Why Modernizing Your Legacy Software Is Like Renovating Your Home

November 17, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

Renovating a home is never as simple as it looks on paper. You can get an architect to draft up the blueprints for the new and improved home you dreamed up but once the project gets started things just have a way of going sideways, especially if you have an older home.

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The Seven Most Common Reasons Software Projects Fail

November 13, 2017
Rayne Fulton

Here at Clear Measure, we’re in the business of making sure custom software projects deliver the functionality our customers need. Whether it be a software modernization project or a new custom software build, we make sure our team completes the project to the customer’s satisfaction. Period.

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Quickly Analyzing a Codebase Before Refactoring

November 07, 2017
Pierce Bartine

Here at Clear Measure we are all about taking old software and making it new again. In doing that, we perform a lot of code refactoring - restructuring old code without breaking its functionality. This could, in some cases, call for some large rewrites of legacy components that still have to play nice with the rest of the system.

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The Top 3 Reasons to Outsource Software Development to a Local Software Company

November 06, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

If your company needs to create a new piece of software or refurbish an older legacy system, you may be deciding whether you'll produce the software in-house or outsource software development to an outside contractor. In many cases, hiring a local software company for your outsourced project can provide a variety of benefits from a quicker development time to a lower overall cost.

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Should your company use PaaS or IaaS for its custom software needs?

November 02, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

The tech world has always enjoyed throwing around acronyms to communicate complex ideas -- SQL for structured query language, SAN for storage area network, JSP for java server page.

Now the Cloud has introduced a new set of acronyms that could use some explaining. PaaS and IaaS are two such examples that are related yet highly differentiated in terms of what services you decide to locate in...

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The Case for Custom Software is Greater Now Than Ever

October 19, 2017
Laura McIntyre

When the Cloud arrived on the technology scene around ten years years ago, the fanfare very quickly became deafening. There were more than a few bold predictions about how the Cloud would disrupt the software industry. One of the predictions was that legacy technology would soon go the way of the dinosaur.

SaaS solutions began popping up seemingly overnight to challenge dominant software...

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How do you know it's time to fire your software development partner?

October 11, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

 

Picking a firm to help you maintain or modernize your software system is very likely one of the most important decisions you can make as a business leader. After all, the functionality of your enterprise software has far-reaching effects throughout an organization and can impact the top-line, bottom-line and everything in between.

Just as important, however, is recognizing when the folks...

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Three Signs your Internal Software Team Needs Outside Help

October 06, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

Many growing companies that rely upon legacy software for a significant portion of their business tend to have their own internal software staff. It just makes sense to have coding talent on hand to take care of the day-to-day development and feel some peace-of-mind knowing your business is in good hands no matter the time of day or night.

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5 Ways Using Onshore Software Development Can Help the Bottom-Line

September 28, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

The trend toward using onshore software development firms has been growing in recent years. So much so that The New York Times wrote an article about the reasons behind the shift.

As you’d imagine, cost has a lot to do with the recent surge in nearshore and onshore development work. As the cost of developers has grown in countries like India and China, the previous cost advantage there versus...

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Is your software helping or hurting your profitability?

September 21, 2017
Jeffrey Palermo

One of the big reasons to invest in technology is to automate tasks that can be done more efficiently and accurately by a machine compared a human. In other words, software handles the mind numbing, highly-repetitive tasks that are so easy to get wrong when human hands get involved.

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