IT Outsourcing

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What shall we discuss today? IT Outsourcing and Offshoring seems to be a popular topic, and lucky for us, Hashe specializes in exactly that. 

IT Outsourcing is a phrase used to describe the process of obtaining an IT resource, or hiring a resource, outside of an organizational structure for IT (Information Technology) purposes (Beal, 2019)This is used to make functions easier for small, medium, and large sized organizations. Everything from setting up a website to begin with, to writing code for an online payment portal, to continuous monitoring after a project submission is part of the package when you sign up with Hashe. “Outsourcing is going ‘out’ to find the ‘source'”, is a good and simple explanation for outsourcing IT jobs (Kubiczek, 2018). When you leave the confines of your own organisation and contract someone else to work, that is called outsourcing. 

Thus, Hashe’s role in the IT world as a software outsourcing company is well-chosen and well-positioned. We aid companies and people in sketching, designing, creating a prototype, developing, and testing software. We creating custom designs for all of our clients, and with input taken directly from you, our goal is 100% Client Satisfaction, which we achieve every time. We provide and allow businesses to set up a virtual team of developers, which makes it easier for organizations to handle their business and let us do what we do best, provide a steller service at an amazingly competitive price!

IT Outsourcing

Depending upon the location, there are three types of outsourcing:

  • Onshore or Local Outsourcing – A business would hire a software company inside its own country.
  • Nearshore Outsourcing – A business would hire a software company established in a neighboring country.
  • Offshore Outsourcing – The most popular type of outsourcing, where a business would hire a software company in a foreign country. For e.g., if your business is based in the USA and you outsource to Pakistan, you are doing offshore outsourcing (ibid). 

IT Outsourcing

Depending on the project, there are three types of Time-Frame Models Hashe offers:

  • Hourly Model: This model is the right fit for small and long-term projects, where you will be charged based on the number of hours worked.
  • Part-time Retainer Model: In this part-time model, clients pays to secure the services of Hashe Computer Solutions. Hashe’s services on ‘retainer’, which means Hashe is being paid to stay under contract. If we haven’t spoken in a week or a month, that is no issue because that is the model you chose. 
  • Full-time Dedicated Model: This is the most popular model in the offshore outsourcing business. Companies hire a dedicated team for a project and Hashe charges accordingly (ibid).

IT Outsourcing Outsourcing has benefits for both parties. Companies or businesses that are thinking about Outsourcing, should consider these next points (Gartner, 2019). Outsourcing can:

  1. Enable enterprises to reduce costs
  2. Accelerate time to market
  3. Take advantage of external expertise
  4. Take advantage of assets 
  5. Take advantage of intellectual property
  6. Utilize utility services
  7. Use software as a service and cloud-enabled enterprise 
  8. Help clients to develop the right sourcing strategies and vision
  9. Select the right IT service providers
  10. Structure the best possible contracts

IT Outsourcing

The Benefits of Offshore Outsourcing far outweigh those that you receive from creating your own software team, hiring designers, interviewing potential candidates, and dealing with a whole additional department in your enterprise. By offshore outsourcing, your company and business reduces and control operating costs, and “you eliminate the costs associated with hiring an employee, such as management oversight, training, health insurance, employment taxes, retirement plans, etc” (Corpcomputerservices.com, 2019).

When you outsource, it improves company focus. Your business can not do everything, and that’s okay, because Hashe is here. Outsourcing lets you focus on your core skills and capabilities, and that is how every business has its expertise. Your return on investment is greater because it is more profitable to specialize in a few things, than be adequate in a lot of things. Your business also reduces its risk by hiring outside professionals, both financially and in reputation. Outsourced IT companies like Hashehave proper industry training and certifications required of their staff, and thus keep up on best industry practices and technological advancements to ensure that our clients receive the best service there is. Leave the hard stuff to the professionals. 

IT Outsourcing

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Citation:

Beal, V. (2019). What is IT Outsourcing? Webopedia Definition. [online] Webopedia.com. Available at: https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/IT_outsourcing.html [Accessed 14 Nov. 2019].

