BHW Group Blog

Business

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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February 11 2015
Paul Francis / Business
football play chalk

Business process consulting is a specialized field that focuses on helping companies analyze, streamline, and transform the way they do business. The goals are to cut costs, increase profits, and provide a better experience for both staff and customers. Depending on the nature of your business and the processes you currently employ, business process consulting might result in simple fine-tuning or a radical overhaul of how your company currently conducts business. Here is a look at some of the common recommendations.

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January 26 2015
Jason Gray / Business
Use the 90|8|7|3 rule to increase productivity

The 90|8|7|3 rule isn’t a magical mathematical or investment formula. It is, however, a formula that will help you perform your very best work, day after day and week after week, for years to come.

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December 9 2014
Paul Francis / Business
Grow business through mobile apps

Mobile applications have exploded in popularity as consumers grow more and more attached to their smart phones. To the customer, a smart phone acts as a sort of one-stop shop where he or she can do anything from booking a table at a restaurant to buying tickets to the hottest show in town. For the business owner, mobile apps provide nearly unprecedented opportunities to engage the customer and provide personalized service.

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December 1 2014
Brett Burnett / Business
Austin Parking App

Today it’s easy to assume there is a mobile app or website for anything you need. Businesses are compelled to represent their brand, products, and services in the mobile space in order to keep up with competition, maintain market share, and attract new customers. Increasingly there are stiff penalties for ignoring your mobile presence with your customers and prospects.

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October 20 2014
Paul Francis / Business
Austin Web Development Skyline

This article will focus on what it means to be an Austin web development company and how that affects the way we work, what it’s like to work with us, and our overall approach to web development. Just to mix things up, I will use various Austin businesses and attractions to introduce my points.

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October 9 2014
Paul Francis / Business
App Development icon

Moving into web and mobile app development is a strong business decision for many companies. Building apps lets you interact directly with your customers in exciting new ways, and can strengthen brand loyalty among consumers. It gives you a new channel for getting your message out, and even lets you learn more about your target market.

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