A quality-assurance study of the top ten multimedia edutainment titles already selling in the marketplace found 84 bugs hidden among their respective installers. As a result, more and more industry leaders are now finding that outsourcing their deployment is the prudent alternative. Typically, installer bugs stem from a combination of issues described by the first two of the following four categories. Other problems of a more general scope that affect your bottom-line stem from a combination of all five.
- The RUSH Factor—quick turnaround doesn't have to mean a rush-job—it
means getting it right the first time
- The KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE Factor—hire the most experienced application
infrastructure engineers in the industry
Our top engineers rotate between new software development and Consulting Services projects, enabling them to bring knowledge of the latest technologies and a thorough understanding of our clients' needs to everything they do.
- The COST Factor—it costs less than doing it yourself
Reputable software companies, focused on product development, hit unforeseen and costly pitfalls when the time comes to incorporate a deployment method; development teams encounter new obstacles, unique and divergent from the original project itself. Overcoming these obstacles diverts time and money for training and investigation.
- The FOCUS Factor—your dev team has more important things to think about
When you outsource, you are freed to focus your in-house efforts on the job at hand, the job for which your development team was brought together in the first place. By choosing the right company to develop your install routine, you avoid mistakes, you save money.
- The FUTURE Factor—your needs and platform standards change, deployment
solutions have to evolve
Platform requirements change. You'll probably also seek new functionality from your future installers. Perhaps you'll want to bundle your software with other products or discover you need to release an update patch. If you've outsourced your deployment needs, your installer will be continually maintained, ready for any upgrades or changes you might require—no matter what the time.