With the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) there has also been an increase in the acquisition of work-related applications. While such methodology is a good thing in terms of flexibility and productivity, there are security issues to consider. With sensitive data being stored alongside publicly available apps, the possibility for security breaches increases. Luckily there’s a little resource known as Mobile Application Management (MAM).
For almost as long as software as existed there has been a big debate between prepackaged software (also known as off-the-shelf software) and custom software. Which is better? Of course there are arguments in both directions. However, when one considers constantly changing business needs, overall value and overall costs, custom will come out on top.
Green computing has been around for a while now, but there are still many ways in which one can improve their green efforts. With all the talk flying around, one can assume that most everyone knows how a green strategy can be applied to the tech and equipment required for computing. I even highlighted some ways to be more green friendly a couple years ago. At the same time, there are other avenues that are equally important, but not emphasized nearly as much. One of these is green software.
Often times, a company will decide that they need software or a mobile app, but they have no idea what they need to do in order for this to happen. The usual course of action is to put someone with technical abilities in charge of the project. though they still receive guidance from upper management. A situation such as this can be difficult as upper management will want answers, but they haven't gone though and answered all the questions. Software is one product where you can't do that. You have to go through all the questions. You can't just say "Hey, this is what I want. How much will it cost?" There are a lot more variables that go into getting a realistic cost estimate.
Since it's initial development, cloud computing has stretched to encompass many different facets. As is, practically everything has or will have some extension of the cloud. However, when one considers extending the service to development environments, is that really a wise decision? It depends on who you ask. For some, hosted environments offer advanced avenues. For others, such endeavors will prove to be impractical and insufficient. How do you know if Hosted Development Environments are worth pursuing for your company? The pros and cons of course.