Offshore testing centers (OTCs) provide clients with quality assurance (QA) and testing teams to improve and ensure software quality, operations and usability. As the global IT outsourcing market flourishes, many companies are taking advantage of offshore OTCs to support their in-house development teams, improve QA and testing, and save time, money and resources.
Mobile application development is flourishing with the increasing sales of smart phones and tablets, so savvy businesses are ramping up engagement with mobile users. But many businesses are not prepared to invest in hiring internal mobile app developers since building these applications is highly specialized and costly work.
One of the great principles of Agile Development is “self-organizing teams.” There is, however, a common misunderstanding that project leaders don’t need to be involved with these teams. This is not true, especially in the software development industry.
Scrum methodology, a project management technique that’s ideal for software projects, divides a project into smaller working sections managed with a tightly knit team approach. For those who wonder whether or not they are practicing Scrum, certified scrum trainers, like Alan Cyment, have said: “If you are following all of the framework rules, you are.
Outsourcing software development in a global market has many potential benefits. Outsourcing software development allows organizations to adopt technical partners with specialized expertise. This can enable an organization to focus on core functions without the need to maintain additional skill sets in-house, when they are only needed for certain timeframes or projects.
There’s an increase in the number of business stakeholders championing agile development, and it’s easy to see why. Agile development delivers market advantage in a sluggish economy where the competition for sales dollars is fierce.
Your customers want it and your business needs it; an application strategy for engaging mobile users with your brand or business. But building the mobile apps that are going to add real business value takes time and IT resources that you may not be able to spare.
Offshore collaboration means that your IP is passing through the hands of people you don’t know, through networks you don’t control. And because your IP can account for as much as 80% of your business value, an IP breach can be financially devastating to your business.
Startup costs can be a real pain in your bottom line, and venture capital will only get you so far in funding your great business venture. Being smart about how you spend your startup dollars is one way to ensure the financial viability of your fledgling business.