Software Development Innovations

Tips for Successful E-Commerce

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016 - Written by: Day Dosch

E-commerce is short for electronic commerce and can be defined as “a type of business model, or segment of a larger business model, that enables a firm or individual to conduct business over an electronic network, typically the internet. Electronic commerce operates in all four of the major market segments: business to business, business to consumer, consumer to consumer, and consumer to business.”

What Can SaaS Do for Your Business?

Posted on: March 21st, 2016 - Written by: Olivia Gregory

Business has seen the steady growth of SaaS (Software as a Service) solutions across all types of industries. Perhaps you’ve wondered as a business decision maker what SaaS can do to help make your operations more efficient and effective—leading to greater profit. We’d like to take a closer look at what SaaS is, why it’s so popular, and how you can pick a good SaaS product.

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.”

Using Your Expertise to Make a Difference: Ways to Volunteer in the IT Sector

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 - Written by: Tyler Gordon

Do you know someone who spends time volunteering on a regular basis? Maybe that person is you, or perhaps you’ve been thinking about getting involved in volunteer work. Everyone is busy these days—probably busier than ever before—so why take precious time and dedicate it to volunteer service? We believe volunteer service is a great way [...]

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.

What Skills Does a Great Back-End Software Developer Need to Have?

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014 - Written by: John Blomberg

The back-end developer plays an essential role in any software development company. What exactly does a back-end developer do? Well, to boil it down to a one-sentence definition, a back-end developer writes source code for a software project based on detailed specifications. The type of code written certainly depends on the scope and desired end [...]