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Should You Build an App for Your Business?

With over 4 million mobile apps available today and 204 billion downloads in 2019, launching a mobile or web-based application for your business can feel daunting. How do you know that you’ll get the return on investment that you put into developing your app and furthermore, how do you convince other decision makers and shareholders that this is in the…
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mobile app maintenance and support

Maintenance and Support Options for Your Application

Many companies hire software development shops to build their apps, websites, or custom software either because their current staff lacks the bandwidth or know-how or because they don’t employ any developers at all and contracting the work out is cheaper. Cost savings make hiring a software development shop an attractive option; however, the drawbacks are usually associated with ongoing support…
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Mobile app design

Top Design Trends for 2020, According to Our UX Designer Emma Porter

The world of web and mobile app design is constantly evolving and being pushed to new horizons. For a UX designer, this means there is always an opportunity to learn and grow, something many would agree is one of the best parts of the position. Learning new tricks, studying new trends, and discovering new tools is important for every designer…
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ADA Compliance for Websites

ADA Compliance for Websites

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires certain businesses to make accommodations for people with disabilities. These requirements are now applied to websites due to their interpretation as “places of public accommodation.” In order for your business to avoid a fine, it is important that you understand what updates need to be made and how to take action. This article…
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RFP

Using RFPs to Better Vet Vendors

Intro A request for proposal (RFP) is a critical step toward getting funding for a project. Typically, those in charge of fundraising have to gather a certain number of responses from potential vendors to bring back to investors, effectively proving the cost of the project. The problem is, if RFPs aren’t smartly written and researched, they could create gaps in…
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Tech Debt: What You Need To Know

As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you may be looking for cost-effective shortcuts for mobile app and/or web app development. Most commonly, these shortcuts come in the form of open-source code or code snippets/libraries that can be easily utilized, sparing the cost of creating the entire code base from scratch. A large percentage of apps are built this way,…
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custom software development

Should a Non-Tech-Savvy Entrepreneur Bring On a Tech Co-Founder?

The Worry It’s hard to imagine any new business idea in today’s world that doesn’t involve technology in at least some way, big or small; however, often the people dreaming up these great ideas don’t have a tech background. When it comes to fleshing out the idea and getting their business off the ground, entrepreneurs can understandably feel a little…
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Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Over the past five years, cyber attacks on small & medium sized businesses (SMBs) have increased at a startling rate. As larger corporations have looked to protect themselves by investing more in cybersecurity, smaller businesses lacking the resources to follow suit have become ever more vulnerable as the low hanging fruit for cybercriminals. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 State…
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