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SourceBold Receives Best of Provo Award in the Software Category

SourceBold Receives Best of Provo Award in the Software Category

SourceBold is proud to announce that on November 4th it was awarded the 2015 Best of Provo Award in the Software Company category by the Provo Award Program.   Here is the full press release from the Provo Award Program:   Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sourcebold Receives 2015 Best of Provo Award Provo Award Program […]

Startups Looking for More for Their Buck

Startups Looking for More for Their Buck

Many of SourceBold’s current clientele are startups. This is because startups are always wanting to get more for their money, which is one of the biggest benefits when outsourcing. Recently, an article in Entrepreneur outlined a list of 25 successful startups who have used outsourcing to help them get the most of their money: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247462 […]

Flash Fizzles On Firefox

Flash Fizzles On Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has defaulted to blocking Flash in its browsers as of this Monday, July 13. Mentioned in an article on CNN. This news comes after a spread of malware and remote attacks on people’s computers by the hacker group, Hacking Team. This group used exploits in the Flash code to gain access and put […]

Utah’s Median Wage for Systems Software Developers Reaches >$90,000

Utah’s Median Wage for Systems Software Developers Reaches >$90,000

Utah’s software developer market continues to be on fire, causing salaries to steadily increase with it. The Salt Lake Tribune cited a recent study that showed the median salary of an applications software developer to be at $79,440 and the median salary of a systems software developer reached more than $90,000. Over the last decade […]

What is a CMS (Content Management System)?

What is a CMS (Content Management System)?

A CMS or Content Management System allows site owners or webmasters to easily update content without needing knowledge of web scripting languages such as HTML or CSS. Examples of common CMSs include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. For websites managed by CMSs you need only an understanding of the specific CMS admin pages. This is advantageous […]

How do I Build Wireframes and Mockups?

How do I Build Wireframes and Mockups?

Author’s note: This is the last of three articles about wireframes and mockups. The first article covered what wireframes and mockups are, the second article discussed when to use wireframes and when to use mockups, and this last article will cover how to do wireframing and how to do mockups. So you want to build […]

Should I do Wireframes or Mockups?

Should I do Wireframes or Mockups?

Author’s note: This is the second of three articles about wireframes and mockups. The last article covered what wireframes and mockups are, this article discusses when to use wireframes and when to use mockups, and the last article will cover how to do wireframing and how to do mockups. So you have a website or […]

Wireframes v. Mockups – What’s the Difference?

Wireframes v. Mockups – What’s the Difference?

Author’s note: This is the first of three articles about wireframes and mockups. This article covers what wireframes and mockups are, the next article will discuss when to use wireframes and when to use mockups, and the last will cover how to do wireframing and how to do mockups. On at least a weekly basis […]

Software Development You Shouldn’t Outsource: Part II

Software Development You Shouldn’t Outsource: Part II

In a previous blog post we covered the topic of two roles you should never outsource. Just like there are certain roles that you shouldn’t outsource, there are also certain software projects that you shouldn’t outsource: Sensitive Government Work – We know of more than one potential client who can’t outsource because the software they […]

3 Steps Every Company Should Take To Hire A Developer

3 Steps Every Company Should Take To Hire A Developer

Finding great talent is only part of the battle in hiring a developer, whether local or offshore, internal or outsource. The other part is making sure that the talent you find truly is great. To do this you need to build a recruiting process to verify that technical talent. There are a minimum of 3 […]

Two Roles You Should NOT Outsource in Software Development

Two Roles You Should NOT Outsource in Software Development

In the last three months SourceBold has worked with multiple prospective customers who have told us that they didn’t believe that their development project was a good fit to outsource. To their surprise, we have agreed with them, even though it meant losing a prospective customer or project. However, we have found that it is […]

The Black Box of Software Architecture

The Black Box of Software Architecture

For many entrepreneurs, especially those with more business than technology focus, understanding what goes into software architecture and what you should expect in return is difficult. Software architecture is a skill only a select few highly skilled software engineers are able to do well. As it requires more than just knowledge of a software, technology, […]

Outsourcing, Still On The Rise

Outsourcing, Still On The Rise

A recent article entitled ‘TCS and Capgemini Prove There’s Still Life in the Offshore IT Model’ reports that two big firms, TCS and Capgemini, have seen growth in their offshore staff as well as revenues. Capgemini saw growth in its workforce in India of 15% in 2014 to 55,000 employees. Additionally, CEO of Capgemini India […]

Little White Lies Are Like Bird Droppings On A Windshield

Little White Lies Are Like Bird Droppings On A Windshield

By this time I’m sure you have heard that last week Brian Williams was suspended from the news for exaggerating events that occurred while he was covering the Iraq War. The media has shown how Brian Williams’ stories slowly evolved over time to be more incredible than they were. The worst part for Brian Williams […]

StartSLC: Showcasing Utah’s Strong Startup Scene

StartSLC: Showcasing Utah’s Strong Startup Scene

The SourceBold team had the privilege to attend the inaugural StartSLC conference last week. The conference was a 3-day festival connecting startup companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and the technology community. In total there were 66 different break-out events and more than 4,000 people attended. As a company, SourceBold was excited to attend first because we […]

The Developer Dilemma: Hiring Senior Developers In A High Demand Job Market

The Developer Dilemma: Hiring Senior Developers In A High Demand Job Market

How To Hire Senior Software Developers When There Is More Demand Than Supply [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Chances are if you have tried to hire an IT professional in the US market, you have experienced first hand the high demand and lack of supply of experienced developers, server admins, security specialists, technical officers, and other IT professionals. The market […]

Evaluating Geo-Political Risk When Outsourcing

Evaluating Geo-Political Risk When Outsourcing

A recent story on public radio highlighted a real-world outsourcing issue that must be considered by companies planning to outsource. A start-up company called Kato received $2 million in venture capital to build their company. One of the largest costs they had to allocate this $2 million towards was hiring software engineers. After careful consideration they […]

Top 3 Reasons Why People Choose To Outsource Software Developers

Top 3 Reasons Why People Choose To Outsource Software Developers

People choose to outsource software developers for really three reasons: mitigate the risk of building their own in-house team, gain access to expertise that may not be available to them locally, and gain a more affordable workforce than sourcing locally. These reasons apply to all types of outsourcing from back office to software development to […]

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – But Annual Goals Do

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – But Annual Goals Do

Welcome to 2015, a new year full of wonderful potential! I love that each January people everywhere look introspectively to reflect on changes and improvements they can make in their lives. I believe that each of us can make a new beginning or have a new birth and lay aside old habits and mistakes whenever […]

Outsourcing Myth Buster: My Developer will Steal my Code

Outsourcing Myth Buster: My Developer will Steal my Code

If you are outsourcing for the first time, you likely have the concern that your outsourced developer will steal your proprietary code. This is a very legitimate concern, because your company is spending good money  to build a unique product and you don’t want someone else to steal it. Additionally, you have likely heard horror […]

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