Technology works best when it is focused on business solutions
 

Finding A Balance in Choosing Your Technology Tools

One of the challenges we face when building a new product is the selection of the technology.  Finding a balance between a homogeneous or mixed solution can be difficult.  On the one hand, a single vendor is easier to work with.  However, on the contrary, you want to avoid lock-in, and single vendor solutions often lack the features of one built using multiple tools. All-In-One Solutions In my experience, a single technology solution almost never works for custom solutions.  Tools like …

Cost Of Business – Components of Commercial Software

One of the first items of discussion with a client that wants to build an application is cost.  When they are new to the process, the cost is a complete mystery.  The wide range of resources available does not help this.  There are low-cost offshore providers all the way up to high-cost boutique firms.  However, the largest impact on the cost of an application is scope.  There are many components to consider, with some being more or less optional.  Let’s …