Software outsourcing has been a booming business since 1990’s. The reasons are reduced cost, access to wide range of labor markets and improved performance. Today a lot of software development occurs at offshore locations as companies get plenty of talented resource at low cost. Most software development vendors place small teams at client locations to smoothly execute projects. This may sometimes be troublesome if the person does not have some understanding of the country’s culture. Some particular societies tend to have distinct ways of working, and this may lead to cross-cultural issues while attempting collaboration or may sometimes lead to project failure. To avoid project failure companies should learn to overcome cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing.
Outsourcing IT requirement to an offshore location has been a trend for companies since the last two decades among which, India is treated as the most preferable destination. Almost every company, be it SMB’s or large corporations outsource part or whole of their IT requirements to third party vendors. Affording an IT department in-house for a SMB requires manpower as well as enough funds for taking care of infrastructure. So, they look forward to SMB IT outsourcing to offshore locations in order to; control the excessive flow of funds. The funds required in outsourcing are also sizable but, it is not as higher as required for an in-house set up. In case of larger corporations, their concern of outsourcing IT would be something different. They might look forward to an offshore location to outsource expertise in a certain skill set which they themselves lack. This post will discuss in detail the various factors that drive SMB IT Outsourcing. Continue reading Factors Which Drive SMB IT Outsourcing→
In 2013, Apple introduced iPhone 5S with a new finger print recognition system –Touch ID. Apple subsequently made Touch ID available on iPad Air 2 in 2015. Hence, all iPhone launched model since 2013 and all iPad models launched since 2015 feature Touch ID. Touch ID is designed to scan, read, and recognize fingerprint through a fingerprint sensor embedded into the Home button. While using his iPhone or iPad, a user can take advantage of Touch ID to unlock his device, authenticate Apple Pay payments, and purchase digital content simply by touching the home button. Continue reading Face ID vs Touch ID→
A very large percentage of consumers nowadays access websites and web applications on their mobile devices. But several studies suggest that consumers spend most of their digital media time on specific mobile apps. While developing a web application, an enterprise must focus on its mobile user experience to keep consumers engaged and persuade them to buy. The use experience delivered by a web application depends on a number of factors – accessibility, functionality, usability, performance, and security. Also, the user experience delivered by a single web application differs across browsers, devices, operating systems, and networks. An enterprise must implement a comprehensive web application testing strategy to measure its website’s user experience accurately. Continue reading Benefits of Outsourcing Web Application Testing→
Unlike conventional businesses, pure play retailers focus all their efforts on a single product or service. But no pure play retailer can generate more sales revenue by focusing on brick and mortar stores. Nowadays, most users prefer web stores to conventional brick and mortar stores. Likewise, they use the internet for performing pre-purchase research and experience richer shopping experience. However, a pure play retailer can no longer drive digital sales through eCommerce websites. A proper mobile strategy for pure play retailers has become absolutely necessary. Continue reading Mobile Strategy For Pure Play Retailers→
Python is designed as a highly readable programming language. Unlike other programming languages, Python enables programmers to express concepts using English keywords instead of punctuations. Hence, many web developers prefer Python to other web programming language to keep the code readable and web applications maintainable. But Python was not designed with built-in web development capabilities. The developers need robust Python web frameworks to build custom web applications rapidly according to varying business requirements. A web developer has option to choose from a wide range of Python web frameworks. Continue reading Pyramid vs Django→
An enterprise mobile app will help you to solve specific business problems, improve business processes, and make employees productive. But enterprise mobile app development is more complex that consumer centric app development. In addition to identifying and defining your business requirements, you need to explore ways to make the app accessible across devices, platforms, and networks. Also, you have to ensure that the app allows employees to access and store corporate data securely, while being compatible with the existing software systems and solutions. At the same time, you also need to keep in mind a number of facts to simplify and accelerate enterprise mobile app development. Continue reading Important Enterprise Mobile App Development Facts→
Nowadays, enterprises upgrade their software applications regularly to meet emerging industry trends and improve user experience. Hence, developers have to monitor the changes made to the source code of enterprise software applications and explore ways to recalls older versions of the software efficiently.
In addition to monitoring and reviewing the changes made to an application over a period of time, the version control tools also help software developers to revert specific files or the entire project to a previous state. Also, these tools facilitate smooth coordination between large or distributed teams. Continue reading Ruby Version Management Tool Comparison: rbenv vs RVM→
Nowadays, consumers access the same software application on varying devices, platforms, and browsers. Your software application must functional flawlessly and deliver richer user experience across different user environments to become profitable. You need to perform elaborate software QA testing to assess the quality and user experience of the software properly. To assess the quality of the software properly, you need to perform various types of software testing – functional testing, performance testing, usability testing, integration testing, acceptance testing, and beta testing. Also, you have to repeat the tests across various devices, platforms, browsers, and networks to generate more reliable test results. Continue reading Why should you outsource Software QA Testing?→