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The best questions to ask a developer about custom software development

So you’ve started to think that custom software development might be the best option for your company?

Not one of those elaborate 10,000 piece puzzles that take ages to put together.

You’ve watched for a while as processes stall and work gets delayed.

Plus, you’ve seen staff become more dejected as they get tripped up and try to work around commercial software that just doesn’t do the job anymore.

And you’re wondering how you ended up with such a complex software stack.

But committing to custom software development is a big decision.

#customsoftware #bespokesoftware

Clem Parsons
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Is bespoke software really the answer to my business’ problems?

Your company’s software stack should be like a jigsaw.

Not one of those elaborate 10,000 piece puzzles that take ages to put together.

More like a really simple child’s jigsaw where it’s obvious what each piece is, where it goes and how it fits into all the other pieces.

#bespoke-software #custom-software #softwaresolution

Matt Parsons
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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Is bespoke software really as secure as commercial products

Can you really rely on software security not built for you?

Nearly half of UK businesses were victim of a cyber attack in the last 12 months, according to the latest statistics released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

And it’s not just big companies who are being targeted.

About 20% of small businesses said they had been targeted by an attack in the two years to January 2019, according to stats from the Federation of Small Businesses.

#bespoke-software #custom-software #customdevelopment #builtsecure

Matt Parsons
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Custom software vs off the shelf development - which should I choose?

Custom software development involves the creation and deployment of software designed for a specific company, for a specific purpose.

Off the shelf development (or commercial software development) on the other hand, is software designed to complete a task, but in a more generic way, with the aim being to sell the software to the mass market.

In the early days of software development, commercial software did the job well enough.

#custom-software #bespoke-software #off-the-shelf #bespoke #software-company

Matt Parsons
Friday, August 7, 2020

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Our phone, the gateway to our digital identity

In our experience, there is a growing maturity around the security of IT Systems (both infrastructure and application) and while we think there is a long way to go, recent years has felt positive. GDPR has been an influence on this with the requirement that an organisation place emphasis on security by design and protecting data. Since IT Systems are growing better and less likely to fall foul of more straight forward attacks, attention has turned to people.

#Information security #mobile #digital identity #two-factor #mdm #authenticator

Matt Parsons
Thursday, November 14, 2019

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