Interop and MobileCON: First Impressions and Summing Up

Traditionally, fall is a very busy time of year for Auriga. In October, our experts took part in two large industry events in the US.

InteropThe first October event on Auriga’s agenda was the world’s largest independent IT conference and exhibition—Interop. Organizers and participants of the exhibition focused on innovative solutions to help businesses make the best use of the technology tools available today. According to the event’s participants, the top priorities for this year are mobile security, cloud services, and mobile cloud services. Continue reading

Ethical Walls in Software Development

As a company grows its expertise in a certain area, it is only logical that it would like to utilize this expertise more in order to grow the business. At the same time, new clients would also like to take advantage of this expertise. It looks like a win–win situation, except that sometimes it means that you gain clients who are direct competitors in a specific market niche. This predicament might raise a conflict of interest if you do not make intelligent decisions to prevent it. Continue reading

Meet Auriga at the Mass TLC Innovation 2013 unConference

MassTLC_UnConferenceAuriga welcomes you to join us at the MassTLC Innovation 2013 unConference hosted by the Mass Technology Leadership Council on November 1, 2013, in the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

This participant-driven event is unique, in that it does not have the panels, keynotes, advertising pitches, and sponsored presentations typical of conventional conferences. The agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the unConference. Innovation 2013 will feature around 100 user-generated sessions with a focus on open discussions. Continue reading

Software Development Outsourcing for Innovative Companies

I have already touched recently  on the topic of outsourcing software development for new, innovative products. My experience tells me that many companies do that and reap all the benefits, though at the same time, many, especially start-ups, are cautious in following this path. And I can understand the reasons: You worry about how having the knowledge about the product concentrated primarily on the provider’s side could affect your exit strategy and investors’ trust. Besides, you don’t hear much about success cases—it’s almost always under strict NDAs, probably for exactly the same reason: Nobody sees outsourcing as a factor that increases the value of a company, and so most prefer to keep it under wraps, away from the press and analysts. Continue reading