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6 Common Pitfalls of Custom Development Projects (and How to Avoid Them)

By: Dave Devitt
June 5th, 2018

Custom software development can bring advantages such as flexibility and innovation to businesses of all sizes and industries. Nevertheless, there are a number of common pitfalls that can affect the success of a custom development project. In this article, we'll discuss the six most frequent problems encountered during custom development projects, and how you can proactively take steps to avoid them.

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Project Rescue 101: How to Get Your Development Project Back on Track

By: Dave Devitt
June 1st, 2018

While there are many benefits of using custom software, it can also be risky if you don't find the right development partner or if you fall victim to an unforeseen circumstance. According to a 2016 survey, 55 percent of companies reported that at least one of their IT projects had failed in the previous 12 months.

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5 Ways to Successfully Manage Business Growth eBook

5 Ways to Successfully Manage Business Growth eBook

Everyone who runs their own small or medium-sized business dreams of achieving real, sustainable growth.

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Security

The Top 9 Cybersecurity Threats in 2018 to Watch Out For

By: Dave Devitt
May 29th, 2018

Effective cybersecurity is crucial in the effort to protect your sensitive customer and enterprise data. Part of what makes cybersecurity so difficult is that the threat landscape is constantly changing, so you need to refresh your knowledge at regular intervals. In this article, we'll discuss nine of the most pressing security threats in 2018 and beyond.

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5 Key Steps to Planning a Custom Software Development Project

By: Dave Devitt
May 17th, 2018

Deciding that you want to pursue a custom software development project, instead of buying out-of-the-box software, is only half the battle. You also need to engage in careful planning to make sure that the final product will live up to your expectations.

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Business Management

Custom Software ROI: How to Get the Most out Your Investment

By: Dave Devitt
May 11th, 2018

No matter what kind of software product you decide is right for your needs, you want to make sure that you get the highest return on investment. In this article, we'll discuss what steps you should take before purchasing custom software in order to make it a successful and valuable project.

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7 Common Development Problems Marketing Agencies Face (& How to Fix Them)

By: Dave Devitt
May 10th, 2018

Businesses are always looking for the perfect marketing campaign for their next product launch or company facelift. This means that it's increasingly difficult for marketing agencies to stand out and win clients. One of the most in-demand skills that marketing firms can offer is web, software and mobile app development. Before you start offering development services to your clients, however, you need to make sure that you address the seven potential challenges below.

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Business Management

8 Qualities to Look for in a Web Development Company

By: Jennifer Devitt
April 26th, 2018

Finding a web development partner is easy, but finding the right web development partner for your company's needs and objectives is a lot more challenging. Unlike in fields such as engineering, certifications aren't widely recognized in web development, which makes it harder to evaluate potential partners. What's more, there are thousands of web development companies, from small businesses specializing in e-commerce sites to large agencies that run digital marketing campaigns. In order to locate the web development firm that will be the best fit for your company, evaluate your potential partners using the eight qualities below.

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Business Management

7 Ways Working With a Development Firm Gives Marketing Agencies a Competitive Edge

By: Jennifer Devitt
April 24th, 2018

More and more, companies are looking to partner with marketing agencies that can not only plan and run a campaign for them, but also create a website or app to accompany it. To meet this demand, marketing firms have several options: hire in-house developers, work with freelancers or partner with a development firm. Below, we'll discuss seven reasons why working with a development company is a smart choice for so many marketing agencies.

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Business Management

Development Firms vs. Freelancers: How Digital Marketing Agencies Can Choose

By: Dave Devitt
April 20th, 2018

More and more, clients are asking digital marketing agencies not only to craft their marketing campaigns, but also to develop the accompanying websites and applications. Even though many marketing firms don't traditionally offer these services, being able to go the extra mile is increasingly important to winning your clients' business.

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Process Improvement

Why Marketing Agencies Should Partner With a Web Development Firm

By: Dave Devitt
April 17th, 2018

Digital marketing is one of the hottest marketing trends right now, as companies seek more effective ways of capturing and retaining their audience's attention in a world of smartphones, search engines and social media. By fully leveraging digital technologies, you can help your clients create better marketing campaigns.

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