12 
February, 2020
| 8 Min Read

Understanding the Industry: What Is Cross-Platform Development?

Here at Baytech Consulting, we love to empower our clients by helping them better understand the software development industry. We know you don’t have the time or resources to become experts in this industry. We get it: you’re focused on making your business succeed, and that involves a lot of things that aren’t software development….

28 
January, 2020
| 7 Min Read

9 Software Technology Trends for 2020

The new year is here and the rush to be faster, better and more connected is on. Brands are focusing more than ever before on connecting with end users, incorporating machine learning tp better assess collected data and even the rise of 5G connectivity to speed information to users more swiftly than ever before. Expect…

20 
January, 2020
| 7 Min Read

Understanding the Industry: What Is a Software Outsourcing Company?

Software development as an industry can be pretty challenging to understand if that’s not the core of what you do. Here at Baytech Consulting, software development is the core of our business, and we want to help you better understand the way this industry works. One fairly foundational question that we hear from time to…

January, 2020
| 9 Min Read

11 Advantages of Software Development Outsourcing

What Are the Advantages of Software Development Outsourcing? Throughout a wide range of industries, outsourcing software development to a dedicated software development company has become a growing trend. But why exactly? What are the advantages of software development outsourcing? Full disclosure: Yes, this is a service we offer at Baytech Consulting, so yes, we’re in…

26 
December, 2019
| 15 Min Read

How do you estimate an Agile software development project?

Agile software development emphasizes the evolution of requirements and solutions through the collaborative efforts between the development team members and the project’s customers. These teams are cross-functional and self-organizing, standing in sharp contrast to traditional development teams. The Agile methodology advocates an adaptive approach to planning that values early delivery and continual improvement, even when…

16 
December, 2019
| 12 Min Read

What services does a software development company provide?

Software development is the process of creating and maintaining the various components of software, including applications and frameworks. This process takes the software from its original conception as an idea to its final manifestation, usually in a planned, structure manner. Software development may include many specific activities such as gathering requirements, prototyping, modification, testing and…

December, 2019
| 9 Min Read

What is Edge Computing?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to gather large amounts of data at the edge of a network. However, organizations must also bring the processing of that data closer to a network’s edge to take full advantage of it. Edge computing is a new approach to computing that helps organizations exceed the limitations…

27 
November, 2019
| 8 Min Read

Artificial Intelligence Opportunities and Challenges in Business

Artificial intelligence continues to change the way businesses operate, and this gradual transformation is full of many opportunities as well as many challenges. As with any new technology, there is risk involved, both in being too far out on the bleeding edge and in being the last holdout among competitors to adopt a superior innovation….

24 
November, 2019
| 7 Min Read

How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is changing aspects of how business is done today in exciting ways. And the promise of what this technology may be able to do in the future is all the more tantalizing. And it’s true. If you’re a big business, AI is, well, big business. It’s not uncommon to read or hear about…

18 
November, 2019
| 6 Min Read

5 AI Powered Workflow Enhancements Small Businesses Can Use Today

In our last few posts, we’ve been exploring how artificial intelligence is changing business today. Today’s post isn’t the best place to start on the topic, so let’s recap where we’ve been. We started with an overview of the ways artificial intelligence can help today’s businesses. We looked next at the opportunities and challenges that…

11 
November, 2019
| 9 Min Read

11 Advantages of Software Development Outsourcing

Throughout a wide range of industries, outsourcing software development to a dedicated software development company has become a growing trend. But why exactly? What are the advantages of software development outsourcing? Full disclosure: Yes, this is a service we offer at Baytech Consulting, so yes, we’re in support of it. But we’ve also been at this…

November, 2019
| 7 Min Read

Technical Debt and How It Impacts Your ROI

As with any type of debt, technical debt happens when you borrow from the future for today. You select a solution that will be fast and easy to develop — a solution that will get you past your major hurdles. But you know that the solution won’t be as elegant or well-optimized as it could…

