An Enormous Variety of Applications
The main incentive for building a business with the .NET platform is the number of applications that can be created with it. For example, a business owner can create a website, accounting application, and hand-held apps on the same platform, which saves time and money. It is much easier to deploy an extensive range of applications, and business owners can run debugging with Runtime diagnostics, simplifying IT development even further.
Safety is a Priority for .NET Frameworks
Because it was only released in 2002, when many businesses already had a great deal of knowledge of common IT safety risks, security has been ingrained into the .NET platform. Conventional platforms, however, were designed long before the world became familiar with issues such as hacking and data breaches, hence it has been more difficult to improve the security of these older frameworks.
Customised to Modern-day Computing
Microsoft invented the .NET platform to help businesses overcome many common issues associated with application development with existing platforms, which included, but were not excluded to: high software costs, difficulty changing applications, and slow application development.
To an extent, it’s like comparing a 19th Century house catered towards 19th Century living, versus a modern house built for today’s living. It’s much easier to create something that’s specifically designed for today’s needs than to modernise a product that was designed for another era.
There will always be an opportunity for business to save a considerable amount of money when they can reduce their maintenance costs. One of the highlights of the .NET platform is the fact that you can edit settings without having to change code, which saves you the obvious hassle and cost of rewriting the code manually. An experienced .NET development company will be able to create a bespoke system to suit your specific needs, within your budget.
Training is always advisable before beginning .NET, and while it may seem costly at first, the return on investment in terms of reduced maintenance and more flexibility could be substantial. You can learn many of the skills required for .NET by using Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET, which is particularly useful because it allows you to train all of your staff with just one application. In future, these skills will become intangible assets for your business, because the initial costs of the investment will come to an end, but the economic returns continue indefinitely.
Businesses of all sizes demand a more flexible infrastructure that can support them in times of rapid growth. With a .NET platform, you can develop your applications in accordance to the scale of your business, updating them, and expanding them in line with its growth. Likewise, if you need to downsize, you’ll also be able to adjust your applications to a more manageable scale.
The .NET framework can be used for multiple devices, such as laptops and mobiles, and there is no need to adjust large volumes of code for different applications. By using the same tool for different platforms, business owners can become more consistent in the way in which they develop their applications.
A user-friendly Platform
All .NET Framework computers have the Global Assembly Cache, and website owners can provide much more functionality with a greater range of website themes. Ultimately, businesses in all industries need usable software that can make their everyday lives easier and afford them more time to focus on other business ventures such as client acquisitions and advertising.
Karen Harding is the marketing manager at Objective IT, one of the South East’s leading web and software development companies. If you wish to learn more about how Objective IT could help your business, call today.