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Security in software outsourcing

May 07, 2015

One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about outsourcing a software project is related to data security, and this is exactly what we're going to cover today. Outsourcing started to rise in the mid '80s due to companies' needs to get rid of non-essential processes (in order to be able to focus more on core activities), to cut costs and improve production quality.... read more



Attractive software outsourcing destinations in Eastern Europe

Mar 19, 2014

The Asian region was regarded, for many years, as the only suitable destination for software outsourcing (customers were attracted by affordable hourly rates and smaller development time frames). However in the last decade a new destination has emerged: Eastern Europe. Countries such as: Latvia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Ukraine etc. made a name for themselves on the outsourcing market by providing a complete set of services - consulting, development, support, maintenance. So let's get to know better the top outsourcing destinations from Eastern Europe and see what are their strong and weak points:... read more



Romania - an attractive software outsourcing destination in Eastern Europe

Feb 25, 2014

Today's outsourcing market provides a wide range of outsourcing destinations and a high number of software development companies, so choosing an outsourcing company for your business can be a challenging and complicated process. If you search for a software outsourcing company in Europe, according to most Outsourcing Destinations Rankings, you should look at the following European countries: Latvia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Ukraine.... read more



Outsourcing: how to keep up with the competition

Jan 08, 2014

If at first, the economic climate forced more companies to outsource their IT departments towards outsourcing software companies, now outsourcing has become a viable solution for having access to a multitude of skills and expertise. So apart from being cost efficient, software outsourcing companies provide greater flexibility of the allocated effort, continuous support, as well as an entire set of services... read more



Software development: let's make it custom

Sep 09, 2013

We all want to have our requirements met immediately, but as a company it's even more important to receive personalized services, that are adapted to your day-to-day activities. A solution that responds to these needs is software development outsourcing / custom programming.... read more



...but what does software consulting mean?

Aug 15, 2013

What is software consulting? Software consulting is a service that helps other companies or self-employed individuals to meet their needs in terms of software infrastructure, development & support - by providing software solutions, creating custom software development solutions and providing training materials.... read more



The benefits of working with an ISO 27001 certified company

Mar 25, 2013

ISO 27001 is a security management system certification, defined by the International Organization for Standardization, that helps companies to keep under strict control security procedures within the company, as well as information security that surpasses the confines of the company.... read more



The benefits of working with an ISO 9001 certified company

Mar 12, 2013

ISO 9001 is a quality management system certification, defined by the International Organization for Standardization, that helps companies meet the requirements of their customers, win new business and achieve a higher performance level.... read more



Communication: a key element for reaching success when doing software outsourcing

Aug 27, 2012

In today's world, outsourcing is seen as a way to reduce costs and to increase the efficiency of a certain activity / department within a company. Also, today more companies are relying on outsourcing to custom-develop an application or improve a software product, to provide their customers with support ... read more



Flash vs. HTML5 analysis

May 23, 2012

HTML5 and Flash are two popular technologies that are used for creating valuable and attractive content on the World Wide Web. This article tries to shed some light on the HTML 5 and Adobe Flash differences and advantages, and to provide an objective analysis of the two technologies. ... read more



Manual vs. automated testing

Sep 15, 2011

Each approach (manual/automated) has its own advantages and disadvantages, but in the end the choice of using one of the methods or the other depends entirely on the type of software you are developing. ... read more



Lotus Symphony: the free office alternative

Feb 10, 2011

Regarded as a niche office suite, or as a free alternative to Microsoft Office, IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 proves to be more than that. Released for the first time in May 2008, as a freeware, the Symphony suite was constantly improved by IBM.... read more



The web gets closer to the desktop. Case study: WPF and Silverlight

Dec 21, 2010

If until now programmers were focused on the competition between Silverlight and Adobe Flash, now the point of interest has shifted to the battle between desktop vs. web applications, and in our article, between WPF vs. Silverlight. ... read more



SQL Server: the DBMS classic approach

Oct 18, 2010

When it comes to building a database the most important thing is to look for the appropriate platform which covers all your necessities. In most cases what are you looking for is: performance, scalability, reliability and productivity.... read more



To outsource or to insource?