CorpComputerServices.com. (2019). IT Outsourcing: The Reasons, Risks and Rewards. [online] Available at: http://www.corpcomputerservices.com/articles/outsourcing-reasons [Accessed 14 Nov. 2019]. > (CorpComputerServices.com, 2019)

Gartner. (2019). It Outsourcing. [online] Available at: https://www.gartner.com/en/information-technology/glossary/it-outsourcing [Accessed 28 Oct. 2019]. > (Gartner, 2019)

Kubiczek, M. (2018). What is a software outsourcing company?. [online] Quora. Available at: https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-software-outsourcing-company [Accessed 14 Oct. 2019]. > (Kubiczek, 2018)

 

Website Security, Cookies, and CyberAttacks

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What has Hashe done this week? Well, Stay tuned, because #FunTings abound.

What shall we discuss today? Website security, Cookies, and Privacy     

“What is website security? Website security is any action or application taken to ensure website data is not exposed to cybercriminals or to prevent exploitation of websites in any way” (Tammany, 2018). 

There are 2 aspects to web security: the Infrastructure level and Application level. The infrastructure is the website itself, the ideas, the core of what you are trying to protect. The application level has two stipulations, that there are separate security mechanisms for web applications and mobile applications. The web applications have a security feature checklist of do’s and don’ts, requirements and double-check features, to ensure that a website has a strong level of security as a minimum. 

Website security protects your website from a number of malicious threats. A few are DDoS attacks, malware, blacklisting, exploitation of vulnerabilities in your system, and defacement of intellectual (and possibly physical) property. This is what each threat means: 

DDoS Attacks: These attacks can slow or crash your site entirely, making it inaccessible to visitors.

Malware: Short for “malicious software,” malware is a very common threat used to steal sensitive customer data, distribute spam, allow cybercriminals to access your site, and more.

Blacklisting: Your site may be removed from search engine results and flagged with a warning that turns visitors away if search engines find malware.

Vulnerability exploits: Cybercriminals can access a site and data stored on it by exploiting weak areas in a site, like an outdated plugin.

Defacement: This attack replaces your website’s content with a cybercriminal’s malicious content.” (ibid). 

Website Security, Cookies, and CyberAttacks

Four main reasons why every website needs security:

1. Think of security like a transaction between you and your landlord. They provide the housing, but You have you lock your own front-door; otherwise what is the point of finding, renting, decorating, setting up, and moving in at all?

2. Website security is cheaper than a cyberattack. I’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. It is not worth not having security as “[c]yberattacks can cost small businesses as much as $427 per minute of downtime” (Tammany, 2018). 

3. Reputations remain intact, and so does your customer list. If your site is protected, then everything you want to be on your site is there and vice versa. If your website is compromised in any way, “[s]tudies show that 65 percent of customers who have had their information stolen by a compromised website won’t return to that site” (ibid). 

4. Malware or malicious software, and the existence of a cyberattack can be difficult to even register. Malware can be subtly embedded into a website and concealed, so your website may be infected and you may not even realize it (ibid). 

Website Security, Cookies, and CyberAttacks

Cookies. What can I say about cookies?

Well, cookies can be helpful (in fact, most are designed to be), but they can also be malicious. They are delicious in real life, if you’re lucky, and complicated on the Internet, regardless. Simply, cookies accept that information that you give voluntarily. Most often cookies are used for storage, to save images from the website that’s issuing them, so it doesn’t take as long to load, and it doesn’t have to be retrieved all the way from the server. The time saved has a big enough margin that everyone does it and deploys cookies. 

Bad cookies though, they can really ruin your website, mess up your code, and leave again without your ever knowing they were there, and/or that you gave access to them. Bad cookies can store malicious software on your computer, on your server, and can then infect the rest of your online network. They can open back-doors and just sit there and gather information like a spy, while sending all that proprietary information back to where it came from in the first place. Then think further, all this could be happening and you could not even know it, or it could have already happened and you would never find out.                         

All this though, is Not meant to scare you, but inform you of the dangers out there, and to remind you to be secure. Not having website security is like building the house of your dreams and then going to sleep with the front door un-locked. Now, read this fact: There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds (Milkovich, 2018). Think about this: Every. 39. Seconds. Now imagine your website or application being hacked because of laziness or a simple mistake. Do not let that happen. Contact Hashe on our ‘Contact Us Page and ask for help. Asking for help never hurt anybody. 

Website Security, Cookies, and CyberAttacks

What does Hashe do in terms of website security? What measures do we have in place?

