Product Owner vs Project Manager vs Scrum Master: Who Do You Need When

Whether you are new to IT outsourcing or have successfully completed several small engagements, you probably know this: good team composition is key. However, in the haste of meticulously choosing the right software development talent for your team, a lot of business owners forget that supporting managerial roles also matter a lot. At the end…

101 Series: Which NoSQL System Best Suits Your Business Needs?

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 daily and which at present just quietly wanes. Prior to choosing a solution, you should comprehend the…

101 Series: How to make your microservices more reliable?

Microservices are a new trend in software development. To reduce the infrastructure cost and increase horizontal scalability, systems become more distributed: they now often consist of several independent parts. These parts run on separate servers, interact through the network and scale independently, and are oftentimes developed by separate teams as standalone products. But making systems…

101 Series: Benefits of Microservices Architecture

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. It’s an approach of developing an application as a set of independently deployed, loose coupled small-sized services that communicate with standard mechanisms, such as REST…

101 Series: Key Service Models in IT Outsourcing

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…