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June 27, 2023

Why software development companies should Outsource

In the rapidly evolving landscape of software development, the decision to outsource projects has become increasingly common. However, there are significant challenges that companies often face when working with Americ...

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How to build a strong work culture.
May 22, 2023

successful leaders have these 5 qualities

Defining Successful Leaders In this era of influencers, defining the qualities of successfu...

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The best way to cultivate a healthy work culture
April 25, 2023

How to Build a Positive Work Culture

Changes in the Workplace Companies have had to endure significant adjustments and shifts in how they operate and relate to their workforce over the past few years. Tighter labor markets put a lot of po...

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Rubico's team of Software Developers in India.
January 3, 2023

3 lessons learned working in India with a Software Development Company

Working in a different environment and country is different. There are rules and standards that you might not be used to. The ability to work for a software development company in...

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November 28, 2022

What is scope creep, and how to avoid it.

Ever tried making an omelet? It's the same as a project.  The desired result is to have a fluffy omelet in 10 minutes. That is what the project scope is. It’s a 2-egg omelet...

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How to decide between Scrum and Kanban
September 25, 2022

Project Management: Kanban Vs. Scrum

Kanban vs Scrum Project Management: Which One is the Better Approach? Kanban or Scrum? It doesn't matter if you are in software development or project management, people love to debate about ...

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September 22, 2022

Communicating with Prospects: The ultimate Guide

If you’ve spent time in sales, you know that there is an unlimited supply of content about best practices that focus on communicating with prospects. Within your own organization, you’ve probably spent countless hours and meetings going over stra...

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September 21, 2022

How Can I Take on More Projects Without Increasing Overhead?

As a marketing agency owner, you are likely asking yourself; “How can I take on more projects, without increasing overhead costs?” I talk to agencies that have enough work to keep someone busy for a few months, but not enough to justify hiring a ...

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September 17, 2022

Advanced Git Features

At Rubico, we use Git to manage our source code. This is one of the most important parts of our daily work. In general, we mostly use the basic Git commands in projects, like Git clone, Git pull, Git checkout, Git add and Git commit,...

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July 27, 2022

How Forming A Partnership Can Help Scale Your Business

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” A quick Google search to find the origins of the quote above, will yield results ranging from Warren Buffet to an ancient African proverb. Regardless of the origin, the tr...

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June 27, 2022

What is it like to Partner with an Offshore Software Development Team?

  As a software development or marketing company, you likely have too much work to do with limited timelines and resources. Partnering with a trusted offshore company is a great way to delegate your work so that you can focus on more importan...

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May 30, 2022

7 Habits of Highly Effective Software Development Teams

An effective team is not an accident or by chance, it is about the small habits of the team and how they connect and make progress together. Each person understands their role in the team and takes ownership of their responsibilities. They underst...

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April 14, 2022

WooCommerce vs Magento for eCommerce

WooCommerce and Magento are both great platforms to use for eCommerce. How do you decide which one to use to sell your products online? How do we know what is right for our project? In this blog, we are going to compar...

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February 28, 2022

How Do I Build Complex Software Projects Quickly?

In its essential practice, developing complex software applications quickly, is the ...

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December 3, 2021

How Much Does A Complex Web App Cost?

Businesses are continuously improving their online presence to stay ahead of their competitors. Because of this, one of the biggest questions for every business is the cost to develop a complex web app. The main incent...

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September 22, 2021

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost to Develop?

Are you interested in learning more about mobile app development for your organization? Or are you an entrepreneur who has an excellent idea, but you’re still figuring out how much it would cost to turn that idea int...

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August 17, 2021

Select the right approach for your WP website

Selecting the right approach for your next WP website: In today’s day and age, web presence is essential for every business, in order to provide recognizability and credibility. With the plethora of platforms available it...

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June 30, 2021

What is the Best Project Management System?

Introduction We recently finished a blog series focusing on the many different project management systems available. Each blog focused on one specific project management system. We laid out each of them in detail, walking through the pros a...

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June 1, 2021

Trello - Project Management System

A Simple & Straightforward Way To Manage Projects

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April 23, 2021

ZOHO Project Management Tool

Overview of Zoho Zoho is a very effective cloud-based project management tool. It helps you to plan your work, track it efficiently, and collaborate with your team from anywhere. It is suitable for both large-scale and small-scale projec...

