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Five Ways to Protect Your Project from Scope Creep

If you’ve ever been involved in a software development project in any capacity, you’ll likely have experienced scope creep at some point. Even if you haven’t heard the term before you will know it when you see it. For consultants, scope creep tends to come from a client email, asking for an additional small feature to an already scoped project. For clients, it might come from a contractor, telling you that something unexpected has come up.


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What is a Digital Transformation Strategy?

Everyone thinks about the future of their business. Whether you're new to the game or you're a long-term player, you know that you must always look ahead to stay ahead. If you’ve ever found yourself considering another strategy to improve your business forecast, you must consider digital transformation. You only have to look around you to realize that the way people interact with the world has changed.


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Just a Little Note

It's that time of year again. Turkey, family, and all the technological distractions you've ever wanted. It's safe to say, most of us welcome the phone screens and online shopping extravaganza; compared to the old days when you had to have phone calls without seeing loved ones and wait to even see photos or *gasp* go to the mall for holiday sales! With the abundance of online deals and social media posts to scroll through, the last thing you want to think about is whether your data is secure and backed up or that your new online store is working properly. 


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The Benefits of Cloud Storage

Data is everywhere today. Data is even more valuable than oil. Think about the phone you have in your hand right now. There are hundreds of applications running on your phone with built-in backup settings to preserve, learn, and monitor your data. You don't even have to think about your personalized data being available to you on every other device you use after you sync everything. You might have even come to expect your data to regularly be available to you no matter where you are or what data format it is in. Many people utilize (and hoard) their stored data for sharing and work purposes every day. However, keeping data persistent, accessible, and most importantly secure, is not a trivial task.


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The Opportunity: SQL Server on Linux

Yes, you read that right. SQL Server runs on Linux. In fact, it’s been possible for a few years now! Since Satya Nadella took over as Microsoft’s CEO, the company has taken a turn in their approach to competitors (sometimes addressed as evils or even, diseases) who have now become allies.


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5 Microsoft Azure Services You Probably Didn't Know About

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that facilitates computing as a service which is essential, the essence of the cloud. Just like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform, it allows companies, organizations, and even individuals to take advantage of cloud computing. Companies traditionally host or lease their own infrastructure on their own web server with their own hardware. Additionally, the hardware is often leased along with support and management through a third-party dealer. Upgrades in hosting power always mean added expenses and/or additional hardware, requiring more dedicated space and equipment.


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Outsourcing vs. The Distributed Team

In the evolving world of software development and cloud technology, innovation has grown exponentially to keep up with the rate that applications are made and managed, and so does the underbelly of its workforce. As one of the managing partners in CSW Solutions, it is all too common to see daily offers like this one:


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CSW Solutions, Inc. is a Leading Chicago 2019 Developer!

Since 2005 we have provided services in custom software development, web development, and mobile app development to help businesses adopt cutting edge Microsoft Technologies. We strive to integrate business logic so that our clients have the tools to implement and manage their ideas. We have continued to deliver management solutions and services that tackle evolving business issues and our ability to do so has not gone unnoticed. We are honored to have been featured again as one of the top software developers and IOS developers in Chicago by Clutch!


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Migrating to the Azure Cloud - Overview

Nowadays, many businesses have at least one workload running in the cloud; whether it’s an email provider list, Office365, or a CRM like salesforce.com. However, cloud services may not be suitable for every business. While cloud environments are scalable and highly reliable, these must not be the only considerations in making a decision. 


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