Business Automation

Budgeting for a Successful Software Project

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 - Written by: Tom Metz

Thinking about pitching a new software development project? You’ve got an idea and the team to make it happen, and success is (in your mind) guaranteed. But wait—think again. A study done several years ago by AIG Consulting found that for 68% of companies, project success was not likely: “Projects might succeed – but not by design. Based on the competencies present, these companies are statistically unlikely to have a successful project.”

An Interesting Synergy: Business Growth and Custom Software

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 - Written by: admin

We feel that custom software contributes directly to your business’s growth. Of course we believe this—we’re a custom software development group. But do the facts actually support our position?

It turns out that research is showing one-size-fits-all solutions are not as popular as they once were for mission-critical enterprise applications. This is not surprising, because today’s businesses are more innovative than ever before, pushing the envelope in many different ways. So it makes sense that the software needs of those businesses would be unique—and that the applications used would need to push the envelope as well.

An Eternal Debate: Outsourced or In-House Development for IT Projects?

Posted on: June 8th, 2015 - Written by: Mark Rizzo

INSite Business Solutions is a web development group offering mission critical software development for companies in a wide range of industries. So we admit that we may have a bias toward outsourcing development work—full disclosure is always good, right? But we’re not diehard proponents of outsourcing in every single instance: we really do believe that [...]

Mission Critical Enterprise Software and How It Affects Your Business

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 - Written by: Olivia Gregory

As a custom software development and consulting group, INSite Business Solutions works quite a bit with mission critical enterprise software. Our clients turn to us to develop and/or upgrade the software that is crucial to the continuation of their daily business operations. It’s a big part of our job, and we love it. Today we [...]

Communication Essentials: What’s Needed Between Your Business Stakeholders and Your Software Development Team

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 - Written by: Tom Metz

Some businesses have teams that do their software development in house, while others choose to outsource the work. Both routes have pros and cons, but one thing is constant regardless of which approach you choose: communication must be good between you as a business stakeholder and your software development team. If communication is either nonexistent [...]

How Has Web Development Changed in Recent Years?

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 - Written by: Tyler Gordon

Before we talk about how web development has changed in recent years, we probably should first define what web development actually is. Sometimes people might confuse web development with web design, but the two disciplines, though related, are not the same thing.

To Skunk or Not to Skunk?

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 - Written by: Tom Metz

Most American adults have heard the term skunk works at some point in their lives; perhaps you have even used the term in conversation or in business discussions. Today we would like to take a look at where skunk works came from, what it actually means, and how it relates to your business.

What is Internet telephony?

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 - Written by: John Blomberg

According to Margaret Rouse, manager of TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center, Internet telephony can be defined as follows: “Internet telephony is the use of the Internet rather than the traditional telephone company infrastructure and rate structure to exchange spoken or other telephone information.”1

Can Custom Apps Really Help Businesses Be Smarter?

Posted on: October 28th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

Sure, custom apps can modernize the way businesses operate. They can identify issues, improve efficiencies, heighten performance and automate tasks. But can they really make business owners and employees smarter? Yes, they can. Applications built to the specific details of business and data organize, analyze and present valuable business data so that it becomes knowledge. [...]