"Independent Software Vendors" Posts

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6 Reasons to Rewrite An Application

According to the book Software Craftsmanship, an application should last longer than 10 years. Joel Spolsky goes even further to say that “the single worst strategic mistake…rewrite the code from scratch.” Developers, on the other hand, are quick to tell their customers  about rewrite needs when they feel that the code is a mess. But should you ever throw the […]

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Hosting Providers: Flip Your Business Priorities

Something strange happened on the road from on-premises software to hosted solutions. Indeed, hosting companies somehow think they’ll wind up competing with VARs and differentiating on price. Huh? Consider this factoid: 13 percent of hosting providers think VARs are their biggest market competitor — nearly equal to the competitive concern about Amazon (at 15 percent) […]