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Top 5 Tech Trends for Small Business for 2014

The year’s now turned half, but news keeps coming. Small businesses are busier than ever, they’re hiring, adjusting to minimum wage increases, laws changing, and finding opportunities to grow in other markets and economies. Here are 5 tech trends and knowledge coming to impact small businesses for the rest of the year (and probably on) and how  our businesses can benefit from them. From the curated library of one of our...

From Our Development Vault, Part 1

As a follow up post to the Tools We Use, when we focused on sharing tools we use to manage information as a team, we thought it’d be a good match to share some tools we use for software development. Just like in previous posts, we want to include non-developers in our conversations with technologists; sharing the several tools we use to build software, handle hosting, and edit code, which gets technical, but answers are just one message...

Big Data for Small Businesses

Big data has been defined as “data sets that are too large and complex to manipulate or interrogate with conventional business analytics software”. Up until recently, conversations about it had been linked to big brands, but today, big data is more accessible and manageable because it’s relative to a company’s size and goals. The Age of Big Data has been addressed for a few years now. Steve Lohr from the New York Times...

Technologists of Today: Martin Fowler

This series is inspired by fellow technologists, who have in turn inspired the CSW team. Our first post centers around Martin Fowler from Thought Works. Why we picked Martin. Aristides, one of our Sr. Developers, is also an advocate of agile methodologies and open source. About Martin. Martin is a champion of Continuous Integration, a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently to detect integration...

Hosted vs Dedicated Ecommerce Platforms

E-commerce is taking a bigger portion of overall retail sales in the United States and it’s not surprising by now to see more small businesses moving some, or all, operations online. An E-commerce is a type of website platform that is used to serve an electronic commerce website. E-commerce hosting differs from standard web hosting in that a number of features and functionalities are required to manage and run a commercial website. This...

Successful Software Development Projects Will Look Like This

The post on why software development projects fail left us wanting to write one or two on successful projects, and what that success looks like. Today we’ll start with the three elements we believe make a software development project successful, from a project manager’s perspective; next week we’ll wrap it up with elements for success, from a developer’s perspective. These elements we mention form a triangle;...
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Top 5 Tech Trends for Small Business for 2014

August 26th, 2014

The year’s now turned half, but news keeps coming. Small... ...

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From Our Development Vault, Part 1

August 19th, 2014

As a follow up post to the Tools We Use, when we focused on sharing... ...

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Big Data for Small Businesses

August 14th, 2014

Big data has been defined as “data sets that are too large and... ...

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