Paperless Office – Reality or Myth?

The term “paperless office” goes back to the 1970s. Back then, it was rather a prediction, some fantastic idea that was supposed to turn into reality in 40 years.

Forty years later, we can see how much has changed. Considering the development of digital technologies, the term paperless office is mentioned more and more often. Many companies and environmental protection activists promote the idea of an intelligent future office where operation processes are run with maximum efficiency while being in line with corporate social responsibility. Continue reading

Outsourcing in Software Development: Rock-Paper-Scissors of Service Models

Software development outsourcing has been around for many years. Still, it is worth starting with the basics—service models. There are different models you can use to outsource the development, testing, or maintenance of a software product, but they are all based on the three primary approaches: staff augmentation, dedicated teams, and project-based outsourcing. These models are like the rock-paper-scissors (or healer-DPS-tank of the MMO world, if we consider more modern on-line games) of outsourcing: There is no “best” model. Depending on your needs, one beats the other, and we need them all to reach a balance in outsourcing software development tasks. Continue reading