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What is SaaS and Why Should I Care?

Written by delaPlex
August 25,2015

"SaaS" is shorthand for Software-as-a-Service, a term used to describe software that is web-based. SaaS software is installed on the vendor's server, not locally on your computer. To access the software, users connect to the vendor's site via the web.

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What is Net Neutrality, and Why is it Important to My Business?

Written by delaPlex
July 07,2015

Net neutrality, in simple terms, is the concept that access to all content should be available to all users, and all content is offered at the same speed, with loading times subject only to the limitations of the users' modems and the website's design. In other words, the ISP cannot take...

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Healthcare Software: Is Your Outsourcing Company HIPAA Compliant?

Written by delaPlex
June 09,2015

The Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to help protect workers and their dependents who lost their insurance coverage due to a change in employment as well as to safeguard the confidentiality of patient's health information. The law requires any entity...

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Software Outsourcing: Avoiding the Communication Breakdown

Written by delaPlex
April 19,2015

With all relationships – be they personal or professional – communication is the thing that makes, breaks, maintains, harms, or supports the outcome.

A common mistake hiring companies make when outsourcing software development projects is assuming that certain things “go without saying.”

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Four Ways Phablets are Changing Mobile App Design

Written by delaPlex
February 17,2015

The word "phablet" is a hybrid of the words phone and tablet. In 2014, eMarketer, the digital marketing analysts, projected that the number of smartphone users would reach 1.75 billion by the end of the year. Tablets, however, have never enjoyed the same level of success. Smartphones and...

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How to Keep Your Outsourced Software Development Project On Track

Written by delaPlex
January 15,2015

Most often, the decision to outsource software development is based the potential cost savings and whether in-house staff members have the skills — and time — needed for the project. However, a bogged-down project can quickly reduce any financial benefits, whether from cost overruns or delayed...

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How Android Lollipop Offers Mobile App Developers More Power

Written by delaPlex
December 15,2014

In the battle between Android and iOS for North American market share, Android has repeatedly placed second. Time and again, studies have revealed that iOS users are far more likely to use their phones to surf the web, play games and make online purchases than Android users. Android Lollipop...

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Outsourcing Your First Mobile App

Written by delaPlex
December 10,2014

In certain contexts, not having a mobile app can be the equivalent of a business not having a website 10 years ago. Enterprises that want to grow, maximize profits and interact with customers must build an engaging experience for their customers, and a large part of such an experience is...

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Create Fast and Powerful iOS and OS X Apps with Swift

Written by delaPlex
November 13,2014

From the very start, Apple has been famous for doing things its own way. The company has frequently defied conventional wisdom to develop innovative products. The recent unveiling of Apple’s new programming language, Swift, is its latest development — and one that has programmers around the...

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Incremental vs. Conventional Requirements Gathering

Written by delaPlex
October 14,2014

Regardless of which development method is used for a project, the first step is always to gather the requirements. Just as no builder would try to construct a house without knowing the square footage, number of bedrooms and budget, you must first determine the size, scope and purpose of the...

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