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Software developers can do a wide variety of tasks, from fixing problems, to adding features, to building entirely new systems. You can save developers' time - and your money – by clearly describing what you would like them to change.
As far as debates go, the API (Application Programming Interface) vs SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) dispute has been pretty high on list. Here you have API purists who push that APIs are the way to go while SOA proponents have called API an extension of SOA. But are API and SOA really that different? Or are they more similar than some would like to admit? Let’s look at things from an Enterprise IT approach.
When it comes to outsourcing projects, there are multiple strategies that can be taken, staff augmentation and project-based engagements being some of the most common. While both routes share a final objective, there has been some confusion as to the extent to which each goes as well as their differences. Such distinctions are significant and shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s take a look at some things you can anticipate from both strategies.
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.