Software is an essential part of running a business today. Creating custom software sets your company apart from the rest and makes you more profitable, effective, and efficient. When you create custom software, you’re investing a lot in your project. Not only are you spending time and money, but you’re also trusting a company with access to your valuable resources, which can leave you vulnerable.
You may have heard horror stories of how software development can go badly, or you may have had a bad experience with software development in the past. Maybe you’re concerned that if you hire a developer to create your software that they won’t follow through and that you’ll never see your project launched. You might also be worried that the person that you trust with your information could hold your software hostage, demanding that you pay more money to have the software released to you. What if the company disappears or the developer that’s been working on your project vanishes? Feeling like you don’t have control over the project is another valid concern.
We don’t want you to feel like you don’t have control over your software or web design project.
How to Protect your Software
So, what should you do to make sure that you’re protecting your software from the very beginning?
- Cover the Basics: Have a plan in place for the development process.
- Own your hosting accounts: this includes the accounts where your application or website in development is hosted, along with the databases.
- Own your code and other services that are essential to your software or website development. This could include analytics, payment processing services, or email marketing campaigns.
- Be involved in the development.
Idestini believes that you should have complete control over your software. That includes who has access to your valuable assets. If you’re worried you don’t have the right process in place to protect your software or you are unsure of what to do, we can help!
Your software may be complicated, and capturing all of this information may sound like an impossible task– but it doesn’t have to be hard. We can help assess your systems and ensure your software is adequately secured.
We want you to be able to relax, knowing that your business can run smoothly because your software is secure, with you holding all of the keys.
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Protect your business when working with any software vendor
Your software and website are critical business assets. If your business is about to embark on a new software project or you want to separate from your current vendor or developer, review this guide for steps you should take to control your these valuable technology assets.