Want to Increase Your Custom Software ROI? Trust Your Team

To have a successful project, you need to trust your team, and they need to trust you.

This is obvious on some levels. Your team must trust that they’re going to get paid, and you must trust that they’re not going to copy your whole database and sell it to your competitors.

But trusting your team should mean more than that. To achieve real, powerful teamwork, trust must go far beyond, “I know you won’t cheat me.” Read more on Want to Increase Your Custom Software ROI? Trust Your Team…

Choosing the Right Mobile Technology – Native, Cross-Platform, or Responsive Web

Choosing the right mobile technology approach for your project is extremely important. Should you go with native iOS or Android? A new cross-platform technology? A responsive web app? You don’t want to lose half of the potential audience by only building for one platform, but you have a limited budget. And you don’t want to invest in a technology that could disappear, or limits what your app can do, or, worse yet, has a very small pool of skilled developers who can help you. Read more on Choosing the Right Mobile Technology – Native, Cross-Platform, or Responsive Web…

Facing Knowledge Asymmetry & Finding a Software Consultant

When looking for software consulting services, people unfamiliar with development often suffer from knowledge asymmetry—the situation where one party knows far more about the topic at hand than the other.

This situation causes feelings of uncertainty and fear of associated with caveat emptor (buyer beware). And the result can be a painful relationship that often has one side or the other feeling like they’re on the defensive.

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Four Reasons Your Mobile App Needs a Web Back End

Building a modern mobile application can be an intimidating prospect. From establishing trademarks to choosing the right technology approach to planning your marketing campaign, there’s a lot to keep in mind.

One thing that’s easy to overlook is the web back end, but it’s essential to powering many of the experiences that customers expect from a top-tier application.
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Six Traits of Outstanding (& Outstandingly Successful) Clients

In over 15 years of consulting, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients and stakeholders. While many of them were memorable for different reasons, some clients have been truly outstanding in terms of our working relationship and what we were able to accomplish together.

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Three Reasons To Keep Your Frameworks Up To Date

Frameworks are constantly changing and evolving—especially open-source ones, which we rely heavily on at Atomic. And it’s not always easy to stay up to date.

Updates sometimes deprecate APIs or introduce new architecture patterns. These changes can require significant rework of a project, and they are expensive for customers. Nevertheless, updates are worth it. In the long run, the expense of keeping your project’s technologies up-to-date greatly outweighs the cost. Read more on Three Reasons To Keep Your Frameworks Up To Date…

Four Keys to Developing an IoT Mindset at Your Company

At Atomic, we’ve noticed an increase in the number of companies asking us for help with creating “connected” products (physical objects that are linked to the Internet and can send and/or receive data). It’s the new thing, and everyone’s feeling pressure to add their product to the list of 8.4 billion connected things already on the market. Read more on Four Keys to Developing an IoT Mindset at Your Company…

Introduce Human-Centered Design: Start Small and Start Today

Introducing Human-Centered Design doesn’t have to be complicated. It isn’t a monolithic process that has to be applied across an entire organization before it works. Human-Centered Design is a discipline, a way of thinking and framing context, that provides value incrementally throughout the lifecycle of product design, development, support, and beyond. You can start simple, wherever you are in a product lifecycle, and begin reaping value from it immediately. Read more on Introduce Human-Centered Design: Start Small and Start Today…

Six Leadership Roles that Can Make or Break Your Software Project

When you hire a software team, you probably have a pretty good understanding of the technical roles they need to fill: development, design, devops, testing, etc. But don’t gloss over the leadership roles—especially the ones that your team may be responsible for. Read more on Six Leadership Roles that Can Make or Break Your Software Project…