Reliability and Resilience

The Difference Between Reliable and Resilient Software

Why does it matter? App objectives and priorities differ from enterprise to enterprise and customer to customer, but one thing remains: everyone wants their digital applications to work. As a customer, you want to be able to do things online at a convenient time. As a business organization, or a provider of a service, you want your customers to to be able …

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 …

Believe Me Account Screen

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 …

Silvercar and TIDE

  CabForward℠ is aggressively monitoring the TIDE of digital transformation that is happening all around us. New technologies and innovations are empowering today’s entrepreneur to bring fresh ideas to the market that often disrupt entire industries and affect our daily lives. One such idea is Silvercar, a relative newcomer to the car rental business that is shaking up that entire industry …

TIDE Disruption in Home and Business

We are continually amused and delighted by the digital transformation in home and business that we see coming to market as we continue the discussion about TIDE . . . Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship. It’s all about how technology has evolved to enable entrepreneurs innovate and disrupt how everyday tasks are accomplished. Here are just a few of the changes …

TIDE of Change

Inevitably, in the digital app development world, CabForward℠ is involved in a lot of discussions with budding entrepreneurs about ideas for new products that could potentially change lifestyles, even entire cultures, around the globe. Digital transformation pretty much goes with the territory. Often those ideas are detailed and examined close up in a Discovery Session, where the idea owner meets …

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 …

Parrot Bebop Drone

Consumer Grade Drones Grow in Popularity

The government is still wary of them, but filmmakers, journalists, wanna-be nosey-pokers, and the kid in most of us, all clearly want hobby level consumer-grade video drones.  Proper names for commercial and military drones include unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA).  We created some specialty mapping software for use …

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 …

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 …