In today’s world, all companies irrespective of the scale of their operations and sizes rely on a range of business software suites and SaaS to maintain the streamlined functioning of their operations. You’ll also need various software to meet the company’s current goals and objectives, and design future strategies for the long-term success of your business. 

Search around and you’re likely to come across a wide range of ready-to-go-software. However, these digital solutions may not work for your company because they are designed without keeping your unique needs in mind. Further, store-bought software may not have the flexibility to adapt to your specific business model. For this reason, you need customized solutions that are specially created for your company. 

To get the software you need, you can choose from the many development companies that design and deliver to meet your requirements. Or, you have the option of hiring an expert team of developers that can work in-house and provide you the software solutions you need on a day-to-day basis. Think about it! The positives are many. You can get a hand-picked bespoke team to customize programs specifically for the company needs. And, deal with the glitches as and when they come up.

Given a choice between hiring a software development company and in-house designers, what would be a more viable choice? More importantly, how should you choose the right company that can integrate perfectly with the requirements you have in mind?

How about we answer some of the most important questions you’re likely to have before you make your choice.

1. Is Hiring a Software Development Company More Cost-Effective? 

Software development companies like Veltris have a large team of professional developers that are experts in your targeted market and niche. We are not only knowledgeable about the most sophisticated of technology, but can also provide you market-specific expertise that can prove to be indispensable for your company. Once you sign up for the services of our company, you’ll have an entire team at your disposal without the need to hire individual experts to handle the various aspects of software development.

Hire designers to work in-house in the company, you’ll find various overhead costs that can be easily avoided. For instance, you’ll pay employment taxes, medical insurance, vacations, and sick leave. In addition, you may have to pay for regular training sessions for your team. So they can keep abreast of the latest developments in the digital world. 

Also add up the costs of the advanced hardware you’ll have to provide to your team along with office space, development tools, and other essentials. You’ll find that you end up spending 30% or 40% more on the costs than if you were to hire the services similar to the kind provided by a high-grade software development company like Veltris.

2. Can Digital Companies Design the Customized Software Solutions I Need?

 At Veltris we understand that the one-size-fits-all philosophy cannot work for all businesses. You’ll need software products that match the kind of services and commodities you provide your customers. We study the requirements of your company and design software that is perfectly aligned and integrated with those requirements. We work with you to understand the strategies you’ve designed for your company and the methodology you’ve adopted to help objectives materialize. 

Software development is not a task for an individual coder but needs an entire team including a Project Manager, Designers, Developers, and QA personnel. We are well aware of the factor, and also have onboard independent testers who run the programs to identify bugs and glitches.

3. Can the Digital Company Help Me with the Evolving Needs of My Business?

Businesses are living, evolving entities that are constantly growing with new products and wider scopes of services. When you work with our digital company, you can rest assured that our team will manage the evolving needs of your company with the required software. You can request for specialized talent to deal with particular aspects that you need at the moment. 

At Veltris, we offer you the flexibility to assemble the team you need according to your needs without the need to spend the time and effort in screening and hiring developers. Did you know that according to statistics gathered by Glassdoor, business owners may take up to 35 days to evaluate and hire the right coding specialist for their company? Eliminate this waste of time and valuable hours by simply contacting our development company and updating us about your latest requirements. We’re recognized as a top Software Development Company on DesignRush

In an intensely competitive world, it is vital that you stay 10 steps ahead of other businesses offering similar products and services. And, having state-of-the-art technology like the kind we provide can help you to offer the best of services that can go a long way in winning and keeping your clientele. Most importantly, your company will have complete ownership of the product to eliminate the possibility of duplication and misuse. 

4. Can the Development Company Give Me Access to the Talent I Need?

Working with a professional development company like Veltris can give you access to a wider pool of talented coders. And, this is possible because agencies like ours are not limited by geographical constraints. You can have highly trained developers working for you irrespective of where they are located on the planet. This factor allows you to tap into the largest pool of skills available out there. Rely on us, a professional digital company to bring this immense talent pool together and make it available for you.  

