Software Development Trends for 2021

5 Software Development Trends for 2021 2020 has been a relatively good year for technology and software development. Companies such as Zoom witnessed record growth, and the sector saw relatively low levels of employment and a strong job market. Consequently, software developers have enjoyed a significant amount of job security that has been difficult to find amid the COVID-19 pandemic. What does 2021 hold for the technology sector, though? Read on as we discuss the top software development trends for 2021. 1.    The Rising Popularity of Low-Code/No-Code Low-code software allows you to customize applications and software with a minimal [...]

Things to Consider before Signing that MSP Contract

Signing up with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a big commitment. There is a trend underway where more companies are turning to MSPs.  With expanded services and products offerings, it is increasingly a good idea for a company to use an MSP. Still there are long commitments and potentially thousands of dollars a month. Companies need to look past the sales pitches and consider the finer point of the contracts before signing the dotted line. Here are some insider tips from individuals who work with MSP contracts and services. Measuring Downtime How does the vendor measure downtime? Does [...]

Every Company is a Software Company

You cannot pick up a report from Gartner, McKinsey or BSG without hearing how your busines needs to “Digitally Transform”. As digital transformation becomes more and more mainstream, every business needs to understand one simple fact – regardless of what you are selling, all companies are software companies to some extent. Don’t believe us? Read on as we discuss the importance of business technology and how a company that incorporates software and technology in their operations can build a competitive advantage over the ones that do not. What is Digital Transformation? Digital Transformation is a broad term and has different [...]

Decide Consulting Announces STEM Scholarship Winner

Decide Consulting is proud to announce the winner of our 2020 STEM Scholarship winner - Abigail Penfield of the University of Missouri. Abigail is studying Biomedical Engineering and plans to graduate in 2023.Besides being an excellent student, she is active on campus. She is part of the Mizzou Engineering Student Council, the Public Relations Coordinator of NAESC and the Marketing Chair for TEDxMU. Her submission about why she wanted to pursue Biomedical engineering captured everything we hoped to hear from a student. Abigail responded to the scholarship by saying "I'm incredibly grateful for this scholarship that will financially assist me [...]

10 Good Tech Courses to Start in Quarantine

Now is a good time to start learning some skills for the next portion of your career. Here are some popular courses offered by Udacity. Udacity offers several “nanodegrees”. A nanodegree is a combination of 2-4 courses. Each course designed to be completed in about a month of part-time effort. They are reasonably priced. Prices range from $1000 – just over $2K. They are offering some discounts during the COVID period. It is a good time to expand your knowledge base and prepare for the next round of information technology projects. AI For Business Leaders You’ll develop foundational technical [...]