Why Software Rewrites Often Fail – and How “User Goals” Can Fix Them

Over the last few years, Atomic Object has gotten more and more inquiries from companies who want to replace old custom software. These programs are often written in antiquated languages that few of today’s developers know. And most are dramatically below today’s standards for how software should look and act.

Unfortunately, it’s become clear that replacing an old system is often much more expensive than developing a completely new custom software product. Read more on Why Software Rewrites Often Fail – and How “User Goals” Can Fix Them…

Working with Atomic After Our Initial Engagement – Three Options

So, your product development engagement with Atomic Object is nearing an end. At this point, we have finished and launched your MVP, worked through your scope-controlled budget for app updates/improvements, or handed the reigns to your internal team. You now have three distinct options for continuing to work with us.
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Six Software Startup Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

At Atomic, we are often approached by entrepreneurs who want to start a new business. Their ideas involve technology, are creative, and cover everything you can imagine—like building a service business on top of Uber, or starting a niche e-commerce website focused on a specific group of  people. Some are copies of existing successful companies with a slight tweak. Others are trying to use new technology to corner a marketplace. Read more on Six Software Startup Mistakes & How to Avoid Them…

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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