custom application development

Budgeting for a Successful Software Project

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 - Written by: Tom Metz

Thinking about pitching a new software development project? You’ve got an idea and the team to make it happen, and success is (in your mind) guaranteed. But wait—think again. A study done several years ago by AIG Consulting found that for 68% of companies, project success was not likely: “Projects might succeed – but not by design. Based on the competencies present, these companies are statistically unlikely to have a successful project.”

How Has Web Development Changed in Recent Years?

Posted on: April 2nd, 2015 - Written by: Tyler Gordon

Before we talk about how web development has changed in recent years, we probably should first define what web development actually is. Sometimes people might confuse web development with web design, but the two disciplines, though related, are not the same thing.

To Skunk or Not to Skunk?

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 - Written by: Tom Metz

Most American adults have heard the term skunk works at some point in their lives; perhaps you have even used the term in conversation or in business discussions. Today we would like to take a look at where skunk works came from, what it actually means, and how it relates to your business.

Should You Outsource Your Web Development Efforts?

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 - Written by: John Blomberg

No matter what industry your company is in, you likely have needed some sort of web development in the past—or you find your business in need of it now. In today’s technology marketplace, there are numerous opportunities available for outsourcing some or all of this development work.

What is Internet telephony?

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 - Written by: John Blomberg

According to Margaret Rouse, manager of TechTarget’s IT encyclopedia and learning center, Internet telephony can be defined as follows: “Internet telephony is the use of the Internet rather than the traditional telephone company infrastructure and rate structure to exchange spoken or other telephone information.”1

Online In-Store Blend for the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

CIO Magazine’s cover article for November 1st’s issue, “Click & Mortar,” inspired within me some thoughts about this trend’s relationship to custom application development. First of all, “Click & Mortar” is quite a lengthy piece that is focused on how online and offline retail is coming together for the purpose of “retaining customers and reclaiming [...]

Why the Confusion Around Custom Application Development?

Posted on: October 28th, 2012 - Written by: John Blomberg

What is it that confuses some about custom application development? Marketers of packaged or off-the-shelf software have done a good job at instilling the belief in software purchasers that custom application development is too expensive to consider. They have successfully impressed their message that custom apps generate lots of cost and trouble for nothing. That [...]