Why customers should not restrict themselves to Windows Azure?

If you are in the process of building a software application, one of the important questions you need to ask yourself is how are you going to host your application? Are you going to host it through on-premise or through cloud? If you are going to use on-premise, it is going to cost you a lot more than the cloud option. You will end up spending a huge amount of money unnecessarily which can be avoided if application is hosted through cloud. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform for building, deploying and managing application in cloud. It is well known to be a superior method to build and host your software application than traditionally through on-premise.

I have discussed few important facts here that you should be aware of before deciding to use Windows Azure services for building and hosting your software application. Continue reading »

Tags: Cloud

PASS Summit 2014 – II

The following is a continuation of the previous blog post PASS Summit 2014

Microsoft is changing the way we need to think about data. Microsoft has given us 3 good tools to work with big volumes of data. They are

1. Azure Data Factory – Retrieve data from the past
2. Azure Stream Analytics – Analyze the data in real-time
3. Azure Machine Learning – Predict the future trends based on the current data Continue reading »

Tags: Microsoft BI

PASS Summit 2014

We got a chance to exhibit at the SQL PASS Summit at Seattle. We are going to share some of the information about the events that took place during the summit through a string of blog articles.

During the SQL PASS Summit 2014, DBAs and other technical people around the world gathered to attend the sessions conducted on various concepts, tools and technologies like Power BI, Performance management, Azure etc. Most of the sessions were aligned towards Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, MS Office and other Microsoft related products. There were about fifty companies who exhibited their products/services in the Summit. Continue reading »

Tags: Microsoft BI

Why expecting huge cost savings from offshoring at the beginning might not work

One of the primary reasons why companies offshore their software development needs is the arbitrage advantage. But do companies start seeing huge savings right from the start?

Offshoring does give you enormous cost savings but not immediately as you expected. It takes time.

There are a number of reasons as to why it takes time before you see the real benefits of offshoring but the most prominent reason you need to consider is the cost of transition. Continue reading »

Tags: Offshore Software Development, Offshoring, Software Development

3 Ways To Make Outsourcing Work

You might have been taking your morning shower or having your lunch when this brilliant idea about a software product hit you and you had your eureka moment. You know it’s a great concept for your company’s next product, but you don’t have enough technical skill, time, or maybe your development team is already busy supporting your existing products.

What do you do?

You decide to outsource your software development – great idea!

There are three crucial factors that need to be considered in order to make your outsourcing successful. Continue reading »

Tags: Outsourcing, Outsourcing Software Development, Software Development