We have quite an extensive security check list that we have to follow while we’re coding, what to do, not to do, and what to look out for. Some examples are cross site scripting, insecure direct object reference, ClickJacking Techniques, and more. You can make your list too with a little help and some research. Hashe is always there to help, just head over to our Offshore page and ask. 

Now we know that there is a hacker attack every 39 seconds. Simply too short a time to conceive. What you may not know however, is that by 2020 there will be roughly 200 billion connected devices (Milkovich, 2018). By these numbers, the amount of opportunity cyber-criminals will have is basically unlimited. Hack after hack, and try after try, and time after time, the risk is just too high not to have website security. So, moral of the story people: Lock your Doors, whether your house is digital or corporeal. 

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Citation: 

Milkovich, D. (2018). 13 Alarming Cyber Security Facts and Stats | Cybint. [online] Cybint. Available at: https://www.cybintsolutions.com/cyber-security-facts-stats/

Tammany, J. (2018). What is website security? – The SiteLock Blog. [online] Sitelock.com. Available at: https://www.sitelock.com/blog/what-is-website-security/

7 Advantages of Offshore IT Staffing

Any business at its onset has the biggest concern lying with building the team or hiring the workers in the earliest and most efficient availability. Offshore IT services are however felt as a dilemma for the International employers for many valid reasons. Many of these can be easily resolved if proper measures are taken. The advantages that follow these services are way bigger than the risks it involves.

Before getting into perplexed decisions have a look into these pertinent reasons of why one should go for offshore IT staffing.

  1. In face of pressing workload, lack of resources can really without a flinch bounce your brand back. The easiest solution is to buy services from an offshore firm that is already well-built and guaranteed to deliver the work in time. This really keeps your in-house resources easy with work and open to learn from diverse source points through collaboration.
  2. You can have your work done which might be costly in wages for the resources in your own country but economic if taken from other countries. The wages may run down to a minimal count in that case.
  3. Look for a stable and well reputed offshore solutions provider that can take your unplanned and unmanageable task through their systematized hierarchy giving a face and shape to it while boosting your name and services upon your clients or consumers through their performance.
  4. The offshore service providers do have the capacity to stay heads up in the hours that you and your crew are not available for according to your time zone. This is how you can really streamline your work pace with the changing shifts of in-house and offshore teams.
  5. When the burden will be distributed more learning will be done by the team when getting details and work scenarios from different people that are from a different environment and planning traditions. There lie more chances to improve in all the nexuses of IT services.
  6. At the fractions of cost, you get a whole big value added to your existing team that have different experience and exposure. Therefore, the practice of working in the same plane can transfer big knowledge in easy and accessible chunks hence you are getting your crew trained and getting your work done both at the same time.
  7. Gaining the experience with working in a partnership along a company with good stand in the Industry can really display your Market image as a wholly new and improved face. Celebrating success with them can make you share the fruit in an unseen manner.

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Software Development

Hashe’s team possess extensive experience of designing, developing and deploying n-tier based applications which meet client’s requirements and promise quick return on investment. Our services are flexible and serve any small to medium sized business.

Web Design & Creative Services

Hashe’s creative team experiences in delivering visually stunning design experiences. Our aim is to boast your marketing efforts through absolutely stunning design. A good product design always plays a vital role in consumer’s buying psychology.

Mobile Application Development

It is crystal clear that the demand of mobile apps has escalated in all businesses. To cope with that, we become your accelerator to design and develop brilliant mobile applications. Hashe is a top-notch mobile app development company offering mobile application development services for iPhone, iPad and Android.

IT Staff Outsourcing

Hashe acts as client’s IT wing. We engage our analysts with the client to identify the need of IT systems in their business processes. During this process of need-identification, we can also assist client in optimizing business processes, however, if required, this can be performed as a separate activity as well. After the identification of IT systems required to run the business processes smoothly, we conduct research to find most optimized systems.

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Hashe’s understanding of search engine marketing, including pay per click, sponsored search, local advertisement, site submissions and listings coupled with our deep command of natural and organic search engine optimization allow us to help our customers achieve faster results on the internet. Several of our clients are optimized on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other search engines.

Open Source Customization

Open source applications are a better way to implement solutions within short span of time, however open source solutions might not be well suited to each and every business needs. Our team at Hashe can help in open source customization of different products to suit your needs by creating/designing templates, adding custom modules or changing the core functionality in the product.

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