Insights & Updates: The NPG Blog

Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?

Are You Prepared for Your Software’s Inevitable Demise?

PeteSeptember 18, 2018

Wow...! Can the title of a post be any more depressing?  We were first-hand witnesses last week to what happens when business owners neglect their custom-built software, and it wasn’t pretty. First, some background... A client resurfaced recently after 2 years of silence. Their site was deployed on a custom...

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Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?

Why Are Websites Undervalued by Management?

PeteSeptember 11, 2018

Be forewarned that this is a long post, but necessary… I spend a lot of time thinking about the issues related to the business of web design and development. Not just from the perspective of agencies, designers and developers but how the medium as a whole compares to other assets that corporations build, maintain...

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Is Your Web Design Time Frame Realistic?Is Your Web Design Time Frame Realistic?

Is Your Web Design Time Frame Realistic?

PeteSeptember 4, 2018

Whenever I speak with a potential new client, one of the first questions I ask is what their desired time frame is for the project at hand. Typically, the answers I receive vary. Some companies are in a rush to meet a hard deadline, such as a tradeshow, product announcement, or similar. Others have no particular time frame...

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Do You Have a Downtime Response and Escalation Plan?Do You Have a Downtime Response and Escalation Plan?

Do You Have a Downtime Response and Escalation Plan?

PeteAugust 7, 2018

Let’s imagine a nightmare scenario. It’s 3 am, and you’re sound asleep. Then, you get the call – your website is down. What next? Unfortunately, you are now experiencing something almost every website owner or manager has gone through: catastrophic downtime at what seems like the worst time possible....

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7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign

7 Things to Remember When Planning a Website Redesign

PeteJuly 31, 2018

Having worked since 2001 on planning, designing and building out digital redesign projects, I can typically see whether a project will ultimately be successful or run into turbulence based on the planning and preparedness of the client or project team (and, in some cases, the agency doing the work as well). Website redesign...

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Does CMS Architecture Really Matter for Your Company?Does CMS Architecture Really Matter for Your Company?

Does CMS Architecture Really Matter for Your Company?

PeteJuly 23, 2018

As we all know, the architecture of software matters. After all, architecture is the foundation of software. How a system is built under the hood will determine how you’ll utilize the application, how it will scale to meet growing end-user demands, and how it will grow from a functionality perspective as your...

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