One Way or Another, Blockchain as a Service Will Impact Your Development Business

Blockchain has joined the long list of technologies that are available “as a Service.” In DevPro Journal’s series on blockchain, including Blockchain 101: An ISV’s Guide and 4 Steps to Becoming a Blockchain Developer, you can find links to companies that have established Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) offerings...

How Software Developers Can Capitalize on Rising AI Trends

Technology is getting smarter. Using increasingly sophisticated algorithms to analyze data and predict outcomes, artificial intelligence (AI) enables computers and devices to perform tasks that only humans could do before. With AI, they can virtually see, hear, speak, and make decisions. You may be wondering if there is a...

Healthcare Payment Trends Create Opportunities for ISVs

Consumers are driving changes in healthcare, and one area quickly evolving is how patients pay for services. DevPro Journal asked Jeff Spinabella, director of ISV business development for First American Payment Systems to provide insights into trends in healthcare payment as well as opportunities that exist in the healthcare market...

5 Practical Steps to Successful Partnerships with Offshore Software Development Teams

In this industry, talent can be hard to find. Forrester released the results of a study that found you may have to pay 20% above market salary rates this year when you’re looking for particular skills.  When your ISV company needs to expand its resources, partnering with an offshore...

3 Healthcare Trends ISVs Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s hard to have a conversation about healthcare software trends without talking about disruption. And it’s not just pundits analyzing how to address current challenges or the directions technology will take healthcare in the future. There are discussions in the doctor’s office waiting room where patients are learning to...

Five Characteristics of a Successful ISV

They maintain a consistent channel/sales strategy There is no surefire formula for success when it comes to a POS sales strategy. Choosing between a direct-to-merchant sales model and a channel sales model has more to do with the specific installation requirements and vertical focus of the Point of Sale offering...

ISVs: Keep an Eye on These Healthcare Trends at HIMSS

The healthcare industry has always offered IT solution providers great opportunities. However, with the recent emphasis on improved patient outcomes and various new regulations to increase safety, there’s never been a better time to be in the market. The healthcare industry has many needs and solution providers like you...

3 Things ISVs Need to Know about the New Tax Laws

One topic that’s been on the minds of many business owners over the last several months is the $1.5 trillion tax cut that went into effect at the end of 2017. As is the case with any tax cut, there are winners and losers. The good news for many...

Is it Time to Let Someone Else Manage your Cloud?

Earlier this month I came across an interesting article written for MSPs (managed services providers) and their potential role in helping ISVs manage their cloud. MSPs, as the name suggests, provide 24/7/365 services to their customers — often SMBs in professional sectors such as law, healthcare, and financial services...

SNP Technologies to Present its Proven Smart Healthcare Analytics Solution at the HIMMS 2018 Conference

Distinguished Microsoft Azure Gold Partner SNP Technologies (SNP) announced its participation at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS18) in Las Vegas. SNP is among the world-class speakers who will be presenting at the Microsoft Innovation Theatre on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 PM....

How Does your Software Align with the Hottest M&A Trends?

At RSPA Inspire 2018, a business thought leadership conference I recently attended, Jeff Riley, VP of mergers and acquisitions, for The Corum Group, gave a presentation on the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) tech landscape. What struck me most about his presentation was how many ISVs are naturally aligned with...
Content Marketing

Here’s Where ISVs are Failing in Their Marketing

Last month, DevPro Journal shared some results of a joint marketing survey conducted with value-added distributor BlueStar (via their ISV Connect program). Seventy-nine ISVs shared their experiences with marketing — what was working and what wasn’t. In digging further into the data, we learned (not surprisingly) that some ISVs...

4 Tips for ISVs Looking to Build a Channel

One of the most significant decisions an ISV/software developer faces is whether to sell direct or to develop an IT channel, comprising VARs, MSPs (managed services providers), MSSPs (managed security services providers), SIs (systems integrators), solution providers and value-added distributors. Selling direct may give an ISV more control over...

Two Security Threats ISVs Can’t Ignore: Spectre and Meltdown

We all knew it wouldn’t be long before the next major computer security vulnerability scare would emerge, but I must admit this latest is a doozy – both in its timing and scope. Known collectively as Spectre and Meltdown, the bugs exploit flaws in microprocessors (especially Intel). Even Mac...

ISV Healthcare Trends: 2017 Recap/2018 Predictions

What was 2017 the year of in healthcare? Bill Lodes, EVP, Business Development and Strategy, First American Payment Systems: “It was the year of rapidly changing technology. The rising need for better data security as well as the rising number of patients needing services has forced healthcare providers to look...

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