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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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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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Business Management

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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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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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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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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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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Secure Software Development: Third-Party Code Checks

By: Dave Devitt
March 5th, 2018

One of the most commonly cited benefits of custom software development is that it has better security than out-of-the-box solutions. Since pre-built software has many more users, finding and exploiting a vulnerability has the potential to be much more profitable for hackers than doing the same with a custom-built solution. However, you should not let the idea of “security through obscurity” lull you into complacency. Secure software development practices should be a top priority in any project. In particular, custom e-commerce websites—with their stored payment card data and other personal information—represent a highly valuable target for digital thieves.

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Business Management

Factors to Consider When Building Your Custom E-Commerce Website

By: Dave Devitt
February 23rd, 2018

Whether you have unique business needs or you want greater flexibility and control, you’ve already decided that a custom e-commerce website is the right choice for your business. Making this choice is only the first step, though; you still need to make sure that the site will be built according to your requirements and specifications. Your meeting with a e-commerce development company will go much more smoothly if you’ve already thought about the most important factors well in advance. Below, we’ll discuss the most important considerations for you to think over before writing a single line of code.

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e-Commerce

How Much Does a Custom E-Commerce Website Cost?

By: Dave Devitt
February 22nd, 2018

You already have the sense that a custom e-commerce site platform is likely the right choice for your situation — now let's talk price. Usually, it's true that "you get what you pay for" when it comes to e-commerce site development. The good news is that there are custom software development partners to fit every need and budget. However, it's not always clear which partners are the best fit for your situation.

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