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About Basil Tesler

Basil Tesler is an Editor-in-Chief for Web Space Station, an Illinois based software company. Web Space Station provides total IT solutions covering your most demanding technical needs. Our innovative approach works for you to increase productivity, improve customer service and reduce costs. And, we are dedicated to continually serving your needs through our outstanding and ongoing commitment to quality and support. See more information at http://www.WebSpaceStation.com.
Content Management Systems: Whats the Catch?

“Content Management System” (CMS) is an expression that is widely used in relation to Web site development and maintenance today. Maybe even more than widely: the search for “Content Management System” returned 2,190,000 results pages from Google. What’s so special about it? Is a CMS a must for any individual or company that owns a Web site? Can you do without it? If you know the answers to these questions, you don’t have to read any further – this article is for those who want to find out what a CMS is and whether they need it at all.

Software Development Project: Phases Overview

Most materials discussing the phases of a software development project are intended for the developers community. I decided to take a different look at the issue and help those novices who are going to outsource a software development project to an outsource service provider (OSP).

Choosing Your Outsource Service Provider

You have carefully weighed the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and finally decided to outsource your project. Is there a surefire way to choose an outsource service provider (OSP) that best fits your needs? Is there an established selection procedure that can be applied on all occasions? Is there a complete list of requirements that a potential OSP should meet? Even if this article doesn’t give you an affirmative answer to all these questions, it will help you avoid costly blunders.

Outsourcing a Project Overseas

You decided to outsource your project, you sent out Requests for Proposal, you evaluated the proposals that you received, and you finally found out that the outsource service provider (OSP) whose proposal best fits your requirements is an overseas company… Is it a disappointment to you?

Preparing a Contract With an Outsource Service Provider

When your in-house expertise and/or budget doesn’t allow you to implement a vital IT development project, it’s time to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. If you finally decide to outsource your project, you have to choose an outsource service provider (OSP) that best fits your needs. The next step – a most important and responsible one – is negotiating and preparing a contract.

Crafting a Request for Proposal

Crafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) takes a lot of time and effort. Gwen Hannah, President of Trillium Employee Services, says, “Writing an RFP can be a daunting task. Because of this, many people don’t devote enough time and energy in preparing an RFP. However, it’s very important to detail your requirements in this document so that vendors will know your needs and you will be able to quickly identify from their responses whether you want to schedule demos and continue discussions with them.”

Outsourcing IT Development: Advantages and Disadvantages

You can outsource almost anything. Maybe you don’t know it yet, but it’s true. A couple of days ago, when I was drinking coffee in the kitchen, my wife pointed at the faucet that was leaking big time. The good ole faucet was there when we moved in about ten years ago, and trying to fix it again didn’t make sense any more. Since I religiously believe in DIY, I bought a new faucet and set about working. When the old faucet was gone, I found out the metal pipe under the sink had to be replaced, too. There was no way I could do it without recourse to welding. I realized I was ready to outsource that part of the project, so I called the plumber.