SaaS – Outlook for ISVs

Moving to on-demand versions definitely makes sense irrespective of what some of the billion dollar companies think. On the ground, what does it mean for the ISVs to transition to on-demand versions. It primarily means…

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Test Driven Development – Some practical tips

In an earlier post, I had touched upon TDD very briefly, and promised some practical tips on implementing TDD in a future post. Here they are… Having managed teams implementing TDD, I have learnt the…

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Defining Product Engineering

Developing a software product differs significantly from developing an IT project-based application. Although many software vendors know this, only a few consciously nurture and look for specific skill-sets and tailor processes to develop software products.…

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Is Product development Rocket science?

Most of us know that rocket science is a complex and fascinating subject, but is software product development as intricate or exciting as rocket science? Just as space advancements require a proper vision and detailed…

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Aspire Systems among the TOP IT Innovators

“Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress” – Ted Levitt Yes, I am talking…

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Is there a need for another ISV forum?

So, do we need another ISV forum? YES! There are quite a few forums / groups focused on the other aspects of software marketing, software sales (www.softwareceo.com), software business management (www.cio.com) and business strategy (www.sandhill.com)…

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Amazon EC2 Cloud Instance Types

Many would know that Amazon is one of the leading IaaS providers and they offer different configurations of server Instances such as Linux, Windows – Small, Medium, Large and so on. This is most common…

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Why Multi-Tenancy makes sense for BPO Applications?

Many would know that multi-tenancy is an architectural pattern where a single installation of the software can serve multiple tenants. The term multi-tenancy has been used widely in the space of SaaS and in fact…

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Cloud – “Think Out Of The Box”

This phrase is very true in the case of cloud. So long when architects design an application they always think about the resource availability in a given (hosted server or a cluster of servers) scaled…

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Do you know about Safe Harbor policy?

SaaS business model offers a fantastic platform to service the world market, irrespective of the location of the customer. Unlike the traditional model, SaaS software is delivered over an internet, which means people can access…

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7 Questions that can help you objectively decide on implementing Multi-Tenancy

In my previous blog I discussed about the business/technical aspects in single tenant and multi-tenant models. However, due to huge loads of information from various sources people are actually lost in deciding whether to go…

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Understanding the SaaS Maturity Models

There are totally 4 maturity models/levels in which you can deliver a SaaS application/product. Single Tenant In a single tenant model each of the tenants will get their own respective instances. There is absolutely no…

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