Category: Focus

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July 25, 2022

Synergy or risk? What investors need to know about application scalability

Any technology-focused investment strategy must consider and address scalability. But technical teams and private equity investors may have different definitions of “scalable,” making it difficult to understand how much growth the application can support without additional investment. The good news? You don’t have to be highly technical to understand the important components of scalability and …

Mike Bestvina

October 18, 2021

Reporting structure for high-performance product teams

Successful product teams drive innovation by receiving input from a variety of stakeholders, including sales, marketing and clients — and in many organizations, the product management team reports to the CTO. While this arrangement is efficient for early-stage companies that undergo frequent strategy pivots, it may cause significant issues as the company grows, including: Lack …

Austin Rowan

July 23, 2021

Standardizing UI frameworks unleashes scalability

Many web applications evolve over time. What was once the bootstrapped MVP of an early stage company grows to accommodate an ever-increasing number of use cases and business needs. This often results in the company’s application or platform employing a combination of disparate user interface (UI) frameworks like Bootstrap, jQuery, Angular or React.  Supporting multiple …

Austin Rowan

February 26, 2021

Business continuity planning – how businesses survive a disaster

Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and Covid-19 have underscored the need for disaster recovery and business continuity planning. According to U.S. government agencies, up to 40% of businesses fail to reopen following a disaster. Before we delve into the components of business continuity planning (BCP), let’s clear up the confusion about the difference between BCP …

Rocky Vienna

September 22, 2020

Successful adoption and change management

As organizations pivot to new realities — refining business models, adopting new technologies and adjusting to changing competitive landscapes — software teams are tasked with taking on a new vision and transforming the way they do business. “The best plans of mice and men often go awry.” Ensuring business continuity while in crisis management mode …

Russ Albright