The Process Of Software Development

June 20, 2017

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Many business people don’t fully understand the complexity of a software development process. It’s natural, since specialized books about development are read by developers and other IT people, and many others might still be referring to a software project as ”coding” or ”writing”. With better luck one might add ‘designing’ and ‘testing’. Quite inaccurate.

One can think of several metaphorical comparisons to describe software development, such as writing a book or building a house. Some of them are a good light in the dark, some are rather misleading. And while many people may argue whether creating software is an art, a science, or a precisely elaborated process, we’d leave that choice to someone else. It cannot be described sparsely. But we’ll try to give some descriptions and comparisons in a compact and clear way.

Do We ”Write” Software?

One of the common but rather vague things is comparing creating software with writing. Writing code, writing a book, and so on. You can start writing a book without a plan and go with the flow; with custom software development you cannot, unless developers do a rather small piece of software on their own – and for themselves. Moreover, an outsourced software project never starts


All About Software Piracy

June 10, 2017

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There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work.

Effects of Software Piracy

When software is pirated, consumers, software developers, and resellers are harmed. Software piracy increases the risk consumer’s computers will be corrupted by defective software and infected with viruses. Those who provide defective and illegal software do not tend to provide sales and technical support. Pirated software usually has inadequate documentation, which prevents consumers from enjoying the full benefits of the software package. In addition, consumers are unable to take advantage of technical support and product upgrades, which are typically available to legitimate registered users of the software. Pirated software can cost consumers lost time and more money.

Developers lose revenue from pirated software, from current products as well as from future programs. When software is sold most developers invest a portion of the revenue into future development and better software packages. When software is pirated, software developers lose revenue from the sale of their products, which hinders development of new software and stifles the growth of the software company.

Kinds of Piracy

End User Piracy –

Using multiple copies of a single software package on several different systems


All About Software Patenting

June 2, 2017

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INTRODUCTION

The concept of “intellectual property” in India over the last few years has taken on some epic proportions for a number of reasons. One of the primary reasons, attributable to the growing awareness among the urban Indian population, is of the significance and, more importantly, the commercial benefits in protecting its intellectual property rights both within and outside India. And under traditional principles of intellectual property protection, patent law is to encourage scientific research, new technology and industrial progress. The fundamental principle of patent law is that the patent is granted only for an invention i.e. new and useful the said invention must have novelty and utility. The grant of patent thus becomes of industrial property and also called an intellectual property. And the computer software is a relatively new recipient of patent protection.

The term “Patent” has its origin from the term “Letter Patent”. This expression ‘Letter Patent’ meant open letter and were instruments under the Great Seal of King of England addressed by the Crown to all the subjects at large in which the Crown conferred certain rights and privileges on one or


All About Coding Skills

May 24, 2017

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When it comes to product creation many aspiring internet marketers struggle to come up with ideas. Usually it comes down to a couple of things: 1) They have no experience and thus aren’t comfortable creating a “how to” product or 2) they lack certain specialized skills like copy writing or programming.

If that’s you (or was you) then you can relate. I know it was something I struggled with and many of my students struggle with the same thing. So when I’m coaching students on product creation I often suggest they create a simple software.

Software is great because it has a higher perceived value which makes it easier to sell. Oftentimes all you need to “sell” software is just show a demo of what it does. Which leads to another perk – you don’t have to know any super secret “loophole” that makes $x,xxx per hour in order to create a popular product.

Normally all it takes to have a successful software launch is to create a software that saves people time or helps to automate a tedious task…
But isn’t it expensive to outsource software?

Sometimes, but usually not nearly as expensive as you think…

But! There is a better way…

DO IT YOURSELF!

Yes,


Pros Of Software Development Business

May 19, 2017

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All businesses and organisations will typically need some form of software during their lifecycle. The types of software utilised by most companies range from applications that will enable better management of key organisational functions – Human Resources, Finances and Accounts, inventory and stock and even running projects, to more specific items of software that have a key purpose such as Content Management Software for use on company websites. Although these software applications can be purchased “off the shelf”, there are many business benefits that can be associated with choosing custom software development.

Custom Software Development is created for you

Developing custom software is a bespoke, made to measure process, which means that any applications and software programmes created as a result of the process will be entirely made for your company and its individual needs and requirements. Basically, a piece of custom made software is flexible and has the potential to fulfil your specifications meaning that it is easy to use and can be deployed throughout your entire organisation. Instead of having to make do with a ready made software programme or application, with customised software you can be sure that what you will receive will be entirely fit for purpose. There


ERP and Enterprise Software Technology

May 11, 2017

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As another year passed, the technology marketplace has been tumultuous in terms of adoption, trends, mergers and acquisitions. Large software players have broadened their portfolios and have started to target customers upstream and downstream from their typical customers. For the new year we have compiled a list of top technology trends – mostly for enterprise software. These trends include ERP, Social business, CRM, BI/EPM/Analytics, Collaboration, Project Failure/Success, Mobile and Security and others are the main areas of focus.

