When you first start a business, you discover that you need various software to keep things operating smoothly. Some of the software will be off-the-shelf products that flawlessly suit your needs. However, there will be situations when the software you purchase will not match your requirements and will hinder rather than help you. How will you be able to tell the difference?
A Written Information Security Program (WISP) is documentation that describes the security controls, processes, and policies of an organization. In addition, a WISP is a roadmap for an organization's IT security that is required by law in several states.
A Written Information Security Program is intended to provide your organization with solid security procedures that not only reduce the likelihood of a breach but also limit your liability if one occurs.
The decisions you make as you lay the groundwork for your new business can have long-lasting impact. Some are limited to the early days of getting your business off the ground, but others can make the difference of whether you fail or succeed. Once your business is running, you have very little time to analyze the impact of those decisions on internal and external operations.
People have grown accustomed to having all of their digital needs met promptly with the push of a button, which has resulted in the recent growth in the custom web application market. This demand for immediate satisfaction may seem unreasonable to you as a business owner. Still, if you can't offer your customers what they want when they want it, it can reflect poorly on your competence and, as a result, your business.
We've come a long way from the days when computers only had one version of software installed on each system via CDs (or its earlier precursor, the floppy disk!). Today, there are endless types of application software, or apps, to suit every need and purpose. As a result, applications have become ingrained in our daily work, life, and social activities. While you may use an app like Microsoft Word or Excel on your computer, a web application is software or a program that you can access through any web browser without having to download or install it.
We recently launched several projects for clients in the financial industry, including a new web-based software for a wealth management firm. The financial industry, or fintech, presents a unique set of challenges that we are able to tackle at Provisio. So, what exactly is involved in developing custom software for the financial industry?
So, it’s time for your company to invest in a new website.
It’s tempting to jump in with both feet, but there are a lot of questions you should ask to ensure your new website is built to be exactly what you need for your business.
But first, why do you need to ask these questions?
Reason 1: Scope Creep
It’s usually a big, exciting day when your new website launches. The process of getting there may not be as exciting, but it’s crucial for making that launch day a success. In the past, the most common method for developing software was the waterfall model: clients listed each requirement and every functionality. Then the whole workflow model was finalized before the development process even started. Once the development was underway, the client only got to see the final product with little to no change taking place during the development cycle.
When you are investing in a new software development project for your business, you expect that the work will be completed on time and on budget. But according to multiple studies, over 50% of software projects fail. What can you do to increase your chances to beat the odds?
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.