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March 9, 2021

PMS Reviews: Basecamp

Basecamp is a Project Management Tool that has been gaining more traction as more employees are working from home. Having a good project management tool is more important than ever. Basecamp is an organized PMS tool that can improve collaboration bet...

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February 1, 2021

Working Effectively in Different Time Zones

There are a lot of benefits that come from working with a global team. The talent pool which is available to you and your company expands dramatically when you are willing to work with people from overseas. One of the most important challenges to con...

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September 24, 2020

PMS Review: Asana

If you’re reading this blog, you may be searching for a good project management system. Furthermore, you want one that helps you focus on project deliverables. One that can manage resources and meet deadlines. Asana does it all. Asana provides its ...

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July 8, 2020

Project Management Tool Review: JIRA

When you have a big and complex project to build, it’s very important to choose an appropriate system to track its progress. There are several tools (free and for a price) available in the market, and Jira is a powerful project management ...

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February 12, 2020

5 iOS App Development Tools

Sooner or later every organization wants a customized app to help grow their business. Any aspirant iOS developer will face many challenges during the development of an application. That is why I want to share the five iOS app development tools that ...

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January 22, 2020

Business Lessons from Growing up in Ecuador

Growing up in Ecuador was an incredible experience that I would not trade for anything. It is a beautiful country with an amazingly rich culture. In Ecuador, I learned how much I enjoyed business by haggling in the marketplace, but I also saw the eff...

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October 25, 2019

Outsourcing Models: 2 Software Development Options

Are you looking into outsourcing? Not to overwhelm you, but there are far more software development outsourcing models out there than you ever realized. Within Rubico, we try to keep this could-be-complex scenario as simple as possible. We offer supp...

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October 9, 2019

5 Essential App Development Tools for Android

We live in the Mobile App Era. There are a host of app development tools available for developers. Android and iOS are the two most prominent operating systems and both have their own tools for developing apps. So if you are planning to have a mobile...

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September 17, 2019

4 Ways to Leverage Technology for Your Business

In today’s world, most businesses interact with their customers online. Yet, do they really know how to leverage technology in the best way to benefit and grow their business? There are a number of mediums any business can use, and ea...

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June 19, 2019

Integrity in Business

The Situation We had just finished a project for a client. We were conducting a final routine check and would be bidding the client farewell and moving on. They were satisfied with our work. We were happy with how the project had gone with ...

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May 27, 2019

AWS vs RackSpace

What is the best hosting server for hosting a web application? Every hosting provider out there has its pros and cons. As a result, the decision is a tough one.   At Rubico, we have worked wi...

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May 1, 2019

How to Create an App Install Date in React Native

Ever wondered where the React Native app install date is located? I did, several weeks ago. I have worked on React Native for quite a while now and I love building apps with it. Even with all the benefits that React Native brings to the table, it som...

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February 25, 2019

eCommerce Options in WordPress

eCommerce Options Within WordPress Quick Intro on WordPress According to a web survey by W3Techs, WordPress (WP) powers 30 percent of all sites on the web. That is a 5 percent increase from 2015. WP is a great platform that is eas...

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December 26, 2018

Survey the eCommerce Landscape

Introduction to the topic eCommerce is important for retailers and businesses of all sizes. When surveying the eCommerce landscape, agencies need to be experts, one step ahead of the curve, to give their clients an edge. They should be brin...

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September 21, 2018

HubSpot Review from a Real User

We love HubSpot. What is it? It is the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system we use at Rubico. Like most Hubspot reviews, we'll share the pros and cons of this service, but first decide: does your business...

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May 17, 2018

The 5 Essentials for a Successful Project Kickoff Meeting

Are you wanting a successful, outsourced project? When working with a geographically-dispersed team, a successful project begins with a well-thought-out project startup meeting, or kickoff meeting. At Rubico we have ...

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March 27, 2018

The TypeScript Advantage over JavaScript

TypeScript and JavaScript are both web development languages, and we use both at Rubico. The TypeScript advantage makes it much easier to use across multiple browsers, in building large apps and using typings. Read on to learn more about this easy-to...

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January 9, 2018

How Progressive Web Apps will Change the Mobile App Industry

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) have become very popular in the past year. A number of brands are moving to PWAs and getting away from the Native apps. For good reason, too. PWAs have many benefits, five of which we’ll cover in this blog. [bctt twee...

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