Looking back at the 2013 list of technology trends, most of them have come to pass and are still evolving as adoption continues to grow. Projects continue to fail, spending increases, infrastructures and applications are being remade using the cloud and other IT issues continue to appear and also be resolved.

Here is a list of what we think the top software trends will emerge in 2014.

1. Rise of BI/EPM/Analytic Vendors: This trend has become apparent as many new small start-ups have introduced some type of analytics or BI tool. We have seen very vertical specific solutions to broad all-encompassing software that can be customized by industry. A reason for this trend is that enterprise applications have become easier to integrate and require


Between Installed Software and Cloud Software

May 1, 2017

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As a pet business, should you choose installed software or cloud software for managing your business data? This single decision may significantly affect not only your profitability, but also your customer’s experience and your personal enjoyment of your job. Choosing the right software for your business can lead to more clients, more efficient operations, and a laid back environment for you to enjoy your pet business more!

Installed Software

With installed software, your business data is limited to your computer or network.

Most pricing models at first glance appear like a one-time only purchase, which can be at a high upfront cost, but reasonable when taking into consideration long term use. It is important to keep in mind that you will also need to purchase an annual support contract and that as new versions of the software become available, the old versions will stop being supported by the manufacturer meaning you need to purchase the new version. When considering this option; think of it more as chunk payments instead of month-to-month.

You will have control over when to update your software. Most companies send out updates every few months, which you can download manually from their website during after work hours so as not


Basic Project Management Software

April 27, 2017

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The use of project management software has become a necessity to every business today. Project management describes what the plan is and securing the right people and resource to plan, perform and deliver a project on time and on budget. The software has been widely used for handling projects efficiently and effectively to any type of industry such as IT, construction, architecture, sales and marketing, surveying, etc.

People involve in the management process are called the project team which includes the project manager and the team members. They use applications and tools to analyze, plan, schedule, track and manage projects to improve productivity and carry out the whole process of management. The software allows your company to get projects up-to-date, stay up-to-date and organize the data. Just remember that the software only assists the project team in the success of the project, everyone needs to work on every task and to whatever needs to be done. A project cannot be executed properly if one is working with the wrong plans.

The importance of project management has become more remarkable in today’s business life. The best project management software is actually one that meets or suits the requirements for the completion of


Things You Should Know About Software Asset Management

April 20, 2017

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Businesses make use of different system resources in order to increase organizational productivity and profitability. Different components of systems like software, software deployment tools, hardware, application programs, etc., are utilized according to business needs. Managing the computer resources becomes essential to make certain that the costs are managed to suit the benefits. Software asset management is the process of managing the buying, usage, maintenance and the disposal of software in an organization.

Software Asset Management (SAM)

It is done to minimize legal and associated risks and to ensure user productivity of software applications. IT personnel involved in this process identify the number of software installations in the organization, compare the data with the number of purchased licenses, and make certain that there are control measures to prevent any legal complications related to software licensing and purchasing.

Software inventory tools

These are the tools that make sure that the software programs purchased and deployed to the organization’s systems using software deployment tools are licensed. They track the number of software inventory installed in the systems and compare it with the number of licensed software. They act as a control mechanism to ensure no illegal and unlicensed software is used in business activities.

Software metering tools

These tools


Benefit of Telemarketing Software

April 14, 2017

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The effectiveness of the marketing strategies that a software firm makes use of is always something that is very important. When it comes to marketing software products and services, one would want to achieve success as the mere mention of software alone does not immediately attract more clients to the table. This makes marketing for most software firms difficult as some approaches do not work well in terms of helping them make sales. But if that’s the case, why not give something like software telemarketing a try? Software telemarketing is a strategy that other software firms make use of and to their expectations has succeeded in helping them out.

Software telemarketing is widely used for the services that it offers to software firms. Telemarketing firms that offer these services can become contact centers for client calls in terms of troubleshooting software problems or they can do lead generation services for software leads. On their list is also software appointment setting services, something which we will go into later. Now, how these services help software firms will be explained below.

Becoming a Contact Center – you may not have enough staff on hand to handle client calls when it comes to addressing their


Things Should Consider About Software Agreement

April 2, 2017

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Software licenses are legal agreements which are concerned with the use or distribution of computer software’s. Apart from software materials that are in the public domain all other software are copyright protected. The purpose of a license is to protect software from illegal sale, duplication or distribution by unauthorized persons.

