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Making Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development TeamsMaking Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development Teams

Making Sense of Agency Geography: Explaining Offshore, Onshore, and Distributed Web Development Teams

PeteOctober 10, 2019

Since I began my career in the software development business back in 1998, the world has gotten smaller and smaller. Today, the idea of a distributed team, or one in which members are geographically diverse, is acceptable not only in the agency world but at many client organizations as well. The fact is, we're all highly...

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Ongoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf SoftwareOngoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf Software

Ongoing Maintenance Costs: Comparing Custom vs. Off-the-shelf Software

PeteSeptember 25, 2019

We met last week with a new client who is currently running off-the-shelf software and facing a dilemma. The next batch of required upgrades was adding up to an expense that they don't want to bear. Without going into too much detail, they are faced with a dependency-laden upgrade that requires updating the server,...

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When to Consider Custom Software DevelopmentWhen to Consider Custom Software Development

When to Consider Custom Software Development

PeteSeptember 11, 2019

For a trained digital professional, custom software development projects typically are easy to spot. During an introductory call with a potential client, we usually have a pretty good idea in our mind of whether the project at hand would be best served with off-the-shelf software or by being custom built. Sometimes, clients...

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Overcoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development ProjectOvercoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development Project

Overcoming Internal Chaos: How to Prepare Your Team for a Web Design or Development Project

PeteAugust 28, 2019

Originally Published July, 2018. Updated August, 2019. Over the years, one of the most prevalent issues we’ve seen during many digital production projects is chaos within clients’ internal organizations. From an agency standpoint, this is frustrating. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving their...

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What Matters and What Doesn’t When Planning Custom Software ProjectsWhat Matters and What Doesn’t When Planning Custom Software Projects

What Matters and What Doesn’t When Planning Custom Software Projects

PeteJuly 16, 2019

The success of custom software development projects comes down to one thing: how well they were planned. This isn’t a bold claim; It’s merely a reality. We all know that a business can fail or thrive based on many factors. But, software is a different beast. The longevity, overall effectiveness, and long-term...

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Five Factors That Can Delay Your Project's DeploymentFive Factors That Can Delay Your Project's Deployment

Five Factors That Can Delay Your Project's Deployment

PeteJuly 8, 2019

One of the most frustrating occurrences for both an agency and it's clients are delays to final deployments. Picture it: you've worked for weeks or months on a project, gone through a design, development, and testing cycle. You are a day or two from deployment. And suddenly, everything comes screeching to a halt....

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