Open Source VS Proprietary Software

The Battle: Open-Source Versus Proprietary Software

Open Source Software Rules the World A recent study indicates that eighty percent (80%) of businesses embrace open source software over closed-sourced proprietary software. Price used to be the most important reason businesses selected open source, but that is rapidly changing. Open source provides stronger security than proprietary software and offers better quality. Eight out of ten companies today choose open source based on …

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App Disrupts Movie Distribution Industry

“Let’s make an app for that!” Michael B Allen, Alex Carroll and Will Bakke founded Austin-based Riot Studios in 2010 after they had produced the documentaries, Beware of Christians and One Nation Under God while in college. Their work struck a strong chord with a big audience, and their team had a great combination of business and creative tools when …

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 …

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 …

How RideScout Changes Local Transportation

RideScout is providing vast transportation options to bustling communities. Getting from point A to point B in the United States is easier than our ancestors ever envisioned. The introduction of the personal automobile removed most barriers to personal and family mobility, creating today’s situation where the majority of drivers commute in 5-passenger vehicles with only a single occupant. Many drivers …

Software is Eating the World

Business Reasons for Open Source Software Are Changing

Open Source Software Continues to Eat the Software World. In fact, a recent study indicates that eighty percent (80%) of businesses embrace open source software over closed-sourced proprietary software. It used to be that price was the most important reasons businesses selected open source, but that is rapidly changing. Matt Asay of ReadWrite reported last April that open-source software, once …

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Reflections on the Waterfall Method of Software Development

I was recently reflecting on the Waterfall Method of Software Development, and enterprise-level Intranet projects I had designed as a business consultant for a custom programming company in years gone by. Intranets are restricted web-enabled assets of a company that are only accessible to authorized users who navigate strict security precautions to gain access. We used to think of the …

Mobile devices are altering our life and work styles

How Things of the Intranet Disrupt Industries

Intranets are restricted web-enabled assets of a company that are only accessible to authorized users who navigate strict security precautions to gain access. We used to think of the intranet as being a private, secure, portion of the Internet reserved for a company and its employees. Intranets change constantly because organizations are continually experiencing change and their intranet has to …