To achieve long-term success, any company should try to gain a competitive advantage. The efficient way to achieve this is by using external expertise and gaining extra agility in operations. The two main approaches to improving your operational performance are offshoring and outsourcing, especially in IT. Get to know the difference between these two approaches to scaling your operations.
Outsourcing is an integral part of today’s software development market. As both the demand and costs keep climbing, it makes perfect sense to explore the alternative ways for launching new applications faster, better — and cheaper. But is it realistic to attain all three parameters at once? Can you outsource product development and still retain a competitive advantage? Let's find out together.
One of the keys to outsourcing success is pre-planning. After all, no matter how experienced the selected IT vendor is or how brilliant your new developers are, all your efforts will fall flat if your company lacks the proper operational procedures and infrastructure for engaging with these people. Learn how to conduct an IT outsourcing readiness assessment from this post.
In this article, we’ll guide you through the product discovery workshop essentials, explain why you can achieve a better outcome with a remote session than with a physical one, and walk you through the basics of an efficient product discovery process.
Whether you are new to IT outsourcing or have successfully completed several small engagements, you probably know this: good team composition is key. So whom should you pick to lead your team – product owner vs project manager vs scrum master? Let’s unravel this together!
Ever commissioned a service only to realize later that it wasn't what you needed? When a lawnmower forgot to mention that it is you were responsible for providing the equipment, the whole experience is frustrating, but not much of a loss. However, when it comes to outsourcing software development, a suboptimal service model can cost you significant revenue.
Microservices architecture, or simply microservices, is a software architectural style that has grown in popularity in recent years due to high demands in performance and increasing usage of cloud platforms. Get to know the key benefits of using microservices for your applications from this post.
Microservices are a new trend in software development. But making systems distributed has its costs. One now needs to handle network delays, failures of separate nodes, bandwidth limitations, and more. Fortunately, there are also approaches, addressing these issues and we discuss several of them in this post!
Is your (or your end client’s) business growing rapidly? We certainly hope so! But to have an edge on your IT-savvy competition, you need to start making sense of the plethora of business data which your enterprise generates. In this post, we walk you through the best NoSQL systems to back your big data analytics initiative.