Another aspect in which licences protection is through the creation of a confidential contract. In this type of situation, the license gives permission to the end-user of the software to use the particular software in one or more ways which would have been otherwise considered an infringement on the copyrights awarded to the owner of that particular software under the copyrights law.

A license has both a license and the expiry. These are two very different things. A license agreement may run from one to five years which starts from the invoice tax date but the expiry may be beyond this date as it is based on when the particular software was installed. Whenever software is about to reach its expiry date the program will give a notice that one needs to renew the software through input of a new serial number which is acquired when one purchases the renewed license agreement.

To

Successful Enterprise Software Deployment

March 30, 2017

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Organisations decide to select new Enterprise Software packages for a variety of reasons. Business growth may lead to the need for a more robust solution with wider functionality and the ability to deal with multi-site, multi-country operations. Legacy systems may be regarded as old fashioned and lacking in up to date functionality. Corporate acquisition may lead to the need for systems harmonisation across a group and a new group-wide strategy may be called for resulting in the need for a new system.

Once the decision has been made to proceed, then the selection process should aim to identify a product that will provide easy to use functionality, efficient business processes, will have management approval, user acceptance and a positive return on investment for shareholders/stakeholders. In today’s challenging economic environment, investment in a new system can help an organisation move ahead of the competition and although the implementation process may prove costly in terms of time and resources, the long term productivity and efficiency gains for the business can be significant.

Package selection is never risk free

Selecting a new Enterprise Software system can be


How To Choose Best Dance Studio Management Software

March 24, 2017

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If you run a dance studio, answer this question:

how many software applications do you use to organize your business?

Perhaps you haven’t gotten around to getting any dance studio management software to manage your business and instead juggle a bunch of applications such as spreadsheets, Word documents, and other individual applications to manage your business.

A Dance Studio Has Many Software Needs

When you break it down, your dancing business has many software needs including:

  • scheduling;
  • payment processing;
  • managing staff and payroll;
  • perhaps you sell products and services online (e-commerce – if not, you’re missing out on a great opportunity);
  • client contact management;
  • financial and sales reporting; and
  • marketing.

There are certainly individual software applications that can serve all of the functions above, but in my view, you can make your administrative and marketing roles much easier if you use an integrated, all-in-one software package that performed all those tasks for you.

The trouble is there is a lot of small business software out there – even software that caters to dance studios. How do you start your search for the best dance studio software for your dance studio?

6 Tips for choosing the Best Dance Studio Management Software

1. Choose Web-based software.

Web-based software is hosted by the service provider. You simply log-in to


Question To Ask Before Take Medical Billing Software

March 13, 2017

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Avoid buyer’s remorse. Do your homework before purchasing medical billing software for your practice or billing service. Review and think about these 10 questions prior to scheduling software demonstrations. Make your buying decision based on facts rather than emotion.

What are ALL the costs associated with this purchase?

When buying a medical billing software system, the software itself is only one of the costs in the total purchase price. Other initial costs include hardware, installation, and software training. Ongoing costs include software upgrades, technical support or maintenance, and electronic claims billing. These costs vary depending on the type of system.

Some desktop systems require expensive hardware. Web-based medical billing software has fewer hardware costs but higher monthly maintenance costs. Avoid costly surprises by obtaining all this information in writing prior to making a commitment.

Is the software easy to use?

A medical office is a very busy place. You don’t have the time to spend on the phone with Technical Support trying to figure out how to bill a claim or reprint a statement. Software should be intuitive and easy to use. Naturally, you have to expect to spend some time learning the nuances of your software, but most functions should be intuitive.

How long


Things About Lottery Software

March 2, 2017

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Before actually downloading or purchasing lottery software, it is better to read and understand its software review. Lottery software is essentially designed to help players pick their winning numbers. Since a 6-digit lottery game will give players a 175,711,536 to 1 chance of winning, some players are having second thoughts if they will push through spending few dollars for lottery tickets. With this, several software are being developed to increase a player’s chance of winning.

Most of the software brands being advertised basically have the same functions, although some have an edge over the others. With this, it is important for users to read lottery software review, mostly in the internet, to know the strengths and weaknesses of the software before using it.

Some software have a pattern analyzer for almost all lottery games like Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Pick 6, Bonus Ball and Power Ball. This kind of software will be beneficial for those who are playing all of these lottery games. It will be all-in-one software, in which players do not have to use different kinds of software.

Aside from an all-in-one advantage of some software, a number of players are particular on the user-friendly concept of the software.