Making A Mobile Application The Right Way: Part 1

Mobile Applications are going to be the next big wave in software. They improve consumer connectability, and enhance their ability to interact with a business. Getting in on the ground floor is a goal to set your eye on. Although, just charging in to stake out your mobile territory, could prove to be harmful if […]

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Making A Mobile Site The Right Way

The growth in the number of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile similar devices is easy to see in our bustling world. This trend, along with the decreasing costs of such devices, means that consumers have access to the internet almost 24/7. This all points towards the eventuality that an increasing number of consumers are using/going […]

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Getting More Out Of Your Website

These days just about everyone is aware of how important a website can be for a business. Unfortunately when developing a site the tendency remains to pay more attention to how it looks than what it does and how useful it is. An effective website is much more than an online brochure, it’s a tool […]

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Five Major Benefits of Online Document Management Systems

Moving towards a paperless office can potentially improve efficiency, lower costs, and it is environmentally friendly. There are a few different methods to achieve a paperless office. One of these methods is to adopt software designed to create a paperless office. However, it should be noted that paperless software should be more than just a digital […]

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Cost Benefits of Targeted Approach and Flexible Approach

Wadding through the right approach to developing custom software for your business can be tricky. Since custom software is built to your specifications deciding how to approach development can result in being overwhelmed with choice. In order to avoid this there are two general approached to how we develop custom software; each with the own […]

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What Skype and Custom Software Have in Common

Skype As An Example of What Makes a Custom Software Useful With Microsoft’s recent purchase of Skype, it provides us with a great example on how good software development can lead to great results; especially considering that Skype convinced the tech giant to fork over $8.5bn (US), the most they ever have had to for another […]

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The Importance of Custom Software for A Specialized Business

For many specialized/niche businesses generic software can become a hindrance to how they conduct business. This could be due to the fact that generic software does not provide a niche business with the range of functions that they might require. Therefore, a specialized business must adopt a less efficient program in order to function. Simply put, […]

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Small Business Analytics : Insights Without the Ph.D.

Early this morning, the Vancouver Board of Trade and UBC Sauder School of Business hosted a talk by Neil McGuigan titled Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Business Analytics. The premise of the talk was getting answsers to questions such as: What factors influence your customers buying behavior? How can you predict behavior based on past […]

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Online Video: A Hidden Battleground

It may not be apparent to those who aren’t working behind the scenes, but there’s a battle going on in the world of online video right now.  It’s in many ways reminiscent of the fight between Blu-Ray and HD DVD a couple years ago, with the main difference being that, in this case, users aren’t […]

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Canada vs. the World: Are We Competitive Enough?

The World Economic Forum recently published The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, which ranks 139 countries based on how competitive they are. Along with the overall ranking, the report includes detailed analysis in three areas: the basic environment and infrastructure, efficiency enhancers, and innovation and sophistication factors. So, how did we do? Here’s a breakdown of […]

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