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December 8 2016
Paul Francis / Business
Austin Mobile App Development Summer Camp - 2016

We recently completed our first Mobile App Development Summer Camp and it was a great success! We hosted about 20 Austin-area (and even a couple from Houston) students at our 2-day interactive camp. During the camp, 7th-9th graders were able to learn directly from professional mobile app developers and designers. We discussed the processes and tools we use when creating apps and each group left with a completed click-through model of their own app!

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August 23 2016
Paul Francis / Business
A SQL query used as an analogy of finding the best app developer for you!

Many, if not most, companies solicit outside help when building a web or mobile application. The problem is that there are numerous app development companies and app developers who could be hired for the job. How do you go about choosing the best fit for your particular project? In this article, I am going to share with you the things I would consider when selecting the development company for my next project.

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May 25 2016
Paul Francis / Business
2016 Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work List

The BHW Group is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a 2016 Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work finalist. This nomination reflects our steadfast commitment to providing the best possible work environment and community. Employee happiness has been a core tenant at BHW since its founding 11 years ago. We built and continue to grow our company with this employee-first approach.

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September 27 2015
Paul Francis / Business
Google Analytics Organic Sessions per month

Developing a website that follows the best practices for SEO (search engine optimization) can be challenging. Here are 10 common website mistakes that could be hurting your Google rankings.

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August 31 2015
Paul Francis / Business
list of failed mobile apps

Mobile apps have become a priority in today’s always-connected world, and they provide a golden opportunity for small businesses to compete on a level playing field with the big boys. Yet customers have literally thousands of apps from which to choose, and it is easy for yours to get lost in the crowd. In addition, some apps are inherently broken, whether due to design flaws or unfocused ideas. To give your mobile app the best chances for success, make sure you avoid the top 5 reasons why they fail.

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July 13 2015
Paul Francis / Business
BI graph and chart examples

Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad field that involves collecting, processing, and analyzing large amounts of data to make more informed, and ultimately, more profitable decisions. Business Intelligence reporting is the most crucial and most apparent part of BI. It is the process of viewing this vast amount of data in a way that can be easily understood and often enables viewers to ask various questions of the dataset without needing to be a developer or database administrator.

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June 10 2015
Paul Francis / Business
Cost comparison of internal development vs. outsourcing

Given the vital role software plays in the success of modern companies, hiring the right software developers is critical. However, many companies have a hard time finding, attracting, training, and retaining skilled developers. Furthermore, the number of developers a company needs at any given time can vary greatly. For that reason, it makes sense for many companies to consider outsourcing their software development. This article will explore 7 reasons why you should consider hiring software development consultants.

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March 8 2015
Paul Francis / Business
mobile phone usage

Smart phones are here to stay, having quickly grown from a status symbol to a vital part of modern daily life. In 2014, Nielsen—the same company that has tracked TV viewing for decades—took an in-depth look at consumer usage of mobile apps. They found that while the number of apps used by American adults remained flat, at just under 27, the number of hours spent on those apps jumped by 65 percent in just two years. The average American adult now spends more than 30 hours per month using mobile apps.

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