What You Really Need to Know About Lean VS Agile

Figuring Out Where You’re Headed AND How to Get There Building software that solves a customer’s problem requires simultaneous focuses on the product owner, end user, and the product itself. The customer we have today, or think we want today, may not be the customer we end up targeting at all. And the same is true for the product; you’re …

The R&D Age and TIDE

I was recently pondering the relationship between old style Research and Development and how R&D fits into today’s conversation about TIDE and the digital transformation that is coming about. Do you remember the late 70’s/early 80’s when owning a personal computer first became possible but justifying the cost of ownership was tough, even for a business? When the desktop computer became …

CareTrader Provides Healthcare Transparency

CareTrader™ was founded in 2014 by Dr. Donald C. Beringer, orthopaedic surgeon, physician leader, and Chairman of Surgery, to become the first Transparency Marketplace in health care. Dr. Beringer founded CareTrader™ with the vision of an online and mobile application where health care providers can post their services and prices so that consumers can make better and informed healthcare choices. …

BBB Accreditation

CabForward℠ Earns BBB Accreditation This week, CabForward℠ announced its recent accreditation by the Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. As a BBB Accredited Business, CabForward, founded in 2008, is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace. “We are pleased to be a BBB Accredited Business because we value building trust with our customers,” said …

CabForward Business Philosophy

CabForward℠ is a web and mobile software application design, development, and training company located in sunny Austin, Texas. We specialize in test-driven development, user-driven design and pristine code. Startups trust CabForward because of our core expertise in developing rugged high-performance software applications that secure flexible, highly available, and highly scalable applications for our clients. Our agile approach to customer-involved development …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

Google Drive Now Converts Microsoft Docs

Virginia Backaitis recently wrote “Psst, Microsoft: Look What Gmail Users Can Do Now,” for CMSwire. She points out that Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the cloud, and they’re both pretty sure that providing services around content is key. Google, of course, is trying to disrupt Microsoft’s control of large accounts through their Office products. Google provides a …

Entrepreneurship in TIDE

We have discussed in previous posts how the opportunity for business entrepreneurship has broadened tremendously in recent decades as advancing technology has enabled digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. Your next door neighbor may have an idea for the next market-changing wizzy-whig, and is on the internet searching for off-the shelf, market-proven, components, and someone to put them together in a …

What is DevOps?

DevOps, a combination of the words “development” and “operations,” is more of a philosophy than it is a process. At its core, it’s simply about better collaboration between development and operations teams. Its purpose is to help an organization rapidly produce digital software products and services and improved deployment frequency, which can lead to faster time to market, lower failure …

Combining Technology, Innovation, Disrption with Entrepreneurship

Disruption and Its Role in TIDE

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, defines Disruption as radical change due to the introduction of a new idea, driving a different way of doing things, in a revolutionary way as opposed to an evolutionary way. Others call it “creative destruction.” Disruption is happening all around us, particularly in the knowledge and flow-of-information fields. We have made some inroads into industries that …

CabForward℠ Security Story

We all trust software with our daily lives; calendars, reminders, finances, safety, security, social and business communication, shopping, researching, and recreation. We love our applications and the freedom and capabilities they give us.  And, unfortunately, there are those who misuse software to take advantage of others through phishing, scamming, hacking, and other black hat techniques that defraud. cheat and steal. …