When hiring developers, one of the biggest challenges you may face is not knowing the right talent to hire for the specific needs of your business. The hirees you choose will also need time to get oriented with your company objectives and prove that they are capable and trustworthy. But, when you consider Veltris, we’ll invite you to screen us on the basis of the past projects we have delivered with ease. We’ll also provide you reviews from businesses we have worked with before. Make your decision to hire our company based on the deliverables we have proved we can provide.

5. In Case of Emergency Situations, Isn’t it Feasible to Have an In-House Team?

Emergencies like software breakdowns are critical situations where you absolutely need experienced professionals who know exactly how to contain the damage and minimize the fallout. At Veltris, we’ll remain in constant communication with you to keep you updated on the extent of the damage and the steps we’re taking to help. You can safely trust in our transparent reporting protocols and efficiency in handling difficult issues. 
When it comes to investigating information leaks, inviting third-person evaluators gives you a clearer picture of the source of the breach and the entities responsible for it. We’ll also advise you on the measures to adapt to avoid such occurrences moving forward.

Hiring a Digital Development Company Could be a Better Option!

While you can build an in-house IT team to take care of the software requirements of your company, the process can be fairly time-consuming and painstaking. Further, you will need patience and an in-depth understanding of how software work along with knowledge of the right skills you should hire to develop the solutions. 

For an entrepreneur or company owner who is not well-versed with the digital world, a more workable solution is to hire a team of experts like Veltris. Rely on us for economical software products that won’t need you to break the bank. You can also rest assured that the software solutions you order with us will ensure the speedy movement of your company’s goods and services to help you maintain that all-important competitive edge in your particular sphere. 

What sets our software products apart from the rest is that we focus on standard processes like “Agile” and “Lean” when designing the initial framework for the product. These processes provide complete ownership, and assurance that no loopholes are overlooked that could potentially result in unfortunate security issues. Further, our products go through rigorous testing by third-party users before we declare it ready for deployment and release. 

Opt for Veltris, and we’ll provide you economical, speedy, and advanced solutions. We ensure the streamlining of your company operations – at present times and in the future.

Basics of Developing Chrome-Friendly Websites Basics of Developing Chrome-Friendly Websites

Google is undeniably the smartest search engine to the inquisitive eyes, channelizing information corresponding to the users’ queries in a single click. Along with precise channelization of web information, Google, through its browser Chrome, also carries the potential to clearly mark the secured and unsecured websites. Thus, Google is focusing on gifting its users a standardized solution to achieve favorable results.

HTTPS: The preferred protocol

HTTP is the most commonly used protocol for accessing any website pages through the web browser. Using this application layer protocol, every communication happens over plain text. It gives a possible chance to the hackers for illegitimate access between the browser and the website. To address this issue, HTTPS was introduced. HTTPS keeps the information in encrypted form between the browser and the website.

Chrome encourages users to use and validate HTTPS standards for their websites. HTTPS standard encrypts the channel of information from the browser to the web server. Thus, data from the secured HTTPS websites can never tampered by anyone. In comparison, the HTTP websites are unencrypted and may lead to a possible hack into the users’ device. Moreover, malicious viruses and malwares can be a severe threat for the users. To ward off users from visiting such unsafe websites, Chrome’s 68th version will be launching in July with an extremely helpful new feature, which distinctly displays “Not secure” in the address bar for any HTTP website. This will persuade users to use the secured and encrypted HTTPS websites to serve their purpose. Google aspires to emphasize on the importance of HTTPS standards with the addition of this feature and subsequently giving a boost to users’ safety.

With an alarming increase of cyber-crimes, Google has taken up this initiative that moves the world towards a safer internet. Chrome had embarked on this realistic journey long back to warn users against unencrypted websites. Chrome’s announcement to indicate the unencrypted HTTP websites as “Not secure” has raised an alarm for all HTTP websites to migrate to HTTPS standards.

Chrome’s new policies will assist in protecting a large chunk of data on the internet that is extremely sensitive, additionally educating users about the websites they can trust. A browser is the only client-facing tool and with Chrome distinguishing which websites are secured and which are not is a big boon for end users.

