The True Cost of Legacy Software and Other Legacy Technologies

According to a recent survey, legacy technologies account for 30% of most organization’s systems. Two-thirds of senior IT decision-makers believe that older software is not fit for purpose. And 80% think that not modernizing IT systems will impact long-term growth. This article examines the true costs of legacy software. Read on to discover the risks […]

The 12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto

Summary: number8 highlights the 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto designed to support development teams in implementing and executing with agility. The agile methodology started in the software development industry in response to the limitations of traditional software development principles. Eventually, companies realized that it could be used to improve project management, team management, and […]

What is a “Gazelle” Company?

Summary: Gazelle company is a phrase often tossed around to describe profitable businesses. But what does this term actually mean? ​ What is a Gazelle Company? Likening companies to animals is not uncommon. Big businesses, like Wal-Mart, are often referred to as “elephants,” whereas small businesses or mom-and-pop shops are called “mice.” However, the term […]

5 Ways Big Data is Driving Business

Summary: Since 2012, big data analysis for large companies has grown by 40%. Learn about the 5 cores ways it’s being used to expand business. We live in an increasingly digitized world. Many aspects of daily life are now online—news, products, social media, work, entertainment, and more. At 51 years old, the internet may no […]

What You Need to Know About Microsoft xCloud

Microsoft has announced that it will release xCloud sometime during 2020. This is its new streaming service for video gamers to instantly stream down to any device. This will include console games as well as PC versions. Through an internet connection, the games will stream directly from the Microsoft servers, thus avoiding the need to […]

6 Facts About the Cloud Computing Industry You Might Not Know

Summary: Learn about the cloud computing industry and how new developments are changing how companies do business. ​ For those of you still wondering what the cloud is exactly, think of it as a metaphor for the Internet. Cloud computing is simply a way of storing and accessing files online. One’s cloud can be accessed […]

Microsoft Edge: What to Know About Microsoft’s New Browser

Known for cutting edge technological innovation, Microsoft is always coming up with something new. In January 2020 the company released its new Edge browser. This is a spin off of Chromium, which is an open-source program. Microsoft Edge is very much like the predecessor, Chrome, and in fact supports the Chrome browser extension and has […]

5 Myths of Working With an Offshore Development Team

Summary: Working with an offshore development team is becoming a popular alternative staffing solution in the software industry. Not only does it reduce operating costs, but it allows a company to build a team at their own pace. However, offshoring work comes with its fair share of misconceptions.​ Here are a few common myths about […]

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