The Key Advantages of Using React for Your Business

Posted by Sam Stevens on Jul 20, 2017 9:12:44 AM

react-1.jpgAngular, Ember, Backbone and more—developers these days have no shortage of choices when it comes to client-side web frameworks.

Although they're each distinct entities intended for separate purposes, they also share an important commonality: each of these tools makes use of the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

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Topics: Outsourcing, IT project management, Custom software development, Faster time to market, Startups, Node.js, React.js

3 Ways Custom Web Apps Help Your Business Grow

Posted by Sam Stevens on Jul 13, 2017 11:55:20 AM

custom web apps grow your business.jpegGoogle Docs, Freshbooks, MailChimp— all of these web applications expedite day-to-day business functions. Rather than downloading software to a computer, users can complete small tasks such as create and edit spreadsheets and send e-mails from their browsers.

These standard applications may handle simple aspects of your company's workflow, but it's not likely they're helping you grow your business. Each product you use may work great separately, but you're not making the most out of your resources when data must be entered manually, or data must be entered in two different places, for example. This is why custom web applications are so vital in today's changing world. Here are just a few of the many corporate benefits of custom app development. 

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Topics: Outsourcing, Custom software development, Faster time to market, Updates

How to Boost Your Business Using Dedicated Developers

Posted by Sam Stevens on Jul 6, 2017 9:49:43 AM

custom developers.jpegAs the world economy becomes more globalized, it's easier than ever for companies across different continents and time zones to connect and collaborate. At the same time, however, many software organizations are becoming more specialized in order to gain a competitive edge in the industry. 

This means that IT outsourcing — hardly a new phenomenon — is only poised to increase in the years ahead. Market intelligence firm Research and Markets projects that by 2019, the global IT outsourcing market and the use of dedicated developers will grow by an average of nearly 6 percent each year. Here's why you should take advantage of the benefits dedicated developers have to offer. 

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Topics: Outsourcing, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How, Talent sourcing, Faster time to market, Startups

Node.js 8: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam Stevens on Jun 29, 2017 9:52:38 AM
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After a few weeks' delay, May 30 finally saw the release of the latest version of Node.js, the hugely popular server-side JavaScript runtime environment. Of course, any big update to a technology used by more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies on a daily basis will be a noteworthy event — and Node.js 8 is no exception. 

Node.js developers have been eager to get their hands on the new release (code-named Carbon), which comes jam-packed with new features, tools and improvements. Meanwhile, James Snell, a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee, has called this latest release "rather huge" on social media.  So what exactly is inside Node.js 8, and how is it going to impact you?  Read below to find more on the eighth major version of Node.js. 
 
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Topics: Custom software development, Node.js, Javascript, New Features, Updates

The Benefits of Node.js for Your Business

Posted by Anastasia Bokareva on Jun 27, 2017 11:44:10 AM
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JavaScript is a powerful language that has transformed the state of web development, but it's not for the faint of heart. If you've ever done any serious development work in JavaScript, you've probably got whiplash from constantly hearing about the latest, greatest framework or library that promises to fix all the problems with your workflow. 
 
With all this buzz and hype in the air, it can be difficult to recognize when a true game-changing technology has arrived. Node.js, an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment for running JavaScript code on servers, is one of those innovations. So what's the big deal about Node.js, and what benefits can it bring to your organization?
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Topics: Outsourcing, Custom software development, We Know How, Startups, Node.js, Javascript

Flat Rate Vs Hourly Rate for Software Development

Posted by Donella Muzik on May 1, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Introduction

A flat rate refers to an overall amount that a vendor might charge for a project and that amount will not change. Regardless of the time it takes to complete the project and the resources used, you’re expected to pay this rate. Conversely, if the contractor charges an hourly rate, you’re expected to pay that rate for each hour that the contractor works. Both rates can improve cost efficiency if you’re careful and choose wisely.

  • Flat Rates Are Easy to Budget and Track
  • Familiarity with Project Details is Key
  • Hourly Rates Are Sometimes Cheaper
  • Pricing Choice Might Be Out of Your Hands
  • Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
  • Other Pricing Options
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Topics: IT project management, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How

Tips to Ensure Project Management Success for Your Software Project

Posted by Anastasia Bokareva on Apr 20, 2017 7:32:00 AM

Introduction

When companies pursue authentic solutions to pressing problems faced by their customers, projects connected to these solutions have a greater chance of success. But successful projects must not only meet business needs, they also must remain within financial and time boundaries and include strategies for keeping the business stakeholders well informed of the project’s progress along the way.

Choosing the right project methodology to help project teams achieve this balance is critical and ensures that they deliver successful project solutions. This post offers:

  • Overview of Project Methodologies
  • Single Method Approach
  • Hybrid Approach
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Topics: IT project management, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How

Key Factors in Choosing a Cloud Based Development Platform

Posted by Donella Muzik on Apr 15, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Introduction

Many companies focus on Software as a Service (SaaS) to incorporate cloud computing into their infrastructure. However, Platform as a Service (PaaS) is another cloud service your company benefits from if you develop custom applications or do other types of development. A cloud based development platform provides a number of benefits, from allowing you to offer your applications as a service to clients and customers to leveraging the power of the cloud platform instead of relying on your own hardware. So what should you look for in a cloud development platform?

  • Security
  • Platform Flexibility
  • Storage
  • Support
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Topics: IT project management, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How

How Your Organization Benefits From Professional IT Consultation

Posted by Donella Muzik on Apr 10, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Introduction

Your IT infrastructure is the life blood of your organization, running your back end and front end operations. Whether you’re a start-up company where you handle the IT, or you have a large corporation with its own IT department, you gain several benefits from professional IT consultation:

  • A fresh pair of eyes
  • Existing vendor relationships
  • Core business focus
  • On-demand scalability
  • Specialized skill sets
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Topics: IT project management, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How

3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient with Web Applications

Posted by Anastasia Bokareva on Apr 1, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Introduction

Your business has many standard operating procedures that would benefit from a liberal dose of efficiency. The processes may have been the most efficient options when they were created, but as your business grows and technology improves it becomes easy to outgrow your existing procedures. Custom web applications work well in many work flow types. They save you money by reducing the amount of load your workstations handle on their own, and create tools for your business to work more efficiently. Here are a few ways that web applications smooth out your work flow when you need it most:

  • Accessible from any browser
  • Custom designed for your business needs
  • Centralized data
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Topics: IT project management, Custom software development, Cost-cutting, We Know How