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SaaS or custom software?

SaaS is big business. It's exploding in popularity right now with businesses across the board. One projection suggests that the worldwide SaaS market will hit 113.1 billion dollars by 2021, almost doubling the size of the sector since 2017.

2020-03-26T15:11:46-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: software|0 Comments

Understanding empathy

Software development is a tough industry, and especially in co-developed projects, the scope and estimates can change dramatically. The expectation in software development that you're going to get a perfect timeline.

2020-01-14T13:32:35-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: General|0 Comments

Get Oracle Cloud $500 off

 Oracle's recent announcement of its Always Free services has been making waves. Other companies tend to offer a 12-month free trial of their services then start charging. Oracle has taken a different tack: offer the database and infrastructure free, but charge for the extra tools and functionality. The Autonomous Database service that's available in the [...]

2019-12-18T11:27:59-06:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: software|0 Comments

Business owner and technologist

There's a balance to be had between being a business owner and keeping up with technology. I love both. Those are the two main hats I wear, even though not all of our customers realize I have a technology background. I was using Oracle back when it still came on hard floppy disks. I started [...]

2019-08-22T10:31:41-05:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: software|0 Comments