Do individuals have a right to control their online profiles? Should big internet businesses be allowed to secretly collect data on their users? The new California Consumer Privacy Act says “yes” and “they shouldn’t”. Here’s how the law could affect the way you do business by creating a new frontier for internet privacy.
These days, it seems like any time you click to a new website you face a pop-up warning about the company’s privacy policies. Where did all these warnings come from? Does your business need to change its website too?
When you are putting together a plan for a new piece of custom software, it can feel like the sky’s the limit. Web-based solutions can solve many problems facing tech-savvy business owners. But if you shoot the moon, you could quickly find that scope creep has broken your budget and put your release far behind schedule.
What is Scope Creep
“Scope creep” is a concept used by project managers in the software industry when the requirements of a job change over the course of the project.
Planning a new business website can be exciting, and overwhelming. If your business relies on a variety of proprietary software subscriptions, the idea of starting from scratch on a custom software option may seem like a recipe for trouble. But what if you could have the best of both worlds? By integrating proprietary software into your custom web solution, you can improve customer experiences, streamline productivity, and avoid costly retraining.
A custom software solution often doesn’t come cheap. While there are strategies to keep the budget low, business owners often must invest in their development team to get the solution they want. So how do you know the money is worth it? How do you measure the ROI of software projects?
Chances are, if you have ever tried to add a plugin on your website or had trouble with a social media site, you’ve gotten a message telling you needed an API. But what are APIs anyway? And why does it seem like every app and website needs them?
Look at your computer desktop right now. How many programs do you have running? How many tabs are open in your web browser? If you are like many small business owners and managers, you use a host of different programs, websites, and applications to make your business work. But what if a systems integration audit could declutter your desktop and improve your company’s efficiency?
When you’re a business owner looking to improve operations through a custom business software project, you have to keep one eye on the bottom line. You need to know the project you need will be delivered on time, and on budget. But over time, it can be easy to let added features or delays push you past your estimate. Here’s what you can do as a business owner to keep your business software project on track.