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5 Questions to Ask When Considering Custom App Development

By |2019-01-15T18:41:43+00:00January 15th, 2019|Custom Application Development|

In a previous post, we discussed the business case for custom application development versus cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. Custom applications can be designed to precisely meet your business needs and conform precisely to your business processes and workflows. That’s not to say that custom apps are always the way to go. It can be a [...]

SaaS or Custom App? How to Choose the Right Model

By |2019-01-08T18:19:54+00:00January 8th, 2019|Custom Application Development|

There is no question that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has changed the IT industry. Rather than purchasing perpetual licenses for business software, most organizations are choosing to “rent” some of those applications on a monthly, per-user basis and access them via the cloud. The growth of the SaaS market signifies the value and convenience the concept brings [...]

Limit ‘Shadow IT’ with Custom App Development

By |2017-12-20T18:14:14+00:00December 20th, 2017|Custom Application Development, Cyber Security, Internet Security, IT Security, Security|

In one of his more popular compositions, the legendary jazz pianist Fats Waller advised: “Find out what they like, and how they like it, and let ‘em have it just that way.” The song is nearly 100 years old by now, but the message applies to the software needs of today’s workforce. When employees can’t [...]

Software Modernization Gives Legacy Apps New Life

By |2017-08-23T12:31:04+00:00May 5th, 2017|Custom Application Development|

Rapid changes in the technology landscape have made software modernization an imperative for organizations of all sizes. As IT systems grow and evolve over time, legacy applications that have driven operations for decades become problematic, difficult to integrate and costly to maintain. This is why 74 percent of IT decision-makers in a recent Forrester survey [...]

App Development Must Focus on User Experience

By |2017-08-23T12:31:04+00:00April 19th, 2017|Custom Application Development|

In 1998, Frito-Lay hit upon a can’t-miss product idea — healthy junk food. Made with the fat substitute Olestra, the company’s line of WOW chips were much lower in fat and calories than regular chips, plus they tasted pretty darn good. Although sales initially soared, they quickly plummeted once consumers discovered that Olestra caused abdominal [...]

Why Application Development Can Fail — and What to Do about It

By |2017-08-23T12:31:55+00:00January 27th, 2016|Custom Application Development|

Businesses of all sizes — from small startups to well-established enterprises — rely upon software to support their operations and enable innovation. As we have discussed in previous posts, custom applications can provide advantages in terms of boosting productivity, enhancing customer service, reducing operational costs and quickly leveraging new opportunities. As a result, an effective, [...]

What to Consider when Selecting a Software Development Firm

By |2017-08-23T12:31:55+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Custom Application Development|

In the last few posts we’ve been discussing the benefits of custom applications and the value of outsourcing application development. Unlike packaged software and cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions, a custom application can be finely tuned to your workflows and integrated with other software in your environment. By outsourcing software development, you eliminate the headaches associated with [...]

Why Outsourcing Software Development Makes Good Business Sense

By |2017-08-23T12:31:55+00:00January 19th, 2016|Custom Application Development|

There has been a shortage of IT talent for several years, and it’s expected to get worse in 2016. In a recent survey by staffing firm TEKsystems, 81 percent of hiring managers said they can’t find qualified candidates with the right skills to fill open positions. Some of it has to do with IT job [...]

When Does Custom Application Development Make Sense?

By |2017-08-23T12:31:55+00:00January 14th, 2016|Custom Application Development, Software-as-a-service|

In our last post, we discussed why custom software development might be a better bet than cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. In a nutshell, custom software is designed to conform to your business processes and give your staff access to the information they need when they need it. SaaS applications, in contrast, provide a generic set [...]

Why a Custom App May Be Your Best Bet

By |2017-08-23T12:31:55+00:00January 11th, 2016|Custom Application Development, Software-as-a-service|

Cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions have become the norm in businesses of all sizes. According to a report from Palo Alto Networks, the number of cloud-based applications used by large enterprises increased 46 percent from 2012 to 2015. Techaisle’s 2015 US SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Trends study predicted that cloud usage by small to midsize businesses [...]