unseen hero’s of this world. Good developers bring functionality and information in ways that are gloriously helpful (and bug free). See how many check boxes you strike off in our good developer checklist to inspire and challenge yourself. Maybe you too are a hero of the night.

Today, Gislen Software celebrated 21 years in business. Gislen Software is not your average software company

Sumathi has worked with us for the last 20 years. In this post she is looking back at her experience.

Gislen Software received one award for Best Services Exporter and one for Best Overall Exporter by ECGC & D&B

The Indian IT industry has very high attrition rates. However, at Gislen Software we have about 2-5%. This article tries to analyse why our employees stays.

Gislen Software was selected as an Award Winner in the SME Segment for excellence in the IT & IT Enabled Services sector.

‘‘It took almost a year to get there but Gislen Software was started in September 1994. On September 11, 2014 we celebrated 20 years in business. All our current employees with their families, along with some former employees were present. Our board members and some of our clients, important partners and Contacts from the city […]

Agile Methodologies during Agile India

‘‘Agile India is a conference for agile software development and is arranged yearly since 2005. Agile India is the largest such conference for Agile and Lean software development in Asia. There were 1236 participants from 28 countries and 226 different companies participated. Mikael Gislén had a seminar about how to handle conflicts between agile development and quality […]

‘‘I was delayed for an After Work with a client and decided to use our latest project to solve the problem. I used my phone, started the Intreat App and selected a glass of red wine, recorded a video where I apologised that I was late and suggested to my contact that he should go to the bar […]

We have just invested in solar panels on our roof! Power failures and power cuts are unusual in Western countries. Unfortunately, we have had more than our fair share in the last few years due to the electricity shortage. Keeping computers running is relatively easy with UPS and batteries, but running the air conditioning is […]

Gislen Software and e-man have started a strategic partnership. e-man has since 2007 worked with outsourcing in close collaboration with developers in India and the Philippines. e-man has in these projects learned to understand the challenges and the opportunities of such close collaboration. During recent years there has been increasing demand from the market that […]

Last week I attended the ‘Certified Scrum Master’ course and I am now a certified Scrum Master! I will have to take up an exam within 90 days to retain it though. While the course is still fresh in my mind, I wanted to write down some reflections on what I have learnt. Scrum is maybe […]

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