24 
October, 2019
| 6 Min Read

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Businesses Today: An Overview

Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage in the business and tech communities these days. Everywhere you look, you find blogs, articles and reports that prattle on about “leveraging the power of AI to” do just about anything. Unfortunately, real understanding about what AI is and what it can do today seems to be quite…

20 
October, 2019
| 5 Min Read

State of DevOps

The way software is developed has changed significantly. The rise of DevOps as a guiding paradigm for software development has meant more applications are generated faster and better. In 2020, DevOps is poised to become far more the norm than the exception, driven by better investments in teams, cloud computing and organizational structures. According to a recently…

16 
October, 2019
, | 7 Min Read

The Role of a Project Manager in a Software Development

The project manager role has taken on a greater amount of prominence in the past decade. This is true across numerous industries, including the software development industry. Still, there is plenty of confusion about what a project manager does, as well as about what project management is—and isn’t. In this article, we’re going to look…

October, 2019
| 6 Min Read

What Are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)?

Understanding Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and How They Can Help Your Business Progressive web apps are getting a lot of buzz, but what does that mean for you? Are they the future of mobile interaction? Can they help your business? Our progressive web app client guide will help to answer these questions and more. What…

October, 2019
| 9 Min Read

Software Project Failure: Why It Happens, How to Avoid It

On average, three out of ten IT projects fail among companies that aren’t in the top 25% of technology producers (1). Of those projects that succeed, more than half of them eventually cost almost 200% of their original estimates (2). The IT sector is booming and IT projects are plentiful, yet as many as a third of…

29 
September, 2019
, | 7 Min Read

Artificial Intelligence in Software Development

Artificial intelligence is beginning to change and improve software development. Over the next decade, we expect this trend to continue as machine learning improves the capabilities of AI-powered systems that help with software development. Read today’s blog post to understand how artificial intelligence is already affecting software development and get a glimpse where things are…

17 
September, 2019
| 6 Min Read

Angular vs Aurelia: Who Wins?

The debate of Angular vs Aurelia is one that has raged since 2015. Like the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees, the two JavaScript client frameworks are fierce competitors. They were built with similar philosophies, however their stark differences set them apart from each other. While both assist developers in building modern applications for mobile, desktop, and…

September, 2019
| 9 Min Read

Mobile App Development Native vs hybrid

No matter the business that one may be in, mobile apps are becoming an increasingly important part of capturing and maintaining market share. With so many companies seeking to develop mobile apps, a hot topic over the last few years has been whether it is best to go with a native app, a browser-based web…

September, 2019
| 5 Min Read

Software Prototyping: What Is It, and Is It Right for You?

Software prototyping is one of the many services that Baytech Consulting offers. For many firms it’s the undisputed best choice for software development, especially when working with a vendor like us for that development. But we realize that some of our readers aren’t familiar with the term. What exactly is it? And is it something…

September, 2019
| 5 Min Read

Python Development in 2019: Current Trends

Python is an ever-increasingly popular programming language, and that trend continues in 2019 and beyond. Just how popular is Python? According to Github’s Octoverse research project, it’s trending high by all sorts of metrics. Measuring by repositories created, Python is #3 and is on a meteoric climb, behind only Java and Javascript. By some other measures of growth,…

22 
August, 2019
| 11 Min Read

The Pros and Cons of Software Development Outsourcing

Over the last 10 years, one of the hottest and most controversial issues in the world of business has been outsourcing, typically from developed countries like the United States to poorer, developing ones. This has especially been true in the world of software development where many companies have opted for the far-cheaper services of programmers…

14 
August, 2019
| 7 Min Read

Migrating to Event-Sourcing and Microservices

As late as the 1990s, most heavily used business applications were running on mainframe computers or powerful network servers. These programs were typically monolithic, with the entire program needing to run for every use case. While this worked at the time, today’s systems demand scalability, resilience and responsiveness that such older models often cannot deliver….