Jul 28, 2010

For decades, the debate between choosing outsourcing over insourcing and vice versa has been standing without a clear answer. "Which of the two methods is the most suitable for an organization?" is still an unanswered question.... read more



ASP.NET: Advantages

Feb 24, 2010

When choosing a programming framework to use, the most important things are the benefits it brings, the support it offers and its reliability. The ASP.NET framework incorporates all these characteristics, aiming every time for performance... read more



The benefits of working with a Microsoft Certified Partner

Jan 05, 2010

The Microsoft Certified Partner accreditation (MCP) represents the acknowledgement that Microsoft has towards professional IT business companies that have a proven record of developing software applications, for both desktop and the web.... read more



How Windows came to be? - a Windows OS history

Aug 31, 2009

The term “Micro-soft” was first used by Bill Gates in a letter to Paul Allen in 1975, and a year later the trademark “Microsoft” was registered. Microsoft's destiny was determined when they landed the world's most famous business deal with IBM - to provide them with an operational system. This ties up, however, with the world's worst business deal... read more



Migrating from PHP to ASP.NET

Jun 17, 2009

When discussing the migration of a project from PHP to ASP.NET one has to take into consideration basic facts about the two development tools, like the underlying architecture and functionality, while maintaining a broad perspective over the features from both technologies, which will lead to a complete understanding of the reasons why such a migration should be done in the first place.... read more



PHP and ASP.NET - Making the right choice

Feb 25, 2009

If the past debate between PHP and ASP.NET was thought of as a biased comparison, due to the fact that the first was a scripting language, and the latter a fully developed web application framework, now the issue is a bit easier to discuss, since PHP has finally added a few OOP capabilities (still not a fully grown platform, but anyway an improved one).... read more



An alternative called Silverlight

Jan 20, 2009

Silverlight has been primarily advertised as a high tech product for multimedia online services. The demonstrations displaying Silverlight technology for multimedia have been more than convincing of its superior capabilities, with Silverlight displaying a strong part in video streaming.... read more



Comparing .Net with Java and other platforms

Jan 14, 2009

Though quite different in their design and implementation, both .NET and Java platforms and their associated programming APIs were designed with caution and precision. It is not a matter of chance that one of them has a feature that the other lacks, but is often the result of an intentional design implementation.... read more



Outsourcing the right way: How can software outsourcing help you reduce your risks during the financial crisis?

Nov 26, 2008

There's been a lot of talk lately about what outsourcing involves, for companies who use this method as a means to cut costs over some branches, or try to improve quality or production over other branches. While there is a constant contradiction through a lot of surveys conducted among outsourcing companies, with results showing different opinions on the same basis, outsourcing has nevertheless some truth about it... read more



Young gifted Romanians

Oct 20, 2008

Romanians have proved to be a constant appearance on the winners dais at most international contests for gifted youth in fields starting from philosophy to sciences like mathematics, informatics, biology, chemistry and even astronomy.... read more



Ajax technology - an introduction

Oct 13, 2008

Ajax represents a cluster of technologies that were so designed as to create a developer comprehensive and user-end facile language. At both ends, developer and remote user, Ajax creates and delivers rich web applications on a desktop application basis, providing lower bandwidth usage and speeding up loading page time by retrieving data from servers in the background of the page asynchronously.... read more



Comparison between software outsourcing destinations

Jul 17, 2008

It has become of great importance to be informed about the ongoing emerging companies in the outsourcing field since the market is being constantly refreshed by changes taking place in worldwide economy, politics and cultural environment. A few years ago... read more



Reasons for outsourcing

May 12, 2008

If you already know what outsourcing represents but still are confused about it's purposes and means of efficiency, here are some basic facts about the effects of outsourcing in your organization... read more



What is outsourcing?

Mar 05, 2008

If at first “outsourcing” was primarily referred to as the action of subcontracting certain parts of a business to a third party, usually a company which offered lower prices for such labors, in present days... read more






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