Should You Build a Progressive Web App?

If you have looked into creating a mobile application, chances are you have wrestled with the question of how to build it.  Should you build for Android, iOS or both? You may have considered building a hybrid app that can work on both platforms. A final option, and more recent addition to the mix, is to build…

If You’re Not Mobile, You’re Not Anything

Unless you’re living in a cave, you already know that mobile phone usage is omnipresent. People use their mobile devices for everything! To listen to music, take pictures, find their way, stay in touch and access the internet. It’s the last item on the list businesses should be concerned with; how …

4 Reason Working With a Remote Developer May Be Better Than Working With a Local One

Businesses may have more success working with a remote developer like Sofmen than a local one.  Here’s why:

Reason 1 – Talent:

The talent pool in most local areas

Custom Build or Off the Shelf Software?

Software – Build or Buy? Or a Combination of Both?

Businesses of all sizes have the dilemma of whether to build software and customize it to their exact needs, or purchase one or more off-the-shelf solutions. The question is not one that can easily be answered. That is because there are a number of points to be considered. You must consider…

Modern Communication Strategies

Today’s consumers want answers fast. Gone are the days when a business transaction took weeks, even months to complete. Now, there is an expectation to accomplish in just seconds what used to take hours, days and even weeks.  (See History of Communication). Mobile devices have been a big driving factor in the changing communication landscape and as such people expect immediate gratification.   If you’re not providing it…

History of Communication

Look at all the technologies that at one time revolutionized communication but have since gone by the wayside:

  • Telegraph
  • Telephone (Landline)
  • Fax Machines
  • Pagers

It seems like the lifetime of a new technology is ending almost before it even begins.

Chatbots –

Unleash The Power Of Artificial Intelligence to Propel Your Business

Chatbots are revolutionizing the way people interact with businesses and can make a real difference in how they communicate with your business. Recently we published an article about how small businesses can take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI).  We listed Chatbots as one of those things small businesses can employ now to take advantage of Al of immediately.

16 Benefits to Automating Your Business Processes

Are You Still Using Paper or Manual Processes?

If you are using paper and pencil or otherwise still using manual process to run parts of your business, now is the time to consider business process automation (BPA). If you wait, you’re going to get left behind.

Why Build A Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

Here are Six Great Reasons

A minimum viable product (MVP) is an early version of a software or mobile application that is released with just enough features to satisfy early adopting end-users. If you are considering building a technology based product, starting with a prototype, then advancing to a MVP prior to

How Can Your Small Business Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing what computers and other machines can do, and every day that goes by has them doing more and more without the need for human input.  As the field of AI progresses, things that used to be thought of as science fiction, like robots that look and act like humans and self-driving cars are now a reality.  This ability of machines to learn and think for themselves is

UI/UX Design

Why Worry About UI and UX Design?

There is a lot more to developing software applications than coding and programming. The user interface (UI) and the overall user experience (UX) are two very important aspects of software applications and websites that sometimes go un-thought-of.  Creating an easy-to-use interface and giving …

How Will Blockchain Change the Way You Do Business?

Blockchain – It’s Not Just for Cryptocurrency

It is one of the most talked about innovations in technology and could feasibly change the way we transact business in all aspects of our lives.  Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize …

Concerned About the EU GDPR?  You Should Be!

The European Union (EU) took steps to ensure the privacy and data protection of its citizens by passing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now, it is up to…

Business Application

How to Select a Software Engineering Firm

It is crucial for you to do your homework before hiring someone to build your business application. You may think it is a good idea to hire your neighbor or your son’s friend, someone who is just a programmer.  However, that may not be such a great idea. 

How To Make Outsourcing Work To Your Advantage

There are a lot of benefits to outsourcing, including reduced costs, faster time to market, and the opportunity to fill in skill gaps. Those benefits are driving more and more companies to seriously consider outsourcing as a valuable part of their business strategy.

8 Common Challenges of Working With Development Firms & How to Avoid Them

Hiring a web development firm to support your technical growth can be a brilliant strategy. It can offer you the scaling and forward-thinking technology you need… when executed properly. If it goes wrong, however, it can be a major (and expensive) blunder.

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Developing an App

An app can be a great business tool—and it’s available to companies of all sizes. No longer is the world of iPhone promotion only available to those businesses in the upper echelons of industry, as prices have come down to a manageable level.

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