Key practices for a successful Chrome-friendly Website

In addition to the HTTPS standard preferred over HTTP, Google’s also lists out a few more key practices that assist the search engine to crawl, index and understand a website’s content to list out the most desirable links for possible answers. Google refines the results accordingly and removes those links that do not comply with their standard guidelines. Google’s intelligent Search Engine Optimization provides the best links under the search results matching conditions :

  • Responsive Web Design

Google ranks website designs that are highly responsive to mobile and tablet screens as well. Any website capable of handling requests from hand held devices would rank higher on the search results. It is essential that a website loads properly and efficiently across devices. There shouldn’t be any hindrance in the website performance while being viewed on any form of device. Any user that views the website should always be satisfied with the website design, performance and content across platforms and devices.

  • Homepage

Information oriented website having an impressive homepage is the core requirement for an SEO. This means that every website should use the common keywords that the crawler will usually type on the search bar for results. Using those keywords in framing sentences on a homepage is a good idea but they should not occur unnecessarily. Google bans those website that try to trick users with their unethical practices to improve the website ranking.

  • Avoiding irrelevant keywords

Never flood a website with popular keywords that are irrelevant to the website context. This can risk the website display under Google search results. In addition, using hidden text or links is a deceptive step and violates Google’s guidelines.

  • Static Text Link

Static Text link are more preferable than links created through JavaScript or any other features. Many browsers block unnecessary javascripts or require permission to run dynamic content. A static text link is easily recognized by any browser and does not demand additional user actions. Static text links are identified by any search engine and are thus useful in bumping a website towards the top of a search result list.

Preventive steps for every Website

Apart from the above mentioned directives, Google also suggests the following steps that help in ensuring that there are no limits to what a website can accomplish:

  • Continuous monitoring of websites by their owners against any vulnerability such as hacking. It is extremely important to remove the hacked content that is misleading to users.
  • Remove user generated spam immediately, if it is displayed on your website.

Google’s Webmaster Guidelines is the epitome for a successful and search friendly website. It gives a comprehensive solution for systematizing a website that wants to expand its reach to prospect followers. Moreover, Google has now initiated some of its refined solutions on Google Chrome browser to suggest users against visiting unsecured content.

Introducing WAL 2.0 Introducing WAL 2.0

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

Here at Veltris, you’ll find that Walt’s quote has been printed out and tacked above my desk. Not only does it speak to the philosophy behind our brand, but it’s words that everyone, regardless of industry, should try to live by.

Back in 2009, product design was still just a budding idea. The digital bubble had burst and any lingering dreams of Silicon Valley’s “tech boom” evaporated away- kind of like the last gold rush. I grew up here in the Bay Area, but starting at Goldman-Sachs after college, I found myself following a different path. Through it all, I kept looking for something more: an opportunity.

Tech was my chance to try and learn something completely new. My first real foray into startups, Boutine, established a platform to showcase online womenswear boutiques. While growth was strong and we ended up raising some solid investment, the project was eventually acquired for its technology. Assembling a tech team to build Boutine wasn’t easy to begin with, but it was developing our process to build and launch a product that took the most effort. As I started to consider the options for my next move, I realized the opportunity I’d been searching for was sitting right in front of me.

We started with a couple of clients and soon grew those to double-digits. By the end of the year, we had over 30 people on staff. It’s incredible to think that we’ve now grown into a company of over 120 in just under four years- and we’ve tapped into the of one of the greatest communities in the world: The San Francisco Bay Area.

If you asked us to define the most important values to our team, we could talk about how we’re true partners in the entire process of product development, from start to finish. We could tell you how we’re the experts and have the resources in place to take on any sort of project that is sent our way. We could do that, but I believe that sharing our insights along the way, through all the bumps in the road, our highs and lows, our successes and our progression, would be a much better opportunity to convey who we really are — both as individuals and as a brand.

So I invite you to read a little more about us, as we take on the new challenge of putting our expertise out there for the world to see. Yes, it’s just a blog, but we’re eager to share who we are and what we’re all about.

President of Veltris

Cheesing with the team; that’s me on the right.

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