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insight by Dave Mastrella ~6 min. read

The Hidden Costs of Going Offshore for App Development

It's not always possible to develop apps in-house, and many business owners decide to outsource this process. Outsourcing to offshore developers can be very appealing when comparing development cost estimates with U.S. providers. In fact budget estimates from off-shore providers may come in at less than half! Why wouldn't you consider them?

7 Things to consider before offshoring your app development
Insight by Julie Maurer 5-min read

The Latest Trends in Mobile App Integration with IoT

You've probably heard references to it for years but, just what is the current trajectory of mobile app integration with the Internet of Things (IoT)? Technology is an ever-changing and ever-evolving thing. What may be the latest and most advanced trend at the moment can get succeeded by something better in a matter of days.

Learn the trends in IoT and mobile app integration
insight by Craig Lamb 5-min read

What to Look for in a Software Development Partner

I’m sure we can all relate to the elusiveness of 100% certainty in something, especially something you have never taken on before such as software development. Adding technological advancements to your product or creating web or mobile apps to enhance customer or employee experience can be a highly strategic move to keep up with the competition. 'Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind.' But where to start? "Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind." But where to start?

How to ensure success working with tech geeks
Insight by Marc Mastrella 7-min read

Predictions for the 5G Impact on Mobile App Technology

There's been a lot of hype lately about 5G networks. You've probably heard or read that 5G is next generation wireless network technology that’s expected to change the way people live and work. While it's been reported that 5G service is expected to be nearly 100 times faster than 4G, what will this really mean for technological advancements in industry and just how will that impact the consumer?

Learn how 5G will change mobile app technology
insight by Dave Mastrella 7-min read

The Growing Trend of Self-Service Mobile Apps in Retail

Whether for customer service or mobile shopping, self service mobile apps are, now more than ever, a growing part of retail. Self-service apps are becoming the norm in the retail world. If you run a retail company, you need to start considering the value in these apps if you don't already use them.

Find out how these service apps change business
Insight by Craig Lamb 5-min read

The Power of Prototypes

Craig Lamb, co-owner of custom software development firm, Envative, provides his number one “go-to” recommendation for anyone engaging in a software development project. Whether it be for a new product or application or an overhaul to something that’s existing, read on to learn the true value of prototyping BEFORE a line of code is written for your project.

Learn the biggest risk to a software project
insight by Craig Lamb 5-min read

The Demise of the Software Cowboy

Billy the Kid may be considered the most infamous cowboy in history. He began his career in crime at the age of 15 by robbing a Chinese laundry. Dedicated to his craft, he developed amazing skills in robbing and shooting, as well as disappearing and eluding the law. He seemed unstoppable. What does this have to do with the evolution of software development?

Read why today's lone coder just isn't enough
insight by Marc Mastrella 6-min read

Top Benefits of Custom Software For Your Law Firm

No matter what industry you work in, efficiency is one of the most important traits of a successful business. This is particularly true regarding law firms, as saving time will directly lead to generating extra revenue. There's plenty of scenarios where law firm software can drastically increase the firm's overall efficiency. But, not everyone is aware of what it can be used for. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered. Let's take a look at everything you need to know.

Find out how custom software benefits law firms
insight by Dave Mastrella 5-min read

7 Emerging Real Estate Technology Trends That Are Changing the Industry

These days, the world of technological advancement is moving at the speed of light – quite literally. Fiber optic cables relay information back and forth at light speed. Artificial organs help transplant patients get a new shot at life. Innovative new building materials help us construct stronger, more sustainable buildings. The real estate industry is no exception to this technological revolution.

Read about 7 tech trends changing real estate
Insight by Dea Corsi 5-min read

Explosion of Innovation - a side effect of pandemic

A recent article published in the Rochester Business Journal comments on the unexpected impact on companies seeking out new ways of doing business or products to solve previously unforeseen problems. Article author, Joseph Stefko, uses Zoom as an ideal illustration of the sudden explosion of technology to solve immediate needs. "Zoom’s a perfect example. Founded in 2013, it had grown to a respectable 10 million subscribers by February 2020. Three months later, it has 300 million subscribers, an astonishing increase of 2,900%."

Learn why covid-19 ignited innovation
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